Posted by Dave | April 29th, 2011 | Filed under Music
I’ve been experimenting with better DSLR equipment so I jumped at the chance to go shoot my friend Erica Mulkey aka Unwoman perform at a wonderful private event that took place at Oakland’s Vagabond Ballroom. Here’s more of the pics I took that night.
Posted by Dave | August 15th, 2010 | Filed under Culture
I’ve noticed the chandelier motif is very popular – similar to the baroque style wallpaper backgrounds you see everywhere in the design world.
Here’s three recent samples I’ve seen right here in the SF Bay Area.
And last, but not least, Pesto Bar Café in Sebastapol. (I’m trying to dig up a photo of their chandelier featured sign.
I participated and rode my bike around the streets Oakland – what a blast! Maybe this should become a permanent Sunday event? Downtown Oakland is mostly a ghost town on the weekend anyway.
Posted by Dave | June 22nd, 2010 | Filed under Tech
I’ve always wanted an excuse like this to get the ultimate toy for myself – a RC helicopter! I imagined it would be cool if it could fly my Canon G9 overhead and take some groovy aerial video and photos. Well, this guy went for it and mount an awesome Canon 5D with it’s ability to shoot gorgeous 1080p HD video.
Like he says in the video, crashing is NOT an option!
Posted by Dave | June 14th, 2010 | Filed under Culture
Live blogging from 40th Street!
Manifesto Bicycles is starting up its Sunday morning Bike Church again. Featuring bicycles (lots), music and raffles. There is also half off coffee next door at Subrosa Coffee (best in East Bay).
Tags: culture bikes
Posted by Dave | March 17th, 2010 | Filed under Tech
Hmm, is your ear feeling a little too warm?
|Manufacturer and model||SAR level(digital)|
|2||Motorola Zine ZN5||1.59|
|4||Kyocera Jax S1300||1.55|
|6||RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Sprint)||1.54|
|6a||RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (U.S. Cellular)||1.54|
|6b||RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless)||1.54|
|12||LG Rumor 2||1.51|
|12a||RIM BlackBerry Bold||1.51|
|16||Sony Ericsson W350a||1.48|
|17||LG Chocolate Touch||1.47|
|17a||Nokia 2320 GoPhone||1.47|
|17b||Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)||1.47|
|17c||T-Mobile Dash 3G||1.47|
Posted by Dave | March 15th, 2010 | Filed under Food
Before I discovered pubs and Irish whiskey, St. Patrick’s Day was best represented by Uncle O’Grimacy and Shamrock Shakes.
Posted by Dave | March 1st, 2010 | Filed under San Francisco
Well, looks like the normal surf to me…
Posted by Dave | March 1st, 2010 | Filed under Tech
Now that the installation of Windows 7 RC installed on my Media server is giving me the countdown to death, it’s time to upgrade with a retail copy of Windows 7 Professional. Microsoft doesn’t support upgrading the free Release Candidate version to the retail version, but there is a easy workaround posted at Icrontic. The advantage of doing it this way instead of a ‘clean install’, is that you can keep your installed apps and settings. Another how-to is posted by Colleen of TWiT fame on her site, theV01d.com.
After pondering this for a moment, I decided to just do a clean install. It actually goes quicker than running this hack and I only had a couple programs installed [Boxee and VLC], so re-installing apps was a breeze. I just installed over the old XP partition on my Media box and was up and running. I then deleted the RC partition to free up some space.
Posted by Dave | March 1st, 2010 | Filed under Tech
Interesting, Twitter and other big players in social media are switching from MySQL (now part of Oracle) to Cassandra (NoSQL), an Apache Software Foundation open source project. Read the article.
Posted by Dave | February 13th, 2010 | Filed under Tech
On a lark, I decided to drive up to Petaluma and visit Leo LaPorte’s TWiT Cottage where he and crew produce TWiT.tv shows. During my visit I watched the recording of Macbreak Weekly, which features Leo, Alex Lindsay and Andy Ihnatko.
Posted by Dave | February 12th, 2010 | Filed under NYC
Interesting social experiment and attempted during freezing weather!
Check out Cool Hunting’s nice video of some of our favorite people and places in Oakland.
Posted by Dave | February 2nd, 2010 | Filed under Humor
The Swedes are so appreciative of the little things I do…
OK, I’m in Parry Gripp jingle phase. Like, today I’m looking at razor blades at the drug store and couldn’t help but have Parry’s More Blades Better Shave play in my head.
Jingle Meister Parry Gripp is at it again with his latest video.
Posted by Dave | November 11th, 2009 | Filed under Tech
I love iMovie for making quick little videos from video clips I shoot with my digital cameras. After I attempted to edit some video I shot in Disneyland, I couldn’t get the video clips which are stored in iPhoto’s Library stored on my external hard drive to appear in iMovie without making iMovie crash. I tried all kinds of fixes like deleting preference files in my Library directory etc. Seems there are serious issues with the 8.0.5 update which came out a couple weeks ago. The fix came when I just deleted iMovie and reinstalled version 8.0 from the iLife install disk. Next, I upgraded with the iMovie 8.0.3 update (Apple seems to have removed the 8.0.4 update). My videos then appeared again in iPhoto Videos under the Event Library!