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I’m coming to terms with the iMac Pro

I just finished a driving trip to go visit family in southern California, and the time on the road gave me the ability to unplug and think things through. I’ve been a very strong proponent […]

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My San Jose Sharks Hall of Fame picks

I had coffee with an old friend this last week, and we spent half of the time chatting about an upcoming (redacted) but much of the time was talking about the Sharks, now and into […]

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My Advice for Apple

An old friend caught me in email on my recent piece on Apple and had a very valid criticism: that I’d gone into detail about what I saw was wrong with Apple, but didn’t really […]

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Anyone know of archives of EvangeList or Semper Fi?

This is an obscure request from the far past, but way back in the ancient days Guy Kawasaki ran a couple of Apple Evangelism mailing lists, first called Semper Fi and later EvangeList, of which […]

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Visiting the Central Valley Refuges

During the winter I head out into the central valley as many times as I can to visit the refuges while the winter migrants are living there. I’ve get requests on where to go and […]

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Merced and San Luis National Wildlife Refuges, December 14, 2016

In mid-December I took another day trip out to the Merced area refuges and visited Merced NWR and San Luis NWR. It was a cloudy day with hints that the tule fog wasn’t far away, […]

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2016 Favorite Podcasts (A Few of my Favorites)

I’m compiling a few lists of favorite things as I exit 2016 and look forward to 2017 because I want to share these things with you in hopes that you’ll discover some new things that […]

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How and Why I write for the blog

I’ve been thinking a lot about my blogging, and I’ve had a couple of people ask me about how I decide what to blog about (or more correctly, “why did you write about that but […]

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Apple’s 2016 in review

This has been the winter of our discontent. 2016 was the year the tone changed. There’s always been a lot of criticism and griping about anything Apple does (and doesn’t do — it can’t win) […]

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2016: The Year in Review

2016 was a complex and crazy year for all of us. A lot of negatives and the year won’t be remembered well, whether it was the large number and importance of the people that left […]

A Christmas Gift for you: Downtime, a Short Story

This has become a bit of a tradition for me and I hope you enjoy it. Back when I was writing fiction, I came up with the idea of a continuing series of stories about […]

Free Wallpapers for your desktop

I’ve updated my wallpapers so that they come in two formats: the original 2560×1080 format for super wide monitors, and now I’ve got 16:10 format versions at 1440×800, which will work on most HD format […]

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My Best Photos of the Year for 2016

Welcome to my annual display of my best/favorite photos of the year. I’ve been doing this since 2007 (you can see all of the sets here) and it’s always interesting me to go back and […]

Boom. Did it again.

Hey, we’re a week from Christmas. Happy holidays to those of you who celebrate something this time of year! So, guess what? I did it again. In talking with my doctor, we decided to try […]

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Feliway Cat Pheromones

We got to take Manon in for her checkup and vaccines, which is always a fun adventure. When the vet came in this visit, she brought in a small spray bottle, sprayed a bit on […]