The Treehouse + The Cave


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Friday, May 26, 2006

The Disk Image

We are pleased to announce that all CoverFlow technology and intellectual property was recently sold to Apple. It has been incorporated into the latest version of iTunes. Please visit www.apple.com/itunes.

Almost Heaven

A Lagunitas PILS in one of our new Riedel O Pinot Noir wine tumblers.

Anonymous Anonymous thought:

Great blog as for me. It would be great to read more concerning this matter. The only thing your blog needs is some pics of any devices.
Jeff Stepman
Phone jammer

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Eldert Development

Development
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Spoke with Cruz. The adjacent lot has been Carnegie's and is now being developed. Construction is expected to be complete within one year. Five, maybe six floors--presumably just tall enough to glimpse the Manhattan skyline (and block all our morning light). Top two will include balconies and "yards". 81 lofts--one more than 345--all rental.

It's official, we're the new Dekalb.

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The Icon

We are pleased to announce that all CoverFlow technology and intellectual property was recently sold to Apple. It has been incorporated into the latest version of iTunes. Please visit www.apple.com/itunes.

Grab Hold

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Nicked this from our flight back home; can't get over her expression.

Blogger Sean thought:

"As calm as Hindu cows."

May 26, 2006 at 11:28 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Sabrina_C thought:

shit, that's what i was gonna say.

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Taken Pictures

Mona Lisa

Image by Thomas Haynes

Blogger Sean thought:

I took a very similar picture while I was at the Louvre as well.

See it here.

May 26, 2006 at 11:31 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Free Engraving

Etchbath Apple Cube

Any bets on how long it'll be before the new Apple Store is hit with Etch Bath (Armour Etch)? Any bets on who it'll be? Maybe Steve thought of that, and went with 3M or mylar. Maybe not. Do you think it'll fog come cold weather?

Image 1: Rhinelander
Image 2: Wysz

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Making waves:

ifoAppleStore
UNEASYsilence

A.

May 26, 2006 at 2:13 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Eyes for Autonomous Trains

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The Green Side of the Palette

 Wedding Shirt and Tie

As my wedding is less than a week away, I'll be AWOL for a while. Wish us luck.

Blogger Mick thought:

Good luck...

May 15, 2006 at 4:09 PM - Comment Permalink  
Anonymous maeko thought:

Congrats, Andy!!

May 24, 2006 at 6:35 PM - Comment Permalink  

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You are a Node

Most everyone knows that I'm waiting, credit-card-in-hand, for the day that Apple announces the iPhone. Until that day, which always feels just-on-the-horizon, I've given in. IT was doling out extras, and I bit--I have a BlackBerry.

So far the advantages and disadvantages have been balancing each other nicely. I've realized that what I hate about BlackBerry people isn't the device (though the interface has it's issues)--it's the way these folks allow it to alter their personalities while they're holding it.

I like being able to use Google and Wikipedia while running errands. I like being able to write on the train. I like walking into work without an email to read. I like the industrial design (it's not pretty, but it's solid).

I like that I finally have a personal understanding of how this class of devices is affecting our lives. I like the new avenues of invention and thought two weeks of experience with this thing has brought me. One such thought is the proposal that follows.

Pocket Bridge - Portable Transnetwork Access Point


Pocket Bridge Diagram

Picture a smartphone (BlackBerry/Treo/iPhone) running on a consumer EDGE/EVDO network. Just like today's devices, it would be able to make voice calls, surf the web and receive pushed email from corporate email servers--what will be considered the basics soon. One might also throw in a WiFi receiver to be nice.

What I'd add is a WiFi transmitter.

Imagine having a phone that could gain internet access from a high-speed cellular network and retransmit it on 802.11g or N or whatever--a pocket-sized stompbox. Now throw in the ability for an IT person to hard-code a VPN into it at the same time it's being configured to receive pushed email. A worker would commute home, able to check his email or make calls on the device itself at any time. Then, once home, the device would become a wireless access point connected directly into the corporate LAN (through EDGE/EVDO and the hard-coded VPN) and rebroadcasting encrypted WiFi. This way, the worker could open their WiFi enabled laptop and continue to have seamless intranet/network volume access the second they walked in the door.

