Our Old Stuff is Better than Your New Stuff

iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 Still Selling Well | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD:

“Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley says his retail checks show continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, even as the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 continue to fly off the shelves. At AT&T, for example, the iPhone 3GS is outselling newer Android phones like the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix.

(Via Daring Fireball.)

Home Button

Recently picked up the iPhone 4. Don’t like the limits on the Home button though I understand Apple’s design decisions. In particular, I miss double-clicking to get to the Phone app’s Favorites. But between Voice Control and the App Switcher media controls, the functionality is replicated even if it takes me a little getting used to. And now the only use for the Home button is to manage apps. Nice…if a short term pain.

SugarSync Increases Free Storage Account to 5GB

 

SugarSync Increases Free Storage Account to 5GB:

“SugarSync joins Box.net in offering 5GB free; SugarSync enables home or business users to store files in personal folders in its secure storage and then synchronize them among desktop, laptops and smartphones. – In the fast-growing world of personal online storage, one major item has been static: the amount of free space given away by companies trying to lure you to buy lots more storage space.

That freebie standard of 2GB — offered by several reliable services that include DropBox, Carbonite, Mozy, …”

(Via eWeek – RSS Feeds.)

Just waiting for my 2GB at DropBox to be increased now.

venomous porridge – A conversation I have every month or so

venomous porridge – A conversation I have every month or so.

NSFW, but funny take on Flash.

Theoretical Creative Destruction

Recently one of my more devout friends got into a mini-debate about so-called Creation Science and the veracity of the Bible as a scientifically true book. His pièce-de-résistance was the article below. It’s not my purpose here to refute Creation Science itself, but to refute calling it true science. It is, like phrenology, a pseudo-science.

Recently one of my more devout friends got into a mini-debate about so-called Creation Science and the veracity of the Bible as a scientifically true book. His pièce-de-résistance was the article quoted below. It’s not my purpose here to refute Creation Science itself, but to refute calling it true science. It is, like phrenology, a pseudo-science. Continue reading “Theoretical Creative Destruction”

iPads and Humans

http://northtemple.com/2010/02/01/on-ipads-grandmas-and-gam

First my Dad. Next I’m sure my technophobe Aunt. I’m just waiting for her call after my Mom chats her up about the thing.

I’m now convinced about adjusting my parents accounts using Parental Controls. I’ve long been a tough love advocate with them figuring they should be exposed to what they have to deal with on a computer. When the inevitably stumble, be there with iChat to help.

But since it looks like Apple has a Second Coming of the Mac, I’ve had a change of heart. I’m going to start favoring the human side more like the author said and downgrade their accounts to SimpleFinder. Get them some of that iPad experience today.

Pressed to Move

Well the move to WordPress from MovableType is complete. WP is a much easier platform to work with.

Importing, however, was a nightmare. Had to hack a PHP page to get things working. It’s not 100% because of a few posts not porting over correctly and possibly a handful of broken links. But this is close enough for government work!