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Animated GIF is Like a Phoenix

I bet you never thought that since adding actual movies to sites is somewhat complex1 so people are reverting to making animated GIFs of scenes so that all devices and browsers can display them.

Say what? Yes. It's true.

Footnotes

  1. What with non-widespread adoption of the media tag and all

Apple Every Day

The New $100 Bill

Meet the new $100 bill, the world's most popular bank note

$100 Front

$100 Back

Money keeps getting uglier, doesn't it? I like Canada's money. Maybe I'll move there. :P

Cars, iPhones, and Technology

The 2014 iBeetle Is Like an iPhone on Wheels - NYTimes.com

The fact that the 2014 Beetle is going to be one of the first cars to do much with our iPhones is simply appalling.

Cars are owned for four, six, eight, ten years. So when they're already two, four, or six years behind adopting current technologies, they start to feel really outdated really quickly.

It's pathetic how poorly the auto industry integrates with our smart phones. There's money to be made here - design a generic "interface" (a small computer) that powers many of the car's functions, and make a part of it "swappable" to future-proof it against future technology changes (no 30-pin dock connectors if you know what I mean). Then sell upgrades to people when they change phones and/or technology advances sufficiently.

I'd be happy to have my entire touch-screen, GPS, stereo, etc. powered by my iPhone with integrated calling, Siri, etc.

Apple Q2 2013 Results

Apple - Press Info - Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

The Company sold 37.4 million iPhones in the quarter, compared to 35.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 19.5 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 11.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold just under 4 million Macs, compared to 4 million in the year-ago quarter.

Time Capsule in a Paris Apartment

The Paris Time Capsule Apartment | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic

The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. Seven decades later she passed away at the age of 91. It was only when her heirs enlisted professionals to make an inventory of the Parisian apartment she left behind, that this time capsule was finally unlocked.

Well worth a few minutes of your time.

Sarah Hanson 10% for 10 Years Hoax

Does 'Sarah Hanson' exist? The story of this 19-year-old entrepreneur may be a hoax.

MAY BE a hoax?

Regardless, the idea is somewhat brilliant. Too bad it's soiled now. I think it would have been a great way for someone to get a jump start on life.

Anyone Want to buy a Pebble Watch?

I have one. It's black.

I expect that I'll have another in a month (or longer, more likely).

All serious offers will be entertained.

MLB Baseball Uniforms as Pixel Art

Flip Flop Fly Ball - MLB uniforms, 2013

BTW, why do so many teams have so many jerseys these days? What's wrong with having a single "home" and "away" jersey?

Less sales revenue, that's why!

Idiot or Troll

That's the question being asked of this Rob Enderle article: The impossible task of fixing Apple.

I'm voting for a combination of both: idiot savant troll.

You simply can't be that stupid that often.

Blodget Bloodied

This article "Verizon iPhone sales tumble 33%" and the subsequent tweets asymco: This is a false headline: Verizon ... and comments are funny and sad at the same time.

Apple to go Private?

Taking Apple private: Makes sense but nobody has the money. Also worth reading: Braeburn Capital.

I don't know about the legal or business reasons for or against a company buying itself back from publicly traded stock, but if Apple was able to do so, I think it would be a benefit to the company. But what I know about the stock market and business could probably fill a thimble and not much more, so…

Thoughts on the Creative Career

a show :: thoughts on the creative career

This applies to more than the creative career, though as Ze points out, it probably doesn't apply to being a surgeon. A golf instructor, though, would qualify.

As Nike used to say: just do it.

Ebonics is like French

Bet you didn't know that. Lex Friedman tells us how: Ain't No Thing: The Grammar of African American Vernacular English.

Ron Johnson Out at JC Penney

If you ask me, he never really got a fair shake. He's out.

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