Archive for the 'Personal' Category

Remembering Steve Jobs

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I remember being at the Linotype-Hell users conference in Arizona where Steve Jobs was to give a speech at the opening night dinner. This was back in 1993 and Linotype was releasing a really cool pre-press system that could only have been created on NeXT computers. The company I co-founded at the time was also […]

Traveling With MemoryMiner

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Read about using MemoryMiner to create more interesting travelogues. Answer my call to participate in a MemoryMiner project documenting the experience of mass transit around the world.

Academic & Institutional Uses for MemoryMiner

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A look at some interesting academic and Institutional uses for MemoryMiner, featuring work from Duke University and the Czech National Archives.


Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Ask almost any indie Mac developer what the best thing about developing for the Mac is and they’ll tell you it’s the community of developers. I’ve found this to be the case ever since I started developing MemoryMiner back in 2005. In fact, there was a guy who named Justin Williams who early on gave […]

MemoryMiner 2.0: One Week In

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

It’s been been just over a week since MemoryMiner 2.0 was released. This version was way too long coming, but such is the nature of software sometimes. As I’ve said many times on the MDN show (a podcast for indie Mac developers on which I’m a co-host) finished software does not a product make: you […]

MDN Episode 4 Now Live

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

It’s Wednesday, so that can only mean one thing: Scotty has been lax about getting the latest MDN Show podcast edited and ready for the world. Complaints about the excess time needed to make my crummy audio sound good no longer hold water, since I went out and spent my son’s college education fund on […]

MDN Episode 3 Now Live

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

I’m really starting to love this podcasting gig. My friend Borris (not his real name, or is it?) will doubtlessly bitch and moan about the audio quality of my voice (I’m getting a proper mic, I swear), but the witty repartee between me and Scotty is getting better all the time. Give a listen here: […]

Would it kill you to hire competent translators?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Would it kill you to hire competent translators? Originally uploaded by j4johnfox Having an Italian wife means spending lots of time in Italy. I really enjoy collecting examples of crummy translations, so I couldn’t pass this one up. Click on the image to see the note in Flickr (created with MemoryMiner, natch).

Fun with

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Hulu Offended Originally uploaded by j4johnfox Like millions of people, I found the recent Saturday Night Live digital short called “Mother Lover” to be utterly hilarious. I wanted to share it with some family members so went to use Hulu’s share by email functionality. However, I discovered that the use of the word “piss” (as […]

Fort Collins Memory Project

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I love seeing examples of MemoryMiner in use. Here’s an ongoing project (inspired by the Magnes Memory Lab), that’s going on at the Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center: More background on the project can be found here: An interesting point that they brought up in their description of the the project […]