I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

January 17th, 2015 @ 5:27 pm
Life in Space

An exploration of life aboard the International Space Station, and the surprising reasons the mission is still worthwhile

November 12th, 2014 @ 8:26 am
Two Months with an iPhone 6

In which I detail all the problems I’ve had with the iPhone 6

October 25th, 2014 @ 7:17 am
Rise – The Sunrise / Sunset Calendar

I prefer to run first thing in the morning.* I like being up and at ‘em before the rest of the world and I know that if I wait until the end of the day I’ll find some excuse to be lazy instead. Right now I’m living in an area without adequate street lighting, and […]

September 26th, 2014 @ 6:07 am
Friday Five: Favorite iPhone Games

Words With Friends


For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman

February 28th, 2014 @ 5:09 am
Friday Five: Web Development Resources
  1. validator.w3.org – the W3C markup validation service
  2. jshint.com – a tool to detect errors and potential problems in JavaScript
  3. fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome – the iconic font designed for Bootstrap
  4. stackoverflow.com – the best place to get technology questions answered
  5. scriptsrc.net – the quickest and easiest way to make sure your project always has the latest scripts included

450, 32, 1, 0: Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp for $16,000,000,000.00

Mac Pro-tip: Pressing and + will make the font larger in just about every program you use. (And and - will decrease the font size.)

It’s a silly little tip that almost everyone knows. But if you don’t know it, it’s a godsend. (It’s a little depressing to admit that your eyes are getting older, but …)

January 2nd, 2014 @ 7:17 am
Dealing with My iPhoto Library

I have about 40,000 photos, which makes iPhoto impossible to use. I don’t mean, “It’s difficult for me to use.” I mean, “I can’t use it at all.” It crashes on me constantly; And on the rare occasions I am able to even open the application, its performance is too unbearably slow and unresponsive to […]

December 31st, 2013 @ 7:26 am
iTunes Tuesday: My Beatles Smart Playlist

If you include solo albums by John, Paul, and George, and things like Wings and the Plastic Ono Band, I’ve got over five hundred tracks in my iTunes library that I consider the work of The Beatles. I love The White Album indescribably, but even I don’t want to hear Rocky Raccoon ten times in […]

December 24th, 2013 @ 7:06 am
iTunes Tuesday: Building a Smart Christmas Playlist

The only really annoying thing about the holidays is that most radio stations play the same ten or so songs over and over and over again. No matter how much you love the song, nobody wants to hear Baby, It’s Cold Outside five times in the same day. You’ve got plenty of Christmas music in […]

December 17th, 2013 @ 6:18 am
iTunes Tuesday: Giant Files

If your hard drive is low on space, a good place to look for things to jettison is your iTunes library. Lots of music files are large because the songs they contain are very long — Alice’s Restaurant Massacree clocks in at over eighteen minutes! — or because they’re encoded using AAC or the Apple […]

December 10th, 2013 @ 8:21 am
iTunes Tuesday: Listen to This

Depending upon the size of your iTunes library and how you have your playlists configured, you could have a bunch of awesome songs that you are either hearing over and over and over again, or that you’ve not heard in ages. Those are both terrible situations, of course. You want to have a happy medium. […]

Evidence Based Scheduling

How to Work with Software Engineers

Five Buildings Shaped Like Obsolete Technology

Pneumatic Tubes Give The Tooth Fairy A Boost

September 13th, 2013 @ 6:12 am
Friday Five: Awesome iPhone Apps

TweetbotThese are the iPhone apps which I use most frequently:

* I’m excluding games and Facebook.

July 26th, 2013 @ 6:56 am
Friday Five: Desktop Apps

MacBook AirHere are the five apps I use most frequently on my MacBook Air:

May 10th, 2013 @ 7:16 am
Friday Five: Indispensable Technology

MacBook AirFive things I would feel compelled to replace immediately if they stopped working:

  • iPhone (Apple)
  • electric toothbrush (Braun)
  • bedroom DVR (DirecTV)
  • MacBook Air (Apple)
  • bedroom television (LG)