Archive for the 'Personal' Category

Coworking In Sunny Carrboro

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I’ve been “back home” in Chapel Hill, NC with my wife and child for the last week. I love coming back to Chapel Hill, the town where I mis-spent my adolescence. In addition to stuffing my face with biscuits and barbecue I’ve been able to take note of how incredibly hip Carroboro has become. How […]

In Sunny Hollywood

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

I’m in sunny Hollywood attending the Henry Stewart DAM Conference. It’s been fun to re-connect with the people in an industry in which I was so deeply involved. At its core, MemoryMiner is a DAM, so it’s easy to talk about the technical aspects of the software with these folks. Later this morning, I’ll be […]

In Jury Duty, Still Making Great Progress

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I’m sitting here in the Jury Waiting Room, which in San Francisco, is in a pretty schwanky place with sturdy wooden chairs and desks with power and free WiFi. Not too shabby. Meanwhile, I’ve been making a lot of progress over the last few weeks, doing lots of polish to the app, as well adding […]

Memory Lab at the Magnes Museum

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

For the last few months, I’ve been working closely with the fine folks at the Magnes Museum in Berkeley on a permanent installation called “Memory Lab.” It’s a type of workshop, almost like a kitchen, where people can come with their photos and documents, get them scanned and annotated in MemoryMiner and walk home with […]

The Joys of Embedded Metadata

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

One of the top user requests I’ve seen is to be able to embed the metadata (aka descriptive information) that MemoryMiner creates into the actual photo file itself. For some time now, MemoryMiner has done a great job of using embedded IPTC metadata to automatically create People and Places as well as set dates, titles […]

Back from Italy

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

It’s been ages since I’ve posted. I know, I suck. But, family must always come first. It’s been a rough time of late with the passing of my mother in law, but things should be back to normal soon, especially since my son starts back at pre-school this week. Meanwhile, development of MemoryMiner 2.0 has […]

Making the Invisible Visible

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

In a prior post, I talked about my experiences at the LA-IP conference, and about the general theme of tracing connections between people, place and time, in order to make the invisible, visible. Here’s a video of a Radiohead song “All I need” which is my favorite tune from In Rainbows. It uses a simple […]

Still Buzzing from the LA Idea Project

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

This past Sunday, I got to present MemoryMiner at the Los Angeles Idea Project, which is a one day conference modeled after the TED conference. Two years ago, MemoryMiner was in the gift bag at TED, and this past February, while lurking at TED (I’m keeping hope alive for a miracle ticket), I finally got […]

Mac Developer Roundtable

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

WWDC was a blast as always. There was, however, a very different feel this year, given the strong focus on iPhone, and the sheer number of new developers who have come to the platform. On Monday night, I joined the Mac Developer Roundtable podcast where we discussed the WWDC keynote. Unlike prior sessions, we were […]

At the Bay Area Video Coalition Producers Institute

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Earlier this year, we gave a grant of MemoryMiner to the Bay Area Video Coalition. They are an amazing organization that helps independent media creators in a variety of ways such as classroom training, access to high-end editing suites, networking, etc. Every year, they hold an intensive workshop for documentary film makers called the Producers […]