Oscar Grant’s photograph of transit police officer Johannes Mehserle is rare: a portrait of the photographer’s killer. Unlike the recent photograph that a politician captured in the Philippines, Grant’s photograph, taken moments before Mehserle shot him in the back, was intentional. (It's Never Summer). See also: Radley Balko’s “The War on Cameras,” explaining misguided laws on "wiretapping" that make audio and visual recording of police officers illegal
Internet in a suitcase prototype for dissidents abroad. Suitcase will rely on a version of "mesh network" technology, which can connect devices like cellphones or computers, creating a web without a centralized hub. Thus, each innocuous-looking suitcase acts as a mini-tower that can bypass the official network. (The Atlantic)
I generally use “writer” [on my census form] because it’s more boring than “filmmaker”. I don’t want people to ask me questions. Yesterday when I went through customs the customs guy asked me to describe the whole plot of my movie—this wouldn’t have happened if I’d put “writer” - Miranda July
Custom vibration option for iOS 5Users can choose from several vibration patterns, illustrated above, or create your own by tapping on the screen at the desired tempo. Taps patterns are recorded and can be used for your phone’s vibration.