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          VMWARE FUSIONを買ってその上でXPを動かせば?        

追加の費用が発生しますが、ウインドウ切り替えて使えるし、BootCampのごとく再起動して切り替える必要はないですし。あ、パラレルもありますね。

色々なOSできるのもMacならでは?

先に回答の方もあるように。ついでに開発なら、iPhoneのを作ってみるとか、?

一台で、Unix(Linux).Mac,Ms系と多彩にできるPCもMacならでは、、、

結論:仮想環境をこさえて使い続ける。


          Brian Merchant: ”The one device – the secret history of the Iphone”        
Vännen i fickan. Ett avslöjande reportage om jubilerande lur. Martin Jönsson skriver om boken ”The one device – the secret history of the Iphone” av Brian Merchant..
          Î— Adobe καταργεί οριστικά το Flash στα τέλη του 2020        

Ο θάνατος του Flash έχει προβλεφθεί εδώ και αρκετό καιρό, ειδικά μετά τις κινήσεις της Adobe τα τελευταία χρόνια, όμως σήμερα γνωρίζουμε και την ακριβή ημερομηνία που η πάλαι ποτέ δημοφιλής τεχνολογία του Internet, θα αφήσει την τελευταία της πνοή.
Αυτή δεν είναι άλλη από την 31η Δεκεμβρίου του 2020 σύμφωνα με σημερινή ανακοίνωση της Adobe, όταν και η εταιρεία θα σταματήσει να κυκλοφορεί αναβαθμίσεις για το Flash αλλά και να το διαθέτει στην αγορά σε οποιαδήποτε έκδοσή του. Στην ανακοίνωση η εταιρεία αναφέρει και ενδιαφέροντα στατιστικά στοιχεία που δείχνουν τη σημαντική πτώση στη χρήση ιστοσελίδων που χρησιμοποιούν την τεχνολογία. Συγκεκριμένα το 2014, το 80% των χρηστών του Chrome browser επισκεπτόντουσαν καθημερινά τουλάχιστον μία ιστοσελίδα με Flash περιεχόμενο, ένα ποσοστό που κατακρημνίστηκε στο 17% στις μέρες μας.

Μέχρι το τέλος του 2020, η Adobe θα κυκλοφορεί αναβαθμίσεις ασφάλειας σε συνεργασία με την Apple, τη Mozilla, τη Microsoft και τη Google προκειμένου να υπάρχει τυπική υποστήριξη στους browsers των συγκεκριμένων εταιρειών. Ήδη οι περισσότερες από αυτές τις εταιρείες έχουν προχωρήσει εδώ και αρκετό καιρό σε απενεργοποίηση του Flash περιεχομένου από τις ιστοσελίδες που φορτώνει ο χρήστης, και ο οποίος θα πρέπει να κάνει κλικ προκειμένου να εμφανίσει το σχετικό περιεχόμενο.

Η τεχνολογία Flash αν και δεν έκανε εύκολη τη ζωή των προγραμματιστών, εντούτοις έδινε τη δυνατότητα δημιουργίας εντυπωσιακών ιστοσελίδων, οι οποίες όμως δεν μπορούσαν σε καμία περίπτωση να είναι εξίσου εντυπωσιακές και σε φορητές συσκευές και ειδικότερα στα smartphones. Στην ιστορία έχει περάσει άλλωστε η απόφαση του Steve Jobs που από την πρώτη στιγμή είχε αποκλείσει την παρουσία του περιεχομένου Flash στο iPhone εξαιτίας των προβλημάτων που δημιουργούσε με την αυτονομία της συσκευής.

Επιπλέον τα τελευταία χρόνια, η άνοδος των ανοιχτών προτύπων HTML 5, WebGL, CSS και Javascript, δίνει την ευκαιρία στους προγραμματιστές να δημιουργήσουν εξίσου εντυπωσιακές ιστοσελίδες και web υπηρεσίες, με τη δυνατότητα αυτές να τρέχουν σε διαφορετικών ειδών συσκευές με ελάχιστες αλλαγές.

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          Î¤Î—ΛΕΓΝΟΥΣ: Ο «Τειρεσίας» της κινητής μόλις ξεκίνησε. Πώς μπαίνεις και πώς βγαίνεις από την black list        

Το σενάριο γνωστό και επαναλαμβανόμενο. Χρήστες υπηρεσιών κινητής τηλεφωνίας “φέσωναν” τις εταιρείες και προχωρούσαν ακάθεκτοι προς τον επόμενο πάροχο. Όλα αυτά από σήμερα τέλος καθώς παίρνει μπροστά ο “Τηλεγνούς“, φορέας αντίστοιχος με το ‘Τειρεσία” που πιάνει στην τσιμπίδα του τους ασυνεπείς στις τραπεζικές συναλλαγές.

Ο Τηλεγνούς που συμμετέχουν με ισόποσα μερίδια Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind και Cyta ξεκινάει την λειτουργία του μετά από την θετική γνωμοδότηση της Αρχής Προστασίας Δεδομένων Προσωπικού Χαρακτήρα. Σκοπός του είναι η σύσταση και λειτουργία κοινού αρχείου με δεδομένα οικονομικής συμπεριφοράς συνδρομητών – πελατών (φυσικών ή νομικών προσώπων) των εταιρειών κινητών επικοινωνιών.

Πηγές των δεδομένων και αποδέκτες της πληροφορίας που θα προκύπτει από το αρχείο θα είναι αποκλειστικά οι εταιρείες κινητών επικοινωνιών, που εκάστοτε συμμετέχουν στο φορέα.

Όπως αναφέρεται, δύο είναι τα κριτήρια για την ένταξη κάποιου στον Τηλεγνού:

1. Οφειλή ίση ή μεγαλύτερη των διακοσίων ευρώ, η οποία έχει καταστεί ληξιπρόθεσμη για πάνω από ενενήντα ημέρες.
2. Ληξιπρόθεσμη οφειλή συνεπεία μη πληρωμής κανενός λογαριασμού και αποσύνδεση ή μεταφορά σε άλλο δίκτυο μέσω φορητότητας. Εδώ θα πρέπει να διευκρινισθεί ότι ληξιπρόθεσμη καθίσταται η οφειλή που παραμένει μετά την παρέλευση τριάντα ημερών από την ημερομηνία έκδοσης του λογαριασμού χρέωσης που αναγράφεται επ΄αυτού.

Πόσο εύκολο είναι τώρα να βγει κάποιος από το αρχείο δεδομένων οικονομικής συμπεριφοράς που διατηρεί η Τηλεγνούς;
Με την τακτοποίηση της ληξιπρόθεσμης οφειλής στην εκάστοτε εταιρεία κινητών επικοινωνιών, η εταιρεία διαγράφει άμεσα την εγγραφή από το αρχείο της Τηλεγνούς.
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           Σημαντική ενημέρωση ασφαλείας για το iOS        

Η Apple ξεκίνησε από τις πρώτες πρωινές ώρες τη διάθεση της νεότερης ενημέρωσης ασφαλείας για το iOS που ανεβάζει το λογισμικό στην έκδοση 10.3.3.

Όπως συνηθίζεται, το update διορθώνει διάφορα κενά ασφαλείας που έχουν εντοπιστεί και ένα από αυτά είναι και αρκετά σοβαρό, αφού είχε βρεθεί τρόπος απόκτησης πρόσβασης σε ένα iPhone/iPad μέσω του chip που είναι υπεύθυνο για τη σύνδεσή του σε οποιοδήποτε WiFi δίκτυο!

Πέραν του iOS πάντως, αναβαθμίσεις έχουμε και για το watchOS που ανεβαίνει στην έκδοση 3.2.3, αλλά και το tvOS για την τέταρτης γενιάς Apple TV που φτάνει τη συσκευή στην έκδοση 10.2.2.

Τέλος, υπάρχει αναβάθμιση και για το MacOS Sierra που ανεβάζει την έκδοση λογισμικού στο 10.12.6.

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          Sprint Prepaid Teams Up With Best Buy To Offer Free Month Of Service        
Sprint Prepaid Teams Up With Best Buy To Offer Free Month Of Service

Looks like Sprint is on a roll as we enter into the holiday season. The carrier offers another year-end special offer through its Sprint Prepaid brand, which is collaborating with retail giant Best Buy in giving customers one month of service that is completely free of charge. 

This special offer is a limited time offer only, and is open to all subscribers buying a new eligible handset from Best Buy and activating it under a Sprint Prepaid plan. Phones that eligible include the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the LG Tribute, the LG Volt, and the Sharp Crystal.

Customers get to choose from three Sprint Prepaid plans that already include unlimited calls and unlimited text messaging. These plans are: the $35 monthly plan that includes 1 gigabyte of data, the $45 monthly plan that includes 3 gigabyte of data, and the $55 monthly plan 

Apart from unlimited calls and texting, Sprint Prepaid's plans also offer 50 minutes of off-network voice roaming per month. This is not usually offered by other prepaid service providers, which should delight those who decide to go for a prepaid plan from Sprint.

Sprint's free first month special offer is certainly a treat, but other prepaid brands also offer competitive deals. For instance, Cricket Wireless (AT&T's prepaid brand) has its Basic Plan, which offers unlimited calls, unlimited text messaging, and 1 gigabyte of high-speed data for $35 each month, that is once an AutoPay credit is applied.

New prepaid player Red Pocket also has an interesting offer. Via its GSMT Unlimited Everything plan, you get unlimited calls, unlimited text messaging, 200 minutes of international calls, and 2 gigabytes of data at full speed for $39.99 every recharge. This offer is also eligible for a full month of service free of charge from Red Pocket, provided the customer gets two months worth of recharges.

The year is not over yet, and we may still see other holiday deals from prepaid brands in the coming days or weeks. But Sprint Prepaid's offer is truly worth checking out. Customers can avail of it until January 31st of next year at all Best Buy retail stores in the United States.

Sprint has been rather busy in the past few weeks. The carrier has made its iPhone for Life and Easy Pay options available from Apple retails stores for the holidays. Apart from that, it has also teamed up with Uber in offering a free first ride promo for Sprint customers who sign up for the transport service. Interested to know more about Sprint's deals? You can compare plans and phones from the carrier here.

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          AT&T Expands Voice Over LTE To 18 Additional Markets        
AT&T Expands Voice Over LTE To 18 Additional Markets

AT&T first launched its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service about seven months ago, but now the carrier is expanding its reach by adding 18 new markets for its VoLTE and HD Voice offerings.

The list of new markets include District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. 

The good news is that this is just the beginning. AT&T's target is to transition every consumer to VoLTE. That would be easier said than done for sure, considering the tons of networks that need to be set up and the hardware that needs to be deployed. But AT&T is positive about the outcome, and early signs of success are certainly visible.

As stated by John Donovan, AT&T's Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations, the carrier's VoLTE network is performing very well after some internal tests, scoring an average of more than 99 percent in terms of accessibility and retainability (how well the users stay connected).

For those not in the know, VoLTE technology lets users simultaneously make calls and browse the Internet using their smartphones with very fast 4G LTE data speeds. 

As for HD Voice, it is a type of wideband technology that allows for better call quality with minimal background noise, made possible through widening the frequency range of the audio signals.

Voice calls were previously transmitted on a rather limited frequency range (between 300 Hertz to 3.4 Hertz). But with HD Voice, that frequency range is extended from 50 Hertz to 7 KiloHertz, and sometimes even beyond, in order to achieve high definition quality in voice calls.

However, before users can enjoy HD Voice, they need to meet the requirements. Firstly, the service must be available in their geographical area (AT&T is working on it). Secondly, the person calling and the recipient of the call must both use handsets that are HD Voice capable. For AT&T customers, just about the only devices available from their carrier that meet this requirement are the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

AT&T is far from being the only major wireless carrier that offers HD Voice though. Sprint may have been the first off the blocks, offering its customers a 30-day trial run of its HD Voice service in June earlier this year. Even Verizon Wireless is working on its own HD Voice brand, and the talk is that the Big Red will utilizing the AMR-wideband standard (the industry norm) for its service.

Interestingly, AT&T and Verizon Wireless are working together in providing clear call quality in both their customers. If they can pull this off, AT&T customers will be able to call their friends and family who are on Verizon as clearly as possible, and vice versa.

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          iOS Update Quashes Dangerous SSL Bug        

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If you haven't gotten the iOS 7.0.6 update, you need to stop what you're doing and get it now. There's a dangerous SSL bug that can hurt you in numerous ways if you don't take care of it right away by updating your Apple operating system. Even if you have an older version, you're going to want to make sure you're protected and have the latest OS available for your particular mobile device.


Back in February of this year, it came out that not updating could lead to bad people being able to read and modify encrypted communications whether people were using iPhones, iPads or other iOS devices. As you might imagine, this upset a lot of people. The good news is that Apple was pretty quick at making sure an update was available for people who downloaded it.


And yet that's part of the problem - not everyone updates their operating system on their own, especially on their phone or mobile device. Some people have claimed that it wasn't a flaw and was built-in iOS as a means for people - like the NSA perhaps - to be able to spy on people easier. Apple denied the claims, of course, but if you Google around, you're going to find some interesting speculation about the "flaw" found in iOS.


According to Ars Technica, the problem may have gone beyond iOS mobile devices and actually affected Mac OS X users - even if they had all the current patches and updates installed! According to them, "[The] vulnerability has been confirmed in iOS versions 6.1.5, 7.0.4, and 7.0.5, and OS X 10.9.0 and 10.9.1." That's quite a wide vulnerability. And while Apple seemed to be working fast to squash the bug last month, there's a good chance that a lot of people still don't have it patched.


In order to make sure you stay safe, here are some specific tips you should follow.


  • Always Update - The first thing you want to do is make sure you ALWAYS update your OS when you find out there's a new version available.
  • Be Aware - In order to know when you should update your OS, you're going to make sure you're aware of major problems that have been found.
  • Act Quickly - The sooner you patch the vulnerable code, the sooner you're going to be safe from attacks.


While there's no guarantee your mobile devices are going to be safe and secure, you want to make sure you take whatever steps you can to guarantee that you're as safe as possible. If you have any thoughts or opinions about the latest iOS update that killed some major security flaws, feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you're thinking.


