Monday, May 28, 2012

Separated at birth?

Luke Swank, native of Johnstown, Circus Tent II, c. 1928–34:

Yours truly, Johnstown Folk Fest, 2008:


(Taken without foreknowledge of Swank’s photograph.)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How to make your iPhone home button work right again

The home button on my iPod Touch had become erratic—pressing it would often be ignored, or treated like a double-press. This is apparently a common problem with iThings.

This procedure by Roberto Garza sounds like voodoo, but I tried it, and my home button has been perfect for a few days now.

Monday, May 14, 2012

That’s Uncredible!

Texas man misidentifies Red-headed Woodpecker in his back yard as a (probably extinct) Ivory-billed Woodpecker (via The Birdist.). KYTX credulously reports:

KYTX deleted most copies of the story and video from their web page, but this one's still up as I write this. Note that the deleted story was not replaced with a retraction; it just went down the memory hole. No journalistic lapses to see here, folks!

Pizzeria owner near Pittsburgh misidentifies a pigeon as an angel in his security camera footage. KDKA credulously reports. Luckily, they've called in the nuns, who receive extensive training in image and video analysis.