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December 2013


Merry Christmas

Edward Snowden is the infamous NSA surveillance leakers, hero to many and criminal to everyone else. I support him. Today he delivers a Christmas message to the world from Russia where is in asylum.

A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy.

Absolutely chilling. And true.

But on a brighter note. Let’s try to do our best to focus on things that matter. This is an article on Apple, but the quote below can be applied to anyone feeling overwhelmed and out of focus.

Qui-Gon Jinn: Don’t center on your anxieties, Obi-Wan. Keep your concentration here and now, where it belongs.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: But Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future.

Qui-Gon Jinn: But not at the expense of the moment. Be mindful of the living Force, young Padawan.

– Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

Again, Merry Christmas!


Favourite Albums of 2013

In no particular order…

If You Wait by London Grammar  —> Sights

Impersonator by Majical Cloudz —> I do sing for you

Overgrown by James Blake  —> overgrown

Pure Heroine by Lorde —> Team

Settle by Disclosure —> Latch

Days are Gone by HAIM

The Bones of What You Believe by CHVRCHES —> We Sink

Random Access Memories by Daft Punk —> doing it right

Reflektor by Arcade Fire —> Afterlife

Heartthrob by Tegan and Sara —> I’m not your hero

Cupid Deluxe by Blood Orange —> It is what it is

Kveikur by Sigur Ros —> Stormur


River Dealer by Burial

Also check out Live in Limbo’s “Top 25 Albums of 2013” and “Top 25 Songs of 2013“.



Ads like this are what make Apple Inc. different and unique from the rest of the technology companies out there. Not once are specs ever mentioned. It’s all about the emotion and what the end results are. If an Apple product seem to be weaker than a competitors device just based on the spec sheet, perhaps it is. But it is a long and tested statistic that the Apple product will function way better. It’s the marriage of liberal arts and technology that they strive for. And where they make all it just disappear into the background with the user even really noticing it is where the magic comes from.


December 14, 2013

China lands rover on the Moon

China has landed its first robotic lander on the moon, a historic lunar arrival that makes the country only the third nation to make a soft-landing on Earth’s celestial neighbor.

The “Jade Rabbit” is a very luckily named rover. It’s exciting because it’s the first time in my life time that humans landed something on the surface of the moon. Hopefully a new manned mission isn’t too far behind.

Tesla Motors plans to debut cheaper car in early 2015

Tesla Motors plans to unveil an electric car in early 2015 that could sell in the $40,000 range, a mainstream offering that could be key to the automaker’s future growth.

This is fantastic news. While many still think the $40,000 USD mark is still high, I agree with their long-term business strategy. The innovation and technological development needs to be funded from the top-end first. And from there it can be trickled down to the mass produced vehicles. Hopefully a $25,000 USD ranged model is in the not so distant roadmap.

Google adds to its menagerie or robots

It is the eighth robotics company that Google has acquired in the last half-year. Executives at the Internet giant are circumspect about what exactly they plan to do with their robot collection.

The acquisition of Boston Dynamics is intriguing. They make high end research robots for the Pentagon to mechanical dinosaurs for theme parks. Who knows what they are planning.