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Thu 12/31/09 2:49pm - Become a Superhero #

12 Books to Help You Become a Superhero in the New Year [Superhero Resolutions]
source: io9

Great New Years Resolution!

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Thu 12/31/09 8:57am - Google Reader Post #

We All Live In Public Now. Get Used To It.
source: TechCrunch

Hmmm... is it good that everything is public. Everything is immediate and now? What of developing things in secret and unleashing them onto the world in one big surprise? Would we be as excited by the possibilities of the next great gadget from Apple if there was a public broadcasting web cam in their board rooms and research labs? Do we want to read every script and see every production sketch of a movie before it is released? Do we need to read every bowel movement or itch that needs to be scratched?

There's still a role for privacy and secrecy I think, and most other people think so too, otherwise, why wrap Christmas presents?

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Wed 12/30/09 12:46pm #

Hapiness:The exercise of vital powers along lines of excellence in a life affording them scope.

Wednesday and another short holiday week. This week marks the last of my continual Friday's off. Kindof a bummer, but also a chance to catch up. I'm looking forward to that part, even though I'm not looking forward to returning to 5 days. Interesting thing about my job, the machinery of it continues whether I'm here or not. it's very weekly driven, ie: if there is a meeting on Tuesday and a new project is discussed. People in the meeting tend to want to see it the next Tuesday. Since everything is collaborative, the 5 day schedule is the norm, regardless of how many days off you might take. At the next meeting the consensus will be: "You had a week". even though if you throw a couple days-off into the mix, you really didn't. This is not a complaint, it's just the office culture at my place of employ, and we roll with it.

Jennifer has gone from turning her new netbook from a Hackintosh to a triple boot dynamo (OSX, Win7, and Ubuntu). That's been fun to watch. She's had alot more purposeful nightly effort on those sorts of projects than I of late. I'll blame my low energy on a lack of daylight, yeah that's it.

I think I'm in a holding pattern at the moment. Lots of cool web stuff and design going on at work, but there doesn't seem to be to me the groundbreaking excitement over anything at the moment in the larger tech worldlike there was last year with all the emerging forms of social media. I've got my eye out for the next big thing though (tablets, location aware apps, smartphones, hmm... what am I missing? eReaders? nah, those are really just specialized tablets until they hit sub $50 (at which point they'll be really interesting.)

Looking forward, 2010 looks to be a very interesting year. Overall I'm pretty excited for it, maybe because it really doesn't seem completely layed out yet, although there will probably be several pretty exciting things I think will happen.

So what's on your radar for 2010, what do think might happen? What new things are you looking out for, personal, tech or otherwise?

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Tue 12/29/09 6:04pm - Google Reader Post #

Superheroes Meet Dr. Seuss in Mashup Covers [Seussian Superheroes]
source: io9

The Green Lantern/Green Eggs and Ham mashh-up is nice.

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Tue 12/29/09 8:36am - Google Reader Post #

webOS 1.3.5 now available for download on Sprint [UPDATED]
source: PreCentral.net

Jennifer and I both upgraded our Pre's last night. I'm very happy with the upgrade. Everything seems much snappier. The calendar especially switches very quickly between days. I only had a few patches from Preware (which had to be removed before the update). I use the camera volume button to take picture patch and the battery meter patch and the onscreen keyboard patch. The first two reinstalled. The third was nowhere to be found once Preware was reinstalled. Bummer but the camera and battery meter patches were my 2 most used, so it worked out in the end.

Really nice to see Palm continually updating this phone. I am still hoping that they announce video recording at CES though.

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Mon 12/28/09 3:01pm - Google Reader Post #

When to Buy Apple Products [Apple]
source: Gizmodo

Most seem to be WAIT.

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Mon 12/28/09 12:52pm - Google Reader Post #

Avatar: The Making of the Bootleg
source: TechCrunch



Ha. Pretty amusing video.

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Mon 12/28/09 10:48am - Google Reader Post #

The Star Wars and A-Team Mashup (At Last!) [Star Wars]
source: Gizmodo

I'm a sucker for these TV Show/Star Wars Opening mashups. The magnum P.I> One is still my favorite though.

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Sun 12/27/09 8:34pm #

Random Non-Sequiters

Above, Leki chasing a toy mouse that Jennifer is dragging behind her on a fishing line. He really likes this moues.

