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Oct 20

JH Engström - A memorable fancy (English subtitled versions) -

JH Engström is currently at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam. I was not very familiar with his work, but it is a great exhibition with exceptional work.

One of the series I really liked was CDG/JHE, a series made at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. It consist of overexposed pictures of the airport and its surroundings. The images often look like stills from a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie.

It looks like this short film was made when JH Engström was working on this series. The title suggests the subtitles are in English, but they are in French.

The Book of Strange New Things - Kindle edition by Michel Faber. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. -

One of the most fascinating books I have read this year. What a great writer he is.

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I really like Jawbone products. They are innovative and the design, the usability and the technology is great. The problem is that their products do not last. Today I received my third Jawbone UP24 in six months time. After a couple of months they just stopped responding. No hard or soft reset would help they just died.
I have had a similar experience with their first headset. It worked perfectly. I did not use it that much and mostly at home, but after about a year the Noise Shield button fell off and that also made it impossible to recharge it as without the button it would no longer fit into the charger.
I must say Jawbone support is good especially if you consider that it is a consumer product. Also the Up App is really great. I think there is no competitor that does a better job. But I am afraid I have to switch as you can simply not rely on the wristband.
Maybe they should collaborate with some watchmaker or something. It must be possible to create a reliable wristband and I think there are products on the market that are reliable even when wearing them 24 hours a day, under the shower or in the pool. The Jawbone UP24 is not water resistant so you should not do that with the Jawbone device. To me the other products are just less appealing and their Apps are not as good. We will see how long this one lasts.

I really like Jawbone products. They are innovative and the design, the usability and the technology is great. The problem is that their products do not last. Today I received my third Jawbone UP24 in six months time. After a couple of months they just stopped responding. No hard or soft reset would help they just died.

I have had a similar experience with their first headset. It worked perfectly. I did not use it that much and mostly at home, but after about a year the Noise Shield button fell off and that also made it impossible to recharge it as without the button it would no longer fit into the charger.

I must say Jawbone support is good especially if you consider that it is a consumer product. Also the Up App is really great. I think there is no competitor that does a better job. But I am afraid I have to switch as you can simply not rely on the wristband.

Maybe they should collaborate with some watchmaker or something. It must be possible to create a reliable wristband and I think there are products on the market that are reliable even when wearing them 24 hours a day, under the shower or in the pool. The Jawbone UP24 is not water resistant so you should not do that with the Jawbone device. To me the other products are just less appealing and their Apps are not as good. We will see how long this one lasts.

Sep 15

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Sep 14