Sunday, January 29, 2012

Watching Cable Online

    Around August of 2011 I dropped cable T.V. and switched to Internet streaming services exclusively, and I couldn't be happier.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Apple ... I want to like them ...

     Apple released iBooks 2 and iBooks Author the other day, and after my initial "wow" effect wore off, I am left feeling rather disappointed. Not in the capabilities of the software, or even the idea. Far from it. In fact I applaud Apple for trying to skull drag our broken public education system out of a nearly centuries old system that is not only broken but continues to fail most American children every day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Let there be pictures ...

    It has recently come to my attention that my blog lacks, well, a certain appeal. After re-reading all of my previous posts, I discovered that blog had become somewhat dry and rather boring. Little or no humor, and no pictures at all. Well, I have decided that this blog is not just a sounding board, or a place for "factual" information (it still is that as well). Instead, I have decided to be a bit more light hearted about my writing. I am not saying I won't be factual, but there is definitely room for improvement. Who wants to read one long win on paragraph? I don't. It gets a bit tedious and well ...

Monday, January 16, 2012


    Camera+ is a $0.99 app in the Apple App-Store, and so far, its great. Combined with the free app, instagram, and you have can convert your iPhone into a powerful way to share quality photo's. Using them both feels kind of like twitter for pictures, and for me at least, it works.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

iPhone 4S, it really is about user experience

    Yesterday, I was finally able to upgrade my phone. My old phone was a Motorola Droid 2 Global. I have made several post's about my Droid and it really was a great phone. It did everything it was suppose to do and looked good doing it. The google market place is full of free apps for both work and play. I will miss that phone, sort of ...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

10 Reasons Why Custom ROMs suck

     Yes, you can install a custom rom, and many are very close to being a great alternative, but none are their yet. You can even add new features. But the pain and stress just isn't worth it. These are my top 10 reasons for my frustrations at the entire "Custom ROM" community for the Google Android operating system.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A time for review ...

    In [this previous post] I had started working my way through the book, Mastering Xcode 4: Develop and Design. I had decided to start with this book rather than Programming in Objective-C, third edition. The only real reason for this decision was time; I was looking for a shortcut to Mac and iOS programming. As you will soon see, it didn't quite turn out the way I expected.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich on Droid 2 Global

    Today, I took the plunge and tried a custom ROM for my Motorola Droid 2 Global. Yes, it is an older phone and yes I am eligible for an upgrade in 10 days. With this being the new year, I figured, what the heck, lets go for it.