Monday, September 28, 2009

Obama will go to Denmark to pitch for Olympics :: The SouthtownStar :: News,obama-olympics-0928.article

Way to go Barry! Represent!

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran?

Here's what I don't get: We have twenty $2,000,000,000 B-2 bombers sitting in hangars somewhere in Missouri, and yet, for some reason, they are not flying towards to Iran right now to take out the most severe threat to nuclear catastrophe the world has ever known. I want my tax dollars back! That's what these planes were designed to do: Take out heavily protected, high priority targets. Shame on George W. Bush for putting the planes back to work back when we first found about this threat (not on Friday as the media would have you believe). We invade Iraq, a country that doesn't have WMDs, and then we don't do squat when the country next door is building nukes! In what universe does that make sense?

Interface Builder: Amateur Hour at the Apollo

Don't get me wrong, Interface Builder is a good tool for developing on the iPhone, but it seems kind of limited to me. It would be nice if it had some kind of layers support, for starters. And how about being able to rotate objects? Just a thought. The alternative is going to Quartz, which I'm going to probably have to do anyways, but for now I'll see what kind of game I can bang out just using IB.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

iPhone MMS is real

Two plus years into the iPhone experiment and there is MMS. I really don't plan on sending any, as I never used it before. Tethering on the other hand....

Friday, September 18, 2009

Charles Krauthammer's great article

link Obama doesn't lie, he misleads! But don't you dare call him a lier! That's not Politically Correct! -- Post From My iPhone

Google's lack of Blogger app

Is Google just lazy? Or am I the only one still using Blogger? Look I don't know, but I think I have enough knowledge now to get a halfway decent app in the App Store. Landscape only, link support, pictures. That's it, but that already will make it better then BlogPress. If anyone knows of a better Blogger blogging app I'm all ears.

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'What You're Left With Is Libertarianism': Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld on what guys like to read, what meth addicts do to toasters, and why liberals and conservatives are so annoying - Reason Magazine

This guy seems pretty cool. Too bad his show is on at 3 in the morning.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Desk today

Got a new folding table from Menard's for 40 bucks for my Mac Mini and other assorted goodies. I can't get any work done in the living room too many distractions. Can definitely feel the feng shui improvement.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Peter Ferrara: The Keynesians Were Wrong Again -

Looks like were doomed to relive the 70's.

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Michelle Obama to carry the torch :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago 2016,CST-NWS-oly12.article

What is this? Michelle Obama will go to lobby for the Chicago Olympic
bid and not Barack? What an embarrasment. Hey Barry, our Olympic bid
needs you! Jump onto Air Force One and do some work! The health care
debate is not a valid excuse!

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Monday, September 07, 2009

Mac equivalent to Paint is Paintbrush

Came to the sad realization that GIMP cannot make a simple circle without going through an elaborate work around. It took me a while to accept this fact, and when I did, I found an even bigger oversight in Mac OS X: There is no Paint-style program! Let me get this straight: There's a comic book drawing program but nothing to draw some simple circles? Weary, I asked Google to find me the Mac equivalent to Paint, and it came up with Paintbrush. I immediately downloaded it and in a few seconds I sketched the circle I will need for the fire button in my iPhone app. Crisis averted.

Friday, September 04, 2009

AT&T admits it sucks

So AT&T sent some goofy dweeb in desperate need of a haircut to explain that, yes, AT&T's network does suck, but it's not their fault because who could have possibly forseen 300 percent growth in data traffic year after year, and there's only so much bandwith, and yada yada yada we'll make it better. Some day.

AT&T, let me save you some time. People don't care about bandwidth, or cell towers, or base stations, or whatever. What they do understand is they have slow or worse, non exisistent data service. I get the fact that you can't wave a wand and grow new cell phone towers, or pluck more spectrum out of the sky, or get your lazy employees to update your software to have MMS ready. Yet you still feel compelled to charge users 30 dollars a month when you are clearly not holding up your end of the deal. Look, if you were really serious, you'd drop the price of the data plan to 10 bucks a month. I mean, since it's dial up speed, you should charge dial up rates. Fairs fair.

One more point. To all of those people that think Verizon will come in and end AT&T's exclusive contract next year, I hate to be the bearer of bad news: Not. Going. To. Happen. I know's it been said before, but it bears repeating: Verizon is CDMA, AT&T and the rest of the planet is GSM. Apple will NOT make a CDMA only phone. The only way Verizon gets the iPhone is when the Apple makes the 4G version, which is probably two years away since no one's 4G network will be ready until then. So everybody that's so gung-ho about jumping ship to Verizon needs better get used to waiting. And waiting.

I seriously need to write a blogger mobile app

OK, I've had it. I'm done waiting for Google to write a blogger app. And since no one else is going to write one that works in landscaping mode (I'm looking at you Blogpress) I guess it's up to me. Sigh. -- Post From My iPhone