I have grown immensely frustrated with Apple’s regression to the mean user, lowest common denominator processor, and inattention to those “power users” who have stood by their product line when it wasn’t cool, who grew to depend on “it just works.” Apple needs to refocus, slow down, and issue software that is truly intuitive and […]
I’ve decided that wireless internet networks are more closely related to voodoo than to physics and engineering, even simple logic. While our network in this house is admittedly more complex than most small businesses, how can it go from working for over a month at a time (with no changes to it at all) to […]
I guess you can now say that I officially live in Atlanta. We went walking in Piedmont Park where I took the quintessential “Atlanta” photo of the mid-rises reflecting in Lake Clare. The photo turned out nicely. In fact, the photo turned out so nicely I turned it into a watercolor using a new iOS […]
The all house audio system and the surround system for the main TV really sound shockingly great. (I had no idea how much I would enjoy streaming music throughout the house with decent sound in every room even at very low listening levels!) But there was a problem:
Obviously this didn’t come from grandma’s house. The Gramophone came from Restoration Hardware a couple of weeks ago and acoustically amplifies the music from the handheld device you place in the slit. It actually works amazingly well. The sound travels into the hollow bottom and then out the metal horn shape. It gains a slightly vintage sound. I love it!
I was sitting here working away when my new phone rang, the one with the new 415 number. Only one person in all of the world knows my new number right now, and the person calling wasn’t him. How did this person, who I know, get my new number?
I thought the characterization of video shot on the 6 Plus as “cinematic” was going to be a marketing overstatement—simply gross hyperbole! No. It’s not! The video is buttery smooth, beautiful, stable, gorgeously fluid. Shocking! Simply shocking!
So when my friend Mark told me that they were changing from AT&T to T-Mobile, I decided to give T-Mobile a careful look. I was, unexpectedly, pleasantly surprised by the aggressive plan T-Mobile is offering to increase customer market share to switch mobile carriers.
Clean sound. Clear sound. Sound that is imminently present. This is the best listening experience I’ve ever had, and I can be very picky about audio fidelity. With computer speakers and cheap in home speakers (I got rid of my audiophile speakers many years ago: too big, too heavy.) I had given in to poor, mushy, non-defined […]
I occasionally actually overhear conversations about the next big thing all around the bay area. After all, this is the epicenter of the tech industry. In this post, I’m going to let you in on what I think “the next big thing” is going to be! Reflecting on the Recent Past Back in 2003 – 2004 […]