Information security professional, Apple geek, open source web developer and avid photographer.
1 month ago on More Rain – More Drops
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Some of my favorite Landscape photos from 500px
I can smell the sweet wet.
Ok. So this isn't a landscape. It's a cityscape but ... wow! What a view!
That's so cute.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Hand made home decor. Thanks to our friend who gifted this to us
@kd2pm2 Pills is one of those app for which I'll actually have to read the manual.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Rock Brook
Since this was written I have started using an insulin pump. I now have even more supplies to pack.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Winter Photography Tips For The Diabetic Photographer
@kd2pm2 you can find this delicious @Green_Medley sandwich in the Moorestown Mall food court. See yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/green-medley-moorestown
3 months ago on Vegan Buffalo Wing Sandwich
I like the low-down shot.
3 months ago on Outside
I buy Smarties in bulk here. Cheaper than glucose tablets.
3 months, 1 week ago on Tulips at the Trenton Farmers Market
I often eat lunch at Button's Creperie.
@Bhavana Raval Williams check out this blog post.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Duke Estate
What is socialsync?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Say Hello to Sidenotes
So because you see no use for something it's pointless?
In the USA all dogs are pampered.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Pampered Dogs of Midrand – Bhairav and Sinthu
Small talk also includes the meaningless "good morning", "how ya doin'" phrases.
11 months ago on It’s okay to hate small talk
One of the things that Foursquare fails at for me is recommendations. I live and work in the suburbs of New Jersey between Manhattan and Philadelphia. Most of my coworkers drive 30 minutes to 1HR to work. They don't live in or near the towns close to me and don't visit NYC or Philly often. So my friends checkins aren't useful to me since I'm not likely to be visiting their towns and they don't visit NYC and Philly often enough for the recommendations to be useful. Given that most people in the USA -- like myself -- live in the spaces between the big cities I found Foursquare less than useful and after two years abandoned the app.
1 year, 1 month ago on Foursquare Explore is amazing. But only for a very small group of people
@MatthewCase LOL. The livedyre plugin on this blog does that. Funny thing is that's an old blog post.
1 year, 5 months ago on My 3-year-old nephew gets the Chromebook Pixel, why don’t you?
His 3 year old nephew doesn't understand economics and neither does this writer. This Chromebook is over priced.
Looking forward to the next post. I don't travel as often now as I used to in my youth and I waited until both my kids were school age before taking our first international trip.
1 year, 5 months ago on Our India Trip – The Preparation Phase
I may be ms-understanding your article but your complaint seems to be "parenting my kids requires too much direct involvement".
My son (14) had an iPad 2 and iPhone and my daughter (12) has an iPad mini. Mobile devices are not allowed outside visual range of a parent. Mobile devices are turned into parents before bedtime. No access to a computing device before homework is complete. We verify what the homework assignment via the online system the school provides.
The iMac is in a publicly viewable location within the house. No social media accounts are allowed.
All web traffic flows through an Open DNS filter. The logs for each user log in are reviewed on a regular basis so we know which web site they are visiting.
If I see access to Google+ or Twitter or Facebook, I assume they have an account and they have to turn over the password or the service gets blocks. I control which apps get installed on any iDevice.
Does this take work and time? Yes. But hey, that's parenting.
1 year, 5 months ago on How one digital dad has adapted
@dhammer I like how you gave your self ( and Google an out). If Google Now succeeds it's because it was the right thing to do. If Google's pulls it, it's not because they failed, it's "because it didn't generate the kind of usage they wanted". Love your spin.
1 year, 6 months ago on Google Now: “That’s great, but how is Google going to pay for it?”
1 year, 6 months ago on It’s a bad time to be a hacker in the United States
@MChak Configuration information for OpenDNS can be found on the web site: https://store.opendns.com/setup/device/apple-airport-v761
1 year, 9 months ago on AirPort Utility 6.0 Released
@machsixer I'm glad you found the article useful.
1 year, 10 months ago on iOS 5 Secure Mail
@RichShumaker Thanks for the links.
1 year, 10 months ago on HDR photography with Raspberry Pi and gPhoto2
@koolinus I think my computer had something else happening that day. I recreated the bootable USB thumb-drive for OS X 10.8 and it took about 2 hours to complete.
1 year, 10 months ago on How to create an OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion install drive
@BillyScott The Gert board is interesting. I want one but not at that price point (almost $50 US). I wish they had released the schematics so I could build my own.
@medwards I look at using the "--wait-event" flag and the D40 is supported but ... I don't quite understand what sort of events trigger and event.
