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Navigating the perils of Broadway and 79th Street

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Navigating the perils of Broadway and 79th Street
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the east side of Broadway, at the intersection of 79th Street; I was on the south side of the street, and these two women were on the north side.

I assume that the younger woman on the right was a caretaker/assistant, and that perhaps the couple had been out shopping somewhere in the neighborhood …

But what impressed me the most about this scene was the dignity and the bravery and the grace of the elderly woman on the left. Look how well she’s dressed and made up, and look at her determination to navigate her way along what seems to be a very minor transition from the sidewalk to the actual street between the north side and the south side of 79th street…

Note: this photo was published in a Mar 19, 2009 blog titled Spinal Cord Stimulation Shows Promise for Treating Parkinson’s Disease." It was also published as an illustration-link to an article titled "Preventing falls in the elderly ."

Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Mar 2, 2010 blog titled "Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson’s: Keep Them Active." And it was published in a Jun 27, 2010 CancerType blog , with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Nov 8, 2010 blog titled "The cost of care at home." For some bizarre reason, it was also published in a Nov 23, 2010 blog titled "What would u do if i licked your face?" And it was published in a Dec 1, 2010 blog titled "La cuisine de la dépendance." It was also published in a Dec 8, 2010 blog titled "Disease Management versus Cure, Part 1."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Feb 15th "Cool Young Women Health Questions images, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written for this Flickr page. And it was published in a Sep 11, 2011 blog titled "The cycle repeats."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jul 13, 2012 blog titled "Pain In Lower Right Abdomen- Diagnosing And Treatment," as well as a Sep 2, 2012 blog titled "Heel Pain & Ankle Pain." It was also published in a Sep 7, 2012 blog titled "Understanding Your Nighttime Sweating." And it was published in an undated (mid-Sep 2012) blog titled "Symptoms Of Hemorrhoids And H Miracle," as well as a Sep 20, 2012 blog titled "Pain In Lower Left Abdomen Caused By Minor Problems," and a Sep 24, 2012 blog titled "Why Is It That We Get Fever Blisters?" It was also published in a Sep 28, 2012 blog titled "What is NAFLD and Its Issues." And it was published in an Oct 14, 2012 blog titled "Feet Pain & Ankle Pain." It was also published in a Dec 1, 2012 blog titled "Liver cirrhosis." And it was published in a Dec 29, 2012 blog titled "Are You Tired Of Hemorrhoids? Read On."

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 2, 2013 blog titled "The Psychological Facet of Diabetes." And it was published in a Jan 15, 2013 blog titled "The Mental Aspect of Diabetes." It was also published in a Jan 24, 2013 blog titled "Factors, Indicators and Treatments of Liver Disease." It was also published in a Feb 28, 2013 blog titled "Cold Sores Symptoms, Treatments and Protection."

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, *far* more people who are *not* so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

My Room (the clean portion)
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Image by iDanSimpson
This is one of the walls of my room – these shelves, from IKEA, definitely make it my favorite wall. I like it like this.

my new mac
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Image by Keith Seekwhence
15" powerbook G4 DVI Titanium 1GHz. The very last one in this build (’04) and in my opinion, ushered in the future. At the time, it seemed everything else were chunky variations of black plastic. As hailed as it was for its lightweight and minimal design, titanium alloy however strong and light, was later discovered, suppresses wi-fi signals, therefore not ideal for portable computers relying on wireless networks. Among some other known issues with this architecture, the hinge design was flawed and over time, severed at the display side of the hinge. The surface area of contact could not support the torque needed to sustain the pressures from opening and closing which also led to stressed and pinched inverter and LVDS cables. This gave way to the wider bezel and flushed hinge design that was implemented with the aluminum architecture.

With consideration to form and function and a bit of pampering, this is my personal favorite powerbook design yet. Apple abandoned the black keyboard keys for silver with the Aluminum series that followed the Titanium only to return to black 4 years later with the current Uni-body.

A memory upgrade to 1GB (2 x 512), new optical drive, zeroed out hard disk, pram battery zap, 10.5 install & download of TenFourFox, maxes this one out nicely. Run on.