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          Play Roulette On Your iPhone        
Online gambling on mobile devices is getting more popular these days. It wasn’t always possible to play such games on iPhones, because Apple didn’t allow users to play Flash-files. As a response, casinos decided to develop their own iPhone apps. In countries like The Netherlands casino-apps weren’t allowed in the App Store, but luckily a lot […]
          Recover Your Lost Files With EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac        
Keeping your information protected and secure with a backup solution is crucial, yet consider the possibility that you delete something before you created a backup. What should you do when you never created a backup and accidentally erased a record? The appropriate response isn’t to move around shouting in frenzy. The appropriate response is to ensure you have […]
          Files lost after iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS        
Sometimes, you may encounter “iPhone stuck on Apple logo” issue when you want to jailbreak your device or update the iOS version. Moreover, hardware failure is another cause of this issue. When this issue happens, your iPhone is stuck on white Apple logo screen of death, and you are unable to turn the device on […]
          How to transfer your contacts/message/pictures/music/video from pc to iPhone        
If you have been using an iPhone for some time now, you would be pretty familiar with the fact that the transference of data between your iPhone and your computer is very important due to a number of different reasons. You often need to transfer your contacts, messages, pictures, music & videos from your PC […]
          Best Security apps to Protect your smartphone from Hackers        
The iOS system on iPhones and iPads is very reliable and isn’t that vulnerable for viruses, malware and hackers as Android is. However, no operating system is 100% hacker-proof. This is why it is wise to install some applications that can help you prevent attacks from hackers. Below we created a short list of applications that […]
          Recover Your Lost iPhone Files With EaseUS MobiSaver Free        
iPhones are used for very important personal stuff, but there is no trash can on iOS. This means that your data is gone once you hit the delete button, which can have bad consequences. Luckily there are some tools that can help you get your lost data back. EaseUS MobiSaver Free is such a tool. With EaseUS MobiSaver […]
          Mobile Games Are Extremely Popular        
Mobile phones have a special place in everyday life. Because of this, a lot of people started playing their favourite online games on their phones. Games such as Bejewelled, Age of Empire, Team Fortress, Sim City and Roller Coaster Tycoon have all been released for smartphones and tablets, so people don’t have to stay home […]
          Recover Your Lost iPhone & iPad Files With EaseUS MobiSaver        
Don’t you hate that feeling, when you accidentally remove something from your phone and wish you could get it back? Well with the iPhone data recovery tool “EaseUS MobiSaver” this is possible. And best of all, you could try it for free. EaseUS MobiSaver is a simple to use program that works both on Mac […]
          Playing Online Slots on the iPhone        
The iPhone is currently one of the most popular mobile devices used by players worldwide to access hundreds of slots offered by various online casinos, particularly in the UK where online casinos are fully legal. Key differences that set the iPhone version of an online slot apart from the desktop version include the incorporation of […]
          iPhone Casino Games Are Increasing In Popularity        
A few months ago in the Dutch news, via the broadcaster NOS, it was told that some 1.5 million Dutch gamble online now and then, on an annual basis. Despite the still unregulated Dutch market, online casinos based in Malta or Curacao, such as as Leo Vegas Casino or Mr Green Casino find their way to Dutch […]
          Summer heights        

Summer heights

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          Orchid        

Orchid

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          Faded        

Faded

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          Where is the Tablet market going?        
I’m not, perhaps you know it, a big fan of Apple. Lately, however, it seems that Cupertino has reached again, as with the iPhone, the usual result: create a product, open a market, consolidate a large chunk of the customers
          black 101        

black 101

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          2354        

2354

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          52        

52

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          27/06/16        

27/06/16

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          96        

96

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          Blues        

Blues

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          Tropical days        

Tropical days

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          Pink 102        

Pink 102

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          Cardigan Blues        

Cardigan Blues

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          205        

205

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          Sense & Sensibility        

Sense & Sensibility

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          Summer Time sadness        

Summer Time sadness

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          GameStop Mobile launches as AT&T virtual carrier, gives us rare bring-your-own GSM in US (update)        

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Here's an expansion of mobile competition in the US that comes out of left field, even for us: GameStop as a cellular provider. GameStop Mobile, as it's called, is that rare bird of an AT&T-based MVNO that relies on a bring-your-own-device strategy. As long as your hardware works on AT&T's 850MHz and 1,900MHz bands and isn't locked to another carrier, you can bring any GSM- and HSPA-based phone (or data-only device) and use it contract-free: rates start at anything from a strictly pay-as-you-go $5 through to a $55 monthly plan with unlimited voice and text, if just an anemic 500MB of data. Tablet owners and other data-only fans can pay the same $55 for 1GB per month -- a bit stiff considering that those on AT&T proper can get 5GB of data for slightly less. No doubt this is to take advantage of iPad and iPhone trade-ins, PlayStation Vitas and the overall rise of unlocked devices. We're just wondering whether GameStop will catch a few customers subscribing as they pick up their Diablo III pre-orders or else face the uncertain future that befalls many MVNOs.

Update: As our friends at Joystiq have pointed out, the GameStop Mobile website is no longer publicly accessible. Looks like someone may have pulled the switch a bit too early.


          #033: Ideen bewusst generieren: Der Ideen-Marathon        

Wurden Sie auch schon mal von der Muse geküsst? Ein wunderbares Gefühl!

Leider muss man die Muse auch einladen, damit Sie uns nicht einfach ignoriert. Warten wir einfach auf neue Ideen, dann warten wir lange.

Es gibt aber eine einfache Methode, Ideen am Laufmeter zu generieren: Der Idee-Marathon.

Hören Sie hier, was dieser Idee-Marathon ist, wie Sie es dann schaffen, Ihre Ideen auch tatsächlich umzusetzen, und wie Sie Ideen unterwegs festhalten können.

Ideen bewusst generieren: Der Ideen-Marathon

 

 

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          How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone or iPad        
Is the storage full on your iOS device? Here's how to figure out what's taking up the most space so you can decide what to delete.
          classic basics        

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          lemon yellow heels        

lemon yellow heels

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          mint skinnies        

mint skinnies

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          comfy casual        

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          love the metals        

love the metals

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          Hohrizontal 51 är här! ”Lackhyllan” har fÃ¥tt en riktig konkurrent!        

Nu har tyska Finite Elemente skapat hyllhögtalaren Hohrizontal 51, en HiFi-hylla med inbyggda högtalare, docka för iPod/iPhone samt analoga ingÃ¥ngar för andra källor. Koppla in TVn, Cd-spelare eller varför inte en AirPort Express och strömma din favoritmusik direkt till hyllan. Systemet styrs sedan enkelt med den tillhörande fjärrkontrollen. Hohrizontal 51 finns i flera färger och […]

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***** SUPPORT ALL WAYS TO CREATE RINGTONE *****nnWe give you unlimited free ringtone possibilities!nn- Ringtone designer will convert all (mp3 & AAC) iTunes music to ringtones.nn- Ringtone recorder will allow to record family and friend voices as ringtones.nn- Share ringtones on iTunes, Emailnn- Support all iPhone version
          iPhone 7 Plus’ın ekranı nasıl değiştirilir?        
iPhone 7 Plus aldınız ve tüm dikkatinize, hassas kullanmanıza rağmen bir kaza sonucu  ekranı kırıldı. Bazen elimizden geleni yapsakta sakarlıklar ve kazalara engel olamıyoruz....
          Apple iPhone SE Single SIM 4G 32GB Goud smartphone        

Normale prijs: € 548,00

Aanbiedingsprijs: € 499,00


          Apple iPhone SE 4G 128GB Roze goud        

Normale prijs: € 673,00

Aanbiedingsprijs: € 612,00


          Apple iPhone SE Single SIM 4G 32GB Roze goud smartphone        

Normale prijs: € 548,00

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          Apple iPhone SE 4G 128GB Grijs        

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          Q&A: What kind of adapter do I need to keep my electronics charged in Ireland?        

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          What does the year 2015 have to do with the year 1984?        

I wrote this down in my iPhone notes back during the year 2015, but didn't get around to posting it on this blog as follows:

What does the year 2015 have to do with the year 1984?

Both have the same conjunctive prime factors - ie. the highest prime factor. 

1984 factors into 31 prime X 64

2015 factors into 31 prime X 65

31 is the conjunctive prime - the highest prime factor - of this phrase "The Lord God" as follows:

The (285) Lord (3694) God (764) = 4743 = 31 prime X 153

65 corresponds to ON (65).  

So you could say that - by simple multiplication and prime factoring - today "The Lord God" is ON.  

Another small note:

4743 "The Lord God" minus the year 2015 = 2728 = 31 prime X 88

This means that 2015 marks the beginning of the 89th cycle of 31 "The Lord God" prime.  

89 is the prime of Leo (356) which is the astrological sign for the month of August whose ruling planet is the Sun and which corresponds to the Human Heart.  

Leo (356) = 89 prime X 4

If we move ahead 31 "The Lord God" years from 2015 we will arrive at the year 2046 which is ONE (1) from 2047 which is the end of the 23rd cycle of 89 years. 23 corresponds to I (9) Am (14) = 23 prime which is our Lord's original name and title given to Moses on Mt. Sinai - ie. "I Am....the Lord thy God..." Exodus 20:2.  89 is the prime of Leo as seen above....

In the middle of the first 1000 prime numbers - right in the center - you will find 2389 which conjoins 23 prime and 89 prime together.  This is actually the Leo (356th) prime number - you must include ONE (1) in the count for for thousands of years ONE (1) was always considered to be a prime number. 

Which brings us back to 2015....

2015 + 31 = 2046 which factors into 31 "The Lord God" prime X 66.

66 is 23 "I (9) Am (14)" from 89. 

If we multiply 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" X 31 "The Lord God" the result is 2759 which is TWO (2) X Leo (356) = 712 from 2047 which is 23 "I (9) Am (14)" X 89 Prime of Leo (356)"

So the bottom line is that 31 - the core prime essence of the year 2015 - is EXACTLY TWO (2) Leo's (356 X 2 = 712) from the "I Am Leo" year of 2047 - (23 "I (9) Am (14)" X 89 "Prime of Leo (356)".

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          Sorcerian Remake Spellbound For iPhone        

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          Smart Phone Insurance Coverage – Is It Worth It?        

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          iPhone 7 Repair – Eliminating 3.5mm Audio Port May Mean Trouble        

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          Fix your Xperia X10        
Many reviewers test a product over a period of 1 week and feel they can adequately give someone advice on whether or not to buy a certain product. I’ve lived with the Xperia X10 for almost a year now so my review is very personal and will touch on all the –ve’s and positives for the phone.

Camera

The camera on the phone is great and it was one of the key buying points when I got the phone. I have however realised that I don’t use the camera nearly as often as I thought I would. The camera is good compared to other phones, but no where near as good as a good 5 megapixel camera – such as Canon IXUS range.

The dedicated camera button can take 4-10 seconds to launch camera app – that is annoying. I have not found a fix for that yet.

TimeScape and MediaScape

Those 2 apps were another reason I bought the phone. They were great for about 2-3 weeks, after which I wanted toknow how to get rid of them. The problem with those 2 apps is that you can get many apps on the market that can do a better job. For example, I don’t use MediaScape for music or video – instead I use PowerAmp and RockPlayer. Not X10 users I know use MediaScape. As for TimeScape – I used it for 1 week and never touched it again. It’s a shame that these are the 2 apps that hold back quick Android updates on the X10 – one has to wonder just how important they are to Sony Ericsson (yes no user would mind if you got rid of them)?

Perhaps Sony Ericsson would do well to offer a customised version of X10 and a non customised version. If there was ever a phone that could have toppled the iPhone it was this phone. Sony Ericsson needs to be very careful not to fall in the Microsoft trap – for 10 years Microsoft thought it had the formula for Smartphones figured out. Users view their Smartphones like Computers. When a new OS comes out – give me the ability to update. If Sony Ericsson employees have computers, they will understand how important it is to be able to remove manufacturer add-ons – like MediaScape and TimeScape. Instead of wasting money on MediaScape why not just buy PowerAmp????

On the Move Music Player Test

You cannot select music using MediaScape if you’re walking. IMPOSSIBLE! The buttons are too small and the swipe bar at the bottom is just too thin. iPhone music player buttons are bigger and easy to select music as you walk. Blackberry Bold is also easy, albeit not touch screen. Sony Ericsson – maybe it’s time you fired you UX team! Seriously, pick uo one of the phones and walk at a moderate pace and try and select Album – Scroll to one in the middle of the list – select a song in the middle of the album! IMPOSSIBLE! Yet, this is an afterthought for iPhone or people who download a 3rd party app!


Fixing Headset Volume on Xperia X10

A quick look around on any train ride and ½ the people have headphones on. Music player functionality just has to be spot-on in this day and age where the iPod/iPhone set the benchmark over 3-4 years ago.

The headset volume of Xperia X10 running Android 1.6 is just terrible. Many of you will say that the X10 is now on Android 2.1 Éclair. Great – so I retested and decided that the 2.1 results would be the best and most up to date. I compared it to 2 of my old phones – the iPhone 3G the Blackberry Bold (9000) and my wife’s iPhone 4. I conducted the test with a pair of in-ear JVC-FXC80 headphones and over-ear AKG 701. The X10 volume is still terrible. It is about ½ as loud as the iPhone 3G. The Blackberry Bold is very loud and clear – the iPhone 4 has no reception but sounds great all the same.

I downloaded PowerAmp and tried to boost the volume that way. DISTORTION! That’s right, when it’s loud the music is simply too distorted. This is obviously not the fix for the volume. PowerAmp is a great music player, but it is definitely not going to sort out your music playing experience on the X10.

I did a quick search using Google and there were suggestions that the Nordic ROM would fix the headphone problem. So at last after almost 10 months I decided to download a custom ROM and root my phone whilst I was at it.

So I went here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=835308 and downloaded the custom ROM, loaded it on the X10 and fired up the music player.

FIXED!

Yes, the music is now louder. Shame on you Sony Ericsson!

Saving Battery

Here is the best tip anyone can give you. Download a plain black background and use it as your wallpaper. Turn down your screen brightness (contrast is better with the black wall paper) and there you have it. 20-30% better battery!

Keyboard

Does anyone actually use the Default X10 keyboard? I use SwiftKey.

Making Phone calls

The buttons are now bigger and pressing the call button does not tale you to another menu item like in 1.6 but makes the call! Good job. I think the calling functionality is good. Just make the letters a little bigger on the contacts menu.

Hindsight

In hindsight I probably should have gone for the Google Nexus One. The fact that it receives updates before any other phone is justification enough. I have lived on Android 1.6 for almost 12 months and my contract ends in 6 months time. Logic would suggest – once bitten twice shy. The other reason is the volume on the Nexus One. I could play my music properly.

My next phone will run be an HTC or Vanilla Android. I’m not interested in silly customisations that delay software upgrades – HTC somehow has their upgrades figured out.

In 6 months time I’ll upgrade to a phone with better than 640 x 960 resolution. If Samsung can get AMOLED screens to 640 X 960 then they have a winner. But it would be silly to play catch up with the iPhone. I would suggest 640 X 1024.
          Guide for Picking The Best Android Phone for You        
Sony Xperia X10 vs Nexus One vs Motorola Droid vs Acer Liquid vs Archos


Xperia X10


Nexus One


Motorola Droid


Acer Liquid



(Updated: 21st Jan 2010) The Android handset landscape has changed drastically over the past year, from a literal handful of options to – the fingers on both your hands, the toes on both your feet and all the mistresses Tiger Woods has had in the past 24 hours (OK, maybe 4 hours). You get the point though, there are quite a few options and through the course of 2010 these options will only increase.


The only other mainstream handset smartphone option that rivals the Android handset options available in 2010 will be the Windows mobile platform – and we're all rushing for it – not!


So what are the handsets to consider in 2010? The ones currently released on the market that we will look at are the Acer Liquid and Motorola Droid and an additional three to be released early 2010, the Sony Xperia X10, Google Nexus One (Passion, HTC Bravo) and Archos Phone Tablet – though we only have a handful of details on the phone.



Archos Phone


We will look at hardware and software sub-categories, and compare the phones based based on the information we have.


HARDWARE


Processor


The Nexus One and Sony Xperia X10 have the snappier Qualcomm Snapdragon 1Ghz processor onboard. The Acer Liquid has a downclocked version of the Snapdragon running at 728Mhz – perhaps to conserve battery. This would probably put the Acer Liquids performance more on par with the Motorola Droids. The Archos Phone promises to be a really fast phone with an upgraded ARM Cortex processor running at 1Ghz and also with improved GPU over Droid and iPhone.


Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250, 1.0 GHz

Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 550 Mhz

Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250, 1.0 GHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250, 768 MHz

ARM Cortex 1Ghz


Graphics


The Snapdragon's Adreno 200 Graphics core is phenomenal on the triangle render benchmark, coming in with a score of approximately 22 million triangles per/sec compared to approximately 7 million triangles/sec on the Motorola's SGX530. This is an important element for 3D graphics. Interestingly, the iPhone 3GS has a similar CPU to Motorola Droid but an upgraded faster SGX535 GPU which is capable of 28 million triangles/sec and 400 M Pixels/sec. Archos may get better SGX GPU.


Xperia X-10 Graphics Demo


Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Adreno 200 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0

PowerVR SGX530 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0

Adreno 200 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0

Adreno 200 Graphics Core with OpenGLES 2.0

PowerVR SGX540?

22 M Triangles/sec

7 M Triangles/sec

22 M Triangles/sec

22 M Triangles/sec

35 M Triangles/sec

133 M Pixels/sec

250 M Pixels/sec

133 M Pixels/sec

133 M Pixels/sec

1000 M Pixels/sec

HD Decode (720p)

HD Decode (720p)

HD Decode (720p)

HD Decode (720p)



3-D Graphics Benchmark









Motorola Droid 20.7 FPS (Android 2.0).

Nexus One 27.6 FPS. (Android 2.1)

Acer Liquid 34 FPS. (Android 1.6)

Xperia X10 34FPS+ est. (Android 1.6)



Note: All phones tested running WVGA resolution 480 x 800 or 480 X 854. Different versions of Android will be a factor e.g. Android 2.0 + reproduces 16 million colors vs 56K for 1.6. Older phones such as G1, iPhone 3GS may score 25-30 FPS but they use lower 480 X 320 resolution.



