Except when it is your friend. I’m burned out, frankly, with so many emails, so many “edit this” assignments, so many changes of hats from one minute to the next here in the full flower of my “golden years.” I’ve created a monster. What was I thinking? But there are times when I just walk away from obligations to play. This morning was one of those times. I downloaded and am wallowing in the geeky goodness of Camera + version 6 for iPhone. [su_youtube url=”http://youtu.be/pb7BR_YXf_w”] My …

Rage Against the Machine Read more »

Given the phenomenal success of this Kickstarter project (13k backers, $2.76 million pledged towards a goal of $200k) you should be interested in SCiO–a miniature hand-held spectrometer. This, my amigos, changes everything. It will take the guesswork out of buying the sweetest cantaloupe at the grocery store. It will let you see differences between closely-related plant subspecies (eventually if not already) and maybe see chemical differences or similarities between your family dog and the suspected love-child pup born to your neighbor’s female retriever. The …

Analyse This: SCiO’s Crowdsourced Database of Matter Read more »

[su_vimeo url=”http://vimeo.com/98659207″] The first month is free, so in thinking I have “forced” myself to shoot more video, I’ve got an out. But I hope I find the Vimeo Plus account for $60 a year worth the expense to my little biz. I’m thinking that it would be neat to embed short videos in my “multimedia” presentations (or future Prezi packages) that to date have used only my digital stills plus background music or spoken word or text over image. I now have some …

Earth and Sky Read more »

Every so often I do a geek brain dump on the blog. I really don’t suffer the illusion that anybody gives a rat’s acetabulum about my particular computer workflow or preferred digital tools or what I do with them. But for my own purposes, I do enjoy from time to time perusing the now twelve full years of blog posts as a time machine that looks back–not just at the nature of this place and life in it, but also at my tech evolution in …

Geek-Out on Goose Creek Read more »

I am at a certain time of life when everything I own (including my own personal body) is wearing out. I pulled on my favorite work pants last week and the knee ripped open. The same day, a favorite shirt gave way at the elbow as I slid my arm into the sleeve. I sport a manly scar on my cheek from last week’s plastic-surgery for skin CA  take three. The parts are failing, breaking down, aging out. Things fall apart. Thank goodness for …

Cost of Doing Business: Upgrades Read more »