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The first iPhone

May 26, 2016

iphone

Well, not really.

While in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) spotted what looked to him like an iPhone in a 350 year old painting.

“You know, I thought I knew until last night [where and when the iPhone was invented]. Last night Neelie took me over to look at some Rembrandt and in one of the paintings I was so shocked. There was an iPhone in one of the paintings,” Cook jokingly explained.

As the title of the painting “Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House” suggests the item is actually a letter, and that the artist, Pieter de Hooch saved his imagination for the painting rather than the titling.

Looking at the painting as a whole, of far greater concern should be the creepy kid looking in through the door.

letter

The 9 stages of acceptance

July 3, 2015

How people respond to life-changing inventions:

1. I’ve never heard of it.
2. I’ve heard of it but don’t understand it.
3. I understand it, but I don’t see how it’s useful.
4. I see how it could be fun for rich people, but not me.
5. I use it, but it’s just a toy.
6. It’s becoming more useful for me.
7. I use it all the time.
8. I could not imagine life without it.
9. Seriously, people lived without it?

(via kottke)

Best. App. Ever.

June 19, 2010

Words with friends – the only app I’ve paid for (to get the ad-free version, there is a free one too) and it’s bloody brilliant.

Also props to Gadsby for opening our game with ‘Urine’

Perspective

January 28, 2010

Just to show how much today sucked, these things happened:

  • I managed to nab the last slice of Victoria Sponge in Curiositea
  • My iPhone 3GS arrived
  • and I had homemade bread for lunch

And it was still a shit day.

PotW – 19/6/09

June 18, 2009

Not that I need it

February 4, 2009

But here’s another reason I want an iPhone:

Time Crisis Strikes iPhone

While I take the writer’s point that:

Seems to me that touching enemies to make them die shaves off a large chunk of the game’s difficulty…

Me still want.