America: Collapse Watch

July 18, 2007

Corporate greed, corruption, and the coming collapse of America as we know it

America has no real future. Not a good one, anyway. I give the nation anywhere from 5 to 25 years before it will self destruct under a mountain of debt, disease and corruption. You can thank the corporations and corrupt politicians for that. They’ve thrown away the dream of a nation that was once great and could actually be great again, if not for the greed.

iPhone Killer?

July 18, 2007

So I find Japanese iPhone Killer? and I go to its source, which is Japan unveils iPhone killer.

Still not satisfied, I go to the Original Source: 自由な発想で使える高性能モバイル端末『nani』を新開発

And I laugh and laugh and laugh.

Because what the other two English-language articles didn’t point out (or bother to even notice) is that this turkey will run Windows Mobile!


Argh. No Image Storage For Me Yet.

July 18, 2007

Dammit, when I signed up last week the bank said the card would arrive tomorrow, 7/19.

Must be so, because the mail just came for today and there was no damned card.

Gimme gimme gimme!

America: The Endgame

July 18, 2007

Dollar Falls to New Lows Vs. Euro, Pound

This has been going on for quite some time now.

We are in such trouble. How many of you understand that?

iPhone: Yet Another DUH! Article

July 18, 2007

iPhone to Spur Growth in the Mobile Video Industry?

[…] even in the few weeks since the iPhone’s release, 63% of users have viewed videos on the mobile device, in comparison to 28% of regular cell phone users.

I’d like to see the stat for conference calling! Or, as iPhone puts it, merging calls. I was at the Apple Store two weeks ago and this iPhone owner outside was telling a friend he was able to talk to his entire family at once on the iPhone — he’d merged five people into one call.

Hey, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, et al, how easy is that to do on your shit?

Reference: Making Vids Look Good For YouTube

July 18, 2007

Help-Key: How to Optimize Your Video for YouTube

iPhone User Floors My Lust Pedal

July 18, 2007

Can the iPhone do double duty as a laptop?

My dream gadget: A handheld device powerful enough to let me leave my notebook computer home and still get things done on a weekend trip without too much difficulty. By “things” I mean getting real work done — writing, e-mail, Web browsing, making and receiving phone call. Also important: This device must keep me entertained with media, including music, and video. And oh yeah: It absolutely must have a full keyboard.


When I say I’d really like longer life battery, I’m not saying other devices do any better. I’m saying that because the iPhone has proven that it can meet my requirements as a notebook replacement for day or weekend trips. So it’s only natural that I’d rather not have to think about whether the battery can make it through the day. So add longer battery life to the other items on my wish list that I won’t go into here — because better battery life and all the other wish list items wouldn’t make a bit of difference if I can’t use the keyboard.

Can I type as quickly on it as I can on my MacBook or any real keyboard? No. As fast as on my Treo 680? Yes. Faster, actually. And comfortably enough that I can imagine getting real editing work done once there’s a Word-compatible editor for the iPhone.

And not just editing, but real writing too, as demonstrated by this story — the first draft of which was written entirely on the iPhone.

I Can Has LOLcat?

July 18, 2007

Yeah. Sue me.

Created with LolCat Buildr.

If you email me any, I will kill you.

Quote Of The Day: Uncov

July 18, 2007

Surprise, Mahalo Still Blows

If I had to venture a guess, I would say that the masses don’t know what Web 2.0 is, let alone give a shit about it. A marginally technical internet user knows Google, Yahoo, and maybe Wikipedia. What they don’t know is the litany of company names that sound like baby toys: Meebo, Zooomr, Mahalo, and a shit-ton more that are about as pleasant as a screaming infant on a red eye flight.

How the hell did these guys get on the Internetwerks?! I thought it was against the law to make sense! I thought every tech site was staffed by people who wore knee pads and had tattoos over their upper lips that read Yes I Will Suck It.

Reference: DVD To iPhone (Via Mac)

July 18, 2007

HOW TO – Put DVDs on the iPhone – the super simple way

Setting aside DVDs, what irks me is that Videora, which I’ve used in the past to convert videos, doesn’t seem to have a 320×480 preset. Last time I looked (a month ago?), it was still at the iPod video default of 240×320.

Supplemental and previously in this blog:
Reference: DVD Ripping On Mac