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Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-06-20

  • Headed out bright and early to pick up my iPhone 3G S preorder at the AT&T store. Forgive me, but I’m going to tweet a lot of iPhone today. #
  • Surprised that I’m the first person at the Hillsboro AT&T store, at 5:15AM. The parking lot is EMPTY. Huh. #
  • This AT&T store is not doing a separate line for pre-orders, but a combined line: http://twitpic.com/7slcp #
  • Funny that they have a giant ad for the Samsung Eternity as beginning of the iPhone line: http://twitpic.com/7slhn #
  • It’s 5:30, and I’m still the only person on line at the Hillsboro AT&T store. Starting to feel (extra) nerdy and lonely and self-conscious. #
  • @gwynnebaer (Matt) is here now, so I don’t feel so lonely anymore. We’re still the only two in line. At least the company is good! :-) #
  • @k1mb3rly Nice to meet you! :-) in reply to k1mb3rly #
  • @1tonyjones it is raining, but the strip mall we’re at, the storefront is covered. We’re good! :-) in reply to 1tonyjones #
  • It’s 6:15am, and there are now 6 people in line at the Hillsboro AT&T store. #
  • @palmsolo Oh, man. That sucks. Sorry to hear it. :-( in reply to palmsolo #
  • It’s almost time! Going to put my chair away. #
  • Whee! First tweet from my new iPhone 3G S. Video is AMAZING! :-) #
  • My first iPhone 3G S video is already on YouTube, but I can’t get a direct link. Try http://YouTube.com/jabancroft #
  • Huh. That video I shot on my iPhone? YouTube can’t play it on my iPhone: http://twitpic.com/7sulx #
  • YouTube link for my first iPhone 3G S test video: http://bit.ly/H1OtD #
  • @davechen @ravenme Understandable. I just thought that since it’s likely already uploading an H.264/Quicktime/MPEG-4 it could just play it. #
  • Home now, restoring my new iPhone from my backup, and doing the same for @rachelbancroft. SIM swap was a piece of cake – did it in store. #
  • @BMW I’ve been REALLY impressed with the video quality of the 3G S so far. I don’t think I’ll carry a Flip anymore. No need. in reply to BMW #
  • @KevinDJones That’s because I shot in portrait orientation. You can get a normal aspect ratio in landscape. Video is 640×480 (or 480×640). in reply to KevinDJones #
  • RT @hangry: iPhone Photo Tip: Email a FULL RESOLUTION photo if you copy and paste it into a new email instead of using “Send in Email”. #
  • Just decided I’ve got WAY too many unwatched video podcasts in iTunes. Gotta dump em. This restore is taking AGES. :-) #impatient #
  • Holy crap the 3G S is fast. JavaScript-y stuff in Safari, like Gmail or Reader, is startlingly quick. Wow. #
  • When you email a video from the 3G S, it gets compressed to 480×360, about 800Kbps. Original/native video file is 640×480, about 3.5Mbps. #
  • Here’s another 3G S test video, shot in landscape: http://bit.ly/EJWHj I say unless you have a reason to do portrait, this is the way to go. #
  • @crunchysue I had both, actually. My wife was using a first gen, and I had a 3G. Now we have all three – a whole family of iPhones! :-) in reply to crunchysue #
  • @psteinb Sorry! I’m working remote today (got a downtown meeting at lunch). You’re like the 5th Intel person to ask if they could see it. :) in reply to psteinb #
  • I just can’t get over how much faster the 3G S is compared to the 3G. Safari is so fast it’s a little disorienting. :-) #
  • Peggle loads so fast on the 3G S that the intro music doesn’t even get halfway through. :-) #
  • @BrianEnigma Calculator loads a hair quicker on the 3G S. Maybe 300 milliseconds. in reply to BrianEnigma #
  • Side by side, Peggle on a 3G S makes it all the way to “Touch to Play” before the intro music *even starts playing* on a 3G. Wow. #
  • Man, all of a sudden it’s raining *hard* in downtown Portland. #pdxtst #
  • Know what’s weird? From downtown out to Hillsboro, it poured. On TV Hwy, it’s raining. My house, .5 mi south? The ground is dry. :-) #
  • Looking at the animated radar maps, this big storm missed my house completely by less than .5 miles. Lucky me with my leaky roof. :-) #
  • @SuperSpiker Sure. You can get animated radar maps at http://i.wund.com, and the WeatherBug Elite app has them, too. in reply to SuperSpiker #
  • @AndruEdwards I activated my wife’s “upgrade” first, then just swapped SIMs. Took less than a minute (restoring each took much longer). in reply to AndruEdwards #
  • I am totally bummed that I missed out on the #osbridge fun this week, especially the #squareup later with @wilw! I’m a bad nerd. :-) #
  • OK, *now* we’ve got the downpour in Aloha. #pdxtst #
  • Portland, if this rain in Aloha is any indication, you’ve got another soaking on the way. Prepare yourselves. #pdxtst #
  • Something else that’s *way* faster on the 3G S: App installs. Dang. #
  • @jezlyn Yes, you can swap active SIMs between iPhones. I did it this morning. Voice/data work instantly. in reply to jezlyn #
  • @scaleovenstove Video on the 3G S is superb. Really good quality. See http://friendfeed.com/jabancroft for some samples from this morning. in reply to scaleovenstove #
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