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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-02-18

  • @ejacqui Right click song, Start Genius. Does what you want. Disable the "Genius Sidebar" on the right – it only exists to sell you songs. in reply to ejacqui #
  • @ejacqui Oh, wait. Invert what I just said. The Genius Sidebar is exactly what you want (recommend Genius songs to buy). Sorry! πŸ™‚ in reply to ejacqui #
  • OK, my mind was just blown. There's another "Josh Bancroft" using Google Buzz. Picked him up in my ego searches. Weird… πŸ™‚ #
  • @ejacqui Ah. I've never actually used Genius Sidebar (disabled it straight away). Didn't know it can't make a playlist. Yes, that sucks. πŸ™‚ in reply to ejacqui #
  • 1Password and iPad, Part 1 http://j.mp/bCMucn Gorgeous. Can't wait. #
  • Is there an easy way to un-star everything in my Starred Items in Google Reader? I want to start over. Don't want hundreds of clicks. πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @intelmedia: Intel announces GDC Fan Challenge. Use Twitter, 4sq, or FB to win prizes w Intel during GDC http://bit.ly/bi9GVY (yay swag!) #
  • @skinny For laptop stickers, @stickergiant is the only way to go. They're amazing. in reply to skinny #
  • Elbow deep in the guts of our broken dryer. Where's the augmented reality/memory implant to help me know what I'm doing? #wheresmyflyingcar #
  • @aaroneiche I only wish we had a fryer. But I die of clogged arteries within a month if we did. πŸ˜‰ in reply to aaroneiche #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-02-17

  • iPhone app of the week – Meebo. It's free, multi-platform IM, stays logged in, uses push notifications, and works flawlessly. Get it. Now. #
  • Meebo is a great example of why we don't *need* 3rd party apps running in the background. Why burn battery and CPU when you don't have to? #
  • @kentgiard I'm jabancroft everywhere. I don't IM all that much, but when I do, it's on GTalk. in reply to kentgiard #
  • It's easy to get Facebook Chat on your iPhone. 1) add Facebook to your Meebo account. 2) install the free Meebo iPhone app. 3) ??? 4) Profit #
  • @sirtwist Oh, you're right. The Facebook iPhone does chat. Shows how much I actually use it. πŸ˜‰ in reply to sirtwist #
  • Do you use iStumbler (wifi tool for Mac OS X)? Release 99 is available (first major release in 3yrs): http://bit.ly/9zvdrL #
  • RT @geekygirldawn: Bring Non-Perishable Food to @IgnitePortland for 30 Hour Day http://bit.ly/boyOy9 #ip8 #
  • Another great new iPhone app: Popcap's Plants vs Zombies. Pretty much anything Popcap makes is gold. PvZ is no exception. #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-02-17

  • iPhone app of the week – Meebo. It's free, multi-platform IM, stays logged in, uses push notifications, and works flawlessly. Get it. Now. #
  • Meebo is a great example of why we don't *need* 3rd party apps running in the background. Why burn battery and CPU when you don't have to? #
  • @kentgiard I'm jabancroft everywhere. I don't IM all that much, but when I do, it's on GTalk. in reply to kentgiard #
  • It's easy to get Facebook Chat on your iPhone. 1) add Facebook to your Meebo account. 2) install the free Meebo iPhone app. 3) ??? 4) Profit #
  • @sirtwist Oh, you're right. The Facebook iPhone does chat. Shows how much I actually use it. πŸ˜‰ in reply to sirtwist #
  • Do you use iStumbler (wifi tool for Mac OS X)? Release 99 is available (first major release in 3yrs): http://bit.ly/9zvdrL #
  • RT @geekygirldawn: Bring Non-Perishable Food to @IgnitePortland for 30 Hour Day http://bit.ly/boyOy9 #ip8 #
  • Another great new iPhone app: Popcap's Plants vs Zombies. Pretty much anything Popcap makes is gold. PvZ is no exception. #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-02-13

  • @shadowbottle I've been an Aardvark fan and user for a while now. I love answering questions! Gotten some great answers to mine, too. in reply to shadowbottle #
  • Ignite Portland 8 Planning (@ E-San Thai Cuisine) http://4sq.com/6tSDuc #
  • It seems that Words With Friends on iPhone will resign you from a game if you're inactive for a long time. Sorry! I'll restart those games. #
  • Watching the original Inspector Gadget via Netflix with the kids. I totally don't remember him having a Tom Selleck moustache… #
  • I knew it! In episode 2, no 'stache. I guess Inspector Gadget only had Tom Selleck envy in the pilot episode. #
  • The Web is Bigger Than We Think http://post.ly/Nd3c #
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The Web is Bigger Than We Think

It occurs to me that the main lesson of the ReadWriteWeb Facebook login “event”, where people thought RWW was Facebook because a Google search brought them there to login, isn’t “OMG people are dumb!”, but “OMG there are a LOT of people using the web!”

