Beta Breakers

Every time I hear the name, I think of people that test beta software and try to break it. But the name has nothing to do with that. In fact, the name really is: Bay to Breakers: the famous, annual, 30,000 people race that starts on the bay side of San Francisco and ends Oceanside, at the ocean “breakers.” Apparently… Continue reading

Calvetica

I’ve dabbled for some time now with an iPhone calendar app called Calvetica.  With the release of version 4, the app is now universal, is simply stunning on the iPad, and will now become my official mobile calendaring app. One of my favorite features of Calvetica is not having to deal with those horrid slot machine-styled rollers that are part… Continue reading

And Along Those Lines…

I’ve whined before about my dislike for visual clutter and advertising trying to capture my attention on the web and in the news papers. Well, here’s a nice little tool that won the New York Times Pogie Award for the Year’s Best Tech Ideas: Readability. Set your preferences: pick a style, select the font size, and select the width of… Continue reading

The Annual Holiday Gift

Ever year I give, as a holiday gift, a calendar of select photos I shot that year. Last year, instead, I gave a book of photos, all from one vacation destination, to family members who I knew loved that place. This year, back in sync with my traditional holiday gift-giving, I’m selecting photos for the 2010 Calendar. But now I… Continue reading