Memory/Storage


The Nexus One comes in with an impeccable 512MB of RAM. This provides an element of future proofing for the hardware and puts it in a league of its own. The Xperia X10 comes with 1GB of ROM and 384 MB of RAM. The 1GB means you'll be able to have twice as many apps on your phone until Google lets you save on your removable memory. The Acer Liquid and Droid are more or less the same.




Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

RAM

512 MB

256 MB

384 MB

256 MB


Flash

512 MB

512 MB

1024 MB

512 MB



Display


The Nexus One uses an AMOLED screen which provides crispy images and more saturated colors than a TFT-LCD. It's also more energy efficient. Xperia X10 packs a 4.0 inch TFT screen with 854 x 480 resolution. Expect similar picture quality to the Motorola Droid for the Sony Ericson phone. The Archos Phone promises to deliver an interesting experience that could potentially make it the King of Androids.



Spot the difference: Top TFT-LCD screen and bottom OLED



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

800 x 480 px, 3.7 in (94 mm), WVGA,

AMOLED

854 x 480 px, 3.7 in (94 mm), WVGA,

TFT-LCD

854 x 480 px, 4.0 in (102 mm), WVGA,

TFT-LCD

800 x 480 px, 3.5 in (89 mm), WVGA,

TFT-LCD

854x 480px, 4.3 in (109mm), WVGA, AMOLED



Display Input


All standard stuff here. All are pretty much Capacitative with multi-Touch depending on the continent you buy your phone from.



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Capacitative, Multi-Touch

Capacitative, Multi-Touch

Capacitative, Multi-Touch

Capacitative, Multi-Touch

Capacitative, Multi-Touch



Battery


The Xperia X10 has the largest battery – and might I add likely the best quality battery from the lot. It's the same battery used in the Xperia X1 and it performed admirable. Talk time for the Nexus One is very good and we expect the Xperia X10 to match this or be marginally better. Of concern is Nexus Ones 3G stand-by time of 250 hours. It's worse than the other phones but not bad at a little over 10 days! Updated 21st Jan 2010 - confirmed Xperia battery times. Xperia more or less performs at the same level as the other Android phones, delivering 5 hours talk time.


Sony 1500 mAh Battery




Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

mAh

1400 Li-Po

1400 Li-Po

1500 Li-Po

1350 Li-Po


Talk/Standby 3G

hrs/hrs

7/250

5/380

5/300

5/400




Communication


The phones are all capable of 3.5G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s) data transfer. The Motorola Droid and Sony Xperia X10 can give you a little bit extra supporting 10.2 Mbit/s data transfer. Obviously the network must exist to support these speeds. Motorola is the only one with Class 12 EDGE, but this is not too important in this day and age of 3G.




Nexus One, Bravo

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

HSDPA (Mbit/s)

7.2 (1700 band)

10.2

10.2

7.2


HSUPA

2.0 - 5.76

2.0-5.76

2.0-5.76

2.0-5.76


GSM

(850, 900,1800,1900)

Y

Y

Y

Y


EDGE

Class 10

Class 12

Class 10

Class 10


UMTS band 1/4/8

(2100/AWS/900)

Y

Y

Y

Y


GPS

Y

Y

Y

Y


Network

3-3.5G

3-3.5G

3-3.5G

3-3.5G




Connectivity:Bluetooth/Wifi


Nexus One is the only Android phone that currently offers 802.11n connectivity. In fact, I can't think of any other phone out there that also has 802.11n. This might be the Google Talk phone we all thought was heading our way after all! All phones have either bluetooth 2.0 or 2.1. These will essentially be the same as far as data transfer (3 Mbit/s) is concerned. Version 2.1 offers better power efficiency though and a few other enhancements.


Nexus One - Broadcom 802.11n



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Bluetooth

2.1 + EDR

2.1 + EDR

2.1 + EDR

2.0 + EDR

Y

802.11 b

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

802.11 g

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

802.11 n

Y

N

N

N

Y


Ports/Connectors/Sensors


The 2GB shipped micro-SD card with the Acer Liquid is unrealistic by todays standards. The Motorola Droid offers the best deal with a 16GB micro-SD. The Sony Xperia X10 is shipped with an 8GB micro-SD card, but remember the Xperia X10 also has that slightly bigger 1GB flash memory on-board as well for and impressive total of 9GB expandable to a total of 33GB. Google decided to save on costs by only offering a 4GB micro-SD card with the Nexus One, but if the idea is to compete against the iPhone then 8GB should be the minimum. Clearly the Motorola is on the right track with 16GB shipped, and you can't ignore the impressive 1GB ROM on the Xperia X10.


SanDisk working on 128GB Micro-SD




Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Sim Card

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

3.5 mm jack

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Micro USB

Y

Y

Y

Y


Shipped Micro SD/Supported (GB)

4/32

Class 2

16/32

Class 6

8/32

Unknown

2/32

Class 2


Unknown

Light Sensor

Y

Y

Y

Y


Proximity Sensor

Y

Y

Y

Y


Compass

Y

Y

Y

Y


Accelerometer

Y

Y

Y

Y


Cell/Wifi Positioning

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y



Case Material


The Motorola metal case is the sturdiest. Build quality for the Nexus One and Xperia X10 is very good. The Xperia X10 has a refelective plastic whilst the Nexus one is more industrial with teflon and metal on the bottom. Acer Liquid has average build quality, but that was always the intention with the Liquid in order to keep manufacturing costs low.



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Rubber/Plastic

Metal

Plastic

Plastic



Keyboard


If you want a physical keyboard then the Droid is your only choice in the list. The keys on the Droid keyboard are basically flush so you don't get the comfortable key separation feel on a Blackberry keyboard. The others (Droid as well) have virtual keyboards which work in portrait or landscape mode.



Droid Slide-out keyboard



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Virtual

Physical

Virtual

Virtual

Virtual


Camera


The Xperia X10 is one of the best camera phones. Sony used it's camera know how for their new smartphone lineup and it will be hard to match-up against Sony unless the other guys partner up with someone like Canon. The X10 comes with an 8.1 mp camera with X 16 digital zoom. The software has also been changed from standard Android to include typical camera options. Also included are a four face detection feature that recognizes faces in a photo and appropriately tags/files the photo. Motorola Droid comes in with a 5 mp camera with X4 digital zoom compared to the 5mp and x2 digital zoom on the Nexus One.



Xperia X10 sample photo

***Additional Photos***



Motorola Droid sample photo



Nexus One sample photo



Acer Liquid sample photo




Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Megapixel

5

5

8.1

5


Zoom

X 2

X 4

x16

1


Flash

Y

Y (dual)

Y

Y



Video


Video wise, the Nexus One, Motorola Droid and Xperia will perform roughly the same.














Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Video Res.

720x480

720x480

800x480

320x240


Flash

Y

Y

Y

N




Size/Height/Weight



Lightest and thinest is the Nexus one. Motorola is weighed down by the metal used. They all are roughly the same size as the iPhone 3Gs which comes in at 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm and weighs 135g.



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Height (mm)

119

115.8

119

115


Width (mm)

59.8

60

63

62.5


Depth (mm)

11.5

13.7

13

12.5

10

Weight (g)

130

169

135

135




SOFTWARE


OS Level


Nexus One has the most current OS level at 2.1. Motorola Droid is expected to upgrade soon as well as the Acer Liquid. The heavily customized Xperia X10 will be more of a challenge to upgrade to 2.1 because of the heavy customization.



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

2.1

2

1.6

1.6




Customization


Xperia X10 shines as far as demonstrating how customizable Android really is. The other 3 phones have very few changes to the standard Android OS.


Sony TimeScape/MediaScape



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

None

None

Rachael UI

Acer UI 3.0



Application Market


We are likely to see more App market emerge. Sony currently leads the way and Motorola and HTC (Nexus One) will follow suit as well.



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Android Market

Android Market

PlayNow, Android Market

Android Market



Media


Mediascape is an ambitious effort to add decent media functionality to Android. Sony succeeds and also introduces a fun way to organize your media. Acer has Spinlet which is not as complex as Mediascape.



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Android

Android

MediaScape

Spinlet



Social Networking


Sony again leds the customization way with Timescape. This is another good job by Sony to add extra functionality to Android. Timescape helps manage your contacts better and brings social networking and contacts onto one application.



Nexus One

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia X10

Acer Liquid

Archos Phone

Android

Android

TimeScape

Android





          Google vs. Apple        


The Android vs. iPhone battle is a fight reincarnated that we witnessed decades ago. It's a battle Apple once lost.

Google therefore decided to steal a page from a small startup called Microsoft and and their Windows OS. Google is doing this by offering Android on multiple hardware platforms compared to Apple that is doing what it has always done since the early 80's back - proprietary. Why won't Apple learn - well - because they still make money.

The advantage Google has over Apple, much like in the PC world, is they have companies that make cheap handsets and sell them - cheap. This obviously reduces Googles risk since they don't need to sell any hardware. This is analogous to the relationship between Dell, HP etc and Microsoft (back then Linux was not available). These companies put Android OS on their hardware because it's cheap (FREE) and thus increases Google market share.

Then you get the higher-end phones - with some surpassing the Apple hardware. Apple can't match the might of a collective market - Sony, Acer, Dell, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, etc.

Apple will be bigger (turnover) than any single one of the hardware manufacturers. But combined they will account for more than 50%+ of handsets on the market in 2-3 years time.

Just like Microsoft, Google will have the leading OS for handsets. If hardware manufacturers just come up with a way to upgrade hardware - eg RAM, SD cards (doable)!, CPU, Battery (doable)! then it's the Microsoft+PC vs Apple+MAC battle. We all know Microsoft won that battle.

Let's not forget the direction Google hinted it wants to take for the payment system of Market Place - all Apps bought, will be charged through Carrier. It couldn't be any easier!


LOOKOUT FOR THIS PHONE:



I think the Sony Xperia X10 is the Android phone to beat. It's iPhone competitor will be the 4G. The Sony Rachael UI (UX) is very impressive. The downside is the phone runs Android 1.6 which only support 65K colors, unlike Android 2.x wich support 16 million colors. The UI is tightly woven into android 1.6, could this be a problem when it comes to updating the OS?

HARDWARE

Camera:
1) 8MP with 16x digital zoom
2) Face recognition (automatically recognizes upto 5 faces in a Photo)
3) Smile Detection (Takes picture when you smile)
4) + all the usual stuff like video call, geo-tagging, camera/video flash etc.

CPU:
1 Ghz Snapdragon

Memory:
1 GB internal memory - 384MB RAM

Display:
4.1 Inch Capacitative (480 x 854 - WVGA)

Communication:
HSDPA and HSUPA

SOFTWARE

1) Sony PlayNow - Music/Video/Game/Applications downloads
2) Sony TimeScape - Social Networking/Communication



3) Sony MediaScape - Media Player



4) Sony PS3 Remote Play (In development)

KILLER APPLICATIONS

1) Layer



2) Speed Forge 3D



ACCESSORIES

100+ Sony Accessories

OTHER ANDROID PHONES

HTC Bravo, Nexus One, Motorola Shadow (Rumoured) - AMOLED Touch screen, multi-mics, 5MP camera, 720p Video recording, HDMI port, 802.11 b/g/n

Nexus One:


APPLE

iPhone 4G (June 2010) - 5MP, AMOLED, Video Calling, 802.11 b/g/n

Concept 4G:

          Your Digital Apple Smart Watch        
Stay connected in style with this Apple Watch which comes with a rose gold aluminum chassis and a stone Designed for users looking for the next generation of connectivity. Apple's Watch moves your iPhone's apps and functions to your wrist so you can
          Aplikasi MyTeksi banyak membantu pengguna        
Sebut je Teksi K.L berapa ramai yang mengeluh,pasti akan ada pelbagai rungutan daripada pengguna. Tetapi hari ini seiring dengan peningkatan Teknologi yang berkembang seiring dengan peningkatan telefon pintar sebuah syarikat tampil dengan menyediakan perkhidmatan tempahan teksi melalui telefon pintar.

Menggunakan aplikasi tempahan teksi, pengguna tidak lagi perlu menunggu lama, ini kerana aplikasi ini lebih banyak membantu pengguna untuk mendapatkan perkhidmatan dengan lebih pantas dan kadar yang sepatutnya mengikut meter.

Aplikasi yang dinamakan MyTeksi ini turut dilengkapi dengan sistem penentu kedudukan global (GPS) dan itu merupakan yang pertama seumpamanya di negara ini dengan ini pengguna yang telah membuat tempahan teksi dapat mengetahui berapa lama masa yang diambil oleh pemandu untuk sampai.

Aplikasi ini dapat diperolehi melalui App Store untuk pengguna iPhone dan Google Play untuk pengguna Android.










          iPhone 7 Plus PRODUCT(RED)        

PRODUCT(RED) - Отчисления в Глобальный фонд для борьбы с распространением ВИЧ и СПИДа идут с каждой покупки, постепенно приближая нас к поколению без СПИДа.

Запись iPhone 7 Plus PRODUCT(RED) впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          iPhone 7 PRODUCT(RED)        

PRODUCT(RED) - Отчисления в Глобальный фонд для борьбы с распространением ВИЧ и СПИДа идут с каждой покупки, постепенно приближая нас к поколению без СПИДа.

Запись iPhone 7 PRODUCT(RED) впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          iPhone 7 Plus        

iPhone 7 Plus выпускается в пяти цветах: «чёрный оникс»1, чёрный, серебристый, золотой и «розовое золото». Он защищён от брызг, пыли и воды и оснащён совершенно новой камерой 12 Мп с широко­уголь­ным и теле­объективом, процессором A10 Fusion, новым дисплеем Retina HD с широким цветовым охватом, стерео­динамиками и операционной системой iOS 10.

Запись iPhone 7 Plus впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          iPhone 7        

iPhone 7 выпускается в пяти цветах: «чёрный оникс», чёрный, серебристый, золотой и «розовое золото». Он защищён от брызг, пыли и воды и оснащён совершенно новой камерой 12 Мп, процессором A10 Fusion, новым дисплеем Retina HD с широким цветовым охватом, стерео­динамиками и операционной системой iOS 10.

Запись iPhone 7 впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          Apple Watch 2 Sport в корпусе 42 мм        

Предзаказ.
Вы можете купить Apple Watch 2 Sport в нашем магазине. Технические характеристики будут доступны сразу после после презентации 7 сентября.
Оформите предзаказ на Apple Watch 2 Sport и получите его одним из первых в Москве.

Требуется iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s или 6s Plus и iOS 8.2 или новее.

Запись Apple Watch 2 Sport в корпусе 42 мм впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          Apple Watch 2 Sport в корпусе 38 мм        

Предзаказ.
Вы можете купить Apple Watch 2 Sport в нашем магазине. Технические характеристики будут доступны сразу после после презентации 7 сентября.
Оформите предзаказ на Apple Watch 2 Sport и получите его одним из первых в Москве.

Требуется iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s или 6s Plus и iOS 8.2 или новее.

Запись Apple Watch 2 Sport в корпусе 38 мм впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          Apple Watch 2 в корпусе 38 мм        

Предзаказ.
Вы можете купить Apple Watch 2 в нашем магазине. Технические характеристики будут доступны сразу после после презентации 7 сентября.
Оформите предзаказ на Apple Watch 2 и получите его одним из первых в Москве.

Требуется iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s или 6s Plus и iOS 8.2 или новее.

Запись Apple Watch 2 в корпусе 38 мм впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          Apple Watch 2 в корпусе 42 мм        

Предзаказ.
Вы можете купить Apple Watch 2 в нашем магазине. Технические характеристики будут доступны сразу после после презентации 7 сентября.
Оформите предзаказ на Apple Watch 2 и получите его одним из первых в Москве.

Требуется iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s или 6s Plus и iOS 8.2 или новее.

Запись Apple Watch 2 в корпусе 42 мм впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          Apple Watch Series 1        

Корпус 42 мм из алюминия цвета «серый космос», спортивный ремешок чёрного цвета

Двухъядерный процессор, watchOS 3.
Ремешок на запястье обхватом 140–210 мм.

