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The LC is dead, long live the MacBook Pro*

Friday, November 9th, 2007 by calixton

Long ago, in a land far, far away, I had a Macintosh LC. The LC was maxed out with 10 MB of RAM and an 80 MB hard drive. Its 68020 processor hummed along at a placid 16 MHz and it communicated to other computers via 1.44 MB floppies and 250 Kbps Localtalk. The LC […]

Analog-to-digital and back again

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 by calixton

Looking at the interval between the previous post and this one, you can tell it’s been a slow month. This is partially due to a lack of any noteworthy activity on my part (including blog-posting) and partially due to a near-obsessive focus on photography—specifically my own photography (photos I’ve taken, not photos of me). This […]

Tezuka exhibit came and went

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 by calixton

Slow on the heels of the last photos-posted-late post are a batch of pics from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. They are, of course, from a jaunt Miss T and I took last month. So, the story goes like this: after a couple of false starts, one afternoon Miss T and I finally […]

Apple Inc. turns its attention to… the Mac?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 by calixton

via the day job blog Windows-only readers can skip this post. For those of you wondering if Apple Inc. still makes computers, today’s special Apple Mac Event was a celebration of (almost*) all things Mac. The first announcement was the new iMac form-factor. Thinner, sleeker, faster, shinier—the new, aluminimum-clad, 20– and 24-inch iMacs run Intel […]

Anime Expo 2007 musings

Monday, July 9th, 2007 by calixton

Following are some thoughts I scribbled in my notebook immediately post-AX (Anime Expo). I may expound on them at some later point. Physical effects Humid weather is tiring I’m getting old (and, to a lesser extent, Miss T is too) Hotels are getting cheaper (as in: not as good) Have I mentioned the humidity? Parking […]

Adobe Reader Prints to FedEx Kinko’s

Sunday, June 10th, 2007 by calixton

via Macworld via the day job blog As a former member of the Amalgamated Coworkers Kinko’s Federation United* (ACKFU) my nose hairs stand on end whenever there’s a whiff of FedEx Kinko’s in the air. Today my olfactory danger sense is piqued by the scent of “Adobe, FedEx Kinko’s pair up to ease doc printing.” […]

Google Maps sees all…

Friday, June 8th, 2007 by calixton

…in even greater detail. With Lost on hiatus until February 2008 my brain has temporarily shut down. To keep the blather going, here’s a re-post from one of the blogs that I work on for my day job. This one’s probably old news by now, but in case you haven’t been checking the Interwebs lately, […]

Product placement?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 by calixton

Is it just me or did Lost move into familiar television territory last week? No, I’m not referring to the return of the show to Lost-normalcy after the swift, fan-induced demise of Nikki and Paulo (from Lost-meets-Twilight Zone-meets-V.I.P. episode ‘Exposé’). What caught my attention last Wednesday was the occurrence of what seemed suspiciously like product […]

Train Life’s second life

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 by calixton

Last month I mentioned that after years of being buried on page 5 (or worse) of search engine results, typing Train Life in Google finally brought back a page 1 result. This was due to Train Life being included in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Sadly, since Google’s search database is a constantly evolving thing, […]

Moving up (in Google search)

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 by calixton

In this ‘long tail’ world where being visible to the audience who is interested in you is more important than being visible to everyone, Internet search engines have made all the difference. With a few keystrokes and search terms, just about anyone anywhere can find out anything anytime. Even the most obscure web site can […]