Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-02-26

  • @debbieweil Blip lets you pick your license. Blip doesn’t claim an egregious amount of rights over what you upload. Blip let’s you download. in reply to debbieweil #
  • @debbieweil Blip auto-generates a podcast feed (with the extra iTunes metadata). Blips embedded player is customizeable and awesome. in reply to debbieweil #
  • @debbieweil Blip doesn’t force ads. Blip can sideload to archive.org et al. Blip supports HD. And the people who run blip are responsive. in reply to debbieweil #
  • @debbieweil Can you tell I love blip.tv? πŸ˜‰ Been using them for years, they’re the best video service out there, IMO. in reply to debbieweil #
  • @tomreynolds You’re welcome. :-) I’ve been a huge Blip.tv fan for years. Keep up the good work, and say Hi to Mike for me! :-) in reply to tomreynolds #
  • New issue of Make Magazine arrived last night – all about steampunk and “lost knowledge”. Mmm, brain candy! :-) http://makezine.com/17/ #
  • Data point: been using Safari 4 beta (on a Mac) full time for about a day now, and it hasn’t crashed once. Better than Firefox 3.1b2 there. #
  • So, happy new Kindle 2 owners, how is the text-to-speech, really? Do you think you’ll use it much? #
  • @iSundevil How are the speakers? I think I’d use headphones more often than the speakers, so as not to annoy my neighbors. :-) in reply to iSundevil #
  • @jkuramot That bugged me, too (Safari opening new windows instead of tabs), so I enabled “single window mode”: http://tinyurl.com/4bm5bg in reply to jkuramot #
  • @aaroneiche I’ve done a few of the projects in Make, but I WANT to do them all. It tickles the geeky parts of my brain something fierce. :-) in reply to aaroneiche #
  • @aaroneiche I’ve subscribed to Make from the beginning, happy to support what they stand for with my $$, even if I never made one project. in reply to aaroneiche #
  • @clint Really? I had the opposite problem (links that should be new tabs spawned new windows). Fixed by forcing single window mode. #Safari4 in reply to clint #
  • @clint But I see what you mean about windows that *should* be popups (like the forum reply on Ars) capturing. Any idea how to fix? #Safari4 in reply to clint #
  • @gregoryleff So far, Safari 4 has been VERY fast, and VERY stable. At least as fast as, and more stable than, Firefox 3.1 beta 2 IMHO. in reply to gregoryleff #
  • @tweetie @atebits nice to see Tweetie at the top of “What’s Hot” in the app store. Congrats – you deserve it! http://twitpic.com/1p3kb #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-02-25

  • @EricAppel Best package tracking app for iPhone, IMO, is Delivery Status Touch: http://tinyurl.com/4487ag Syncs with Mac Dashboard, too. in reply to EricAppel #
  • Trying out Safari 4 as my main browser for a while. Tabs at the very top are cool, going to take some getting used to. #
  • @mattg Yeah, there’s a plist hack to put the tabs back where they were before, but I’m going to roll with it for a few days. in reply to mattg #
  • Dangit. I keep clicking on my Bookmarks Bar in Safari 4, when I mean to click on a tab (now that they’ve moved to the very top). Relearn! #
  • @gregoryleff Yes, Safari 4 is a public beta. in reply to gregoryleff #
  • @ginatrapani Keyboard and battery life are the most important factors in a netbook, IMO. I recommend the Samsung NC10, Eee PC 1000HE or HA. in reply to ginatrapani #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-02-20

  • I dreamed that I forgot to go to Ignite Portland 5. Just spaced it out. In my dream, I was up to give a talk, too. Woke me up. *shiver* #
  • RT @timoreilly @brady First episode of the Ignite Show up on Radar (“best of” videos from Ignite events) http://bit.ly/zlc9P #
  • @ahockley Hack the format, man! :-) in reply to ahockley #
  • @Metroknow Even if every single ticketholder shows up (they won’t) we could still let in about 200 people. Come on down, you should be fine. in reply to Metroknow #
  • Make sure you’re following @igniteportland if you’re coming to #IP5. That’s going to be our main channel for info today (lines, stream, etc) #
  • RT @IgnitePortland: Clarification on General Admission line. We reserve 200 seats on a first-come basis. No physical tickets. Come early! #
  • At the Bagdad for Ignite Portland 5! Woo! :-) – Photo: http://bkite.com/04MII (from Bagdad Theatre & Pub) #
  • I’ll be doing most of my tweeting as @igniteportland tonight. If you’re interested, follow me there. If you’re not, you’ve been spared. :-) #
  • RT @igniteportland Here’s the URL for the live Ignite Portland 5 Mogulus video stream: http://bit.ly/ED8H6 Come join us! #ip5 in reply to IgnitePortland #
  • Ignite Portland 5 was stellar. I’m spent. Amazing. Speechless. Thank you to everyone who made it happen! :-) #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-02-19


Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-02-18

  • @ahockley Dude, ALL Ignite talks are improv, more or less. πŸ˜‰ in reply to ahockley #
  • Finished reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to Emma. Following published order, not chronological, and doing Prince Caspian next. #
  • @iSundevil I read to her on my Kindle, of course. Or as she used to call it, my “magic book”. :-) in reply to iSundevil #
  • @Durf I want to do the Peter/Edmund/Susan/Lucy books first, then branch off into Magician’s Nephew, Horse and His Boy, etc. in reply to Durf #
  • @buckmasterflash I’d like to read her Princess Carrina. Is it available on Kindle? I don’t read many dead trees these days. πŸ˜‰ in reply to buckmasterflash #
  • I love that my kids are growing up with text on screens and on paper, equally. Maybe they’ll skip the accompanying hangups about the media. #
  • @gregoryleff They’re 2 and 5, and I’m totally jealous of their perspective, and the advances they’re going to see in their lifetime. :-) in reply to gregoryleff #
  • Both of my kids have “Google” among their first words. Gabe (2) already knows how to swipe mom’s iPhone and try to watch trains on YouTube. #
  • @pjdavis I taught Gabe to say “Ferrari” by showing him fast car videos. YouTube on my phone is the new babysitter. :-) in reply to pjdavis #
  • @erikseligman Yeah, every time @rachelbancroft pulls out her iPhone, @gabebancroft yells “fast trains! fast trains!” :-) in reply to erikseligman #
  • @buckmasterflash Cool – I’ll check them out. As an author, what do you think of the Kindle and electronic publishing? in reply to buckmasterflash #