Chase Jarvis on street photography: rules to live by
Another link I’ve been meaning to post for a while: 5 “rules” that might help you tread the fine line between creepy and creative when taking photos in the street. From the last paragraph:
Above all, IMHO use common sense and common courtesy as your guide. Sure – get sneeky, get gangster, get ‘the shot’, but you can do it without being a nut job. Plenty of other photographers have done amazing projects in the streets that are in your face, against people’s will and without warrant. My suggestion? Leave that to somebody else and focus on the pictures that you want to make through respect and hard work.
Daring Fireball on iMessage encryption (and privacy in general)
John Gruber put this together late last year, and I’ve had it queued for posting since then. It remains a helpful summary of Apple’s approach to privacy, especially as it applies to delivering iMessages between devices.
Assurances from corporations aren’t always very, um, assuring, but so far it seems Apple are leaders in respecting the privacy of their users (even if it’s just to minimise their exposure to subpoenas and such).
“I don’t own a TV” over time (according to xkcd)
I only own one TV. But it’s 46″ across. Also, it’s manufactured by Samsung.
I have no idea how any of this makes me feel, but I did find this xkcd graph somewhat amusing.