Archive for June, 2010

Holograms 1 Year Anniversary

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Last year at this time, I debuted my Holograms app for the iPhone. It was just a quirky idea I had to add a bit of dimensionality to images using touch and the accelerometer and I wasn’t sure if anyone would really get it. But several people did, including Steve Wozniak. And a few more people continue to buy the app each day, even now.

If you’re one of the people who bought Holograms, thanks for making it a memorable first year!

I Miss Mah Bebe!

Friday, June 4th, 2010

We’re going to a wedding on Saturday in LA. I’ll be flying down there this evening but the wife and baby Mach 2 already arrived on Wednesday. So I’ve been on my own for the last couple days. (Say hello to bachelor cooking: rice with microwave chili mixed with leftover Chinese food and some peas I found in the fridge!)

I got a lot of little errands around the house done but it’s amazing how quiet it seems now. And it’s the first time since my kid was born that I’ve gone a day without seeing him! Fortunately, I have the pictures to keep me company.

Troubleshooting New Computer Issues

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

I recently got a new computer (yay!) to replace my old one which is dying, but had to spend several days getting things to work properly again (boo!). Some notes:

  • Apple’s Time Machine is pretty fantastic for transferring computer info
  • if you have a whole bunch of USB devices plugged into one hub and are having problems, try using USB cables that are as short as possible
  • my external monitor flickers sometimes on individual pixels and sometimes rows of pixels, anyone have any idea why?
  • my wifi doesn’t connect sometimes when I wake my computer although resetting the router usually fixes it, anyone have any idea why?

The last problem is particularly vexing because it happened on my last MacBook and I was hoping that the new one would be better. Maybe I need to buy a new router. The one I have is about five years old.