FiftyThree’s Pencil Stylus

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2015/01/fiftythrees-pencil-stylus-is-now-available-through-apple Thinking of picking up one of these this weekend, to add to the stylus collection I have. It’s funny how pencil and paper work so well for what they do, we’re still trying to find a good replacement in the electronic age. It’s very surreal when you consider that…

Adonit Customer Service Rocks

Over a year ago I bought an Evernote Jot Script stylus by Adonit, and while it had excellent build quality, I could never quite get it to work right. I chalked it up to the fact that I must be holding it wrong or some other issue, and it slowly…

Three Things I Saw Today

While out today I saw this truck… People parking near him were out of luck When you park that poorly, I guess I can see Why you overcompensate so thorough-a-ly After that I saw this cart Placed perfect like a work of art I suspect it was left by a…

Not Cruel, Freeing

A friend of mine joined the choir at her church awhile back. After a few months of stressing out over making sure she was always on time for each practice and recital, one of her fellow singers made an off-hand comment saying “We made due without you, we’ll be OK…

KeySmart’s Post Size Makes Me Sad

Last summer I ordered Keysmart – both a regular size and an EXT size, with extension posts, so that I could try them with my keys. I built something similar, and was interested to see how a commercial product based on the same design would look. And they look great. Unfortunately…

Being a Kid is the Hardest Job You Ever Had

My friend Christine posted this morning that it was her little girl, Michelle’s, first sleepover last night. Her daughter refers to her sleepover friend as a “friend” or “sister” and, as Christine points out “Occasionally as ‘brother’, but we’re working on pronouns”. A cute moment for sure, and it reminded…

Why St. Jerome?

Friends who connect with me via Skype have noticed that my profile picture there (and in some other places) is St. Jerome (Specifically St. Jerome by El Greco). I figured I’d write this up to clarify why Jerome gets special treatment when A) I’m not named Jerome and B) I’m not a…

How do you blog from a tablet?

I type really fast. It’s so fast that it’s always been my blog entry method of choice. However since I spend more and more time on a tablet these days, I thought it might be nicer if I could write blog posts from my tablet of choice. See that last…

What Happens on The Internet Stays On The Internet

Earlier today I received the following email: My name is XXXX.  There was an article you posted on your website. http://jonwestfall.com/XXXX/XXXX Anyway, it is not very flattering.  I have been out of the job for a couple of years and have had job interviews, but when this article comes up,…