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- Wedding photography (4): Preparations
- Bookshops as Amazon showrooms
- Reflections on a strange coincidence involving an Android app and a malfunctioning bus stop sign
- Feynman Diagrams on the Feynman van
- Rothko Toast
- Wedding photography (3): Technology as sculpture
- And another posting from my smartphone
- Posted from my new smartphone
- Google Nexus 4 photos
- Wedding photography (2): Signs
- Wedding photography (1): The superbness of the weather
- A Fleet Street lunch
- So painters also used to “take” pictures
- Funniest run out ever?
- Shadow photography
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Category archive: Technology
A few days ago I visited Chateau Samizdata. While there, I picked the brain of its Chatelaine on the subject of my Google Nexus 4, because she now has one of these also.
She showed me various useful tricks. In particular she showed me – and helped me to download – an Android app called BUS LONDON, which identifies the bus stops nearest to wherever you are, and tells you what buses are about to arrive at each stop, when, and where they are headed.
BUS LONDON, in other words, provides you with information like this:
That is a photo I took last night at a bus stop near me. I have always, in my pre BUS LONDON life, found such signs to be immensely useful because so very reassuring. A bus to where I want to go will almost certainly be coming, quite soon, is the message I get, and it is most welcome when you consider the alternative. But only some bus stops have these excellent signs. Hence the value of an app like BUS LONDON.
Irritatingly, however, when I was at Chateau Samizdata, BUS LONDON refused to tell me about the bus stop that I was about to use. This is because this bus stop is a bit further away from CS than it might have been, but is worth the short extra walk because of the greater choice of buses that it offers me. This is a stop that buses converge on, so to speak. But once I got near enough to it, BUS LONDON obliged with all the relevant information.
However, when I arrived at the bus stop, which also has an electric sign like the one in the photograph above, this is what I saw:
I stared and stared at this to see if anything further would happen, but nothing did. This is something I have never seen before. Usually these signs either work, almost always, or occasionally do not work and are blank. Never before have I seen a sign behaving like an 80s personal computer, by publicising its problems like this and getting stuck.
Quite a coincidence, I think you will agree. Within about an hour of acquiring BUS LONDON, I encounter a bus stop sign that fails to tell me what is due, but no matter, because I now have BUS LONDON to tell me!
I could not shake the feeling that my Google Nexus 4 had sucked all the information out of the sign, into itself, leaving the sign utterly confused.
If you think the reflections of all this info are not strictly necessary, and that the reflections might have been cropped out, well, true, but I do like reflections.
Here is the reflection of the first sign, the one near me, rotated and reversed to make it easily legible:
Off topic, but I like it. If you think this reflection to be an irrelevance, then I suggest you redo this posting on your blog, with the first two images cropped, the final image omitted, and these last two paragraphs also omitted. What? You can’t be bothered? Suit yourself.
As do I. Suiting myself being what this blog is for.
So anyway, back to that wedding. (Here are (1) and (2).) I’ve started so I’ll finish. All the pictures for all these postings are chosen, arranged, uploaded, ready to go. All that remains is for me to add a bit of waffle.
I should perhaps here explain that I was the first guest to arrive at the wedding, by more than an hour. Hence the number of photos here – the previous posting in this series, this one, and the next one - of things without people. It’s not that I suppose weddings to be better without people, or that I dislike people. Not at all. It is merely that near the start of my day, I suddenly had a lot of time to fill. So, one of the things I did to amuse myself was take photos like these:
Spot the odd one out, the unsentimental, here-and-now, nostalgia-free technology.
Is that what future generations will mostly see of the way we now live?
LATER: That was quick.
The idea being to see if I had to log in again. The idea was that I wouldn’t have to. I didn’t have to.
LATER: Log on as in type in my password again.
Further Google Nexus 4 progress and rumination is reported and ruminated by me here.
This posting is a test, to see if I can post stuff to my blog entirely from my new phone/computer, and it looks as if I can.
No links, no complications. Certainly no picture. Just basic text. It seems to be working. Go.
Had a bit of trouble making the categories I had chosen stick. And touching the screen instead of mousing really takes getting used to. (Will those italics show up? LATER: YES) But, basically it works.