@GlennPhillips Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are successful in getting your D2H to work with gPhoto2 and the Raspberry Pi. I'm hoping to refine the script and add a triggering mechanism ... soon.
Wow! How embarrassing. I don't know what happened here but thanks for bringing it to my attention.
1 year, 10 months ago on Setup Google Apps (Mail, Calendar and Contacts) on the iPad
Make sure you set the camera mode to manual or auto-exposure.
@BillyScott I started working on a way to trigger the RPi using the GPIO pins but ... I can't find a python or other library that works on "wheezy".
1 year, 10 months ago on What boils my blood
Anywhere you like. So long as the user ID running the cron job had read and execute privileges to the file and directory where it is placed.
This should work on any camera supported by gPhoto2.
I have not heard of this! Very cool! Thanks for the link and I'll give this a closer look.
@unknown875 I have an Eye-Fi. Used it for photo-shoot earlier this year. My model works with JPEG only but I still found it useful. I found the transfer speed a bit lacking and the connections were not stable. Still, a recommended product if you need to shoot with a wireless tether.
@dotf @RTWright @zepfhyr It's interesting how many people make statements that "Apple didn't invent the smartphone and tablet" while holding up images of the Palm Pilot but conveniently forget that the Newton predates Palm. Sigh!
@dixonge I find myself switching back and forth. Right now, I can do what I need done in Safari (OS X). But at the office I use Chrome because it's a lot faster and more stable and compliant than the IE8 "standard" that my employer insists on building for. The bleeding edge sometimes requires blood. :-)
1 year, 10 months ago on Mac: Why I may switch from Google Chrome to Safari
@Kersten The technical press did a shit job of reporting on this case. Folks like @ShutterBugGeek can't be faulted for forming opinions based on what is reported. Up until I read some of the details as reported on Groklaw and other places, I also thought this was about rounded corners etc.
NOTE: There is such a thing as a design patent that does cover such things: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/pdf/brochure_05.pdf
1 year, 11 months ago on What boils my blood
@RTWright I think you missed @ShutterBugGeek point.
"While I don't think Apple is perfect (no one is), their products are a perfect fit for ME."
I'm using Windows XP (IT is upgrading to Windows 7 next year) at the office and will gladly admit that Windows (and the accompanying productivity software) meets my office computing needs but I'd rather run my blog and other code on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python). For my personal computing needs I've made an <strong>informed</strong> choice - having had geeky experience and knowledge of many operating systems over the last 33 years - to use Apple products. As the <a href="https://twitter.com/ShutterBugGeek" rel="nofollow">@ShutterBugGeek </a>put it:</p> <blockquote>While I don’t think Apple is perfect (no one is), their products are a perfect fit for ME.</blockquote>
@ShutterBugGeek I don't often get into flame wars with people over which product is best etc. But I do get angry when I hear misinformation, negative comments or remarks with have no facts to back them up, and no respect for anything that the company has done. I certainly believe that the younger generation of computer enthusiasts need a history lesson in computing.
@Marty11 My wife reminds me that I must learn to chill out and not take these things so seriously. I'm still learning. :-)
@mgarbowski Thanks. Have you used the Raspberry Pi or something similar (Arduino)?
1 year, 11 months ago on HDR photography with Raspberry Pi and gPhoto2
It really boils my blood that the Mac is a second hand citizen when it comes to diabetes management software. If it were not for the [Glooko cable](http://www.glooko.com) I would be using a paper based system.
I have a Bayer Contour USB meter but I've never used it. The local pharmacies only sell the test strips in 100 unit which is over $100. I don't want such a large commitment to a meter system unless I know how well it works in practice. The software is java based which means it's slow as molasses.
If I can get a 25 unit bottle of strips (or through mail order insurance) I'll do a review of the meter.
If you have an iPhone you may find the [iBGStar](http://www.ibgstar.us) useful.
1 year, 11 months ago on Colophon
I would love to. I often complain to my wife that I don't shoot often enough.
1 year, 11 months ago on Trey Ratcliff New York PhotoWalk
@Mistress Blondiediva I won't use the Telecare. My endo won't use the service and it's too bulky to carry around. The iBGStar would be the best solution for me given that I already have an iPhone. However, the strips aren't covered by insurance and it would cost me about $200/month out of pocket. The ACCU-Chek Nano does not work at ALL with a Mac. I'm now using a OneTouch mini with the Glooko cable.
1 year, 11 months ago on Why the ACCU-CHEK Nano is not for me.