Basically it would be a WiFi cloud and a VPN in your pocket, available anywhere. Groups of workers traveling, if equipped with even one of these devices would be able to instantly assemble an ad-hoc LAN, no different than home base.

This would of course also work for non-corporate consumers, making things like bonjour-shared iTunes libraries available anywhere there's high-speed cellular coverage. Wait, we're back to iPod-based personal radio stations on the subway...

Anonymous Ian W. thought:

Pieces of what you're talking about already exist today in some form, but it's all spotty and not well supported by networks. For instance, I use my Motorola V710 to get online with my 12" PowerBook via Bluetooth. It doesn't support EVDO, but it's fast enough to be worth using in a pinch. I pay for the monthly wireless web plan, so this is technically something I'm allowed to do, even though Verizon claims that using Bluetooth to connect through your computer is against the rules (and there really isn't much they can do to stop me besides disable Bluetooth in my phone, for which I would promptly drop my plan with them if they did).

Verizon previously did restrict the use of their EVDO network via Bluetooth, but they've since relented and decided to charge $60/month for the service. I'm debating whether this will be worth signing up for when I finally get ahold of a new Motorola Q.

May 14, 2006 at 7:15 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

True enough. I've used my PowerBook connected via Bluetooth to my T610 (one of the few phones I could find without crippled Bluetooth) to get a trickle of internet over GSM. But it was barely usable for email, and most importantly, wasn't sharable. A mobile client is very different than a mobile LAN.

A more accurate example would be a PowerBook user who has an EVDO card who turns on internet sharing over WiFi. I've seen this done, in airport waiting areas for instance--whole groups of people can suddenly get open internet access from one generous seed--it's incredible.

A.

May 14, 2006 at 8:12 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Jesus Saves

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Jesus Saves was in my car when I got on at Dekalb--wearing a John Lennon tee shirt and flipping through a fat stack of fresh flicks. Supposedly, I got a BlackBerry for moments like this.

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A couple subsequent links: Further flicks, his Myspace page and an interview in Mass Appeal.

A.

May 14, 2006 at 4:32 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Key

Dog Key

This time found nearly in the sewer on the corner in front of one of my regular haunts.

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Rings

Benzene Ring

"I turned my chair to the fire and dozed. Again the atoms were gamboling before my eyes. This time the smaller groups kept modestly in the background. My mental eye, rendered more acute by the repeated visions of the kind, could now distinguish larger structures of manifold conformation; long rows sometimes more closely fitted together all twining and twisting in snake-like motion. But look! What was that? One of the snakes had seized hold of its own tail, and the form whirled mockingly before my eyes. As if by a flash of lightning I awoke..." - Friedrich August Kekulé

Did Kekulé invent the benzene ring in a dream? Or could it have been a vision induced through use of the flicker effect 100 years before Gysin popularized it with his Dreamachine?

Pulsating light, check--flames in a dark room. Seeing through closed-eyes, check. Practiced ability to discern form in the vision, check. Presence of archetypal symbols, check.

Wonder if this theory's been proposed before...

Scan from my sketchbook, 1999--strange how occasionally work comes full circle.

Via Boing Boing

Blogger Andy thought:

Mick, the full-circle/benzene ring pun is there for you.

A.

May 14, 2006 at 3:58 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Mick thought:

Had you waited I might have said so myself. May the circle be unbroken...

May 15, 2006 at 4:20 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Invisible Visible

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Sing For Me

Speak For Me

Image by Patrick O'Dell

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Quotations

"u and i r escapees under the covers, liars on fire, new yorkers in love who tried hard to be invisible." - TRUE

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

I Want To

Blogger Mick thought:

Was it the Joker who asked about Batman, "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

It's all I can think of when you come up with something like this one...

May 4, 2006 at 5:58 PM - Comment Permalink  
Anonymous Anonymous thought:

Very clever. It has suddenly gone very dark. I think I may have disappeared up my own rear end!

May 7, 2006 at 2:12 PM - Comment Permalink  

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