Sunday, March 30, 2008

Boots on the bed

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Breaking: Sony Won't Charge $50 To Remove Bloatware | Gadget Lab from

Lots of people fired up all over the Internet over the latest news
from Sony: They were actually going to charge 50 dollars to remove all
that wonderful crap software that comes with practically every PC
these days. Predictably, customers scoffed at the notion of being
charged to remove software that they didn't want in the first place.
Now Sony (still smarting from the rootkit debacle a while back) had
switched their stance and will not charge for the so called "Fresh
Start" service. Isn't that nice of them?

Sent from my iPhone

iPhone beta to disable phone calls?

Just read this disturbing report from iPhone atlas. It reports that
iPhone developers who put the iPhone version 1.2 beta software on the
phone have had the radio disabled, effectively turning it into an iPod
Touch! Crazy! Clearly this move is Apple's way of weeding out amateurs
like myself who have but one iPhone, from the professionals like EA
and Sega who can buy iPhones by the dozen for development. I'll just
wait around like everyone else until June for the official 2.0
software. I'll be testing on the iPhone simulator in the mean time.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Cuddles Video

Here is my latest video of Cuddles!

Let Me Out!

Boots and Cuddles on the couch

RealClearPolitics - Articles - Booster Socialism in the Desert

Great article on "Booster Socialism", aka corporate welfare. This will
seem familiar to anyone following Tinley Park's North Street project.

Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sunday, March 09, 2008

iPhone SDK install successful!

Finally installing iPhone SDK

Now the updates


1 hour and 45 minutes?


Going to Leopard

Registered for Chicago Marathon 2008!

iPhone SDK requirements

So you want to be an iPhone developer? Great! But first you'll need some stuff:

1. An Intel based Mac. A MacMini fits the bill. The MacMini is the cheapest way to join the Mac universe, and takes up little space. Desktops not your thing? The Macbook White is the cheapest laptop Apple makes.

2. A membership in ADC (Apple Developer Connection), which is easy enough to get if you have an iTunes account. If you want to test your app on your iPhone and distribute it in the app store, you'll also need $99 and apply to the iPhone Developer Program.

3. The iPhone SDK, now available at The current SDK is for the iPhone 2.2.1 update.

4. An iPhone. I suppose you could just test your programs on the simulator, but what fun would that be?

5. OS X Leopard 10.5.5 If you're still using Tiger, this is your justification to upgrade. Plus it has Time Machine, Spaces, and some other cool features.

Good luck on your development and I hope to see your app in the App Store soon!

OS X 10.5 required! Boo!

iPhone SDK downloaded!

Boots and Cuddles chillin

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Still downloading...

On my way to being an iPhone Developer

The iPhone SDK is up at and I'm downloading it as I type this. It's a rather hefty download, weighing in at over 2 GB, so it will be over an hour until it gets on to MacMini. I'm also downloading all the SDK videos from I tunes, so I'm rather glad I invested in my FireWire external hard drive. When iphone_sdk.dmg is done downloading, I'll post some shots of what it looks like. Enjoy your weekend!

Ugly fish head on

prism effect of fish tank

Boots and Cuddles fight

Cuddles gains dominant position

Boots after waking up

Weather Channel Founder: Sue Al Gore to Expose Global Warming Fraud |

This article is absolutely great. It's about time some one stepped up
and called out Al Gore on this global warming bunk.

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sleepy Boots

Here's how not to hang a flag

Here's a new flag for TPFD

Women vs. Women -

This is the most hysterical article I've read this year. If a man
wrote this, he'd be hunted down like a dog. Read it to be properly
enlightened on the mysterious phenonomon that is Woman.

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Red Bull vs. Monster

I've been drinking Red Bull since 2000, but on my friend) Jobe's insistence, I'm trying Monster energy drink. First impressions: It sucks. I know Red Bull doesn't taste good either, but I'm so used to it that it doesn't bother me. Plus Monster comes in a 16 I'd can which is simply overkill. Why does Rob Dyrdek endorse such an inferior product?