Monday, June 29, 2009

Walkman turns 30 this week.

On the heel of Purple Rain's 25th anniversary is this - the Sony Walkman's 30th b-day. What next? Teens and Tweens telling me they go to "80s Retro Nights?" Oh, that already happens. Sigh.
For the fun and science of it, a 13 year old traded his iPod for a Walkman for one week. Read it here.

10% approaching fast.

Numbers don't lie ... or do they? Regardless of your particular lens, historic levels of unemployment are coming to the US.
The way I see it is that there are two main problems. The first is that the numbers are still rising at high speed, that there is neither an end in sight, nor anything that can stop these numbers from rising. The second problem is that the government, and in its wake the media, continues to downplay, embellish and, if you take an objective view, downright lie about the gravity of the situation.
Read the Automatic Earth piece here. The author has been eerily spot-on throughout most of 2008 and 2009.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

History Making in Tehran?

In a way we've reached a bit of a deadlock. The government can't work out how to deal with the unprecedented demonstrations. But the opposition is disorganised, it has no co-ordination, no strategy.
Read the BBC piece, incl the sidebar by Jon Leyne, here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Glacier & its Melt

Columbia Glacier, near Jasper - Sept. 2008.

Postcard-ish Peyto Lake

Road to somewhere.

Banff - September 2008.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Career Search 2.0

When you submit a résumé, three things happen. The hiring manager will look for you on LinkedIn to see what kind of endorsements you have. They’ll look on Facebook for pictures of you at drunken parties. And they’ll ‘Zillow’ your address to see where you live, the value of your property, how long you’ve lived there & if you can reasonably commute to a job.
So says Dan Voelpel. Read more.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

An empty pitcher - sad, yet beautiful.

M. Kalus photo - visit his flickr sets here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Get fancy with yer Bombay Sapphire

Beppi Crosariol from the Globe & Mail shows us the White Lady and Negroni (the latter as a short & long). Click here for the short video clip.