Cha-Om

23 05 2018

A shot taken with my iPhone 6s Plus showing ชะอม in our garden.

Senegalia pennata (English: Climbing wattle) is a species of legume which is native to South and Southeast Asia. It is a shrub or small tropical tree which grows up to 5 metres in height.

In Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia and Thailand, the feathery shoots of Senegalia pennata are used in soups, curries, omelettes (see my example embedded in the image) and stir-fries. The edible shoots are picked up before they become tough and thorny.

My wife starts cutting the shoots before sunrise. Believe me it’s hard work. To fill the basket it needs about 2 hours.

Thanks for reading.

Thanks to my wife หนูพัศ.




Twisted

16 05 2018

Sometimes the world stands upside down

¿ǝɔıʌǝp ǝɥʇ ƃuıʇɐʇoɹ ɹǝʇɟɐ ʇuǝʇuoɔ ǝɥʇ ǝʇɐʇoɹ oʇ SOı ɹoɟ ʞɹoʍ ɹıǝɥʇ ƃuıop ǝɹɐ sɹosuǝs ɥɔıɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ pıp ‘ʎǝH

iPhones feature a number of sensors, which are used to adjust the screen based on operating conditions, enable motion-controlled games, location-based services, unlock the phone, and authenticate purchases with Apple Pay, among many other things.

Here are the sensors …

MISCELLANEA …

Audio input, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Water damage indicator, Barometer

DEVICE-MOTION-LOCATION …

Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gravity sensor, Gyroscopic sensor

BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION …

Fingerprint sensor or Camera for facial recognition

and last but not least the Accelerometer part of the device-motion information .

The 3-axis accelerometer senses the orientation of the phone, forwards it to iOS which then changes the screen accordingly, allowing the user to easily switch between portrait and landscape mode. Unlike the iPad, the iPhone does not rotate the screen when turned upside-down, with the Home button above the screen, unless the running program has been specifically designed to do so.

Your Google+ app doesn’t support screen-rotating so you can easily read the twisted message at the top of my post.

More detailed descriptions

Sensitiveness

For the nerds who like to control everything the app Sensor Kinetics by Innoventions Inc, available at the App Store, might help.

Thanks for reading.

Keep up your body and your thoughts.





Flashlight

9 05 2018

iPhone 6s Plus camera and flashlight

I took this shot of a wooden mask from Hongkong in an absolutely dark room using the iPhone’s flashlight. Less reflections. Unbelievable for a 2 year old device.

I don’t really think that the image quality of a 7, 8, or X would be significantly higher.

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Hard Work

2 05 2018

It’s hard work not only for me (to update our driveway) but also for my iPhone 6s Plus running in a moist environment with temperatures above 35C (95F).

I never got the warning

“iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it”

the sensors forward to iOS if an iPhone feels bad.

It’s why I remove the Apple Silicon Case if it’s getting hotter and hotter at noontime. It wouldn’t be that big deal if the device shuts down but you would have a severe problem if the Li-Ion battery gets too hot. So watch out when making holidays in hot countries.

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LIAM – An Innovation Story

24 04 2018

Apple’s 26-armed robotic cutting tool
that removes valuable materials from iPhones

Liam has the potential to recover materials for every 100,000 iPhone 6 devices:

Aluminum 1900 kg, Gold 1.3 kg, Silver 7 kg, Rare Earth Elements 24 kg, Tungsten 3.5 kg, Copper 800 kg, Platinum Group, Metals 0.4 kg, Tin 55 kg, Cobalt 550 kg, Tantalum 2.5 kg.

So Apple is on the way to a closed loop but it will still take a long time to produce “zero waste” devices.

Sustainable recycling …

It’s not to be had for nothing.

We have to pay a lot more for products which are made without taking finite resources from the earth.

The industry follows lots of technological standards but I don’t see any initiative of the big manufacturers of eWaste to create a consortium which establishes rules for making eco-sensitive products (e.g. without chargers as an option, replaceable batteries, etc). The focus is still on making money. Adding more and more Smart Home Products needing more and more resources is not so smart as the industry likes to tell us.

More …

Apple Environment

Must read …

LIAM – An Innovation Story (PDF)

Must view …

Mashable – About Zero Waste

Thanks for reading.





Calendar Attachments

17 04 2018

In some cases I’d d like to add one or more attachments to a calendar event, e.g. a JPEG, a PDF, a Pages, or an Excel document with more detailed information about it.

In my example I added the application form (PDF) to prolong my retirement visa for Thailand.

This is neither an option in Apple’s app Calendar nor in the calendar feature of Microsoft’s app Outlook. Only Google Calendar provides an option to add an attachment (from Google Drive) regardless of its file format.

Dear iOS developers,

please implement an option to add an
attachment via Files to calendar events.

Thanks.

If you would also like to see this feature in an updated Calendar app please send feedback on

Apple Feedback

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Thai Limes

10 04 2018

A Lime ( มะนาว ) is a hybrid citrus fruit, which is typically round, lime green, 3–6 centimetres (1.2–2.4 in) in diameter, and contains acidic juice vesicles. The photo I took with my iPhone 6s Plus shows limes in our garden near Khon Kaen, Thailand, an essential ingredient for the delicious food my wife หนูพัศ cooks.

The health benefits of lime include weight loss, improved digestion, reduced respiratory and urinary disorders, relief from constipation, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, gout, and gums. It also aids in skin care and eye care.

What about the botanical name of our limes?

I suggest Thai Limes, which may be vague, but which gets the point across. Because the semantics of what’s in the garden matters, as does the semantics of what goes into that gloriously fragrant pot of Tom Kha Gai on your stove or a spicy (เผ็ดร้อน) papaya salad (ส้มตำ).

Btw, it’s definitely not true that taking pictures of food is almost as much fun as eating it.

Thinking about the delicious Thai Food sometimes let you forget what your post is about. So back to my iThing.

With a perfect lighting my iPhone 6s Plus makes amazingly good photos. Just focus on the limes or leafs and zoom in.

The image sharpness remains quite good.

At the time I don’t think about purchasing a new iPhone. The 7/8/X might have better cameras but for me the imagination and remembrance linked with images are more important than their quality (if it’s not too bad).

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