Friday, April 30, 2010

A glimpse of the future

This sounds awesome. And scary.

-- Posted From My iPad

Thursday, April 29, 2010

this is really cool

Posters for episodes of LOST (seasons 1-4, hopefully more to follow).

The finale of Season 3 (shown below) was my favorite episode.

“We have to go back!”

h/t - Lileks

-- Posted From My iPad

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Greater Good (1)

With a little bit of work this will hopefully become a recurring series - hence the (1).

A state assemblyman in New York wants to force all New Yorkers to become organ donors. Force, as in at the barrel of a gun (all laws are such).

Here's a better idea: incentivize organ donation! Offer tax credits, cash payments, whatever, to those that choose to be donors.

You can't tell me that wouldn't increase the availability of viable organs. And piss off fewer people.

-- Posted From My iPad

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Calvin on Ritalin

Not sure how old this is, but it's relatively new to me; the more I consider it the sadder it makes me.

My son (or daughter) better be bouncing off the walls crazy before anyone thinks of suggesting Ritalin.

h/t - wherever I found it. Sorry.

-- Posted From My iPad

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Infographic of the week

h/t: Laughing Squid

-- Posted From My iPad

Friday, April 9, 2010


"Waste makes me angry. And that's all this is...sheer waste!"

Rhett Butler

(it's movie night)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I'm loving my new iPad. It has been a while since a gadget has grabbed my attention so fully (the iPhone notwithstanding...I've only had it four months). I really haven't been into computers and gadgets over the years but this thing makes me want to learn to program.

The best thing about the iPad is the inspiration it provides. You feel like you're working with a computer from the future. Using your fingers instead of a mouse is (and surprisingly not a hassle). The onscreen keyboard takes some getting used to but it doesn't take long to get the hang of it. I'm writing this post on it now.

My only complaint so far is the obstacles Apple puts in your way. The primary way to get files on and off the iPad is through itunes, which can be a pain. It makes the iPad less of a computer and more of a peripheral. Some apps such as Airshare and various online storage sites are useful for working around this but why not make it more direct (use that camera connection kit to connect a usb flashdrive)? Importing and exporting via email works also but is not always convenient. In short, the file management and storage will keep it from being your primary computer. It really can be inconvenient.

Also, the software is still lacking. The iWork suite helps but better compatibility with MS Office would be great. Im sure this will be fixed in short order. The app store created a gold rush for mobile phone software development, and iPad specific apps are just getting started. I imagine in a year this thing will be a serious threat to laptops.

There are more drawbacks to be sure, but there are with any device. For the first gen, there is a lot to love.

PS...I gave my three year old my iPhone the other night, and we played Battleship over Bluetooth (I used the iPad). We are living in The Future.

Saturday, April 3, 2010