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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

What looks like a cloud to one person is a chance to sell umbrellas to the next.

Playlist pieces

I guess that this is where we’ve come to
… on the right track, yea but I was on the wrong train
… you proved to me unintentionally that you would self-destruct eventually

...

Why don’t you like me, why don’t you like me without making me try?...
I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky, I could be hurtful, I could be purple, I could be anything you like.
Gotta be green, gotta be mean, gotta be everything more..

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"Everything counts a little more than we think..."

06 April 2011 Wednesday

Ideal input device

slated in consumed at 5:55 pm

Aside from the keyboard; rather than a traditional mouse, trackball, thumb trackball, or IBM-style trackpoint, or laptop-common trackpad; we should be using multi-touch trackpads, perhaps with click buttons and a trackpoint built into it. The multi-touch trackpad would allow to do the same things as any of our usual devices, in addition to touchscreen-style and tablet functions. I’m waiting.

08 March 2011 Tuesday

Editable and fixed content emails

slated in consumed, as it should be at 7:20 pm

Editable emails (EMs or EEMs?) would behave like those in the Google Wave platform: individuals can edit within one post or add to the thread in separate posts; changes/revision history and prior snapshots(versions) are all viewable and accessible.

Fixed content emails (FCEs?) would be like PDFs but applying directly to the email rather than an attached file: the content and format would not be editable by recipients.

Editable emails should be the universal standard (eventually the name “editable” would naturally be dropped since most all emails would be this way), allowing for consolidation of mails, better tracking, saving space (that will eventually be a valued commodity, like paper and trees — even though memory will be increasingly accessible and occupy smaller spaces and resources, the most efficient and concise usage and applications of that memory/space will become a natural priority), and especially improved and encouraged collaboration, and much more dynamic communication/interaction.

06 February 2011 Sunday

Wrestling with Chrome

slated in consumed at 10:52 am

Chrome had been working beautiful for a long while, and then started hanging on page loads.. Still obviously lighter and faster to open than Firefox (of which I still use regularly and am a fan, but it’s definitely much heavier), but my (any) web pages were inconsistently —but with increasing regularity— loading very very slowly, if not simply loading indefinitely and never giving me my pages.

I tried disabling and uninstalling extensions. I tried upgrading and manually upgrading and uninstalling chrome and reinstalling.

I tried all sorts of Google searches:

  • chrome load pages OR tabs slow
  • chrome pages OR tabs load indefinitely
  • chrome webpages not loading

The answer is actually very helpfully (though one would think Google would have come through here) in Chrome’s own "built-in" Help menu

The incognito test worked well for me, and clearing cache seems to have done the trick. Yay. Happy to have chrome back; life moves a bit faster.

Also a shoutout to Xmarks while I’m here (I’m just getting to know you, but you seem awesome).

And re: Chrome’s new Apps implementation… I think you’re splendid, but confusing and stupid as all hell with the non-differentiating between WebApps to install in Chrome/on your desktop, and WebApps accessible simply through a website. You want to market and promote them in one central location, fine, but make it clear if I’m hopping to a URL and don’t trick me into “installing” something that is complete and perfectly accessible via a link. If I want the link in my “Apps” listing I can opt that myself thank you.

Back to work.

24 January 2011 Monday

Essential and Favorite Android Apps

slated in consumed at 10:14 am

Many more worth mentioning, but these are my very favorites/don’t-know-how-I-ever-lived-without-and-I-don’t-know-how-or-why-you’d-do-it-now apps and games; list retrieved from AppBrain.

30 total in this list, 25 free, 5 paid, 39MB total size, $16.63 total cost


View this Android app list on AppBrain

22 October 2010 Friday

Gadgets a-plenty

slated in consumed at 6:38 pm

Waiting for a new (computer/electronic) product to be released is painful.

27 June 2010 Sunday

slated in consumed, moments at 10:34 am

Have been organizing and clearing some old files on computer and moving many things to discs; also organizing discs and coming across many memories.

Just refreshed my appreciation for Death Note (the anime, manga, and movies; all gold).

Also, watched Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog again; funness. But, while she is adorable, I am still really disappointed with the choice for female lead; she doesn’t display half as much character as the two other leads. Also unchanged is that several of the songs keep running through my head unendingly and will likely do so for another week or so (before going back to just occasionally, randomly), but that should be true for everyone who watches it.

*update: Actually, it got replaced rather quickly this time by the Man of No Importance soundtrack.. I liked the live production’s version better than the Original Cast Recording, but glad to find it anyway.

Have been reading mostly scifi lately, and quite happy with the books.