Требуется iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 или 7 Plus с iOS 10 или новее.

Запись Apple Watch Series 1 впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          Apple Watch Hermès        

Корпус 38 мм из нержавеющей стали, ремешок Double Tour из кожи Barenia цвета Fauve

Двухъядерный процессор, watchOS 3. Встроенный GPS‑модуль. Водонепроницаемость на глубине до 50 м.
Ремешок для корпуса 38 мм на запястье обхватом 140–160 мм.

Требуется iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 или 7 Plus с iOS 10 или новее.

Запись Apple Watch Hermès впервые появилась OnlyPhones.


          Marc Jacobs & Chanel        

Marc Jacobs & Chanel

Marc Jacobs & Chanel by simonevanvuuren on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          vogue. #7        

vogue. #7

vogue. #7 by simonevanvuuren on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          simple. #6        

simple. #6

simple. #6 by simonevanvuuren on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          #4        

#4

#4 by simonevanvuuren on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          #3        

#3

#3 by simonevanvuuren on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Untitled #2        

Untitled #2

Untitled #2 by simonevanvuuren on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          #1        

#1

#1 by simonevanvuuren on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          YouTube Downloader Pro YTD 4.4 Final ML        
YouTube Downloader Pro
YouTube Downloader Pro YTD 4.4 Final ML | 11.08 MB

YouTube Downloader is software that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Google Video, Yahoo Video, and many others and convert them to other video formats.

The program is easy to use, just specify the URL for the video you want to download and click the Ok button!

It also allows you to convert downloaded videos for Ipod, Iphone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3.

You can use YouTube Downloader to download the videos of your choice from home, at the office or in school.

General Points:
• Download videos from YouTube, FaceBook, Google Video, MySpaceTV and many others
• Allows you to access YouTube videos for which you need to be 18+ years of age
• Converts video for Ipod, Iphone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3
• Provides the ability to cut and select the output quality of converted videos
• Uses the FFmpeg engine to convert the videos
• Plays videos downloaded in Flash
• Extremely easy to use

System Requirement:
Intel Pentium 233 Mhz (or equivalent processor, such as AMD) or better
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
64 MB of RAM
Adobe Flash Player 9+

What's New in This Release:
>You can now download videos from more streaming sites.
>If your internet connection is limited, you can now save videos with lower quality.
>For large files, conversion data will be more accurate.
>Improved the download speed for smaller videos.

No Password

Download Link
          Dinner Di Sudu and Knife, Taman Sri Gombak        
Bismillah..
Salam Alaik semua
tetib rasa nak bersiaran semula pula menulis blog ni.
lama betul tinggalkan..
Oh ye..
kali ni nak buat review sikit restorant sudu and knife ni
klik pada link tu review menu yang lain di facebook mereka.



Kami sekeluarga makan malam di sini pada hari abang long dapat HAC tu rasanya
kengkonon nak celebrate tapi anak - anak makan fries and minum air je.
penuh mungkin di sekolah sebab dah makan beria selepas dapat anugerah.

Lokasi Sudu and Knife ni di Taman Sri Gombak, Gombak, KL
Boleh lalu dari Prima Gombak rasanya..
Meh mari tengok menu yang kitaorg makan..
Tapi almaklum ye
Tepon murah je
So gambar jangan la harap macam iphone.
sedari diri tak mampu...


1. Nacho Fries.
- kentang goreng bersalut inti bolognaise daging dan cheese.
- sedap tapi maybe next time boleh tabur gula la sebab kami ni tak kuat masam.
ahahaha..



2. ni menu yang kami makan, Cordon Bleu Cheese
- sedap and masin sikit sebab mozzarella tu masin pada kami.
banyak songeh plak Ida Rahayu ni.
ahahhaa.


3. Signature Grill Chicken
- sedap dan terbaik, sebab dia bagi mash potato. bukan fries.


anak - anak ambil air milo dino, banana chocolate shake and tambah fries plus potato wedges.
kami berdua ambil air hot lemon tea and air juice la kalau tak silap..
total dalam rm60 or rm70 ++
kalau nak rasa menu lain pun ade, steak ade.. 
Belah pagi menu breakfast lain rasanya.

yang ni menu belah malam..
and western.
of course price sikit but kitaorg balik mmg full la.
alhamdulillah.

alamat Sudu and Knife di bawah ni ye:

No.63 Jalan Sg 3/10, Taman Sri Gombak
Gombak, KL






          Thank you Apple and Google        
Some people were not very excited about Apple's keynote yesterday but the 1.1.3 firmware update for the iPhone is plenty enough for me, along with Google's updated mobile apps. I use Gmail a lot on my iPhone and one of my clients has standardized on Google Mail/Docs for their communications so I'm constantly reading mail and documents on my iPhone. Gmail was OK on the iPhone and Google Docs was bearable but Google Reader was a nightmare. At the weekend, I noticed Gmail suddenly got a lot nicer with a very iPhone-style UI, sliding panels between labels and mail. Great... now what about the other apps? Tuesday night, I got home from said client's site and eagerly updated my iPhone firmware. The new "location" feature in the Maps application is very sweet (and seems sufficiently accurate for my needs). Then I started reorganizing my home screen. Screens. That's when I noticed that Google had updated most of its apps to be iPhone-friendly. Google Docs makes a great reader now, even for fairly large spreadsheets. Google Reader is a huge improvement! So now my iPhone has:
  • 43actions - a great little GTD (Getting Things Done) task manager
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Clock - with 10 cities
  • Maps
  • Notes
  • Stocks
  • Weather
Followed by: Then my menu bar is:
  • Mail
  • Phone
  • Safari
  • Settings
On screen two, I have a row of games: Then my multimedia tools:
  • Camera
  • iTunes
  • iPod
  • Photos
  • Text
  • YouTube
And, yes, they are in alphabetical groups. Call me anal retentive and see if I care! Anyway, a big thank you to Apple and Google (and those games companies) for making my iPhone an even more lovable and addictive little toy!
          2007 in Retrospect        

As I did in 2006, here's my review of 2007. For some strange reason, I decided to make some New Year Resolutions in 2006. How did I do? I said I'd do more unit testing - and I did, but there's always room for more unit testing. I said I'd do more open source. Well, I released Fusebox 5.1 and Fusebox 5.5 as well as my Scripting project and a cfcUnit facade for CFEclipse so I think I did alright there. I also said I'd do more Flex and write some Apollo (now AIR) applications. I didn't do so well on those two! I think I'll revert to my usual practice of not making resolutions this year...

2007 was certainly a year of great change for me, leaving Adobe in April (a hot thread with 62 comments!) to become a freelance consultant, focusing on ColdFusion and application architecture. I also worked part-time on a startup through the Summer but consulting has been my main focus and continues to be my total business as we move into 2008.

2007 also saw me getting much more involved with the ColdFusion community, rejoining all the mailing lists that I hadn't had time to read with my role at Adobe, becoming an Adobe Community Expert for ColdFusion and then taking over as manager of the Bay Area ColdFusion User Group.

I also got to speak at a lot of conferences in 2007:

I also attended the Adobe Community Summit which was excellent!

ColdFusion frameworks were also very busy in 2007:

Adobe was extremely busy too:

  • Apollo (AIR) hit labs in March
  • The Scorpio prerelease tour (Ben came to BACFUG in April) with the ColdFusion 8 Public Beta in May and the full release in July
  • Creative Suite 3
  • Flex began its journey to open source
  • The Flex 3 and AIR Beta releases
  • Adobe Share

I had a number of rants:

Other good stuff from 2007:


          VOYAGEUR 50 MILE TRAIL RUN RACE REPORT        

On Saturday I finished my 7th Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Run. Voyageur is really a special race. Even though the race grew by over 100 runners over last year, to 340 starters this year, it still has the small home-town feel as well as a family feel.  The first year I ran Voyageur in 2004, there were 85 starters!  Yes, 85. I know so many of the people who run Voyageur or who are volunteering , it is just like an ultra family reunion.

I stayed with Jean and Jody. Jody would be running her first 50 mile race! Woot!

We stayed at Black Bear Casino. It was clean, it wasn’t very noisy, but oh man, the smoke!  I hadn’t thought about the fact that Casino’s allow smoking. Ugh. Our room was ‘smoke free’ but the cigarette smoke penetrated the non smoking room.  I won’t stay there again.

Race morning was beautiful, 48F with  a promise of mid 70s with clear skies. The promise didn’t disappoint!

At the start there were so many friends!  Hugs, kisses, photos, it was like a family reunion.  I dropped a few Ziplocs off at the drop bag stations incase I might want to use gloves or spikes through the powerlines. I never did need them.

Greg and I were going to run the first few hours together. He felt he went out too fast last year and wanted to hang with me as I don’t go out to fast. Ever. I just don’t go fast period.  We ended up running the first two hours together. It was so great to hear about his trip out West to crew/pace Bob while running and finishing HardRock!  The miles went by quickly.

There were a few bunch ups along the first section out to Jay Cooke and the swinging bridge. I don’t recall this in the past. There was some mud, some water and a few rocky climbs. It was holding people up. We stood around and waited. No rush!





After running over the swinging bridge we came into Aid Station 1. Woo!  It is so much fun to run along and see friends volunteering. With so many aid stations I really have to watch the clock to make sure I’m not spending too much time visiting! There were 9 aid stations, which you hit twice which means loads of time to spend hanging about talking. I just have so much fun though and love these people so much. I can’t help myself.

Shelly was there with Greg’s bag, switching out bottles, asking what he needed. I had a full Nathan vest on so didn’t need anything. It was getting warm and humid. We moved on through and began the run toward the powerlines.

When we ran into Aid Station 3, Peterson’s, I had a Ziploc bag there. I grabbed my gloves from the bag just incase I needed them for grabbing vegetation to hold onto while climbing the powerlines, if they were muddy and slick. Rick was  pouring water and was going to fill my pack while I still wore it upon my back. All was going well until he dropped the pitcher of water. BRRR!  Down my back/butt it went. It was freezing!  We had a good laugh and off we went!

The miles were going by quickly. We were going to be heading into the powerlines soon. Guess who we run into, Andrew and Ed!  So funny. We have a little game going on this year, since Psycho Wyco.  They are in front of me, I catch them, they try to beat me to the finish. They succeeded at PW, not at Chippewa, and now at Voyageur. So much fun, really!!  I couldn’t contain my laughter and smiles.

Aid Station 4 Grand Portage, entry to the powerlines. As I was running  toward the station I spied Jean on her bike!  It was so good to see her and get a hug. She was there to support Jody and thought she should be coming in soon. She took a few photos, I emptied my gels, mixed a bottle of UCAN as was on my way.




The powerlines weren’t muddy! I didn’t need the spikes or the gloves. I was able to climb them just fine and pick my way down. Greg had some nifty poles, I might look into a pair. After we climbed the first few powerlines I asked Greg if he’d like to go in front of me as I was picking my way along more slowly and looked like he could really move. He went off ahead and I didn’t see him again until I was coming into the turnaround,  as he was about two miles ahead.  He was moving well!

As I was climbing along I ran into Casey, who I haven’t seen since Superior 100, 2006, I believe. We talked and laughed, caught up a bit. It was so good to see him again.

I felt really great. My legs felt strong, my breathing was good, no problems, I was so thankful to be able to do this race, to spend a long day in the woods. I gave thanks. I thought about how fortunate I was to be able to do this. I really love it.

Before I knew it I was out of the powerlines and running toward yet another aid station. Amazing. They were all over the place. Wearing my vest was overkill. I really only needed a handheld bottle, which is what I normally use. With Superior 100 on the horizon, a vest is a practice measure.

I began to run alone. Even with over 300 people on the trail we had spread about and I enjoyed the solo time. I was taking care of myself, consuming salt tablets, nutrition and plenty of water. I wasn’t in any pain. I was just smiling, spending time in the moment, feeling joy. I hadn’t even thought about  listening to music.

I was coming in on Fond du Lac and knew that Doug and Maria would be at this station. I couldn’t wait!  I ran in and saw all of the ducks that Todd had placed in the water. So cute!  Big blow up duckies. What a treat!  I hugged and caught up with Maria for a few minutes, congratulated her on NeverSummer 100K and then had to get a move on.  I ran through the water, petted a blow up duck and hit the trail.

Becks Road was coming up next. UMTR aids this station so I knew I’d see many friends there as well. As I came in there were many hugs and photos. Matt, Amy, Willow, Rob, so many that I am not listing because I still have ‘ultra brain’. Rob asked me to try a pickle. I did, it was really good!  I had a few cups of Coke and headed across the road. Good times!

I felt like I was running from one group of friends to another group of friends; strung together by a wonderful trail.  This was really great.

The woods were beautiful. There had been plenty of rain this summer, everything was green and lush, most of the horse holes were filled in with thick grass and running was pretty easy. I was keeping my heart rate under 140 without a problem, running about an 11-12 minute mile most of the time. I was going to be running into Skyline Parkway next and knew that I had a drop bag there. I could get rid of the spikes I had been hauling and the gloves. Shelly was going to drop my bottle here, too, so I could mix another bottle of UCAN. The UCAN, a few gels, some watermelon and Coke seemed to work well for me.

The water crossing were not real deep, but deep enough to cool my feet. I couldn’t believe I didn’t feel any blisters yet. This year I haven’t had any blisters at all.  This may be due to the Altras I’ve been wearing. I usually have at least some hot spots.

I came into Skyline and Brook and Mike said someone came through asking if anyone knew Julie Berg. Shelly had dropped my bottle for me!  How thoughtful. They handed it off to me, I dug around in my bag and prepared a bottle of UCAN. I dropped the spikes and gloves, chugged the bottle and headed out. It was so much fun to see everyone. I began to climb the road section, knowing that I’d be at the turnaround soon.

The cut-off for the turnaround at the Zoo is 7 hours. I figured I’d be there by 6. No problem. The sun was warm now, we were exposed along the road. Much of this part was a climb before heading down into the Zoo. I walked along, climbing climbing climbing. Pretty soon I was at Spirit Mountain. It is so cool to run along the face of the ski hills, looking down at the Lake Superior, looking up at the chair lifts. I enjoyed it so much. As I was running along many of my friends were running back toward me. I love the out and back on this course. I never meet anyone in the powerlines where the trail is narrow. I usually meet the bulk of the runners along the wider paths going into the turnaround. I saw so many friends, stopped to chat, hug, talk, then run along. I couldn’t stop smiling. I felt blessed. I am.

At the turnaround I spied Jean!  She asked me how I felt so good, how could I be having so much fun? I tried to explain it to her-that I just really, really enjoyed spending the day in the woods, how much I love to run, how great it is to reconnect with friends. I don’t know if I was able to explain this well enough to her. She told me she was expecting Jody soon, I was thrilled!  I filled up my bladder, emptied out a few gel packs, consumed was watermelon and told Jean I had to head out. She took a few more pictures and I began the long climb back up Spirit Mountain.

I began to notice a feeling kind of like shin splints in my left leg. That’s weird. Maybe it was the walking, climbing out from the turnaround. I haven’t had shin splints for years, I couldn’t really understand the feeling in my leg. Maybe my sock or gaitor was too tight. I haven’t been walking that much. I found that it hurt more to walk than it did to jog, so I began to jog up the hills. That helped for a while.

I dug out my iPod and figured I’d listen to some music to distract myself. Unfortunatley I think my iPod decided to die on this day. I kept messing with it but couldn’t get it to work. I have had it since 2007!  I asked a guy running along to take a look at it, turns out his last name was Berg, too!  He couldn’t get it to work, he was willing to GIVE ME HIS iPod (really!), then we tried my iPhone in airplane mode. That worked fine, so I listened to music for a while. Thank you Mr. Berg!

I popped back into Skyline, was happy to get off of the exposed road and ready to hit the trail again. I dug around in my bag, grabbed a few cliff blocks, said hello and goodbye to Brook and Mike and was on my way.

The trail to Becks Road was quiet!  I only saw a few other people during this time. It was such a beautiful day. I was running well, feeling good, feeling so thankful for this day..and then the left leg would remind me that it was not happy.

I was beginning to lose the ability to push off with my left foot. It felt stiff. I ran into Becks, had some more coke, thanked everyone and pushed on.

