iPhonespotting

August 15, 2007

I’ve seen two more iPhones in the wild lately.

About two weeks ago I was scurrying along Canal Street and blocking the middle of the sidewalk — in broad frikkin daylight! — was some guy holding up his iPhone. He was accessing the Net on it!

Then last night on the subway, I see this huge bright screen playing video — it was a Suit watching some sort of financial video podcast on his iPhone!

To contrast with what used to be the most popular smartphone, the Treo — later last night on another subway line, I saw a woman looking at some built-in app on her Treo (probably Contacts). Then she put it away — and pulled out an iPod Mini to listen to music!

I can’t imagine an iPhone owner pulling out another device to listen to music, can you?

Previously in this blog:
iPhone More Popular Than Zune And Harry Potter


Apple And H.264 Internal Chips: I’m With Cringely

July 18, 2007

Let the Chips Fall: More 3G iPhone details and some H.264 stuff, too.

And speaking of making bad predictions, several months ago I boldly wrote that Apple would be adding hardware H.264 support to virtually its entire product line. This made sense to hardly anyone at the time, though the ability to support H.264 video ENCODING could have brought dramatic service possibilities to the Macintosh line (HD iChat anyone?). Well call me stupid, but at this point I’d like to specify exactly which H.264 chip I still expect Apple to use. It’s the Type A H.264 Codec LSI from NTT Electronics, presumably a consumer version of the broadcast H.264 chip NTT Electronics introduced at the NAB show in April.

This consumer chip is sampling now and will be in mass production in October, which makes it too late for any Apple Christmas products but just right for a very interesting Macworld show in January.

Internal H.264 would make the Mac leap so far ahead of all other platforms it’s a wonder it hasn’t happened by now. I don’t like the idea of having to wait until sometime in 2008. It would have been a natural for this holiday buying season — that’s also when people buy and use camcorders. Think of all that already-in-H.264 video that could added to YouTube immediately, bypassing Flash! Suddenly, the iPhone would be the killer delivery system for YouTube vids. And just think of all those ready-for-iTunes video (p)odcasts. TV is so dead.

–linkswipe via The iPhone Blog

Previously in this blog:
Jobs Gets YouTube On iPhone — But Without Flash!
Oh Look At This! My Apple-YouTube Prediction Will Come True!
Prediction: YouTube/Google Drop Flash Video


Sue Me. I’m A Man Who Likes Women.

June 15, 2007

Bah. Generally whenever I see a link touting hot women, I pass it up. I don’t need that kind of distraction. But a link on digg promised The Hottest Female Podcasters of 2007.

Er, wut?

I still had it in my little head that podcasts were audio. So who cares what the voice looks like.

Anyway, I went to the link.

And I saw Cali Lewis of GeekBrief.TV.

I had to click, especially after it said she did a video podcast.

Oh Major Lust.

That’s all I’ll say.

Now go click.


Reference: Podcast Tech Specs For iTunes Store

April 12, 2007

Podcaster Tech Specs


Sammy Puts Me On TV. Sort Of.

April 11, 2007

That Palm Addicts whirlwind mastermind, Sammual McLoughlin, just put out his latest videocast, PA TV #71, and he graciously mentions me in it.

Screensnaps!

PATV 01

PATV 02

PATV 03

And there I am:

PATV 04

Up-close action:

PATV 05

The videocast is QuickTime, but if you use Download Helper and vlc, you can watch it on your desktop and even take screensnaps. vlc is really something else!

Sammy really leads a charmed life. Not only does he have the monster Palm Addicts site, he has a face and voice that work splendidly on video. He’s gonna get a lot of lady fans!


I Call This Bullshit

April 5, 2007

Dvorak: iPhone battery dead after 40 minutes

Puhleeze!

First of all, Jobs himself was seen in public using it.

The witness didn’t report Jobs having any problems with it.

Second, I’m sure the software isn’t yet final.

Third, Dvorak? Dvorak? Dvorak?


Heather The Hot: Hot YouTube Vids, A Parasitic Filmmaker, Two MySpace Pages, America’s Most Wanted, And A Muslim Connection!

March 16, 2007

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Heather the Hot has been collected on YouTube!

Barbie Bandits caught
— sound out of sync; camcorder pointed at TV screen!

Barbie Bandits
— the same clip as above; a camcorder again!

Barbie Bandits
— very low sound volume; new shots of Heather the Hot in all her Hotness!

