Thursday, August 7, 2008

Al Bernay - part 2

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Mark & Wes, in Lafayette, CA at Bo's Barbecue

This episode is also dedicated to Al Bernay, who passed away on July 10th. Al had friends his family knew little about, and Mark and friends were amazed at how wrong the Rabbi was. Franky looks too young to be his age. Al created his own MIDI files and worked with the Petunia sound plug for the Commodore Pet. Honey bees or wasps, and how to get rid of them. Al's electronic address book was paper, sort of. Why do these people applaud this musical group, when there is no Banjo!? Netshare for the iPhone and possible reasons why it was allowed and then pulled -- twice! Mark likes the way the public perceives the value of apps in the iPhone store and how they complain that a $2 application is only worth $1. What do you mean you don't remember WebVan!?

Sites of Interest:

  • Al and Franky.
  • Falling Down - Mark thought the name of this movie was "Going Home". What do you expect from someone who rates movies based on how long he falls asleep?
  • Sequencer Plus Gold - DOS based MIDI Editing Program, probably not what Al used.
  • Noah Everyday with music by Carly Comando
  • NetShare for the iPhone will most likely not be back.
  • Epocrates has free medical software for various handheld devices, including iPhone.
  • The iPhone availability updates website is now off the air.
  • ScribD will post your PDF files for viewing over the web, and will even scan/OCR some types of paper documents/books for free.
  • Paytrust will receive electronic and paper bills, consolidate them, and help you pay them.
  • Pixily and Shoeboxed invite you to fill boxes with your snail mail, send it to them, and they will OCR it.
  • Webvan went out of business.,.
  • Al loved Kip's because it has a real charcoal broiler for hamburgers and hot dogs.

1 comment:

Wes said...

is an interesting show around the Timex Messenger Watch. Mark, I know you will be able to relate to this.