Open Architecture Security Cameras

About a month ago, I got a pair of security cameras for the house. It took a bit of research to arrive at the right ones. There are a lot of cameras on the market, and most of them are cheap things locked into a vendor ecosystem. It was a bit more expensive, but I … Continue reading Open Architecture Security Cameras

My favorite book, back in 1983

While rewatching Super 8 the other night — a monster-movie film about kids making a monster movie, with a feel very similar to Goonies — I remembered a book I had back in 1983 or 1984. Although I had not thought of it in years, the title, “Lights! Camera! Scream!”, and the cover art centered … Continue reading My favorite book, back in 1983

A real-life ARG

This story of the search for the owner of a digital camera left in a taxi reads like a real-life ARG. The family who found the camera poured through hundreds of photos and several videos in a search for clues about the people in the photos and the places they visited. Using just those clues, … Continue reading A real-life ARG

iPhone Impressions

It has been a couple of weeks since I got the iPhone, and while it has been an overwhelmingly good experience, there are still a few things about it that I find annoying. Annoyances With Workarounds With the phone on and plugged in to my car cassette adapter, there is some horribly nasty GSM buzz … Continue reading iPhone Impressions

Amazon F’ Up, Revisited

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/11/The latest Amazon news is that not only did I receive the replacement order for that camera today (invoice total: $0.00), … Continue reading Amazon F’ Up, Revisited

Not sure if I’m more or less comforted by the cameras

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/11/I lease the house I live in from a management company and it recently changed hands to another company. They had … Continue reading Not sure if I’m more or less comforted by the cameras

Anger at Amazon

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/11/I think it is time for me to get angry. The camera I ordered on the 31st, according to Amazon, was … Continue reading Anger at Amazon

New Camera On The Way

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/11/A new present arriving in a few days: Between a bonus I got at work (consisting of an Amazon gift certificate), … Continue reading New Camera On The Way