I’m looking for a job. Wanna hire me?

Hey, have I mentioned recently that I’m looking for a new job? No, in reality I haven’t for a while. Yes, that’s right: I’m looking for my next role, somewhere in the online/virtual community manager, […]


Twitter is becoming USENET. And not the good parts.

I’ve been watching with some dismay how Trump has again used Twitter as an attack platform against someone criticizing him. First Boeing (which has now agreed to donate money to Trumps inauguration, a classic roll […]


Falling in love with Panoramas

I find I’m falling in love with the stitched Panorama image. To some degree this surprises me, but in retrospect, it shouldn’t. So much of photography is about pushing a viewers focus in on a […]


Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges, November 2016

In mid-November I did a quick overnight trip and visited Colusa and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuges in the Williams area of Northern California. These are a couple of favorite refuges, but it’s 2.5 hours of […]


MacBook Pro first impressions

I ordered the 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a couple of hours after the event, and it arrived on the 17th. Since then, I’ve spent a full day setting up the machine, tearing down […]



It seems the last couple of weeks have been about resets. Sometimes resets are a good thing, some times, well, not so. For instance, a week ago as I write this, I was supposed to […]


New wallpapers — free to use on your desktop

I decided I wanted some new wallpapers, so I’ve created five new ones, and you’re welcome to use them on your computer at no charge. These are nice and large images (2560×1080) that should work […]


Radio Road Ponds, September 11

Had a chance to catch up on some of the backlog of processing of images and I’ve published a few more images from a trip out to Radio Road ponds in Redwood Shore with the […]


Some updates and appearances

It’s probably overdue on a personal update, but a lot of stuff’s being bouncing around and a bit crazy. First, a couple of really quick updates: The end of this week, I’ll be attending Cocoaconf […]


Apple’s marketing on one slide.

Today has been a fascinating day, many many conversations about Apple and a lot of great feedback. It’s had me thinking about this more and trying to understand some of the aspects of this that […]


How Apple could have avoided much of the controversy

Here’s a basic reality: criticizing and second-guessing Apple is a hobby for many of us, and a profession for more than is probably healthy for the Apple ecosystem. That is a basic reality that isn’t […]


Thoughts on the new MacBook Pros and Apple’s announcements.

Apple finally (drink!) announced the updated MacBook Pro computers and the refreshed laptop line that will carry them forward for the next year or so. As expected, these new computers include Skylake CPUs with support […]


Nailed It

I needed to pick Laurie up from the airport, so I headed that way early and spent a couple of hours at the Radio Road Ponds in Redwood Shores, which are about 20 minutes from […]


Working on and supporting a virtual/remote team

A couple of my recent jobs — Palm and Cisco — involved working on teams where most of the members were remote and spread across the country, and in some cases overseas. There are advantages […]


TMO Background Mode Podcast, featuring…. me! Come listen

So hey! I was a guest on the TMO Background Mode podcast with John Martellaro, and we sat down for about an hour and talked about Apple and other things. I even mentioned the venerable […]