Erik is aqui

July 22, 2010 5:24 pm
Next up: "HP Slate has been cancelled"

I predict that will be the next announcement, sometime in September.

July 16, 2010 11:30 am
Pictures like this make Apple wish they didn’t allow you to set your iPhone’s wallpaper.
via graphics8.nytimes.com

Pictures like this make Apple wish they didn’t allow you to set your iPhone’s wallpaper.

via graphics8.nytimes.com

March 9, 2010 10:18 pm
Blahhhhhh

Blahhhhhh

February 3, 2010 9:52 pm
Whoa.

I had to make sure it wasn’t April 1 as I read this feature list.

Key features at a glance:

• High Resolution super wide Fujinon 30x optical zoom (24-720mm) with manual (mechanical) zoom

• True wide-angle and extreme telephoto capture in a single compact unit

Triple image stabilisation (sensor shift IS, high ISO IS, Digital IS)

10 MP BSI CMOS sensor with advanced shooting modes and high image quality

• 3.0” High Resolution tilting LCD

• Electronic Viewfinder with eye-sensor for automatic switching

• High speed 10 fps continuous shooting at full resolution and new motion-tracking auto focus

Full HD (1080p) movie capture with stereo sound

• Super High Speed movie capture at 1000 fps

• Motion Panorama mode for ‘one shot’ sweeping panoramas

• Advanced capture modes including unique Motion Remover mode that removes tourists and other moving objects from your photographs

• Direct Shooting Command buttons and Command dial put advanced photographic features at your fingertips

RAW and JPEG capture modes

I highlighted the 10 mega-pixel spec because I’m glad they capped at at just 10MP and didn’t get stupid and cram 15+MP onto that sensor.

What I meant to say is “What, no in camera HDR image merging?”

February 2, 2010 8:25 am

Thoughts.

What I see happening with the introduction of the iPad is not the death of the personal computer, but a clear distinction being made between machines used primarily for creating content and those used to consume it. The biggest problem with this first gen iPad is that you still need a computer to do certain things with it (upgrading firmware/OS and backing it up for example) I did read that there will be an adapter to download pics from your camera directly to it, though. That’s a big plus.

On a related note, the idea that most apps will be web based in five years ignores apps used for creating serious content. Are you really going to create web sites and software on a web app? Are you going to do serious photo editing on a web app? And let’s not talk about video. The idea of only web based apps also sucks because that means either ad-supported apps like Google (ugh) or subscription services like Basecamp. Subscriptions are a better option IMHO, but those bills would add up really fast.

The future of cloud computing will look a lot like Dropbox. Your files on the cloud, there to retrieve when you accidentally delete or overwrite them, but also stored on your FAST SSD on the computers and devices you use on a regular basis.

December 4, 2009 8:50 pm

The courts love me

My first jury summons came in the summer of 1997. It was for a capital murder case that was to take place in the fall. I was excused. The defendant was then sentenced to death.

My next jury summons came a few days ago. I was summoned to court in SF. I just moved to Portland. I shouldn’t have a problem getting out of this one.

Here’s to another twelve years!

December 2, 2009 1:46 pm
Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy…
minimalmac:

mnmal:

Quicksilver’s been updated!
Quicksilver is one of those applications that simply genius and once you’ve used it you can’t understand how you survived all these years without it.
Get it here.

‘Nuff said!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy…

minimalmac:

mnmal:

Quicksilver’s been updated!

Quicksilver is one of those applications that simply genius and once you’ve used it you can’t understand how you survived all these years without it.

Get it here.

‘Nuff said!

November 26, 2009 12:15 pm
Pie Guy - a free web game for your iPhone - Neven Mrgan's tumbl

I tried Pie Guy on my iPhone 3GS. My initial reaction was there was a bit of a lag in controls. Enough that it made it hard to control. So I deleted it. Impressive use of cutting edge web standards technology. But I can’t see it as anything more than a tech demo.

The only reason I mention this is because (a) a web app isn’t going to compete with a native iPhone app for a game, and (b) web standards technology is still a ways away from matching what Flash can do when it comes to interactivity.

November 22, 2009 7:41 pm

Why NCAA XC is shooting itself in the foot

- The national championships are held at noon. ON A MONDAY. In Indiana.

- You need Silverlight to watch the live stream online.

- Larry Rawson is doing the commentary.

I want to watch it. But I’ll have to be sure to do a full backup before I install Silverlight so that I can be sure to totally uninstall it. And I’ll probably have to watch it with the audio muted.

October 30, 2009 10:13 am

Craigslist Spam

I posted some furniture for sale on CL. I’ve gotten this email in response to two different posts:

I live in sfbay too and I needed to email and tell you that you don’t have to get rid of your items to be able to put food on the table. I know it probably hurts to have to let go of your posessions and I get what it’s like to feel down in this crisis. Last month I had no choice but to get rid of my daughter’s Playstation just to make our next payment. Those were most definitely the most depressing times for my family.

My stepdad was recently made redundant due to the economy. However, he has found out an easy way to make a career on-line from a news article he found and it truly helped me to sort myself out. I could not believe he’d share this at all, and I felt I should come back and pass it to people who could be having issues in these hard times. I truly believe that it is worth 60 seconds of your day.

Oh yes, here is the blog (link deleted by me)

I hope that is of interest. Don’t forget to tell your family!

I think my favorite part is how selling a Playstation was the most depressing times for his family. Awww…

The strange thing is that Gmail didn’t catch it as spam, which is weird since it’s normally great at that. But Mail.app, which doesn’t have the greatest spam filter in the world, did catch it.