Automatic Bullseye Dartboard

The (poor) dart player in me hates this but the guy in me who appreciates the effort loves it.

In the original story, Pinocchio killed Jiminy Cricket

Today I Found Out: You probably already knew that Disney has a habit of taking dark, twisted children’s fairy tales and turning them into sickeningly sweet happily-ever-afters. The 1940 version of Pinocchio is no exception. The movie is based on … Continued

Fury road: Did Uber steal the driverless future from Google?

Bloomberg: But none of these (Uber) scandals has the potential financial impact of the one Uber has said the least about: a lawsuit from Alphabet Inc.—the parent of Google and Google’s self-driving car division, now called Waymo—over driverless cars. Waymo … Continued

Bottlenose dolphins, Marlborough Sounds

I’ve seen dolphins do this off the bow and stern of a Canadian Navy warship when I was younger and it was an amazing thing to watch. They actually seemed to be enjoying pacing the ship and playing in the wake.

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

Looks good so far. As a photographer, I’m always fighting the battle between file size and image quality. Anything that can help is a win.

Everyone is falling for this frighteningly effective Gmail scam

No, “everyone” isn’t but it is (unfortunately) a very clever phishing scam that can catch the unwary off guard. It also points out the effectiveness of two-factor authentication and password managers like 1Password. They wouldn’t load your password on the phishing site because the fake site URL wouldn’t match the real one in 1Password.

St. Patrick’s Day myths and legends

Did you know St. Patrick was “Roman”, not Irish? Or that there’s no such thing as a “Shamrock”? Do you know the Irish (and many of the rest of us) wear green today? Well, prepare to be better informed.