Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-09-23

  • I want to pick up an Android phone to tinker with/hack on. Not to replace my iPhone. So no contract. Anyone know the unsubsidized price? #
  • I re-added the Facebook Twitter app a while ago, to update my FB status. It was nice, but I keep hitting Twitter API limits. Buh bye FB app! #
  • @billpearson I don’t think it’s necessarily Facebook that’s the trouble, but it counts against my Twitter API quota. #
  • @billpearson AFAICT the Facebook Twitter app counts against your “100 requests per hour” quota. Anyone know for sure? #
  • The only apps I use that hit the Twitter API are Facebook (turned off now) and Twitterrific. And I’ve been getting “Too Many Requests” errs. #
  • Today’s netbook shenanigan: trying to install OpenSolaris on an Eee PC 901 netbook. Details will be blogged later! πŸ™‚ #
  • @davest I’ve got a console login prompt (booted from that live USB stick from OSCON). What’s the login? What do I do from here? #
  • Well, that was short lived. With @davest’s help, got OpenSolaris live USB booted, logged into a console, but X Windows won’t start. Oh well! #
  • @billpearson Since you’ve resisted the iPhone, and because I want to play with Android, you should TOTALLY get a G1/Dream. πŸ˜‰ Do eet! #
  • @rachebancroft is sick. That’s never fun. Wish I could be at home to help keep the kids out of her hair (I will be leaving a little early). #
  • @sumwan You know, if I could figure out how to get the wireless to connect from a console, I could get SOME things done from the console. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Apple just sent me a text message reminding me that the ultracompact USB charger for my iPhone 3G could kill me. How sweet of them! πŸ™‚ #
  • What’s the status of Android on the N810? Is it going to be an official effort? That would actually convince me to finally buy an N810. #
  • Watching G1/Android hands on videos at Engadget. What’s with the bananaphone curvature at the bottom of the G1? Weird. #
  • My impression so far? The G1/Android is a great phone. Very capable. Better than Windows Mobile. Not not near as good as the iPhone, though. #
  • For example, there’s no headphone jack on the G1. Only HTC’s proprietary "ExtUSB" dongle/adapter. Which won’t be available at … #
  • @mattg Yeah, it turns out that making a really smooth, responsive UI is really hard. Whodathunk it? πŸ˜‰ #
  • So, instead of just kibbitzing on Twitter all day, I broke down and wrote a post about the T-Mobile G1/gPhone: http://tinyurl.com/5xn7mg #
  • It’s reassuring to know that I’m NEVER going run out of people to educate about how to live in this Internet world of ours… #
  • I don’t understand why the US Government is running COMMERCIALS for MONEY (dollar coins) on primetime TV… #