Sony Ericsson’s K850i Cyber-shot

And pundits complained about the cost of the iPhone – the K850i is ~$600US. Cost aside this phone will mean the end of carrying around an extra camera. Features an automatic lens cover, xenon flash, auto-focus, 3G HSDPA and EDGE internet access, expandable storage via Memory Stick Micro (M2) or microSD, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, and much more. Link.

Skip Hop Duo Baby Bag

Though the baby days are passing, this bag is light years ahead of what we are using. It hangs neatly on a stroller, has adjustable stroller bar straps and removable shoulder strap, and a waterproof changing pad. About $110.00US.

Brainstorming And Mind Mapping

The more complex our lives have become, especially as we engage with others, the trickier it is to keep our optimal perspective. Anything that helps in that regard is a very good thing. There’s nothing like catching up with the present (David Allen).

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Travel Totables

Have you ever found yourself with aching shoulders or blisters on your hands from carrying cumbersome bags around the parks all day? Have you discovered that your bag was too big to fit on the rides, or too small to fit your bare essentials? Do you forego a bag or purse altogether because you’re a guy and you don’t want to be caught carrying a “European” a la Jerry Seinfeld, or you don’t want to have to lug your handbag in your hand and have trouble carrying your soda and corn dog at once?

I would certainly choose the Tom Bihn Aeronaut as my favourite from this list.
Lani’s List of Travel Totables

Avoiding Lost Luggage

More advocacy for not checking your luggage:

The lost-bag rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, has nearly doubled since 9/11; there are now 7.93 reports of mishandled baggage per 1,000 passengers. But that banal formulation obscures the breadth of the problem. The government’s raw data reveal that more than 466,000 travelers reported lost, stolen, or misdirected baggage in July, the latest month for which numbers are available. In plain English, that means the equivalent of one passenger on every Boeing 737 flight is being temporarily or permanently separated from the luggage he or she entrusts to an airline.

Joe Brancatelli: Luggage in Limbo

Re-opening on the 7th

I didn’t mean it for be such a long break. What was meant as a few days from writing of any kind turned out to be a week, then two, and then three. October 7th will mark a month and a return to regular writing with a slightly different approach.
The picture above is of Buster, a pure bred labrador we adopted from an organization that rescues abandoned dogs in the south of Taiwan. I’ve been pretty busy trying to get him healthy and adjusted to his new family.

Make It Real at GR2

From my inbox:

Giant Robot is proud to present the art of Souther Salazar at GR2.
Souther Salazar lives and works in Los Angeles. His artwork reinterprets the world making it a mythical place of carnivals, lost cities, giant insects, dinosaurs, and a variety of other animals. Souther mixes media, adding layers upon layers of storytelling making his work something to explore for hours. Souther Salazar graduated with a BFA from Art Center in Pasadena.
Make It Real was inspired by a long drive and wandering mind. Souther imagined stories, scenes, places, and things that made him feel positive and constructive. These thoughts are manifested in six large paintings: five 30″ x 48″ landscapes and one 48” x 48” square.
The show will end on October 31, allowing key works to appear at a Giant Robot-curated art show at the Japanese American National Museum.
An opening reception for Salazar will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, October 13.
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276