An Idler In San Francisco

You can attempt to divide by zero or take the square root of a negative number. It’s adorable that you’d even try, because it’s impossible, of course. “Getting from downtown San Francisco to Cupertino without any fuss” is the divide by zero of Bay area logistics. It can’t be done. It’s doubly-frustrating because I’m not battering…

Like an X-Prize for boozehounds

DNA Lounge is putting together a robotic bartender competition. Competing robots will be judged on all good things. Does it make good drinks? Does it do it with a certain style and grace? Is it “Full-Assed,” in the sense that it’s a robot that makes drinks without a full pit crew hovering over it constantly?…

iPad 2 Event: The Liveblog

11:03 — gb will be $4.99 on march 11. Welcome back steve. Recaps, and introduces a new video. (Healthwatchers: Steve still looks fine, his voice is solid at the end if thie event.) Video. “technolog isn’t enough (that’s in Apple’s DNA) we are the intersection of technology and liberal arts.” “these are post-pc devices that…

Greetings from A Reasonably-Priced But Still Very, Very Nice Hotel Room in San Francisco. (No, it’s not a name-brand place. But I have free WiFi and a room overlooking a garden. Keep your fancy Red Roof Inn.) It’s a barnstorming trip; one night only. I’m here for the iPad 2 Event. I’ll be covering it…

Apple Tablet Week: They Broke My Airplane

Bastards. There I was, thinking I was getting away with something by avoiding carryon baggage fees. But the airline got me back by making my plane go broken before anybody boarded and then canceling my flight. Whoof. That mulched the money I spent on shuttle fare to the airport, one day’s parking, and one night’s…