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

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

Tesla Model S Arrives with Style!

This month, Xm satellite radio has been running a special Billy Joel channel. That guy wrote and performed some absolutely amazing music! But I want to update the lyrics to one of his last century songs: Traded in his Lexus for a Te-sa-la-la-la-la-la-la; You oughta know by now.” Yes, we picked up the Tesla Model S yesterday. The weirdest thing… Continue reading

New 360º Panoramas of Horseshoe Cove

These are my first two experiments with a different way of making 360º panos with the camera lens way up high on a tall pole. With the wind (extreme wind yesterday when I shot these), this becomes a huge challenge! Precision is the name of the game with panos, and a wobbly tall pole makes shooting anything but precise. Add… Continue reading

Urban Air: Not A Bad Idea

Having lived in Los Angeles, I would prefer to see these WiFi enabled elevated gardens than the urban graffiti that is billboards! Urban Air from Zack Bennett on Vimeo. Related articles Bamboo Billboard Gardens – Urban Air by Stephen Glassman Aims to Beautify and Clean Cities (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com) L.A. Billboards Could Be Transformed Into Floating Bamboo Gardens (laist.com)… Continue reading

Forget Tethering: Wireless HD Out for iPad 2

OK, I’m going to really geek out here in this post. You have been warned. A few weeks ago I came across a solution being used here in LA for wirelessly, over WiFi, streaming 1080 HD video from HDSLRs (digital SLR cameras that shoot full frame HD video, like the Canon 5D Mark II) to HD monitors. TV Producers and… Continue reading

Too Big To Be Anything But Evil

The banks were too big to fail.  Google is too big to be anything but evil. I’m sure everyone has heard by now that the little Google street car that has mapping our world (while very cool, it takes away our privacy) was also snooping around everyone’s wireless networks.  If your network was unprotected when the Google street car came… Continue reading

Venting My Anger–Again…

Software Updates I admit that I use technology more than the average person. Maybe I need to change that, because I am sick to death of sitting down to work at one of my computers only to be greeted with a bunch of software updates — which I always feel compelled to do immediately and be done with. Then, 5… Continue reading