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Warning: Geeky Post

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I spent a few hours this morning tracking down a problem that was so annoying and stupid that I wanted to post something on the off chance it will be helpful to someone in the future… In MemoryMiner when a new Photo object is created, its “creationDateString” ivar is set to “????-??-??”. When the details […]

MemoryMiner 1.86 Released

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Back with a quick maintenance update, MemoryMiner 1.86. This version has an important bug fix for the web export, to fix a problem where the Yahoo Maps portion wasn’t actually loading the map anymore. Oops. The fix involved switching to the “pure” HTML version of Yahoo Maps. As an added benefit, the maps load faster […]


Monday, December 10th, 2007

It’s the holiday time again, and nothing spreads holiday cheer like a visit to MacSanta. MemoryMiner is listed today, alongside a bunch of other great applications. Have a look!

MemoryMiner for Leopard

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

MemoryMiner v. 1.65 has now just been released. This version is fully compatible with OS X “Leopard,” including support for the new “Quick Look” feature in the Finder. But this is just the beginning. Leopard, and specifically Core Animation brings some amazing possibilities for radically better ways to interact with “streams” of people, places and […]

Showing at BMUG West

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Finally back in Sunny San Francisco. The Pie (aka my son Ernest) insists on waking up at 4 AM and going to “work” (meaning drawing, singing along to his farvorite Italian CD’s, etc.). Eventually he’ll get settled in this time zone. Meanwhile, work continues on MemoryMiner 1.6, which I’ll be demoing this coming Monday, August […]

Head-butt butt-head?

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

That was quite the interesting game. I watched it with a few thousand of my closest friends in Dolores Park in San Francisco: a nail-biter to the end. While of course I’m happy that Italy won, I can’t help but feel sorry for Zidane, who will surely have to deal with his head butt being […]

Hunkered Down

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Hello. Just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that my colleagues and I are busy busy busy fixing bugs, writing documentation, and generally preparing for the commercial release of MemoryMiner at MacWorld coming up this January. When I get a little breather, I’ll make good on my promise to blog about […]


Thursday, November 24th, 2005

It’s the night before Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, and I just wanted to post a few words of appreciation. The first round of beta testers (50 or so out of the nearly 400 who have signed up) have been working with MemoryMiner since Monday morning. I owe a debt of gratitude to all that have […]

Building a community

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Since the MemoryMiner public beta announcment went out on November 17th, well over 300 people have signed up wanting to beta test the software. What’s most interesting to me so far, is the the breadth of the community that is beginning to appear. There are film/video makers, teachers, therapists, design students, professional photographesrs, digital storyetllers, […]

Overwhelmed by the response

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Hello. Just a quick note of thanks to all the people who have sent mail so far to sign up for a beta. This site just went live late last night, and there are still a few things that need to be done, not the least of which is to finish up the automatic mail […]