Archive for the 'Personal' Category

Ode to Joy: Riding a Bike to Work

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Last month, I started doing my development work in a “co-working” facility called the “Hat Factory”, which is located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. To get there, I ride my bike, and I can’t say enough what a positive impact it has on my day. Aside from the great exercise, I particularly enjoy […]

MemoryMiner & PulpMotion

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

MemoryMiner 1.6 went out the door today, and I’m really happy. The most exciting thing is the tight intergration with PulpMotion, the awesome video animation software from Aquafadas. I first met them at Macworld this past January. We had instant rapport since it was so obvious how complimentary our apps are. Things got busy for […]

Where have I been?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

It’s been nearly two months since making a single post. Any good excuses? How ’bout that I’ve been in Italy since June 19th. Yup, down on the farm in Sanfatucchio (near Castiglione del Lago) where my wife’s dad had a small cattle farm. Sadly, he passed way in March, and the farm, with cattle, will […]

MemoryMiner 1.52 Out The Door

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

No rest for the weary. MemoryMiner 1.52 has just been uploaded as a disk image, and made avaialable via the Sparkle AppCast mechanism that’s been built into the application for some time. Many thanks to Olivia for helping track down a problem with importing from iPhoto libraries whos photos are stored outside the iPhoto Library […]

New machine

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

My new MacBook Pro arrived yesterday, just in a nick of time, given the sickly sound of my old PowerMac G4’s hard drive. I do have to say that that the setup and file transfer from the old machine was absolutely seamless. Apple really gets user experience, but we all know that: my whole world […]

Out the Door

Monday, April 30th, 2007

After way too many late nights, MemoryMiner 1.5 is finally out the door, complete with all the localizations. I’d blogged earlier about how time consuming it is to keep all the localized versions in sync, and I wasn’t kidding. My arms hurt! At any rate, I’m really proud of this release. Punk Kid (AKA Bobby […]

Nice is still Nice

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

I’m in Nice spending time with Schnicolas: friend, colleague, and our resident annoying Frenchman. Last time I was in Nice was back in 1984, so I’m sure the price of a Pan Bagnat has gone up considerably. We went to have a nice lunch and I got to have the well known “Stockfish” a famous […]

Getting 1.5 out the door

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Greetings from Perugia, Italy where I’ve been working on a boatload of things, not the least of which is getting version 1.5 ready for release. The tricky thing about having an application localized in many languages is that it adds a lot of extra work at the end of the development cycle to bring all […]

TED Redux

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

I spent most of last week in Monterey in my brother’s hotel room. He’s been going to TED for several years, and I’ve experienced it vicariously through him. One day I’ll make it there in person, I’m sure. This year, I managed to see most of the conference presentations on video. I was thrilled to […]

MemoryMiner at TED

Monday, March 5th, 2007

A few weeks ago, I got word that MemoryMiner was going to be in the gift bag at the TED Conference which starts in Monterey on Wed. It’s a huge honor, given the people who attend. I think some very interesting things could come of it. We’re getting really close to having all the pieces […]