New Time Warner Cable Speeds for NYC
I got an unexpected email from Time Warner recently stating that they were changing Internet speeds for all subscribers. If you have the latest cable modem, you simply need to call to activate the new speeds, and if not, they send you new hardware (and a box to return your old modem) – which is what I had to do. This is interesting to me on a few fronts. First, this seems like interesting…
Thoughts on Facebook Slingshot
Yesterday Facebook put out their latest app about temporal photos and video with the launch of Slingshot. At it’s core, it’s a photo and video messaging tool that lets you very easily create content to share with friends. However there are a few interesting things that are notable about a new app from Facebook.
This dude has a sick skill!!
This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.” Pretty sick, amiright?
Way2Ride Taxi Payments in NYC
For those that don’t know, many (all?) NYC yellow cabs are now outfitted with a digital screen in the back of the cab that shows local news updates, NYC tourist info, and of course advertising. For the past few months I have been actively using Way2Ridewhich appears as a “check in” button on the screens to easily pay for and charge cab rides to a loaded credit card. I pay attention anytime a call…