I don’t think it tells us that a higher percentage of people than we suspected are really dumb, but rather that it’s a normal, small percentage of a VERY large number of web users. A number that’s very hard for me to imagine.

If you think about it, that’s why spam makes money (and therefore, why it still exists). I’m guessing that only a tiny percentage of people fall for it, but a tiny percentage of a huge number is, well, huge.

It’s a big, big Internet out there. Makes me feel kind of small and insignificant.

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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-02-12

  • Huh. Google bought Aardvark. I like and use that service. Hope the do something cool with it. http://bit.ly/cttXlW #
  • Looking at the 2009 "Best App Ever" Awards. Don't know whether to be happy or sad that I already have most/all of them. http://bit.ly/9WFOhQ #
  • OK, I take it back. There are a bunch of great apps in the @148apps "Best App Ever" list that I don't have. Gonna cost me some money! πŸ™‚ #
  • Google Buzz is dropping my followees' shared items and replies to shared items as comments in Google Reader. Do not want. πŸ™ #
  • I just ousted John J. as the mayor of McDonald's – Orenco on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/cattcy #
  • Legion of Tech Board Meeting (@ NedSpace w/ 3 others) http://4sq.com/6gZRug #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-02-11

  • @aaroneiche I've never had an Airport Express before, and this one worked fine. I reset it while t-shooting, now it won't take a config. πŸ™ in reply to aaroneiche #
  • Well, I have Buzz in my Gmail now. Set up my "Connected Sites" (Twitter, my blog, Flickr, YouTube, etc.). It's got an interesting pull… #
  • Anyone know how to set up a Gmail filter to catch all the Buzz replies that are coming to my Inbox? I want to put them in their own place. #
  • Just got a whole bunch of new followers on Google Reader. Guess when someone follows you on Buzz, they follow you there, too. #
  • @aaroneiche I've heard negative experiences about the Airport Express (not the Extreme) from several people. Thinking it's a dud. in reply to aaroneiche #
  • RT @verso: Want Buzz, but in your inbox? Create a filter for label:buzz to skip the inbox. It says it may not work but it works. #protip #
  • @verso Oops. Sorry. That's what I get for cutting down a tweet in a hurry. /s/"in your inbox"/"not in your inbox" πŸ™‚ in reply to verso #
  • Already had a few people ask me "how do I get my Facebook updates into Google Buzz?" The answer ("You probably can't") is foreboding… #
  • RT @jeffjarvis: I want my town to get Google's gig net! http://bit.ly/96hEsr (/me too! pleasepleaseplease?! πŸ™‚ #
  • @psoplayer But if your FB updates go to Twitter, you've essentially made your FB public. Which is fine, if you want to do that. Many don't. in reply to psoplayer #
  • You know what I'd love? An iPhone app that lets me remote control my PS3. Someone get on that, wouldja? #
  • RT @krynsky: Buzz needs to collapse long threads. Just scrolled 9 pages on a post by @kevinrose. (/me too, by @scobleizer) #
  • I'm reading about these nice cheap Sony Blu-ray players (with 3D, Netflix, etc.) that have iPhone remote apps. Why not the PS3? #
  • Oops. Link to the Sony players in question: http://bit.ly/ck05Ps In other news, the PS3 will get 3D Blu-ray this year: http://bit.ly/ddLBhx #
  • @jindofox But Apple did open Bluetooth accessory support in 3.0. And the PS3 has wifi – why not do it that way, like Boxee? in reply to jindofox #
  • Aw, man. Kevin totally outdid my candy drawer at work: http://twitpic.com/12grct #
  • Now that I'm playing with Buzz, Facebook feels …really… slow… Stuff is happening fast and furious on Buzz. (I'm following 160 people.) #
  • @Jerry_Makare All Gmail users get Buzz. There's a link at the bottom of the Gmail page to turn it off. See also: http://bit.ly/9MVdLS in reply to Jerry_Makare #
  • Overhearing a phone conversation of someone apparently trying to acquire very large live Dungeness crabs… #
  • RT @rww: The staff unanimously voted this the best comment thread of the day, perhaps of all time: http://bit.ly/9Jxnkk #
  • @dhohndel Glad you liked my Siri sudo joke, Dirk. Just like Mac and iPhone OS, I'm a *nix geek under the surface. πŸ˜‰ in reply to dhohndel #
  • RT @fredericl: Facebook Login is Hard: Welcome to Idiocracy http://bit.ly/91sHX2 (/me: Read this, and laugh hard. Then cry. πŸ™‚ #
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