Back to My Mac

After being on the phone for the past 6 hours talking with Apple, Verizon, and Linksys, I finally have Back to My Mac up and working. It’s nothing short of a miracle. Which leads to me wonder, what mere mortal on this planet would go through all of this to get this service to work? […]

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Ethernet Cat 5 by Darren Hester at Flickr CC

Happy Cog

I love when things come together in unexpected ways. I mentioned back a couple of days ago that I am in the process of building a media server for the house which sits on a home network in which all of the computers are to be part of the house digital hub. Well, it’s starting […]

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Adult Night Out On The Town

… Tim-style! Manhattan Beach must have more children per capita than any other city in the USA! I’m completely serious! I’ve never seen a place with more children–really young children. Thursday and Friday nights I ate dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and Chili’s respectively. Both evenings the number of loud and generally badly behaved children […]

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Today at the Beach

The International Surf Festival was held this weekend: contests in surfing, building sandcastles, paddling, swimming, and some intense volleyball competition—we’re talking guys who are very serious about volleyball. I learned I don’t know how to shoot volleyball at all! I’ll have to put this on my list: practice anticipating where the ball will be hit […]

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My God

If it’s true, the dude is out of touch with today’s (virtual) reality! In a daring bid to wrench attention from his Democratic rival in the 2008 presidential race, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) today embarked on an historic first-ever visit to the Internet. Given that the Arizona Republican had never logged onto the Internet before, […]

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Complain and Get Rewarded

Last weekend I complained that I had lived here in California for months now and had not experienced any earthquakes. Today I had my first. I must confess as it continued beyond 15 seconds or so, it was a bit unnerving. I felt like I lived too close to the train tracks. The earthquake produced […]

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Phase One Is Awesome, But…

I like this idea. It rocks. But how long before the parking mesh monitoring sensors get “smart”–know exactly how long you have been parked there, what your car tag number is, who you are, what your parking patterns are, issues you a ticket the second your meter expires, and mails the citation to your home […]

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Curious, Unanticipated, Unhealthy

As I observe people having more and more choice in the information we access, more and more control over the information that gets to us, more and more control over a “personalized,” “it’s all about me” lifestyle, I see less and less actual access to information. This is curious to me. This phenomenon is absolutely […]

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