For the first time in several years, I finally have a camera other than my phone again. The Canon EOS Rebel T3 will go down as my first-ever DSLR; I had been considering the T3i carefully but in the end opted to save several hundred dollars and not sacrifice much image quality (12 megapixels is […]
A Twitpic of the lucky 50 getting to watch Atlantis’s landing. Via Beth Beck. An era in manned spaceflight — the only era I’ve known — is coming to an end early this morning as Atlantis touches down for the final time at Kennedy Space Center. I’m watching it at SpaceVidCast, which has a HD […]
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Mac OS X Lion for the last few months — thus, I’m pretty excited for today’s release and plan on acquiring it as soon as bandwidth allows. I’m looking forward to many of the user interface changes in Lion, with full screen apps and Mission Control the things […]
While Congress is arguing points of policy labeled with “job-killer” rhetoric, perhaps they should look into what international patent trolls are doing to independent developers here in America. Independent developers have driven so much innovation in the last decade and have been a real bright spot in a very dismal economic climate. Craig Hockenberry, he […]
I’ve had 20 minutes with Spotify Free (disclosure: it was a Klout Perk) and it, so far, has been incredible. With millions of tracks on demand at pretty good quality, no wonder it took so long to reach the States. I may toss some invites out later as I receive them (depending on how many […]
Via Googler Andrew Hintz comes an embarrassing revelation for Sony, where their developers apparently are embedding CAPTCHAs in HTML and using CSS to distort them. While I generally hate CAPTCHAs (especially since most of them have been broken for a long time, now), this is an incredibly foolish and hilarious mistake and, given recent events, […]
Andy Paras, Charleston’s favorite Twitter reporter from the Post & Courier, is now blogging about his use of social media in journalism, and he’s off to a great start. I highly recommend his Google Plus review, for starters. I’m glad he started the blog and look forward to more posts.
This pretty much sums up my usage of Facebook lately. Google+ is ridiculously busy now. I can’t imagine what kind of a madhouse it will be like when it opens up permanently to everybody.
RadarScope 1.1 for Mac is out. RadarScope has been my go-to radar app on iOS since I got my iPod touch back in 2009, and quickly became my go-to solution for a Mac-native radar viewer. Version 1.0 was fairly solid but was missing some of the AllisonHouse and Spotter Network integration features the iOS version […]
I am at the Kennedy Space Center for the next few days taking in the NASA Tweetup for the final Shuttle mission, STS-135. Atlantis is supposed to lift off tomorrow, but the forecast is suspect (at best). However, I’m just thrilled to be here and to meet a bunch of really, really interesting people (and […]