Maria was coming up next at Fond du Lac so I was going to ask her for advice. I’d get this gaitor off and see what was going on under it. When I looked down at my leg it looked a little bit swollen, but none more than usual after 30 miles..you know?

I came into the aid station and asked if I could sit in the chair. I never sit in the chair!  I plopped down and told Maria and Doug I had to get my gaitor off. Maria asked Troy to retrieve her BioFreeze. I told  her I felt like I had a shin splint or something. I was was flexing my foot up, feeling my shin, I told her it felt like tendonitis. She removed the gaitor, I told her to throw it away. She placed it into a baggie and said she’d wash it and maybe she’d sell it on EBAY. How much can we get for a Julie Berg gaitor she asked? It was hilarious. I sat there laughing! The BioFreeze felt good, I got up and was able to walk ok. Maria walked me out of the aid station and off I went!

The next section has some crazy climbing with ropes going up hills to grab, now I’d be going down very steeply. I knew this could be rough without any flex in my foot. I tried to keep it steady as I took teeny tiny steps down the steep downs. Ouch. Now it hurt. What the heck? Shin splints are dumb. Go away.

I moved on, still found that running felt better than walking so jogged the uphills and picked my way down them, trying not to flex my foot. I decided to take a few Advil to see if that would take the edge off. It didn’t. That kind of concerned me.

The course flattened out a bit, I was able to run pretty well in sections before climbing back through the powerlines. I knew it would be difficult with this stiff foot hanging behind me. I just couldn’t flex it. I never thought that this might be anything more than soreness from shin splints, a bit of tendonitis. I knew that shin splints go away pretty much as soon as I’m done running, I’ve had them before.

I found that I could still run downhill pretty well. There were long long downhills that I was able to run along pretty quickly, again passing Ed and Andrew. Ha!  Good times!  I really was having a blast and kind of tucked my pain away into another crevice of my mind. I just wasn’t going to think about it.

The powerlines were pretty warm now. Climbing was great, coming down was a bit difficult without flexing my foot. Oh well. It wasn’t too bad. It was getting real warm. The powerlines are exposed so I was heating up. I took a few more salt tabs.  Drank some more water, began to think about Coke  at Peterson’s!  I was only about 10 miles from the finish.

I came into Peterson’s, so excited for Coke!  I drank 2 cups, had a gel, knowing the sugar and caffeine was going to be like rocket fuel for me. It was. I was able to really run quickly on the flats, enjoying the experience.

Jay Cooke!  I couldn’t believe that I was at the final aid station. I gave out hugs and thanks, drank some more  Coke and ran across the bridge. I was really excited I was going to finish around 13 hours with this leg thing which had held me back.  The last section is the most difficult for me. Not so difficult at the beginning, miles 1-3, but difficult at the end, miles 47-50. It is rocks, roots, steep scrambles over boulders and just painful. It also feels like it goes on forever.

I kept smiling, knowing I had almost made it. I moved very slowly, all of those people that I had passed were passing me now. Even Ed and Andrew came along. I had to laugh, told them I’d see them at the finish. Now I was getting concerned, I was dragging my foot along, it was not letting me move it at all. What the hell?

I had to scooch down onto my butt to get down some of the rocky ledges, trying to hold my foot straight. My shin was pretty swollen now. What in the world. Dumb shin splints. I finally came up to the bridge, walked across the bridge and up onto the bike path. I tried to run and couldn’t even run on the bike path. Hmmmm….not good.  My foot was not having it. Another person passed me. Oh man. I grimaced and kept on.  I made the turn and could see the finish line!

Oh happy day!  I blocked out the pain and jogged toward the end. I could hear all of the bells, the Julie Bergs!, the clapping and cheering. So much fun!  I crossed the finish line in just over 13 hours. Thank goodness!!  Jean and Jody took pictures; Jody made it to 40 miles before she was pulled-her longest run!!! So awesome!! She felt good! Big hugs for all of  my friends, Greg finished in 12 something, was doing well, it was one big party. I feel so grateful to be a part of this community, it really is special.




I visited for an hour or so and decided to head for home. I have about a 2.5 hour drive. I had some cramping on the way, didn’t stop, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to walk on my foot, it felt stiff.



Sunday my leg was red and swollen. I hobbled around, able to make it to Church and grocery shopping. Monday I couldn’t place weight on it.  Red, swollen, intense pain. I was sure it was broken now. How could have I run on a broken leg? Did I cross that damn line again between fun and injury again? No way. It didn’t feel that bad at the time. I thought it was a shin splint. Or tendonitis. Ugh.

I went to the clinic on Monday and learned I have a thing; cellulitis, a skin infection. The MD diagnosed it right away. I told him I really thought I broke something. Nope, it’s a skin infection. He drew a line around the red swollen area and told me if it grew out of this line I needed to go to the ER. He prescribed antibiotics that I’ve been taking for three days now. The redness is gone. I still can’t walk on it, can’t place any weight upon it which seems odd to me. The swelling is going down. I’m unable to flex my foot.  I can’t help but think I have cellulitis AND a fracture. It’s very painful. The MD doesn’t believe the run had anything to do with the infection. The infection just came out while I was running. If it had come out a day earlier I wouldn’t have been running. Very strange.

Oh well, I otherwise have felt great after this race. No muscle soreness, no blisters, no other pains. Awesome recovery. I guess I was in pretty good 50 mile shape! 













          4 YEARS POST HYSTERECTOMY AND RUNNING        
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Hysterectomy Recovery For Runners: the phrase that is most searched that reaches my blog.  I thought I'd take the time to complete a follow up on my hysterectomy related to running.

It’s been 4 years since my radical complete hysterectomy. Time has really moved along!  I had it all removed vaginally: the  uterus, the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, the cervix. I had surgery at Mayo in Rochester after my mother, grandmother and aunts were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and cervical cancer.  I had been having a vaginal ultrasound and CA125 (blood test) every 6 months since my Mother’s diagnosis, 9  years ago. Once the tumors on my ovaries began to grow and my CA125 began to increase, it was time to go under the knife.



First of all, there is SO MUCH MISINFORMATION regarding running and hysterectomy!  Who writes that shit? I was truly scared that I wouldn’t run again after all of the garbage I read. I even read from multiple sources that women NEED high levels of estrogen to run. Why? How? What? Ridiculous!



After I had decided to have the hysterectomy I began to look up articles relating to women, hysterectomy and ultra running. There isn’t much out there. I found a site called Hystersisters that had a few running articles available from women but most were dismal, depressing and had the ‘why me’ syndrome. Give me a break.



(if you click on  Hysterectomy  on the left bar you will find all of my hysterectomy related posts)



So, yes, I do run. I run many miles. I love running now just as much as I did prior to hysterectomy.  If you are here researching running and hysterectomy let me tell you that YOU WILL RUN again!  Do not fear that you will have to sit on the couch and become inactive other than the bon bons to the mouth syndrome. Not so. There are changes, however.



I am 50 now. I had my surgery at 46. I hadn’t even started menopause and I believe that banging full force into menopause via hysterectomy is more difficult on one that mellowing up to it…naturally experiencing  a reduction of hormones. I began hot flashes while in the hospital, the day after the surgery. They are still constant and very intense but hey, I can live with them. I no longer change my sheets during the middle of the night..I just go back to sleep in a pile of wet sheets. I became very tired of changing sheets every night. Forget it!



Due to the constant hot flashes I now keep the house at 67F. I’m never cold. I used to keep the house at 72F. No thanks! 



At work I always froze. FROZE!  I wore multiple layers and never removed them. I wore lots of fleece. Now I wear 2 layers and always remove one during the day.



I run with many zippers! I sometimes feel like a hot sausage running down the trail. Zippers allow me to let the steam escape and cool down. Whew! Then I get cold and zip back up.



After the hysterectomy I incurred injury. I experienced a double-whammy. While recovering from hysterectomy I laid upon the couch, looking at my iPhone and iPad, I watched TV with my neck to my chin..I guess. Apparently that movement caused stress upon my spine. I didn’t know it until July, but I herniated two discs in my upper spine-neck at this time.  Painful as hell.



(if you click on herniated discs on the left you will see my posts relating to the discs)



I began to walk slowly in the week  following surgery and by week  two I was walking 4-5 miles each day. Really!



At 6 weeks my surgeon released my restrictions and told me to run freely!  I did!  I was feeling fabulous and began to train for a March half marathon. It went great-other than a bit of dizziness. 

click on Get Luck Half Marathon for the report



After a few months I was feeling a numbness in my right arm. I thought it was due to reaching for the phone at work but eventually was in so much fricken pain I couldn’t run. That is when I learned I had herniated discs. Ugh!



That recovery sucked big time – 4 months or so, but eventually all was well in my world and I was running hundreds again and completely forgot about the herniated discs that I had.



Fast forward a few years and I roll my ankle at Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon. Fractured Ankle.  Superior 100 a few months later. Broken Ankle.Same Ankle. I didn't let it heal.



While recovering from the broken ankle I became depressed.  My mom had passed away from ovarian cancer, my nest was going to become empty soon as Troy would be leaving for college, I was gaining weight with the inactivity. I went to my doctor who I've had since 1991 and decided to go on an antidepressant. They help.



After the ankle healed I went off the antidepressant and continued with my running goals. I thoroughly enjoyed last year. I had a great year. Ran a few marathons, 50Ks, 50 milers and two hundreds. Love that. The depression lifted.



Then Morton’s Neuroma  reared its ugly head.  I found myself depressed, went back on the anti depressant and am now healing. Thank goodness! Now, men have broken ankles and neuroma and this probably isn’t all due to hysterectomy. It’s just ironic that I have rolled ankles before but never broke one!  I had never worn Hokas with a roll though, before, either.  These injuries are probably due to overuse, age, hysterectomy, a bit of everything. 

But why aren't there many women in their 50s and 60s running 100s? That's my big question. I don't understand. In our 50s our children are grown and gone..I would think we have more time to spend to train and travel. Wouldn't it be a great time to run ultras?



After receiving the blood work, blood pressure, cholesterol counts and scale weight at the clinic I had a long conversation with my awesome doctor and we knew what I needed to do to change those results. We went through all of my data. We spoke of what is different now from when I had my healthiest test results. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer..it all runs rampant in my family. My numbers were best while I was eating a vegan diet 2008-2010. Interestingly enough I ran all my PRS from 50K to 100 mile during that time.



(If you click vegan on the left bar you’ll see the related posts)

(if you click Leanhorse you will see the vegan training/outcome)




Just  know, you will run again after hysterectomy. It doesn’t have to have any bearing upon your running at all. Don’t use it as a reason NOT to have hysterectomy. Hysterectomy will affect other areas of your life- you may experience some depression, some weight gain, some injuries, some hot flashes, some memory loss..or you may not..but it doesn’t have to change anything  about your running! You will run again!



If you have ANY questions relating to running and hysterectomy or anything else, please ask! Drop me a comment, let me know how you are dealing with hysterectomy and running or what your fears may be.










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          Power für unterwegs: Kompakte Powerbank mit integriertem Lightning-Kabel derzeit reduziert        

Bei intensiver Nutzung neigt sich der iPhone-Akku schnell dem Ende. Mit einer Powerbank lässt sich die Laufzeit deutlich verlängern. Viele dieser Zusatzakkus sind aber alles andere als hosentaschenfreundlich. Die Intenso Powerbank SLIM S10000-iDual ist jedoch superflach und kann das iPhone mehrfach laden. Aktuell können Sie die kompakte Powerbank bei Notebooksbillger zum halben Preis erwerben. Für 14,99 Euro ist der externe Akku ein echtes Schnäppchen.

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          iPhone 8: Neue Hinweise zum Home-Button        

Und schon wieder ein Hinweis in der Firmware des HomePods, welche vor kurzem wahrscheinlich versehentlich von Apple veröffentlicht wurde. Diesmal betrifft es den virtuellen Home-Button des kommenden iPhone 8. Dieser soll sich in der Größe, aber nicht in der Farbe ändern lassen. Auch eine sogenannte Tab-Bar soll unter dem virtuellen Knopf im Code entdeckt worden sein.

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          iPhone 8 & iPhone 7s Plus zeigen sich im Videovergleich        

In den vergangenen Wochen und Monaten sahen wir immer wieder das iPhone 8. Von den beiden anderen Modelle, dem iPhone 7s und iPhone 7s Plus, hörte und sah man bisher nur sehr wenig. Nun hat der YouTuber Danny Winget ein ausführliches Hands-On-Video mit einem vermeintlichen „iPhone 7s Plus“-Dummy veröffentlicht und es darin mit dem Dummy eines iPhone 8 verglichen. 

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          iPhone 8: Videoaufnahme mit 1080p bei 240 FPS & verbessertem HDR        

Apple hat sich keinen Gefallen getan, als das Unternehmen eine frühe HomePod-Firmware vor knapp zwei Wochen veröffentlichte. Seither erreichen uns immer mehr Details zu zukünftigen Produkten auf iOS-Basis. Viele der Informationen lassen etwa auf Funktionen des iPhone 8 schließen. Ein iOS-Entwickler hat nun weitere Codeschnipsel gefunden, die auf deutlich verbesserte Kameras und mehrere biometrische Sensoren hindeuten.

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Vor rund einem Monat veröffentlichte Apple mit iOS 10.3.3 das aktuelle Betriebssystem für iPhone und iPad. Seit gestern Abend gibt es auch keinen Weg zurück zu iOS 10.3.2. Der Weg zeigt damit nach vorn und lässt keine Downgrades oder Updates auf das alte Betriebssystem mehr zu. Geregelt wird dies über die sogenannte Signierung, die für die Geräte-Aktivierung notwendig ist.

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          Addicted to disconnection        
My wife looked at me funny when I asked her where she was at gymnastics.
We were on the second shift of gymnastics. My son was done, and it was the girls' turn. I was doing what I was told, as usual, and waiting for Jayden to put his clothes on so I could take him home. I missed Kate taking the girls in, so I gathered up Jayden, who was protesting that he wanted to be with Mom, and put him in the car.
"What do you mean?" she said later when I asked her why I missed her. "I talked to you. You answered. Allie came up to say hi."
I might as well have been sleepwalking.
Only I wasn't asleep.
I was looking at my iPhone.
To my credit, I was reading a story, a long, narrative story, the kind that makes me a better writer. But I can't just say I'm devoted to my craft. I'm really devoted to the phone. Sometimes, I wonder, more than my kids.
My iPhone is my favorite thing now. It has Angry Birds, e-mail, texting, Twitter, Facebook, Words With Friends and lots of other things to keep me from talking to anyone, even my family.
Lots of articles have come out in the last year about the addictive nature of smartphones, one of the more obvious things to cover in the last couple of years. Anytime I'm in a waiting area, or in a place where humans might actually interact with each other, two out of every three people are buried in their phones. I'm no different. I probably spend more time on my phone than I do read a book, read the paper or, sadly, play with my kids.
My wife even used it in a fight later. You're never here, she said. You're here, but you're not HERE.
She's right. I would love to blame it on the culture. It's easy to think that if others are looking at their phone, it's OK for you to do it too. That IS part of the problem. But it's not all of the problem.
Most of the problem is that I'm an introvert.
My iPhone broke a few days ago. The LED light wouldn't go off. I tried a lot of different solutions, but my last straw before taking it back to the Apple store was a Restore.
I did a restore on the iPhone, and I laughed when I did it. Usually the iPhone restores me.
Introverts crave time alone. That's what restores us. And when you're a parent of young children, that time is so limited. It's by far the hardest thing for me now. I probably need three hours a night to myself after work and baths and dinner. I get, maybe, an hour. Sometimes it's less, especially now that Jayden, 6, continually goes out of his room for drinks, snacks, begging to sleep in our bed, ask to watch me play Super Mario Bros. again, etc.
Given that, I snatch whatever time to myself I can get, and burying my nose in my phone actually disconnects me enough to give me that feeling of being alone. It's pretty frightening, actually, how lost I can get in it. I can have someone talk to me, and I can answer, without even knowing they are there, apparently. I wonder if my iPhone actually plugged a wire into me that night at gymnastics, forcing me to answer, so I would continue to play it.
That's only science fiction talking. Then again, a decade ago, a device that would play music, games, text, e-mail, surf the Internet, post a tweet, Facebook, take pictures and play movies probably seemed like science fiction too.
My New Year's Resolution is to spend more time with my kids and my wife. I'm always around. But now I need to be AROUND.
Every time it buzzes, I fight an itch. Playing Hot Wheels with the kids, so far, has scratched it.


