Archive for the 'Personal' Category

On Entrepreneur People Real Stories Podcast

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

By now, I’ve done quite a number of Podcasts talking about MemoryMiner. Most of them have been with people I’ve never met in-person. Heres’s one with someone I hope to meet some day: Sherry Borzo, who hosts a show called Entrepreneur People Real Stories. The show delves in the back stories of entrepreneurs as they […]

How soon until we get “Celebrity” VoiceOver for iPod Shuffle?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

I just watched the intro movie for the new iPod Shuffle with its VoiceOver feature and it made me curious. Depending on what OS is running on the computer to which it’s sync’d, you get a different quality of artificial voice. On OS X Leopard you get “Alex” which, while quite good, still sounds pretty […]

MemoryMiner and iPhoto 09

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I promised a post on this topic a while ago, so here goes. It was hardly a few minutes into the iPhoto 09 section of the Macworld Keynote when people started contacting me to see if I was mad/upset/etc. Truth is, I was kind of wondering what took Apple so long. The quote “good artists […]

Greatest thing since sliced bread

Friday, February 13th, 2009

This past Wednesday, I was at the Magnes in Berkeley shooting a video about MemoryMiner and the Memory Lab installation at the Magnes. The production company, eMotion Studios are friends and colleagues of mine who specialize in corporate and institutional storytelling. Here’s a link to a video they did about the story behind sliced bread: […]

New People Picker

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

I have another 11 days without wife and child (during which time I can stay up working all hours of the night). This past week, I completely re-did the People Picker for version 2.0 and it rocks. The People Picker in 1.86 is a modal panel which has two search fields, one for existing MemoryMiner […]

Cranking Along

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

I realize that it’s been a month since I posted. I suck, I know. My wife and son have been in Italy for the last 10 days, which has allowed me to really crank on getting MM 2.0 ready for public beta. Every time I think it’s going to be ready in another week or […]

Big Love for MM 2 Early Testers

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

As I’ve written in a prior post, an early version of MemoryMiner 2.0 has been installed at the Magnes Museum Memory Lab for a number of months now. In the last few weeks, testing has been opened up to a small group of early adopters. There’s nothing like getting high-quality feedback from avid testers. This […]

Null, Texas?

Friday, December 19th, 2008

While testing a mapping feature on an iPhone application I was working on (namely using the built in Maps application to show directions between two points on a map), I discovered that – according to Google Maps at least – there are not one, but two places, in Texas called “Null”. View Larger Map How […]

Mac Developer Roundtable Podcast

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Way back in November, the day before the U.S. election, I participated in another Mac Developer Roundtable podcast on the iPhone SDK. These are always fun to record, mostly for the back channel chatter on Skype while recording them. You can find the episode here: Episode 14: The iPhone SDK Those of you interested in […]

Quantified Self Meetup

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Last week, I gave a quick MemoryMiner demo at a meetup of the Quantified Self. This is a group of super-smart technologists, designers, writers, and the like, who recently formed and meet once a month. This time it was at IDEO’s San Francisco office, which is a really cool space in one of the old […]