In the meantime in Miami Beach

In the meantime in Miami Beach

All the northern east coast getting ready for Irene, but this was what people in Miami Beach were doing all afternoon. I find it funny because we were the ones supposed to get hit first by Irene, instead we enjoyed a beautiful day (with a few sudden showers, but mostly sunny)

Enjoy the view.
Miami Beach, today.

Sunscreen


Sunscreen
Miami Beach, Aug 2011

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Miami Beach Tigresses

Miami Beach Tigresses
August 2011

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Read the curves closer

Miami Beach, August 2011

“Read the curves closer” by Angel Leon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Desktop software is far from dead, the browser can’t be all of what the future holds for the software industry

Yes, a lot of people are all about the cloud and everything should be in the browser, but the reality is that there’s a very healthy (and still growing) ecosystem of desktop software being created, and updated everyday.

More so, the browser is still limited and it seems that we’re bending over backwards (in javascript of all languages #facepalming) to be able to do what we’ve been already been able to do for years inside it. It’s like we want to throw away the powerful hardware now available on the tip of our hands (ever faster multicore technology, super duper video cards, amazing storage for almost nothing, solid state drives, you name it, we’re getting it, and it’s gonna get better in 18 months)… for the promise of the cloud (which is convenient, but you should try living without internet at home for 3 weeks, fuck the cloud).

A few moments ago I was thinking about this and about Google’s vision of “everything inside the browser” and then it hit me.

Our industry is full of disruption, who would’ve thought that web browsers would get so big and create whole new industries, can’t the same happen to the browser?

I think it’s totally possible that some new software, some new Desktop software could emerge and change the face of the internet once again. I don’t know what it could be, but after seeing how things evolve it’s plausible something like this happens.

Google shouldn’t be putting all its eggs on the browser basket.

Desktop software is here to stay, and it has all the powers today to out-innovate the browser, as crazy as it sounds.

Maybe a well done Microsoft App store would be enough to get a lot of people excited. By looking at what’s happened in such a short time for iOS and the Apple AppStore, the browser has plenty to fear.

A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air
Miami Beach, August 2011

Share it if you like it, it’s just a click away.

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Joy

Shooting this woman was quite a lot of fun, as soon as she got in the water she transformed into a 10 year old, happy and playful, I remember giggling when I was shooting her.

This is the best capture I have of her genuine joy and playfulness, I hope her energy was forever captured in this shot and that you may also feel it.

Share her joy with others if you like the picture, it’s just a click away, maybe you’ll make someone else smile as well.

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Surfer Girl

A rare sight in Miami Beach. We owe Irene for her and the many surfers enjoying the left over waves after Irene missed us during the weekend.

As always, I encourage you to share my picture under CC. Maybe you’ll make someone smile or remind them of that surf board they haven’t used in a while.

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