Archive for the 'Personal' Category

MemoryMiner 1.1, Finally!

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Well, it took longer than we had all hoped, but MemoryMiner 1.1 is finally shipping. We added some fantastic new features, made plenty of enhancements, and of course fixed bugs. We even added a new localization in Portuguese. We’ve also been busy revamping the web site with new sections on how people are using the […]


Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Few things would make me miss the beginning of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s season. But with an Italian wife (currently in Rome with our son while I stay home and “scrub the kitchen floor”) how could I not have been glued to the TV? What an unbelievable game. Back to the coal mine.

Either we take care of the planet, or the planet will take care of us.

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

This afternoon I saw the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” and I can’t recommend strongly enough that everyone go see it. Simply put, we have one planet to live on, and if we don’t act now, the climactic changes we’ve set in motion will render large portions of the planet uninhabitable within our childrens’ lifetime, if […]

Off to MacGathering…

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

I’m about to head to the airport to exhibit our humble little app at the MacGathering. I’ll be previewing MemoryMiner 1.1, which is almost ready to ship. It has some really great new features, some of which I’ve blogged about, some of which are “a little something-something”. If you’re in the LA area, come on […]

Busy busy busy

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

I realize it’s been an eternity since my last post, but we’ve all been cranking hard on version 1.1 (due in just a few weeks), getting the community section updated (it is now, thanks to Punk Mommy), and doing more podcasts and press briefings. My trip to Carleton was a blast, and I recorded a […]

Off to impart wisdom

Monday, April 17th, 2006

On a recent podcast interview (see my earlier post about Pomcast) we talked a lot about a commencement speech that Steve Jobs made at Stanford. There are many great takeaway lessons, but one that sticks out is where he talks about looking yourself in the mirror every morning and asking if this was the last […]

On Pomcast

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Yesterday morning I spent a couple of hours speaking with the mysterious “StuFF mc” of Pomcast fame. We had a nice long chat about software, technology, the Apple culture, and of course MemoryMiner. This one we did in English, and in a few more weeks, we’ll do one in French. To subscripbe to this podcast […]

MemoryMiner Goes to Carelton College

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Back in February I came across a very flattering blog by a professor named John Schott at Carleton College in sunny Minnesota: I was quite flattered, and wrote to thank him for the kind words. Some very interesting conversations ensued, and as a result, I was invited to come to Carleton on April 18 […]


Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Prior to creating MemoryMiner, I was co-founder and CTO of a company called WebWare (we made Digital Asset Management software). One of the most interesting projects we ever worked on was the America 24/7 book, info about which can be found here: From a technical perspective, a big trick to making this project work […]

Onward to 1.1

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Now that 1.05 is out the door, it’s time to get to work on version 1.1, which will add some of the most requested featrures we’ve had, notably: * GEDCOM import (should make the geneaologists happy) * Read embedded IPTC metadata (to automatically associate to people and places in MemoryMiner) * Automatic upload to .Mac […]