Sonos Wireless Audio System – Amazing!

I’ve been working with the audio, security, TV installer guy for the better part of 3 weeks to install/enhance the media and security systems in the house. The all house audio system and the surround system for the main TV really sound shockingly great. (I had no idea how much I would enjoy streaming music throughout the house with decent… Continue reading

Unplugging Tim: An Adventure in Analog Living

One day last week was a gruesome nightmare from technology hell. There was an electrical “event” of some sort in the night necessitating calling an electrician to make sure everything was OK. (It was.) Trying to set a digital timer for a lamp almost enraged me enough to stomp the timer to bits after 30 minutes of exasperating failure with… Continue reading

Modern Day Gramophone

I came across this old photo in the attic at grandma’s: her old gramophone playing her old iPad, circa 1929 or so. Obviously it didn’t come from grandma’s house. The Gramophone came from Restoration Hardware a couple of weeks ago and acoustically amplifies the music from the handheld device you place in the slit. It actually works amazingly well. The… Continue reading

It Was Her First Time …

It was my first time … It seemed unnecessarily awkward. It was just not going the way either of us thought it would. Wasn’t this supposed to be fun? We kept trying different positions—every position we could think of. Nothing seemed to work. Until, very unexpectedly, it happened. It really was ghastly fast. Frankly, it wasn’t at all what I… Continue reading

Replay: A Saturday in October

Replay I first heard of this simple iOS movie app, Replay, in the Apple Keynote this past week. It’s free. I thought I would check it out. Indeed, it works as represented: a really easy way to select photos and video from an event or day and create a fast, relatively interesting movie with a variety of theme choices available.… Continue reading

My New iPhone 6 Plus

Initial impressions about my new iPhone 6 Plus Above is a screenshot from my iPhone 6 Plus’ home screen1. So here are my reflections on the plus after having only had it for 2 days: Size: It’s big! It’s too big for me to hold comfortably in one hand and simultaneously use it with that hand. Size: It’s big! I’m… Continue reading

DuckDuckGo Search Engine

I hate not making the time to post to my blog every day, because every day I collect so many ideas about which I want to reflect and share. As I haven’t posted in a while, I am bursting with ideas—few of which will have the time to be posted here at tt.us. But here is a must share: the… Continue reading

Apple iWork ’09 Download

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

Cinemagraph Pro – Apple Design Award, 2014

I am always curious about who is awarded the Apple Design Award each year. I’m certain that winning this award is a rather big deal in the software community. But one of this year’s winners is a bit of a puzzle to me: Cinemagraph by Flixel which comes in a variety of different flavors: Pro and Plus for the desktop… Continue reading

Some DEEP Spring Cleaning Goin’ On Here…

I’m not talking about cleaning up the house—that’s an ongoing project that stays “up to standards” fairly well. I’m talking about my digital house. For several different reasons, it has become a cluttered mess over the past year—the past 3 months in particular. So what did my digital Spring cleaning entail? I disconnected apps that, without ever asking my permission,… Continue reading