Ahhh The Apple iPhone

It is finally here, Apple’s iPhone that is supposed to revolutionize the cell phone industry. I know many people think that the iPhone is the most hyped piece of technology as of late, but you can’t help but admit that it pretty slick looking and if everything works as planned, it will definitely be an all-in-one phone.

I would love to get one right now, I’m about ready to toss my Palm Treo 650, but the price is more than I would like to spend on a phone right now. And it’s like buying a new car: you know there are going to be glitches that will be worked out in the next release and the functions that you wish it had that it didn’t come with right now is going to be in the next release also.

I wonder how many iPhones Apple will sell today at 6 pm.

Bottled Water vs Tap Water

An office wide email was sent out by our Executive Assistant from Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office issuing an executive directive (Permanent Phase-Out of Bottled Water Purchases by San Francisco City and County Government) barring use of City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) general funds from being used to purchase bottled water citing environmental and economical reasons. Continue reading Bottled Water vs Tap Water

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Premium

After agonizing over the numerous problems of Adobe Creative Suite 2 (CS2) on my Intel MacBook Pro, I finally bit the bullet and got myself Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3) Design Premium (Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Acrobat CS3 Professional). I must say that it does load faster and it looks so pretty. But as we all know, looks can be deceiving.

So I’m going to use it and see how it goes, but from what I heard about CS3, it is supposed to be some great stuff. The version I have is for the Mac. I’m not 100% sure if I’m going to try DreamWeaver, as I write all my code in TextWrangler and have never been much of a fan for WYSIWYG editors, but I hear DreamWeaver CS3 is completely different than DreamWeaver MX. I might give it a try just to see what features it has. All the other programs, I’m definitely going to use.

Canon 1D Mark III – updated

The production model Canon 1D Mark IIIs are finally shipping, but there is a major problem with them. Apparently the new Canon 1D Mark III is experiencing quite a bit of autofocusing issues. The full article is reported by Rob Galbraith. Some of the issues reported by Rob and others:

  • The 1D Mark III has difficulty attaining focus initially and it takes multiple bursts to acquire maybe 50% or less sharp images.
  • The 1D Mark III has difficulty tracking moving subjects, “even when the AF point has been on the subject throughout.”
  • The focus shifts sporadically even when the subject is not moving.
  • When the subject moves erratically, the camera attempts to lock focus on the erratically moving subject but instead focuses on the background or other objects.

This is really not good considering the Canon 1D Mark III is supposed to be the latest and greatest trumping the tried and true Canon 1D Mark IIn. Wonder what Canon is going to do. Read the article.