That mobile phones have cameras means that even regular people now always have a camera with them. Already, mobile phone cameras are quite good. Soon, they will be as good as all but the best cameras, to the point where ever more people will be satisfied with their mobile phone cameras, and accordingly won’t want to be bothering with dedicated cameras at all. This transition is already under way, a fact which I regularly track whenever I roam about London snapping (among other delights) my fellow snappers and their snapping machines.
This photographer, for instance, looks like he’s using a “phone”, the inverted commas there being because these things are so much more than phones, to the point where the phoning is almost an afterthought. As Michael Jennings said last night, it really is something of an accident that we just happen to call these things “phones”.
Here is a photo I took with my Google Nexus 4, very soon after I got it, of Randy Barnett (already featured here in this earlier posting - bottom right of the first lot of pictures there), speaking at Freedom Forum 2013:
As you can see, the quality is okay, but only okay. Compare with the zoomed photo (at the link above) of Barnett, and you can easily see the difference that a better camera makes. If the Google Nexus 4 camera has a zoom feature, I have yet to discover it.
As the picture above shows, I (of course) had my regular camera with me at FF2013. But last night I was out and about for a short while, without that camera, only the Google Nexus 4. I was dining at Chateau Samizdata, and collecting Amazon stuff that I have delivered there rather than at my own front door, because at my own front door there have been robberies. So anyway, a recent arrive at CS was a keyboard, for use with the GN4, but although pre-warned that this keyboard would require two AAA batteries to make it go, I had forgotten to bring these with me. So, I nipped out to buy some. Without my regular camera.
Sod’s Law decrees that whenever you are out and about without your camera, interesting things will immediately present themselves to you. And one such interesting thing did, in the form of a sign making use of the double meaning of the word Pole. But, Sod’s Law was held at bay by my GN4, which I did have with me, in my jacket pocket, because keeping the GN4 in my jacket pocket at all times except when I am using it is The Rule. Snap snap, which fortunately I had more or less learned how to do:
The GN4 may not be much good for distance Big Things, and the like, but it is fine for a sign.
And since the sign was the point, even though I do like scaffolding, here is the bit of the picture with the sign:
No computerised trickery there, apart from the cropping. More than somewhat blurry, but entirely legible, the whole point of letters being that they hack their way through exactly such communicational barriers.
As has already been reported here, I have been reading Pride and Prejudice on my Google Nexus 4 ultra-mobile computer-with-phone. And, in Chapter X of this book, I read this:
My highlighted version of that last sentence being:
“As for your Elizabeth’s picture, you must not attempt to have it taken, for what painter could do justice to those beautiful eyes?”
So, in Jane Austen time, painters “took” pictures.
I thought that was only photographers. There does seem, does there not?, to be something peculiarly apt about a photographer “taking” a picture. After all, you could only “take” a picture with one click of a mechanical button, as I just did of my Google Nexus 4 with my Panasonic Lumix FZ150, if the picture was in some basic sense already there for the taking, in its entirety. “Take” gets across the difference between photoing someone and painting a portrait of them, by which I mean “making” a portrait.
Perhaps this “take” usage, to describe portrait painting, declined when the painters stopped claiming to produce what we now call photographic likenesses, and, under the competitive influence of actual photography, began to “make” pictures of people, the whole point ofand the whole justification of which was that a mere camera could absolutely not “take” such pictures. Such paintings are made, not taken. To accuse a painter of “taking” a picture would be to accuse him of adding nothing.
When I have a longish spell of silence, such as the one that has just ended lasting ten days, my problem is that I keep thinking that another day won’t hurt, and that when I return, I must do so with a big bang, i.e. a brilliantly big or important posting. Which causes the spell of silence to prolong itself even more.
So instead, what I eventually do is just shove up any old thing, such as this photo, this one photo (easily done), which I recently took near the Houses of Parliament:
What I like is that I am so very obviously in it, in the form of my shadow.
This sort of picture explains why it is so very useful for me not to be using a viewfinder, but instead a twiddly screen such as all cameras I ever buy always have. They think I’m just looking at previous pictures, but I’m not. I’m taking my next picture. Of them. And using only one hand, which adds to the impression of me not taking a photo.
You see people taking pictures with smart phones more and more these days.
This is a test file. I am practising typing on my new Google Nexus 4, but would prefer a keyboard. A keyboard is on order.
lt is strange not using a mouse.