Have fully caught up on Naruto and have been rewatching more eps than I intended, but happy with all of it. I love Naruto (characters, stories, production, intention) more than ever.

Visited three different doctors’ offices in one day.

I think I am about to become a really big fan of rhodiola.

Waiting on three books, all parts of series, expected to be released in 2011 (although one might never be finished/published…ever).

I generally prefer paperbacks to hardcovers; I like my hardcover books, but I’m much more likely to carry a paperback out of the house than a hardcover.

I don’t know why it’s 3:30am and I’m not attempting to sleep. Falling asleep has not been an issue for me in years. Going to bed remains an inconsistent activity.

I really like (good) food. Oh, I enjoy eating some spicy stuff now — although I still prefer it with buffer of rice/bread/yogurt/cucumber or something or other to offset. Still do not eat wasabi, but I can see being a fan one day.

I’m very nearly at 300.

Many birthdays this week. But one.

We gamble all the time; we act as if we’re promised tomorrow. So much is assumed. I assume I will wake tomorrow; otherwise, I would not sleep now.

02 September 2009 Wednesday

Alias 2 vs. Env3

Comparison between Samsung's Alias 2 and LG's Env3

slated in consumed at 6:03 pm

continued adventure from Verizon’s LG Env3 vs. Samsung Alias 2

In trying to decide whether to get the LG Env3 or the Alias2 (as an upgrade from my Alias (1)), I started with the Env3 and have changed to the Alias2, and frankly, with both phones I am just really pleased with the features that are great and really appalled by the restrictions and shortcomings. Even my old Alias can do things the other two can’t/won’t do.

As follows:

Alias 2 Env 3
beautiful screen beautiful screen
photos not available during a call can view photos during a call
keypad tones stay off when told to be off keypad tones on during a call (txt msging)
silent keyboard key clicks are audible
great camera great if you stay absolutely still
dual hinge opens vertically and horizontally opens only horizontally
mediocre menu system superior menu system
weak photo software better browse software for photos
no cropping available allows cropping of photos
close in size lighter weight
comes with no games comes with games
poor navigation good navigable menus
spiffy e-ink keys that change keyboard is great, though strange place for spacebar
weak font choices better fonts
more ringtones less standard ringtone options
better vertical view/navigation better horizontal view/navigation
regular charger charger disassembles to be USB connector
lose menu place when closing/flipping phone keeps menu place
non-issue external keys do not lock during a call
no dual timezone option option for dual timezone display
not quite as loud loud on lowest volume
more photo-taking options (e.g. multi-shot) fewer photo-taking options
no photos and weaker views for txt msg lists txt msg listings show profile photo of individual
milder vibration intense vibration
seemingly faster txt/photo msg sending regular speed send
can send multiple photos/“slides” per message I think just one, per usual
has airplane mode has airplane mode


Alias 2 Alias 1
opens vertically and horizontally also opens both ways
far superior camera poor camera quality
silent texting during call silent texting during call
cannot view photos during a call can view photos during a call
can take photos during a call cannot take photos during a call
can view photos in full screen photos cannot be viewed full screen
bigger smaller, lighter
spiffy e-ink keys that change tiny keys
no preview while taking picture, preview shows in external view screen
silent keyboard keys click audibly
power button on the outside traditional power button on internal key
seemingly faster txt/photo msg sending regular (slowish) speed send
can send multiple photos/“slides” per message one attachment at a time, unless they’re tiny
has airplane mode no airplane mode

27 August 2009 Thursday

Verizon LG Env3 vs. Samsung Alias 2

Why I'm returning this Env3 in exchange for an Alias 2

slated in consumed at 4:54 pm

Things about the Env3 I cannot live with:

  • when in a call, keypad tones cannot be turned off. This means even though I have the keypad volume settings down to mute, when I am on a call I hear every single beep of every key pressed. The caller does not hear the beeps (yay) if I have DTMF tones off, but it drives me absolutely mad if I am trying to access menu items or typing a text message while in a call. Absolutely unacceptable.
  • when in a call, the (external) keypad cannot be locked; this is simply silly to me. I can lock the keys just fine when not in a call, but during a call I might have the phone in my purse or elsewhere while I’m talking on my bluetooth headset, and since I cannot lock it that means the keys are exposed to accidental pressing.. Just silly.

15 March 2009 Sunday

slated in consumed at 8:41 pm

Jamie Cullum, Josh Ritter, Hem, Matt Nathanson, Vienna Teng, Mika, Joe Purdy, Charlotte Martin, Decemberists, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

14 February 2009 Saturday

slated in consumed at 12:27 am

Launchy – “Open Source Keystroke Launcher”

Locate32 – “file finder … provide almost instant access to [to all your files].”

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