Archive for the 'Personal' Category


Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

I heard about MacSanta from Punk Kid the other day. MacSanta is a web site where a bunch of indie developers (83 at last count) have banded together to offer an across the board 20% dicsount on their software. I was very happy to add MemoryMiner to the list, and so far it’s been great. […]

On sale in Japan

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Happy Monday. Last Friday, MemoryMiner went on sale in Japan through the well known publisher Act2. They publish Comic Life, the OmniGroup applications, iViewMedia Pro and many other well known and respected products, so I think we’re in good company. We’d been working together quite hard over the last few months preparing MemoryMiner for the […]

Aperture Support

Monday, December 4th, 2006

For a while now, people have been asking about support for their Aperture libraries, and in 1.21 which we just released, now “it’s in there” (just like the old TV commercial for Ragu brand spaghetti sauce). While we were at it, we were able to tweak our web export, integrate a better IPTC/EXIF parser, improve […]

Carnival of Genealogy

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

In my last post, I mentioned that it was written specifically for a “Blog Carnival.” It was a new experience for me, but I really enjoyed participating. This installment is now up, and is full of really great posts. Have a look here:

Why I Created MemoryMiner

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

It’s been just over one year since the very first public announcement of MemoryMiner. Man, time flies. A few days ago, Susan Kitchens, of fame invited me to participate in a Blog Carnival, and who am I to refuse? The topic was something along the lines of overcoming technical issues while recording a family […]

MemoryMiner 1.2 Out the Door

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Yup, we did it: MemoryMiner 1.2 is out the door. I think this one’s cool for a couple of reasons: the integration with Google Maps (testers really seem to have loved this feature) and the new, improved MemoryMiner web viewer that’s based on HTML and CSS. With Google Maps, you get pan and zoomable maps, […]

Turning 40

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Today’s my birthday, and one tends to take stock on such “milestone” birthdays as the 40th. I can hardly complain: I’ve got a lovely wife and child, working on MemoryMiner makes me happy and life in San Francisco, though insanely expensive, definitely has its charms. Just need to figure out how to fit more hours […]

News and Weather

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Hello: It’s been a while, but what can I say. I’ve been swamped. Because 1.1 was released in the middle of the summer, it seems like there was a delay in word getting out, but it seems that word has been spreading quickly. Today, we’re on Cool OS X Apps, a fantastic site I’d never […]

Family Oral History Podcast

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Way back in May, when I was at the MacGathering show in L.A., I got to meet the famous Susan Kitchens (aka “auntialias”). She is the force behind the most excellent web site. The think that I love about Susan is is her ability to humanize technology. She spends as much energy explaining how […]

MemoryMiner on Maczot

Friday, July 28th, 2006

I’ve always been curious about this cool web site called MacZOT, and so a while back I got in touch with them to see if they’d like to offer our humble little application. And now here it is: