Salon minutes, Jan. 14th, 2012

This salon met at Think Coffee on Mercer Street in Manhattan, from 10:30 to 2:30 on Saturday January 14th. The timing worked out well – by arriving that early we were able to secure the big long table that can comfortably seat eight or more. Most people had arrived by 11:00. There were six of [...]

Scripting Salon #2

Well, the notion of a ‘salon’-style get-together got a second chance today and seemed to work relatively well. I’ve dumped some notes about it below. The venue was Think Coffee, a fairly good if overly-NYU-student-populated spot. If we had arrived an hour or two earlier I think we might have grabbed an entire table for [...]

Too much internet video

I’m just coming off about three months of hellish over-work (via a party to celebrate the completion of Ben Rubin and Mark Hanson’s awesome Moveable Type project at the NYTimes). But I want to gripe a bit: does anybody else find the recent rise in internet video irritating, especially on news sites? The problems I [...]

Seadragon, Photosynth… Earth shatters again

It seems like I’m stumbling across a paradigm-shifting visual tool every couple of weeks now. This latest one is full of what Lovecraft would call “Mindblasting Terror”. Watch this disturbing video in its entirety (well, you can skip the BMW ad at the end). It’s based on Seadragon and Photosynth, two products now controlled by [...]

Little Things

Hello. A number of little things:

1. For a year now my house has been wind-powered. I use Con Edison Solutions on the highest setting. This means even my energy-guzzling roommate Daniel is supporting wind turbine development in the Northeastern states. At least, if you trust the certification system.

2. I was saddened to discover [...]