Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-09-30

  • @KevinDJones Cmd+Opt+R or Right-Click, Repost is the shortcut to retweet in Tweetie for Mac. Use it with care. πŸ™‚ in reply to KevinDJones #
  • @ravenme You guys are total rock stars, and I'm honored and humbled to know you, and count you as a friend. πŸ™‚ Rock on Small Society! πŸ™‚ in reply to ravenme #
  • RT @isntv: Live now: Parallel Programming Talk with Roderick Kennedy of Simul Software. Come watch/listen live! http://j.mp/isntv #
  • Heh. I asked @vark a question about iPhone car mounts. Got answers from @xolotl and @wajiii. Should have asked here on Twitter first. πŸ™‚ #
  • @victore Suggestion was proclipusa.com. I'm also looking at the Griffin TuneFlex AUX and Kensington Liquid AUX kits. Can't decide. in reply to victore #
  • Is it bad that I'm searching the App Store multiple times a day, hoping for a miraculous early release of @Tweetie 2? #
  • Strangest @vark question I've seen so far. Where *do* you go to buy human organs? :-/ http://twitpic.com/jmy18 #
  • @nerdliness Yeah, I don't think I want to know why Aardvark thought I'd know the answer to that one… :-O in reply to nerdliness #
  • @CAMURPHY We missed you on @isntv this morning, too, but it sounds like you were having fun. Smartboards are very cool (we have some here). in reply to CAMURPHY #
  • RT @Dropbox: OMG!!! THE DROPBOX IPHONE APP IS OUT!!! <3<3 http://blog.getdropbox.com (Go get it! πŸ™‚ #
  • The @dropbox iPhone app is great, does just what you'd expect it to do: lets you view files in your Dropbox (media, docs, etc.). #
  • RT @IgnitePortland: Don't forget that we rely on the kindness of sponsors to make the event amazing (hint, hint): http://bit.ly/1BMjJS #ip7 #
  • There's a new augmented reality app for the iPhone 3GS called NearestPlaces. I haven't tried it yet. Any good? #
  • @u2elan Wow. RobotVision is great! Best augmented reality I've tried yet. Nice job! Lemme play some more, and I'll give more feedback. in reply to u2elan #
  • If you didn't see my previous tweet and have an iPhone 3GS, you have got to try RobotVision, @u2elan's awesome AR app. Made in Portland! πŸ™‚ #
  • Strangely, the only part of the new CNN iPhone app that I find even remotely useful is the "myCNN" summary of local news and traffic. #

Playing Around with Google Wave on the iPhone

Got my invite tonight, and had my first real Google Wave, um… Wave? Conversation? Mind meld? What *will* we call these? Anyway, Frederic Lardinois and I were messing around with it on the desktop, then switched to trying out the mobile version on iPhones.

There’s a warning that your browser isn’t supported, but you can “try it at your own peril”. The mobile version renders fine. I could see Frederic typing in real time, exactly the same as the desktop browser (I held them side by side). And I could only see the Google Map after he was done with it (not in real time).

It has some quirks. Typing doesn’t appear instantly to other participants (and I had some trouble getting it to le me type at all at first). The popup menu to reply, edit, etc. appears way at the top of the page, so you have to scroll all the way up to it, then back down to where you were. You can definitely tell why they’re not officially supporting it yet, but the potential is obvious, and it’s clear that modern mobile browsers like Mobile Safari and Android’s version of Chrome were part of the plan from the beginning.

This isn’t meant to be any kind of formal review, just some impressions after my first 20 minutes playing with Wave. There’s *SO* much here I need to learn – robots, gadgets, plugins, keyboard shortcuts, etc. Bit I’m stoked to have such a rich, exciting new technology to to wrap my head around. πŸ™‚

Oh, and I don’t have the magical ability to grant you an invite to get in. Sorry! From what I understand, invites shoul be going out soon, so hang in there.

