2012 Mar 15, 6:25
2011 Oct 25, 5:37
An original iPod guy has a new company that makes... wait for it... thermostats. Weird. Well they look cool anyway.
2010 Apr 11, 2:16
languages or third party platforms...
2010 Mar 4, 3:06 2010 Jan 29, 9:42
"These jokes come so naturally you don't even have to think about it. You just mock."
2009 Jul 16, 3:28
"I was up a ladder painting when I got the call from a lady with an American accent from Apple saying she was the head of legal affairs and that they wanted to acknowledge the work that I had
2009 Jun 25, 11:45
"Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now is the Creative Commons comics adaptation of six short stories by Boing Boing editor and science-fiction writer Cory Doctorow... The result are
eight Creative Commons mobile comics specifically designed for iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices."
2009 Jan 8, 5:49
Gloves with the ends of the index finger and thumb missing for using phones and the like while keeping the rest of your hands warm. Good idea!
2008 Dec 29, 12:22
"This wasn't my fault. Anyone could have dropped his stupid iPod in the toilet. It's really the government here. I mean, at this point the building contained six customs officials, an army of
policemen, people from various security agencies, a bomb squad, and a couple of detectives."
2008 Dec 29, 12:21
This reminds me of the case of the iPod in the toilet which I could have sword I already posted to delicious...
2008 Sep 16, 7:54
I just upgraded to the Zune 3.0 software which includes games and purchasing music on the Zune via WiFi
and once again I'm thrilled that the new firmware is available for old
Zunes like mine. Rooting around looking at the new features I noticed Zune Badges for
the first time. They're like Xbox Achievements, for example I have a Pixies Silver Artist Power Listener award for listening to the Pixies over 1000 times. I know its ridiculous but I like it, and
now I want achievements for everything.
Achievements everywhere would require more developments in self-tracking. Self-trackers, folks who keep statistics on exactly when and what they eat, when and how much they exercise, anything one
may track about one's self, were the topic of a Kevin Kelly Quantified Self blog post (also check out Cory Doctorow's SF
short story The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away featuring a colony of self-trackers).
For someone like me with a medium length attention span the data collection needs to be completely automatic or I will lose interest and stop collecting within a week. For instance, Nike iPod shoes that keep track of how many steps the wearer takes. I'll also need software to analyze, display, and share this data on a website like
Mycrocosm. I don't want to have to spend extreme amounts of time to create something as wonderful as the Feltron
Report (check out his statistic on how many daily measurements he takes for the report). Once we have the data we can give out achievements for everything!
Achievements for Everyday Life
Eat at least ten different kinds of animals.
Meet at least 10% of the residents in your home town.
Visit a city in every country.
Survive at least 80 years of life.
Of course none of the above is practical yet, but how about Delicious achievements based on the public Delicious feeds? That should be doable...
2008 Jan 16, 2:53
These are as bad as favicons! Boo on URI space squatting.
2007 Apr 18, 11:31
A shoulder holster to replace your wallet, store your keys, ipod, etc. Sounds neat but I imagine it would take some explaining at the airport. Also, I like the idea but I don't think I'd want anyone
to see me wearing this.
2007 Mar 28, 3:53
Software to convert DVDs or other video into something for your iPod. Recommended to me by Matt.
2007 Mar 1, 7:26
Tutorial on getting TV shows that I've recorded with Windows Media Center Edition onto my iPod.
2007 Feb 20, 3:02
An article on syncing music and video to and from your iPod on any computer using a non-iTunes application.
2006 Sep 14, 10:23 2006 Sep 14, 10:18 2005 Apr 23, 3:23
Linux on the iPod