When you meet her at a corner of your mind

What You Learn in Your 40s:

You will miss out on some near soul mates. This goes for friendships, too. There will be unforgettable people with whom you have shared an excellent evening or a few days. Now they live in Hong Kong, and you will never see them again. That’s just how life is.

By Pamela Druckerman, in The New York Times 
Flashé (à Bar des congressistes (Palais des Congrès))

Flashé (à Bar des congressistes (Palais des Congrès))

Look who’s back …

Post to YouTube? You'll Need a License for That

futurejournalismproject:

Via Global Voices Advocacy:

This week’s report begins in Saudi Arabia where government officials say they will soon require Internet users to obtain a state-issued permit in order to post videos on YouTube. Videos would be evaluated based on their consistency with Saudi “culture, values and tradition.” The policy could have troublesome implications for activists, whose strategic use of YouTube for actions like the Women2Drive campaign has brought international attention to the issue. Saudi citizens reportedly boast the highest YouTube usage rate per capita in the world.

A Saudi judge recommended that blogger Raif Badawi face charges of apostasy, or denouncing Islam, before the country’s high court. Individuals convicted of apostasy in Saudi Arabia typically receive the death penalty. Last summer, Badawi was convicted of insulting Islam on his blog, Free Saudi Liberals, and sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes. The current recommendation came after Badawi’s lawyers appealed the decision.

FJP: Maybe the Kingdom’s tired of seeing videos such as these. Or these. Or these. Or these.

the-trigger:

Glass, First Sortie

First sortie for the Glass today. Testing the video (above).

  • The quality is far from HD, especially in low light. But it’s quite alright. 
  • The default length is 10 sec., but can be extended by pressing a button.
  • The sound taking might be an issue. Glass doesn’t pick up so well what’s beyond its immediate environment, and it looks like the wind could be a problem, too. 

Taking a few pictures (below.) Good quality. Framing a picture with Glass is not so easy.

Pendant ce temps, à New York, Damien Spleeters teste les Google glass dans une optique journalistique 

Back to basics. Faster than expected.

Crowdsourcing Tolstoy

newyorker:

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Sally McGrane on efforts to make nearly all of Leo Tolstoy’s massive body of work available online, in a form that can be easily downloaded, free of charge: http://nyr.kr/19NHT7B

“‘It’s according to Leo Tolstoy’s ideas, to do it with the help of all people around the world—vsem mirom—even the world’s hardest task can be done with the help of everyone.’”

Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty.