Tag Archives: apple

Taxi driving: conferences + tourists = seasonal demand

My shifts were busy and lucrative this past weekend. Two big conferences were in town: the Apple WWDC and some sort of diabetes convention. Two special events — the Haight Ashbury Street Fair and the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon — … Continue reading

Posted in taxi, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Last.fm + iPod = Profit?

Last.fm is a top-rate music streaming service that suggests music based on your previous last.fm plays, songs you play in iTunes (“scrobbling”), and songs your friends like. But, it’s frustratingly tied to your computer. You have to listen to via … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in internets, media, tech | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New music Monday — on a Friday

I like Steve. I like music. I like Nintendo. But, in my wildest dreams I never imagined the combination of all three. Now my non-existent wildest dreams have come true! Steve posted his first musical creation last week. It may … Continue reading

Posted in media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Does San Francisco suffer from hippie conservatism?

I’ll admit: I’m relatively new to San Francisco. I’ve only lived here for about a year and a half. In that short time I’ve seen a puzzling set of behaviors in the City that troubles me. Our City suffers from … Continue reading

Posted in econ, politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

More proof that Microsoft hates Apple: Office on Mac OS X sucks.

Microsoft Office for Mac OS X sucks. Everyone knows it. Let’s count the ways: It’s a system resource hog. Loading Microsoft Word takes forever. Look MS, this is a friggin’ rich text editor. You don’t need to load the entire … Continue reading

Posted in tech | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Antitrust idiocy rises again — now it’s Apple’s turn!

Engadget reports that a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple claiming that its iPods are illegally tied to its iTunes software. In essence, the plaintiff claims the Apple iPod/iTunes ‘ecosystem’ locks out competitors. Non-Apple music players cannot play music … Continue reading

Posted in econ, internets, tech | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments