Family photo tracking.

Just a note for those of you who are family members or especially interested friends: I’ve been posting photos in two places lately, Smugmug and Flickr. Here are the links to see the latest pictures (along with corresponding feed links, in case you’re using a news reader). Tweney photos on Smugmug — [RSS feed – […]

Family photo tracking.

Maker Faire.

Stopped by the Maker Faire yesterday at the San Mateo Fairgrounds–right in our neighborhood–and checked out some of the amazing contraptions and creations hacked together by amateur inventors, tinkerers, and madmen. Highlights included two huge jets of flame that shot 20′ or so into the air, courtesy of the very cool-looking Oakland-based welding arts cooperative, […]

Maker Faire.

Wi-Fi everywhere.

Fon founder Martin Varsavsky wants to create a Wi-Fi network with a million hotspots. (By contrast, iPass–currently the largest network–has about 43,500.) He’s got his work cut out for him. Read more in my article for Technology Review, appearing today on the TR home page. Fon Hopes its Hotspots Will Rival Cellular Sure, you can […]

Wi-Fi everywhere.

Wi-Fi + GSM

“T-Mobile USA is expected to roll out UMA [wi-fi phone] services within the next six months.” Light Reading – UMA Services Near Reality

Wi-Fi + GSM

tinywords returns.

The daily haiku journal I publish, tinywords — which I like to refer to as “the world’s tiniest magazine” — has resumed publication. I’m working on some enhancements to the site which I hope to be able to announce in the next couple of weeks. I’ve ended a short, ill-conceived flirtation with WordPress as the […]

tinywords returns.

Flag smarts.

Much as I lean to the left, I have to admit that lefties often make really stupid choices when choosing how to stage their protests. Too often these protests happen out of some vague sense of anger and outrage, with very little attention to the message they’re conveying. ie: Bad branding. Case in point: Burning […]

Flag smarts.