Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-10-15

  • @Toadster Yes. Yes I do need a Nehalem-based Mac Pro. Got one laying around? πŸ˜‰ in reply to Toadster #
  • Song stuck in my head: "Single Ladies". At least it's the @Pomplamoose version, and not the BeyoncΓ© version. πŸ™‚ #
  • You *do* know @Pomplamoose, right? Youtube them. They're fun and adorable, and their "Videosong" format is *amazing*. http://bit.ly/182W7C #
  • http://bestc.am/pX3S @Jerry_Makare washed his earbuds 3 times, and they still work! πŸ™‚ #
  • @chartier Curse the power of recommendations from friends. You just made me buy an app (Awards) that I didn't know I needed. πŸ™‚ in reply to chartier #
  • @AndruEdwards Make sure you go into TextExpander and enable "Share Snippets". @macgenie helped me get it working in Tweetie. She can help! in reply to AndruEdwards #
  • I never thought I'd say this, but I think more of my friends' commenting and activity is on Facebook now than on FriendFeed. Whoa. #
  • Layar augmented reality browser for iPhone is out. Downloading now. Been waiting a long time for this one… http://tinyurl.com/yf2qujb #
  • Layar Augmented Reality App Out For iPhone, and it's Free. And Awesome. http://post.ly/8aAf #
  • If you didn't already see, I've got screenshots and first impressions of Layar for iPhone here: http://bit.ly/3YucYU #
  • @yuetsu Yes, Layar (and all other augmented reality apps) only works with the iPhone 3GS. This is because it requires the compass. in reply to yuetsu #
  • @yuetsu @xolotl that's because @hidentweet doesn't need to know what direction you're facing. πŸ™‚ in reply to yuetsu #
  • RT @Ross: It's Augmented Reality day. UrbanSpoon for iPhone 3GS adds "Scope" AR mode: http://su.pr/17WUqm #
  • As can be expected, the new augmented reality "Scope" feature in UrbanSpoon for iPhone has awesome sound effects. πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @isntv: Big milestones: we've served up over 250,000 viewer minutes to over 10,000 unique viewers since our launch in June 2009. Woo! πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @rachelbancroft: At parent teacher conference. Can't wait to talk about what an angel child Emma is at school… πŸ˜‰ #
  • I just ousted @mattsingley as the mayor of Dairy Queen – Farmington on @foursquare! http://bit.ly/FH10E #

Layar Augmented Reality App Out For iPhone, and it’s Free. And Awesome.

I’ve been waiting for the Layar augmented reality browser (iTunes link) for a long time, ever since I read about it on other platforms (like Android), and saw it demoed at Gnomedex 9 (thanks Beth Goza! πŸ™‚ ) Note that Layar (and other augmented reality apps) only works with the iPhone 3GS, and not earlier models, because it requires the compass in the 3GS to know which direction it’s pointing.

The coolest thing I’ve seen in Layar in my first few minutes of playing with it is the number of data layers you can overlay on your reality – Wikipedia, Panoramio, Flickr, Brightkite (which returned no data for me) and a whole lot more.

I’ll need more time to play with it, but so far, Layar is the augmented reality iPhone app to beat. And best if all, it’s free.

Posted via email by way of Josh Bancroft’s Posterous


Is that Wikipedia in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

OpenMoko offline reader puts Wikipedia in your pocket – Ars Technica

Back in the day, I loaded the entire text contents of Wikipedia (which at the time could fit in a 1GB SQL dump file on an SD card) into HanDBase on my old iPAQ Pocket PC, just so I could walk around and say that I had the entire contents of Wikipedia in my pocket. That pickup line didn’t work then, and I doubt it will work now.

Today, I already have one of these. It’s called my iPhone. If I’m somewhere I don’t have connectivity, I have bigger problems than not being able to get to Wikipedia. I need connectivity like I need air! πŸ™‚

Posted via email by way of Josh Bancroft’s Posterous


Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-10-14

  • In case you ever need to know, black gaffer's tape is the perfect repair medium for a Moleskine notebook: http://twitpic.com/leaq6 #
  • OH: "It's a twitching nearly-dead cat on the front porch kind of a day." #
  • I need a haircut: http://twitpic.com/lf9q3 #
  • Man, the Final Cut Studio 7 upgrade takes *forever*. #
  • @Toadster I don't know. If you give me a Core i7 Mac, I'll test it for you. πŸ˜‰ in reply to Toadster #
  • OH at the dinner table: "Don't be a dork – use your fork." πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @gabebancroft: Wow. Dad is pretty easily impressed by me reading a few words while I sit on the potty chair. How can I spin this? πŸ˜‰ #
  • @funkatron That's why they invented Personal Electronic Devices, amirite? πŸ˜‰ in reply to funkatron #
  • Up way too late playing Rock Band with @rachelbancroft. πŸ™‚ ?? #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-10-03

