• 08Nov

    Dave Delaney on Twitter sent out a link today to a blog by a guy named Jay Charles. Jay appears to be a pretty gifted programmer/hardware hacker as he has setup a remote control car that visitors to his site can control. Through a camera attached to the car and using your arrow keys on the keyboard you get to zip around his office. No kidding. Head on over here and you will be placed in a queue to take control of the car. In his blog post comments he mentions his desire to add more cars. I cannot wait to see that and of course the tutorial of how he put it all together. Sweet!

  • 06Sep

    Man, it seems like my upcoming vacation has really crept up on me. All of a sudden I am cramming to get all the things done that need to be done before I can safely step away. Narrowing down the must have tasks and how to accomplish them, in your absence, is always a challenge. I have found that going away seems to be when people really realize what you do (or dont do as the case may be). Luckily for Tremor we have assembled a pretty crack team on the tech side that is almost ready to run itself. I am certain they will perform splendidly in my absence (probably get more done than when I am around to pester them as well).

    On another note, the Apple invasion continues. I am typing this from an iMac. I now use windows only for testing really. The BSD ports tree for Mac combined with Quicksilver and I am finding myself enjoying computing again. Its turned it back into a passion again. See how long that lasts eh. Also if any of you happened to purchase an iphone in the last couple of weeks dont forget to phone apple and get a refund on the difference. The 20 minute wait on hold with the returns dept was well worth the $200 dollars credited back to me.

    Lastly, for those of you who dont know, I am headed up to visit family and friends in Victoria for a couple weeks starting on Monday. Posting and twittering should be light (no really, it can get even more infrequent). It should be an adventure as I havent really hung out or visited for about a decade or more (I grew up there). If you are in the Victoria area though give me a shout and we can hook up.

  • 23Aug

    What the heck happened? A few weeks ago I was chugging along in my PC existence blissfully unaware of the upcoming tech disruption in my life. Then one day, sparked off a blog post by Jeff Pulver, I started to wonder, why not a mac? So many smart and interesting people I know have been making the leap lately. My original objections were that the hardware was too expensive (not so anymore with the adoption of the intel processor), that the OS was buggy and crashed (OS X is rock solid and well matured now) and that there was not a lot of application support (again, with all the recent converts it seems like a good deal of the innovation is happening on the mac side now). That combined with the fact that it is a certified Unix under the hood and it gives me native access to all the GNU apps I have come to depend on and I was sold.

    Since making the leap and buying a macbook I have come to know and love such apps as Adium, QuickSilver, Moodswing, many others and of course the terminal.

    Oh and I also bought an iPhone 😉
    Did I mention this Apple stuff is addictive?