My Experiences with Apple Products

Over the years, I’ve owned 2 iPods, a 1st generation iPod shuffle, a 1st generation iPhone, and a MacBook, here’s what happened: First iPod worked great for a while (several months), until it didn’t.  It quite literally just died.  No reboot, or recharging, or anything could save it (would not even connect to my computer) …

Self-ad

There’s advertisement everywhere these days, including on social media networks.  You often see products or services being hawked alongside your profile.  This is something new that is interesting, especially given the current economic climate: Not only is he advertising on facebook to people in a particular network, he’s looking for a job there.  That’s pretty …

Tilt-shift

Tilt-shift photography has been around for a long time.  Tilt changes the plane of focus, from the regular vertical plane (parallel to the film), to intersect the film (or sensor) at different angles.  This is why you only see a horizontal band of the picture in focus.  Shift changes the perspective of the photo, to …

Escape from Seattle

No, not me, but after a big snowstorm last week, and the pineapple express this week, Seattle is now cut off from the East and the South.  All the passes over the Cascades are closed due to avalanche danger, and I-5 southbound is closed for flooding (I have multiple packages in transit that are now …

tuba man

We used to go to quite a bit of TBirds games (Seattle’s WHL hockey team), and at the end of every game, as we streamed out of the arena, there would inevitably be someone playing the tuba just above the steps in Seattle Center.  It was a familiar sound that was a constant at every …

Epic fail from Alaska

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately at work, and one of the usual fields we try to cover is do the candidates know how to use the right tools for the task at hand.  A typical question can be, if you’re given a typical day’s logs, how would you find a particular piece …

Canadian Thanksgiving

We cooked a 20 lb turkey for 24 people.  It was a lot of bird, and it was delicious. Bonus link: everything wrapped in bacon (yes, our turkey was wrapped in bacon).

pillows

Thanks to Ann for making some beautiful pillows for me. I picked out the fabric myself (it’s actually more gray than beige in natural light), and they seem to compliment the couch quite well.

This is messed

Just heard quoted on NPR: “We’re voting for her mainly because she’s a woman.  Her positions are unclear, but we think she’ll do the right thing”. This is the most messed up reasoning I’ve ever heard, but this is not about Sarah Palin, or even Hilary; it’s regarding Tzipi Livni, who’s running for the Kadima …