Mon 12/26/11 7:52pm #
Looking back about a year ago
Spent some time reading January 2011 thru November 2010 of my own blog this evening. Some stuff that caught my eye.
A look back at January 2011
Right around this time last year
Looks like I was thinking about tablets and blogging. I properly predicted Apple would reign supreme on the tablet front for another year. You didn't need to be Nostrodomous to figure that out though.
Looks like I was talking about the ever decreasing visitation of my blog. That's a trend that hasn't changed. Visits of 1 or 2 a day are not an uncommon statistic.
I was fascinated with a then new to me Kinect. I still am, but it's a shame that Microsoft hasn't been able to move faster to capitalize on it's capabilities. Maybe they will this year, or maybe the Kinect will just be a Microsoft Surface type thing that actually made it out of the lab before it was left to die.
I had some thoughts on check-ins, and went so far as to call it a fad. That might have been a bit strong, but it seems that little has happened in the checkin space over the last year. It's a useful utility at times, but doesn't seem to be much of a revolution.
January of 2011 I was talking about how Egypt shut down their internet and how Lieberman wanted a kill switch for ours. Looks like they're still working on that vis-a-vis SOPA. I'm sure they'll figure out how to get that thru eventually.
I notice that I had a link to Facebook statuses becoming ads you can't opt out of, that's not here yet, but it's coming soon.
RFID seemed to be a bigger deal. Not much seems to have happened with that this year.
Google was holding a Honeycomb event. There was alot of excitement but I'm not sure Honeycomb made much of a splash and now the tech world seems to only be focused on Ice Cream Sandwich.
Amazon had launched it's Kindle Singles, that worked out really well. I've bought some of these myself.
comiXlogy was talking about selling digital comics thru retailers. I'm not sure that really went anywhere, but it does seem like comiXology is still rising.
I completely forgot that Windows 7 has voice recognition. At the time I didn't have Windows 7 at home, and now I do. Microsoft are really should do a better job of trumpeting the capabilities in already has out there that people don't even know they on the computers.
I found a recipe for homemade Oreos I still haven't tried.
This is still pretty much true
I think alot of the social internet stuff that was exciting last year, is mostly becoming just another utility as we go into 2012.
Oddly enough we were just talking about Anne Hathaway as Catwoman last January, and the first real trailer just came out last week and the movie itself is still 6 months away. Crazy.
Ha. pretty much nailed the Touchpad.
Seems we we're worried about RSS dieing that was probably abit premature, but the slick Flipboard and Zite apps and their preselected feeds probably still aren't helping the cause much.
I still need to make one of these seats.
I seemed to be interested in the Looxcie. They have a newer one now, but I still haven't convinced myself I have much use for one.
Same post above has mention of 3GS iPhones for $50. I think those have worked out pretty well.
Back in January, we got our first look at the new Spider-man. And that movie is still 6 months away too. Methinks the hype cycles for superhero movies are just much much too long.
I had gotten Jenn a Snuggie that actually worked out pretty well.
A look back at December 2010
Last year on the 26th I made a sock puppet This year I picked up a jacket on the 26th for my Muppet. Not sure what it is about Christmas and puppets lately.
One thing apparent, I took many many bad iPod photos in Dec 2010
The Craig Fergeson Doctor Who Youtube last year around this time was awesome though:
QR Codes seemed to be a bigger deal They're around right now, and used occasionally but still not much of a splash and like RFID seem to have died down.
Last year I linked to this Jonathan Coulton Shopvac song. Still some really really good commentary on US suburban life in this song.
Last Dec, I was playing with iPod video and we did my Lego Mini Fig video series.
At least according to last December's blog, it was a slow news month, alot like this year. Maybe we should go back one more month to...
A look back at November 20110
Amazon had their Price checking app which got considerably more mainstream press this year
Interesting 2010 link about Student Loans exceeding US credit card debt. I wonder how that statistic has been doing this year?
There were a link or two about selling things via social networks, I've yet to see anyone use such an app on either my Twitter or Facebook though. The occasional post selling something, sure, and some indy comic book people promoting their sites or ebay, but never anything as complicated as Yardsellr.
Oh yeah, in 2010 there were some tablets besides the iPad.
Hard to believe that the Social Network movie came out over a year ago Good article looking at Facebook and the movie at that time.
It's been over a year since Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore America. There was a good speech.
Nothing really became of that though. And The Daily Show has been more or less lost in the wilderness since that.
Well that's some stuff that caught my eye and is probably enough for now. Here's to hopefully an interesting 2012!
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