Let's go surfing

• Christopher Walken does a dramatic reading of Lady GaGa's Poker Face

• Springfield Still life
source: Super Punch
Neat Simpsons shirt that manages not to show the Simpsons.

• Black Lantern self portraits
source: Super Punch
Cool.

• Sillof’s Steampunk Legion of Doom
source: Super Punch
Neat.

• Picture table lets you hide your kitchen table in plain sight
source: DVICE
Neat... picture frame turns into a table.

• You-Vision glasses record your life in POV
source: DVICE
Camera glasses, these actually look usable and for $149, affordable. Now there's that pesky problem of people being really put off about constantly being recorded, but still the idea of putting together a highlight reel of my day from POV is really intriguing.

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Sun 12/27/09 7:18pm #

Clark Kent tells his Secret to Lois Lane.

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Sun 12/27/09 6:50pm - Google Reader Post #

Free Comic Book Day 2010
src: Superhero Times

List of Next May's Free Comic Book Day Titles

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Sun 12/27/09 6:21pm - Google Reader Post #

Voltron iPhone Game Unfortunately Doesn't Require Five People To Play [IPhone Apps] src: Gizmodo

Really Neat Looking iPhone Game.

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PTW @shatteredhaven at Rivertown Food Court

PTW @shatteredhaven at Rivertown Food Court
There's a fair amount of activity buzzing in the all-but-movie-theater closed mall. We are going to see Sherlock Homes.

-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-25-09 16:25:01 -0500


Ptw Hanging out Holiday with @shatteredhaven

Ptw Hanging out Holiday with @shatteredhaven
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-25-09 15:38:42 -0500


Ptw Chasing mous on a string

Ptw Chasing mous on a string
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-25-09 14:43:00 -0500


Christmas at @shatteredhaven family
Christmas at @shatteredhaven family

Ptw Pretty Snow and walk

Ptw Pretty Snow and walk
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Sun 12-20-09 17:06:00 -0500


Ptw with @shatteredhaven at Noshville

Ptw with @shatteredhaven at Noshville
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Sun 12-20-09 16:29:14 -0500


Ptw Relaxing Sunday

Ptw Relaxing Sunday
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Sun 12-20-09 12:53:48 -0500


Ptw 12 Oaks mall, Guy friendly Big Wcreen Tvs in walkway with footb all

Ptw 12 Oaks mall, Guy friendly Big Wcreen Tvs in walkway with footb all
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Sat 12-19-09 19:13:32 -0500


Ptw Tiny Car

Ptw Tiny Car
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Sat 12-19-09 19:11:52 -0500


Ptw Friend Chris at borders. We is using free wi-fi

Ptw Friend Chris at borders. We is using free wi-fi
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Sat 12-19-09 14:38:39 -0500


Ptw Chris getting a temporary phone while in states

Ptw Chris getting a temporary phone while in states
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Sat 12-19-09 13:45:58 -0500


Ptw We have our 3D glasses ready!

Ptw We have our 3D glasses ready!
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-18-09 18:59:48 -0500


Ptw In line for Avatar movie!

Ptw In line for Avatar movie!
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-18-09 18:39:40 -0500


Ptw Team Lunch

Ptw Team Lunch
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-18-09 13:03:33 -0500


Ptw Avatar and tickets for tonight! Thanks for picking up, @Dee_Roy

Ptw Avatar and tickets for tonight! Thanks for picking up, @Dee_Roy
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-18-09 11:56:18 -0500


Ptw @shatteredhaven getting ferret supplies

Ptw @shatteredhaven getting ferret supplies
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Wed 12-09-09 11:11:23 -0500


Ptw @Dee_Roy and @JeffBrz

Ptw @Dee_Roy and @JeffBrz
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-04-09 20:12:23 -0500


Ptw Skittles Corps

Ptw Skittles Corps
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-04-09 15:54:00 -0500


Ptw @TheUniques are on our couch

Ptw @TheUniques are on our couch
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Fri 12-04-09 13:07:46 -0500


Ptw Lots of room in box. (Cat wasn't included)

Ptw Lots of room in box. (Cat wasn't included)
-- Sent from my Palm Pre
Flickr: Thu 12-03-09 18:26:36 -0500



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