Time to Raise Some Hell

Apple isn’t a victim of their own success.  They are badly managed at the distribution and retail levels — abusing their customers to feed their hype-driven marketing machinery. It starts with my trying to reserve a phone on the date Apple themselves said everyone could place an order.  Their system, probably AT&T‘s databases, were overloaded and my first attempt to… Continue reading

Something Good about AT&T

No, really! I complain so often about AT&T that I feel compelled to say something, anything, good about them when ever I can.  Today I can. My new iPhone 4 was having connecting issues in the house, even with the MicroCell.  I called the support number the AT&T rep at the AT&T store gave me in case I had any… Continue reading

I’m a Proud New Father…

of an iPhone 4! It arrived at 9:30am at the front door via the stork (FedEx guy). I unboxed it ceremoniously. It is beautiful, and smart — just like it’s father (me, course)! I turned it on. It asked to be connected to the mother ship. I plugged it into my Macbook Pro. iTunes then displayed my phone number and… Continue reading

iOS 4

Well, my iPhone 4 is supposed to arrive tomorrow!  I can’t wait. I downloaded iOS 4 for my existing phone and iPod Touch to get accustomed to the new operating system.  So far, the thing I like the most is Folders!  My application icons are all grouped in a way that makes sense to me.  Instead of having an insane… Continue reading

Oh Dear! FAUX News At It Again…

The hyper, militant, radical, evil, ultra-conservative, Republican noise machine has reached a new level of shill: stop beating up poor little innocent BP. [Insert a string of vile profanities of your own choosing here.] Listen to these idiots. At the very least, BP should go out of business. Frankly, I favor the US nationalizing all of their assets. Just please… Continue reading

Improved Time Lapse Process

This is as much to help me remember this as it is to share the info with all humanoids oninterwebs… This is the post production process I used when creating the Malaga Cove time lapse shorts.  After importing the footage from the camera into the computer: QuickTime Pro 7 ›› File ›› Open Image Sequence… Make sure images are in… Continue reading

Too Big To Be Anything But Evil

The banks were too big to fail.  Google is too big to be anything but evil. I’m sure everyone has heard by now that the little Google street car that has mapping our world (while very cool, it takes away our privacy) was also snooping around everyone’s wireless networks.  If your network was unprotected when the Google street car came… Continue reading