I flew to northern California last Tuesday for a week-long onsite working session. The routine is a bit more established this time, and I’m starting to make some progress that feels like progress…that is, I can actually see stuff on the screen now. I’ve been ramping on some video game graphics technology (Microsoft’s XNA 2.0, [...]
There’s a children’s book called Half Magic by Edward Eager. My sister claims that we both read it when we were kids, but I found I had pretty much forgotten everything that had happened in it (as usual), so it was like new to me. I’m fond of children’s books that are about lazy summers [...]
I was at Circuit City a few days ago, browsing the digital camera aisle. My trusty Canon G2 has served me well, but its bulk prevents me from carrying it around with me at all times. I also have to admit that its operating speed is starting to feel a little sluggish compared to the [...]
I was visiting a company in the Boston area last Tuesday, and happened to walk by this awesome Vespa scooter accessorized with an Apple Sticker. Two stylish icons of design, separated by some 40 years of technology. Yet, they both somehow draw from the same pool of associations. This was quite a mystery until I [...]
I was watering the basil plant on my deck when I noticed that an industrious spider had woven a web around the blossoming flowers. I could see the spider laying in wait, its webby business plan optimally deployed to start generating revenue in the form of hapless flower-loving insects. I couldn’t help but think that [...]
Last Wednesday I spent a day in Boston, as part of a drive to “be more social”. My working theory is that by meeting new people, you learn new things you can’t anticipate, and I think that’s just what I need to be doing right now.
Tomorrow is my Day in Boston trip, a sort of mini-vacation to clear my head and reorient myself. The weather is supposed to be kind of rotten, but forewarned is forearmed! The Plan Drive in around 745AMi with the rest of rush-hour traffic, which will get me to Alewife station right around 8:45-9ish, which is [...]