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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-20

  • 'Galcon Fusion' for iPad On Sale – 75% Off for a Week http://j.mp/9kJwkY Well worth it. Get it now. #
  • Just took the weed whacker to my front yard. Yes, it was that long. It was as if a million blades of grass cried out, and were silenced. #
  • Now I'm covered in gobbets of plant guts, and my alergies are going nuts. #snorfle #
  • Seeing Toy Story 3 with the kids. So excited! πŸ™‚ (@ Regal Movies on TV 16) http://4sq.com/6qnRnn #
  • I just unlocked the "Zoetrope" badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/cnSICt #
  • Toy Story 3 was perfect. We loved it. Best movie I've seen all year, if not longer. And yes, you'll cry at the end. #
  • Just got shipping notice/tracking number for my iPhone 4 preorder! Let the countdown officially begin! πŸ™‚ #
  • Why Angry Birds is so much fun http://j.mp/aOECuF Insight from Dave. I agree. #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-19

  • I chuckle every time I think of the title of the book "Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem" πŸ™‚ http://amzn.to/bacdNl #
  • For the record, I am unconvinced about the future of 3D in movies/games. Too fiddly, experience is poor (esp. for people with RX glasses). #
  • @ddmcd I've read Ebert's thoughts on 3D, and I tend to agree with him. Plus, I don't want to buy a new TV and wear special glasses at home. in reply to ddmcd #
  • @kellyrfeller Honestly, I couldn't care less about helping Hollywood make things harder to pirate, if it ruins the user experience. DRM sux. in reply to kellyrfeller #
  • @bobduffy @kellyrfeller I don't condone or practice piracy, but DRM has gotten so extreme that it can ruin the whole experience. in reply to bobduffy #
  • @bobduffy Oh. That makes more sense. πŸ™‚ And "unconvinced" means "willing to be convinced". Just not seeing it yet. in reply to bobduffy #
  • @kellyrfeller @bobduffy Yeah, if enough people are willing to pay 2x the ticket price for a 3D movie, or buy new 3D TVs, they'll do it. in reply to kellyrfeller #
  • I can't believe that Toy Story 3 still has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes after 125 reviews. Wow. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/toy_story_3/ #
  • Anyone want to buy something from me? I've got this @square card reader and app, and no one to give me money with it! πŸ˜‰ #
  • @blaircook I don't know how to run an airline miles scheme, so I couldn't say. πŸ˜‰ in reply to blaircook #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-18

  • I just ousted @ashokraj as the mayor of Intel – JF1 on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/7f8CZ8 #
  • Free iPhone app worth getting: Guess the News. Combines hangman with Google News. Was $2.99, free today. http://bit.ly/9GyQ40 #
  • RT @laughingsquid @wordpress 3.0 "Thelonious" has just been released, it includes 1217 bug fixes & feature enhancements http://bit.ly/cVtga1 #
  • Impressive – not only did Apple make all the WWDC10 session videos available via iTunes U in record time, they have subtitles, too. Cool. #
  • Been using Osfoora HD for a day or so (a Twitter client). It's quite good, and on sale for $1.99. #
  • Wiping the hard drive of an old pc with a DBAN disc before we get rid of it. Remember when 30GB was a lot? #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-17

  • Germany travel question – what about power? Is it 220V? Do I need a plug adapter (from the U.S.)? Most of my bricks are 110/220. #
  • Thanks to @amstel et al for the superfast answers on German power adapter needs. πŸ™‚ (Answer: it's 220V, need a plug adapter.) #
  • Can't believe @emmabancroft turns 7 today. I'm in awe of what an amazing, smart, talented, beautiful little girl she is. So proud. πŸ™‚ #
  • Test shot from a Canon ef16-35mm f/2.8L II lens – razor thin depth of field. http://post.ly/jkZ1 #
  • Dear #lazyweb – Best way to turn a USB stick into a bootable hard disk wiper from a Mac? #
  • @matdotcx Thanks – I've got DBAN on a CD (burned the ISO using Disk Utility on my Mac). Just want a USB stick for convenience. πŸ™‚ in reply to matdotcx #
  • @brainwagon Must have iPad apps? Instapaper, Twitterrific, Kindle, Simplenote, Godfinger, and We Rule. πŸ™‚ (You already have Reeder.) in reply to brainwagon #
  • @brainwagon What kinds of iPad apps are you looking for? Games? Office stuff? Video streaming? Photography? I have tons more recos. πŸ™‚ in reply to brainwagon #
  • iTunes 9.2 adds the ability to sort your Apps by Genre. Handy! (FTR, I'm up to 753 πŸ˜‰ http://twitpic.com/1xdq7x #
  • Off to a little birthday celebration at home for @emmabancroft. She's a Friend of Cheese, so she requested a cheese-themed meal. πŸ™‚ #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-16

