mac app store looks good, long overdue; mb air looks incredible, in engineering as much as design; but why announce OSX a year in advance?
noting of course that just about any western article about china sets off my "iffy" sensor; lots of room for misunderstanding there
chinese media announce Nobel winners, leave out peace prize; interesting/iffy article at @newmatilda http://bit.ly/dmqGla /via @kid_twist
"i don't kiss" "is that even possible? it sounds like an evolutionary dead end" http://amultiverse.com/2010/10/19/last-date/
impressed with bookdepository.co.uk; picked up the new iain banks culture novel for half price; website has smart checkout/register process
considered making this, my thousandth tweet, more momentous, but in the spirit of twitter I've gone for banal and self-referential instead
stepped out of the office to see an ad: "lotus knows that you've stepped out of the office"; creepy — I don't want my office stalking me!
let me in a reasonably executed remake, but the thematic elements of the transplant to 80s america were too clunky to warrant an adaptation
had a play with dad's iPad; looks beautiful, and I'm impressed by how easy it is to read; will almost definitely be picking one up next year
wandered the halls of castle towers before dinner; I'm a little nervous about the prospect of calling the hills home again, however briefly
enjoyed The Town; predictable story, but well told; very impressed with affleck: writing, acting and directing
"so hot we'll melt your popsicle"; they're playing katy perry in the cinema; it's so bad I just have to respect her; it's ironic right?
(FB)RT my sister: "Dear Google, let me finish typing my search before you start flashing results at me" -> i'd wondered if that was annoying
amazing performances by @sydsymph tonight, loved the solo violinist and the conductor — all very energetic
stravinsky's rite of spring terribly frantic, but remarkably cogent, and the discordance all at the service of the narrative
overhearing simply red during tonight's @sydsymph interlude is awfully incongruous; I prefer the much older music inside the concert hall
counter-intuitive but so true RT @zephoria QOTD: "Facebook is like shouting in a crowd; Twitter is like talking in a room with friends."
approached on linkedin with an offer for a boring sounding job and an instruction to "call me ASAP"; you're not really selling it!
new windows phone ad is almost great, but by the punchline i'd taken completely the wrong msg http://youtu.be/EHlN21ebeak /via @johnaugust
cool timelapse of the #BrekkieOnBridge setup and teardown http://bit.ly/d7Ak5g /via @SimonThomsen
In which I explore music, memory, the physical, the performative […]
i just spent a couple hours writing and now i feel i need to log it on my timesheet; nasty work habits!
wrote some things about music, memory, the physical, and the performative: http://wintermute.com.au/bits/2010-10/on-music/
people who use a flash to photograph outdoor landscapes shouldn't be allowed to operate good cameras
a useful maxim RT @stanmorePhoenix [...] Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
it's stalker-y, but finding people on facebook with mutual friends in different circles is fascinating; wish that could be less accidental
weekend with family means a night with foxtel; watching pelham 123; not sure the movie required another remake, but a big fan of tony scott
good read; may have to pick up the book; re "neurosexism": http://io9.com/5651462/brain-scams-the-real-science-behind-sex-differences
#NewTwitter is a nice showcase of webby things, but doesn't make things any easier than the iphone app, so don't see myself using it
for anyone interested in tech in the classroom, @fraserspeirs' latest on his school's ipad deployment is heartwarming: speirs.org/blog/2010/9/23…
been playing with dropbox as a way to push iphone photos to my website, but the iphone strips out exif data; might have to try email
been working on a website for a friend's fashion label; finally pushed it live last night! http://soomin.com.au/
From the new album, Le Noise: Or watch it on You […]
just bought the roots & john legend's wake up, off itunes, that platform victorious; I've been buying CDs as long as I've been buying music!
sally potter's orlando is amazing; very clever tale, with a curious mix of immortality and gender-bending; tilda swinton always brilliant
saw the new wall street movie; it's an enjoyable enough thriller/drama thing, but unsatisfying; I think I wanted something more from it
power's out in the building; puts a damper on my plans to cook, and rather limits my entertainment choices
starship troopers an incredibly cheesy movie; fun, but about as messed up philosophically as imagined