Through my eyes: autumn picks the colours from the air

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The painter stood / before her work / She looked around every where / She saw the pictures and she painted them / She picked the colors from the air

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♬ green to green / red to red / yellow to yellow / in the light / black to black / when the evening comes / blue to blue / in the night ♬

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♬ It’s a long road / behind me / It’s a long road / ahead ♬
♬ If you follow every dream / You might get lost / If you follow every dream / You might / get / lost ♬

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Let The World Change You (Scripting News)

“… ‘Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…’: Yeah that’s a commercial. You are aware of that, I’m sure …”

It’s sad that this quote is often mis-attributed to Kerouac from “On the road” and given some sort of literary weight.

No doubt there was a bit of massaging by Apple marketing from the original quote to give an appearance of rebelliousness and authenticity but without the hassle of dealing with Kerouac and copyright. The real quote goes something like:

“. . . and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ …” ~ http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/On_the_Road

You can cross check this by searching for small phrases via Amazon searching for small snippets of text ~ http://www.amazon.com/Road-Jack-Kerouac/dp/0140… I don’t have the book on me to verify this. The reference to the quote and book is a good one though. Try listening to Kerouac reading from the last page of “On the Road” ~

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 Tax evaders can’t hide from city’s aerial imaging …

stumbled into this reading a Jane’s email on Pictometry system ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictometry for military use, measuring tactical details from satellite imagery. Taking oblique measurements is not something I’ve heard about before.

interesting bits:

“… Where satellite imaging and orthophotography show the world only from directly overhead, making everything appear flat, the Pictometry system shows the world at an oblique angle, providing perspective. And they include an overhead shot. … Images are accurate to 1/100th of an inch and evaluators can measure lot lines within the system. …”

Another article mentions the resolution at about 3″ per pixel with the ability to 1″ per pixel. This is enough to ID faces (if they look up) at the time of capture.

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Pt this week was to date about 50km, 37km last week. Nothing compared to the last couple of months but good enough.

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Common business card mistakes

“… Because we (people I met) don’t have standards and simple process for exchanging information electronically, business cards are still critically important. …”

Today most people I know their twitter address is sufficient. As for business cards, I’ve never worked in a situation where I’ve needed or been given them. I do however give away half size Moo cards ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootload/sets/72157616147825654… Each card has a unique photo & I get people to choose some they like.

Makes for a good conversation point as @brolewis mentions.

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Disco dancing ‘fixed something in my mind’

“… This new talent instilled a new found confidence and, while many children with autism find it difficult to form relationships, it gave him friends from all around the UK. Along with the disco, Jimmy now has a new passion – ballet. …”

After reading the article I’d agree, but to a point. What about those who don’t find dancing interesting? So the question is what latent interests can Autistic/ADD suffers find that have the same benefits?

“… Tai chi helps too …”

I remember talking to a Chinese mate at work on martial arts training and ‘Tai chi’ came up. His reply, “old peoples exercise” 🙂

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Ask PG: What’s the deal with search on HN?
“… searchyc.com is even better. …”

I’ll second that. searchyc is my HN search of choice. Works every time. Why are users complaining about finding things?

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