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HP DV6000 Laptop Repair Fix Disassembly Tutorial | Notebook Take Apart, Remove & Install

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Solar battery power charger for notebook/ laptop

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Peats “World Of Electronics” – 75 Employees Lose Their Jobs

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Peats “World Of Electronics” – 75 Employees Lose Their Jobs
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Image by infomatique
Peats ‘World of Electronics’ – Statement

02.04.2012

It is with deep sadness and regret that the family owned business of Peats ‘World of Electronics’, the long established and well-known Dublin electronics retail company is to seek the appointment of a Liquidator in an upcoming voluntary creditor’s liquidation.

The Chairman of the business, Ben Peat, briefed the company’s 75-staff today at the company’s head-office store in Parnell St and told staff that the company could not continue to trade in light of its current financial constraints confirming that the company’s eleven stores around Dublin have closed with immediate effect.

Mr Peat told staff that a combination of recession impacts, unsustainably high rental costs and a changing marketplace in which online shopping was eating into high street retailing, meant that the business cannot continue to trade going into the upcoming lean summer. Mr Peat said that “the business generated 60% of its annual sales in the period November to January, and that a summer’s spend could not carry the business, to allow it to continue. It is evident in our experience that consumers have little discretionary spend at this time and sales volumes are up to 50% down on peak 2007 spend, while in parallel it has not been possible to achieve appropriate rental adjustment to enable a profit margin to be achieved to sustain business viability. The sector in which we operate has been disproportionately affected by the downturn, if we don’t close now our capacity to settle our affairs to best effect will only further deteriorate”, Mr Peat said.

Mr Peat told staff that “Trade hit its peak in 2007, with turnover that year of €24m, it has since re-trenched to less than half for the current year” and thanking staff, customers and suppliers, he continued, “the Company had a fine heritage for quality, decency and value, it became a popular name on the Dublin retail landscape and it’s departure from the high-street will be a loss to the tradition of family retailing in Dublin. Thanking customers he said, it is with deep regret that we have to close the doors of our ‘world of electronics business’, – we have tried very hard to establish solutions with suppliers and landlords that could have brought balance and sustainability back into our business. We have implemented extensive cost-reduction at all levels including payroll and terms of employment, but unfortunately it is beyond our power to continue in operation and we have to protect our staff, creditors, debtors and legal interests to best possible effect and do right by all concerned as far as is both humanly and financially possible. We cannot allow our situation to deteriorate further – as we do not want to compromise our capacity to secure the best possible outcome for all out of what is a difficult situation”

Thanking staff for their support and loyalty in a number of cases for over thirty years, Mr Peat said that staff will be paid their entitlements and redundancy due in full, and asked for their support for both colleagues and the business in the coming days, while the business settled its affairs to the very best of its ability to do so. He commented that over the years Peat’s staff have always been exceptional, there was one big extended family within which three generations of the Peat family still currently work.

Peats began life in Parnell Street in 1934 when Brigit and William Peat set up shop to sell wet cell batteries, bicycles, furniture and prams. All six of their children joined the business and their youngest son, Ben Peat is the current chairman. In its early years the company began to develop the electronics side of the business selling radiograms, followed by three-in-one hi-fi systems and contemporary products including repair services, to the present day sales of an assembly of electronic home entertainment products including flat screen TV’s, cameras, computer laptops and accessories.

Peats’ eleven stores are located throughout Dublin, with its head office in Parnell St; the Company also has stores in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, College Green, Rathmines, Swords and in the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge. It also operated a number of Sony Centre shops under the Sony Centre identity. These outlets are located in the Jervis Shopping Centre, on O’Connell St, in Dun Laoghaire, in the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre and also on Stephen’s Green, close to the Shelbourne Hotel.

All stores have now been closed and telephone calls will automatically be directed to a call centre to accommodate any enquiries arising, so that they can be logged and dealt with as efficiently and as soon as possible.

In making enquiries customers are invited to call 01-9023718 or to Email: admin@peats.com

My Desk/GTD Setup
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Image by slimninja
If I’m working, these are the things that are out. I’m a leftie, so everything I want immediate access to is directly to the left of my keyboard.This is my desk at home, but no matter where I am, I pretty much have the same things immediately to my left: moleskine, hipsterpda, hard landscape, current projects.

To the right of the frame and out of view are three things on my desk: 1) my inbox 2) coffee cup 3) trackball.

Thoughts? Questions? Suggestions?


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How to break down and rebuild a laptop – Dell Latitude D505 – Repair Power Connector – Time Lapse

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Battleship Texas (BB35)

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Battleship Texas (BB35)
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Image by The Rocketeer
In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy.

