Hawaii Day 1

After our PAX trip to Seattle, Hannah and I flew to Hawaii for our honeymoon/vacation. When we landed we picked up our rental car, got some groceries, checked into our apartment, and then went straight to the beach.

For those of you wondering, all photos were taken with either a Canon G12 or an iPhone.

Juneau’s 9th Annual Auto and Cycle Show

This last Sunday Hannah, Carley, and Myself went to Juneau’s 9th Annual Auto and Cycle Show at Centennial Hall. The event had two main sections. One of model cars and one of restored, new and old cars and motorcycles. The three of us maybe spent about an hour walking around checking out the cars and taking pictures with my iPhone.

We have been enjoying a Sunny week with temps hitting the 70’s. But when Sunday rolled around it started raining and this was one of the things we did to keep our Sunday moving.

How To Use Street View On The iPhone

For anyone who has had trouble using Street View on the iPhone, I hope this helps. Last November, Apple release iPhone firmware 2.2 which introduced Google’s Street View to the iPhone’s “Maps” application. This was a new feature I was trying to use while I was on vacation this last December in Washington State. But at the time I was a unable to figure it out.

Now that I am back in Juneau, I have had some time to dig around the internet and figure out how this works. Here is a step-by-step of what you have to do to enable use Google’s Street View.

Step 1.) Launch the ‘Maps’ application on your iPhone by tapping on the icon.

Step 2.) Type in any city or location that has Street View enabled.

Step 3.) On the bottom right of your screen tap on the “page” button and then tap on the “Drop Pin” button located on the middle of the screen.

Step 4.) Drag the “Drop Pin” to the location on the street you want to see. Then tap on the “person” icon on the left side of the pin. This will activate Street View on your iPhone.

Using Street View on the iPhone is pretty amazing really. I would argue that it’s better then using it on Google’s maps website. It’s very fluid, and quick to respond to your figure swipes, pinches, and taps. Having the little GTA map circle on the Street View screen helps you know which way you are looking.

Juneau’s Frozen Twin Lakes

We have had cloudless, sunny days all week long here in Juneau. Keep-in-mind that direct sunlight is down to about 4 or 3 hours a day this time of year. But regardless, it sure beats the cloudy, rain filled days we had most of this past summer.

I noticed this week as I drove from my office to different job sites around town that ‘Twin Lakes’ had frozen over. People where playing hockey and ice skating on them. I even saw people ice fishing yesterday. Today I stopped by to to snap some pictures with my iPhone.