Sunday Sep 30, 2007

A Glass Cage in New York


Joseph Holmes takes some absolutely stunning photos of New York. One a day. All licenced under a generous Creative Commons licence. Check it out.

For absolute pleasure browse his photos by listening to Glass Cage - Music for Piano by Philip Glass and John Cage.

Wednesday May 30, 2007

Some pictures from the Bay Area

Last week I rented a car to go to the Semantic Technology conference in San Jose. I had hoped it would work out as a means to my getting a cheaper hotel, but there were just too many interesting conversation every evening that went on late into the night (3 am in one case) that using a car was not advisable. So in the end this was a completely useless expense: $40/day for the car + $26/day for the parking + the expensive hotel! Next time I'll rent a bicycle. Or at least give the car right back (I did not know that one can return corporate rented cars quite easily).

In the end I kept the car for Sunday and drove around some part of the Bay Area that would have been more difficult to access by foot.

Here are some pictures:


There are a lot of cyclists around the bay. That made me feel really guilty of having a ton of metal just to move my ass around.

Closer to the ocean the weather is a little more overcast

I went a couple of days without a car again. Then today I got one, thinking I may have to go to the Santa Clara campus, which is a little complicated to get to using public transport (at least when one does not know the timetables well). I keep thinking that a cycle and the train combination should get one most places.

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