Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities I’ve been using Everyday.app on my iPhones since April 2011, using it to grab a daily selfie that could be used to create time-elapse videos. This was something that I began, in part, because these videos disproved something that I was accused of many years ago, that I only published flattering photos of myself … Continue reading Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities
Daily Random Shit for 2016-06-27: Another Excuse to Not Write About to Disappear I’m running out of excuses for not getting my long-form writing projects done… Grrrr, I mean, Yeah!!! Actually I’ve been dying for the long delayed release of the iOS version for quite awhile. But with the purchase of my jumbo iPad Pro it went from “this would be nice,” to, “must have.” … Continue reading Another Excuse to Not Write About to Disappear
JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 9: Developing Good Habits. Turns out that regaining my mobility and especially increasing my walking and exercising means that I have to go back to doing things that I wasn’t very good about before, like stretching before or after a workout, or drinking enough water during the day or, god forbid, getting enough sleep each night. Damn. iOS apps and cute … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 9: Developing Good Habits
Remember when an email account was something you got from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and you’d have to update all your friends when you changed ISPs? Then that kind of went away when Apple started to give away free email accounts then Yahoo! then Gmail. And it started to look like it became a game of making sure that you got on these free … Continue reading Wanting Email Everywhere & Other First World Traumas
I love to doodle. Back in the analog days there wasn’t a book or piece of paper in my possession that didn’t fall victim to my need to think with my pen (as can be seen by this yearbook page from my junior high yearbook that I transformed from a boring black and white photo of our lunch quad area to a random battlefield). As an adult, when I started doing curriculum design I stepped up to using large poster sheets or whiteboard doodling. I even used this method to try to figure out how I was going to set up my home media network. So, it was with great sadness that I found myself limited to computer-screen typing-text based organizers when I put the giant whiteboards away and attempted to live in a digital-only world. Even with that limitation I was able to get a lot done using products like Circus Ponies Notebook app and in fact used Notebook (and Adobe Dreamweaver) over the past five-years to create and all of the numerous revisions of my course(s) at Full Sail University.
I’ve been getting my news (tech and otherwise) via audio and video podcasts for years. In the beginning there were more independent podcasters not connected to any media outlet, but the attraction was that the ones that stayed on my playlist were good at reporting or commenting on their area of expertise and I could keep up with the news stream without being locked down to listening at particular times or days. It was a hell of a lot better than anything on the radio or TV as far as efficiently getting the news and keeping track of technology trends. In fact the biggest hassle was making sure to refresh my pod-catching software on whatever computer I was using and then syncing the new feeds onto my iOS device so that I could listen when I was on the go.