Clinton Stark

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. Interests include San Francisco arts, hi-res audio, Ingmar Bergman, and ranting about photo realism. Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear

The Troggs on the Go and at Home

When I think about the impact of gadgets on our lives, I realize the best stuff is inconspicuous and without fanfare. I believe the point is to make our lives better, easier and sometimes just more fun. Music is a good example. I grew up listening to old LPs and...

‘Cloverfield’ (Blu-Ray) Review – Blair Witch Meets War Of the Worlds in Successful MTV-Style Thrill Ride

Cloverfield (Blu-Ray) (2008) "Some Thing Has Found Us" 85 min. Stark Insider Rating: 7.5 out of 10 imdb User Rating: 7.6 I finally received Cloverfield on Blu-Ray from Netflix after a bit of delay. It was a surprise theatrical hit and now also seems to be doing well on DVD and rental. Based on the...

New Loreto Bay Web Site Launches – Our Thoughts on the Look and Messaging

The main page of the new Loreto Bay web site (loretobay) As we anticipated based on yesterday's communication from Michael Coyle of Replay Resorts, the new Loreto Bay web site launched today. Although obviously a marketing vehicle, existing homeowner's should be interested in the positioning and messaging used to...

Update From Replay Resort’s Michael Coyle on the Loreto Bay Development and New Logo

We just received an update from Michael Coyle of Replay Resorts with a 5-page update on the Loreto Bay development. A lot of homeowner's over the past few weeks have been wondering about the status of the project, especially given the current economic crisis and the news that Citi...

2007 Loredona Riesling – Another Crisp White Deal, Wine Review

It's easy to find great wines for over $20, or in the case of Napa cabs over $60. But we're always thrilled to find that hidden gem under $20 that makes for a nice daily wine. My tried and true Riesling of choice these days is from Chateau St. Michelle...

Google’s Android G1 Smartphone from T-Mobile Marks a New Era of Powerful Mobile Computing

A lot has been written this week about the launch of the HTC G1 smartphone (aka Dream), the first to run on Google's brand new Android platform. I agree with most of the early views: aesthetically it's no iPhone, the price is great, it creates another "open" versus "integrated/closed"...

Bloggers in Paradise: BlogWorld Las Vegas Show Demonstrates Growing Influence of New Media

Last weekend I was in Las Vegas for the 2nd annual BlogWorld show. A small event, it has grown fast over the last year, and I expect to it to continue to expand along with the influence of blogging. One of the companies I advise, called Adoptic, a blog promotion...

2004 Peju Syrah Estate Napa Valley, Wine Review

We are big Peju fans, belong to their wine club and always look forward to enjoying a bottle with a nice meal. Mostly we drink cabs from Peju,  however our last few shipments have included Syrahs so last night we decided to decant a bottle and see how it...

Breaking News: Alaska Airlines Adds Flight and Increases Capacity to Loreto

Thanks to Pat who pointed out the latest news on the myloretobay web site about Alaska Airlines. Some good news! Alaska will be increasing weekly capacity into Loreto and insert an extra weekly flight out of Los Angeles LAX: added Friday flight increased jet size on Fridays and Tuesdays...

Happy 1st Anniversary SSC and Thanks to All Our Readers!

Our nephew Gerrit celebrates his birthday with diet-destroying ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery. We were so busy over the summer that we just realized it's been over a year since we started this blog. In fact our first post was in May 2007. So we figure it's time...