The Next Big Thing

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 I discovered the most… Continue reading

The Nest Thermostat

Oh, I forgot to tell everyone. We now have a Nest. You know, the cool thermostat that was created by Tony Fadell, who headed up Apple’s iPod division for many years. As it turned out, our thermostat, a rather sophisticated affair, died back in November. After suffering for a few weeks, waiting for the new model of the Nest to… Continue reading

Those Were the Days…

Thirty-six years ago, today: May 26, 1975, I graduated from high school. Yes, I remember Edith (Jean Stapleton, b. 1923) singing that to Archie (Carroll O’Connor, August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) at the old upright as All In The Family came on the huge tube TV back in the day. Gas was leaded and cost .25 a gallon.… Continue reading

Some Serious iTunes Goodness: 2 of 2

Tip of the fedora to Dan for this great idea. Do you ever get tired of hearing the same music over and over again from your iTunes library?  Here’s a possible cure. Select all of the music in your music library.  Right click on one of the highlighted items and select “Reset Plays” to make the play count for each… Continue reading

Hair Brain Idea of the Year

Image via Wikipedia It’s the season.  Busy, busy, busy! The last few weeks have been crazy:  the Haunted House extravaganza for Halloween (we do it up big here in the hood), a three day business trip to the east coast, a two week vacation to Budapest and Prague, returning home to put away the Halloween Haunted House and set up… Continue reading

Wow! Imagination & Tiny Technology

The fact that this can be done, in total, from storyboard (if they had chosen to) all the way to upload to YouTube, on a $299 device, the iPhone 4, that also happens to make phone calls, is astounding. When Apple makes this all possible on an iPhone Touch and the iPad, they will rock the education market! Be sure… Continue reading

iOS 4

Well, my iPhone 4 is supposed to arrive tomorrow!  I can’t wait. I downloaded iOS 4 for my existing phone and iPod Touch to get accustomed to the new operating system.  So far, the thing I like the most is Folders!  My application icons are all grouped in a way that makes sense to me.  Instead of having an insane… Continue reading

Now That’s Clever

I’ve found a couple apps for the Mac and/or the iPhone that are curious. Xslimmer This app removes the extra PowerPC code that makes your applications work on both the PowerPC chip and the Intel chip.  After the application is slimmed down, it will only work on the Intel chip.  Hello, I gave my last old PowerPC Mac away a… Continue reading

Lost: The TV Series

Has now come to its conclusion. The most brilliant storytelling ever on television. Ever! Epic. Heart wrenching. Complex. Ever evolving. Captivating. Brilliantly crafted. Flash backs. Flash Forwards. Flash sideways. Convergence. Ironically, I didn’t watched it on TV until the final episode. Even then, I didn’t see it live. I saw it on my iPod and my iPad as an iTunes… Continue reading