Yes, I’m linking to the Farhad Manjoo vacuum piece again. But I find it interesting:
Your phone can’t do as much as your computer, but because it’s right there in your pocket and starts up in a flash, you might spend a lot more time on it than on your PC. The DC59 offers the same wonderful trade-off — very good cleaning without the headaches of a bigger machine. It’s the iPad of vacuum cleaners.
Hence Dyson’s dilemma: To produce a cordless vacuum that could mimic an upright, engineers needed to find a motor that was both small and powerful, a motor that could suck a lot of wind without consuming a lot of power. They couldn’t find any such motor from an existing supplier; instead, Dyson took the unusual step of designing its own motor from scratch.
This makes me want to buy this thing just to show appreciation for what Dyson is doing — trying to leap forward in technology, rather than just giving us a longer power cord. And my apartment isn’t even carpeted.
Great meal … Service was fantastic, and such a nice treat while feeling too under the weather to sort out a meal at home.
Great job at the #Pride Parade today, #CUPE. Well done all around, #CityOfPG (at Prince George, British Columbia)
Little cube van … Didn’t even have to play with tilt-shift this time. (at UNBC University of Northern British Columbia)
The best national teams come together every four years, but the global tournament is mostly a remix of the professional leagues that are in season most of the time. Three out of every four World Cup players play in Europe, and the top clubs like Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United have players from one end of the globe to the other.
Fantastic interactive graphic by NYT.
Beautiful day, awesome to get out for a walk …. But the bugs are taking over out here! (at Moores Meadow)