Friday, May 30, 2008
Two weeks ago yesterday the new Boylston Street Apple Store in Boston opened.

Check out this page with 35 glorious photos of the opening.

I've never been to a stand-alone Apple Store - only ones in malls. I think this summer I'll have to check this bad-boy out ...
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Saturday, May 24, 2008
Doing housecleaning today I found something I'd scanned but never put online - the manual for the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim.

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim

The Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim (VUWS) is a small plastic camera with a wide angle lens that's quite popular in some circles. I'm a big fan myself, check out my VUWS selection on Flickr.

Here's the manual as jpgs and here's the link to the pdf.

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim manual pg 1

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim manual pg 2

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim manual pg 3

Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim manual pg 4
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Well it seems official, the US Treasury will have to redesign the paper money.

I'd like to know how much it cost to fight this case for six years, and how much it would have cost just to redesign the money in 2002.

My favorite quote was in a different article, though:

    The U.S. acknowledges the design hinders blind people but it argued that blind people have adapted. Some relied on store clerks to help them, some used credit cards and others folded certain corners to help distinguish between bills.

    The court ruled 2-1 that such adaptations were insufficient. The government might as well argue that, since handicapped people can crawl on all fours or ask for help from strangers, there's no need to make buildings wheelchair accessible, the court said.

And that's why the Treasury lost, because they have no argument.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
How in the holy hell is it possible that the Tampa Bay Rays are in first place in the AL East?

I swear people in Boston, New York, Toronto and even Baltimore are pulling their hair out right now ...
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