Here are a few of my favorite April 1st web stunts, most discovered by coincidence. I’m so glad to see that serious people still take the time to have fun. Or maybe that’s what makes them serious. Check these out right away, before they disappear: Google Chrome Multitask, Ubuntu Inter-Face, Gmail Tap, Google Self-Driving NASCAR.
A word of warning: this will not be a full-blown, technical review. Others have done much better than me at The Digital Picture, Deep Green Photography and Ken Rockwell. Instead it is an emotional statement. The very first tests, un-scientific and even a touch anarchic, are still leaving me speechless. Such is the consequence of using pro-grade glass.…Details
I’d initially wanted to go to Pelham Bay but a late start forced me to reconsider. Scrambling for options, I opted for a ride to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, a public space in Queens I had never been to and which had long ago hosted two World’s Fairs. It was a mistake. The subway ride…Details
As promised, here are seagulls caught in the act of being seagulls, on a Rockaways beach. I’m not sure whether this was ballet, food fight, corrida, circus, dog fight, clumsiness or art. There are way too many pictures of the same birds, but they are meant to be viewed rather fast, as many frozen frames…Details
So we did. Marie had just come back from two months in stunningly gorgeous South Africa’s Western Cape, and I had just gotten over not coming back from anywhere. Needless to say, we were both thirsty for a sea breeze and a limitless horizon. Fort Tilden Beach, the Rockaways So we crawled like ants under…Details
He greeted me when I first stepped foot in Constantia, arriving from the Cape Town airport, still jet-lagged but already conquered. He accompanied Marie and I on our very first hike into Table Mountain, freely trotting around as I learned to negotiate the double corgi leash. Hout Bay He was there on a memorable January day, when…Details