Wordless Wednesday 

How is this still a thing?

I stole that line from John Oliver’s mini clips title. When I read this ‘Nostradamus Predictions for 2017‘ that was what came to my mind. Some sound realistic and some very Utopian. Let’s see what happens at the end of next year. We might want to take this list with a spoon full of salt though.


Auto Stories and Movies

I hardly check my Google+, especially the one that is associated with this blog. I do have my Europe and UK Tour photos uploaded and shared in this account. But I never thought that Google will use them to create something out of it. From the pictures

a) It automatically created a story ‘Trip to Italy and Switzerland’ which contains only the photographs of Italy and Lucerne. I wonder how did it / they actually filter out only the pictures specifically of those places alone from the album ?

b) It created a movie out of the photographs with some good music and my Google name at the beginning. Shucks, now this is where I would have been really happy to see my real name (sigh).
I am not sure how I feel about it, should I be worried that they are able to do these kind of things with the publicly shared pictures ? I tried to search for options to create a story, but nope, no way to do it. You can edit and change the title and stuff but creation of it is not allowed. The movie…where did they pick up the music for that ? Is someone sitting in Google and doing these stuff or are they creating bots to do such things ? Honestly it is a bit scary. But its cool too. Gee, talk about confusing me more when I am already in a state where I just want to go and hibernate for say another 2 years ? It is just one of those weeks. And Google, even though is my friend, does scare me a bit too.

Attempt @ Scary

I have this Mayan/Aztec Calendar (one of those, I always get confused with it) when I was in Mexico. It is a pretty heavy one and is made of stone. And is my souvenir from the Mayan Places I had been to. As usual, I was playing with the light and tried to make it look a little scary. Among three attempts I made,  I thought this one looked a little more scarier (the rest were a little plain where the light was a little flat on the surface). What do you think ?