Posted via email by way of Josh Bancroft’s Posterous


Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-09-29

  • RT @IgnitePortland: Update your calendars – IP7 has MOVED to 11/19 (one week later). Don't miss it! http://j.mp/SE1zF #
  • Reading about the new features in @Tweetie 2.0 for iPhone, I absolutely cannot wait! Thanks, @atebits! Check it out: http://bit.ly/UtqkU #
  • @gregleff given the amount of work and love that went into @Tweetie 2, I think Loren should charge. It's only $3 – less than a meal. πŸ™‚ in reply to gregleff #
  • I think we too often feel entitled to free software and services. Developers deserve to make money from their work, just like everyone else. #
  • I may be biased, but I love @atebits' work. If you remember, I couldn't wait to give him my $15 for Tweetie for Mac. I'll do the same for 2. #
  • I'm jabancroft on the ping! iPhone app, if anyone wants to help me test it out. #
  • @PDXPean ping! is a direct iPhone-to-iPhone messaging system, like BlackBerry Messenger. in reply to PDXPean #
  • @canine dude, I got like three pings from you. Did you get my reply? πŸ™‚ in reply to canine #
  • Thanks all who helped me test ping. It works fine, but it's way too noisy/intrusive at scale (lots of convos). πŸ™‚ Great for 1 on 1, though. #
  • That is, each individual conversation in ping was great. But 4 or 5 at once was chaos. πŸ™‚ #
  • SimpleNote or WriteRoom on iPhone? SimpleNote is blazing fast and pure. WriteRoom has TextExpander support. What say you? (I have both.) #
  • I think SimpleNote's speed, speed and smoothness (not UI, but how you add/find/sync notes) give it an edge. TextExpander support would rock. #
  • The iPhone apps i'm hearing the most buzz about tonight are Tweetie 2, CNN's new live app, and the EyeTV app that let's you watch live TV. #
  • Here's the link for the Elgato EyeTV app: http://itunes.com/app/EyeTV If you have EyeTV for Mac, you can watch live and recorded TV. #
  • @krynsky I use Posterous to post photos to all those destinations (email or PicPosterous iPhone app). PixelPipe is also awesome for that. in reply to krynsky #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-09-26

  • I just discovered that as of (I think) iPhone 3.1, you can sync *both* an over-the-air Exchange account (like Google) *and* iCal via USB #
  • @1tonyjones You'll need to sync a carrier update file from iTunes to enable MMS. You'll see a camera icon in Messages when you have it. in reply to 1tonyjones #
  • @1tonyjones @verso iTunes *should* say "you have a new carrier update to install". It's not out yet, AFAIK. It's a tiny file, only a few KB. #
  • Got the iPhone MMS carrier update file, but not seeing the camera icon in Messages. Guess I need to reboot the phone. #
  • Just send my first iPhone MMS. A picture to @rachelbancroft. πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @IDF: IDF09 is done, but it's not too late to view the recap: Keynotes, Photos, Press kits, blogs… and more all at http://bit.ly/sabaD #
  • Sending an image (3MP from the iPhone 3GS camera) over MMS takes forever. Is it using 3G, or some slower part of the network (MMS is older)? #
  • Nice: MMS previews the photo you received (and yes, my iPhone wallpaper is the Failwhale): http://twitpic.com/j4klr #
  • @turoczy You don't have to wait for the "you got MMS" text from AT&T. MMS works as soon as you sync, install the carrier update, and reboot. in reply to turoczy #
  • @wagnong I cannot be held responsible for finger smudges on your screen after viewing my images. πŸ˜‰ in reply to wagnong #
  • Anyone else having Verizon Fios issues in the Portland area? PPPoE is connected, everything looks OK, but I can't get anywhere on the web. #
  • RT @shanselman: Hm…Verizon FIOS is down or sick in Oregon…time to punch out. Bye. (guess that explains it! πŸ™ ) #
  • Date night! πŸ™‚ (@ Red Robin – Cascade Station in Portland) http://bit.ly/QFRc3 #
  • Did you know that Ikea sells a 10-pack of AA batteries for $1.99? And they're bright yellow? #awesome πŸ™‚ #
  • @TiEsQue Yes I have. Perhaps yellow is the new orange? πŸ™‚ in reply to TiEsQue #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-09-25