  • Parrot AR.Drone to attack this September, for $300 http://j.mp/avi3oN Insta-add to my wish list. πŸ™‚ #
  • I love my job. πŸ™‚ #
  • The plastic clamshell packaging for the new aluminum Apple Remote is pretty cool. So is the remote. http://post.ly/jbwr #
  • @shadowbottle Yeah, I was wondering what that extra button is for. πŸ™‚ in reply to shadowbottle #
  • As someone who played trumpet for 8 years in school, I salute the lip stamina of those droning vuvuzelas. πŸ™‚ #
  • @hoffer7 Once in a while I get out my trumpet and play, and my numb lips remind me how out of shape I am. I miss making music, though. πŸ™‚ in reply to hoffer7 #
  • It just got dark and stormy out here in Hillsboro… #pdxtst #
  • @dsearls Only way to get non-Amazon docs into Kindle app is their (non-free) email delivery service: http://j.mp/cIofJr in reply to dsearls #
  • Gran Turismo 5 will be 3D? If they wait a little longer, they'll be compatible with that telepathic controller coming in 2015. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Just installed OS X 10.6.4 update (via the combo updater, learned my lesson there!), no problems. πŸ™‚ #
  • Hmm. Mail.app got upgraded, wants to upgrade my messages/database. #
  • My beloved Letterbox plugin for vertical reading in Mail.app got disabled in the 10.6.4/Mail 4.3 update. Any update, @aaronharnly? #
  • My local AT&T store = FAIL. They have no idea when they're going to receive pre ordered iPhones. Cash in hand, they can't guarantee one. πŸ™ #
  • And now the Apple Store iPhone app (my plan B) says "there's a problem, go to an Apple Store location." Blerg! πŸ™ #
  • Took me ten tries or so, but I ordered an iPhone for delivery from Apple online. (from my iPad in front of the AT&T store πŸ™‚ #
  • @k1mb3rly I'd say Plan A = get an order in at store.apple.com. Be persistent. It worked for me. Plan B = early at AT&T store on 6/24. in reply to k1mb3rly #
  • @k1mb3rly don't pre-order with AT&T. It's not the same as last year. I was told there won't be a separate pre-order line. in reply to k1mb3rly #
  • Wow. AT&T and Apple sold out of launch day iPhones? Both showing a ship date of July 2. I was lucky… #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-15

  • Team lunch after sorting food and clothes at Sunshine Pantry. Yay! πŸ™‚ (@ Hall Street Grill) http://4sq.com/awG3vm #
  • An iPad optimized version of Google Earth is now available in the app store. /via @steverubel #
  • iPhone pre order plan: if my local AT&T store can guarantee 7AM pickup on launch day (like last time), they get my order(s). If not, Apple. #
  • iPhone pre order plan: if my local AT&T store can guarantee 7AM pickup on launch day (like last time), they get my order(s). If not, Apple. #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-13

  • Headed to the zoo. Hoping everyone else went to the Rose Festival parade, and it won't be too crazy there. πŸ™‚ #
  • Two guys in front of us on the train playing with an HTC EVO 4G. First one I've seen in the wild (outside Goigle I/O attendees). #
  • Puzzle Quest Chapter 1&2 for iPhone is free this weekend. Played the heck out of this on my DS. http://post.ly/jIRB #
  • Spotted another EVO 4G "in the wild" at the zoo. #wrongkindofwildlifewatching πŸ™‚ #
  • Man, schlepping around the zoo all day in the heat really takes it out of you. #exhausted πŸ™‚ #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-12

  • RT @reederapp Good news, Reeder for iPad just got approved, finally πŸ™‚ Should appear in the store shortly (might take up to 24h) (WOO HOO!) #
  • Now, to decide what app I'm going to boot off my iPad home screen to make a place for @reederapp. πŸ™‚ #
  • Got rid of Notes on my iPad home screen to make room for Reeder. Can't wait for folders in iOS 4 to make wrangling apps easier. #
  • Searching for Reederfor iPad and striking out? Go to Release Date in the App Store on your iPad and page to the "R"s. πŸ™‚ #
  • Enjoying exploring Reeder for iPad. Interface has many elegant surprises. Don't forget to tune it in Settings.app. Thanks Silvio! πŸ™‚ #
  • I think I prefer Reeder in portrait mode. Super fast for skimming articles/first few lines (my favorite Reeder feature). #
  • Reeder for iPad – It's Exquisite http://post.ly/jEOq #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-12

  • RT @reederapp Good news, Reeder for iPad just got approved, finally πŸ™‚ Should appear in the store shortly (might take up to 24h) (WOO HOO!) #
  • Now, to decide what app I'm going to boot off my iPad home screen to make a place for @reederapp. πŸ™‚ #
  • Got rid of Notes on my iPad home screen to make room for Reeder. Can't wait for folders in iOS 4 to make wrangling apps easier. #
  • Searching for Reederfor iPad and striking out? Go to Release Date in the App Store on your iPad and page to the "R"s. πŸ™‚ #
  • Enjoying exploring Reeder for iPad. Interface has many elegant surprises. Don't forget to tune it in Settings.app. Thanks Silvio! πŸ™‚ #
  • I think I prefer Reeder in portrait mode. Super fast for skimming articles/first few lines (my favorite Reeder feature). #
  • Reeder for iPad – It's Exquisite http://post.ly/jEOq #
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Josh’s Lifelog for 2010-06-11

  • You a student? Smart PM-type? Come be a paid intern in my group (Intel Academic Software Community): http://j.mp/AcadIntern #
  • New Safari 5 feature? "Auto-Click" option (in Bookmarks Mgr) to open a folder full of bookmarks in tabs w/1 click. Nice! #
  • @turkchgo Oh. Well. Guess I'm not very observant, then (re: Safari Auto Click bookmark folder feature). Thanks! πŸ™‚ in reply to turkchgo #
  • Howcast How To Videos for iPad is out, and it's free: http://bit.ly/bzTh6l #
  • @verso I like Flight Tracker Pro. Integrates with Tripit, neat maps, push notifications for boarding and gate/flight changes. in reply to verso #
  • @verso @lwdupont this is the FlightTrack Pro I'm talking about. Not sure there's a free version. http://twitpic.com/1vodes in reply to verso #
  • @verso Oops. GG reading comprehension. πŸ™‚ Pro gives push alerts, Tripit sync, delay prediction. in reply to verso #
  • @verso there is an in app upgrade path to go from FlightTrack to Pro if you want. in reply to verso #
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