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Entries from August 2008

Apple 2008 = Radio Shack 1985?

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments

The crew at Appleinsider have found the latest patent filings from Apple that outline some new details on a potential “tablet computer” that may or may not be released at the end of September (pictured left). It reminded me of the first laptop I bought at Radio Shack back in 1985 (pictured right). That TRS-80 [...]

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Tags: Technology

They Love A Girl In A Uniform

August 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I spent the entire summer I turned 17 working on an archaeological dig in Israel. It was for college credit and it was the “Holy Land.” Every morning we’d get up around 3 AM and dig away at Tel Dor until noon when it became too hot to do much of anything but float in [...]

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Tags: Life · Travel

Canon G9 Now “Discontinued”

August 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

B&H Photo is now showing the Canon G9 as discontinued. The camera that every pro photog says is the best point and shoot digi in the world is getting scarce, at exactly the time I thought I’d check it out. Happens all the time. Guess I’ll have to wait a while and see what Canon [...]

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Tags: Technology

Octagon Creates Digital Division

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Looks like Wasserman Media Group’s dive into digital properties with Sportnet (skateboard.com, motocross.com, surfspot.com, etc. . . ) has convinced sports management giant Octagon (you know, that swimmer Michael Phelps’ agent) to kick off its own digital division. It would make sense after their dabbling in “consulting” with live webcaster Go211.com. To be led by [...]

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Tags: Business · Skateboarding · Snowboarding · Surfing

NorCal Not-So-Secret Spot

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments

I grew up in these woods and yet, this is the first time I’ve ever been to Burney Falls. Crazy how amazingly beautiful and incongruous these falls are. The high desert scrub surrounding this lush Eden would never suggest there was something like right off the side of the road. Even stranger: a half mile [...]

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Tags: Travel