Month: June 2008

  • Alameda Theatre Restored to Art Deco Grandeur

    Alameda Theatre Restored to Art Deco Grandeur

    When I moved to Alameda four years ago I was struck by the beauty of the local movie palace. It was clearly from a different time, built before VCRs and DVDs, when going to the movies was a social activity, an occasion which you would dress up, put on something special. Since closing its doors […]

  • Watching the Oakland A’s

    I had a windfall a couple weeks ago when our neighbor ended up with extra tickets to a sky suite at the Oakland Colesium. We went with Tyler and the neighborhood boys to see the Yankees play the A’s. On the way back from getting cotton candy, a photo service vendor took a photo where […]

  • Custom Book Jackets Drive Awareness

    From the folks that brought you the Day in the Life and America 24/7 photo books, comes their latest project which takes a peek inside homes across America. As they have done in the past, they are offering custom book jackets and they have a cool little app where you can upload a photo and […]

  • Doh! Comments Deleted

    Chalk this one up to user error. You should never try and de-spam your blog after a night out on the town. I was a bit frisky on the controls and the AJAX-y WordPress UI flipped from showing comments awaiting moderation to comments approved before I could stop myself from clicking, Delete All. I think […]

  • IT Conversations – Jon Udell & John Buckman

    Listened to a great IT Conversations podcast the other day in which Jon Udell and John Buckman (founder of Magnatune) had a great exchange on the future of online music. Once the iPhone 3G enables all-you-can-eat streaming for music, the ipod becomes just a local cache, a hard disk buffer for music that you would […]