Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pinchable Music!/mikecane/status/163733099975409664

I listened to a music track online today and it was displayed as a waveform.

This reminded me of the early Mac days when I showed someone a sound recording program and she asked if after the music had been digitized it could have all the tracks from a cut separated out to play each one.

It has to be at least twenty-five years since then.

And we still don’t have that.

Why the hell not?


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Lovely eBook Cover Art

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New Barnes & Noble Nook Coming In Spring

New York Times: The Bookstore’s Last Stand

Barnes & Noble is trying to strike at Amazon with another device. At its labs in Silicon Valley last week, engineers were putting final touches on their fifth e-reading device, a product that executives said would be released sometime this spring. (A Barnes & Noble spokeswoman declined to elaborate.)

I wonder what that could be?

eInk? Color LCD? Pixel Qi? Mirasol? (I doubt Mirasol unless they have a Top Sekrit Second-Gen screen that’s good!)

Cheaper eInk Nook? Cheaper color Nook?

I was just wondering the other day about what both Barnes & Noble and Kobo could possibly introduce later this year, so an introduction as soon as Spring is very surprising.

Probably nothing more surprising than a 9″ or 10″ tablet.

Yet I’m still waiting to see if their Nook Community Edition trademark is ever used. Also unused are Nook Smart and NookCook.

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Gas Prices Go All Freaky

This photo is from Friday, January 20, 2012:


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I first saw this station wagon moving down Broadway this morning but couldn’t get my own camera out in time to capture it:

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Nook Touch In Public

At the Ferry terminal this morning:


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Occupy Wall Street: January 28, 2012

All photos taken today, Saturday January 28, 2012 during the 8AM hour. Resampled and resized to VGA. Click any to enlarge. Photos are in the order they were taken.

Changes in that front window …

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The iPad Was Introduced Two Years Ago Today

Wikipedia iPad listing

Let’s look back a bit.

This is what Apple’s home page looked like that day before the introduction:

Click = big

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R.I.P. Actor Robert Hegyes

‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Star Robert Hegyes Dies at 60

Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Epstein on ’70s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter, died Thursday, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. Hegyes, who died of an apparent heart attack after suffering chest pains at his Metuchen, New Jersey home, was 60.

Hegyes had not been in good health for the past two years, his brother Mark Hegyes told the paper. The actor had suffered a previous heart attack in recent years.

Ah, Welcome Back, Kotter was a very, very strange sitcom. I loved it. And who could ever forget Juan Epstein?

Here they are, in their glory:

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