Moore’s law

January 5, 2017   Comments (4)
 

And this would be my first 1GB hard drive. 😂😂😂 Consider please: it's 8

And this would be my first 1GB hard drive. 😂😂😂 Consider please: it’s 8″ tall, 6″ wide & 2″ across (a 64 GB phone is roughly a sixth the size?) and you can now get microSD cards that hold 128GB. 
The first computer I (co-)bought was had an 8GB hard drive and my boyfriend at the time and I marveled at it. What on earth could we even put on there? We had mp3’s, word documents and excel sheets. We weren’t gamers (and anyway, games came on CDs and we had TWO, count ’em, two optical drives. I ripped so many cd’s and made so many mix’tapes’ 😀
My next computer — with which I used this drive — was an iBook 12″ laptop. 64GB hard disk? I can’t recall at all.Such a huge boost from the windows 3.1 desktop and CRT monitor I used when I first got to the US in 1995.
Do you remember your first external hard drive? Please share in the comments 🙂
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Grand Canyon roadtrip 

November 17, 2016   Comments (4)
 

Sunrise over yavapai point. It was hailing and my fingers nearly froze off trying to get a few photos. Touch screens in the cold make me miss having old fashioned cameras with shutter buttons!  #blog | November 17, 2016 at 11:06PM

Sunrise over Yavapai point on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. At 6:45 a.m. it was hailing and my fingers nearly froze off trying to get a few photos. Touch screens in the cold make me miss having old fashioned cameras with shutter buttons!


The fog and the snow clouds dispersed pretty quickly and after we warmed up a bit we decided to drive up to Desert view (above) and then Moran point (below). Every passing minute seemed to bring out new color and richer detail. I really wish we’d had more time there. 


Eventually we headed back to Vegas (which will get its own post) on historic Route 66 (get your kicks on …) passing the marker for Chloride, America’s oldest inhabited mining (ghost) town, and the Hoover Dam once we’d crossed into Nevada.

Sigh. I don’t know about Vegas but I know I’ll be back here someday.

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I’m a mofo starboy

October 22, 2016   Comments (0)
 

The arrangement of the magnetic poetry on the fridge is entirely coincidental. No animals or words were harmed or staged for this post. #blog #words #catstagram | October 22, 2016 at 05:58PM

The arrangement of the magnetic poetry on the fridge is entirely coincidental. No animals or words were harmed or staged for this post.

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My Berlin – a nod to Jewish history & an NYT piece

October 19, 2016   Comments (0)
 

For 27 years, I’ve made pilgrimages to Berlin to visit family. My mother’s sister moved there in 1964 and her children and now grandchildren were all born there. Since I can remember, Berlin has never been a tourist destination, more a homestay, sometimes a stopover. When I lived in Poland I went numerous times and when I moved to the US, I tried to break my homeward journey there. And still, when I visit Europe, (more…)

 
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Feet of gold

October 17, 2016   Comments (0)
 

#throwback - Wat Intharawihan in Bangkok. Google has helpfully reminded me I was here two years ago today :-) My camera wasn't up to the task of getting all 32 gilded metres in one photograph so I focused on the feet, with offerings of flowers placed on them.  #blog #travel #Thailand #2014 #wanderlust #asian #Bangkok #Buddha #culture #temple #statue #sculpture #temple | October 17, 2016 at 11:34AM

#throwback – Wat Intharawihan in Bangkok. Google has helpfully reminded me I was here two years ago today 🙂 My camera wasn’t up to the task of getting all 32 gilded metres in one photograph so I focused on the feet, with offerings of flowers placed on them.

The temple used to be called the Vegetable Temple (more…)

 
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Ahmedabad, Jami Masjid

October 13, 2016   Comments (0)
 

Jami Masjid, views. I loved the space, the light, the silence as soon as I took my shoes off and entered the sahn (courtyard). And as we neared the musalla I think I gasped out loud. Its proportions are graceful, as you can see, but the carving is exquisite.  The grace of the hypostyle hall pillars and the qubba (dome) of the mihrab all embellished with intricate designs and motifs made this place absolutely magical. Then I saw the calligraphy along the peripheral walls. I am still struggling to find words to do justice to its beauty. Nipun, thank you. #blog  #latergram #travel #Gujarat #architecture #India #wanderlust | October 13, 2016 at 12:14PM

Jami Masjid, views. I loved the space, the light, the silence as soon as I took my shoes off and entered the sahn (courtyard). And as we neared the musalla I think I gasped (more…)

 
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Meanwhile … at the same time

September 27, 2016   Comments (0)
 

img_20160901_153202 I’m sure you’ve looked at an exhibit somewhere and thought, “Hmm, if I remember my history lessons right, around this time, this war was happening in X country.” Or if you’re like me, “I wish I could remember anything at all from my boring history lessons. I wonder what was happening in India and China and the Ottoman empire when this painter was capturing this!” (more…)

 
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Istanbul throwback

September 18, 2016   Comments (0)
 

Throwback to four years ago.

Throwback to four years ago. Google helpfully told me that Istanbul is where Sunanda and I were on this day in 2012. This is the inside of the Yeni Cami at Eminönü … (more…)

 
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Postkarte von Berlin

September 5, 2016   Comments (0)
 

Funny stuff in Kreutzberg

#Berlin #absolutelyfabulous #grumpycat #cafe #street #blog | September 05, 2016 at 09:15PM
Funny stuff in Kreutzberg

Grumpy cat had a message, I was reminded that I cannot wait for the Ab Fab movie, and in dry German fashion, a witty name for a minimalist coffee shop – all in the Kreutzberg area of fun restaurants and a gazillion coffee shops that all smelled good and all seemed full even on a Monday afternoon.

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Stockholm Vykort #2

August 30, 2016   Comments (0)
 

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Perfect weather came back later in my Stockholm week, but by Day 2, Sunday, the clouds were out. Monday was chilly. Tuesday was damp and cold. These photos are from Sunday and Monday. World Water Week officially started at 9 a.m. on Sunday (really) and after several panels, seminars, and plenaries, I went on a Bridges of Stockholm boat tour, from which I caught sunset over the water and viewed a lot of “Functional Architecture,” which I thought was quite nifty with their floor-to-ceiling windows. On a side note, I don’t know if the tour guide made that up or was translating something (more…)

 
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