Fundamental Trans/Re-gressions

I’ve whined before about Apple, Inc.‘s fundamental trans/re-gressions. But now, I’m beginning to read others who are willing to publicly express their concerns as well. Apple’s hardware today is amazing — it has never been better. But the software quality has fallen so much in the last few years that I’m deeply concerned for its future. I’m typing this on… Continue reading

The Times in Which We Live! Laws & Smartphones

For your reading and watching pleasure I’ve selected 3 articles from one of my favorite RSS feeds that I suspect most people will find of interest. The articles focus on GA laws and on smartphones. Enjoy! Your GA Laws Are Copyrighted The State of Georgia claims that its statutes are a copyrighted work and is suing Carl Malamud and public.resource.org,… Continue reading

Sonos Wireless Audio System – Amazing!

I’ve been working with the audio, security, TV installer guy for the better part of 3 weeks to install/enhance the media and security systems in the house. 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… Continue reading

Unplugging Tim: An Adventure in Analog Living

One day last week was a gruesome nightmare from technology hell. There was an electrical “event” of some sort in the night necessitating calling an electrician to make sure everything was OK. (It was.) Trying to set a digital timer for a lamp almost enraged me enough to stomp the timer to bits after 30 minutes of exasperating failure with… Continue reading

Canceling AT&T iPhone Service

I’ve always hated AT&T. I ditched them many, many years ago. After an unacceptable experience with Sprint, the first option for getting rid of AT&T, I went to Cingular. I was a relatively happy Cingular customer. Cingular signed the deal with Apple to be the first and only carrier with iPhones. Shortly after they had exclusivity, AT&T bought them. I… Continue reading

It Was Her First Time …

It was my first time … It seemed unnecessarily awkward. It was just not going the way either of us thought it would. Wasn’t this supposed to be fun? We kept trying different positions—every position we could think of. Nothing seemed to work. Until, very unexpectedly, it happened. It really was ghastly fast. Frankly, it wasn’t at all what I… Continue reading

Replay: A Saturday in October

Replay I first heard of this simple iOS movie app, Replay, in the Apple Keynote this past week. It’s free. I thought I would check it out. Indeed, it works as represented: a really easy way to select photos and video from an event or day and create a fast, relatively interesting movie with a variety of theme choices available.… Continue reading

iOS 8: Now, That Just Ain’t Right!

Get ready… I was sitting here working away when my new phone rang, the one with the new 415 number. Only one person in the whole world knows my new number right now, and the person calling wasn’t him. How did this other person, who I know, get my new number? I checked my old phone, which was still on… Continue reading

My New iPhone 6 Plus

Initial impressions about my new iPhone 6 Plus Above is a screenshot from my iPhone 6 Plus’ home screen1. So here are my reflections on the plus after having only had it for 2 days: Size: It’s big! It’s too big for me to hold comfortably in one hand and simultaneously use it with that hand. Size: It’s big! I’m… Continue reading

Weekend of Bad Karma/Good Karma

I think we general experience good karma, but this weekend was a dramatic departure from the norm. Steve was here from Atlanta. His locked AT&T iPhone 6 had arrived on Friday. We decided to take it back to the Apple Store because we were switching to T-Mobile. Off we went to the T-Mobile store in the Marina district. Because of… Continue reading