  • Turning off the battery percentage display on my iPhone. It's too easy to pay too much attention to it. πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @IntelNick: RT @IDF: not @IDF? , Good news Justin Rattner's Keynote is being LIVE CASTED at http://bit.ly/idfjulive WATCH NOW! #
  • I think I just wet myself a little. This LivePack would make my TV life SO much easier: http://bit.ly/2VDpS (beware video autostart on page) #
  • Installing Moblin 2.0 final on an Eee PC 1000H. http://bit.ly/Iepau #
  • @rizzn @marshallk is doing the best Augmented Reality coverage on the web right now over on @rww. I'd start with him. in reply to rizzn #
  • @rizzn I've seen "dedicated" AR blogs (and subscribed), but they're not very good yet. Field is nascent. @marshallk's ahead of everyone. in reply to rizzn #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-09-24

  • @DivaDanese So glad you got to experience a @Whiffies fried pie while you are in town! The food cart scene in Portland is amazing. #cartopia in reply to DivaDanese #
  • @verso iTunes 9.0.1 is out. It restores the green maximize button to "switch between regular and mini mode", so no more Cmd+Shift+M for you! #
  • RT @chrispirillo: New version of Picasa has photo face recognition, Google maps integration: http://picasa.google.com/mac/ [FREE!] #
  • @turoczy It's either dust from Sydney, or smoke from the fires in SW Oregon: http://bit.ly/dJ5ig in reply to turoczy #
  • I'm liveblogging Renee James' (Intel VP and head of the software group) #IDF09 keynote here: http://bit.ly/3rA2Gx #
  • RT @billpearson: Dell MIni10b will be available with Moblin starting tomorrow at dell.com #IDF09 "Blindingly fast suspend and resume" WANT! #
  • My liveblog post of Renee James' IDF keynote, with lots of links: http://bit.ly/3rA2Gx I'll update it tomorrow when the video is available. #
  • iPhone Gmail push battery update: unplugged this AM at 100%, 5 hours later, with normal usage, my battery is at 84%. I can live with that. #
  • Already seeing ads in feeds for the Intel Atom Developer Program. BoingBoingGadgets – one of my faves! πŸ™‚ http://twitpic.com/iv4hs #
  • Got my first DM spam from someone who was careless with their password, and got phished. The question is embarrass them publicly, or no? πŸ™‚ #
  • @turoczy I know. I'm surprised I haven't gotten more of the spam DMs. I take it as a sign that I have impeccable taste in who I follow. πŸ˜‰ in reply to turoczy #
  • @Metroknow No no no. I'm *winning* the internets, because all (but one) of the people I follow are smart enough to not be phished. πŸ™‚ in reply to Metroknow #
  • I won't be publicly embarrassing anyone who got phished, and gave up their password, but I did send a somewhat stern DM. πŸ™‚ #
  • Someone's been taking private calls in the hall in front of my desk for days. He doesn't know those big windows amplify them dramatically. #
  • @LeStew Well, the person is a local TV "celebrity", and kind of a Twitter n00b, so I didn't want to be rude, but rather, helpful. πŸ™‚ in reply to LeStew #
  • RT @IgnitePortland: Don't forget to submit your burning ideas for an #ip7 talk before 10/4! http://bit.ly/8qKOv #
  • Playing with Google Reader sync in NetNewsWire 2.0 for iPhone. Nice and fast. Anyone know how to hide Starred items from my feed list? #
  • NetNewsWire for iPhone 2.0 question: can I tell it only to sync certain Google Reader folders? It's too dang slow gobbling everything. #
  • Bedtime Reading http://post.ly/65Ah #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-09-23

