Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-05-29

  • My @Square card reader dongle finally arrived. Now I can accept credit/debit cards for, um… Wait. I don't sell anything. But I take cards! #
  • Update to Autodesk SketchBook Pro for iPad adds video out support, to show your drawing on a big screen. Nice. #
  • @gregr Cool – just DM me your credit card number, and I'll send it right over. πŸ˜‰ in reply to gregr #
  • @pdxwy I need to get the @Square Android app for my EVO. I've got it on my iPhone and iPad. I like that I can add item inventory on iPad. in reply to pdxwy #
  • RT @osbridge: Android app for the Open Source Bridge conference schedule: http://bit.ly/8YFjG3 #
  • @gregr Oops – sorry! I'm behind on all my Words With Friends games. Situation remedied. πŸ™‚ in reply to gregr #
  • The original Prince of Persia "retro" game, a universal iPhone/iPad app, for $0.99? Yes, please! I spent *hours* of my youth on that game! #
  • And for the Prince of Persia Retro reviewers complaining about the controls, remember, this game was freaking HARD. πŸ™‚ #
  • Prince of Persia was the first real PC game I ever played, on my first PC – a Zenith 8088 luggable with 4 "color" silver and blue LCD. πŸ™‚ #
  • Prince of Persia was much more enjoyable on my neighbor's 386 with a VGA card. And because we played together, not alone. #profound #
  • ZOMG WANT: Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight http://youtu.be/MvRTALJp8DM #
  • Some further thoughts on the rumored next Apple TV http://j.mp/bSmByg If this can stream Netflix, I will buy on launch. #
  • @manimal I know – I'm kind of hyper this morning. Sorry! πŸ™‚ in reply to manimal #
  • Date night with @rachelbancroft! Yay! πŸ™‚ (@ Pastini Pastaria – Beaverton) http://4sq.com/7rFkJm #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-05-28

  • iPad app recommendation of the day: Barnes & Noble eReader app for iPad is out, and it's really good. A million books, half free, available. #
  • @bump I think Kindle, iBooks, and B&N have their own strengths on iPad at this point. Eventually, one will probably win. Not for a while. in reply to bump #
  • You have to watch this. So good. πŸ™‚ IRON BABY http://youtu.be/SyoA4LXQco4 #
  • @Doctorow Apple now accepts books from individuals for sale in iBooks. Terms don't look too onerous. Thoughts? http://bit.ly/cqbwQA #
  • @doctorow I have those same ?s. Have to submit a sample book to go further than I have, but so far, no mention of DRM or EULAs. It is ePub. in reply to doctorow #
  • Plastic Bullet for iPhone Makes Cool Photos. Fun, simple, and worth the $2. http://flic.kr/p/85wbqF #
  • I keep getting "Your account recovery code is…" texts from Google. Whoever's trying to hack my account, knock it off! #

Plastic Bullet for iPhone Makes Cool Photos

Plastic Bullet is a cool iPhone app like Hipstamatic and all the rest that lets you apply a cool, retro “toy” camera effect to your photos. But it doesn’t waste screen real estate imitating the back of a plastic camera – it shows you four effects at once, and you can refresh to see four more (seemingly random) effects until you find one you love, then save it. Simple, fun, and addicting. Worth the $2 bucks.


Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-05-27

  • I scored 6353 points playing #QRANK Can you beat that? http://bit.ly/b8lZZu #
  • @lisah you had to pick it up on site that day, but luckily I had a friend (@jkuramot) who was able to pick it up for me. πŸ™‚ in reply to lisah #
  • @dhohndel I'll stop sharing those. My policy is to do it sparingly, and stop when someone complains. πŸ™‚ in reply to dhohndel #
  • I'm willing to pay $5 to try Wired's iPad app. If anyone can do this right, it's them. But I'm not willing to pay $5 per issue ad infinitum. #
  • .@Doctorow has a good point about the future of "interactive" magazines like Wired on iPad: They cost as much as a feature film to produce. #
  • I have no idea how mags like Wired are going to make enough money to keep producing 527MB interactive wonders every month. Wish 'em luck! #
  • I'm not trying to be snarky about the future of "digital magazines". It's a real and fascinating problem. #
  • Something I hate about the dead-tree version of Wired: tons and tons of ads. Something I already hate about the iPad version: same. πŸ™ #
  • Thinking about the publications subscribe to. $5/month to @ArsTechnica because they're awesome. @MakeZine. Fray. That's about it… #
  • Navigating Wired on iPad is really confusing. Swipe left and right, except some pages also scroll up and down. Tiny disappearing scrollbars. #
  • Wired on iPad: Tapped a link to go to a story elsewhere in the mag? Good luck getting back to where you were. #
  • RT @chr1sa: For all asking about Wired iPad app pricing, it will evolve as we build new ecommerce methods. Freemium is in our future πŸ˜‰ #
  • I'm excited for the move away from tree corpse media – don't take my nit picking about Wired the wrong way. I critique because I care. πŸ™‚ #
  • RT @nevenmrgan: The other issue: Wired overdesigns their articles, so it's hard to tell at a glance what's an ad and what's a story. #
  • Guy in Gresham sees some dudes stealing iPhones, so he pulls out his gun, tries to shoot their tires out as they flee: http://j.mp/9hAxka #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-05-26

