If you remember that expression, you just carbon dated yourself to the 6th century B.C. But no worries, I remember it and the yellow happy face, and “The devil made me do it,” and the yellow happy face with a bullet hole. Jeeze. The 60’s were such odd times. “Here come the fuzz” was a […]
Like most people, sometimes I see what’s coming, but sometimes I don’t. This piece is a shot in the dark: what I suspect is coming to our rather-near future. It just seems to make sense to me as various indicators point in the same direction. In our hyper-connected society, more and more teenagers are choosing […]
Corporations are about maximizing profit. I get that. For all of its brilliant “Think different” marketing, Apple is, in fact, no different. Years ago I watched a documentary about the first MacIntosh. Several people who were on the team that put the original machine together were interviewed. One of the guys, I forget his name, spoke […]
Last month I reviewed the YOPO lens kit for the iPhone 6+/6s+. You can read about that at this link. I was terribly dissatisfied with the quality of the images the kit produced. To be frank, they were just so poor as to be unusable. The ōlloclip 2x Telephoto with Wide Angle and Macro was […]
Well, my efforts to unplug have had mixed results. I am taking steps. Qwerkywriter is among my latest efforts at unplugging. Did any of you have a mechanical typewriter back in the day—you know, the old ones that didn’t use electricity. My grandmother gave me the one from her office when she retired. You had to really whack the […]
I must admit that the iPhone 6s+ camera has compelled me to leave the heavy camera equipment behind more and more often. The little device does some amazing things, things I literally never thought would be possible with such a tool. When I really need a quality shot, however, I still bring out the Canon glass, […]
You assholes are getting what’s coming to you! And you more than deserve it! You and your absurd 300GB bandwidth limit! Your horrific phone system. Your wretched customer abuse masquerading as support. Frankly, I hope Brian L. Roberts, CEO of Comcast, loses his job, that all of his good employees go to work for Google […]
This post reviews (the good and limitations of) the new AppleTV and takes a short peek at the dystopic digital future these amazing devices are building. Orwell was a profit that only saw a small glimpse.
These provide me with the best listening experience I’ve ever had–literally ever! I can not recommend them enough. If mine were stolen or crushed by a steam roller, I would have to purchase another pair.
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 […]