Monthly Archives: March 2008

Picking the wrong default path

I’ve been using my Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS for six months. I use it when hiking and to geotag pictures. I noticed that I haven’t been getting the advertised accuracy level; the accuracy has ranged from 25 to 150 … Continue reading

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Posted in consumer electronics, geotagging, gps, product management, ui, usability | 2 Comments

Take me out to the ball game

I was out at AT&T Park yesterday for an exhibition game against the Oakland A’s and was reminded why this is one of my favorite parks in baseball. Although I’ve been to the park many times before, in its various … Continue reading

Posted in fun

Dash-ing out of the gate

The Dash portable navigation device I wrote about earlier is now shipping. Dash has dropped the price $200 from the initial pre-order pricing. It’s the first true two-way connected PND on the market, using cellular data for search, traffic and … Continue reading

Posted in cars, consumer electronics, dash, gps, local search, maps | 1 Comment

Tellme about St. Patrick’s Day

Tellmes know how to throw a great party. The annual St. Patrick’s Day party was a jolly good time. Colleagues from Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus joined us in the courtyard for limerick and mashed potato sculpting contests. The winning sculpture? … Continue reading

Posted in fun, microsoft, yahoo

Occasional reader – Hulu, Tellme, slum tourism, layoffs

Some interesting reads from the past couple of weeks: Hulu: Great Product, Still Screwed (Silicon Alley Insider) – The much-hyped video site from NBC and News Corp. is now out of beta. Hulu offers free access to full episodes from … Continue reading

Posted in journalism, media, newspapers, reader, television, travel, video, weekly reader

Drawing the short straw

I stopped growing early. After what I can only assume was a massive early growth spurt, I capped out at my current 5’3″. The picture above was taken before I entered middle school; using mom as a benchmark, I must … Continue reading

Posted in personal, Uncategorized

Occasional reader – Jon Stewart, privacy and Fauxbama

Some interesting items from the last few weeks: Jon Stewart’s pre-Oscar interview on Larry King Live (CNN) – This interview is a perfect example of why people like me are watching The Daily Show for news. Stewart is sharper and … Continue reading

Posted in elections, journalism, media, privacy, reader, weekly reader | 1 Comment