  • Now that Chrome for Mac is all "stable" and "official", giving it another run as my primary browser. Yay for bookmark manager and sync! #
  • Hey @camikaos @petegrillo @chase_reeves @petegrillo @verso @jasonglaspey @JohnMetta: I'm going to #Gnomedex This will be my sixth year. πŸ™‚ #
  • I just ousted @ashokraj as the mayor of Intel – JF1 on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/7f8CZ8 #
  • The new @seesmic iPhone app is a very nice Twitter/Facebook client. And it's free. Thanks, Loic! Check it out: http://bit.ly/cREvq9 #
  • 19 days (63%) into my 30 day/250MB iPad 3G data plan, I have used 68MB (27%) of my allotment. I think the $15 plan will work fine for me. πŸ™‚ #
  • @manimal $15/month will get you 250MB of data on the iPad. Unlimited is $30/month. I'm often around wifi, so my usage is low. in reply to manimal #
  • @ahockley How do you mean? The iPad should automatically hop onto a known wifi network whenever it sees one. in reply to ahockley #
  • @ahockley Wifi/3G switching has always been rock solid for me, both on iPad and my iPhone. in reply to ahockley #
  • Two very useful iPad communication apps I've added this week: BeeJive IM (on sale) and Colloquy (for IRC). #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-05-25

  • Taking @emmabancroft to the dentist. She's super excited (or nervous). πŸ™‚ #
  • I don't know what Google just did, but I now have 477 new Google Reader sharing requests (I get a couple a week). Something happen on Buzz? #
  • RT @Avatron: Air Display 1.0 was approved and is now live in the App Store! http://bit.ly/airdisplay (/me: can't wait to try it! πŸ™‚ #
  • ZOMG Air Display turns my iPad into an honest-to-whomever extra display for my Mac. Magic! http://yfrog.com/affo3j #
  • I keep my iPad on a stand under my 24" monitor, anyway. Air Display lets me use the screen real estate. Thanks @Avatron! πŸ™‚ #
  • HD video (720p shot on a Canon T1i) looks great on Air Display. Doesn't play full framerate, but it looks quite good. #

Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-05-22

  • I'm on the Webvisions "Future of Podcasting" panel at 9:15 in Exhibit Hall E. Come watch/heckle! πŸ™‚ (@ Oregon Convention Center) #
  • There will be a live stream of the Future of Podcasting panel here at Webvisions: http://bit.ly/beL3yb #wv2010 #
  • Ask questions about the Future of Podcasting during the panel – just tag it #wv2010 and our online moderator @alexwilliams will snag it. #
  • Hi Twitter steam at #wv2010 #
  • The "Future of Podcasting" panel at Webvisions was a blast! I love thinking/talking about this stuff. I'll come back anytime! #wv2010 #
  • Thanks especially to @marshallk for the call to action to think of ways to teach people how accessible publishing can give them a voice. #
  • Look what @jkuramot brought me! πŸ™‚ #googleio #htc #evo #4g #wimax http://yfrog.com/af2qoj #
  • Watching the #monitor panel at #wv2010 with @geekygirldawn, @unclenate, @marshallk, and @justinkistner. Will they see this? Should I heckle? #
  • I scored 8169 points playing #QRANK Can you beat that? http://bit.ly/b8lZZu #
  • Iron Man 2 was great, but not as good as the first one (which is what everyone told me). Still had a great time with @rachelbancroft. πŸ™‚ #