Thursday, January 26, 2012

MacWorld 2012, Day 1

Busses in San Francisco can be crowded, which means there is a risk of pickpockets. Recently, a man on a VERY CROWDED bus was listening to his iPhone, which was safely tucked inside his backpack.  A thief reached into the backpack to steal the phone, and quickly drew his hand out, empty -- the man also had a chihuahua in his backpack, and the dog had nipped the thief!

According to iKeep (, two million iPhones are lost or stolen every year.  They have devised a solution:  tether it securely.  Their gadget clips to, say, a belt loop, and an extension cable clicks to your iPhone or iPod.  The cable moves freely to let you access your device, but it Will Not Let Go until you press the release button.  If you're just absentminded, the iKeep makes sure you have your iPhone with you, and if someone else tries to grab it, they're gonna have trouble.

So… if you don't have a chihuahua, you might want to get an iKeep!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My trip to Taos

I was recently in New Mexico, and visited the Albuquerque Art Museum which had a wonderful exhibit on Hispanic Arts, and I traveled to Taos where I visited La Lana Wools and the Weaving West Gallery.  At Weaving West, I was urged to visit Centinela Weavers in Chimayo, so I made a short detour (9 miles each way) during my drive back to Albuquerque.  Here's a photo from the Centinela Gallery.  -- Rachel Holmen