All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

Brene Brown’s TED Talks on Wholeheartedness, Vulnerability and Shame

Brene Brown is one of my favorite people. Her two TED talks below should be required viewing. You can also purchase her latest best-selling book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent,...

/ October 28, 2010

Raised, in part, by Radio Shack

Update: Thanks BoingBoing for linking. My lil’ sister writes in to say, “you forgot to mention that you never let your little sister play your video games and she used to cry” and now she’s a corporate lawyer. Thanks also to CrunchGear...

/ April 29, 2010

How to Minimize Payments to Your Local Cable Monopoly

While this is a less serious issue than healthcare, most of us face unfairly high monthly service fees and poor customer service from our monopolistic local cable companies. In Seattle, we struggle with Comcast, which is poorly regulated by the...

/ December 29, 2009

Proof of celebrating 30 years as a Colts fan!

Update: Amazing game tonight, Colts come back from 17 point 4th quarter deficit to beat Patriots 35-34! People always ask why I’m a Colts fan, given that I grew up in L.A. far away from both Baltimore and Indianapolis. I’ve...

/ November 15, 2009

How We Caught Missing Wired Magazine Writer Evan Ratliff

Update: You can read, watch and listen to a summary of all post-contest media here. The following post is a detailed technical description of how we found the clues to Evan’s whereabouts and notified Naked Pizza who captured Evan in New...

/ September 9, 2009

What to expect from the Apple MacPad: predicting the release of the long-rumored Mac Tablet

You can view the original version of this page in the Archive.org Wayback Machine. Brief update: Welcome Slashdot and MacSurfer readers. Coincidentally, Gizmodo is reporting today that Apple plans to release an $800 tablet or netbook in October – based...

/ July 13, 2009

Confirmed: Apple OS X 10.5.6 Update Can Break Your MacBook Pro

You can view the original version of this page in the Archive.org Wayback Machine For Christmas this year, Apple sent me a software update that crashed my MacBook Pro. A few days after I installed the OS X 10.5.6 update,...

/ December 25, 2008