Now I will attempt to transfer this file to Dawkins.
What is this new device going to be christened?
Well, what I did was copy and paste the text, rather than transfer the entire file. Worked okay. Then I did further rewriting, which is far easier on Dawkins. But, I used the Dawkins mouse. Won’t have a mouse when on the move. Michael J says I’ll get used to not using a mouse, but that doesn’t now feel true. A mouse is far more precise than a stubby finger, surely.
The main thing I’ve done with the new GN4 (there does have to be a better name than that, doesn’t there?) is re-reading Pride and Prejudice, in an e-book copy that has quite a lot of mis-scannings in it, occasionally quite confusingly. You get what you pay for, I guess, and I didn’t pay anything for it.
Wandering about afterwards
Art without Artists
Giant cranes made in China for new London super-port in Thurrock
Panoramic view of London from the top of the BT Tower
Alastair James on Blythe Hill Fields and smartphones
Michael Jennings - pictures of globalisation
Photoing people who are photoing food
Doing libertarian business at the Libertarian Home social
Classical CDs from Gramex
Progress with the Vauxhall crane
Looking along Victoria Street to The Wheel (and on how to be liked (or disliked) by Google)
New crane up
A new crane has already arrived
Close-up of the ruined Vauxhall crane
Wheel clear - Wheel in cloud
Is Samizdata in danger of becoming a photo-blog?
Another thing I’d rather photo than own
Christmas Eve feast
An earlier tablet photographer
Michael Jennings on why iPad photoing is not ridiculous
Here are (a lot) more photos that I took on March 27th
My dusty computer screen
The strange state of the enviro-argument
The Bezier Building and a hideous advertising erection at the Old Street Roundabout
Strata behind roof clutter
“I just came across this fascinating photo …”
Internet connection problems
How gun control works and how it will defend Libertaria
Does anyone know how I can straighten these gasometers?
Crane and plane
Dream and reality in Mumbai
A camera in each hand
No Misc April – Misc May
University of California chickens coming home to roost?
Google Earth and Mr and Mrs Goose
The Shard looking like it’s in a 1950s postcard
A happy British Summer Time to all my readers
Photographing the other photographers with my new camera
Space launch monster
Today I’m in a “How very odd!” mood
Ancient and modern (but mostly ancient) cars in Regent Street yesterday
A pill that turns sweat into perfume
Chelsea Bridge under wraps
The Jobs difference
Internet connection oddities
Or maybe this will be my final camera
I think I may have found my final camera
How can I change the double inverted commas in openoffice.org writer from curved to straight-up?
WWWhat a great afternoon!!!
How to immobilise a cat
No fruit juice
Crane cluster looking even better
Five pictures of me
Lion steals camera
A wrapped building and a crane cluster
A photo taken of a taken photo of the photo being taken
Science can relax about the harm done to it by Climategate
Friday link dump
On the superfluity of the Paddington Basin rolling bridge
Brainwave-controlled cat ears for humans created by Japanese Neurowear
Nil scrap value
“Things appear almost impossible to escape from …”
Do not climb on the Thing!
The wedding lingers on
Signs from the Frenchosphere
Even the Goodyear Blimp is now obsessed with safety
And there was you thinking you were immortal
The Shard from beyond the Barrier
Rugby shirts on drugs
The Big Dig and some smaller digging
Mmmmm … scaffolding!
New bridge in Melbourne
Out to lunch with Alex Singleton
Raptor not being very stealthy
Old school advertising has its uses
Why I prefer blogging to writing for a magazine
Flowers in front of blurriness that is still recognisable
Giant bull held up by scaffolding
From a strange airplane propeller to the strange strings of a double bass
A Spanish geography lesson
Bouncing bombs and spinning cricket balls
What camera is best for doing short videos about architecture?
Jobs departs from Apple (again)
Richard Dawkins on university debating games
Dawkins does better sound than God ever did
The new mainframe
A laptop but not in my lap
Questions concerning the death of copyright protection on downloaded MP3s
Digger and chain
Another ephemeron for David Thompson?
Arecibo Radio Telescope
The joy of error correction
Those cameras are getting cheaper
Is this blog somewhat broken?
