Archive for the “Features” category


by Dave on March 29, 2010

We posted several iPad app preview videos at TUAW this week, and I’ve noticed that a few have “HD” in their title. Plants vs. Zombies HD and Flight Control HD are two examples. This is a mistake. I understand that (…)

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The iPhone apps I actually use every day

by Dave on January 20, 2010

With the App Store, Apple has mastered the art of the impulse purchase. Much like the candy that’s displayed at a toddler’s eye level at the supermarket checkout counter, those shiny iPhone apps are right at your fingertips whenever you (…)

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The Master of Delusion

by Dave on January 18, 2010

While doing some leisure reading online, I noticed that a blogger on the Fusion Ad Network explained a recent absence by saying that he had just finished up high school. Hi. Yeah. I’m almost 40. When I started blogging for (…)

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Example of Kubrick's brilliance

by Dave on October 27, 2009

In this scene from The Shining, Jack is in the bathroom with Delbert Grady, the Overlook’s former caretaker. Jack stands to our right and Mr. Grady to our left. The perspective created by the parallel rows of urinals, sinks, ceiling (…)

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12 months and counting

by Dave on October 12, 2009

October 1, 2008 was my first day without a full time job since May 30th, 1994. Twelve months later I’m celebrating one year of generating my own work by thanking the people who have helped along the way. Bev Ryle (…)

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My standard WordPress plugins updated

by Dave on September 18, 2009

Several months ago, I listed the plug-ins I add to every WordPress installation. This post is an update to that list. Here are my standard WordPress plug-ins. Akismit eliminates comment spam and trackback spam effectively. You’ll need a API (…)

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John non-stop

by Dave on September 12, 2009

The first little person I ever met tried to sell me a T-shirt in Boston. Having pushed passed the New England Conservatory students, noisy pizza joints and a one-armed pimp in a Members Only jacket (I assume he was the (…)

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Freelancing with the Mac

by Dave on August 10, 2009

In less than 2 months, I will celebrate 1 year of freelancing with the Mac. It’s been the most educational year of my life. I learned about CSS and PHP, taxes and marketing, faith, patience and the power of being (…)

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The Calicanis thing

by Dave on August 10, 2009

Jason Calicanis abandons reason in a lengthy, anti-Apple rant. Others have dismantled it fully, but I’ll add my two cents to a particularly frustrating passage. Jason writes: “The funny/sad part of the debate so far has been the technology folks (…)

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Podcasting succeeds, satellite radio fails

by Dave on July 28, 2009

When Howard Stern moved to Sirius Satellite Radio, I went with him. When my contract expired, I didn’t renew because the experience wasn’t anything I couldn’t create for free. Howard’s show was funny but disappointing. Specifically, there were commercials. Howard (…)

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