The life-sensing experiment seemed to work pretty well... I know that the cat out back was weirdly attracted to me when I got home.. though he may have just been talking to the Newtster, and came running my way when I turned the corner. It was a pretty good vibe to remind myself how much of what surrounds me is alive. I found myself thinking about the moss on the sidewalk, wondering about microbes in puddles, people next to me on the bus... It's a fun mindset to run with.
The Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin. Round beds, cages, upside-down furniture, padded/collaged walls, rooms with coffins for beds, or sleep on tiny buildings as a giant.
Yesterday I showed CS a link to local privacy laws, which includes wiretapping and eavesdropping. (I've seen him recording stuff with his palmtop a couple of times, and thought I'd point it out to him.)
I think it is fairly straightforward -
"Twelve states forbid the recording of private conversations without the consent of all parties. Those states are California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington."Good to know...of course, I would like to ask a few PI and Lawyer-types just how sound that all is. If someone records you without your permission, and you find out about it.
His reply was a simple "Dude, the law doesn't apply."
Ok, maybe it doesn't, but it sure seems that way to me. I've always been under the impression that you could take pictures of whatever you wanted to in public, but recording people's voices was pretty taboo. If you want me to take you seriously, don't call me dude.
He also mentioned that he's actively seeking employment elsewhere, and plans to go back to school to leave the IT industry this August. I think he's just riding out this gig until the big Kahuna cuts him loose at this point. That's fine, but he shouldn't be surfing the hire-pages at work.
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap's objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.
I foresee good things in the month ahead. Possibilities and potential that are mostly hidden, but could bloom nicely. Sunlight reflecting off the moon.