Category Archives: Techno Bob

360 video of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

I’ve been monkeying around with the Theta S vr/360 camera. The still were pretty easy to figure out, but video has been a tad trickier. To get it to render on YouTube, you have to make sure the right metadata … Continue reading

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YinzCam … it’s a ‘Burgh thing

Pittsburgh startup YinzCam is getting a little love from Mashable. Very cool idea. It gives sports fans the ability to see different angles/replays on their mobile devices while they’re at the game. The interesting stat is that when they first … Continue reading

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Liberating my iTunes library

Our home had become a disconnected, cacophonous jumble of music-playing gadgets that was making me crazy (or, more accurately, crazier). We have three full stereo systems (living room, TV room, workout room), a Bose radio knockoff on the porch and … Continue reading

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Two cool tools for Mac geeks …

A few gems I stumbled on while surfing this week: Gruml: I switched from Bloglines to Google News long ago as my RSS reader of choice. But although Google News was superior for managing my feeds, I missed Bloglines’ user … Continue reading

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Four Square fatigue

When Internet advertising talk turns to targeting, people start to twitch. Just consider the maelstrom Facebook walked into with its Beacon blunder. The concerns about online privacy are quite valid. It’s important to be vigilant about how your personal data … Continue reading

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Google’s take on the future of online display ads

Google has begun a series of blog posts laying out their “vision for online display advertising in the years ahead.” The first post, by Vice President of Product Management Susan Wojcicki, looks back at the foundation Google has built for … Continue reading

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I’m back …

At least, I think I’m back. The post before this one was in mid-November. Shortly after that, my hosting provider, AplusNet, was sold and the buyer migrated all severs to a new location. That migration was a nightmare and left … Continue reading

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Hulu turns to the ‘winfomercial’

I had insomnia last night and found myself watching “Family Guy” on Hulu at about 4 a.m. At the start of one episode, Hulu presented me with an option to see one ad at the beginning of the show, or … Continue reading

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Adding RAM to a Mac Mini …

I’m toying with installing Mac server software on my Mac Mini, but I wanted to add the max RAM to it first. Not surprisingly, Steve Jobs and Co. made it as difficult as possible to do, but thanks to this … Continue reading

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Suffering the Benz Top Posts

When I migrated from Movable Type to WordPress, I realized there’s a lot of crap on here. More than 600 posts over the past seven years. Someone beaming in from the Google Transporter would be hard pressed to figure out … Continue reading

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