“There is electricity and water, but there’s no phone line …”
“I was banished to a separate room …”
Help with Audacity please
The curse of interchangeable lenses and how I want my category killer
Sunset in Oxford Street
Brianmicklethwait Dot Com headline of the day
Rockets are a great improvement on balloons
Beyond the Dome with Goddaughter One
Google rolls out computer controlled cars
More bridge magic
Real life toy trains
The long and short of conversation - Hitchens on YouTube
Which just goes to show that stuff gets around
Woody Allen on media lies and on not learning as he gets older
Recent Shard shots
Cricket technology and its imperfections
Farnborough (5): Supacat Bloodhound Falcon
Bay Bridge plus a new bridge next to it
Obama raises the price of tanning
Farnborough (3): On the photographic appeal of the Red Arrows
Yesterday and today
Lynxes and an A380
Photoing the World Cup
303 Squadron in the movie and on the telly
A response to the cyclist menace
Pink railway clutter
Spare A3 paper
I do love a steam train on a viaduct
Big box computers versus laptops
Nuking the Oil Spill is probably a rather bad idea
Three Gorges Dam picture
Everyone who shows this picture needs to add that it is not Photoshopped
Soviet space leftovers
More photos from last week
Apple passed Microsoft in market capitalisation today
Photo from the archives
Photos of things past
Steve Davies lecture - photoing and videoing the lecture - post-lecture chat
Rubbish bridge in Shangai
Glass is now very strong
A good bit about the future of art galleries and how to rescue good bits
The US Navy photos itself
How my camera and the internet explained an old bus
You know where you are with a book - usually
Apple keyboard remains excellent – iPhone software not so excellent
Quota vapour trail
London is about to be Kapoored with a big new Olympic Games Thing
Unusual leg extension
Unphotographable sign threatening to photo us
Quota cat rubber
“I can’t respond to any e-mails today …”
IPL on ITV4!
Separating the men from the toys - the future of warfare and of sport?
Beyond iPad (and a picture that goes beyond this posting)
Why David Hepworth is wrong about podcasting
Does Google now rule the world of computing?
Sushi and scaffolding at Victoria
Nasa and Gordon Brown both have their uses
You had a hard disc? Luxury!
The right to photograph
My local Blockbuster Video just closed
Cricket talk tonight
Abstract satellite expressionism
Towers under the weather - and a steam engine steams to the rescue
Hasselblad hit by custom-built headquarters disease!
Saying it with lights in the Victoria Station shopping centre that were still switched on!
Three airplane photos
London cricket roof clutter
Trying to become an adequate interviewer of promising libertarians
Short posting (with short photo) about SpaceShipTwo
The Min-Kyu Choi folding three point plug
The Shard is definitely being built!
I EAT RUBBISH!
Am I interested in dredgers?
Apple mobile phones are very profitable but Nokia mobile phones are not very profitable
The decor in Peter Jones - and where in London can I find a small ice-cube-making machine?
I’ve just sold Jesus!!!
Shadows on rings
As found roof sculpture
Two Samizdata pieces
Today I bought an Apple Mac keyboard …
Why I vote against AGW
God is killing cinemas!
Computer coffee table
A muddle of wires
Magic bottle that makes dirty water drinkable
A little archaeology
More recorded cricket chat and some further Oval hindsights
Me and Michael Jennings talk tech trends
Model T parts flatvert
Tienanmen + Twitter = Teheran
Chrome now seems better than IE or Firefox
Idiot Toys is broken!
MP3 Haydn symphonies
Back lit by the sun
Busy day and busy night
Laptop for emails
How technology has improved detention
Thinking thin at the top
The latest Canon DSLR comes without a twiddly screen
The Vita-Mix 5000 at the Veggie Show
Instapundit turns into Idiot Toys
A photo of the Samsung NC10 and the original Asus Eee-PC next to each other
Crane cluster photo
Multipurpose internet-connected rabbit
God is dead but Jesus saves
What the previous two postings here have in common
Daniel Hannan and the shape of the media to come
Bike made entirely of wood
Toys and big toys
God moves in mysterious ways
Clay Shirky on newspaper doom
Unamazing photo of amazing road
By bus to Sheffield
Google and dongle
On being sold a telly
Flat train picture and regular train picture
Second Class power
Has the Linux moment passed?
