Monday, December 31, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Plus will end for consumers in April 2019.

Plus will end for consumers in April 2019.
:-/
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/10/18134541/google-plus-privacy-api-data-leak-developers

Friday, preparing to rain

Winter pollen puff

Walking on water

Low in the sky (11 December)

December in San Francisco

Autumn sky seams

Ash, almost quilted

Autumn berry



This photoblog was devoted exclusively to iPhone 1 photos from January 2008 through September 2012, when the phone ceased operation.

I've got an iPhone 7 now, and am tempted to resume using this blog, especially with Google+ planning to cease operations in early 2019.  I'll be test posting here sporadically while making my Google+ replacement plans.  Do not be alarmed.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

I made my first visit to Korea this month, and really enjoyed it.

For this first trip, I spent my time focusing on historic buildings. They were enough for my three days there to keep me completely occupied!

#seoul #korea
https://photos.app.goo.gl/sVTC6MHH9oJobBJE6

Friday, November 23, 2018

I took a few photos in Taipei, Taiwan, during my birthday trip to Asia.

I am still processing what I saw there, which includes futuristic buildings, ancient-looking temples for various belief systems, locally made paper (banana paper! pith paper!), and an interesting combination of influences from other regional cultures, which lends the city a complex physical texture.

#taipei
https://photos.app.goo.gl/z4kTGRLFTavCX1QT6

If I have a theme this fall, it is likely reflections. Literal ones.

If I have a theme this fall, it is likely reflections. Literal ones.
#reflection #architecture
https://photos.app.goo.gl/nYoxhUujAcgx2Qqb6

In October, as was once traditional for me, I went to New York City.

I love New York City. This time, I loved the Metropolitan Museum during two days of wonderful visits!

#nyc #newyork
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rsXJJk8ymtfaKCxt6

Friday, October 26, 2018

October weather is so wonderful in San Francisco, and to take in the rolling, golden hillsides of Marin County.

October weather is so wonderful in San Francisco, and to take in the rolling, golden hillsides of Marin County.
#california
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2z7EWyjqopbUREcz7

I took a day trip to assist a friend with a project, and took in views along the coast on the way.

I took a day trip to assist a friend with a project, and took in views along the coast on the way.
#california #highway1
https://photos.app.goo.gl/SfkXH7EcdhxqBhxr5

Thursday, October 25, 2018

“But when VICE News placed ads on behalf of prominent political figures such as Vice President Mike Pence, and...

“But when VICE News placed ads on behalf of prominent political figures such as Vice President Mike Pence, and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, Facebook quickly approved them. We also tried submitting an ad on behalf of “Islamic State,” which was also approved by Facebook. “
facepalm
#facebook #propaganda
https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/wj9mny/facebooks-political-ad-tool-let-us-buy-ads-paid-for-by-mike-pence-and-isis

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

“ I have never considered compassion a finite resource. I would not want to live in a world where such was the case.”

“ I have never considered compassion a finite resource. I would not want to live in a world where such was the case.”

-Roxane Gay

#quote #roxanegay

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Defensive Omnivore Bingo is so efficient!

Defensive Omnivore Bingo is so efficient! And sadly, very, very true. (Via https://www.google.com/amp/vegansaurus.com/post/254784826/defensive-omnivore-bingo/amp and credited to Brian Vanderveen.)
#govegan #stuffomnivoressay #humor
https://seanbonner.tumblr.com/image/252364222

The early version of Lomochrome Purple is fun to experiment with!


The early version of Lomochrome Purple is fun to experiment with! I’m surprised I put some aside for future (now) fun.
#lomography #lomochromepurple


Monday, September 17, 2018

You already know what Paris looks like, but that won't stop me.

You already know what Paris looks like, but that won't stop me.
#paris
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bSrisZ4hCG2KuT8R6

Scenes from a sunny walk, including my first visit to the new Transbay Terminal (Salesforce Transit Center).

Scenes from a sunny walk, including my first visit to the new Transbay Terminal (Salesforce Transit Center).
#sanfrancisco
https://photos.app.goo.gl/95KMVt96wZ7gSc4X7

The fog came in high last night, but left a clear sky behind it at the beach...

The fog came in high last night, but left a clear sky behind it at the beach...
#oceanbeach #sanfrancisco #night
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CAk7cSy5Rpik9Zar8

Saturday, September 15, 2018

#humor #yes

#humor #yes
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/what-your-bookshelf-organization-says-about-you

California to launch its 'own damn satellite' to track greenhouse gases. And I hope we call it that!! 😆

California to launch its 'own damn satellite' to track greenhouse gases. And I hope we call it that!! 😆

“On the eve of the gathering, California governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would make the state’s electricity supply carbon-free by 2045. A separate executive order by Brown is more sweeping, committing to net zero emissions across the entire California economy, also by 2045.” Hooray, California!

