A card once told me, "You love hip-hop music. Fashion is really important to you. You don't think people know how to dance unless they know how to breakdance. Graffiti is art and there's no arguing about that. You know what bling is and you own some of it. You consider your friends your family."
I'm obsessed with words, pictures and sounds
I like nighttime in cities, too.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of privacy today. I would say that I’m generally a pretty private person. A journalist friend recently asked me if I’d be willing to attend an event about student debt and talk about my story, and I declined. Then today I began to think about my obsession with Twitter and how I have written almost 27,000 tweets - a number I can’t even comprehend. How could a person that talks so publicly on the internet not want to do so in person? Is Internet me the same person as “real-life” me? Yes and no. Will kids born today even see themselves as separate from their online identities? This has brought up a lot of questions for me, but loosely related is this fascinating article about tech-writer Paul Miller who abandoned the internet for an entire year. http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/1/4279674/im-still-here-back-online-after-a-year-without-the-internet
Digitizing negatives is a fancy phrase for turning your film photos into files on your computer. The Helmut app is a new program that allows you to use your smartphone and a simple lightbox to scan negatives.
At the moment, it’s only available on the Google Play Store, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed for an iOS version.
I JUST noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appears that gradually, over time, editors have begun the process of moving women, one by one, alphabetically, from the “American Novelists” category to the “American Women Novelists” subcategory. So far, female authors whose last names begin with A or B have been most affected, although many others have, too. The intention appears to be to create a list of “American Novelists” on Wikipedia that is made up almost entirely of men. The category lists 3,837 authors, and the first few hundred of them are mainly men. The explanation at the top of the page is that the list of “American Novelists” is too long, and therefore the novelists have to be put in subcategories whenever possible. Too bad there isn’t a subcategory for “American Men Novelists.