Sailing photos – and another bridge for the collection
OLED TV - very thin and detailed but not very big and not ready yet unless you’re stupidly rich
More random links
Making the new look and feel like the old
My parents and my uncle and two aunts
Billion Monkey with red mittens on
Old postage stamps
More Englefield Green strangeness
Jesus above the keyboard instead of beyond it
Jesus gets a big new keyboard
Snapped in Egham
Why Willem Buiter blogs and why I do
Another resizing test
Resized picture done with Jesus but quickly
That went okay
Redirect to a piece on Samizdata about a camera
Pink bunny successfully resized and posted only with Jesus!
Now I’m going to try to stick up a picture with Jesus
Dongling at Michael’s
Solo piano solace – John Lenehan
Number on a bus roof
“This is fun!”
Wingtipping a V1
The uses of Jesus
Connection problems - now sorted
SDHC success and an unblurry Billion Monkey!
Hand powered computer?
They aren’t complete idiots all the time
Lump art and dinner in sky
More sticking up stuff
City of London lumps and a south London spike
How patent lawyers destroyed a mathematician
Punk surveillance cameras
Mahler’s 9th in Vienna in 1938
On the perils of recording to your TV hard disc at the midnight hour
Even if people fake them the government still likes them
Vaughan steps down
Never mind the telly
Nigel Kennedy’s amazing Elgar
Switching from dumb bombing to smart bombing
“I’ll build it with explosive bolts connecting the wings to the fuselage …”
The Fat Man is not alone
If the Jews have been running the world they haven’t been doing it very successfully
Today I have been blogging elsewhere and also doing other things
Terence Kealey on the Wright brothers and their patent battles
Freedom of information
Synergetic junk phone call
Photos are better
Were any of them really that nice?
Malaysian footbridge for everyone except … gephyrophobiacs?
Printer with face - eating children
Flat Red Arrows
Giant table football table and hamster powered cars
My Wheel’s bigger than your Wheel
Wedding rings that join together with telephone plugs
Dasubee toilet scrubbing robot
Classic car thinness
Billion Monkey Alan Little?
Married (make that Divorced (see comments)) Billion Monkey lady photos the Wheel
You tend to listen more carefully when something might go badly wrong
Twickenham shop attacked by the Dark Side of The Force
The Gatwick Beehive
Big, Bigger, Biggest - starring Heathrow Terminal 5
Permanent italics disease at the Coffee House
The Rite of Spring sounds to me like technology rather than nature
Flat pictures for flat screens
A cheaper competitor for the Eee PC
A soundbite to describe Britain a hundred years ago
Toshiba’s violin playing robot
The Eee PC just got better
Gives a whole new meaning to Mile High Club
Me talking about the great twentieth century musical divide
Making the Mississippi Delta make more land
Bookcase staircase many books electric book manybooks.net
Picture of Taipei 101 that came with Jesus
Posting with Jesus at the far end of the Kings Road
What I’ve done so far with Jesus
Eee PC and Brahms CDs
Dot matrix printing in the sky
Flat viaduct and spiral bridge
Michael Jennings on telecoms at Samizdata
Photo that hits the mark
The great DVD packaging clearout
Go to America and get a Dell Laptop
Not obviously but maybe …
The petty cash effect cuts in for Linux
Linux versus Windows - the bigger tiny laptop breakout
Thin camera picture
Billion Monkey Maria Sharapova lookalikes!!!
Vista won’t work on the new small and cheap computers
Victorian roof clutter
The robotic future
Blu-Ray - HD DVD – IBM – Microsoft - Google
Inventions which start as toys
I love competition
Eee PC not eeesy to get in Asia either
It’ll never catch on
Treating the internet like the printing press
Books on the go and on a machine
Millau Viaduct with goats
Photoing dusk on automatic
Weather to go out
The romance of new technology – or the drudgery of it
Hear ye hear ye
The qualitative difference made by quantity
Digital Camera Review error
Thames Barrier photo first shown here - then used by UNESCO
Taking the recording studio into the concert hall
Manhole cover cats and Angel of the North shelves?
The business of gadget blogging
The Eee PC is too big
Not actually all that dramatically
I listened to both of them at the same time!
