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Information overload

16th January, 2011

How too much data can kill – an horrific outcome caused by a very real issue.  This is a fascinating article in the New York Times on a subject that concerns me as one of the major challenges facing future generations, namely filtering.


chocolate

One of the Green Camp staff just walked past my chair and dropped this in my lap and with no explanation walked off. It is piping hot chocolate freshly made by the kids in their chocolate making class – oh and they also made the banana leaf vessel and spoon.
no more words now… must concentrate… on… chocolate

guardian_egypt

Not wanting to make light in any way of such an horrific incident but…
…way to go Gooogle Ads

Information overload

How too much data can kill – an horrific outcome caused by a very real issue.  This is a fascinating article in the New York Times on a subject that concerns me as one of the major challenges facing future generations, namely filtering.

pancakes

I treated myself to banana and coconut pancakes with passionfruit syrup for breakfast this morning

tiepolo topology

Fascinating exploration of old masters. Link here

cigar bug

 

The length of my fingernail, this stunning little bug looking like a gold-tipped havana landed on my screen earlier.

lartigue's racing car photo

 

This is one of Lartigue‘s most well-known photographs depicting a racing car and spectators. I recently found this explanation of the optical distortion that made this image so famous. It is apparently down to the comparatively slow shutter speed on his large-format camera that opened from bottom up as he panned the camera Read on…

Stevie's General Store

 

Another cracking find in Singapore – and just over the road from Books Actually – it has a lovely collection of vintage clothes, accessories and emphemera like this jar from Roswell. Honest.

technics_thumb

Surely one of the great product designs of my generation, the Technics 1200 is finally being EOL’d by Panasonic. A sad day indeed.
As a true mark of its quality, this is one of the few things I have bought four times in my life, spanning two decades and always bought the same version. They are a brilliant example of the balance between strength, durability and delicate precision.

link here

floating sunburn

Somehow this just does not appeal

made_thumb

Bali’s internationally renowned artist… drumming Read on…

bad room

At least they’re honest