Wednesday, June 25, 2014

According to Google, people check their Android phones an average of 125 times every day.

 According to Google, people check their Android phones an average of 125 times every day.

Warm Up 2014 - MoMA PS1 courtyard - Saturdays, June 28–September 6, 2014

Great Live Outdoor Music near my condo.

Warm Up 2014MoMA PS1 courtyard
Saturdays, June 28–September 6, 2014
3–9 PM; doors open at Noon

"MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2014, beginning June 28 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 6. A New York summer staple now in its 17th year, MoMA PS1’s highly anticipated Warm Up outdoor music series continues its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres. Warm Up supports both established and emerging artists by creating a platform that allows for experimentation and providing a space for collaboration, new material, and side projects.
Warm Up is held in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which this year will feature an installation by New York architecture firm The Living (David Benjamin), Hy-Fi, the winning design of the 15th annual Young Architects Program (YAP). M. Wells Dinette will be open for cocktails, and they will be serving grab-and-go summer fare in the courtyard for Warm Up Saturdays."

Starting this weekend
June 28A/JUS/TED / Under the Shade / New York, NY, USA
Dimitri From Paris / Gomma, Defected Records / Paris, France
Pantha du Prince (live) / Rough Trade Records / Berlin, Germany
DJ Spoko / True Panther Sounds / Atteridgeville, South Africa
Mumdance / Tectonic Recordings / London, England

Fully Schedule Link

12pm Thursday - not much work will be going on in the city -- United States vs Germany


12pm Thursday - not much work will be going on in the city -- United States vs Germany

Jeff Koons: "A Retrospective" Exhibition Opening Reception at the Whitney 2014 - Photos of Opening

Jeff Koons: "A Retrospective" Exhibition Opening Reception at the Whitney - Last opening before Museum moves and opens in Meatpacking Area

"Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. Making its debut at the Whitney on June 27, the exhibition, Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, will be the artist’s first major museum presentation in New York, and the first to fill nearly the entirety of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building with a single artist’s work. It also will be the final exhibition to take place there before the Museum opens its new building in the Meatpacking District in spring 2015. A Retrospective is organized by Scott Rothkopf, Nancy and Steve Crown Family Curator and Associate Director of Programs"








Friday, June 13, 2014

Mobile video is going to kill cable (not fully) - It's already driving users away from cable...

Mobile video is booming.

"Even though iPhone and Android phones still struggle to show video seamlessly, the amount of video seen on mobile devices is going through the roof. About 40% of all YouTube traffic comes from mobile."

This number is only going to explode even more after Apple finally delivers devices with larger screens.

Bill Gates mind blowing Tweet

seems the country of ghosts is a larger issue than most have thought...

 link...


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Museum Mile Festival 2014

Tonight here in NYC is what is being called Museum Mile Festival 2014 -- All museums are free and open till 9pm...

http://www.nyc-arts.org/collections/103935/museum-mile-festival-2014


Summer by the Sea, 29th Annual Chef's Tribute 2014

Amazing night of great food, wine and people.... Held at Rockefeller Center









The real person behind the Lincoln Assassination

The real person behind the Lincoln Assassination



Friday, June 6, 2014

amazingly cool movie poster - dawn of the planet of the apes

amazingly cool movie poster - plus it's rare to ever see a movie title with two "of the" 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Prices Of 4K Monitors Could Go Under $400 By Year End, Says Intel Exec

Prices Of 4K Monitors Could Go Under $400 By Year End, Says Intel Exec
  The price of 4K monitors could fall to under $400 by the end of this year, according to Intel. (Computerworld)
Why This Is Important: Although Intel didn’t specify how these prices will drop, demand for better-quality monitors is rising as more computers feature touchscreen panels. from ce newswire

Syria Rebels destroy military base with underground tunnel with massive explosion

Syria Rebels destroy military base with underground tunnel

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

LinkedIn's CEO Uses This Management Trick To Avoid Feedback Confusion

  • Any feedback from the CEO is designated into one of three categories: one person's opinion, strong suggestion, or mandate. Weiner, either in conversation or over email, will make the distinction about what kind of statement he's making to stay on the same page and avoid confusion.
  • One person's opinion means he's sharing "an anecdotal opinion where the input is to be treated as coming from just one user/customer/member of the team." His title and authority doesn't come into the equation with this kind of comment.
  • A strong suggestion carries greater weight than one person's opinion, but "still falls short of telling the team what to do." When Weiner offers a strong suggestion, he is drawing on his experience, but trying to provide the team with space to take risks. This type of feedback requires both sides to have an open mind.
  • A mandate is an actual order. "Issuing mandates when it makes sense can pay huge dividends by enabling the company to avoid prohibitively costly mistakes," Weiner writes. "However, issue them too often or without the right justification and there is no faster way to signal your lack of trust and demotivate the team. Try to use this category sparingly (if at all)."

link

Monday, June 2, 2014

Uranian Winters are incredibly long.....

trivia of the day --- With an insane axial tilt of 82 degrees (earth is like 23 degrees), Uranus has a summer with the sun never setting for 42 years.... Conversely its winter is plunged into total darkness for about 42 years....