Back in 2012, old friends of mine such as Patrick O’Keefe, Brad Kelly, Ray Angel, and James Fintel somehow unearthed a copy of “XPreme Magazine.” It was, in essence, a tech blog distributed via .exe file (seriously). I wrote an article for XPreme Magazine’s January 1, 2002 issue, originally entitled “Internet Explorer Over the Years”, […]
There’s something about clear skies that makes looking at the satellite that much more interesting. You can pick out lots of features, such as the smoke from controlled burns that contributed to a killer sunset yesterday. The GOES-R series, with its high temporal and spatial resolution, will never cease to amaze me.
iOS 11’s public beta came out earlier this week; I installed it yesterday. I do this not only because I like having the new features early, but also because Apple makes it super-easy to get feedback to their developers. If you are thinking about running the beta (or are already doing so), keep this in […]
Make your 6:30am checks of Twitter a little more fun with this user style I created for twitter.com. It’s short and to the point — it puts all of Donald Trump’s tweets into Comic Sans. Simply install the Stylish extension for your browser to get started.
A letter from Dean Spanos pic.twitter.com/rTNIvrsN1A — Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 12, 2017 Having been born in San Diego, with much of my extended family still in the area, I grew up a Chargers fan and have rooted for them all my life despite many, many frustrations with them over the years. This is […]
I genuinely enjoy watching this keynote if only to get fired up. Sad, cliche, but very true.
I was so mesmerized by these commercials as a middle-schooler that my parents bought me a Best of David Bowie CD for Christmas back in 1998.
I decided to dust off my Twenty Twelve child theme for jaredwsmith.com from years ago and reimplement it with a little custom CSS. The more I look at Twenty Seventeen, the more I realize just how heavy it is. My aesthetic preferences lean far more minimalistic than they used to, and I find Twenty Twelve […]
Today, we at BoomTown said farewell to our headquarters of the last five-plus years at 635 Rutledge Avenue. When we report to work next week, we’ll be in a brand-new facility on upper King Street. When I started at BoomTown in 2012, we had two suites of the repurposed Jabra’s grocery store. Over the ensuing […]
I have a really big post in the works about how I’m using Unidata’s fork of AWIPS II for weather stuff these days on my Macs. It has come a long way in a year, and I’m really digging it. (In fact, I have it up on a monitor at virtually all times at home […]