Year: 2009

  • Find My iPhone Fable

    Great story of how Kevin Miller tracked down his stolen iPhone using Mobile Me’s Find my iPhone app. While Kevin’s friend walked the streets of Chicago with a broadband modem-enabled laptop, they homed in on the actual person who had taken their phone and confronted them. “Have you got it?” I asked as I marched […]

  • Doppelgängers (part 2)

    I’m even prouder of my son’s namesake who won the Stanley Cup after just one season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. My sporting alter-ego is taking time off from pitching for the Yankees after recently getting surgery for numbness in the arm.

  • Goodbye Alameda

    Goodbye Alameda

    Over the past month, I have been unwinding my life in the San Francisco Bay Area and getting ready to move the family (and dog) over to Helsinki, Finland where Nokia, my employer, is headquartered. For the past four and half years we have been living in Alameda, an island in the East Bay, about […]

  • Twitter Card

    I’m not so sure how the whole Facebook namespace landrush is going to work out for me (cheeky of them to have us all sit around camped out facebook.com on a Friday night!) but for now I’m going with this twitter card as a way to get my social media dialtone for now. To make […]

  • Big Mess of Wires

    I’ll be taking my son to the Maker Faire for the third year in a row this weekend. It’s a great Father & Son festival where you see what happens when you throw together technology, imagination, dedication, and passion into a big pot and mix it up together. On display will be Steve Chamberlin’s hand-built […]

  • Delivr your links to the mobile web in style

    A common problem with the mobile web is that pages are not optimized for the mobile browser. Browsers are getting better but sidebar widgets and other social networking cruft often get in the way of viewing sites efficiently on a small screen over a wireless connection. Enter Delivr. Combining both a URL shortening service and […]

  • Yes, but can your phone do this?

    Promoting new features of the Nokia E71 with Taiwanese magician Liu Qian performing a little street art. I can’t wait for the SMS-a-pigeon feature when it comes out.

  • Barack Obama’s Facebook Page

    This is really well done. In honor of Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office, Slate has mocked up a parody of his Facebook page. Remember, What will Facebook look like in 40 years?

  • Profile Photo Snark

    We can be so cruel sometimes but that doesn’t make this any less funny. Reflections of Reflections is a series of critiques of MySpace/Facebook profile pictures. More in this genre in 20 Male Poses of Facebook.

  • Best Code Comment Ever

    Comments left by developers in the dead of the night are inside jokes left for others. Little winks of comic relief left for others that will be parsing through the sub-routines trying to wrangle software to get things working. Usually code comments are short but this one left by a frustrated programmer of a Photoshop […]