Cameraphone with 3x optical zoom
More rugby talk
Smelling the smoke in the Microsoft machine
A train called Professor George Gray
A visit from The Guru and a picture of three local cats
Australia out! – New Zealand out! – pass forward!
An education link
Short posting with short photograph
Robots will transform education
Berlin Billion Monkeys photo rat and cheese sand sculpture!
Comment is free and WiFi should be too
Billion Monkey in shiny robot head!
Another angle on pylons
Fly-pasts - air displays - crashes
Feral Real Photographers and naughty Billion Monkey!
At the dogs
Dave Gorman sees faces!
The cranes are migrating to China and Michael Jennings will be talking about China
Lots of links
Old cranes - new cranes
Billion Monkeys photo spaceship launch!
Small and cheap
City Cat runs on air
Not actually a photo of Saturn’s rings
Billion Monkeys will stop flashing!
“Information makes markets work …”
Robot birds to scare away the real birds
Very small screen – high resolution
Plastic that conducts heat better
Mobile phones are killing the bees!
James Bond but not as I know him
A John Lewis cat and a John Lewis DAB radio
Alan Turing – dead earth and cold wires
Thomas Edison - from cheat to creator
The Joyce Hatto affair - no big deal
Smallest mobile keyboard yet?
Halo over Oxford Circus
Alessandro Volta feels electricity on his tongue
Evite makes sure I remember it
New Moscow road bridge
Umbrellas and other gadgets
Will twentieth century aerial warfare be repeated by toys?
He likes it - but does he understand it?
“I already knew most of what they were to try and teach me …”
Susan Hill on not having to be up-to-the-minute about book blogging
It’s only a Billion Monkeys if you count mobile phones (and then it’s far more)
iPods as the new CDs
The future of music
When “it’s” becomes “it is” – plus a picture of some Mac users
Michael Jennings on intellectual property
Robot car park in New York
Printer in your pocket
Very very low cost kitten in space
128GB hard disk the size of a credit card
Wii oh Wii?
Empty football stadiums on TV
Other people’s photos (6): More bridges
And further talk at Christian Michel’s about water and power
The Dyson DC14
Other people’s photos (1): Soul transference
But what about the iBattery?
Geoffrey Blainey on Ivan Bloch - the man who predicted World War One
Back to the future with the virtuoso violinists
A good new mobile computer - but still too pricey
Billion Monkeys and people waving blue things!
Caught on camera
USB rubberized roll-up piano
Billion Monkeys photograph things!
My computer is improved - plus some London towers
Pictures of and from Albert Bridge
On sail in two weeks
The world now needs bad taste iPod docks
More ways to use the best pictures
Tech talk mp3 with Michael Jennings
Two sunset photos
I really hope that the Samsung SPH-P9000 catches on
Cute jewelry and ideologically induced woe
When everything is copyable
Sssssssss!!!! White man! Take my photo!!
Thoughts on the Age of Google
A digital SLR that a Billion Monkey could lift!
Patrick Crozier talks with me about Japan
Patrick and Brian mp3 about libertarianism and spreading libertarianism
Is this to stop pigeons or bulb stealers?
What to do about intrusive mobile phones
Being real on digital
Adriana’s Thing mp3
Something to bore everyone
Blogging takes longer than doing things - a picture - and why does a hot bath make me colder?
Run Germany with thirty megs
Billion Monkeys stop cover-ups!
On trust and obviousness
Presumably the noise is not a problem
Another phone glitch
Internet sex machines instead of photos
Listening to Peter Briffa’s first podcast
Blogging fun and blogging profit
The Falkirk Wheel
Watching them watching me
Another Billion Monkey and some Celluloid Gorillas in Victoria Street
The Telecom Tower
The dilemmas of defence
HMS Funny Looking
Help the struggle against DRM!
iBrian may be coming but I promise nothing
Read-Write versus Read-Only
Made in China
AngloAustria joins the blogroll
Thoughts on habits and on killer apps
Heat in my pocket
Thoughts after watching Abbado’s Lucerne Resurrection Symphony
Fishing rods in Istambul
Inflight entertainment and information
Shaving kit shop window
iPods From Space
Either $150 or free
Hundred dollar laptop
Machines to record digital TV
Isolating those epitaxially deposited transistors
Moths with cameras
Home movies are getting better
Blowing Smoke – first inhalations