The Trials and Tribulations of Creating a Film

On a regular daily basis, I find myself discussing a very dear project to me: Zombie eXs. This film culminated many long nights and weekends with so many wonderful friends (old and new). The project itself took about 42 days of shoot-time, but took us years to complete since we were working day-jobs to support the […] more…

Why create a plant monitoring system?

Of the many loves I have, it’s clear I love technology. Love being a word that honestly describes a want to use technology, and simple amazement at what can be done with so much pre-assembled tech as well as pieces and parts. It doesn’t stop at electronics, of course, it’s about taking all of those things you […] more…

The Hacker Community

It’s sometimes hard to believe, in a world of everyone-for-themselves, that there are vast communities of people who are willing to share ideas with each other. Beyond the simple telling of what one should possibly do, people help other people. People invest in other people’s ideas and become excited by them. Part of our world […] more…

Things Between Things

I’m sure it’s beyond clear that I have this insatiable want to do many things and learn all the time. My project list is beyond gross in volume, but I love everything I’m trying to carry out. If only there were 12 of me, I could get this stuff done! One of the biggest challenges I face with anything […] more…

Plodding Through Programs

With all the hardware for, what I’m calling, the “Gigantic Asisstive Clock” finally here, I’m able to start building towards the solution. Obviously it’s not a simple overnight kind of thing, so it’s going to take some time. Part of the reason I’ve chosen to blog about it is to hopefully just jar my memory […] more…

Shrimping.It!

Fun, simple, and awesome! Check out: shrimp_breadboard. more…

The bench work begins

For those that know me, they’ll tell you that I tend to spend a lot of time planning. I like planning, and maybe this is why I decided I liked being an engineer (I love model railroading and building models, so you see how far I’ve taken this metaphor). When I’m trying to work things […] more…

A Little Surprise from LinkedIn To Me

Now, here’s something I wouldn’t expect: LinkedIn says I’m one of the Top 10% Viewed Profiles on its site of over 200 Million people. I’m shocked! Am I really this special? So, if you’re one of the people who has reviewed me before, or is looking now, what got your attention? What makes you want to […] more…

It’s been a long time since I’ve Rock and/or Rolled…

I haven’t written on this blog since February of 2008. That’s not news, I know. But since then there’s been a lot of change in my life and many projects, updates to technology, and just the world as a place where tech and life have mixed. Not so many years ago, I talked about the […] more…

The Social Network Frenzy: "Life Blogging"

The ubiquitous nature of social networking has become a major boon in this age of web solutions and emerging technologies. There have been so many improvements in what was once referred to as “Knowledge Management” as a platform, and now is “social networking” at its core. No longer are we bound by even modern tools, […] more…

Mobile Phones, GPS, and Vacations

In the recent past, and I would say – for an old guy like me — that’s something like 5-10 years, I’ve really enjoyed the ability to use technology in helping me find my way around. Just think about all of the great mobile abilities you have, these days, that allow you to help yourself in […] more…

The Consolidated Personal Productivity Platform

  Recently (like 4 days ago), while trying to re-enter the world of consolidated – easy to deal with – email, calendars and all sorts of information sharing, I decided to try something I’d done in the past: use one email tool to help consolidate my accounts. I have a few, but not too many. […] more…

PDA Phone and PC: Why Do I Need The Online Calendar?

I’ve been sitting here playing with a few different online tools like Backpack, Twitter, IMified, and AirSet. Though I think all of these tools are pretty cool, I’m just not getting it, I suppose. While I’m playing with these things on my laptop, I’m wondering what good they would do someone like me. See, the […] more…

Chris Pirillo’s iPhone Rant

I was reading an article on my buddy’s James and Kevin’s site. They truly are the mobile warriors of the world. These guys know their tech and they know how to be mobile – all of the time! So, when I saw them pointing to Chris Pirillo’s iPhone Rant video, I was really glad to […] more…

Downloadable Content Vs. HD-DVD/Blu-Ray

There is so much stunning visual delivery technology out in the wild these days that it’s hard to look anywhere without it being right in your face. The cable providers, satellite TV, phone/broadband service providers, all are in the act when it comes to content delivery. Then you’ve got the devices: Apple TV, HD-DVD/Blu-Ray players, […] more…

5700 Tracks: 3 Upgrades?

So, yesterday, I do my iTunes 7.2 upgrade in hopes of un-DRMing my songs… this is what I see: 3 Songs. What? 3 songs?! That’s ALL that it could find in my 5700 song library? OK, so, maybe I have a lot of old CDs that I ripped, but I KNOW I’ve purchased a lot […] more…

