The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress | WIRED. Unless you have been under a rock the last 24 hours, you know about the viral dress that has been making the rounds of the Internet. Apparently, how we perceive background light or dark has a lot to do with how we perceive the color of the dress. I am a morning person, and I am predisposed to see light; so, my first perception was that the dress was white and gold. However, once the background light darkens, I can see that the dress is actually blue and black. This reminded me of the old joke about law practice, which I shall not repeat, except to comment that our job as lawyers often is to paint a picture of facts that favorably impacts our clients. We create the background light that illuminates our client. The lesson here is that perception is not always reality; but, it certainly can color our reality.
All The Ways Apple Will Probably Mess Up Its Car. Does anybody around here know what they're doing? Does anybody remember Apple Maps? The Apple Maps Development Team were all former cast members of "Lost", weren't they? Now, Apple wants us to get into a car without a driver, ask a Siri like voice where we are, tell Siri where we want to go, and then hope to God we get there in one piece. Seriously?
Priests post Twitter #ashtag selfies for Ash Wednesday (oh, Lordy) - CNET. I weep for the world. It is over. We live in a time in which Priests post selfies on Ash Wednesday; supposedly to prove that they went to Church? Or maybe our self-absorbed culture has finally reached its selfish hand into the brains of the human beings who are supposed to give wise advice and counsel about our human frailties. It's all in fun, though, so who am I to complain?
Okay, it's been a long week. Courtrooms, offices, paperwork, clients, creditors, debtors, and the whole gamut of stuff we deal with every day. It's almost the weekend, and the Carbon Flyer airplane with 240 foot Android and iOS control, and a video camera, is what I want to be doing. This is a project that needs money to complete; but, it is totally cool. In my salad days, when I was young, we flew paper airplanes and kites. These days, we fly the lightest, strongest material known to man...carbon fiber. Fly on.
I still remember the night in August, 1994, when I went to the local big box store at midnight, and waited in line to buy Windows 95. I then stayed up all night loading 3.5 inch floppies into my computer so that I could run the latest, greatest operating system from Microsoft. Do you long for the days when you could connect to the Internet over a telephone line at 300 baud? Do you wish for the original Internet Explorer? Have I got a product for you.