P.S. You probably noticed some changes I made to the blog. I'm tempted to change the address in my blog, too, but I don't want to lose the audience I've built here. Regardless, I'm finally acknowledging that the focus of this blog has shifted, and rather than quit, I'd like to keep it going. If you'd like a link, let me know, as I tried to eliminate most of you who haven't written in a while.

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          The Perfect Storm Is Upon Us        
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If you missed yesterday's big news, Iceman has officially retired from the blogging world and is riding off into the sunset with the title of World's Least ELITE College Football Reporter.  He gave me a whopping 18 hour notice about this by the way.  I hold nothing against him though because he did what we asked of him and delivered and received shit for a long time.  We wish him well.  Knowing that he lives in Florida, he's going to need all the help that he can get.

So what happens now?  Who is working Tuesdays?  Am I hiring?  Making Ape work double shifts?  Well, it's complicated.

I have decided to shut down The Money Shot.  Whoa.  That is an emotional sentence for me to type.  The final post here will be posted one week from today on 2/4.  You probably want to know why and that is a perfectly cromulent question to ask.  As I mentioned in the title, it was sort of a perfect storm of circumstances leading to this decision.

*Much like Iceman, internally I said that I would only keep doing this if it wasn't a drag.  For awhile now, it has been a drag.  I HATE Sundays knowing that I have to write something for Monday morning.
*You don't know this but on Monday, we reached ONE MILLION page views.  Now, that isn't any sort of accomplishment considering that we've been open for nine years but that number was also a landmark that, once reached, would lead toward me looking at the finish line.
*Life is different for me now.  I have more important priorities as do most of us.  It's not that the writing itself is time consuming, but the preparation for posts is exhausting.  It feels like half of my day revolves on what I can write about and how the post needs to flow and it takes its toll.
*While Iceman vacating his day wasn't the deciding factor, I said that I would never go back to writing four days a week.  I also have a strange feeling that Mr. Ace wasn't going to be far behind in leaving.
*I'm empty on life stories.
*After receiving his notice, I just sat in my office and thought to myself "it's not that I can't keep doing this, it's that I don't want to do this anymore".  And once you start thinking like that, it's time to walk away.
*It feels like the right time.

I told She$ about this decision while I was watching Brock Lesnar be all sorts of awesome on Raw (like usual) and her reply was "I'd rather you quit watching pro wrestling than quit your blog".  NEVER!  Don't tell me my business, devil woman!  I thought that she would be more pumped about this.  She can go to Hell.

Anyway, I've decided on one more week before we close the doors.  I'm not going to do an elaborate retirement tour or anything but I feel like we do need a little more time for closure.  HOWEVAH, don't assume that I am leaving you high and dry and sticking you with all work, all the time.  I do have an exit strategy that I think can help everyone who enjoys the daily banter here and wants it to continue.  I am currently looking into free message boards throughout the interwebs that can keep the ELITE trash talk and #IdeLies going while allowing everyone to provide content (not just the three of us).  Some positives for this are:

-24/7 commenting...anything typed after 4 here probably doesn't get read but that isn't an issue on a board--you no longer have to wait until Tuesday morning to talk about Ohio Buckeyes!
-NO FIREWALL ISSUES, DUT...I plan on keeping it simple so your employer should not have a problem
-Better security...a new site means no footprints left behind that Google could pick up on (AKA your name)
-AN IPHONE APP...the current leader in the clubhouse for our board has an app that you can download for easier commenting while taking a shit!

The only negative though is that isn't the same as we have had for almost a decade now.  I'm not the biggest fan of change so this will take some getting used to but I think it is the best way to stick together.  Twitter (@GMoneyELITE) was an option but it's hard to develop molten hot takes in 140 characters and waking up to find that you have 40 mentions isn't a lot of fun.  I compare our situation to graduating high school.  Sure, we could all go our separate ways and move on but I would like you all to move in to this bitching new house that I plan on taking over so the party can continue.  I mean, seriously, do you really want to work that hard?  I will have details on this new endeavor next Wednesday as I plan on spending a good chunk of the next week working on the next chapter of our internet lives.

So there you go guys.  It is officially the beginning of the end.  Tomorrow will be Ape's last trip through the jungle, Friday and Monday will be reserved for the Super Bowl (as was planned), Tuesday Mr. Ace has invited me into his den of savage dogs for a GayMA (sorry, Lacey, you were fired from being NEXT MAN UP), and in 7 days we board up the windows and write ABANDONED on this little corner of the internet.  I GUARANSHEED that I start crying when I write that final post because I AM A REAL MAN.

I will say it again next week but thank you all for what you have done here over the years whether you are a frequent commenter, infrequent poster, or just an avid lurker.  This was not an easy decision but I feel like it is the right decision.  As I said above, this is by no means "goodbye", more like a "smell ya later".  I hate you and love you all but definitely more toward the hate so DEAL WITH IT, BRAH!
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          Bill Gates’ Donkey Game Becomes Available on iPhones and Apple Watches        

Bill Gates is known for many things, and one of his greatest achievements was to co-found one of the world’s most famous software companies: Microsoft. However, Gates also has plenty of other notches in his belt, including programming the world’s first PC game. The game in question was actually co-written by Gates back in 1981, and […]

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          All Apple Watch Apps Must Work Without An iPhone Nearby        

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          Apple Denies Handing Over Source Code to China        

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          iOS Lock Screen Bypass Vulnerability Fixed By Apple        

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          Version 8.0 has been released to the app store...         
Here we go!  Version 8.0 has been a long time being developed, tested, tweaked, re-worked and fiddled with.  Mostly it fixes some iOS9 stuff that got broken, but there are new things all over the place.

Added a bunch of stuff that folks have been asking for, bug fixes and tweaks.

  • Fixed notifications so alarms will work.
  • Updates for iOS 9 including searchable bookmarks, stations and routes. The first 4 bookmarks appear as Quick Actions on the home screen for iPhone 6S.
  • Updated TriMet MAX map - they changed it again to include the new streetcar route names and colors.
  • Using Handoff, arrival screens and trip results can be passed between devices.
  • Watch: Improved navigation though lists of stops on the watch by adding a "Next stop" button where appropriate.
  • Watch: Added automatic commuter bookmark to the watch.
  • Arrival detail screen is now auto-refreshed; added a map so now you watch watch the bus or train get closer as you wait.
  • Added support for iPad split view and overlay;  updated for iPad Pro screen size.
  • Maps that show routes and stops now also show vehicle locations for that route.
  • Maps now show buses & trains as arrows pointing in the direction of travel and using the route color.
  • Trip planner now correctly says to stay on the train if the route color changes (e.g. Orange trains change to Yellow).
  • All distances are now given in tenths of a mile or feet if shorter than 0.1 miles.  Metric distances remain the same.
  • For arrivals, added ability to find the nearest stops going in the other direction.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

          Version 7.2 was released to the app store today!        
UPDATE:  The app has been approved, but it may not be released until after the holidays as Apple is about to shutdown.  Let's see what happens!

Today I have released version 7.2 to the app store.  This has a several changes including:

  • Updated for iOS 8.
  • Updated streetcar data source - now the streetcar data comes directly from TriMet.  I did this as the Streercar data originally came from a different company, but they keep changing the way the data works which would break all the apps. This won't happen again as now TriMet is also providing the data.
  • Native support for iPhone 6 + 6 Plus screen sizes.
  • New MAX and WES map.
  • Added text to explain the different colors used for the arrival times.
  • Changed the keyboard type to allow emoji again.
I've been sitting on this release for a while, and have been too busy to release it (I do this in my spare time!).

I'm still working on other enhancements (e.g. prepping for localization, and watch support).  One day I'd like to fix the user interface too!

Enjoy.  Happy Hols!

          PDX Bus Version 7.0 is approved        
It'll be in the app store soon.  I've been working on this slowly for a while, on and off.

  • Updated user interface for iOS 7
  • Fixed streetcar arrivals on Harrison.
  • Fixed location search so that stops that are both bus and rail stops are correctly filtered.
  • New icon from Rob Alan.
  • Added vehicle color "tags"
  • Added TriMet Facebook page.
  • Added support to launch TriMet Tickets App.
  • Added warning for flashing light.
  • Many toolbar icons are now optional - see settings.
  • Fixed locator screen flow.
  • Large bus line identifier now rotates on iPhone.
  • Disabled screen rotation on old iPads as it did not fully work.
  • Added rail map toolbar button to station list screen.


Check the app store to see if it's there!
          PDX Bus doesn't do alerts, but twitter does!        
A user asked me about notifications for TriMet alerts in PDX Bus.   This is one item that it is not possible for me to do, as it would require a server.  However,  Twitter can do it for you.  Here's how.

(1) Open a twitter account, obviously.   You could even open one just for TriMet alerts and never post to it or lock it down.
(2) Install the Official Twitter app on the iPhone.
(4) Go to the TriMet Profile page in the app (search for @TriMet if you can't find it)
(6) Make sure you are following them, and click on the Cog icon to change the notifications:


(7) Click on the "Turn on notifications".


Tada!  Now you will get alerts on your phone from TriMet.













          Version 6.4 will be available today!        
This version is all about iOS6!


  1. Support for the new streetcar loop DOES NOT WORK.  The problem is all the developers were given incorrect information about how the data would work, and it is too late for me to fix in this release!  I will update this next week, I already have the code updated but it takes time to test.
  2. Initial support for new iOS6 map routing - if you ask for a transit route in the map and the route starts and ends within the TriMet area, the new map app will load up PDX Bus and use the routing in PDX Bus.
  3. Initial support for iOS6.  Full screen iPhone 5!
  4. Unfortunately this will not support the original iPhone running iOS3 or anything earlier than iOS 4.3.  If many people ask I could make a new app just for that - but very few people are still using those devices.

There is a known bug:  in iOS6 PDX Bus will crash if the location services screen fails to find a stop. I found this too late - it is also in the previous version so this is no worse.  :-( I have the fix, it will also be fixed next week.
          PDX Bus, new street car loop and iOS6        
There is a lot going on in the iPhone world.  Here's an outline of what I am doing:

The next release (6.4) will contain:
(1) Initial support for the new streetcar loop.  (The data for the street car comes from a different company than TriMet, and the app has to do work to "mash up" the data to make it look seamless.  I can't really test this in advance so I hope it will work!).  This is only partial support as detours and station search will not yet work.
(2) Initial support for new iOS6 map routing - if you ask for a transit route in the map and the route starts and ends within the TriMet area, the new map app will load up PDX Bus and use the routing in PDX Bus.
(3) Initial support for iOS6.  I don't yet know if I will support the new screen size for iPhone 5 in the first drop - but I am getting one on the 21st (wooo hoooo!) so I will be working that eventually.
(4) Unfortunately this will not support the original iPhone running iOS3 or anything earlier than iOS 4.3.  If many people ask I could make a new app just for that - but very few people are still using those devices.

Release 6.5 will contain:
(1) Full support for the new streetcar, maybe even a map, station search and detours.
(2) Full support for iOS6.







          Why don't I write an Android version of PDX Bus?        
This is one of the most common questions about PDX Bus,  and I have not really answered it.  So here goes!

Firstly - part of me really likes the idea of porting the app to Android.  Being an iPhone developer for a free app can be incredibly annoying:

  • I have to pay Apple $100 a year for the privilege of being able to put an app on a device.  (Yes the Civic App awards prize money covers that, but it i still annoying that actually I am the only one who has to pay to use PDX Bus!).
  • The app approval process is still slow and feels random.  You may get rejected as Apple may simply decide your app does something they don't like.  It can take anything from 2 days to 2 weeks to get approved.
  • Technically, the apps in the app store cannot be "free" by the definition of the GPL - apps cannot be shared or modified by their users.  Kids can't experiment with writing apps.  It feels like censorship. This is just annoying.
So why don't I just recompile it for Android.  :-)  Here this bit gets technical.  Basically I'll have to start again... (Skip this technical bit...).

  • PDX Bus is written entirely in Objective-C, Android apps are written in Java or recently C/C++.  You might think that this is a small difference...  Objective-C is quite different from these languages in syntax. The code looks really different, it would need completely re-writing.
    • The back end data retrieval code is tightly coupled to Objective-C frameworks.  For example, Apple provides an XML parser - this returns the tags and data in Objective-C associative arrays ("NSDictionary") from which you access the XML tagged data and place it into objective-C objects for use by the UI.  This'll need completely re-writing.   PDX Bus currently deals with 10 different XML schemas for the different data.
    • The GUI is written entirely with Apple frameworks (UIKit) and none of it can be re-used - Android GUIs have a completely different paradigm.  The GUI has been a lot more work than the back end.     Even the Google Maps API is completely different on the two platforms.
Summary:  Almost none of the PDX Bus code can be re-used as-is for Android.  Some of the design and flow could be re-used, but still, there would be a lot of re-coding.   I don't have the time for this!
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          iPhone 5s: Chaos Computer Club knackt Finger-Sensor (TouchID) mit einfachen Mitteln        

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Der Chaos Computer Club hat via Pressemitteilung bekannt gegeben, dass der Finger-Sensor am iPhone 5s mit einfachen Hausmitteln überlistet werden kann.

Der Beweis ist via YouTube veröffentlicht worden.

Interessante Aspekte aus der Pressemitteilung:

„Tatsächlich hat der Sensor von Apple nur eine höhere Auflösung im Vergleich zu bisherigen Sensoren. Wir mußten nur die Ganularität unseres Kunstfingers ein wenig erhöhen“

 

„Wir hoffen, daß dies die restlichen Illusionen ausräumt, die Menschen bezüglich biometrischer Sicherheitssysteme haben. Es ist einfach eine dumme Idee etwas als alltägliches Sicherheitstoken zu verwenden, was man täglich an schier unendlich vielen Orten hinterläßt“

 

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          Journal: Die Benutzerfreundlichkeit bringt uns in’s Grab        

Apples größte Fähigkeit, komplizierte Technik einfach bedienbar zu machen, hat mit iPhone, iPod + iTunes und dem iPad große Gewinne eingefahren, und den Benutzern viel Komfort geschaffen. Auch wurde die gesamte IT Branche wach gerüttelt und hat mehr in Richtung Benutzerfreundlichkeit investiert.

Doch jeder Trend ist einmal vorbei, jeder Wachstum hat seine Grenzen und so scheint es dass die Benutzerfreundlichkeit in NSA, PRISM und Co erstickt.

Warum das so ist? Benutzerfreundlichkeit heißt in der IT: Mach eine Schaltfläche die dahinter hunderte Funktionen ausführt, und der Benutzer nur ein kleines Ergebnis sieht. Die Vorteile sind natürlich immens: Ich muss kein Programm auf der …
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          iOS 7 Beta 3: Enter PIN-Bug umgehen (PIN Eingabe funktioniert nicht)        

Bildschirmfoto 2013-07-08 um 22.59.38Apple hat gerade die dritte Beta-Version von iOS 7 auf Entwickler los gelassen.

Mit jeder neuen Beta kommen auch neue Bugs, deshalb sollten diese Versionen auch nur auf Entwickler-Geräten installiert werden, die nicht für den täglichen Gebrauch bestimmt sind.

Ein Bug ist jedoch eklatant: Nach der Installation bleibt das iPhone gesperrt bzw. es wird kein Netzwerk gefunden da die SIM Karte gesperrt bleibt.

Hier sind drei Wege den Fehler zu umgehen um die PIN eingeben zu können:

Landessprache in den Einstellungen ändern (Einstellungen > Allgemein > Sprache)  SIM Karte vom iPhone entfernen und neu …
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          Blog Post: Between Living and Dead        

Originally posted on my website, www.bruisedthumbs.com :

The argument of whether or not games can be more than just a game is something that has always interested Beyond: Two Souls writer and director, David Cage. He has always advocated that games can be “experiences” that allow players to travel with a playable character in the carefully orchestrated worlds he’s created. His and Quantic Dream’s last attempt at having an interactive journey, Heavy Rain, proved that this dream could be possible, but could his newest supernatural  thriller accomplish and build on his goals?

