#Technology


Ode to Flight

I decid­ed to do a quick exper­i­ment using my Canon Pow­er­shot SD880 cam­era. I doc­u­ment­ed my flight from Bur­bank to Oak­land this past Sun­day night. I know its an every­day thing now since its been part of soci­ety since the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry but its just crazy cov­er­ing 350 miles in just an hour. The con­ve­nience of that ver­sus dri­ving a car for 5.5–6 hours between the Bay and LA.

Flight—its sim­ply an amaz­ing thing.

Here is the set that I com­piled.

Quicksilver Shelf Plugin — My First Screencast

As I was try­ing to kill time, I was research­ing Quick­sil­ver extend­abil­i­ty oth­er than just quick-launch­ing apps. Yes, I know Spot­light does it from the get-go.

My search led to a Lifehacker.com arti­cle (as usu­al, with this kind of things) writ­ten a while back about Gina Tra­pani’s Top 10 Quick­sil­ver Plu­g­ins (at the time: Novem­ber 2007). One of the plu­g­ins that intrigued me to check out was the Shelf module/plugin.

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Dope Music Video by ApSci — “Under Control”

I first heard about ApSci1 through my broth­er Glen recent­ly. Then dug in to take a look on their site for some tunes, http://apsci.net.

Lo and behold, they’ve been fea­tured on Wired.com’s Under­wire sec­tion just recent­ly. The arti­cle was about their music video for “Under Con­trol”.

The dope part is that it was pro­duced using an “iPhone, a portable print­er and a web­cam.”

They per­formed the track in front of the web­cam and print­ed it up into the hand­held snap­shots that fly by in the globe-hop­ping video, which hop­scotch­es from Brook­lyn to the Grand Canyon, Vegas, Hawaii and Aus­tralia at the speed of sound. They took addi­tion­al shots using the iPhone, then mashed the pro­duc­tion night­mare into an eye-trip­ping visu­al for their body-rock­ing song.

In oth­er words, ApSci’s video has no video in it. No post-pro­duc­tion either.

Very, very schneaky and cre­ative I must say. Well done. Here’s the video.

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  1. The group is made up of Bronx native Raphael LaM­ot­ta and Fil­ipino-Aus­tralian Dana Diaz-Tutaan. []

News from Apple WWDC 2009

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For those that don’t know, Apple’s WWDC (World­wide Devel­op­ers Con­fer­ence) 2009 was this past Mon­day morn­ing at Moscone West, San Fran­cis­co. It’s pri­mar­i­ly for those devel­op­ing for Apple’s prod­ucts (OS X, iPhone apps, etc.) but it’s also for the Apple fans out there as the Keynote usu­al­ly address­es new prod­uct releas­es, etc.

I was tuned in, lis­ten­ing to Ustream’s live stream of the Keynote.1 Pret­ty cool as you can mul­ti­task ver­sus hav­ing to read every new updates on a blog. Though you have to give it up though as the pho­tos on the blog updates are more eye can­dy.

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  1. The record­ed stream can be seen here. Apple’s offi­cial record­ed video here. []