Thursday, March 12, 2015

Books in a strap

It is clear that until just a few generations ago, it was a universal standard in schools, from elementary to university, for everybody to carry their books around in straps, instead of in a bag.

Few people had too much money, and I'll bet books were not exactly cheap items since real mass production of binding was not standard yet... so why subject your books to bumps and the weather? Any old fabric back would be better than straps, and a leather bag would be tops.
Any ideas?

Dictation Oddity

I'm having some odd problems with phone/tablet dictation this week.
The oddest was right now:
I dictated:
"Maybe I'm at the wrong address?"
The iPad wrote:
"Maybe I'm a little hung over."


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Awesome" II, the sequel

Many of the best of these clips are not derring-dos.

(Heh, sneaky how some sneak a hot bod into the middle of the movie to get a preview which attracts attention, though it has nothing to do with the rest of the video.)

Monday, March 09, 2015

Mike J on the Six Plus

Mike Johnston of The Online Photographer (my favorite blog) has been rather snarky about phone cameras, with some justification. But they get better every year, and he just got in iPhone Six Plus, here is his impression, along with interesting thoughts about what a cell really is.

(Oh, it's one more minute of my fifteen, Mike says I helped him to decide between the normal iPhone 6 and the Plus, with the latter being the clear winner to my mind.)

Sunday, March 08, 2015

"People are awesome"

[Thanks to Henry]

Russ pointed to this. I don't know how many cuts and tricks were incorporated, but it def is entertaining.