Yep. Pretty much sums it up.
The Asteroids in our Neighborhood
Check out this video from Scott Manley, tracing thirty years of asteroid discovery and the deployment of new and more sensitive instruments to find them. From the green main belt asteroids, to the yellow dots that cross Venus’ orbit, to the red that come near our own orbit … space has a lot of stuff in it. Nearly 600,000 objects known at the latest update.
But that doesn’t mean we’re in any special danger. As these objects, most very tiny, travel through their wonky, often angled orbits, they travel through a volume of 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 cubic km, or enough to fit a trillion Earths. Space may have a lot of stuff in it, but it’s also very big.
Rest easy. We’re watching the skies.
The iPad mini is a tough product to judge. On one hand, it’s a sign of Apple’s stagnant innovation of the past two years. They still make the finest consumer electronics in my book (I’m voting with my wallet here) but they have been simply iterating on existing products recently. But here’s the thing: the iPad mini is fantastic. It may not be revolutionary, but it’s possibly my favorite Apple product since the day I got my iPhone 4 (and I loved that phone romantically).
Not quite sure how I missed this great review of the iPad mini. What really sells it though is the photography. Simply stunning and lots of comparison shots between other devices.
(via Chris Long)
I share this list with the hope that it will be useful to a few people who get new Macs.
Tis’ the season to share software…
Add Evernote to this list too.:)
I am over laptops and the posture that comes with them. I am coding a lot less, so I use my computers a lot less. I still want to simplify even further and carry just one device. So, I want to try the iPad Mini with cellular antenna as my only device and as a phone replacement, and use Skype and/or Google Voice instead.
What we believe in.
Actually, to further expand on my point, one of the main goals of the views I try to put forth on this site is to ask people to consider their needs closely and choose only the tools that best fit those needs. This extends to when those needs naturally adjust and change over time. It seems to me that David is taking such an inventory and making adjustments accordingly. Much respect for that.
(via Shawn Blanc)
It’s only been two weeks since the outset of this experiment, but the results so far have been very positive. I feel by learning the OS and becoming more proficient in the interfaces that ship with the device, I have saved myself a lot of time. I am able to get in, get done what needs to be done, and get out as quickly as possible.
James challenges himself to using only the stock iOS apps with a few exceptions. But, also to selfgrade by furthering his knowledge and usage when it comes to these apps.
What we believe in.
Very interesting experiment. I’ve this sense there maybe a hidden but gently growing trend toward simplifying digital life, a stripping back on the plethora of zeroes and ones that we’re swimming in every moment, of every day.
Proper sharing added to Facebook iOS app. Finally.
300,000 Protest Government in Buenos Aires
Last night, hundreds of thousands of people filled Buenos Aries, Argentina’s Plaza de Mayo to protest President Cristina Fernández and her Peronist Party, which has a ruling majority in both houses of Congress.
The event was organized and promoted through social media—more than 1800 photos have been tagged with #8n—and tapped into widespread discontent about crime, the direction of the economy, and possible plans to end presidential term limits.
If you do audio recording, Soundcloud is a useful way for you to share what you’ve captured. Jessica Weis highlights ways in which it is particularly useful for journalists. She’s got tips to engage with your listeners, report from your mobile phone and more.
Audioboo is another good tool to use….