Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sleeping buddies

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A butterfly in hand

Oatlands plantation house

I am here: Oatlands plantation

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.040990,-77.616949

Here I Am: Willowcroft

I am at
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.071470,+-77.659092

iPhone reports usage in hours

Found another quirk of my iPhone: voice usage is reported in hours and minutes. Sounds fine except service plans are in minutes only so why would I want to see hours?

Friday, August 22, 2008

A-GPS @ Northpoint Starbucks

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Freshly ground & brewed 100% Kona

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

jk on blog comment registration

James Kendrick shot off a mini-rant against blogs that require registration before commenting. I don't like registration either, so if I run into it, I don't leave a comment; I post the commentary on my blog instead with a link back to the source.

FCC chairman wants national broadband

Finally, an FCC decision I can support. Chairman Kevin Martin has stated high-speed Internet is so important to the welfare of U.S. consumers that we can't afford not to offer it to anyone free of charge. Falls right in line with my own claims we need at least a low-cost service, like the post office is for mail delivery. Free would be even better.

Must be a lot of Sumitomos in Japan

Of all the folks you'd think would get my name right, it'd be people from Japan, but apparently the "Sumitomo" name is really dominant because I've gotten that from two different Japanese authors this week.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Platform agnosticism and the Kindle

"...why can't it figure out that I don't want a Kindle and actually resent the thing? I am not 'platform-agnostic.'" -- That quote comes from Robyn Blumner. I found it fascinating because it seems in direct contrast with the late Marc Orchant's love for the Kindle, as described on his blog Platform Agnostic. This makes me wonder if Marc's love for the device was directly connected to his tech agnosticism, something that had not occurred to me before now.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Yes! All cats eating together!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

How much are those kitties in the window?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fat cat in a little bed

Alien pod or watermelon?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Stream iTunes to your iPhone

A company called Simplify Media is offering an app to stream music from iTunes to your iPhone. Free for the first 100,000 downloaders only. Don't say I didn't tell you.

Harmony of lunch

If you support the troops...

...be aware, the troops overseas support Obama with six times the money they give to McCain. Even Ron Paul, who stopped campaigning, is pulling in more donations from the troops than McCain.

I'd like to agree with McCain on this but...

Straight-talking John McCain hit the right sentiment when he said "In the 21st Century, nations don't invade other nations", but unfortunately, nations do still invade other nations in the 21st Century, like we did - TWICE.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Homer just got vaccinated

jk on the Apple roller coaster

Both j and k at jkOnTheRun have posted entries addressing iPhone 3G issues, specifically problems with the 3G connectivity. Mine has typically been great, particularly at the office, but when I do encounter a problem, a restart fixes it. More thoughts on that later.

Monday, August 11, 2008

What's up with fake Olympic fireworks?

Of all the places I'd think could put on a real fireworks show, China would be at the top of my list, yet they added CGI fireworks effects to the Olympics opening show. Impressive that they could insert the effects into a live TV feed, but still, one would not expect fake fireworks from the home of fireworks.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Who the hell is Homer?

A friend of Tanya's aunt had a litter of kittens to give away. We offered to take one if homes could not be found. That one is Homer.

Meet Homer

Friday, August 08, 2008

Mozzarella & Portobello

I am here: Panera

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.958002,-77.357268

Patience and logic

Patience and logic may not be the cure for all the world's woes, but they are very effective tools when dealing with rumors about Apple (and the inevitable backlash of emotion), as demonstrated by John Gruber at Daring Fireball in his research into the iPhone app blacklist story. Oh, how I love it when patience pays off.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

I am here: at the HoFo

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.952005,-77.348492

Even when they do nothing, Apple stirs emotions

Been hopping between jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile reporting on how Apple can remove apps from your iPhone. Only problem is the reports don't support this conclusion. One story appears to be a fluke. Another is a report on a possible malware disabling system. Neither indicates Apple can intentionally remove an app from an iPhone. Ah, Apple. They stir emotions even when they do nothing.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Speedtest straight from my iPhone

Speedtest via iPhone & Netshare

 

McCain gets schooled by Paris Hilton

It's a sad day in American politics when a presidential candidate not only opens himself to ridicule by the nation's favorite "dumb blonde", but gets smacked by her more intelligent retort. McCain, next time you compare Obama to someone, try to pick someone who can't make you look like an ass.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Cool Swag!

Delivery for a Mr. Sumocat

Monday, August 04, 2008

ritePen screencast part 2 coming

Part 1 of my screencast of ritePen + nirCmd is posted, but part 2 is stalled at Revver, my video sharing service. Ran into several upload problems last night. Finally completed, but it's stuck on their end. Waiting on response from them.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Here I Am - Reston UU church

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.962938,-77.332163

ritePen screencast recorded

I recorded the video for my promised ritePen + nirCmd screencast last night. A bit long but I think it will break nicely into two parts. Hope to edit it today.

Friday, August 01, 2008

I got Netshare!

It got pulled from the iTunes store shortly after it was posted, but
now Netshare is back up and I downloaded it over EDGE. Wish I'd
brought my tablet to try it.

Mobile blogging from Elkton

Spending the day in Elkton, as mentioned in my previous posts, so I'm
taking the opportunity to test my iPhone. Working pretty well even
without 3G. Using "Here I Am" to mark my locations. Fun.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.403869,-78.613830

Shameless little dog - Ginny

I am here... in Elkton

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.392654,-78.598587

En route to Elkton

en route to elkton

Robeks in Reston

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.960856,-77.355638

My iPhone AC adapter

I'm using my retractable iPod cable with my iPhone AC adapter. Very
compact. Will be useful for today's trip to Elkton.