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Anyone still on this? Here's a thing I announced everywhere else. Maybe some people here missed it? Not likely, but I'm more curious about who actually sees it. http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2013/05/07/10_years/
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The zen garden was a huge turning point in my understanding of semantic markup and css, thank you ;]
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Our long international nightmare is hopefully almost over.
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500ppi just seems like a waste; if your eye can't discern individual pixels after 320 or so, I can't imagine how more would benefit you in any meaningful way.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/20/toshiba-shows-off-6-inch-tablet-display-with-498ppi-resolution/
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The fine art community prints at over 600dpi, and the richness it boasts is unreal. Some print as high as 1200dpi. All of the science behind the study behind the 1 arcsecond of resolution is true for 20/20 vision. But take a near-sided person, whom has an advantage to seeing close up, and visual acuity is much higher. High pixel pitch displays are the future, and the race has only just begun. Thanks for sharing!
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OMFG I'm so dumb haha!!
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I don't quite remember how it happened, but at some point my iPhone accidentally took a bath on Friday night.

By the next morning I had forgotten and plugged it in, assuming the battery was just dead. After a while I realized that my bad dream of fishing for my soaked phone may have actually happened. I popped out the SIM card and sure enough it was quite wet and I could see condensation inside both cameras, front and back.

So I dropped it into a bag of rice for a few days, pulled it out and tried it again today. No luck. Using the detailed iPhone teardown guide at iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-4-Teardown/3130/1) I spent some time pulling it apart, and scrubbing various corroded contacts with rubbing alcohol. After reassembling, sadly it appears this phone is quite dead.

I had every intention of skipping the 4S, it didn't feel like a necessary upgrade. Still doesn't, but there's now one on the way, and I get to spend the next two weeks with my old first-gen aluminum back iPhone if I can get a SIM card that will actually work on Telus.
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Maybe Dave had 2 or 3 DFH World Wide Stouts... that would do it.
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Still waiting for the keynote day-after posts on how the crushing disappointment caused the author to self reflect and realize that maybe, just maybe, discarding a phone every single year isn't an admirable or sustainable behaviour.
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Finally finished uploading my photos of Islay: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/tags/islay/
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Yawn. You've seen flocks of birds in action, right? Yeah, not like this.
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Have you ever seen a large flock of starlings in flight? Watch this video.
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Awesome in the truest sense.
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Two years of riding is really filling up my GPS map of the city and surrounding area. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mezzoblue/6274541142/in/photostream
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Ok, thx Dave appreciate it. Oh, and cool GPS photo!
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"Such is the state of the reactionary web culture. Post media with no context, no anchor in reality, and if it pushes your buttons, trips your emotional triggers, you post your pavlovian responses."

I really do like this quote from a comment thread (!) on a protest video, and I think it works in a more general way. Of course, posting it here out of context may well be considered ironic. (source: "archer" on this thread - https://plus.google.com/107606703558161507946/posts/eFcBHkW4J2m)
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Ah. Damn those original contexts and anchors in reality! :-) Sorry.

It is in an interesting quote, but then emotional responses are to be expected to media in general I guess. I think even those responses with comparatively more thought behind them are born of and written because of emotions.
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Oh wow, Dennis Ritchie died this weekend. I had the Ritchie & Kernighan C book in high school, and while I didn't go down that road, it did obviously open a lot of doors for me. https://plus.google.com/u/0/101960720994009339267/posts/ENuEDDYfvKP?hl=en
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Happy fun laser pointer time.
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Have to say, kitty is pretty cute!
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Dave Shea is the creator of the CSS Zen Garden, founder of Bright Creative, and a former co-organizer of Web Directions North. He blogs sometimes at Mezzoblue and Flickrs a bit more often than that.
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