AT&T FamilyMap, keeping tabs on your “loved” ones

On April 15th AT&T Wireless launched its browser based service FamilyMap which allows account holders to track mobile phones using cell tower triangulation or GPS (when available). Think of it as a personal lo-jack – only instead of tracking a vehicle or motorcycle, it’s purpose is to track individuals. To fulfill my curiosities concerning the […]

WordPress China Users, operating on their own terms

UPDATE #2: A variant of the Grid Focus is now available for download. Feel free to visit the project page for details. UPDATE #1: Comments on this article are closed. The WordPress Chinese Forums have implemented a stricter sense of intellectual property rights and are now informing users that ripping & redistributing personal work is […]

Clearwire may lose potential customers, here’s why

Syl and I took a look a few different internet options aside from the usual: cable, DSL, or FIOS. The requirements were that the service would need to be a) temporary, b) able to be shared, c) free of obtrusive installations, and d) convenient – no long-term contract requirements. Two options immediately sprang to mind […]

The power of mis-information and its followers

Rant: This may translate into nothing more than a personal rant, but recent events are too difficult to ignore. Yesterday, my discovery of the the text string "iPhone for Derek Punsalan / 2 yr. Agreement Savings $150" on a recent Cingular receipt received a noticeable amount of attention. The story graced the pages of Digg, […]

Designers, don’t give your work away for free

Designers who receive email inquiries for work are undoubtedly familiar with emails from potential clients requesting additional background info, portfolio links, questions regarding previous jobs, or samples. For those that do receive these inquiries, never fall victim to "clients" requesting proposals on your behalf as a preliminary test proving your value and ability to deliver […]

33Rockers content scraping

I tried ever so hard to withhold the temptation to post the following rant. Unfortunately, the offending individual continues to do the wrong thing. I’d invite readers to point their attention to http://33rockers.com/. Ignore the fact that the site is – at the time of posting – running a modified 5ThirtyOne V2 theme. The same […]

Rip – White on top, charcoal black below

Well this is pretty much the design. I really love the contrast of white on top and charcoal black. To the right under “pixellife” I will have the highlight content, downloads, projects, for easy access and noticeability. “Freshness” will hold short clips of just what ever. “Sourapples” is just some of my favorite links. […] […]

Due to electromagnetic disturbances

Earlier this week, I returned to the U-Village Apple Store in order to place a second order for the same shell replaced due to the yellow discoloration which an isolated number of MacBook users experienced – myself included. The reason for the second repair? An unresponsive trackpad button pinpointed to be caused during the initial […]

Red Card Group 5ThirtyOne?

UPDATE: Content removed as per requested. Personal email credentials removed from the original post. Check the comments for the explanation. I thought I would try the nice route by sending a few emails directly to the domain owner but it looks like I’m going to have to make this public. Regular readers & fans who […]