The question about what is a good photo has always been in the eye of he beholder. I do like this photo.
My son, Luca, made this, but it could have been myself. He started playing with my camera, spinning around taking images at an art installation, Eternal Sundown by Mads Vegas, in Copenhagen.
I’m an avid user of a Google Chromecast to show my “best” pictures on the TV in our living room, so naturally he asked if I could put this one up too. Of course he should be allowed to have his images up, just like me, on the TV.
So back home I made him an album and started to share it, but no – it did not come up. I made an album with just his image, but no – it did not come up, only the gallery images, Ok, I found that the was a minimum of four images, ok – now I had 6 .. 5 random images and Luca’s image, but his did still not show up!
After quite a bit of searching I found some information, Google curate your pictures for you.
In summer we were hiking to Tre Cime di Lavaredo. We hiked from San Candido via Haunold Köpfel and die Dreischusterhütte. The views and nature is spectacular. Down was via the turist path, but with spectacular views.
Google often launch applications that are US only for some reason or the other. Why the Google Photo feature grouping similar faces together is a US only feature I’m not sure, but I assume it’s related to the fact it’s done server side.
Since early January there had been rumors that Endomondo, the training log app and website was being sold. Yesterday a deal was apparently made and Endomondo is sold to , a sports apparel manufacturer.
I sincerely wish Mette and hopefully a bunch of others who made a sizable chunk of money congratulation. It’s certainly well deserved. Continue reading →
My home wifi was in a need of an upgrade. My old Netgear N300 was great at the time it was new, but other has surpassed it in performance and functionality and it seemed somehow misbehave in my network. I had the feeling that if large amount of data was send via wifi it would end up get constipation, which certainly is annoying for routers as well as people.
So my network has been upgraded with a new cousin, the 7500.
The 7500 does not disappoint on the speed side. It’s certainly a great improvement. Continue reading →
I use Gmail for my mail needs and they do a very good job at making things useful, but two things they are pretty bad at (actually 3).
1. Google’s address book is pretty bad compared to most other things they have. It’s at least a decade behind in smart and finesse, but since I dot need add and remove people here daily I live with it.
2. The Calender is a part of Google mail and works ok, but they have this annoying bug. They have decided that they know better which birthdays I want on my calender than I do. I somehow can’t get it – I like the idea of smart-you-name-it but mostly it needs training. Maybe I don’t like birthdays because I’m born the 29th of February (you never know). There got to be an option for “that”.
The third thing Google is pretty bad at is G+ – nothing wrong with G+ on it’s own accounts – but in the early days they polluted address book completely with G+ people I follow. It took me hours to clean up. They are btw still there (which annoys me) but they seems to stay out of the way for the most cases. The same for the birthdays above – the G+ people are really my problem. I don’t have a connection with these people to the level that my calender need to be infected with them. Now if I could delete them (mark then as ignored) I would invest the time in doing so – Gmail and Google Calender is free after all.
Back in September 2013 I was in the US for work and got myself a Chromecast dongle. You know this neat little thing that sits behind the TV and let you watch internet content on the TV. Way better than the “smart” TV features and I really appreciate using it to watch thing on the big screen.
Today Google announced Google Cast for Audio and I’m really happy that Google is not abandoning like they have done with Google TV and Nexus Q. On the other hand the Chromecast concept is a typical Google product – two years down the road it’s still not a full complete product. It’s slow in starting up. It’s often loosing the network and I regularly need to give it first aid by rebooting it or the computer I use for casting from. Sometimes it work like charm and other times it’s stuttering like an old Ford T. Continue reading →
In the year 1987 and I was embarrassed with myself over being afraid that I could not run 4k, so I got myself a pair of running shoes and started the challenge and ran my first planned run – 1k out and back (so totally 2k). I don’t remember any longer how much I walked, but I only know that I keep up the running and only after 6-8 months where I had kept running I suddenly liked what I did.
Four years later I ran a ran a marathon – in Hamburg, Germany, but otherwise I’m kept to maximum a half marathon. Until this year.
I just finished the Munich Marathon in a very satisfying time of 3 hours and 54 minutes. This is just about 30 minutes slower than 23 years earlier. Not bad at all 🙂