Once, while I was away from home, my son and 4 of his friends were arrested for this. I paid a large bail and looked up the charge. It was from the 'Patriot' act and under terrorism. Either none of the arrested kids knew who had shone the laser pointer or none of them talked and the charges were dropped. You should… » 10/26/14 3:23pm Sunday 3:23pm

Also, very cool sunglasses made with a different material, wood, are from Cardinal Eyewear, a Mexican startup. They look good on every face and have great hinges. These are the only sunglasses I carry, partly because of the looks, partly the originality, and a lot the comfort. These sunglasses are unlike every pair… » 10/24/14 7:47am 10/24/14 7:47am

There are 2 aspects to architecture, inside and outside. Gehry dazzles us on the outside but often I found the insides lacking in ways that I look for. I am a fan of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He is known for 'less is more' in architecture. Gehry has high paying clients. He gained his fame by using software designed to… » 10/23/14 5:55pm 10/23/14 5:55pm

I had a disdain for money and super wealth and unfair wealth distribution my whole life. I did not want to be in the billionaire club. As strange as it sounds, I felt that such could corrupt me. You have no idea how strong my ethics are in that way. I don't mind some wealth for my success but want to deal with normal… » 9/29/14 1:45pm 9/29/14 1:45pm

They have more than just those digits in the repeating sequence! I've worked on it for years. The -4444 number belonged to a local tow company and I'd call them about once a year asking how many trucks they had and how much they liked their number. Then one time it was available so I grabbed it. » 9/11/14 2:57pm 9/11/14 2:57pm

Bill Atkinson of Apple was color blind. I found this out in later years when a photographer in Los Gatos shooting my family told me that Bill had worked for him. Bill is now an accomplished nature photographer and had a lot to do with getting colors correct on printers. He also worked on 3 monochrome projects at… » 8/12/14 2:41pm 8/12/14 2:41pm

The most boring number in my life is how my phone number, 888-8888, looks in a Hollerith representation on my name card. It was a cool idea to put my number into punched card form on my name card but it doesn't look like real punched cards with random hole patterns. » 8/12/14 3:18am 8/12/14 3:18am

That happens to us regularly. When we drive to Ruth's Chris Steak House in San Francisco, our [Tesla, using Google Maps] navigation system indicates that the destination is on the RIGHT. But it's only on the right after making a u-turn, which is part of the navigation instructions. It kind of threw us the first time… » 8/03/14 8:36am 8/03/14 8:36am

Back when San Jose had 7-digit dialing, one of my cell phone numbers was the same as Gateway's if you left off the 1 before the area code 888. I did not know this, as I didn't use that phone, but when I leant the phone to a friend at Apple, he kept getting calls for Gateway. They would ask "is this Gateway?" and Alex… » 7/28/14 2:55pm 7/28/14 2:55pm

I travel a ton to different hotels every time. Up until a year or two ago, almost every hotel wifi or ethernet sucked, like my home bandwidth. Typically I'd see 50kbps - 300 kbps. And the reliability was horrible. It was not a joke that the difference between a Four Seasons (any first class 5-star hotel) and a Super 8… » 7/25/14 2:19pm 7/25/14 2:19pm