The Living Computer Museum – Seattle

Back in 2012, I paid a visit to the Living computer museum in Seattle and it was a worthwhile and informative visit. I share with you some of the pictures.

The Living Computer Museum, located in Seattle, Washington, is dedicated to preserving and displaying working examples of those computers that tell the story of our journey away from computing as a difficult and expensive undertaking toward the universal access to information technology we enjoy today.

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Inside the Microsoft Visitor Center – Redmond, Washington

I was visiting the Microsoft H.Q in Redmond, Washington and I stopped by the Visitor Center.
I share with you some pictures, but if you have not been there, then it is worthwhile visiting:

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What kind of an ass are you?

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A couple of years ago, I bought a funny t-shirt that is usually an icebreaker and conversation starter with strangers! Not many people get the joke because all they see is a picture of donkeys (or asses, pun intended), depending on how you look at it! 🙂

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A visit to: Amazon Books in University Village, Seattle

You may have heard on the news that Amazon is opening a physical store to sell books, its products as well as let you play with the Amazon devices family. Additionally, you will have a chance to interact with Amazon techies who will answer all your questions.

In Amazon’s words:

This store is a physical extension of Amazon.com

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Site seeing in Vancouver, BC

These are some pictures of my one day trip to Vancouver BC in December. The weather was not very great, but anyway I still got to enjoy the City.

Walking around the city


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Granville Public Market

I discovered the Granville Public market by walking around. In there I met Michelle Vulama, a rock painter. I also took some pictures from inside the market:


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The University of British Columbia

I walked a bit in the UBC campus (it is huge) and took some photos as well:

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The Allegory of Youth

The following art piece displayed at The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas.

It is called “The Allegory of Youth”, By Domenico Piola.

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Allegory of Youth, circa 1680
By Domenico Piola — Genoa, 1627-1703
Oil on canvas
The Suida-Maning Colection, 467.1999

In its undulating rhythms, multi-colored modeling, and softly modulated light, this painting exemplifies Piola’s mature style.

This picture of a beautiful young woman and an aged winged man holding an hourglass and scythe suggests a common Baroque allegory, Time revealing Truth.
In fact, the explicit vanity of the woman, caught plaiting her hair, echoed by the mirror, and the futile gesture of the little boy as well as the frailty of the proffered flower, shift the meaning to the fleeting nature of physical beauty.


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