Showing posts from December, 2014

Maui has the best sunsets

Anyone who follows me on social media knows I love sunset photos. And Maui has AMAZING sunsets. Here are some of my better pictures from the last few days. 

Singing the praises of Instagram

Instagram Surpasses 300 Million Users, Now Larger than Twitter — iPhone in Canada (@iPhoneinCanada) December 10, 2014 Instagram announced today that it now has more users than Twitter. This does not surprise me for a minute. Because Instagram is pretty much the perfect social network. Instagram is far less angry than Twitter (and don't get me started on the negativity of Twitter these days). It doesn't have the incessant add-ons of Facebook that clutter the feed. It's photo-centric layout forces users to at least make some effort before posting - as opposed to Twitter and Facebook's "brain dump" approach of posting whatever, whenever. It may be, in fact, my favorite social network, despite the fact I have more than 21,000 tweets but less than 1,000 posts on my Instagram account. It's made me look at the world - really look at it - to find things worth photographing, to find new ways of looking at creation and its wonde

Christmas palm trees rule, and other random thoughts on a Monday

My goal of watching all of Pride FC on UFC Fight Pass is on hold because, well, the first two weren't terribly interesting and it kind of killed my interest in it. Plus, there's been a lot of actual UFC on TV of late, and that's taken up a lot of my time. Christmas palm tress are awesome. We love ours. I have spent hours tweaking my template code on the blog trying to get Twitter cards to work properly. This post is really an excuse to try it out and see if it works as advertised. I'm also experimenting with some new Blogger to Twitter feeding tools, so when this appears multiple times on Twitter, I'm very sorry.

CM Punk signs with UFC

The official press release is here . My thoughts, such as they are, including possibly some contradictory ones: Good on him for trying and not being Kurt Angle who talks a good game but never puts up and actually fights. That said, I wouldn't doubt for a moment that Punk never actually fights in UFC because in training he realizes how hard it really is and is quietly transitioned to a commentary role. I can easily see UFC delaying his debut until this time next year to give him a full year of hardcore MMA training. I can see UFC having to take his debut to Japan or Texas to either have no commission or a weak commission sanction a guy whose professional fighting record is 0-0. Is Punk a freakshow fight? Sure. But he's also a money-drawing fight in his debut, and, in the end, UFC is all about money. It's amazing that CM Punk managed to be 2014's most talked about professional wrestler despite having not actually wrestled since early 2014 and whose major publi