Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-21

  • I think it is amazing that I can watch live video coverage of the inauguration from CNN, AP, and others via uStream on my iPhone. Amazing. #
  • While I’m glad that tons of people are crowding around the TVs in JF1 to watch the inauguration, it’s very loud and disruptive to real work. #
  • @lunarobverse I haven’t tried the UStream iPhone app on EDGE yet. Actually, I haven’t tried it on 3G, either. I presume at least 3G works. in reply to lunarobverse #
  • @psteinb I have meetings during the festivities, so I get to be a curmudgeon. I know, trying to work at my desk = crazy. πŸ™‚ in reply to psteinb #
  • RT @samgrover: The Ustream app prompts that it needs WiFi if you start it with 3G. (Bummer – JB). #
  • Oh boy. Just learned there’s an internal grassroots laconi.ca instance. This should be… interesting. #
  • @buckmasterflash I just heard about it. Still trying to decide what I think about it, what its chances for long term viability are… πŸ™‚ in reply to buckmasterflash #
  • Oh, finally! FriendFeed adds a Twitter importer. Find and subscribe to your Twitter contacts on FF. Yay! πŸ™‚ http://tinyurl.com/6wmkpf #
  • FriendFeed just got about 50% more useful to me. I subscribed to about 100 new people I hadn’t know about, thanks to the Twitter importer. #
  • I didn’t subscribe to EVERYBODY the new FF Twitter importer found for me. But even after being selective, I added about 100 people. Yay! πŸ™‚ #
  • And I took the time to put the new people I’m subscribed to into my “lists” – mostly around how I know them/what I know them for. #
  • @JoshProStar I used X1 desktop search/indexing WAY back when, before Google Desktop Search and Windows Desktop Search blew it away. πŸ™‚ in reply to JoshProStar #
  • Getting ready to watch the Obama biography on Frontline on PBS. I love that show. #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-20

  • Busy morning. Meetings, but good ones. I’m excited to get some good stuff done this week. And it’s my and @rachelbancroft’s 8th anniversary! #
  • w00p! The UStream video stream iPhone viewing app is in the app store! Go get it! πŸ™‚ http://twitpic.com/14xcr #
  • Video streams work in the UStream iPhone app, including live ones, but some don’t seem to have sound? http://twitpic.com/14xey #
  • Oh, wait. @chrispirillo does have sound. It’s just faint. Nice that the app warns you when dropping frames: http://twitpic.com/14xgn #
  • UStream just set the bar for video streaming viewer apps on iPhone. They’re first. Who’s next? Mogulus? Qik? Kyte? #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-17

  • Yay! Tweetie 1.2 is available in the iPhone App Store. Best Twitter client, period. Now with new features – PEE! http://tinyurl.com/9nnqvo #
  • @atebits Many thanks for continuing to make Tweetie rock even harder. I’d pay for it again if I could! πŸ™‚ in reply to atebits #
  • @buckmasterflash And now you can! Think of PEE as bonus features in an already great app. Why buy a separate flashlight and fart app? πŸ˜‰ in reply to buckmasterflash #
  • @wwegner I haven’t had any driver issues with Windows 7 on the x61 tablet. The only thing I installed from Lenovo was the tablet button SW. in reply to wwegner #
  • @wwegner I didn’t apply any driver updates from Windows Update in Windows 7 on the x61 tablet. in reply to wwegner #
  • eSan waitress knew my order, before I said anything. Pad Thai, beef, no onion, mild., and a Coke. Yes, we eat here every Friday. πŸ™‚ #
  • Trying+out+BuddyFeed%2C+a+native+iPhone+app+for+FriendFeed.+Posted+this+using+its+bookmarklet%2C+actually.+Pretty+goo… http://ff.im/DAyk #
  • Posted from BuddyFeed, NOT using the bookmarklet. Will spaces get replaced by plusses? http://ff.im/DAFB #
  • Working, looking for an anniversary gift for @rachelbancroft. Our 8th is on Monday! πŸ™‚ – http://bkite.com/03MAW (from Powell’s Books In…) #
  • Date night dinner with @rachelbancroft at Pastini, then Container Store. Party! πŸ™‚ – Photo: http://bkite.com/03MUo (from Pastini Pastar…) #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-16

