I grouse a good bit about Apple, though I do usually love their products. One of the things I found very disappointing was their somewhat recent drop of the AirPort product line. A typical Apple move. Dump something everyone has grown to depend on from them.
But, unexpectedly, Apple announced a firmware update for one of the older products in… Continue reading
I’ve been silent on my blog for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been crazy busy with blog-related work: SmugMug. I have been exploring a solution to permanently replace SlideShow Pro, the best self-hosting photo solution I’ve ever seen. Sadly, it no longer is supported—a victim of the new internet standards and the death of old technology like Flash. In… Continue reading
This past weekend I did another one of my treks1 up Mount Tamalpais. I love being up there, especially when the fog and clouds are doing their etherial dances. Yes, you can expect another time lapse soon!
I had positioned my tripod at the edge of a pullout on the side of the road–a pullout with a stunning view. An… Continue reading
I’m really enjoying my latest Workout Playlist: 09. Yes, I have eclectic musical taste, and the workout playlist is a bit off the beaten path. (If it’s hard to read, click on it to enlarge it.)
I hesitate to share the playlist on Spotify because it lacks 3 of the best pieces on the playlist. [Big Sad Face] But you… Continue reading
I presently own an iPhone 6s Plus. That phone was released on September 25, 2015, and I bought it shortly thereafter.
A couple of weeks or so ago, I purchased both an iPhone 8 Plus and an iPhone X. Steve will end up with one of them. I might end up with the other. Since Steve is not out here… Continue reading
That is the question! And I have several friends for whom it’s no question at all. The instant they can pre-order, it’s a done deal. Even our housekeeper can’t wait.
I freely own the fact that I like to have the latest and greatest tech device. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first iPhone, and, for years,… Continue reading
Corporations are about maximizing profit. I get that. For all of its brilliant “Think different” marketing, Apple is, in fact, no different.
Years ago I watched a documentary about the first MacIntosh. Several people who were on the team that put the original machine together were interviewed. One of the guys, I forget his name, spoke of how bottom line… Continue reading
Well, my efforts to unplug have had mixed results. I am taking steps. Qwerkywriter is among my latest efforts at unplugging.
Did any of you have a mechanical typewriter back in the day—you know, the old ones that didn’t use electricity. My grandmother gave me the one from her office when she retired. You had to really whack the keys… Continue reading
Thought I should share a bit about my last few profile pictures.
The above is my latest selfie. I decided to try something radically different: partial face focusing on one eye without my glasses. It sort of works. I say sort of because when it’s tiny, next to a Facebook comment for example, it looks kind of weird, as in:… Continue reading
I’ve whined before about Apple, Inc.‘s fundamental trans/re-gressions. But now, I’m beginning to read others who are willing to publicly express their concerns as well.
Apple’s hardware today is amazing — it has never been better. But the software quality has fallen so much in the last few years that I’m deeply concerned for its future. I’m typing this on… Continue reading