The LARQ Bottle

Offered in a variety of colors Finding unique but useful holiday gifts can be a challenge. Introducing the LARQ self cleaning, water purification bottle. I got us each one for the holidays. I hate using single-use plastic bottles, even though I frequently do so. And I hate re-using a plastic water bottle because I worry about germs when they start… Continue reading

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