Saturday, January 30, 2010

Zoushigaya micro-gardens « Tokyo Green Space

Zoushigaya micro-gardens « Tokyo Green Space

Old Tokyo neighborhoods like Zoushigaya are full of plant lovers who manage to create gardens where there is almost no space. This type of passion for gardening cannot be replicated by large scale developers. What is amazing is the ingenuity and sheer variety of plants grown by residents.

Above there are five or more plants growing vertically along a narrow path that would otherwise be a grim cinder block and metal siding wall between properties. The gardener seems to have used large blue laundry clips to espalier these hardy plants.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple's questionable product name.

It is readily evident that Apple didn't do diligence with study groups before it named its latest product.  I know too many insecure macho men who wouldn't touch an iPad if Apple gave them away for free.  I will be interested to see how other segments of the population respond.  

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cultural Icons

Koko, the sign language specialist with the original "Yes we can" Mister Rogers.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The only thing that overcomes...

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“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”

- Harry Golden

FitaCola


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Mozilla Explains Why it Doesn't License h264

Mozilla Explains Why it Doesn't License h264

"Even if we were to pay the USD 5000000 annual licensing cost for H.264, and we were to not care about the spectre of license fees for internet distribution of encoded content, or about content and tool creators, downstream projects would be no better off," Shaver explains.

Perhaps it is time to boycott YouTube

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