Embracing Mobile Technology For Life

Obviously, it’s been a while since I’ve written. I won’t get into the details, but there were a number of valid reasons. But let’s just talk about how embracing mobile technology can simplify your life. If you talk to my buddies James and Kevin at JKOnTheRun.com, these Masters of Mobile can certainly tell you that this type of […] more…

AirSet: You’re Set Where You Are

It’s been a little while since I blogged anything, but that’s because I’ve been busy, and haven’t really found anything that no-one else has already said 12000 times on 50000 blogs. I used to just report a lot of stuff that was coming out – like many other blogs. But I’ve decided to focus on […] more…

Dying To Blog

I know it’s been a while since I wrote anything. I want to write, but unfortunately that “day job” keeps getting in the way. On the up-side, my day job should be happy that I’m doing my work and NOT blogging. See, I’m a good employee. Two things, though… 1. I’ll be on vacation, starting […] more…

Used Cisco: A Buyer’s Guide

With all of the crazy ferver of Cisco buying WebEx, I thought I’d take a different tack; how about we talk about what Cisco originally did: they sold networking hardware! Well, we all know that Cisco has its hooks into home networking gear, and that unified messaging and presentation software, and that’s all good. In […] more…

Trillian Astra: Web-Goodness, But Not Apollo

Recently, I had looked at the details of the upcoming Cerulean Studios Trillian Astra product/project. It looks like this awesome Multi-Network IM Client (with a whole lot more integration!) will be even more than most people expected. Though, it should be noted that it was recently uncovered that the product was not Adobe Apollo, as […] more…

Get Twittery-Dizzy With TwitterVision!

Twitter (the craziest good idea in social networking) has certainly become one of the most rapidly growing Web 2.0 applications I have ever seen. There is such a flurry around it – and yes, I use it, too. You can see my twitterificness (not to be confused with the twitterific Mac application) under my cartoon […] more…

Adobe Apollo, You’re Generally Available For Liftoff.

Well, it’s finally been announced, Adobe’s Apollo platform is now GA for developers. This has been one of the most highly anticipated platform-agnostic SDKs in a while.   The best part about this product is it takes the basis of tools developers already know and understand, like Flash, Flex, HTML, AJAX, and javascript and allows them to design and build […] more…

I Feel IMified!

With my recent talk of IMing and saving the world, I thought “what about saving myself from forgetting what I need to do?” Well, that’s where “IMified.com” comes in. They’ve come up with this “Beta” product that allows you to get instant access to an increasing number of web applications, right through your IM client. […] more…

Home Automation Makes Things Interesting: A Guide (Part One)

Those who follow my blog know that I love automation, especially things that can be done in the home. I most especially love when something is quick and easy to install. It’s not a lazy side of me, but it’s something that proves to me that the product manufacturer is trying to really make it […] more…

PS3 and FAH: Don’t Forget To Participate!

Sony recently announced that on March 23rd, they would be giving PS3 owners a chance to help researchers come with with drugs for Alzheimer’s. The study includes simulations for learning how proteins fold into the clumps that plague the brains of those with Alzheimer’s. With enough gamers playing with this stuff, it could dramatically improve […] more…

Windows Live Messenger Shares The Financial Love

The other day, while I was singed into Windows Live Messenger, I noticed this little tab. It said: “I’M”, so I clicked it. It told me about this great new campaign that the Live Messenger system is doing to help share some of the wealth. It’s really simple to do, too. Basically, you go into […] more…

NAVTEQ Goes 3-D Ways With Mapping

Looks like it’s finally happened, the geniuses at NAVTEQ, the number one leading provider of mapping data for GPS devices and services (you know like all that stuff you see in Google Maps?), March 15th, 2007 announced a “new Visual Content suite” that will allow for three-dimensional models of cities and major landmarks. Whoa! This could […] more…

Telework: Where’s The Energy Savings?

I got to thinking about the benefits of teleworking (or telecommuting, if you prefer). Many times we look at this subject with the positives of who gains what. Companies see the benefits being lesser office crowding, fewer required parking spaces, desk sharing, and energy savings based on few people drawing power, heat, air conditioning, and […] more…

Cool New Miami Mobile Master List For Winter Music Conference 2007

All of the cool new hip kids in Miami know the score, Jack: They know that Waterfall Mobile has The Mobile Master List. What’s that, you say? You don’t know? Pssh… that’s too bad, G, ‘cause you’re gonna miss it! OK, so maybe I’m not so “down wit it” but one thing I know is […] more…
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