Today’s Milestone Event: My Car Wreck that Changes Everything

I was returning to our apartment in the city after having a completely wretched 1.5 hour experience at the Corte Madera Apple Store. Apple said my phone needed a simple $29 battery replacement; so, I scheduled the repair appointment. Well, no. Each new repair solution grew significantly in price. We went from $29, then to $99, then to $399, then… Continue reading

Tesla Continues to Impress Me

I recently posted about my service experience with Tesla. Shortly after that post we received a feedback survey from the company. The survey was short and to the point and included a text box in which you could type anything else you wished to share. I shared most of my general thoughts about the service experience the same ones I… Continue reading

Elon Musk: Mind of an Innovator

really enjoy hearing what smart people think, what they say. This week Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, was interviewed on All in with Chris Hayes—two very bright young men making a positive difference in our world. Tesla has recently announced that they will let anyone use their intellectual property, their pattens, free of charge as long as they use… Continue reading

Was I Really THAT Wrong?!

This has been rumbling around in the back of my mind bugging me for the past few weeks; so, I decided to blog about it. Those who know me well know that for the past 30 years I have been a huge advocate for embracing technology. Of late however, I’ve been seriously rethinking my participation on the technology cheerleading squad.… Continue reading

Something Evil Is Afoot

Death of the morning paper? You have no idea! Google announced yesterday that it is killing off Google Reader. Google claims they are doing this because, “RSS is a dying technology.” Don’t believe them for a minute, because I believe that statement is a flat out lie. RSS isn’t just alive and well, it’s thriving like never before, but corporate… Continue reading

The Golden Gate Bridge

The fog In the bay area is thick this morning, and I hear the fog horns blasting from the bridge. Two days ago I got up early to shoot the bridge at sunrise (from Fort Baker). I then went to Battery Mendell in the evening to shoot the Point Bonita Lighthouse at (what turned out to be) the non-existent sunset.… Continue reading

Out There Cool

This C-1 electric motorcycle is supposed to go into production in 2014. I hope it does! 200 miles per charge keeps itself upright even when hit by a car on the side will go up to 100mph just looks slick Perfect for the urban SF crowd! Got money to burn? (Pricey, well, yes. At least at first.) You can reserve… Continue reading

Our Solar System Goes Live

Well, the new solar energy panels are atop the house and percolating! I’m glad we are doing our part to live more sustainably: driving on sunshine and producing electric energy from the sunshine. In the few days we have had the solar system live, we have produced exactly 99.9 kWhs of electricity. Right now, as I write, the system is… Continue reading

Stunning Time-Lapse of Earth from NASA

The lightning, the Aurora Borealis as you’ve never seen it before, the night lights around the world… Stunning. …taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km. All credit goes to them. HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed,… Continue reading