Hutai road and Xinhu road. April 30th, morning, rainy.
Archive | April, 2007
I just updated my FeedBurner feed. Now you don’t only get new blog entries there, but also my newest flickr images as well as my recent diggs. And starting very soon, also my new Video-log ‘MOMENTS’. Hope you like it. Subscribe to my RSS 2.0 feed here. If you’re running OS X, the best free feed reader is Vienna.
I wanted to write something about this guy Justin since weeks. So he lives in San Francisco and he has a mobile web-cam that he never turns off. He is live 24 hours a day. On the internet. Via live-stream. On the domain justin.tv. I guess he hooked up his web-cam to his notebook which is hooked up to the net via UMTS or something. It’s insane, it’s new, and it’s more than fascinating. He’s doing this since over a month now, in the beginning he became the target of pranks, some people send once the police and once reported an fire in his apartment. These days he hit the news on blogs once again, as he is getting evicted without any real reason. I guess his landlords don’t like his tv-station and all the attention that he draws to his surroundings. Like we say in Germany: Maybe they have some bodies lying around in the basement, who knows. Anyway, if you didn’t know him yet… Hope now you’re interested. And good luck retrieving the live stream, it’s often full and requires a lot of refreshes. Don’t give up!
So I just installed this WordPress plugin called podpress since I am going to start a podcast soon, and now I am testing it for functionality.
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Funny. I just saw ‘New AOL.com Beta Rips Off Yahoo! Home Page‘ on digg (but TechChrunch reported first) and it’s so true! Seems like AOL is yet another Microsoft and can’t figure out to make their own design, see Windows Live aka MSN and Google. Well, better a good copy then a horrible redesign, I guess. Like all the chinese Web 2.0 sites copy the abroad ones at the moment (just look at Tudou). Anyway, you can visit Yahoo! here and the new AOL Beta 3 here.
Austin Ramzy has posted something rather crazy on the TIME China-Blog, a new symbol that ‘designates a product as one of China’s top brands’. Click on the symbol to read the whole story…
So when I went to Lujiazui yesterday to take some new Pudong pictures for the ChinaNext competition, all of a sudden an idea flew to my head: Why not create a vertical panorama of the beautiful Jin Mao tower? So I took five images at full zoom and stitched them together in Photoshop CS3, which has a new and goddamn hard rocking Photomerging function. Do you like the result?
What is ChinaNext?
China’s Future. A photography competition raising money for Shanghai’s underprivileged students. The winning photographs will be printed, framed and then sold at auction for charity during the event. The Shanghai Flickr Meetup group is organizing a charity auction event. Flickr members submit their digital photographs under the theme “China Next: China’s Future” as seen by the photographer.
Since my guests always seem to like my spaghetti, I thought I’d post my recipe. Today my friend theshanghaieye from flickr came over and took pics while my wife and I were cooking, so you can see the progress with images.
An unidentified demonstrator flashes a sign reading “Free software, Open source” as he rushes across the stage following a speech by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates — standing in the middle of teh group at the rear — in Beijing. (Associated Press Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel) (April 20, 2007)