Snews You Can Use

Well, I’ve completely revamped the navigation system for my entire media collection at TimTyson.us. It has taken a couple of weeks, but I think it’s ready for its official debut! So here are two links: one to the navigation system designed for handheld devices: Touch here…   And the other navigation system designed for laptop and desktop computers: Click here… Continue reading

The End of Passwords and Credit Cards

This is a fascinating article on using biometric chips in cell phones so that they can completely replace credit cards, passwords, and common security system measures used today.  I watched the job postings at Apple when they appeared and wondered what they were up to.  The author of this article, Mike Elgan, has probably hit the nail on the head.… Continue reading

It’s All Just Weird…

A week or two ago I received a recorded call that went something like this, You have currently reached your plan’s limits for certain types of calls including collect calls.  To modify your plan…” By that time, I hung up in a state of anger.  How did some jerk telemarketer get my cell phone number?  I never give it out.… Continue reading

Creative Genius: Vlad Gerasimov

For years now, I have been a huge fan of Vlad Gerasimov’s work at Vladstudio, @vladstudio, where this Russian digital artist shares desktop designs, e-cards, apps and games, and much more that are brilliantly creative and beautiful.  He provides each of his nearly 700 desktops in virtually every imaginable size one would ever need (over 60!!), for single monitors, double… Continue reading

My Personal MicroCell Tower at Home

I have frequently posted vituperant remarks about AT&T. The company generally is loathsome. Their 3G network service here in Manhattan Beach is horrid. I can barely get a signal at the house. I frequently drop calls. Incoming calls frequently just go straight to voicemail without my phone ever ringing. LAX rarely even gets 3G service, just the horribly slower Edge… Continue reading

What Should I Consider Private?

I have rattled the notion of privacy, primarily the loss of privacy in 21st Century America, around in the back of my mind for some time since the advent of the Internet, the horror of 9/11, and the explosive growth of the pervasive surveillance technology that has silently and often invisibly crept into our lives. I have grown increasingly concerned… Continue reading

Lacks the Ring of Truth

Image by Thom Watson @ Flickr CC Everyone is reporting about the silver-headed gentleman who frantically called 911 early in the week stating that his Toyota Prius was accelerating out of control down the San Diego interstate. In my mind, these are some of the salient things he says in his on camera CNN interview: The the floor mat was… Continue reading