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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-11-12

  • I, for one, welcome our new spam filter-based software overlords. #
  • @wesley83 The iPhone syncs and works perfectly well with Windows, too. Don’t let lack of a Mac keep you from the awesomest phone on earth :) #
  • @wesley83 iPhone web browsing is SO much better than WM. Tons of awesome apps in the app store. The overall experience is much nicer. #
  • @Stammy I noticed that limitation (can’t page back more than 200 in my Twitter history) a bit ago. It’s why I now archive mine on my blog. #
  • @wesley83 More reasons I love my iPhone: Ocarina. Google Earth. Lightsaber. iChalky. Shazam. Pandora. Urbanspoon. i.TV. Brighkite. Etc. 😉 #
  • @wesley83 I had WM devices for years. They’re very capable. But the iPhone blows them away. And why would one want Flash on mobile web page? #
  • @wesley83 Which apps do you use for productivity? (I’m not trying to badger you here. Just a friendly comparison. :-) #
  • @wesley83 Honestly, the three things I use most on my iPhone are the iPhone web versions of FriendFeed, Google Reader, and Twitter. #
  • @robevans Since when is “can multitask” the definition of a smartphone? How does that make a difference? What’s real-world benefit? #
  • @wesley83 Cool. Like I said, WM is a good platform, and I’m sure you’ll be happy with your phone. :-) #
  • @robevans I totally understand wanting more flexibility. I’m willing to sacrifice it for something that does what I want REALLY well. :-) #
  • @robevans Yup, it’s all *nix under the covers. Jailbroken, it’s basically a little BSD box in your pocket. :-) #
  • How stupid is it that the fancy new iPhone formatted Google search results (http://tinyurl.com/68m8kj) don’t work from Safari’s search box? #
  • The new Flip Mino HD looks REALLY nice. A 720p video cam for $229. Added it to my Wishlist in case someone wants to buy me one. :-) #
  • So. Ignite Portland 4 is tomorrow night. Are you ready? I am. Oh, hey! There’s going to be a surprise announced there… #
  • @influxx The Flip Mino HD is only $229, not $300. Even better! :-) #
  • @turoczy Indeed. Make sure to pay attention during my “What is Ignite?” talk at the beginning of the evening. :-) #
  • @ahockley Sadly, the fire marshall and the owners of the Bagdad put the kibosh on the pyrotechnics…. #
  • @turoczy I’ll tell you. Tomorrow night. 😉 #
  • @greghughes If we ever do an Ignite in a pyrotechnic-friendly venue, we just might take you up on that. Thanks! :-) #
  • Aaand, my Internet connection through Intel’s proxy is taking a dirt nap. Neighbors’, too. I feel slower and dumber. #
  • @chrisorourke The proxies are occasionally cranky and overworked, so I can’t really blame them. Sometimes, the tubes just get clogged. :-) #
  • @jltitus Google Reader, Twitter, FriendFeed, and NetVibes. #
  • Get an Eee PC 900A netbook from Best Buy for $279: http://tinyurl.com/5o8l4l Not the cream of the crop, but a great deal. #
  • Now THIS is a brilliant idea: http://www.sitorsquat.com – I downloaded the free iPhone app (there’s a BlackBerry version, too, @ahockley :-) #
  • @ahockley Oh, come on. Tell me you’ve never been in public and needed to find a decent public restroom. I know I have. :-) #
  • Ooops. @rachelbancroft just reminded me about some DVDs I was supposed to return to the library last week. That are still in my car. :-( #
  • I refuse to check my Twitterank, because it automatically tweets as me, without warning. Nice way to harvest people’s Twitter credentials. #
  • RT @tiesque: Idea: BankAccountRank.com – Provide me the login credentials of your bank account & I give you a meaningless # in return. #
  • @spinnerin LIghts just flickered out here at Intel (JF1) in Hillsboro, too, which is really unusual. Wonder what it was? #
  • It’s times like this (power hit in the Portland area) when I REALLY wish @Twitter hadn’t killed @pulseofpdx by disabling “with_friends”. :-( #
  • @bjedwards And that totally depends on whether you believe/trust him. Anyone can write anything on the internet! :-) #
  • Hello, free floating anxiety. Been a while. Remind me not to listen to NPR Planet Money podcast about the economy when you’re around. #
  • @stevenwalling I don’t know who’s behind @PortlandRain, but they’re brilliant. I pronounce “fake natural phenomena” the next Twitter meme. #
  • Ice Cream Review: Ben & Jerry’s Visialize Whirled Peace, not so gret akshully. :-( #
  • I think TweetDeck can FINALLY see all of my followers, so lists aren’t uselessly incomplete anymore. I think I might be falling in love… #
  • Ah. @PortlandRain has a partner in crime: @PortlandSun. I get the feeling they don’t talk much. :-) #
  • And now all the cool kids are telling me I need to try Tweetsville on iPhone. Will it be good enough to get me to switch from Twitteriffic? #
  • @ihenpecked No, it uses the iPhone’s data connection (EDGE, 3G, or wifi). Only app that uses text messages is the text msg app, AFAIK. #
  • @jezlyn I’ve only been using Tweetsville for a few minutes, but it’s really good. Fast. Looks and feels like Apple wrote it. Worth the $3.99 #
  • @jezlyn Yeah, I know what you mean. I don’t buy TOO many apps, and $3.99 is about my impulse limit, but it DOES add up fast. :-) #
  • I love that Tweetsville remembers my custom “ego” search string when I quit. Nice. #
  • @ahockley That reminds me. I’m out of Moo cards. :-( #
  • Oops. Messing around with both Tweetdeck and Tweetsville at the same time, I’ve blown my API request quota. That means goodnight! :-) #
  • @lawduck My “fits in a tweet” netbook recommendation is an Eee PC 1000H or MSI Wind. But there are lots of other good ones. #
  • @lawduck Worried about size? Eee PC 901 or HP Mini Note 1000 is the way to go. But the HP has a slow 4200 RPM drive, and only 3 cell battery #
  • @jarvitron The Eee PC 1000H is Atom-based, too. Nearly identical to the 901 except it’s bigger, has a 10″ screen, and a hard drive. #
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