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Mac Pro, MacBook Air y iTunes.com durante la WWDC

Mac Pro, MacBook Air y iTunes.com durante la WWDC: “

Cuando parecía que la llegada del iPad a España iba a suponer unos días de relax y tranquilidad, nos encontramos con que el Apple TV puede recibir una renovación histórica dentro de unos meses y ahora, desde AppleInsider, nos llegan más rumores sobre un nuevo servicio, denominado iTunes.com, y una posible actualización del Mac Pro y del MacBook Air.

A pesar de las noticias que hemos recibido hace escasas horas sobre la posible renovación del Apple TV, se espera que el centro multimedia de Apple no aparezca durante la WWDC, y tengamos que esperar unas semanas para saber si esos $99 se harán realidad. Sin embargo, el analista Shaw Wu, afirma que, a diferencia del Apple TV, el Mac Pro, el MacBook Air y el servicio iTunes.com podrían presentarse durante la Keynote del próximo 7 de Junio en San Francisco.

Shaw Wu coincide en que el iPhone 4G o HD ocupará gran parte de la ceremonia y se convertirá de ahora en adelante en el buque insignia de la compañia, relegando el iPhone 3GS a un segundo plano, pero accesible a una mayor parte de la población, gracias a la reducción de precio.

Por otra parte, Shaw espera que el próximo 7 de Junio Steve Jobs presente iTunes.com, un nuevo servicio alojado en la nube y que seguramente tendrá alguna relación con la adquisición del servicio web de música en streaming Lala y con el Data Center de Carolina del Norte. Además, se espera que el MacPro se actualice para situarlo nuevamente en la cúspide de la pirámide, y el MacBook Air reciba la actualización que lleva pidiendo hace unos cuantos meses.

Solamente faltan unos pocos días para que se celebre la WWDC en San Francisco y para que, casi con total seguridad, Steve Jobs presente el próximo iPhone. De momento, esto es realmente lo único que se puede confirmar, ya que lo demás, son sólo simples predicciones y rumores.






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Mac Pro, MacBook Air y iTunes.com durante la WWDC

Mac Pro, MacBook Air y iTunes.com durante la WWDC: “

Cuando parecía que la llegada del iPad a España iba a suponer unos días de relax y tranquilidad, nos encontramos con que el Apple TV puede recibir una renovación histórica dentro de unos meses y ahora, desde AppleInsider, nos llegan más rumores sobre un nuevo servicio, denominado iTunes.com, y una posible actualización del Mac Pro y del MacBook Air.

A pesar de las noticias que hemos recibido hace escasas horas sobre la posible renovación del Apple TV, se espera que el centro multimedia de Apple no aparezca durante la WWDC, y tengamos que esperar unas semanas para saber si esos $99 se harán realidad. Sin embargo, el analista Shaw Wu, afirma que, a diferencia del Apple TV, el Mac Pro, el MacBook Air y el servicio iTunes.com podrían presentarse durante la Keynote del próximo 7 de Junio en San Francisco.

Shaw Wu coincide en que el iPhone 4G o HD ocupará gran parte de la ceremonia y se convertirá de ahora en adelante en el buque insignia de la compañia, relegando el iPhone 3GS a un segundo plano, pero accesible a una mayor parte de la población, gracias a la reducción de precio.

Por otra parte, Shaw espera que el próximo 7 de Junio Steve Jobs presente iTunes.com, un nuevo servicio alojado en la nube y que seguramente tendrá alguna relación con la adquisición del servicio web de música en streaming Lala y con el Data Center de Carolina del Norte. Además, se espera que el MacPro se actualice para situarlo nuevamente en la cúspide de la pirámide, y el MacBook Air reciba la actualización que lleva pidiendo hace unos cuantos meses.

Solamente faltan unos pocos días para que se celebre la WWDC en San Francisco y para que, casi con total seguridad, Steve Jobs presente el próximo iPhone. De momento, esto es realmente lo único que se puede confirmar, ya que lo demás, son sólo simples predicciones y rumores.







Custom Bikes

My favorite time-waster of the moment is click, click, clicking away to create custom bicycles on the Republic Bike site. If I found $400 laying on the ground the above version of the Dutch bike would be mine all mine! Of course I’d have to add a wicker basket and a bell.


