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. πŸ™‚ I’ve been a huge Blip.tv fan for years. Keep up the good work, and say Hi to Mike for me! πŸ™‚ in reply to tomreynolds #
  • New issue of Make Magazine arrived last night – all about steampunk and “lost knowledge”. Mmm, brain candy! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ – 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. πŸ™‚ #
  • 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! πŸ™‚ #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-02-19

  • @joeljohnson Are you seriously moving to Oregon? I don’t know if we’re ready for your particular brand of awesomeness. πŸ™‚ in reply to joeljohnson #
  • @joeljohnson Sweet! I live in Portland, but my inlaws live in Eugene. I’d definitely come to a reader meetup. You’ll love it here. πŸ™‚ in reply to joeljohnson #
  • RT @IgnitePortland: Can’t make it to #ip5? We can give your ticket the waiting list. Click “Request help” w/ your info http://bit.ly/R1nY2 #
  • RT @IgnitePortland Everything you need to know to enjoy the heck out of #IP5 (including the afterparty!) http://bit.ly/ip5tips #
  • @PDXsays Not sure how long the #ip5 waitlist is, but we encourage people to free up their tickets if they’re not going to come. in reply to PDXsays #
  • @AlanCayce The free “reserve a seat” tickets are gone, but we saved a bunch of seats for General Admission: http://bit.ly/ip5tips in reply to AlanCayce #
  • Hulu is asking @boxee to remove Hulu streaming, and they’re going to do it. WTH? Hulu is going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory… #
  • @boxee’s post on the Hulu removal issue: http://tinyurl.com/ahme76 and Hulu’s side of the story: http://tinyurl.com/2gy24g This sucks… πŸ™ #
  • @bikehugger I’d imagine they can measure views from Boxee just like views from a browser. If they can block Boxee, they can detect it… in reply to bikehugger #
  • Just found out something about @drnormal that I never suspected… πŸ™‚ #
  • @bikehugger So it comes down to the distinction between a “TV” and a “monitor”? What’s the line between the two? Size? It’s silly. *grumble* in reply to bikehugger #
  • Free blog post idea: write a post about the “building backlash against Hulu for their decision to cut off Boxee”. You’re welcome. πŸ™‚ #
  • Understudy looks to be a way to watch Hulu (and other) streams via Front Row on Mac OS X: http://tinyurl.com/bp7oan Might be a stopgap. #
  • @jaspitzer31 Right now the @igniteportland lines are short, because it doesn’t start until tomorrow. πŸ˜‰ Follow @igniteportland for updates. in reply to jaspitzer31 #
  • I’m so behind on so many things. If I owe you something, I haven’t forgotten you, just a little behind. #

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”. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ in reply to pjdavis #
  • @erikseligman Yeah, every time @rachelbancroft pulls out her iPhone, @gabebancroft yells “fast trains! fast trains!” πŸ™‚ 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 #