Calling It Quits

My blog, TimTyson.US, has been “in business” now for 15 years. That’s sort of amazing to me. But the expression “in business” is not accurate. I make no money at all from my blog–never have. In fact, very much the opposite. Having an independent blog without any advertising costs money–increasingly, too much money. It’s also becoming increasingly complex1. The Data… Continue reading

Review: Lumos Kickstarter Bicycle Helmet

I blogged about my new electric scooter, the Unagi, at this link and this link. I love it! But I failed to mention another gadget I got for the purposes of riding my scooter: my new Lumos Kickstarter Bicycle Helmet. I’m convinced that wrecking (or being run over by a car) while riding on my scooter is what will either… Continue reading

My Week in the City

I’ve just spent a quick week in the city. The city, of course, is San Francisco. The week was exciting for a number of reasons. So, here we go… City Hall from Davies HallCity Hall Street LevelCity Hall Light Trails from Passing CarsCity Hall through Trees Yes, this weekend included St. Patrick’s Day. City Hall was green for the occasion.… Continue reading

Review: Unagi Electric Scooter

Disclaimer This is just a personal review of a Kickstarter project I backed. I am not receiving any compensation or consideration of any kind from Unagi. They did not ask that I endorse their product. These are just my personal thoughts, opinions, and reactions. First Impressions I arrived back in SFO for a week yesterday, and the first thing I… Continue reading

Innovation Out; Rent Collection In

I have often complained about Apple’s lack of substantive innovation since the original iPhone, their standard practice of marketing their most vacuous incremental improvements as radical innovations “rebuilt from the ground up” and selling those baby steps for absurd prices, and their push into renting everything from hardware (iPhone upgrade plan), then software, and services. They know the gig is… Continue reading

Another Extortion Attempt [Rolling My Eyes]

We live in such a weird world. Seriously. This is the second time some wacko has attempted to extort money (bitcoin) from me. The first was a mailed letter. I posted it here. This time the extortionist sent an email. I’m presenting the email, uncorrected, exactly as I received it. Apparently the amount of the first extortion attempt was too… Continue reading

Amazing iOS Photography Apps and Resources

I just wanted to share my favorite iOS photography apps and their features at the moment along with some new resources I recently discovered. Let’s start with some new iOS photography resources I encountered that really peal back the layers of shooting photos on the iPhone. These resources are offered by some crazy smart guys, the 2 men that bring… Continue reading

Apple: Unexpectedly Cool! AirPort Express, AirPlay 2

I grouse a good bit about Apple, though I do usually love their products. One of the things I found very disappointing was their somewhat recent drop of the AirPort product line. A typical Apple move. Dump something everyone has grown to depend on from them. But, unexpectedly, Apple announced a firmware update for one of the older products in… Continue reading

Random Memories Journal

A few weeks ago I mentioned my journaling app, Day One, and the podcast series from the team that makes it. In the Day One app, you can create as many journals as you wish. And in one of their podcast episodes, they mentioned a user who has a random memories journal. A random memories journal––what an interesting idea, I… Continue reading

Why We Chose Spotify Music Streaming Service

For many months, I’ve been pondering what music streaming service our household should use, trying to ascertain which offers the best overall service for us–not an easy task. Here-to-for we have been Pandora users. I like the simplicity of their stations concept and the ability to shuffle through the various stations you have created. However, their overall playlist offered in… Continue reading