In the last few of years I’ve been watching more TV than I’ve ever watched in my adult life. Since I loath advertising, I rarely ever watch live TV. Instead, I’ve been watching Netflix or programs I’ve recorded on the TiVo, where I can skip the ads.
My latest binge watching obsession has been Mad Man. I’ve heard about the… Continue reading
y now everyone knows that our own government is spying on us all—hundreds of millions of innocent Americans. Astonishingly to me, no one seems to much care. I do, actually.
Facebook seems to be spying on us too1, even speaking on our behalf. Here are some recent examples I have experienced personally:
1. About 3 years ago I was house… Continue reading
What’s in a name? Well, my name, Tim Tyson, is more common than I would have thought, especially since I rarely meet anyone named “Tim.” But there are several Tim Tysons, and recently I learned of another. In the digital era, things swirling around name can easily get confused1.
Perhaps the most well known is an American writer and historian,… Continue reading
We are having some inside touchup work done before selling the house to return to Atlanta for a few years. (Do you like how I snuck that in there?) Through the years, our painter of choice has been David, an amiable fellow with a delightful British accent. He’s from the UK, London, I think. I suspect he’s about my age.… Continue reading
I have moaned and groaned before about Apple releasing new versions of software they know does not contain all of the features of the previous versions: feature regression.1
Apple did the same thing with iWork ’09. The very latest versions are designed to work on iPads and in the more common browsers (on any platform) for shared (cloud-based) use. To… Continue reading
The New Zealand lakes are spectacular photo ops! Each of these lake shots is comprised of multiple pictures. While I have significantly reduced their size in this post, since I’m uploading them to the web, the original files are enormously large. In fact, the original photo of the second Lake Pukaki shot is made up of 10 photos and is… Continue reading
When we were staying at the Heritage, the weather was cloudy and drizzling. During the middle of the night, the clouds blew away, and Mount Cook made an appearance. I shot this photo of Mount Cook around 2am.
The next morning, I caught this sunrise shot.
Once the sun was up, I took this morning shot.
And then, as we… Continue reading
irst, in a post of numerous photos, here are a few pictures in and around Hotel Blue.
The walk from Hotel Blue, on Pier 8, along the bay, beside the Royal Botanic Gardens goes all the way to the Sydney Opera House.
The following are some pictures of the plants and views from the Royal Botanic Gardens along… Continue reading
s you can easily see from the Google Map, the French Bay, New Zealand, (in Akaroa) was once a volcano. The south side collapsed, letting in the South Pacific Ocean which formed the French Bay. The area has little development and is beautiful. Our lodge in this tiny community was an historic building that sat very close to the bay… Continue reading
Everyone who knows me knows that I live in my ecco Track 6 GTX Plain Toe Lo shoes. I’ve worn these for over 10 years now and have literally worn a pair of them out! I have them in brown and in black.
Recently, I’ve noticed that the shoe strings (laces) on my black pair are really frayed and will… Continue reading