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Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-03-12

  • Hey bloggers: In stats, do you care more about unique visitors, or visits, or pageviews, or something else? Why? #
  • Small world – I’m in an Intel meeting, and met @diancrawford. Nice to meet you, DIan! :-) #
  • Thanks to all for the great feedback on what site metrics you care about. Boils down to “how good is my stuff, and how many are reading?” #
  • Wait, what? There’s a new iPod Shuffle? Now it talks to you. Controls moved to the earbud cord (boo!). $79 for 4GB isn’t bad, though. #
  • @bmw It’s $79 for the 4GB shuffle, and $79 for the Apple earbuds with the controls. The pack in hard plastic ones KILL my ears, can’t use em in reply to bmw #
  • Seriously, though, the lack of ability to use non-Apple earbuds (or a 3rd party adapter with controls) on the Shuffle is a real bummer. :-( #
  • This $9 adapter from Fastmac has inline play controls that work with the iPhone. I assume it works on the new Shuffle: http://bit.ly/16v07c #
  • I have that Fastmac adapter, and use it with my iPhone. It’s great for keeping the inline controls/mic, but using any headphones you want. #
  • @verso The Radio Remote has that little extra connector, right (my old one did)? I don’t think that will work with newer iPods. in reply to verso #
  • Now that I think about it, I don’t think that Fastmac adapter will cut it for inline controls. It only has the clicker, not up/down. Alas… #
  • @verso I think the new iPhone headphones would work, but my problem is that the don’t fit my ears, hurt, and fall out, so I can’t use them. in reply to verso #
  • RT @chadmor Pretty sure you can do a little hip shake to change songs on the new shuffle. Motion sensors in everything (THAT would be cool!! #
  • I love these little Sony MDR-EX51 earbuds: http://bit.ly/bwezE COMFORTABLE, sound great, cheap enough (~$15) as to be basically disposable. #
  • Like I needed another electronic source of distraction… :-) #
  • Dear Twitter: What’s the best way to get something from Google Reader into Delicious? Tried a few Greasemonkey scripts, no worky. Help? #
  • @dougcoleman That script (and the 4 others I’ve tried) aren’t working for me. I’m in Safari 4 beta (Mac) using GreaseKit, to complicate. :-) in reply to dougcoleman #
  • @mattbeck Did your WiMAX router/dongle get upgraded, or the tower you’re connecting to? That’s an impressive speed bump, nice to hear. in reply to mattbeck #
  • Just got followed by @notatsxsw. Which is true. I’m not. :-) #
  • Google Reader just became a little more like FriendFeed, now you can comment on Friends’ Shared Items: http://bit.ly/10FzpA #
  • If you’re not my “friend” in Google Reader, I’m jabancroft@gmail.com if you want to add me. I find a lot of really good stuff there. #
  • Crap. I loaned my Kindle’s mini USB cable to someone who needed it “just for a few minutes!”, and now I can’t remember who. Was it you? #
  • @aaroneiche Thanks. I’ve actually got a ton of them (yay for mini USB being a de facto standard!). Just mifffed they didn’t bring it back :) in reply to aaroneiche #
  • Today’s discovery: it’s shocking how similar the rules and tips for building relationships on the web are to those for dating. :-O #
  • Woo hoo! Three new people are now sharing their Google Reader items with me! Thanks @blogan, @samgrover, and @jenfloyd08! :-) #
  • Oops. I accidentally exceeded the socially acceptable number of exclamation points per tweet in my last one. Sorry. Won’t happen again. #
  • @blogan @samgrover Uh, I thought I was sharing with you. I’ll double check when I get to a computer. You’re right. This is convoluted. in reply to blogan #
  • If you can’t see my Google Reader shared items it’s because you’re not in my contacts. Email me (jabancroft@gmail.com) and I’ll rectify. :-) #
  • I recently gutted my Gmail contacts to set up OTA sync with my iPhone, so that’s why a lot of you are missing. Sorry! :-( #
  • GrandCentral relaunching as Google Voice. Gaining text msging and vmail transcription. Will remain free. AWESOME. http://bit.ly/eMoJL #
  • I have used my GrandCentral number as my main/cell number for years. It’s the one posted on my blog. I LOVE the service. Truly lifechanging. #
  • Can’t wait to get the new Google Voice. So glad they relaunched it instead of killing it after buying GrandCentral. #
  • RT @spin: Anyone wants an invite to the new Google Voice, follow @googlevoice and DM them… so a little bird tells me, anyway #
  • Have I told you all how much I love and appreciate you? #seriously I do. You rock. :-) #
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