#California #climate #pollution #science
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/14/john-kerry-climate-change-california-summit?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Washington Post: She made the discovery, but a man got the Nobel.

The Washington Post: She made the discovery, but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she’s won a $3 million prize.

“The discovery of pulsars ended up being “one of the biggest surprises in the history of astronomy, transforming neutron stars from science fiction to reality in a most dramatic way,” the Breakthrough Prize committee said in a statement Thursday. “Among many later consequences, it led to several powerful tests of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and to a new understanding of the origin of the heavy elements in the universe.”

#pulsars #JocelynBellBurnell
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/09/07/she-made-the-discovery-but-a-man-got-the-nobel-a-half-century-later-shes-won-a-3-million-prize/

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

“On the contrary, the NBPA believes that Mr.

“On the contrary, the NBPA believes that Mr. Kaepernick’s stance is in direct alignment with what law enforcement stands for—the protection of a people, their human rights, their dignity, their safety, and their rights as American citizens.”

#identity
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/05/colin-kaepernick-nike-ad-black-police/

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Washington Post: Cold rooms ‘notoriously sexist’? Cynthia Nixon seeks 76-degree setting for Cuomo debate.

The Washington Post: Cold rooms ‘notoriously sexist’? Cynthia Nixon seeks 76-degree setting for Cuomo debate.

I love the hilarious phrase, “thermostat patriarchy,” which is based on a real, factually male-centric standard:

“A month later, a study published in Nature Climate Change, a peer-reviewed journal, revealed a fact women have known for years: Thermostats in offices are based on the assumption that all workers are male, specifically a 40-year-old weighing 154 pounds.” (And wearing a suit, even in summer!)

#bias
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/08/29/cold-rooms-notoriously-sexist-cynthia-nixon-seeks-76-degree-setting-for-cuomo-debate/

Sunday, August 26, 2018

These are lovely portraits, and I enjoy the subjects’ commentary on the UK experience of checking multiple identity...

These are lovely portraits, and I enjoy the subjects’ commentary on the UK experience of checking multiple identity boxes.

“The mixed-race experience: 'There are times I feel like the odd one out'”

#identity #race #multiracial
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/aug/26/the-mixed-race-experience-there-are-times-i-feel-like-the-odd-one-out-?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Washington Post: Children can be swayed by robot peer pressure, study says

The Washington Post: Children can be swayed by robot peer pressure, study says

And prior studies show adults are also too trusting: “In follow-up experiments, researchers went so far as to tell the participants that the robot was broken or program it to behave in ways that appeared to be clearly malfunctioning. Most participants still followed it in an emergency. In one trial, they even had the broken robot suggest that people evacuate by entering a dark room blocked by a piece of furniture, with no visible sign of an exit. Most stuck with the robot instead of following the exit signs to leave the way they entered.”

HAL: Dave, we need to discuss this.

#ai #robotoverlords #badrobotoverlords
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/08/15/robot-overlords-may-sound-scary-but-robot-friends-could-be-just-as-bad/

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A few scenes from a sunny walk in Golden Gate Park and along the Great Highway at Land's End.

A few scenes from a sunny walk in Golden Gate Park and along the Great Highway at Land's End.

#sanfrancisco
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YqLfbYFeiJD4HQrb9

Friday, June 15, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018

In between my late Spring Cleaning chores, I enjoyed the sun for Memorial Day weekend.

In between my late Spring Cleaning chores, I enjoyed the sun for Memorial Day weekend. San Francisco looks good in this lighting. :)
#sanfrancisco
https://photos.app.goo.gl/72zGazQNXcBuAhjy2

Friday, June 1, 2018

Last month I took a brief vacation in Hawaii.

Last month I took a brief vacation in Hawaii.

While I was there, I took typical vacation snapshots. Those are here! There are also a few museum photos, which are from the Honolulu Museum of Art.

#honolulu #hawaii
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ptBZXhMcvX5EFJxx1

I was able to visit Toronto for two afternoons during a business trip in the region. Here are a few photos.

I was able to visit Toronto for two afternoons during a business trip in the region. Here are a few photos.

#toronto
https://photos.app.goo.gl/XV5EmVPd7oWZgBJx5

SFO has a great art collection.

SFO has a great art collection. (Yes, even the AIRPORT in San Francisco has its own museum, plus lots of space for rotating, interesting art exhibits!)

I enjoyed these Isomu Noguchi lamps.

#paperlantern #noguchi
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ImXX69spIOyrBK3h1

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Itchiku Kubota created the most elaborately dyed and stitched kimonos Ihave ever seen.

Itchiku Kubota created the most elaborately dyed and stitched kimonos I have ever seen. They are stunningly beautiful, and you could get a magnifying glass and just get lost in them...

(I enjoyed viewing these up close in Toronto at the Textile Museum of Canada.)

