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 Monday 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 Friday 2:19pm

Would have been better showing me flying the quadcopter for the first time. I'd read the manual thoroughly, and even practiced controls a little in my head so it went pretty well. My own DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ is waiting to be exercised later tonight. I like drone videos very much but this one was pretty weak. » 7/21/14 5:21pm 7/21/14 5:21pm

The 1984 ad wasn't against IBM or other manufacturers, per se. It was against customers who follow blindly as much as anything. Apple is now in a post-PC era. Our computers have moved to the data centers and our mobile devices, and even home computers, just display the analysis of big data that comes off huge storage… » 7/15/14 6:52pm 7/15/14 6:52pm

Our Xerox ColorQube has internet printing protocol built in. We give it a fixed IP Address and print to it from wherever we are, with no extra steps. I'm in a hotel on the road and I just print normally to the printers at home. It was an early concept of the internet and I've been doing it this way since the early… » 6/21/14 12:26pm 6/21/14 12:26pm

I worked in Menlo Park. The direct route was 101 but I averaged 30 mph. After 2 days of stop and go stress, I took 280. It was twice as long but traffic flowed at 60 mph and was a lot less stressful and was safer and didn't wear my head out just getting to work. » 6/17/14 10:16am 6/17/14 10:16am

I actually achieved the high scores and took a photo. This was when very few people had an expensive setup with the earliest Photoshop, and I could have modified the scores. I even had a dye sublimation printer that could fake out a real photo, which was what you had to mail to Nintendo Power. I never did fake a… » 6/06/14 2:53pm 6/06/14 2:53pm

I constantly had the top score for Gameboy Tetris in the Nintendo Power rankings. It got to where they wanted fresh names in the list and said they would not accept my submissions any longer. So I spelled my name backwards (Evets Kainzow) and changed the city from Los Gatos to Saratoga. Sure enough, they printed that… » 6/06/14 2:04pm 6/06/14 2:04pm

With early Apple Laserwriters came a booklet on manuscript design, primarily dealing with fonts. It explained where to use serif fonts (sentences, paragraphs) and where to use sans serif fonts if desired (headings, short phrases, ads). This booklet also explained the reasons. It's like 1 or 2 spaces after a period for… » 6/04/14 8:25pm 6/04/14 8:25pm