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Footprints on dunes

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My Flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp posted this spectacular picture of dunes with footprints and water marks on the Dellenback Trail on the Oregon cost. This was taken with the new iPhone XS and the Noir Filter, part of Apple’s built-in Photos app.

This image is akin to something one night get from a Ricoh GR camera and one has to wonder why carry the Ricoh GR when an iPhone will give you this?

How To Use iPhone’s New Shortcuts

This is a brilliant video by Snazzy Labs. I’m not really ready to try it out yet but I’m posting it to placemark it for later.

I’m using Siri a lot more these days in my wife’s Honda CR-V with CarPlay. It’s extremely useful to use on the road (not shortcuts, just speech driven phone use). I use it in my truck but only through the phone: bluetooth is so awful that I just have the phone on a mount and use it directly.

Tinker Hatfield on design and creativity

“Pole vaulter turned architect turned shoe designer, Tinker Hatfield first made a name for himself working alongside Michael Jordan on the legendary Air Jordan sneaker line. In an in depth conversation, Tinker reflects back on everything from designing the Nike Air MAG’s for Back to the Future II to how he uses motorcycling and music as part of his creative process.”

Tinker Hatfield is Nike’s VP of Design and quite an interesting person. I love that four door VW bus pickup, very rare and fully restored. Looks like he has an Airstream as well.

Note the iPad and his comment on using it as a design tool.

[via Uncrate]

Interview with Andy Hertzfeld

Devon interviews Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the original Macintosh team at Apple. Hertzfeld is legendary, both as a programmer and as a regular guy. A group of us met him at Macworld in San Francisco and he took us aside and showed us a version of Switcher he was working on. He then gave us all disks with Switcher on them and told us to get back to him with feedback. I still have that disk.

Related: Switcher.

[via Steve Splonskowski]

MacPaint print

MacPaint print

I had one of the first 128K Macintosh computers in Eugene, Oregon and while I did a lot of writing with MacWrite, I also did a lot of “drawing” with MacPaint.

MacPaint was written by Bill Atkinson (one of the core members of the original Macintosh team at Apple) who added lots of fun touches to all of his early software. MacPaint had various distortions and to be honest, I can’t remember which one was responsible for this image (maybe “invert” and/or “trace edges”). I didn’t draw this; instead I drew some random shapes and chose what would now be called a “filter” and this was the result. It delighted me to no end and I made hundreds of these which I printed on my ImageWriter dot matrix printer.

I’m posting this now because I’m cleaning our basement and found boxes and boxes of old Macintosh related keepsakes, including some of my old writing and drawing done on my first Mac (not my first computer but close).

I had to run upstairs and pop an antihistamine; between dust and mold it was like an archeological dig.