#kimono #itchikukubota #art #textile
Kubtoa Collection: http://www.thekubotacollection.com/

I am back from Toronto, and so I learned about their eastern painters, the Group of Seven, who painted very Canadian...

I am back from Toronto, and so I learned about their eastern painters, the Group of Seven, who painted very Canadian (mostly eastern) landscapes.

(Emily Carr covered the west - she wasn't in their group, but may be more famous.)

#toronto #painting
http://www.ago.net/the-group-of-seven-and-the-art-gallery-of-ontario

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The usual on an unexpected day off.

The usual on an unexpected day off.

#sfmoma
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bA4gcNLAFhMpR1qy2

A sunny walk in an industrial area...

A sunny walk in an industrial area...
#sanfrancisco
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mXc9D16EZeqYkg8n2

A few photos from a visit to the sleepy bedroom community of Sausalito, just north across our beloved San Francisco...

A few photos from a visit to the sleepy bedroom community of Sausalito, just north across our beloved San Francisco Bay.

#sausalito
https://photos.app.goo.gl/oBnVA5UXHerik6pg1

I had meetings in Paris one afternoon, and the early afternoon weather was lovely.

I had meetings in Paris one afternoon, and the early afternoon weather was lovely. Here are some shapshots from my arrival, departure, and flight home.

#paris
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8laY8YEhgH6bntAJ2

Sightseeing with a broken foot is a bad idea, but my foot was doing well in its big boot, so I did a LITTLE walking...

Sightseeing with a broken foot is a bad idea, but my foot was doing well in its big boot, so I did a LITTLE walking around the King's Cross/Saint Pancras area. Luckily, the British Museum is there! It was my first visit, during one of their Friday late nights, and it charmed me.

#london
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vN2QHwNGuV6MziYT2

The cold snap that went across Europe in late February and early March caught me while in Switzerland on business:...

The cold snap that went across Europe in late February and early March caught me while in Switzerland on business: it was just 13 degrees Fahrenheit (-10.55 C) one morning when I stepped outside... and not much warmer until it started to snow, when it finally got back up into the 30s.

The boot for my broken right foot wasn't very snow friendly. :) Remind me not to break metatarsals.

#basel
https://photos.app.goo.gl/t6qcuxAcbjf3C7NJ3

I spent a couple days in Germany last month, with a gal who has been my friend since 1984 or so.

I spent a couple days in Germany last month, with a gal who has been my friend since 1984 or so. :) Here are some photos.

#frankfurt #germany
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CJcpDs057j5T5L7q2

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Augmented reality postage?

Augmented reality postage??? This is GREAT! I'm still excited to be using thermally sensitive eclipse stamps (when you warm them up, you see the surface of the moon), but this app that shows 3D views of the buildings in the stamps is great.

#augmentedreality #philately #stamps

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A 35% failure rate at guessing your gender if you are female with a dark complexion?

A 35% failure rate at guessing your gender if you are female with a dark complexion? A.I.s should be better at this! But some are trained with sample data skewed ‘more than 75 percent male and more than 80 percent white,’ so...

I love the algorithmic accountability and justice projects!

#artificialintelligence #tech #bias
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/technology/facial-recognition-race-artificial-intelligence.html

Sunday, February 4, 2018

I’ve always admired this theater as I zipped past on a bus, but every visit to photograph it when I was in the area...

I’ve always admired this theater as I zipped past on a bus, but every visit to photograph it when I was in the area was in gloomy weather... until this week.

#moorisharchitecture #terracotta
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DpgaWOsUkJVG0Ro03

Thursday, February 1, 2018

'Class-passing': how do you learn the rules of being rich?

'Class-passing': how do you learn the rules of being rich?

Oh, this article!!

“In Atlanta, Baird managed to get a place at one of the better public schools, the one where rich white kids went. At first they told his mom there was no room; there literally wasn’t a spare desk. “So she got on the bus to Home Depot and bought a desk,” Baird remembers. “She dragged it back to the school and said, ‘You can just stick the desk in a corner of one of a classroom and my son will sit there. He’s extremely well behaved.’ And they said ‘OK’.”

#class #socialmobility #americanmyths
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/01/poor-americans-poverty-rich-class?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Using diplomatic rules, Switzerland’s neutrality, and a bit of paperwork magic, Carl Lutz may have saved more than...

Using diplomatic rules, Switzerland’s neutrality, and a bit of paperwork magic, Carl Lutz may have saved more than 60,000 people... but the Swiss didn’t want to publicize it. That’s not bad if they thought they might need to use those same tactics again, but the motivations aren’t clear...

#carllutz #budapest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42400765

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Here are a few photos from an evening walk on the eastern edge of San Francisco.

Here are a few photos from an evening walk on the eastern edge of San Francisco.
#sanfrancisco
https://photos.app.goo.gl/m0eoX3mIBBSG7glj1