  • Running late. Had to scrape lots of ice, traffic is awful. And now, I’m stopped at train tracks. *sigh* #
  • @Jerry_Makare Ooh! Ooh! I want to see your new toys when you have a chance! πŸ™‚ in reply to Jerry_Makare #
  • I’ve been using my Kindle without charging it, to test how long the battery will really last. Day 4, the battery meter’s barely gone down. #
  • I’m not even turning the EVDO/Whispernet radio off to conserve battery. I read at least an hour or two per day. #
  • @msjennylin Yes, the Kindle screen is as awesome as you’ve heard. Super high contrast, sharp, easy on the eyes. Very nice. in reply to msjennylin #
  • @LEMills I’ve left the radio on, but I don’t have any daily automatic downloads, like newspapers, so I doubt it’s doing more than saying hi. in reply to LEMills #
  • @buckmasterflash I reboot my iPhone about once every 2 or 3 weeks, not because it needs it, but because I feel like it. πŸ™‚ in reply to buckmasterflash #
  • The Drama Llama wakes up, lazily lifts its head, and sniffs the air… #
  • ISN team lunch at Burgerville. Welcome, Matt! πŸ™‚ – Photo: http://bkite.com/03KCY (from Burgerville USA) #
  • Just walked back into Jones Farm after lunch, saw people huddled around the TVs in the lobby. That’s a sinking feeling… #
  • The people huddled around the TV were watching the news of the plane that crashed in the Hudson in New York. #
  • @Jerry_Makare Yeah, I realized that “sinking” was a poor choice of words after the fact. But I was thinking it was something much worse… in reply to Jerry_Makare #
  • Twitpic appears to have been crushed by traffic to photos of the Hudson plane crash. #
  • I’m hearing on the TV that all 151 passengers survived, they’re being taken off the plane now. Also, @jkrums is a tweeting rescuer. Amazing. #
  • That amazing pic of the Hudson plane crash is starting to get mirrored, since Twitpic is down. Here’s one: http://tinyurl.com/9paur3 #
  • @joewevans I sit in Jones Farm 1, in the Workplace of the Future (a.k.a. Ikea Hillsboro). πŸ™‚ in reply to joewevans #
  • @joewevans What a small world! Drop by some time. I sit over by the soda machines. πŸ™‚ in reply to joewevans #
  • I keep trying to get to page 2 of @marshallk’s “Social Media Cheat Sheet” article on RWW, getting a 500 error. http://tinyurl.com/9yaurr #
  • @joewevans just stopped by – turns out he works maybe 50 feet from me. Nice to “meet” you, joe! πŸ™‚ in reply to joewevans #
  • Malware author: “If you’re using IE, then either you don’t care or you don’t know about all the vulnerabilities that IE has.” #
  • (previous tweet via “interview with an Adware Author” – http://tinyurl.com/8sh8qh) #
  • @fredericl I heard. I got a cached version, so I’m good. Hope RWW gets better soon! in reply to fredericl #
  • About to watch company-wide webcast on earnings, outlook, etc. Not sure what to think… #
  • Nice! YouTube launching a TV-friendly version, youtube.com/tv, for watching on Wii and PS3 browsers. http://tinyurl.com/9bak8e #
  • AutoPagerize for Greasemonkey adds infinite scrolling to any page. Stop clicking Next, Next, Next. http://tinyurl.com/ytatw7 #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-15