Beyond: Two Souls tells the story of Jodie Holmes -- played perfectly by Ellen Page (Inception, Juno) -- as she grows and adapts to having the entity, Aiden, constantly leashed to her. The course of the “game” takes place over more than 15 years of Jodie’s life which is something I was extremely intrigued to see implemented smoothly. Unfortunately, it is not. The “game” constantly bounces back and forth through time which if it were presented properly, could deliver some great “did not see that coming” moments. Movies like Memento prove that if you present a work of fiction in an intelligent way, it allows for the viewer to discover the story as bits and fragments are introduced. Beyond can sometimes feel like there was a “game” put together that went from start to finish and, like some movies, went into the editing department to be hacked to the point that the story became a disjointed mess. More times than I’d like to remember I had to stop and think, “What the hell just happened? How old is Jodie supposed to be here?” or, “Where does this fit in the timeline?” Those are questions that should rarely come out of a viewer’s mouth but if they are, should be addressed accordingly. That isn’t saying that the “game” doesn’t have any redeemable qualities that warrant playing.

For starters, Beyond’s performances are top-notch as Page, Willem Dafoe (Platoon), and Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) collectively show what the future of performance can be as video games continue to progress as a medium. A large amount of kudos to not only the actors, but David Cage for getting some truly emotional moments captured in “game”. There was even a moment or two that really got to me on a deeply emotional level which is something I rarely feel in video games, let alone other mediums. One of the most touching sequences can be found in the homeless memory in which Jodie encounters Stan in a standout performance presented by David Coburn. If there is one thing to say of Cage, his ability to capture the warmth of Stan, Dawkins (Dafoe), and Freeman (Hardison) is unparalleled to many video game creators out there. Hardison’s portrayal of Freeman is also particularly worth noting as seeing his relationship with Jodie develop and grow was one of the best interactions shown throughout Beyond. The ability to capture these emotions in a realistic fashion owes a great deal to the tech powering Beyond.

Quantic Dream’s performance capture studio is easily one of the best in the business and the engine Beyond is built with provides for some of the best graphical fidelity I’ve seen on this console generation. Character facial animations are life-like. The lighting is realistic. Even the particle effects are some of the best around. If there is anything you can count on it’s that Beyond does not struggle at looking fantastic. When Aiden uses his ability to possess or kill powers, the lighting and particles combine for some visuals that parallel, or even rival, the graphical fidelity of the PS4. Beyond really is a stunning “game” to look at.

You may have noticed that while reading this review that the word game is consistently in quotes. That’s because it is more of a movie or television series than an actual video game that we’ve become accustomed to over the years. For those annoyed with Heavy Rain for the amount of interactive cut scenes that were presented, the chances that you will enjoy Beyond are slim-to-none. Players complete actions following button prompts and holds, much like Heavy Rain, as well as use the right joystick to react to Jodie’s momentum.  When in fights or intense situations, time slows down (not controlled by the player) and Jodie’s direction will shift. At this point players flick the right joystick in the direction matching her movement. I was actually more annoyed with this control scheme than actually enjoying it. It was difficult to see where the momentum was taking Jodie which resulted in a ton of mistakes. Unfortunately, there isn’t much in terms repercussion as I was being carefully guided through the experience.

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An unexpected play option called “Duo” allows players to play with a friend as each player selects to control either Jodie or Aiden. This mode can be played using either the DualShock 3 or an iOS/Android companion app. I often think mixing an iPhone with a gaming experience can be gimmicky, but in the case of Beyond, it can create a very unique experience for novice and expert gamers alike; sometimes even enhancing the experience since touch controls with Aiden are simple enough for anybody to join. I would not, however, recommend controlling Jodie with a touch device as her movements feel more natural with the DualShock.

Beyond: Two Souls is the last great showing in the strength of the PS3. There are great moments in the journey, but the overall lacking of a comprehensive story pulls it back into the realm of experimental. Cage’s ambition is admirable, but I fear that he may be a better fit in the world of film and television rather than video games. That isn’t to say Beyond wasn’t a great experience. I am saying that if Cage doesn’t begin incorporating simple game features like being able to control the character for more than 5 hours of a 12 hour experience, the niche consumer base may not be there after his next project. The potential is there and the pieces to the puzzle are in place, but the disjointed storytelling and lack of gameplay prevent Cage’s PS3 sendoff from being something great. 


          By: Doug Cornelius        
Santiago - The iPhone app is just fine. It looks like it serves up the blog content in a way that is mobile friendly. More people are going to access that content through the website than through the app. I think you would be better off making the blog friendly for mobile browsers than building an app.
          By: Santiago A. Cueto        
Our law firm was one of the first with an iPhone App. Although its simply a mobile version of our blog, the International Business Law Advisor, it was well received. Clients in particular have been extremely receptive and impressed.
          By: Doug Cornelius        
Ryan - But what are you going to put in your iPhone app that's not on your website? MoFo put on a game and a map. (I'm not sure why the website doesn't have the map.) The big problem is that MoFo chose to do an app instead of making the website mobile-friendly. (They made a mobile stylesheet for the blackberry, but not the iPhone.) If I click on a link on my iPhone it goes to MoFo.com not the app. I suppose a law firm could put together a real app that delivers value, and not just the firm's website content. The problem is that you would really need the app to work on the blackberry, which still dominates the business world. (I have both.)
          By: Bill Winterberg        
Well, you have to admit that MoFo2Go is a pretty catchy name for an iPhone app. I bet unfamiliar downloaders will be somewhat disappointed when the app doesn't spit out catch phrases by Jules Winnfield of Pulp Fiction.
          Mais jusqu'où ça va aller toutes ces conneries ? PART ONE        

Période d'hibernation, fruit sans aucun doute d'une certaine lassitude.

Lorsque je commence à écrire un article, j'ai l'impression de ressasser l'évidence, éberluée de certaines décisions des hautes sphères, atterrée par certaines méthodes d'éducation, alarmée par le niveau de certains élèves... Alors, je me tais pour ne pas passer pour la-prof-aigrie-alors-qu'elle-n'enseigne-que-depuis-sept-ans-cette-feignasse.

Je rêve d'un bahut où la cohérence et la communication régneraient. Où la courtoisie et l'échange constructif remplaceraient l'agressivité permanente et la critique insultante.

Je rêve d'enseigner à des collégiens élevés dans l'idée que le respect et la bienveillance sont la base de tout.

Je ne vous cache pas que j'attends impatiemment le mois de mai :

  • parce que le muguet c'est choupi
  • parce qu'il fait beau et qu'on peut mettre des ballerines et des robes plus légères
  • parce que peut-être Sarkozy quittera l'Élysée et la vie politique.

Comme vous le savez, je ne partage pas les idées de la Droite, je ne suis pas particulièrement émerveillée par le parcours de la Gauche non plus. Mais lorsque je vois en cinq ans le mal que Nicolas Sarkozy a fait à l'Éducation Nationale, je me demande comment un enseignant peut sérieusement envisager de voter pour lui. Même si ça me paraît toujours un peu obscur, je peux comprendre que l'on puisse voter à droite... mais voter Sarkozy... euh...nan. Ça, j'ai vraiment du mal à le concevoir.



Cette semaine, deux choses m'ont donné envie de chialer et de hurler dans un oreiller.

Cette engeance que représente le téléphone portable au collège

Je suis accro à mon iPhone. Je l'assume et l'admets pleinement. Mon côté geek est comblé par ce petit bijou de technologie et d'esthétisme, je surkiffe plein d'applications futiles et même parfois utiles, et j'hyperventile lorsque je suis en-dessous de 30% de batterie.
Mon iPhone me sert à quasiment tout (il manque tout de même l'option gaufrier en forme d'Hello Kitty! que j'espère voir apparaître pour l'iPhone 7S) : je prends des notes, je joue, j'écoute les infos, de la musique, je mate des vidéos, je planifie, je prends des photos, je consulte le plan du métro, je réserve un train, j'envoie des mails, je like les photos de chatons trop mignons sur Facebook, j'apprends plein de trucs, je mate des tableaux du Louvre parce que je n'étais plus sûre que La Mort de Sardanapale était bien une oeuvre d'Eugène Delacroix, j'écoute Pierre Bénichou imiter Claude François, j'envoie des milliers de sms aux gens que j'aime et parfois même, je les appelle ;)
En revanche, lorsque je suis en classe, mon portable est au fond de mon sac et je contiens mon irrésistible envie de checker le sms que Poppy vient de m'envoyer, parce que faut pas déconner : je suis en cours, je suis en train de travailler et mon côté psychopathe de l'iPhone doit s'effacer pour laisser place à une enseignante équilibrée et 100% investie avec 27 marmots assoiffés d'apprendre.
Je parviens à le faire sans aucun souci parce que je suis une adulte, parce que j'ai la maturité et le respect suffisants pour comprendre que mon addiction à mon iPhone ne doit pas prendre le pas sur mon taf et que bordel, c'est bien de rationaliser un peu et de déconnecter parce que putain, on s'est bien fait bouffer par les nouvelles technologies (dixit la meuf qui a un blog et qui lorgne méchamment sur l'iPad 3)
Cette maturité que mes 25 ans et 6 ans d'expérience m'offrent ne concerne malheureusement pas les ados entre 11 et 15 ans, pour la plupart, incapables de réfréner leur envie de jouer avec leur portable.
Dans mon bahut, une écrasante majorité d'élèves possède un téléphone portable et une bonne partie de cette écrasante majorité possède un smartphone.
Il subsiste, fort heureusement, quelques irréductibles parents qui ne voient pas bien l'intérêt d'offrir un smartphone à leur rejeton et qui résistent encore et toujours à l'envahisseur aka la pression sociale "ouais, mais tous mes copains, ils ont un portable, alors c'est trop injuste et même que j'ai vraiment l'air d'un con et du coup je vais être rejeté et isolé et je tomberai en dépression et saboterai toute ma scolarité PAR VOTRE FAUTE"

C'est ainsi que Donovan est tout fier de clamer qu'il a un portable depuis l'âge de quatre ans :-| Et sa maman de confirmer : "Ohhh, ça lui faisait tellement plaisir et puis c'était marrant de le voir nous imiter"... Ouais, bah, il aurait très bien pu vous imiter avec un téléphone en plastoc Fisher Price.
C'est ainsi que beaucoup d'élèves passent leurs récrés vissés à leur téléphone à envoyer des sms à leur pote qui se trouve à environ 2m50, à prendre des photos de Jessie qui tire la langue, de Margaux et Kévin qui se roulent des pelles, de Maryne, Aurély et Noémy qui font des gros coeurs avec leurs mains.
C'est ainsi que beaucoup de portables sonnent inopinément en classe parce que le manque de maturité, de réflexion et de politesse élémentaire les empêchent de penser à éteindre leurs téléphones.
C'est ainsi que Mélody, Charlaine ou Jordan prennent des photos dans le cours d'histoire ou envoient des sms à leur pote Arnold, exclu en salle de sperm'.
C'est ainsi que lorsque Leslie est envoyée au coin, elle sort discrètement son iPhone pour jouer à "Angry Birds"...

Petit à petit, le portable est devenu un véritable problème au sein des bahuts. Cacophonie, manque d'attention et de concentration, usage abusif, photos prises à l'insu d'enseignants ou d'autres élèves... Il était devenu urgent de légiférer sur le sujet car le règlement intérieur demeurait flou et source de malentendus.

Article L511-5
Créé par LOI n° 2010-788 du 12 juillet 2010 - art. 183 (V)
Dans les écoles maternelles, les écoles élémentaires et les collèges, l'utilisation durant toute activité d'enseignement et dans les lieux prévus par le règlement intérieur, par un élève, d'un téléphone mobile est interdite.

La possession d'un téléphone portable est donc autorisée mais celui-ci doit donc resté au fond du sac, ÉTEINT afin d'éviter toute tentation et tout problème.

Le problème concerne la conduite à tenir lorsqu'un élève outrepasse les règles et utilise son téléphone en classe, dans les couloirs, à la cantine ou dans la cour de récréation.

L'un des réflexes est de confisquer le téléphone, objet du délit afin d'éviter toute récidive et afin de marquer le coup et de montrer que l'école n'est pas une zone de non-droit et que c'est l'adulte qui fait figure d'autorité.
Sauf que la loi est extrêmement floue à ce sujet.
Officiellement, la confiscation d'un objet ne peut se faire que s'il s'agit d'une mesure de sûreté ou d'une sanction disciplinaire. Il est donc manifeste que la confiscation d'un téléphone ne s'apparente à aucune de ces mesures. De plus, des élèves et des parents lourdingues ont même été jusqu'à clamer que la confiscation du portable est la soustraction frauduleuse de la chose d'autrui aka DU VOL :-| (article 311-1 du code pénal).
Et en même temps, les textes annoncent vaguement que l'on ne peut tenir la confiscation d'un téléphone portable pour absolument illégale.

Bref, tout le monde a un peu raison et tout le monde a un peu tort.

Les bahuts s'adaptent, font à leur sauce, essayant de faire au mieux, réglant au cas par cas ce genre d'incidents.
Dans certains collèges, impossible de confisquer un portable de peur que les parents procéduriers débarquent en gueulant, oubliant qu'à la base c'est leur enfant, le fautif. Dans d'autres collèges, confiscation systématique en cas d'usage du portable mais l'objet du délit est rendu à l'élève en fin de journée. Certaines écoles confisquent le téléphone jusqu'à ce que la famille se déplace pour le récupérer...

Il est plus que temps de définir les conditions préalables de la confiscation et celles de la conservation dudit téléphone.

Voici comment je vois les choses :

1. Le téléphone portable de Steeven sonne en classe.
Steeven devient tout rouge, farfouille maladroitement dans son sac, éteint son téléphone et s'excuse platement. Il a oublié de l'éteindre, il s'en veut de son oubli et promet que cela n'arrivera plus.
Je fais les gros yeux, je rappelle à toute la classe que c'est quand même ballot de risquer d'être sanctionné parce qu'on a oublié d'appuyer sur une simple touche et je continue mon cours. Je garde Steeven à la fin de l'heure pour bien lui ré-expliquer qu'on a le droit à l'erreur mais que le but est, bien évidemment, de ne pas recommencer. J'écris un petit mot dans le carnet de liaison, informant la famille de Steeven que le portable de leur fils a sonné en plein cours, qu'il s'est excusé et engagé à faire davantage attention et que l'affaire était classée. La confiscation ne me semble pas justifiée car il s'agit d'un oubli involontaire et Steeven ne s'est pas montré contestataire ou insolent. Il sait qu'il a fait une connerie, s'en excuse et basta.

2. Le téléphone portable de Willy sonne en classe.
Willy se marre. Je fais mon petit speech mais demande à Willy de mettre immédiatement son carnet de liaison sur mon bureau. Son repentir n'est pas flagrant. Je continue mon cours et 10 minutes plus tard, le portable de Willy sonne de nouveau. Nous ne sommes plus dans l'oubli involontaire mais dans la provocation. Je demande à Willy d'éteindre son portable et de le déposer sur mon bureau.
S'il obtempère sans rechigner, je le garde à la fin de l'heure, inscris un mot dans son carnet et tente d'obtenir de sa part des excuses clairement formulées et son engagement à ne pas recommencer. Si Willy s'écrase, comprenant enfin qu'il a abusé et fait son gros malin et si son casier judiciaire d'élève perturbateur n'est pas affligeant, je lui rends son téléphone. Si Willy se montre insolent, désinvolte ou me fait clairement comprendre qu'il n'en a rien à carrer de mes remontrances, je conserve le téléphone que je remets à la Vie scolaire ou au Principal qui mettront le téléphone en lieu sûr (coffre-fort...). J'appelle ensuite la famille pour leur faire part de l'incident. La famille devra se déplacer pour récupérer le téléphone dès que possible.
Si Willy refuse de déposer son portable sur mon bureau, je demande à la vie scolaire de le prendre en charge. Il est exclu du cours, un rapport sera rédigé et sa famille sera contactée afin de récupérer le portable si Willy a daigné le sortir de sa poche. En cas de refus ostentatoire assorti d'insolence voire de menaces, la BPDJ (Brigade de Prévention de la Délinquance Juvénile) sera contactée afin de faire un rappel à la loi à l'élève ainsi qu'à sa famille.

