Who: Anyone who enjoys photography What: Photowalk at San Jose State University When: Thursday, Dec. 8 2011 at 1700 (5pm) Where: Rally point at San Jose City Hall at the corner of Santa Clara St. & 4th St. Why: Celebrate Photography!
+Thomas Hawk will be giving a tech talk at Google on Thursday Dec. 8 at 1400 (not open to the public). But afterwards he will be leading a photowalk at San Jose State University with an open invitation for anyone interested in photography.
See such highlights as: - $300 million dollar San Jose City Hall (a gorgeous building designed and built by the same architect who developed the Getty Center in Los Angeles) - Tower Hall - Black Power Tribute Statue - Fountain to Human Rights - SJSU Fountain - SJSU Campus Village
After the walk there will be an optional after gathering at Gordon Biersch Brewery a block from campus
Twisty So every time I turn onto Lombard from the Palace of Fine Arts I am tempted to go all the way up the hill and weasel down this winding way. I have actually done it twice in spite of the fact that it takes about 25 minutes more to escape from town this way.
Can you get a better message about your daughter @ school?
Message : I have been volunteering to bring my long jump rope and turn the rope with the kids on the playground during recess. Ainsley likes to join in the jump rope activity and has been trying for several weeks now to figure it out. She was having a hard time getting the timing of it and learning to jump with two feet. But to her credit she kept persevering through waiting in line time and time again for yet another go at it. Yesterday for the first time, it all connected. She successfully double jumped 10 or 12 times in a row to the rhyme of Ice Cream Soda. Today the same! You should have seen the smile and big high five. She really kept at it and her hard work paid off. I was feeling her glee and wanted to share it with you.
Reshared text: Perception - this is worth reading!!
In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.
About 4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
At 6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
At 10 minutes:
A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.
At 45 minutes:
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
After 1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.
This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.
This experiment raised several questions:
*In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
*If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . ..
How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?
Ever tried to bring back up a great post from a couple months ago from someone who posts every day multiple times? I tried today and finally gave up on hitting the "More" link over a dozen times and only going back 10 days or so when the post I was seeking was from July 24.
So I figured out a way to use Google search to find the post. At first I tried "Thomas Hawk streetcar" and variants of that. If I had remembered the title and searched for "Thomas Hawk I walk the line" it pops up as the 4th result on the first page. But I did not remember the title.
So as an open question that does not mean anything whatsoever I pose the following query. Which one of my desktop knickknacks is the best?
1. A 1940s Navy Telegraph Key (I only have to click it 10 billion times a second to send the same amount of data as a single 10Gbps Ethernet interface - want to see it again?) 2. A NATO Lanyard from the 2005 Combined Endeavor Exercise at Lager Aulenbach in Baumholder, Germany (with pins from Poland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Croatia, Slovakia, South Africa, UK, Sweden, and Norway, among others) 3. A 24" R2-D2 droid 4. A Chinese Foo Dog Lion procured in Beijing (adorned with senior spurs that are currently acting as my profile photo - It also has a female partner on the other side of the desk. The male has a ball under the paw, while the female has a baby lion) 5. The ubiquitous Android figurine 6. The wooden hexahedron puzzle (which a certain developer that shall remain unnamed is bugging me by leaving it disassembled each time he visits my desk) 7. The Go Gopher - a riveting mascot for our "GO" Programming language http://golang.org/
Technically this netblock is for carriers to use for CGN (carrier grade NAT)
But anyone can use it as a private internal network not to be routed across the internet. Since RFC 1918 already allows for literally millions of addresses you may find that already meets your needs and you do not need this new block.
However, often the RFC1918 blocks are utilized already in your organization and using something like this new netblock offers the chance to implement without conflicting internally.
Basically this range of 4.2 million IP addresses spanning every IP address from 100.64.0.0 to 100.127.255.255 (that is 64 x 65536 addresses or 64 /16 subnets) that can be used privately for modeling, emulated fake hosts, or the cable companies will use this range for allocating NAT addresses to subscriber cable modems.
So this is hearsay so its accuracy is unproven. The rumor is google management promised to get a pool once some milestone was reached. Million queries a day or whatever.
So we hit the goal and they wanted to deliver the promised pool to the Googlers who made it happen. Snag. MTV is mainly bog, bedrock is deep, and there are numerous logistical challenges to doing a full sized pool. Plus the city has regulations and limits that were prohibitive.
So they did not want to renege so they built these two infinity pools and man it with an on duty life guard, the hourly rate for which must be less than the insurance premium of not having him present.
So why station a life guard by two pools that are 3 feet deep? I suspect it has more to do with the fact that we have 4% of the world population and 50% of the world lawyers than safety.
So now you are going to block him from any athletic event, even when he is not in it to win, and is doing it for charity?
Please. This was a witch hunt from the beginning and the sort of thing a government does when they don't want you to pay attention to other activities that are happening.
This is the first time I heard that "banning" someone (there is a super american action right there) from athletic competition in one area (where he already retired) crosses over and stops you doing anything athletic at all.
Knock Knock. Who is it? Flowers. Flowers for whom? Plumber, ma'am. I don't need a plumber. You're that clever shark, aren't you? Candygram. Candygram, my foot. You get out of here before I call the police. You're the shark, and you know it. Wait. I-I'm only a dolphin, ma'am. A dolphin? Well...okay.