Napoleon Dynamite

I keep meaning to tell you about the awesome mural we painted on Ralph’s bedroom wall. I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

The idea actually started as a wall-size poster of a movie still. But when I priced out the poster, it was coming in around $500. More than I wanted to spend. So I started thinking about other possibilities. At some point, I recalled helping my mother decorate bulletin boards in my dad’s classroom when I was a child. We would project images with an overhead projector and then trace them. I thought I could try the same technique with wall paint. So I recruited my mom to do this project with me when she came to visit a few weeks ago.

Why Napoleon Dynamite? Well. Ralph is deeply into all-things-film. He likes making movies, writing scripts, editing footage, directing, watching movies, studying movies, etc. But he’s 12. And many of the movie images out there are highly sexualized or hyper-violent — not something we want on the wall of Ralph’s room. We wanted something fairly asexual, but still iconic and kid-approved. Our first thought was the professor from Back to the Future, but then Ralph found this image of Napoleon Dynamite and we knew it was perfect.

The best thing is, there is absolutely no art skill involved in this project. I mean it. You could take virtually any photo (What? You don’t want a giant Jon Heder in your house? Weird.) and paint it on your wall with this technique. It’s almost like paint by number. For reals. Want to give it a try? This is how it went down:

1) We found an image we liked:

2) We used Photoshop to reduce the image to flat shapes. Basic steps in Photoshop: make the image grayscale, increase the contrast, then make the image bitmap, with a 50% threshhold:

3) Use a projector to shine the image onto the wall. Trace the image with a pencil:

4) Fill in the shapes you traced with wall paint. We used a variety of paint brush sizes. Cheap foam ones to fill in large fields and small, better quality brushes for the details:

And that’s it. Instead of $500, the cost was under $20. Below are a few more pics of the finished room (and there are even more pics here):

Notes:
-The bed we painted in metallic silver (it used to look like this). The paint was super-fume-y. So my mother wouldn’t let my very pregnant self anywhere near it.
-Bedding is from Target.
-We covered the closet doors with chalkboard paint.
-The little metal cube to the left of the bed opens up. It’s a little cubby. Ralph keeps his wallet and watch and ipod in there.
-The nightstand is a metal table with wheels. It has expandable sides. We’ve had it for ages. We freshened it up with a coat of green paint. Ralph’s iPod speaker is on the table.
-The lamp is from HomeGoods.
-Over the window we used Jenny’s technique to build an inexpensive pelmet box.

What do you think? Did we hit the right balance between cool and kid friendly? Would your tween approve? (Ralph gives it two thumbs up.) Would you ever try something like this? What image would you want on your wall?

More images of the room here.

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So hot out!

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May 26, 2010

So hot out!

Today here in Brooklyn its over 90F out, for all you non americans, thats 33C.
And that’s hot!
Watermelon always tastes so good in the heat, and it you spike it with some lime flavored vodka its even better.
You make a hole in the watermelon all the way into the meat.
Place a funnel in the hole and pour in the vodka.
It takes a long time for the watermelon to soak it up.
2 cups takes about 2 days, so do it in the fridge.
The result is awesome. Cut the melon into wedges and serve.
Photography by Studio Dreyer Hensley

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Paul, Paul, Paul! How I wish I was there to enjoy some with you! I could pass on the 90ºF, but might be worth it with this GREAT tip! Ingenious!

Posted by:
Uncle Beefy |
May 26, 2010 at 02:42 PM

90F is NOT hot. Then again, I’m from Arizona. Enjoy your watermelon!

Posted by:
Cliff |
May 26, 2010 at 04:15 PM

OK, that’s a well know procedure in my homeland – Bulgaria. So I would like to give you an advice. Don’t waste your time doing it that way. Just buy a big syringe and a needle. The watermelon soak it up quite faster. I hope you will find that trick useful 🙂
p.s. We are not doing that with vodka but anise alcoholic drink called “mastika”.

Posted by:
mr.bg |
May 26, 2010 at 04:19 PM

I’m enduring the heat up here in Harlem! I don’t remember the last time it was 90…. That watermelon is now on my memorial day weekend menu- a more subtle way to have a bit of cocktails at a picnic 🙂

Posted by:
Gabriela |
May 26, 2010 at 05:34 PM

WOW! What a cool idea! I never would have thought!

xoxo

Posted by:
Rambles with Reese |
May 26, 2010 at 06:34 PM

I’m so jealous! It’s raining here in good ol’ Seattle. Still. Surprise. I think I’ll make a boozy watermelon anyway, just for fun. Thanks, Paul!

Posted by:
Monica (Anchor & Sail) |
May 26, 2010 at 07:54 PM

Its better with rum.