  • ZOMG the push notification sound for the updated BNO @BreakingNews iPhone app just scared the crap out of me. Sounded like a band sneezed. #
  • Quem quer ir comigo aos jogos Olymipcos em Rio em 2016? (Estou brincando – queria ir, mas nao tenho dinero sufficiente πŸ™‚ #
  • Get ready to hear news personnel everywhere mangle and mispronounce Portuguese on an epic scale. πŸ™‚ The carioca accent of Rio is tough! #
  • @morganpdx Yup. I lived in Brasil (ParanΓ‘, in the south, in and around Curitiba) for about two years. πŸ™‚ in reply to morganpdx #
  • @morganpdx Com certeza! AtΓ© almoΓ§o! πŸ™‚ in reply to morganpdx #
  • Wha? Mac OS X VNC/screensharing doesn't share the paste buffer? You can't copy/paste without "get/send buffer"? Lame. #
  • Another iPhone augmented reality app is out – Cyclopedia (see Wikipedia info). Downloading now. Also, I heard Layar was submitted. Whee! πŸ™‚ #
  • Cyclopedia's good so far. Lots of results (I need to adjust the filters). Smooth. Love the UI: http://twitpic.com/jzb7h #
  • I saw a tweet mentioning an XKCD iPhone app. So I searched the store, and there are no fewer than *seven* of them. So, which is the best? #
  • @hatsharpener Awesome idea. I'd *love* some kind of head/glasses mounted display accessory that could talk to my iPhone. Make it so! πŸ™‚ in reply to hatsharpener #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-10-02

  • Let me be the first to say it, and admit it will probably never happen: Google Wave would make an *awesome* iPhone app. Maps, photos, video. #
  • Tweeting from Google Wave using Tweety the Twitbot: http://bit.ly/OC1qr #
  • For all those asking, I'm sorry, but I don't have any more Google Wave nominations left to share. I'll tweet if I hear of any! #
  • *sigh* I changed my Twitter password last night. I've been locked out of my account twice since, and the pw keeps reverting to the old one. #
  • Glad to see that the Google Wave "nominations" I sent last night are starting to arrive. Took less than 24 hours, it seems. #
  • OH: "How do they really *know* what the center of the earth is made of? I mean for all we know, it's like one of those potato cheese bites." #
  • I have two Twitter passwords right now. Changed it last night but it keeps randomly reverting back. I never know which one will work. #fixit #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-10-01

  • RT @tweetie: A fantastic detailed look at Tweetie 2: http://bit.ly/3FTpSo (via @smokingapples) #
  • I feel a feed purge/unsubscribe session coming on today. Time to clean up a little. #
  • RT @KathySierra: Brain is a massive spam filter. YOU think, "I need to learn this". BRAIN thinks, "Just not feelin' it….must be spam" #
  • RT @mattcutts: Did you know you could do OCR with Google Docs? http://bit.ly/Ch593 Turn an image into a doc you can edit. Nice! #
  • I wish I could figure out how to make Google Docs do OCR of images uploaded via email. I want to email a pic from my iPhone for OCR! #
  • @timelliott I do use Evernote (and JotNot on the iPhone) for OCR, but it only indexes, and doesn't give editable text. Google Docs does. in reply to timelliott #
  • @aaroneiche Someone already built a form to upload/OCR to GDocs: http://bit.ly/dVgwe I wish I could pass "ocr=true" when emailing to GDocs. in reply to aaroneiche #
  • RT @Mona: Tweetie 2 Pricing Controversy – An Interview with Tweetie's Creator: http://bit.ly/KqMJp RT @JustiPhoneBlog #
  • Looks like groups are coming to Twitter, officially (I know that's not exactly what they're saying, but it would work): http://bit.ly/N3oV1 #
  • I hope that @Tweetie 2 will (eventually) support the new Twitter groups. I know @atebits isn't a fan of the "groups" concept, but still. πŸ™‚ #
  • @jrnoded Right. They're "lists", not "groups" per se, but if they do it right, it would be easy to make it work like groups. We'll see. in reply to jrnoded #
  • @tweetie Yay! I've been doing it your way – different acct for "groups" I follow (read only). But centralized lists will be so nice! Thanks! in reply to tweetie #
  • I can has Google Wave? Yes I can! πŸ™‚ #
  • Google Wave warns that Safari on the iPhone isn't supported but you can proceed, and it appears to work: http://twitpic.com/jstq9 #
  • Having my first real Google Wave, um, wave? Conversation? Mind meld? with @fredericl. iPhone version mostly works,… http://ff.im/91wTX #
  • Playing Around with Google Wave on the iPhone http://post.ly/6tRF #