The Apple Watch: Half Computer, Half Jewelry, Mostly Magical
We, the people, have made it clear that we don't want smartwatches. They, the watches, have been available for over a year, courtesy of titans like Google, Samsung, and LG. But so far, the only wrists bearing them belong to former members of high ...
April 8, 2015
Undercover Teachers or Imaginary Friends?
paradigm of online learning, but not through revolutionizing the technology. (In fact, the program's website resembles that of the movie Space Jam's from 1996, complete with pixelated stock images and noises that hide around the page like an alarm ...
April 3, 2015
The Apple Watch: half computer, half jewellery , mostly magical
And what color you want the sweep second hand to be. And what timescale you want the . These are single-screen dashboards for other apps on the watch: Stocks, Weather, Fitness, Battery Life, Twitter, World Clock, your next Calendar appointment ...
April 8, 2015
Getting To Know Android: Lollipop Edition
Alarm volume can be adjusted inside the clock app, and while system volume can be adjusted while playing media, the opposite still isn't true in Lollipop's latest iteration. Google's crusade for “smartness” isn't all negative, though. Face unlock ...
April 4, 2015
March moods as mercurial as Inland NW spring weather
But a subtle hint of sadness hangs around like a silent shadow, and catches me off guard. My dad is always on mind in March. Sometimes, I get a I quickly let him know that our alarm clock worked just fine. Though mostly I adored him, he had the ...
March 26, 2015
Napoleon on the Backstairs
I am not sitting on the backstairs behind my mother's apartment because of noise in any literal sense, but to escape the distraction of such previously innocuous objects as the box on the kitchen wall with the two laundry cards and the tiny blue alarm ...
December 4, 2014
Trying On the Apple Watch: Natural Feel, Fewer Distractions
Why would you want to buy an Apple Watch? I'm still trying to figure that out. On Monday, Apple AAPL 0.43 % presented not one but dozens of uses for its first new kind of gadget since the iPad. In fact, CEO Tim Cook's sales pitch was more about ...
March 9, 2015
All the tables were glossy wood, shiny and chipped and old with paper mats of forest green placed on top. The place appeared to specialize in sandwiches, though the table nearest him was occupied by two women, one maybe fifty and thin, and the other maybe thirty and thin, stabbing their thin forks into enormous salads. ” Once seated, Ben ignored his menu, placing on top of it a copy of Seabright’s THIS MUST END. He waited only a few seconds, expecting a waiter or waitress to appear, but when no one did he lost patience with himself and opened THIS MUST END right in the middle, where the staples neatly divided the booklet and made it almost impossible to... Seabright had thought of this, of the casual passer-by whose eye is caught by the light blue cover and the black millipede set against the dishwater newsprint of the stack of daily papers atop which THIS MUST END was placed (or at the bus stop or... By then I thought it would never work that no one would ever listen to me. I had thought that by then if no one would listen to me then I should be dead. There are only two options I thought which were that I should die or my teachings should sweep over you all. So I took to carrying a gun around with me everywhere for whenever I thought the mood would strike me or if I saw nothing changing anywhere then I would take out the gun wherever I was at the time that I was.
By Mark Hirst Rising from the third largest glacier in Iceland (Hofsjökull 64°49’N 18°49’W ) The Austari Jökulsa (East Glacial River)is without a doubt one of the silent giants of the European rafting world. If you ask any raft guides or rafting fans to name their three top European rafting rivers, I am sure you would hear river names such as the Inn, Coruh, Ubaye. Rafting began on the East Glacial River in the mid-90s. As you can imagine setting up a rafting operation on a river in the north of Iceland was a mission in itself. Iceland can now boast its own unique guide culture. Both of the companies based in the north have a diverse mix of European, North and South American along with Nepalese raft guides. Iceland also has a small community of guides that have now settled in Iceland and started families. Each year the teams from both companies pit their wits, skills and knowledge against the East River. In July 2012 a team of guides tackled the multi-day upper section of the East Glacial River. The small village of Varamhlid is the base for rafting in the north of Iceland.
Missed a couple of classes this week. Friday morning however, I either turned my alarm off in my sleep or it didn't go off. Beginner/All Levels: Head Lock Escape Leg Hook to Armbar, Turtle Turnover to Side and Back Mount. Partnered and Rolled With: Harvey, Bhuvana, Nic, Brian (Backdraft), Anthony, Ray, Sam, Greg. Probably the most important thing that I showed her though was to focus more on the pulling lower shoulder under our bodies when trying to get the elbow on the floor. For attacking turtle, I showed her my trick for grabbing the near side lapel and then switching sides. One thing that was missing from this back take from turtle was I wasn't rolling them up a bit to free my bottom leg to be a hook. I would generally just end up in side control or a half assed back mount that could be escaped. We did some up/down/out from turtle and Anthony was the only one person that was able to escape my turtle with a granby and got to guard and I was like "good job, totally legit. " Otherwise I granbied my way out of most turtles or pulled guard. I was telling other people to have more faith in the technique and heard that Bhuvana and Harvey both were able to complete it a couple of times.