Absolutely BRILLIANT

75% of the earth population, i.e. four billion people, “don’t exist” because they have no physical address. This cohort of “unaddressed” can’t open a bank account, can’t deal properly with an hospital or an administration, let alone get a delivery.

And no sooner asked – than fixed !!! The world is now indexed so that any 3 meter * 3 meter square on the surface of the earth can be identified by just three words. It works, thanks to Chris Sheldrick and his team

BTW – I wrote and posted this piece at ordered.wooden.tequila. (Note – when you click that link, it is highly specific. It is my best guess as to where I was in ‘The Balboa Cafe’, because the next table along would be sponsors.lobster.extend.

Next question – how long before someone invents a game (treasure hunt style) based on visiting certain words. For example, where would you go to find the perfect cocktail ? vermouth.gin.bitters ?

DANG !

[ Source : Monday Note ]

Careful what the question is, because that pretty much always defines the answer.

In recent Apple blogs a lot of questions have been asked as to whether an iPadPro can replace your MacBook (Pro). It seems we have been asking the wrong question.

Fraser turns it around and asks whether you can replace your iPad Pro with a MacBook (Pro). You shouldn’t be surprised by the outcome, but some snippets to tickle your taste buds.

The fact that the keyboard and screen are limited to being held in an L-shaped configuration seriously limits its flexibility. It is basically impossible to use a MacBook pro while standing up and downright dangerous to use when walking around.

and

No MacBook Pro offers a four-speaker configuration built into it’s body. This can put a bit of a dampener on your enjoyment of movies and TV shows as the sound is far thinner with less bass and richness than the iPad Pro can deliver.

and

You are also limited to landscape orientation of the screen, which makes reading books and browsing longer websites an exercise in frustrated scrolling.

and

You have to commit to a specific keyboard layout and language from the factory that can never be changed.


[ Source : Fraser Speirs ]

sting

On August 11, 1994, Kohn sold a CD of Sting’s Ten Summoner’s Tales album to a friend in Philadelphia, who used his credit card to spend $12.48, plus shipping costs, in a transaction that, for the first time ever, was protected by encryption technology.

Amazing to think that e-commerce has only been with us for 21 years. And who knew that a Sting album was part of the transaction. Had we known, we could have stopped it all then !

[ Source : Fast Company, via NextDraft ]

The sad thing is that I become increasingly less stunned by increasingly stupid decisons.

This is the reason why a Beginners Yoga class has been cancelled at The University Of Ottawa.

a yoga class designed to include disabled students has been canceled after concerns the practice was taken from a culture that “experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy,”

they are talking about India under British rule. Seemingly ignoring the fact that Yoga has been around for 5,000 years. Give or take.

[ Source : The Washington Post ]

So it is clear which side Yahoo is on. From their business POV it makes total sense. I wonder if Google will follow suit? And when they do, what the free users of those services will do in turn.

  • Move ?
  • Accept It ?
  • Demand A Paid For Service From The Provider ?

The company says it’s not policy to do this — yet — but they’re testing locking Yahoo Mail users out of their accounts unless they turn off ad-blocking.

[ Source : Boing Boing ]