Last Monday, the night before I was due to cover a big conference, my nearly brand-new MacBook Air died: suddenly, completely, and unrecoverably. After hurling a stream of expletives in the general direction of Cupertino, I paid a visit to … Continue reading
This is the first of what might turn into a series of posts about tools and tricks I’ve found handy for my work. I figured I’d start with the thing most people would notice first on walking into my office: … Continue reading
There are powerful magnets hidden inside the screens of recent-model iMacs*; mine has them all around the edges. I don’t know why Apple put them there, but here’s my favorite use: holding documents while I transcribe them. The picture shows … Continue reading
Helpful Hint: when charging your phone, set your car/house keys next to it so you won’t forget it when you leave.
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I’ve had a 1950s-vintage Minox Model B camera for awhile, but haven’t used it much, mainly because it’s so darned expensive to shoot with. There’s only one lab in the US that still offers reliable processing, and they charge about … Continue reading
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I had grand plans to build an elegant, good-looking tripod adapter for my fourth-generation iPod Touch, so the videos I shoot with it wouldn’t be so shaky. Today I said to hell with all that and just hacked together what … Continue reading