  • I feel terrible. Lunch 2.0 comes to Beaverton, in a cool space I’ve wanted to go see (the Round). It’s right on the MAX. And I can’t make it #
  • Cool idea: 4 bloggers take a bunch of Intel MIDs on a tour, and share it with us. http://midmoves.com (via @chippy and @jmoriarty) #
  • I’m really glad to see the MidMoves tour become a reality. @chippy has been kicking this idea around for a long time. Follow along! πŸ™‚ #
  • @gnarlyfarley Check out http://midmoves.com to see who’s participating, and see what they’re writing on the site. There’s a feed, too. in reply to gnarlyfarley #
  • The people involved in the MidMoves tour, in case you’re wondering, are @chippy, @ewanspence, @pocketables, and @nicolesimon. Follow ’em! πŸ™‚ #
  • Holy cow. MSPaint got a massive upgrade in Windows 7. It now has the Ribbon bar/interface from Office 2007. Um, yay? #
  • I upgraded my Eee PC 1000H to 2GB RAM (scavenged a stick!). Feels faster, but Windows Experience Index didn’t change at all. 2.2 (4.4 RAM). #
  • @RichClaussen I just fired up notepad.exe in Windows 7, and it looks exactly the same as it always has. No makeover there! in reply to RichClaussen #
  • @motherpopper As in, Will.I.Am “A New Day”? Do want! πŸ™‚ in reply to motherpopper #
  • Wait, what? Steve Jobs is stepping down/taking a leave of absence? Trading of AAPL stock is halted? Wow. #
  • @TheSquare I heard the Apple/Steve Jobs news on Twitter, of course. A search for Apple is EXPLODING right now: http://tinyurl.com/8jqw9a in reply to TheSquare #
  • Was going to install Windows 7 on my Asus R2H UMPC, but I can’t get it to boot from my bootable USB stick. Will try DVD next. #
  • It’s a bad week to be a CEO. Yahoo, Seagate, now Apple. I hope Paul Otellini’s doing OK… #
  • Got Windows 7 installed on the Asus R2H UMPC. It’s quite slow, but then, so was XP (and Vista even moreso). Touchscreen works with no hassle #
  • I’ll mess with whatever R2H drivers Windows 7 didn’t manage to install later. WLAN isn’t working for sure, prolly some other stuff. #
  • @WarnerCrocker Re: Windows 7 on the R2H – I installed it. I didn’t say I was going to USE it. πŸ˜‰ (I had Vista on it before.) in reply to WarnerCrocker #
  • @Clear is trying to get me to spend money on WiMAX. They’re going to resell those tiny CradlePoint wifi routers: http://tinyurl.com/7b44d9 in reply to clear #
  • RT @geekygirldawn Want to sponsor @IgnitePortland? You still have time! Get a 30sec video in front of the Ignite Crowd! http://bit.ly/1BMjJS in reply to geekygirldawn #
  • @steverubel says Google Notebook is shutting down. I echo his thought that I’m glad I never really used it much. http://ff.im/-C2XW in reply to steverubel #
  • @rizzn Yeah, I’ll feel very differently if the shutter Google Docs, or Reader, or GMail. Things I depend on. in reply to rizzn #
  • Wow, Google’s shutting down more than Notebook. Video Uploads, Jaiku, Dodgeball, and Catalog Search are done, too. http://bit.ly/I9OW #
  • “With the open source Jaiku Engine project, organizations, groups and individuals will be able to roll-their-own microblogging services” #
  • Link for the “Google Open Sourcing Jaiku” story: http://tinyurl.com/8bzjc4 #
  • Hey, cool! @googlereader is on Twitter, and it’s really them. Hey, guys? PLEASE don’t let Reader die! Put in ads, or whatever it takes! #
  • @mellowynk Google’s shuttering a bunch of services. Some are speculating that Reader might be next (http://tinyurl.com/74swn). I hope not! in reply to mellowynk #
  • @mellowynk I really don’t think Google Reader will go away. People use and love it too much! But it can’t hurt to beg @googlereader. πŸ™‚ in reply to mellowynk #
  • @segphault I see this as a good thing for Jaiku. People can take it, implement their own instances, etc. It may die, but it may thrive. in reply to segphault #
  • @segphault I guess open sourcing a project is more “humane”, more considerate of all of the effort that went into it, than just killing it. in reply to segphault #
  • @realdnalyons gets into it with some other reporters on TV, gets banned from CNBC for life. And we get the video. http://tinyurl.com/8xm74v #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-14

  • http://speedtest.net/, my favorite online speed checker has a very nice free iPhone app. Go get it! (make sure to get the speedtest.net one) #
  • One of those motorized pallet mover thingies keeps going back and forth in front of my and @billpearson’s cubicles. Hard on phone meetings. #
  • @jonpederson Thankfully no beeper, but the electric motor on that thing is loud enough that no one could NOT hear it coming. πŸ™‚ in reply to jonpederson #
  • @kellyrfeller Happy to share. I love this stuff. People asking me questions about stuff I know pushes the happy buttons in my brain. πŸ™‚ in reply to kellyrfeller #
  • @ashokraj Did TweetDeck get moved offscreen? You mentioned external monitor issues. TDeck is notorious for getting “lost” offscreen. in reply to ashokraj #
  • @Kent_Giard Each app uses servers in different locations, which would explain discrepancies. I try to use the same one for consistency. in reply to Kent_Giard #
  • @Kent_Giard LOL that strategy works, too. πŸ™‚ in reply to Kent_Giard #
  • 1) Scoble says LOLCats will keep you from getting a job. 2) http://lolscobles.com/ 3) ??? 4) Profit! (or at least, lulz) πŸ™‚ #
  • @marshallk Both indicate to me that ReadWrite is the one doing the hiring, which is not what I think you’re trying to convey. in reply to marshallk #
  • Cool use for Google’s Quick Search Box for Mac: Type twitter.com/username, Tab, and then type to search for anything you/they have tweeted. #
  • Installed Windows 7 beta (x64) on a Thinkpad X61 Tablet we have floating around the office. It’s quite snappy. Next up: put it on the Eee PC #
  • If you’re going to install Windows 7 beta on an Atom-based netbook, make sure you use the 32-bit version. 64-bit no worky on N-series Atoms. #
  • Does Google Chrome just not work under Windows 7? I get a “known issues” popup, and it loads, but I can’t get any pages to load. #
  • @chadmor Perhaps I need to get a newer version of Chrome further out on the development branch. Will try it later. in reply to chadmor #
  • @jamespaulp Hmm. It was on the 64-bit version that Chrome was having problems. I bet that’ll fix it. Thanks! πŸ™‚ (http://tinyurl.com/72htdc) in reply to jamespaulp #
  • Windows 7 went on the Eee PC 1000H pretty well. Had to install XP drivers for WLAN, LAN, and ACPI from CD, but everything else just worked. #
  • @jeffsiler Windows 7 speed is comparable to XP on the Eee PC 1000H. Maybe a little slower. But definitely usable. Would benefit from 2GB RAM in reply to jeffsiler #
  • @bljarv You get a blabkberry? Which one? Hope it’s a good one! in reply to bljarv #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-13