Posted by:
Jeff |
May 26, 2010 at 08:10 PM

Now this is a great idea for Memorial Day, say if you were going to a public beach or park 🙂

Posted by:
Jo Roman |
May 26, 2010 at 08:57 PM

this guy probably saw an old episode of Naked Chef and now reinvents the wheel

Posted by:
KAMiKZ |
May 27, 2010 at 01:22 AM

Etonnant! I’ll try.

Posted by:
Mme de Thil |
May 27, 2010 at 04:15 AM

haha What a great idea. I’ll try doing this myself.

Posted by:
sweets in bulk |
May 27, 2010 at 05:03 AM

vell, her er det 5 grader… og det er kaldt, hater å fryse! Sola tiiter frem her no og da kryper vel temperaturen opp mot 10 grader kanskje ;0)
Og etter masse kaldt vær, regn og skyer er jeg glad sola iallefall titter frem. 33 grader høres hærlig ut!

Posted by:
Mona |
May 27, 2010 at 05:44 AM

This is cool! Great idea! Watermelon is the best!

Posted by:
Kyle Weber |
May 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM

90 degrees in NY feels waaay hotter than 90 degrees in AZ because of the humidity.

Posted by:
Kobe Bryant |
May 27, 2010 at 02:27 PM

yum!!! makes me want to do the same thing 🙂

Posted by:
wishful nals |
May 27, 2010 at 02:41 PM

Pft…90…weakling.

Posted by:
Anon |
May 27, 2010 at 02:48 PM

33c? I call that winter. 46 average for summer here.

Sounds awesome, must try!

Posted by:
ME |
May 27, 2010 at 02:50 PM

What happens if you shake it once its been booze-ted? does it mush up the flesh or share the alcohol around a bit more evenly? sounds perfect for festivals

Posted by:
summerbum |
May 27, 2010 at 03:10 PM

Doin this kind of shit freshman year.

Posted by:
dick nubler |
May 27, 2010 at 03:30 PM

Also works well to inject vodka into oranges. 🙂

Posted by:
Sabrina |
May 27, 2010 at 04:34 PM

I will definitely be doing this next weekend…I’ll be in Miami this weekend which is already a melon of alcohol to itself ha

Posted by:
Thejumparound |
May 27, 2010 at 07:08 PM

by the NYC and NJ area, the humidity adds on about 15- 20 degrees onto the temperature.

Posted by:
Joe |
May 27, 2010 at 08:40 PM

I can’t wait to try this! Was actually never sure how to do it 🙂 Thanks for the pic!

Posted by:
cami |
May 28, 2010 at 03:04 PM

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How to Get Your Camera Back When You Lose It

Most of us photographers have a few ‘worst nightmare scenarios’. One of them is losing our cameras.

Andrew McDonald has a strategy just for you that will increase the chance of getting your camera back. He took the following series of images and leaves them on his camera so that anyone who finds it and scrolls through his pictures will see them.

Enjoy.

Thanks to Andrew for allowing us to share these images.

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Excellent production:)


Walking On Water

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funny: FUNNIEST KID TEST ANSWERS OF ALL-TIME (via HUFFINGTONPOST.COM)

funny: FUNNIEST KID TEST ANSWERS OF ALL-TIME (via HUFFINGTONPOST.COM)

this is amazing because kids are equally annoying and funny.

*this is my favorite!

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“Causas”, en mi columna de Expansión

“Causas”, en mi columna de Expansión: “

Mi columna de Expansión de esta semana se titula “Causas“, y pretende avanzar un poco en la discusión de la representatividad y validez de la red como vehículo para el activismo, de esos habituales grupos a veces multitudinarios que se forman en redes sociales en reacción a un tema determinado, frente a la dinámica clásica de la manifestación y la calle. Considerando todos los factores, la red no solo ofrece una mayor facilidad para la participación de un ciudadano independientemente de dónde se encuentre, sino que además favorece un análisis más reflexivo en el contexto de un entorno rico en información.



“Causas”, en mi columna de Expansión

“Causas”, en mi columna de Expansión: “

Mi columna de Expansión de esta semana se titula “Causas“, y pretende avanzar un poco en la discusión de la representatividad y validez de la red como vehículo para el activismo, de esos habituales grupos a veces multitudinarios que se forman en redes sociales en reacción a un tema determinado, frente a la dinámica clásica de la manifestación y la calle. Considerando todos los factores, la red no solo ofrece una mayor facilidad para la participación de un ciudadano independientemente de dónde se encuentre, sino que además favorece un análisis más reflexivo en el contexto de un entorno rico en información.