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Throwback Thursday: At home with our Apple IIe

May 7th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Actually, it was just one of our several Apple IIe computers. This model as released in 1983, so I’m guessing this photo dates to somewhere around 1984-85. The Aloha Aina poster on the wall, with images from Kahoolawe protests, dates from 1976 or 1977, and was already looking old, the tape on the reverse side […]

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Tags: Computers · History · Photographs · Politics

Apple devices not welcome at ethics website

May 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The State Ethics Commission has fallen victim to budget constraints and technological change. They’ve cobbled together a web-based system that state employees can use to file annual financial disclosure statements required by state law. But not if they’re using a Mac or an iPad. And Internet Explorer is the recommended browser (remember it?). Here are […]

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Tags: Computers · Ethics

What SF has done to modernize access to restaurant inspection ratings

April 28th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Here’s a great idea highlighted by an article on CityLab.com, formerly known as The Atlantic Cities (“3 Cities Using Open Data in Creative Ways to Solve Problems“). In San Francisco, they’ve managed to partner with Yelp. The cooperative arrangement has allowed them to make government restaurant inspection reports and ratings available online as part of […]

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Tags: Computers · Consumer issues · Food · Sunshine

Walking off the edge of the digital world

February 8th, 2015 · 12 Comments

We had dinner last night with an old high school friend. We graduated together from University High School, now known as the University Laboratory School, a charter school. We stayed in touch through college, and then his whole family moved to Canada, and we’ve had only intermittent contacts since then. He retired after 35 years […]

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Tags: Computers · Media · Tech

Here’s what’s behind the server interruptions

January 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Well, there’s good news and bad news regarding the intermittent server problems that I’ve been experiencing on with this site and that may have been experienced by a few others. Now I think the problem has been identified. That’s part of the good news. The bad news is that “identified” does not mean “solved.” More […]

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Tags: Blogs · Computers