  • @rachelbancroft informs me we have a roof leak. In the exact same spot we paid to have one fixed last year. Guy’s coming to look tomorrow πŸ™ in reply to rachelbancroft #
  • @jezlyn Roofer said if it’s the same problem, it’s covered under warranty. I’m starting to hate the roof of our house… πŸ™ in reply to jezlyn #
  • And here I was all ready to be in a good mood today. Stupid roof. Stupid weather. *grumble grumble* #crankyoldman #
  • Hey, want to make a 15 second video to be shown at @IgnitePortland 5? Now you can! Show off what you can do – http://tinyurl.com/7wg5ko #
  • @croncast Woo hoo, you’re back! And back to your Croncast roots. I heartily approve. Keep ’em coming, but don’t burn yourselves out! πŸ™‚ in reply to croncast #
  • I have so much cool stuff I want to get done today, but it’s pretty much wall to wall meetings. Ugh. πŸ™ #
  • @atmasphere Hey, I’m all for doing work. But sitting through hours of consecutive meetings, without so much as a lunch break, is just brutal in reply to atmasphere #
  • Great meeting with @JoshProStar on Netvibes and “listening” panels, like netvibes.com/intel. Next up: convert him to FriendFeed. πŸ™‚ #
  • Those meetings today I’ve been complaining about? They’ve been with great people. @bobduffy, @francinegeller, @amybarton, and more. #
  • RT Ignite Portland 5 talk ideas are due Jan. 24. Be creative, hack the format, and get your burning idea to us! http://tinyurl.com/98anh5 #
  • I think I might have found a replacement quick launcher (like Quicksilver) for Mac: Google Quick Search Bar – http://tinyurl.com/8zljkz #
  • OK, wow. Google Quick Search Bar is going to be a BIG deal. The “type a URL, tab, then type search term” for site search is GREAT. So fast! #
  • I’ve held on to Quicksilver, even after it got abandoned by its creator, and I use it every day. Google QSB might have just superceded it. #
  • @LemenagerFilms I can’t guarantee it’s virus-free, but 1) it’s from Google, 2) it’s open source, and 3) it’s for Mac. I feel safe. πŸ™‚ in reply to LemenagerFilms #
  • @dacort Yeah, I see “conference room search”, “campus maps”, and “Googler search” in there, too. Some leftover internal bits. πŸ™‚ in reply to dacort #
  • @turkchgo Yeah, I never really tried Launchbar, but I kept meaning to. Now I don’t think I’ll get around to it. I’ve leapfrogged to QSB. πŸ™‚ in reply to turkchgo #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-11

  • Oh, man! The Bruchi’s at Jantzen Beach is gone! Now where am I going to get a cheesesteak? πŸ™ – http://bkite.com/03Dfx (from Jantzen Be…) #
  • Ben Vereen? THANKS David at Intel… http://tinyurl.com/9ulttq (via @levarburton) in reply to levarburton #
  • @levarburton is my new favorite Twitterer. He’s doing it all the way right. Plus, you know, Reading Rainbow and ST:TNG. πŸ™‚ in reply to levarburton #
  • ZOMG tried Guitar Hero drums on medium. Didn’t fail any songs, but MAN my arms are tired. They almost gave out during Spiderwebs. πŸ™‚ #