Mapes24’s Hotel Review System

Just a little insight into my rating system: 5/5: Considered a home away from home 4/5: Would highly consider coming back and have no problems recommending to family and friends. 3/5: Met my general needs but would most likely look for other hotels if I were ever to return. 2/5: Able to complete my stay in ...

How to: Connecting Passbook on iOS 6 to the App Store

Finally downloaded iOS 6 for my iPhone as I’d been waiting for google maps to be released as an app (definitely one of the most useful apps for anyone living in New York). Everything seemed to work fine except for the passbook app, which would immediately shut off after stating that it was unable to ...

How to: Calibrating my monitor

Just wanted to give props to Han-Kwang Nienhuys over at The Lagom LCD monitor test pages for providing an excellent, in-depth tutorial on manually calibrating your monitor. I’ve always known that my monitor settings were on the bright side, but did not realize the importance of correct calibration until I recently ordered some 11″x14″ prints (as ...

How to: Fixing my stuttering headphones!

Anyone who has seen me walking around NYC knows that I’m rarely on the streets without a set of cans over my ears (my shadow pretty much looks like a beefy EP4 Princess Leia following my ass around town).  Gotta say that regardless of how you may think they look or feel, there really is no ...

JR at the NYC Highline

Was at the highline today (towards 30th St entrance), and was surprised to see JR, a French street artist (and 2011 TED prize winner) working on his latest project. For those who believe in art as a medium for change, check out his awesome story in the following link. It’s a bit long (24 min), ...



Just read an awesome article by Allen Murabayashi that details his love of photography.  A great introspective look into what drives a person to do what they love to do.



Well, here is my official ‘first post’ on wordpress. Nothing here that’ll bend your minds, but just wanted a place to jot down some thoughts, and to collect my ‘solutions’ to the ever-long list of ‘?’s’ that life throws my way.