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— fakes!! You’ll burn in Hell for this mockery!

Barbie Bandits
— another rotten camcorder pointed at a TV screen! Shows Meth Bitch Ashley’s mother — who apparently woke up from a drunken stupor, according to the looks of her hair!

Barbie Bandits @SALON
— another camcorder at a screen; this one has the famous CCTV footage of Heather the Hot at a salon after having her hair done (as if she needed enhancing!); she left a fifty-dollar tip! What a big heart she has!!

Barbie Bandits
— blurry, with sound that needs to be jacked directly into the auditory canal to hear!

It turns out most, if not all, of these were posted on YouTube as a cheap marketing ploy by a filmmaker to drum up interest in an independent movie. Bah! If it’s a not a documentary, who’d want to see it? I’ll wait for the CourtTV and A&E versions. Of course, the definitive documentary will come from PBS‘s Frontline. Only the best for Heather the Hot!

The exploitive would-be filmmaker is interviewed on the Dr. Blogstein Happy Hour webcast. Drag the slider to 36:45 for the start of the sordid interview (they imply Heather the Hot was a hooker! Slander! Slander!).

The first MySpace page is from the exploitive filmmaker. It has 119 friends. Here’s a comment from someone who personally knew Meth Bitch Ashley:

hahaha this shit is halarious i used to go to school with ashley and ive known her mom since middle school i NEVER EVER though she would do some shit like this … i knew she was crazy but goddddamn HAHA what the fuck

Here’s further testimony to the less-than-shiny quality of Meth Bitch Ashley’s character:

okay well me and ash have been good friends for a while. i love the chick like my damn sister. i never in a million years would have expected her to do some crazy shit like this. i mean, yeah i know we would get in trouble ALL the time together in school and think it was fucking hularious. and then when we got kicked out of grayson we thought that was just the funniest thing in the world but i still would never think that ash would do something this stupid. but regardless. i love ash to death and i hope the best for her. i just hope that after all this she will learn and get her shit straight.

The pattern is clear: Heather the Hot is innocent, goddammit!

The second MySpace page was apparently put up by true admirers of Heather the Hot. It has 252 Friends. Here’s a touching sentiment from Racer X:

Banditas,
Help is on the way, you’ll be out soon.
X

This MySpace page is also filled and filled and filled with videos of people lip-syncing to the song Barbie Girl.

And there are apparently photos of Meth Bitch Ashley from her own MySpace page that was apparently personally deleted by Rupert Murdoch himself (a just-now-made-up rumor has it Meth Bitch Ashley turned down Fox‘s advances to make a sitcom based on her story!).

There’s also new information from an article posted there:

Both girls have been in trouble with the law before. Clayton County records show Miller was cited last July for speeding and DUI. Johnston was arrested on Christmas night and charged with criminal trespass after Lawrenceville Police caught her breaking into her parents’ house in the River Colony subdivision in Lawrenceville. Lisa and Edward Johnston were out of town, and when contacted by The Lawrenceville Police Department they said “Heather hasn’t lived there in months” and specifically indicated “she does not belong inside.”
— emphasis added by me.

There it is! Parental neglect!! Additional fodder for her defense attorney!

Heather the Hot has also made America’s Most Wanted!

And, finally, even Muslims want to jump on her fame by citing her in an article about respecting the ambitions of Muslim girls:

We should worry about 19 year-old Heather Johnston, who was known as the ‘Barbie Bandit’ after robbing a bank in Georgia. We should be asking, ‘How did a straight-A student and agile tennis player with great potential turn into a bank robber?’

Ah, Heather! The world loves you! I love you! Fly away with me my little lovebucket!

TruLuv

Prior coverage of that free-spirited bank-robbing heart-breaking hair-styling stalker-creating transvestite-making she-goddess, Heather The Hot, in this blog:
Heather The Hot: Hot Crime And Cold Punishment
Heather The Hot: See? I’ve Found A Way For Our Love To Grow!
Heather The Hot: The Results Are In!
Heather The Hot: The Early Legal Years
Heather The Hot: Hot Action Photos!
Heather: She Has A Hot Brain Too!
Heather: Hotter Than Ever!
Heather: Unrepetant And Still Hot!
I Should Have Known The Hot One Is Named Heather
Hold Me Up, Then Tie Me Down!

UPDATE: Click on the Barbie Bandits category or the Heather category to see all the posts, which include the latest ones.