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Outer Banks

Apologies to those of you whom I scoffed at when you told me you could surf North Carolina’s outer banks. I was wrong, you most certainly can! I recently visited Kill Devil Hills, NC with some buddies from high school and enjoyed some damned good food and good beaches and wind and waves. I watched […]

“Trumpster Fire”

“Trumpster fire” – John Gruber knocks it out of the park again with my favorite phrase of the week when he compares the Republican National Convention to a “Trumpster fire” – awesomely apt description.

Wow – visualizing the massive scale of global shipping is interesting

We live in amazing times indeed where planetary shipping can be visualized like this… Created by London-based data visualisation studio Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute

AppleTV (4th Generation) with tvOS

I am testing a new (4th generation, Oct 2015) AppleTV as a replacement for my 2nd generation AppleTV (Sep 2010). My initial impression is overwhelmingly positive! I am finally replacing the older AppleTVs entirely. I was an early adopter, got my first AppleTV (Silver, ran stripped version of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger with FrontRow) […]

4th generation AppleTV looks very impressive

In case you missed the Apple Keynote last Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, there was a segment of it I would like to call attention to; the segment covering the upcoming 4th generation AppleTV (available in late October 2015). This interface is what TV needs to be! AppleTV section starts about 52 minutes into the overall […]

AppleTV 2nd Generation and SHSH Blobs

I am a huge Apple fan, and I have three 2nd generation AppleTVs that I use to watch streaming media in different rooms of my house. I have hacked them all so I can stream a wide variety of formats and stream directly from a large SMB file share I have. I also like checking […]

Review of Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia PA

I give Resurrection Ale House four out of five stars based on my visit in September 2014. Resurrection Ale House 2425 Grays Ferry Ave Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 735-2202 Wow, lucked into some good reviews and was amazed by the delicious twice fried chicken and oyster scrambled eggs and rice balls and quiche! Nice selection […]

Review of The Savoy Restaurant in Rome, NY

I happily give The Savoy four out of five stars, based on an August 2014 visit and memories of many years ago. The Savoy Restaurant 255 E Dominick St Rome, NY 13440 (315) 339-3166 Family run Italian-American piano bar and restaurant with excellently seasoned steaks and East Rome Greens that remind me of the legendary […]

Review of Cafe J in Clinton, NY

I gave Cafe J three out of five stars in August 2013 and again in August 2014. Cafe J 1 W Park Row Clinton, NY 13323 (315) 853-6656 I enjoyed a very good spicy chai tea during the music festival and have had wonderful food and chocolate flavored iced coffee at Cafe J a year […]

Review of Peter’s Cornucopia in New Hartford, NY

I gave Peter’s Cornucopia four out of five stars in August 2014. Peter’s Cornucopia 38 New Hartford Shopping Ctr New Hartford, NY 13413 (315) 724-4998 Delightful cafe/bistro inside a healthfood store; counter service is fun and excellent, food is fantastic: had Picasso wrap and sala an coffee for only $11 and loved it! You can […]