The TEXAS is the last of the battleships, patterned after HMS Dreadnought, that participated in World War (WW) I and II. She was launched on May 18, 1912 from Newport News, Virginia. When the USS TEXAS was commissioned on March 12,1914, she was the most powerful weapon in the world, the most complex product of an industrial nation just beginning to become a force in global events.

In 1916, TEXAS became the first U.S. battleship to mount antiaircraft guns and the first to control gunfire with directors and range-keepers, analog forerunners of today’s computers. In 1919, TEXAS became the first U.S. battleship to launch an aircraft.

In 1925, the TEXAS underwent major modifications. She was converted to oil-fired boilers, tripod masts and a single stack were added to the main deck, and the 5" guns that bristled from her sides were reduced in number and moved to the main deck to minimize problems with heavy weather and high seas. Blisters were also added as protection against torpedo attack.

The TEXAS received the first commercial radar in the US Navy in 1939. New antiaircraft batteries, fire control and communication equipment allowed the ship to remain an aging but powerful unit in the US naval fleet. In 1940, Texas was designated flagship of US Atlantic Fleet. The First Marine Division was founded aboard the TEXAS early in 1941. April 21, 1948 the Texas was decommissioned.

Guy with cane
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This guy was walking from the Broadway side of 72nd Street to the Amsterdam Avenue side, right past the entrance to the 72nd Street subway station. He was giving me a slightly quizzical look, as if to say, "What kind of nut would want to take a picture of me?"

Note: this photo was published in an undated (late Oct 2010) blog titled "Helping You Ease Arthritis Pain." It was also published in an undated (Dec 2010) "Neck Arthritis" blog, with the same title and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.

It was also published in a Jan 7, 2011 blog titled "Where can I find cura-heat liquid for arthritis pain relief?" And it was published in an undated (mid-Feb 2011) arthritis blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in an undated (late Mar 2011) blog titled "Make Everyday Tasks Easier With Aids for Arthritis." And it was published in an Apr 4, 2011 blog titled "http://www.pronexcervicaltractiondevice.com/how-does-your-doctor-treat-your-fibromyalgia-i-get-little-to-no-relief-headachesneckjawfacial-pain/" It was also published in a May 15, 2011 blog titled "treatment for fibromyalgia pain?" And it was published in a May 28, 2011 blog titled "Does Natural Arthritis Relief Really Work?" It was also published in an Aug 18, 2011 Alternative Pain Relief blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in a Nov 14, 2011 blog titled "Q&A: Rheumatoid arthritis at age 36?"

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jan 1, 2012 blog titled "Q&A: What age did you get rheumatoid arthritis?" It was also published in an undated (early Jan 2012) blog titled "Muscle Relaxant and Pain Relief," and a Jan 8, 2012 blog titled "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment." And it was published in a Jan 16,2012 blog titled "Rheumatoid Arthritis in Men Leads to Erectile Dysfunction."

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

regret. nothing.
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was part of a billboard advertising a dietetic brand of potato chips, which I saw on the street, somewhere around Broadway & 75th Street. I thought it was an interesting sign on its own…

Note: this photo was published in a June 14, 2009 blog titled (duh!) "No regrets!" And a tightly cropped version of the photo was published in an Apr 19, 2010 blog titled "Success." It was also published in a Jun 29, 2010 blog titled "Have you ever regretted that you initiated a rematch?" And it was published in a Jul 23, 2010 blog titled "Regrets, I Have a… No, Wait, I Don’t Regret a Thing." It was also published in an Aug 5, 2010 Norwegian blog titled "Hvorfor er det ingen som angrer?", and an Aug 9, 2010 Vancouver Sun blog titled "What parents regret most about having children."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Jan 12, 2011 blog titled "Top 5 regrets." It was also published in a Feb 24, 2011 blog titled "Any regrets in your life?" And it was published in a Mar 21, 2011 blog titled "Getting Over Regrets." It was also published in a Jul 7, 2011 blog titled "Have a Deep Regret About Work? You Must be a Man." And it was published in a Jul 23, 2011 blog titled "Living With Regret Isn’t Living." And it was published in an Oct 17, 2011 blog titled "Schöne No Privacy Bilder." It was also published in a Dec 21, 2011 blog titled "Incite 12/21/2011: Regret. Nothing."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Nov 23, 2012 blog titled "Regrets? I have only one."

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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