Author Archives: MEC

Time Lapse Synchronicity

I have one of those novelty cat clocks that has moving eyes and a wagging tail. I thought it might be fun to shoot about 20 minutes of time-lapse video of it so it would look like the cat was … Continue reading

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Soup of the evening, beautiful soup

This started with my grandmother’s recipe, but has mutated over the years. I make it in an improvisatory fashion, so the measurements below are all approximate. It honestly does help reduce the symptoms of a cold. And it tastes even … Continue reading

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Dear Sir or Madam, Would You Read My Book?

It took me years to write, won’t you take a look? Actually, it both has and hasn’t taken years to write. The idea for the book, Fuzzy Bytes, first occurred to me in the 1980s, when I was working at UCLA, helping … Continue reading

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Speaking as a Passenger on Time’s Arrow

The future shifts and swirls even as you approach it, The present fleets by before you can grasp it, And the past is unrecoverable as it fades away. Nonetheless, the view…the view…

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Mmmm…mystery meat!

A day or so ago, Apple updated its iWork Web apps (just as I was finishing Take Control of Pages—thanks !!). One of the new features in the updated Pages for iCloud app that Apple touts is the ability to … Continue reading

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A Yosemite Success Story

A few months back my agéd mother said, “I need a new computer.” This is what she always says when her iMac misbehaves in some small fashion, but in this case it was misbehaving in a big way. Like many … Continue reading

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Smooth Ride

The other day, I went to breakfast with a friend. On the drive back, I shot a short video from the side window of his Porsche 911 to try out my iPhone 6 Plus camera’s auto-stabilization feature. While the car … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Way to Carry an iPhone 6 Plus

A link to this was included in a Mac Observer piece titled “9 Alternative Ways to Carry Your iPhone 6 Plus Other Than Your Pockets”, which just confirms the Macalope’s assertion that “web journalism is a gigantic link machine seemingly … Continue reading

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Battery and the iPhone 6 Plus

I’m hearing a lot of moaning and teeth-gnashing about how the new iPhones can’t hold a charge any longer than a two-year-old with a weak bladder (e.g., this report). After the first day or so I was a bit worried: … Continue reading

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New from : iWork Cross-Platform Incompatibility

Last week Apple introduced iOS 8 and, along with it, a reconfiguring of iCloud document storage. Moving from the old, sandboxed system in which apps had access only to their own documents stored in iCloud, iOS 8 brought iCloud Drive, … Continue reading

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