Saturday, June 30, 2007

iPhone tips & tricks

Here are some of my favorite iPhone tips & tricks:
  1. Tap on the menu bar in Safari to quickly scroll to the top of the page
  2. In Phone, on a phone number, click on the blue Chevron to see which city the area code is from
  3. Get to know your fingers!  Figure out the shape of your digits, so you can tap more precisely.
  4. When starting to type, USE YOUR INDEX FINGER!  Too many people try to type with both thumbs first, which is advanced.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

iTunes now #3 music store!

... beating out Amazon.  Read all about it!

Do math in your head to flip a switch

Yet another BCI (brain-computer interface) article.  This time, they're controlling a model train: Do a math problem in your head or sing a song, and the train goes.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

2005 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon (Lot 34)

Not too bad at $12 from Costco, but the muted fruit was surprisingly uncomplex and transient.  The initial spice and tannin both blew off over the course of the evening.  87/100.


What I had for lunch


Monday, June 11, 2007

Guess what came today!



Port: Quinta do Noval 1999 LBV

After working the WWDC07 Keynote today, it was time to come home and relax with a nice glass of port. The port-lust came out strong after even just the first cursory sip - wow! The firm yet not overpowering tannins provided a nice structure for raisiny fruit, giving this wine a medium complexity and a long mouth-coating finish. This reminded me why I love port. Very pleasant for $18!


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Packed evening!

Started off wine tasting with an oenophile friend at The Wine Club Santa Clara ("Guess the red varietal!"), then met up with some movie buffs and caught a fun flick - Oceans 13. Finally, finished at the Hedley club with said movie buffs and some more good friends. What a Friday night!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Mind control

Headbands that can read and write smells, sounds, and images directly to your brain. Couple this with a fast internet connection, and imagine:

Controlling devices with the mind is just the beginning. Next, Wolf believes, is what he calls "network-enabled telepathy" - instant thought transfer. In other words, your thoughts will flow from your brain over the network right into someone else's brain. If you think instant messaging is addictive, just wait for instant thinking.

Sign me up!