11.6.2012 

iPhone passcodes

jayparkinsonmd:

I went for a walk around the park with Buddy tonight as I always do. But as I was walking, I saw something blue glowing in the grass. I got closer and realized it was someone’s iPhone. I had just missed a call to this stranger’s phone. I picked it up and unlocked it so I could email the owner that I had their phone. However, it was passcode protected. So I had to wait for a call to come through.

There needs to be a button that you can press that circumvents passcode protection that creates an email to the owner saying you have their phone. It’s interesting that security presumes that an unauthorized user only wants to do harm, not good. But I’d bet that 95% of us, if not more, would return a found iPhone if we had the opportunity. I get it though…security is only as good as its weakest link.

The story has a happy ending. He got his phone back about 20 minutes after I found it. 

In an ER in New Orleans earlier this year, a man in his fifties suffered a massive brain aneurysm. Coming from a music festival alone, all he had was his wallet and his Android phone. Locked with a pattern code, the nurses had no way of getting into his phone to access his family’s contact information.

Before the Critical Care transport arrived to take him to the trauma center, I watched the ventilator make his chest rise & fall, wishing there was a way to tell his family that he was dying alone. Then his body would shiver & convulse because, as the nurse said, “his brain was swimming in blood.”

Unlike a lost iPhone situation, there was no immediate reason why anyone would call him; he was having a blast at Jazz Fest. When you lose your iPhone, what do you to do find it? You call it, and then a finder can answer it. What do you do when the person, not the smartphone, is lost?

 11.3.2012   09.24.2012 
Snake & Jakes, Oak Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 2012

Snake & Jakes, Oak Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 2012

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 09.24.2012 
Oak Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 2012

Oak Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 2012

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 09.20.2012 
i pulled an all-nighter, but i didn’t get anything done. effff.
how long until happy hour?

i pulled an all-nighter, but i didn’t get anything done. effff.

how long until happy hour?

 06.21.2012 

sophiaaaaaaa answered your question: do you believe in spirits/ghosts?

yessa, do ewe?

uhm, not really. what triggered this question was a very strange encounter.

i was walking home with a friend of mine the night i posted that question, and as we were walking through campus, she started telling me about how “there’s ghosts in Boggs, man.”

as she proceeded to tell stories of hearing footsteps in empty hallways and the usual paranormal encounters you hear about, i remained skeptical & pondered all the possible logical explanations. next, though, she reported how a security guard was in the elevator once, and the doors wouldn’t close… as if there was a person standing in the way.

"all the lights in the buttons were off, and pressing the one with the two triangles pointing  inwards didn’t do anything," she recounted the story as it was told to her. "he had to ask her nicely to let them go."

something about the way she told this story hit me and successfully created the first sense of superstition. in an act of proclaimed denial to attempt to reclaim my skepticism, i declared, “i really don’t believe in that shit.” and just as i said that, i shit you not, uncontrollable chills ran down my spine, lasting for a long 17 seconds as we walked directly past the front of the Lindy Clairborne Boggs Center for Energy & Biotechnology.

i don’t know. i’m not superstitous. i still am doubtful. i hypothesize the chills were a self-inflicted “power of the mind” effect. but that shit was weird.

 06.18.2012 
pspo:

Iron Arch
New Orleans, Louisiana

let’s find this!

pspo:

Iron Arch

New Orleans, Louisiana

let’s find this!

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 06.12.2012   06.8.2012 
jford:

This is an incredible t-shirt design by Dirty Coast Press in New Orleans. The idea behind it is that The Times-Piccayune newspaper in New Orleans isn’t going to be printed daily beginning in the fall.

jford:

This is an incredible t-shirt design by Dirty Coast Press in New Orleans. The idea behind it is that The Times-Piccayune newspaper in New Orleans isn’t going to be printed daily beginning in the fall.

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 05.2.2012 

Leonardo DeCaprio is at The Boot right now.

 04.23.2012 

architizer:

Late to class? Take the slide! Students at Technical University of Munich enjoy a four-story slides on a daily basis. If only New York had a similar system for commuters.

Please, Tulane?

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 04.20.2012 
it’s finally here. #cantwait

it’s finally here. #cantwait

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 04.6.2012 
megpie504:

So it rained really hard in New Orleans last night.

megpie504:

So it rained really hard in New Orleans last night.

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 04.6.2012   04.3.2012