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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

MacPhone concept

I came across this old MacPhone concept.  I really do love these pieces of Retro Futurism because they remind me a bit of what inspired us to get to where we are now.  This reminds me a bit of Cisco VoIP phones that one might see these days in offices.
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The New Google Glass

I am trying to catch up to Google I/O 2022 announcements in small drips today.  I came across this reboot of Google Glass which seems pretty interesting.  Yes, there are privacy issues (similar, or greater than Google Home), but this is an interesting concept.  Would love to see more AR futures.
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Course in explaining NFTs (humor)

 I came across this during April Fool's this year, but I completely forgot about it.  I found a screengrab while cleaning out my desktop the other day :-)
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One last round of April Fool's jokes...

 OK... here are some screencaps of some things I saw around the web last Friday that made me chuckle a bit :-) That's all for April Fool's 2022 ;-)
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Duolingo personal injury, Grape Jerky, and the 2D printer

 Another set of April Fool's jokes from this year.  This time from Duolingo, Sunkist, and Form Labs :-)
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Juiced.GS to be acquired by Microsoft

Well, here's the first April Fools joke today.  This comes from the web-based magazine Juiced.GS, a magazine that writes about the Apple ][ GS.  Apparently it's 1998 and it's being acquired by Micro$oft ;-)A bit of copy/paste from the email I read this morning:APRIL 1, 2022 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Microsoft, hot on the heels of its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, has announced
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Adieu Blackberry!

 Well, that's an end of an era!  Old Blackberry devices no longer function as of yesterday!  I remember the Blackberry craze well.  At the time (circa 2004-2005) the Blackberry craze was pretty strong on my campus with everyone of any "importance" on campus having one (subsidized by the campus of course). Lots of IT folks had one, and so did many managers.  Blackberry messenger
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Year-in-Review: Reddit

Continuing on with the cards-based year-in-review theme, here's just some odd stats from Reddit.  I guess the lesson here is that I scroll a lot... (or maybe I subscribe to too many subreddits)...I am also surprised at the Karma I got in my town's subreddit. I also liked the trading-card theme (which I didn't post) that came up as part of this.
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Year-in-review: Twitter

 'Tis the time of year when various social media platforms do a  year-in-review, or have different plug-ins that give you some stats anyway.  I'll start with Twitter's festive Christmas tree version of who I've (apparently) interacted with over the month of December.  I don't recognize some of these profile pics🤔
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Apple VideoPad II

 Well, this piece of Apple history is going up for auction, it's not something I had even heard of prior to this week!  The Verge reported that an auction is taking place soon for a rare prototype of a tablet/communicator that Steve Jobs scrapped back in the 90s.  The Verge writes that:Developed between 1993 and 1995 with VideoPad 1 and 3 (the only two examples shown to the public),
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