The first thing I thought when I looked at this picture of the aftermath of the collapsed Jerusalem wedding banquet hall was how freakin’ terrified I would have been had I been stranded on that little bit of floor held up by (hanging down from) the pillar in the middle of the chasm. Watching the video of the disaster is pretty damn scary.

brooklyn bridge swinger

On a lighter photography note, thanks to both Jason and Heather for pointing out Photographica, one of the coolest damn sites I’ve ever come across. It’s a community website for photographers and their images, and some of the pictures found there are truly amazing. Spend some time there; you’ll be glad that you did.

Hell, one more photo link: did you know that some guy spent a few hours this week climbing around on, and swinging from, the Brooklyn Bridge cabling? Eeeek; that couldn’t look any scarier.

Egad, Jay Forman’s account of monkeyfishing made my skin crawl. (It’s not for the sqeamish, mind you, as it’s just what it sounds like it is.)

When Logitech first came out with their cordless mice, I was so happy — I hated all the corded mice that I had ever used, and I had a smallish desk, so I wanted the extra space. Then, when Microsoft released their optical mice, I was completely divided — the optical sensors are sooo much better, but all the mice had cords — so I vowed to buy the first mouse Microsoft made that was both optical and cordless. Looks like Logitech beat ‘em to the punch, though, and now that one of these babies is on my desk, I can wholly recommend it to everyone out there…. it’s schweeeet. (I got a new cordless keyboard while I was out, and I have yet to get a dropped keystroke. Logitech seems to have improved quite a bit over the past two years.)



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Best Regards, Kishore.

• Posted by: Kishore Balakrishnan on Jun 10, 2001, 2:21 PM

Ack! I was in my Frontier programming mode. Thanks for the heads-up.


• Posted by: Jason Levine on Jun 10, 2001, 2:58 PM
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