Archives for January 2012

Suggestions for Noteshelf

I own fourteen stylus-based notetaking apps for the iPad. (Yes, I'm obsessive. Trying to recreate my long-lost Newton experience.) I love Noteshelf for the iPad, but there are some parts of the user experience that could use some work. This post is aimed at Fluidtouch tech support. Fingers crossed! … [Read more...]

The “Invest Georgia” Program

Last week, State Rep. Allen Peake and his co-sponsors dropped HB 718 into the legislative hopper. It's an effort to put state resources into venture capital, and I think it's worth supporting. But, like all bills, the legislation is a little hard to read, so I'm translating it into English here. … [Read more...]

Taking More Photographs

I was catching up on Lance's blog this morning, and saw his New Year's resolution to "to take and share a picture every day." Good advice. Now that we're all carrying cellphones with better cameras than our point-and-shoots of only a few years ago, there's no excuse to not take more photographs. … [Read more...]

Looking Back on 2011

A new year is a good time to look back at the old year and see how far we’ve come. It’s a classic “can’t see the forest for the trees” problem... we’re all so busy working on our own individual projects, it’s hard sometimes to see the overall growth and vitality of EI2 as a whole. Below is a necessarily-incomplete list of EI2 accomplishments … [Read more...]

The Green Thing

Received in email, and too good not to post here in its entirety... Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." … [Read more...]

Around Cape Horn

Over the Christmas break, I found myself watching this video: "Around Cape Horn." As a young man, Irving Johnson sailed aboard the barque "Peking" in 1929, as the sun set on the day of commercial sail. And he carried a movie camera. … [Read more...]

Hydrogen Hype

Car and Driver is the latest enthusiast rag to hop onto the hydrogen bandwagon with their article "What the H?" in this month's issue. I wrote this letter to the editor but, since I doubt it will be printed, I'm reproducing it here. … [Read more...]