  • RT @isntv: Good morning fans! Our show hosts are busy at #IDF09, so no live episodes today. But stay tuned this week for news from IDF! #
  • Excited to check out Chase Jarvis's "Best Camera" iPhone app/book/community. Sounds like it might replace a bunch of stuff in my toolkit. #
  • #IDF09 keynotes are starting. My boss, @billpearson, is there and livetweeting. Our team has a vested interest in one of the announcements. #
  • Also livetweeting the IDF keynote are @amybarton, @ajaymungara, and our group account, @intelsoftware. #
  • Here's a Twitter search I'm using to follow the IDF keynote news in real time: http://j.mp/WGl09 #
  • Here's a post I put up on Intel Software Network where I'll be collecting the good stuff from IDF liveblogging/tweeting: http://j.mp/OrsjE #
  • @IntelNick @billpearson The IDF Press Room will only have keynotes 24 hours after they're presented. Sadly, not live. http://bit.ly/2Y2Q74 #
  • Looks like Steve @chippy Paine is doing some liveblogging (with photos) from the IDF keynotes: http://j.mp/qfo0v #IDF09 #
  • The secret project our team has been working on for months breaks cover: the Intel Atom Developer Program. http://appdeveloper.intel.com #
  • I keep standing up and wanting to celebrate the appdeveloper.intel.com announcement with everyone, but they're all in San Francisco! πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @chippy @MIDMoves: New post: Moblin 2.1 for Handhelds. Demo video #idf09 (http://cli.gs/QyHJ6) #
  • RT @IntelSoftware: Press release on Intel Atom Developer Program: http://j.mp/iadppr Note MS Silverlight, Adobe AIR, Acer, Asus, and Dell. #
  • RT @IntelSoftware: See Intel Atom Developer Program Videos at: http://bit.ly/takefive. YouTube: http://bit.ly/AtomAppVids #dev4atom #idf09 #
  • In other news this morning, Google added Push Gmail to Google Sync for iPhone and other devices. Playing with it now. http://bit.ly/OUuRq #
  • Push mail with Google Sync works on my iPhone, but it feels slower than IMAP. Maybe it's just the initial sync. Or maybe they're hammered. #
  • With Gmail push configured on my iPhone, I can see my list of folders/labels as Mailboxes, but can't see the contents of any of them. #
  • Gmail push iPhone battery test fencepost: at 12:04PM, battery is at 87%. #
  • Hey, send me some email to help me test iPhone Gmail push. Make it interesting, like your favorite iPhone app. πŸ™‚ jabancroft@gmail.com #
  • I hope Gmail push over Google Sync gets faster soon. I'm not able to actually download the content of my messages. Times out. #feh #
  • iPhone Gmail battery push fencepost: at 1PM, battery is at 77% (down from 87% at 12PM, but I've been doing other stuff with it, too). #
  • iPhone Gmail battery push fencepost: A little after 2PM, 62% (was 77% at 1PM, 87% at 12PM when I started) #
  • Google acknowledges that sync/push is overloaded and running slowly (like we suspected). They're working on it. http://bit.ly/3Z49lo #
  • @SarahCofer lots of free Kindle books on the Bestseller list: http://bit.ly/2bFyc3 TONS more here: http://bit.ly/lPOt6 Hard to sift, though. in reply to SarahCofer #
  • @SarahCofer Try browsing a genre you're interested on the Kindle store (desktop browser), then sort by Price: Low to High or Bestselling. in reply to SarahCofer #
  • iPhone Gmail battery push fencepost: A little after 3PM, 56% remaining (was 62% at 2PM, 77% at 1PM, 87% at 12PM when I started) #
  • RT @IntelSoftware: Follow the Intel Atom Developer Program on Twitter: @develop4atom #idf09 #dev4atom #
  • iPhone Gmail battery push fencepost: A little after 4PM, 44% remaining (was 56% at 3PM, 62% at 2PM, 77% at 1PM, 87% at 12PM when I started) #
  • At 4:19PM, 4+ hours after I started my Gmail push battery experiment at 87%, I'm at %39, and I give up. I'm charging now to last the day. #
  • @kentgiard In all fairness, I can't say that push Gmail drains my battery *that* much faster. I use the heck out of my iPhone anyway. πŸ™‚ in reply to kentgiard #
  • @kentgiard I need a couple days of normal usage, with the servers working well, to really get a feel one way or another. in reply to kentgiard #
  • Gmail push seems to be working a bit better tonight. Viewing folders sorta works now. #
  • Was there an earthquake in NW Oregon? Our hanging pots and pans were swaying… #
  • Of course, that sent me off looking for earthquake apps. iFeltThat looks nice. And the Seismometer app would be plain fun to play with. πŸ™‚ #
  • @jezlyn See http://bit.ly/KLi7I and http://thebestcamera.com for more on the app, book, and community. #