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Jul
2007

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Was that me?

On 24, Jul 2007 | One Comment | In Uncategorized | By petrostudio

One of the funniest movie sequences in history is, in my opinion, when Austin Milbarge and Emmet Fitzhume parachute out of an airplane to start their GLG-20 training for the CIA. They land, ninjas come out of nowhere and then Colonel Rhombus shows up to tell them what’s what.

“This is my sister. You can all have her.”

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I can understand lol, as a way to say “laugh out loud,” showing enjoyment where text can’t convey it. Although, “haha” or “hee” works better for me, IMO. But, my question is, how is typing “ne thing” in net slang any shorter than typing the actual spelling of the word?

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Whoever out there that thinks “sending along the information I need” is equivalent to “forwarding the email someone sent to me along to you” is lacking in neural prowess. The same can be said for those of you that say “I’ll email you” and then don’t.

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Farts are funny. It’s a fact. More to come. Indeed.

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Safari Apps = not so crappy

On 11, Jul 2007 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By petrostudio

So, I’ve run across quite a bit of cool stuff for the iPhone lately, and I wanted to share my discoveries with the world.

First of all, the Edge web surfing is less than stellar. We knew that going in. Fortunately, especially in New York, you can’t go to the bathroom without stepping into at least one wireless connection that is open to the public. But most of the apps that are being created for the iPhone on the web are small enough to load quickly, yet pretty robust, in the end.

First of all, games: There’s iPhone games. Nice list of stuff, some of it good, some bad. Better is Diamenty, which looks and plays great, and is formatted specifically for the iPhone.

Now, Apps: Need to use a Word Processor, Spreadsheet or even Powerpoint-type program? Try iZoho – well, I tried it. Seems like it’ll be great… when it works. You can get all the way to a document, and then when you try to type, no dice. Here’s to hoping it works in the near future. Appmarks – This is a very cool personal web page with iPhone-like buttons. Check it. OneTrip – this is a great shopping list app.

And until Apple gets around to it, there’s iChat for iPhone, by Publictivity. It works – it’s not great, but it works.

But, the absolute best app I’ve found so far was Telekinesis, the iPhone remote by Google. Start it on your Mac, and launch it on your iPhone, and you can launch applications, control iTunes, view files, use Spotlight to search and run Applescripts on your Mac. You can even get a screenshot of what’s on your Mac screen at the time, and see what your iSight camera sees. Now, that’s cool.

And, it looks like Google it working on more controls for this application, considering the “homepage” is not yet full of buttons.

I can see this being a nice application I would use a lot. It’s already awesome, and the only thing I really have done with it so far is control iTunes. But you can run Applescripts, so imagine creating a script to run automated tasks, or upload files to a website, or send emails, etc., and launching them when you need them.

You can launch and view any file you can see in a browser, like images and PDF files, even word or text docs and spreadsheets – anything Safari can open.

This rocks. Plain and simple. I’ll post when I find more stuff but, for now, with the device out for under 2 weeks, is a pretty nice amount of apps. They can only get better, and more and more will, of course be released in the future. To keep up on the news, check sites like iPhone Source.

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2007

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An iPhone by any other name

On 01, Jul 2007 | One Comment | In Uncategorized | By petrostudio

It is true. I am writing this post on my iPhone. It’s not ideal yet – you can only edit text in html mode, which is a little limiting, but it is possible to do. Also, I found that the same is true of Googles docs, which means you can do word processing and spreadsheet editing (in HTML edit mode) until Apple releases “Pages for iPhone” or the like.

I am a little surprised that Google, known for it’s links to Apple, doesn’t have a host of Safari-based apps ready to go. I guess they are allowing Apple to take over the world for a day. I have no doubt we’ll see something from them in the near future.

By the way, typing on this thing does take some getting used to. However, it is pretty smart. For instance, when I typed dimethong earlier, it knew I meant “something”. Too bad we can’t adapt that to life. Emilie-isms would become a thing of the past.

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