Corte Madera Town Band Photo Shoot

Last night I shot the Spring Concert of the Corte Madera Town Band. Here’s a short video slideshow of the evening. The photos are in random order. Want to watch this on your iPad or iPhone? Touch this link. Shooting moving objects in indoor light without a flash (so as not to distract the performers and be annoying to the… Continue reading

This Just Can’t End Well

I say it over and over again: Are we creating a future we will actually want to live in in this country? The American people are too preoccupied and fractured to address some hyper-critical decisions that are being quietly made with such significant long term implications. It all started with the funding of security cameras at quarter mile increments down… Continue reading

Pay Up!

I’ve noticed that GE has been pumping very persuasive, emotional advertising into the air waves: the GE factory workers who made the MRI machines meet with the cancer survivors whose lives have been saved by the machines. Yadda, yadda, yadda… I wondered for a second: Why are they spending so much in advertising, especially on MSNBC? Then it dawns on… Continue reading

And What a Birthday It Was

Thanks, everyone, for the calls, voicemails, Facebook messages, emails, birthday cards and gifts wishing me a happy birthday! Who ever would have thought I would live to be this old?!! The birthday celebration rituals began the day before my birthday with dinner at the restaurant, Paul K. As a starter, I highly recommend the seafood soup of the day––a delicious… Continue reading

Persistent Ambient Sensing & Analysis

Sounds boring and geeky? But frankly, it’s absolutely fascinating and should scare the living hell out of you! Your smart phone contains many sensors that can (and do) capture data at any time. But what if these sensors captured data all of the time: temperature, compass, GPS, gyroscope, WiFi antenna, Bluetooth antenna, cell antenna, accelerometer, etc. What if an app… Continue reading

Near Death Experience

After having a consistently horrible week last week dealing with the ongoing frustrations of non-functional technology and the lack of closure on several essential, never-ending, home projects that have become non-productive time pits, I decided that at least half of today would be dedicated to being nice to Tim. My stress level last week was just outrageously through the roof.… Continue reading

iPhone Case Protection

I’m really not a very clumsy person. I rarely drop things or knock them over. I generally don’t worry about dropping my iPhone, which I carry around in my pocket without any case at all these days. When I get into the car, I plug my iPhone into Chloé’s USB port to charge. But recently I saw this G-Form video… Continue reading