Those who know me well know that I’m never just sitting around doing nothing. So, I’ve received several comments from friends and relatives about having very little activity on my blog for the past week or two. What’s up?!
I’ve been insanely busy, primarily with exploring new technology platforms. The fruits of these explorations will soon be evident here at… Continue reading
Several of these I hadn’t heard of before reading this post: shovel-ready? bromance? chillaxin? (I watch too little TV to be literate I guess.) But I must confess, I too frequently grow weary of buzz. Who, after all, are the buzz makers?
At first, the word or phrase is an interesting twist of language that expresses a sentiment meaningful in… Continue reading
A tag or word cloud is a collection of tags or words (or both) that are most commonly used in a speech, on a blog, in an article, etc. Below is a current word cloud for my blog. It refreshes automatically twice a day; so, it will change as the content of my blog changes. If you click on an… Continue reading
The financial results have been nothing short of astounding — for Apple and for Jobs. The company was worth about $5 billion in 2000, just before Jobs unleashed Apple’s groundbreaking “digital lifestyle” strategy, understood at the time by few critics. Today, at about $170 billion, Apple is slightly more valuable than Google (GOOG, Fortune 500).
Its market share in personal… Continue reading
Once upon a time, for many years in fact, I had a news feed widget appearing in my blog’s sidebar. It included the headlines and about 3 lines of text from selected top stories I had chosen from my aggregated blog RSS feeds. This was all done automatically after it was set up. As new stories came in to these… Continue reading
This might solve talking to a person who never looks at you in an iChat video conference.
An Apple patent suggests that we may see the iSight camera move from above the display to right behind it.
[Source: Apple files patent for an iSight behind a display]… Continue reading
This is fascinating. I knew that data centers required massive amounts of power to run the computers and keep them cool, but I hadn’t thought of it in these terms.
How much CO2 does a google search produce if a google search produces CO2? Well, Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross did the math:
a typical search generates about 7g of CO2… Continue reading
I grieve that I only speak English and have forgotten what little Spanish I once knew. I delight in these tools that actually work: translation the easy way!
You can translate entire web pages or copy and paste selected text into your browser. Very cool. Oh, and Mac users, don’t forget Sherlock will translate for you too! It’s free on… Continue reading
I decided that I am just a GUI kinda guy. I am, after all, a Mac head for goodness sake!
So, I complained to my friend Evans about having to hard wire URLs into these posts using html hand coding (god forbid!), as well as trying to remember the html codes for underline, bold [strong? I mean, let’s get real!],… Continue reading