An old and local Tokyo tofu shop

This shop has long been a favourite of mine. Sadly its stunning old sign — which I’ve included at the end — got destroyed in a typhoon several years ago, but even without it remains a truly wonderful looking little place. A fella who lives opposite once told me it has been in business for 100 years or so and supplies some top-class restaurants. While feeding the wealthy, however, it’s still very much a local shop, and the woman in the photos came out of a house a few doors down. Perhaps unsurpri...
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The last day of fall is a beautiful day for a sunrise...

... and for a waning gibbous moon... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Dow drops 433 points as COVID-19 cases climb and Manchin sinks social spending bill

Lucas Jackson/Reuters US stocks fell on Monday amid rising COVID-19 cases and the spread of the Omicron variant.Also weighing on stocks was Senator Joe Manchin's rejection of President Biden's spending bill.Goldman Sachs estimates the rejection of Biden's spending bill will weaken the economy in 2022.US stocks tumbled more than 1% on Monday amid rising COVID-19 cases and Senator Joe Manchin's rejection of President Biden's spending bill.COVID-19 daily cases continue to rise...
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How to blur a background in photos

Wondering how to blur a background in your photos? We’ll show you how to quickly and easily make your photographs look great on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.
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Instagram: How to Stop Users From Embedding Your Posts

Instagram now allows users to prevent others from being able to embed their posts and profile on the web. Our guide will show you how this is done. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS. Step 1: On your Instagram profile, tap the three lines in the top-right corner of the...
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Instagram Rolls Out Ways to Share Public Content, Profiles Off-Platform

Instagram released several updates aimed at enabling its users to share their content outside of the platform. Image previews will now appear in tweets when Instagram posts from pubic accounts are shared to Twitter. Tweets with links to public Instagram posts will display image previews in Twitter cards with thumbnails, and the post's caption will...
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The Novice Director Lauren Hadaway Threw Herself Into The Deep End For Her First Feature Film [Interview]

For her first feature film, Lauren Hadaway embraced the age-old advice, write what you know. A combination of her relentless ambition, past relationships and the traumatic experience of being a collegiate rower were rolled into one, leading her to produce and direct "The Novice," a brutal journey into the mind of Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman), a freshman college student who becomes obsessed with rowing. Alex' journey is both physical and psychological, as she pushes well past her limits, alienati...
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We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #567

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #567 Mashup 20 Dec 2021 Snap launches Story StudioEditing is getting a glow up on Snapchat, with the launch of Story Studio, a standalone video editing app aimed at giving creators more precise editing control. Creators will also be allowed to ...
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Instagram is working on bringing NFTs to a wider audience, as its parent Meta goes all-in on the metaverse

"We are definitely actively exploring NFTs and how we can make them more accessible to a wider audience," Instagram's CEO said.Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Instagram is "actively exploring" how to bring NFTs to a wider audience, CEO Adam Mosseri confirmed Saturday. The platform's move comes after parent company Facebook rebranded as "Meta" as it pivoted to the metaverse. The integration could enable people to bid for NFTs directly on Instagram, screenshots...
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