Author Archives: Sam Kornstein

Zion National Park

Laura and I had the opportunity to spend a couple days in Zion after CES. It’s actually a great place to visit in the Winter. The park was practically empty, places to stay were cheap, and it was perfect hiking … Continue reading

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Check Out Startup from Gimlet Media

I’ve listened to NPR on a regular basis for years, but hadn’t gotten into the habit of subscribing to shows using a podcast app until recently. I would typically listen to RadioLab, The TED Radio Hour, and Planet Money, all through the NPR … Continue reading

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A Dog that Rides the Bus Alone

Continuing with my above average quantity of dog-related posts, my friend Jenny recently sent me this article, about a dog in Seattle: Commuters in Belltown report seeing a Black Labrador riding the bus alone in recent weeks. The 2-year old … Continue reading

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You wanna know what takes real courage?

I am very much looking forward to the last weekend in February:

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Mother: Interesting in Concept, Creepy in Execution

One thing I saw at CES was Mother, a a ghost-like bowling pin-shaped hub that has a glowing smiley face. It comes with “motion cookies” that you place on various objects. You set goals (e.g., I want to drink more … Continue reading

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Tech East and More of Day 1 at CES

I wrapped up at Tech West (previous posts here and here), and in the afternoon I ventured over to Tech East at the Las Vegas Convention Center where many of the larger tech firms have their exhibits. A big theme this year … Continue reading

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3D Printing at CES

In my second hour at CES, after spending some time looking at health trackers, I stumbled into the 3D printing area. There seemed to be hundreds of firms showing off their 3D printing skills, and all of the plastic things … Continue reading

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First Day at CES

I spent my first full day at CES, and most of the descriptions I’ve read are spot on. It’s a complete zoo, it’s exhausting, and it’s awesome. I started the day at Tech West, spending most of my time in … Continue reading

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Lightroom 5 Preset: Highland

It’s been over a year since I’ve added a new Lightroom 5 Preset. I’ve actually got quite a few new ones in the works, and over the next few months will plan to post them. Here’s my thirteenth preset: Highland. It’s … Continue reading

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More Population Density Maps

As a follow-up to my earlier post here, Vox just shared a city level visualization of population density for nine cities. Similar approach, but much more granular city-level data:

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