Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Google Reader phasing out support for older browsers

i guess i must have missed this announcement: Phasing out support for older browsers - Google Reader Help

sure i've been prompting to upgrade whenever i used google reader from work (yep, still on IE6 there...), but i took that as a suggestion/recommendation rather than a warning of impending cessation of support.

oh well. less distractions i suppose. though viewing it on my phone probably takes more time...

or i could start taking in my own netbook (+ byo internet connectivity) like i've seen some others in my office do!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

he who has ears, let him see

no i haven't gotten my basic human anatomy mixed up, i did really meant to link ears to seeing. for it is with ears that some blind people have learnt to "see" the world around them. echolocation is where it's at.

it was via a post on gizmodo that i came to know about daniel kish, as written about in this article: The Blind Man Who Taught Himself To See | Men’s Journal

it was through the comments on that post that i learnt about another echolocater by the name of ben underwood. watching this documentary on him was just fascinating - it's amazing how the human body is able to adapt in this way - that the loss of one sense (sight) can be replaced, though not perfectly but to such a functional extent, by another (sound). the first part (of 5) of the doco is embedded below.

links for the whole series:
[Part 1] (10:51)
[Part 2] (10:37)
[Part 3] (10:20)
[Part 4] (10:34)
[Part 5] (05:12)

Friday, June 10, 2011

TSO Photography

came across these beautiful timelapse videos recently. lovely stuff...

The Arctic Light from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

The Aurora from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

updates available on his facebook page at​TSOPhotography