3. Je surprends Jenny-Joy en train d'envoyer un sms ou de prendre une photo en plein cours.
Je demande à Jenny-Joy d'effacer immédiatement la ou les photos, d'éteindre son portable et de déposer, sur mon bureau, son téléphone ainsi que son carnet de liaison. Si Jenny-Joy obtempère : mot dans le carnet + éventuellement coup de fil aux parents + petit sermon communicationnel dans le but qu'elle verbalise son erreur et s'engage à mieux se comporter. Si Jenny-Joy est une élève d'ordinaire agréable et respectueuse, je peux jouer la carte "droit à l'erreur slash joker" lui expliquant que je veux bien lui rendre son téléphone à la condition sine qua non qu'il s'agisse du seul et unique incident dans ce domaine. Si Jenny-Joy est une peste de premier ordre, je remets le téléphone à la vie scolaire ou au Principal qui mettront le téléphone en lieu sûr. Sa famille devra se déplacer pour récupérer le smartphone de leur progéniture dans la mesure où le propriétaire légal est celui qui a souscrit l'abonnement et qui paye le forfait aka pas l'élève donc. En cas de photo ou vidéo combo. attitude insolente de Jenny-Joy, la BPDJ pourra être amenée à faire un petit rappel à loi.

Il faut que nous ayons le pouvoir de confisquer l'objet, ça me paraît évident et logique. Il faut également arrêter avec ce discours hallucinant de certains parents qui hurlent au vol et qui nous soupçonnent de niquer le forfait bloqué de leur rejeton en appelant dans les DOM-TOM.
Il faut qu'apparaisse clairement dans le règlement intérieur la procédure de confiscation de l'objet ambiance "nouvelle technologie" (téléphone, console de jeux...). La décision de confiscation appartient à l'adulte selon la situation et l'attitude polie ou insolente de l'élève. Le téléphone portable doit être ÉTEINT au sein de l'établissement afin d'éviter tout problème. Lorsqu'il est juste sur "silencieux" il y a souvent des interférences lorsque l'on utilise un lecteur CD par exemple, ce qui est auditivement pénible.

Compte-tenu des abus, il serait presque souhaitable que le téléphone portable soit purement et simplement interdit dans les établissements scolaires. L'addiction de certains élèves est devenue tellement forte qu'elle en est vraiment inquiétante.
Pas mal de parents offrent un portable à leur enfant pour lui faire plaisir mais aussi pour se rassurer. L'enfant peut les joindre en cas de problème et inversement. Le trajet en car et les 300 mètres séparant le collège de la maison sont moins une source d'angoisse pour des parents qui oublient que la peur n'évite pas le danger.
Depuis plusieurs années, nous avons maille à partir avec certaines familles qui souhaitent pouvoir joindre leur enfant à n'importe quel moment, y compris en plein cours. Pour faire un petit coucou. Pour savoir si ça va bien. Pour savoir s'il finit bien à 16h. Pour savoir ce qu'il veut manger ce soir. Pour savoir s'il a bien pris le chèque pour la cantine. Pour faire un bisou et papoter un peu.
Que le chemin qui mène à l'école ou à la maison soit source d'inquiétude. Soit. Mais il ne faut pas tomber non plus dans une parano de dingue. Il ne faut pas vivre dans la terreur de l'enlèvement, de l'agression et du viol et surtout transmettre ses craintes à l'enfant. En revanche, dans l'établissement, l'élève est encadré et protégé. En cas de souci, la famille sera immédiatement prévenue et inversement, elle peut prévenir le collège s'il y a une urgence.
Malheureusement, nous avons des parents qui répètent à qui veut l'entendre "On n'en a rien à foutre du collège. Je n'appelle jamais le collège, je veux parler directement à mon enfant".

Bref, il est plus que temps d'établir noir sur blanc des règles précises auxquelles les élèves et leurs familles devront se plier car ce bordel 2.0 devient réellement source de conflits et de tensions.

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Le deuxième truc qui m'a grave horripilée ma race sera développé dans un prochain article publié genre très bientôt :-)


          Journée biatch ♥        

Mercredi 11 janvier, j'ai pris mon GPS, ma boussole, ma trousse de survie, des barres de céréales, des Rangers Isotoner (solides MAIS douces pour les petons) et mon sac à main Gérard Darel.



Tu l'as deviné.



Je suis allée faire les soldes.




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Si vous avez manqué le début (prendre la voix de Télé7Jours) :
Grâce à Poulette Nela et ses choupi clients (NAN Poulette n'est pas pute, elle est commiounity manadjeuse), j'ai chopé ZE super plan de ce début 2012.

Poulette Nela : "Dis-donc Sa Majesté, ça te dirait pas de claquer de la thune à nos frais pour les soldes ?"

Princesse Soso : "Est-ce que le Pape est nazi catholique ?"

Poulette Nela : "En plus, fayot sur le cassoulet, tu peux embarquer une lectrice avec toi dans ton épopée comme ça tu pourras racoler sur ton blog et raconter ensuite comment c'était une journée trop de la balle !"

Princesse Soso : "Putain, tu me fais couiner Poulette !"

BAM Seigneur &Maître tire une nana et BAM la super veinarde est donc Elise qui s'est quand même tapée 1h30 de route pour venir couiner avec moi.

Nous avons rendez-vous à 9h au point d'accueil du centre Saint Sever.

J'avais oublié les embouteillages de Rouen le matin ♥

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Je suis à l'heure. Youpi. Elise est déjà là. Re-youpi. Le couinement semble être notre signe de reconnaissance.

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Nous sommes accueillies par Martine, une adorable dame qui nous explique tout ce qu'il y a savoir aka "on vous file de la thune et vous la claquez comme vous voulez" (un chouette concept) et elle nous file un badge V.I.P (je meurs à la fois de honte et d'extase), nos cartes Visa à dégainer dans toutes les boutiques du centre et un petit ticket rose pour pouvoir prendre un p'tit déj' tranquillou bilou.

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Ambiance matin de Noël. On ne sait pas quel cadeau déballer en premier.

Surtout que pour couronner le couinement, plusieurs magasins sont ouverts uniquement pour nous, 1/2 heure avant le rush :-)

On se promène, on sourit comme des abruties en se disant que c'est quand même trop chouette cette histoire.

Je suis également rassurée car Elise :

  • n'est pas une pouffiasse matérialiste qui m'ignore, la bave aux lèvres à l'idée de dépenser le P.I.B du Bangladesh chez Yves Rocher
  • n'est pas hystérique à me toucher les cheveux avant de m'arracher une mèche qu'elle mettra ensuite dans son album "ces blogueuses que je vénère avant de les dépecer"
  • est drôle, sympa, souriante, bavarde et en plus, elle m'a apporté des cadeaux ♥ (les gens qui me font des cadeaux sont forcément des gens bien) (sauf ma saloperie de tante et ma grand-mère-méchante qui m'avaient offert pour mes 10 ans un manteau bleu roi avec une capuche en fourrure moche et surtout une doublure en satin vert fluo)

H&M, Sephora, Okaïdi, Camaïeu, San Marina, Promod, Du Bruit dans la Cuisine, 1...2...3, Morgan, Darjeeling, Etam, Le Loft... Les heures passent à une vitesse folle, on papote comme deux vieilles copines et une de ses amies Linda nous rejoint... Linda que j'avais déjà vue à un Beauty Seminar de Sonia (it's a small world after all)

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C'est assez jouissif de tendre une carte Visa en sachant que RIEN ne sera débité sur mon compte ♥
J'ai l'impression d'être dans une série, genre "The Big BANK Theory" où par un curieux hasard teinté de magie, le shopping serait devenu un truc qui ne fait pas péter la veine sur le front de ton banquier et où je prendrais un verre avec Sheldon et Howard ♥

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Au départ, j'étais censée passer la matinée à couiner avec Elise, puis j'étais censée retrouver mon frère et mon Seigneur & Maître (pour lesquels le mot "soldes" évoque un petit camp de vacances près de Buchenwald) pour déjeuner. Lorsque j'ai regardé ma montre, je me suis aperçue qu'il était 14h48 :-|

Le moment le plus triste de la journée :
Elise, Linda et moi avons plusieurs points communs :
♥ on biatch comme des putes
♥ on aime bien les trucs Kawaï
♥ on est capable de faire Paris-Roubaix à cloche-pied pour manger des sushi
La faim au ventre, la bave aux lèvres et la main endolorie à force de porter une foultitude de paquets, nous nous précipitons vers le Sushi Bar du centre Saint Sever... pour découvrir qu'il ne sert que jusqu'à 14h30. DAMNED.
Fin du moment le plus triste de la journée.

C'était trop génial de la mort comme journée. Élise était ravie de ce moment de détente (elle a un petit bout de chou de deux mois) et je suis vraiment fan que mon Seigneur & Maître m'ait encouragée à ouvrir cet espace virtuel de biatchage, source d'opportunités qui déchirent ♥

Le moment jesuisunepute de la journée :
TOUS les commerçants nous ont accueillies avec le sourire, se montrant joyeux et disponibles malgré la journée speed à base de gens qui courent partout à la recherche du produit de leurs rêves, soldé à 80%.
Tous... Sauf dans un seul magasin où une nana s'est montrée franchement désagréable. Dans un magasin que j'adooooore et que je recommande grave, car mis à part cette nana, toutes les autres vendeuses étaient polies et charmantes.
Du Bruit dans La Cuisine : le magasin de la mort qui tue pour toute personne qui aime tous les trucs rigolos comme des petits sucres Barbe à Papa en forme de petits noeuds trop mignons, des moutardes aromatisées aux cèpes, des Blenders rose bonbon qui te promettent des smoothies de folie, de la vaisselle méga choupi ou design... Bref, une très belle boutique où j'ai pu acheter tout plein de trucs pour moi et pour faire des cadeaux (car je suis généreuse) (en plus d'être merveilleuse) (et modeste).
Tout commence lorsque je choisis une huile parfumée à la truffe blanche, je la mets dans mon panier, je compte l'acheter et je la fais sentir à Elise qui couine olfactivement. La nana du magasin me regarde comme si j'avais écorché un chaton avec un économe.
Princesse Soso : (souriante et polie) "Ne vous inquiétez pas, je l'achète tout de suite, je voulais juste la faire sentir à mon amie"
La-nana-pas-sympa : (sèche et désagréable) "Peu importe. Vous devez me demander l'autorisation"
Princesse Soso : (souriante et polie même si un peu étonnée) "Désolée, je ne voulais pas vous inquiéter, comme je l'achète tout de suite, je ne pensais pas que ça poserait problème"
La-nana-pas-sympa me regarde comme si j'étais en train de lui annoncer que j'allais me foutre à poil dans le magasin et chanter du Sabine Paturel.

Entre temps, je rencontre les assiettes à dessert de ma vie.

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Lorsque j'arrive à la caisse, la-nana-pas-sympa me dit que désolée sa caisse est fermée, je dois passer à côté... avant d'encaisser la cliente derrière moi :-|
Je tends ma carte Visa "VIP" à l'autre vendeuse souriante et aimable lorsque la-nana-pas-sympa lui dit "ah nan, tu la prends pas. Désolée mademoiselle, on ne prend pas ce genre de cartes. Notre magasin n'est pas partenaire".
Ah bah v'là aut'chose... sachant que Martine, à l'accueil, nous avait bien dit que tous les magasins du centre étaient partenaires de l'opération... J'insiste un peu, expliquant de quoi il s'agit et compte-tenu du ton peu aimable avec lequel on me répond, j'en profite pour ajouter que je suis blogueuse et que je dois rédiger un article pour notamment parler de l'ACCUEIL dans les différentes boutiques...
Les autres vendeuses prennent ma défense disant à la-nana-pas-sympa que si, si on la prend cette carte, c'est un truc spécial, aucun souci mademoiselle !
La-nana-pas-sympa grommelle un truc et me regarde encore et toujours comme si j'avais une bite collée sur le front.
Tout en payant, je dis à l'une des vendeuses que je souhaiterais prendre quelques photos du magasin pour illustrer mon article car cette boutique fait partie de mes préférées du centre commercial. Alors que la vendeuse polie et charmante acquiesce en souriant, la-nana-pas-sympa me regarde comme si j'étais en train de proposer une partouze avec des licornes et des limaces.
La-nana-pas-sympa : "Ah nan, impossible. Il faut une autorisation spéciale. Vous n'avez pas le droit de prendre la moindre photo. Désolée pour vous"
Princesse Soso : "Ah bah non... désolée pour VOUS. Cela vous aurait fait de la pub gratuite... et entre parenthèses, je me trouve bien aimable de vous demander l'autorisation, car concrètement avec mon iPhone, j'aurais pu prendre 12 000 photos sans que vous vous en rendiez compte..."
La-nana-pas-sympa m'a regardée comme si je venais de chier sur les Thermomix et nous sommes parties comme des reines en disant chaleureusement au revoir aux vendeuses sympa qui regardaient leur collègue comme si elle s'était montrée particulièrement sèche et injuste envers une cliente qui venait de claquer un max de thunes dans leur magasin.

Mis à part ce petit incident qui nous a finalement fait plus marrer qu'autre chose et qui fut, une source inépuisable de biatchage, nous avons vraiment adoré l'ambiance de cette journée, une petite parenthèse futile, une effervescence vraiment grisante et agréable.

Le moment mavieestunépisodede24heureschrono de la journée :
Au moment de regagner ma voiture, je m'aperçois avec effroi que :

  • la machine du parking ne prend pas la carte bleue (ROSE pour moi, en l'occurence)
  • dans mon porte-monnaie j'ai 67 cts d'euro, un trombone et un petit bouton noir là depuis des années (on ne sait jamais, une urgence "couture" est si vite arrivée) (je rappelle au passage que je ne sais pas coudre) (mais bon, ça n'est pas parce qu'on ne sait pas coudre, qu'on n'a pas le droit d'être bien préparée)
  • j'ai drôlement envie de faire pipi (le drame de ma vie) (à égalité avec la disparition aussi soudaine que douloureuse des petits cookies moelleux de Belin)

Mon intuition féminine ainsi qu'un petit panneau m'indique qu'il y a une borne d'accueil parking avec des humains qui pourront m'aider. Je prends ma voiture, me gare à l'arrache sur une place "Senior" en mettant mes warning et je cours vers la petite borne d'accueil parking avec des humains qui pourront m'aider et m'indiquer les chiottes les plus proches.
Princesse Soso : "Bonjour ! je-suis-garée-à-l'arrache-sur-une-place-senior-qui-est-si-j'ai-bien-compris-une-sous-place-pour-handicapés-et-j'ai-honte-d'être-dessus-vu-que-je-fais-chier-tout-le-monde-avec-mon-discours-sur-comment-c'est-mal-de-se-garer-impunément-sur-une-place-pour-handicapés-je-n'ai-pas-de-liquide-et-je-veux-me-tirer-car-mon-S&M-m'attend-depuis-des-heures"
L'humaine censée m'aider :" "Aucun souci. Vous pouvez payer par chèque"
Princesse Soso : "BORDEL mon chéquier est vide, contrairement à ma vessie... Vous prenez la carte bleue bien sûr ?!"
L'humaine qui m'aide de moins en moins : "Ah non, désolée. Chèque ou espèces."
Princesse Soso : "Mais on est en 2012, on peut payer en carte bleue partout !!!"
L'humaine qui tente de m'aider : "Vous trouverez un distributeur au niveau 0, près des cinémas"

Vous me croyez si je vous dis que le distributeur en question était MOMENTANÉMENT INDISPONIBLE ? :-|

Tout est bien qui finit bien. Je suis parvenue à sortir du parking (au prix d'efforts que la décence et l'ennui m'empêchent de vous énumérer ici) et j'ai retrouvé un Seigneur & Maître amusé qui avait gagné un pari avec lui-même (apparemment, ma phrase "T'inquiète, je reviens vers 12/13h" avait été perçue comme "Je reviendrai plutôt vers 17h") (mon mec est relativement visionnaire).

Bref, j'ai passé une super journée, j'ai rencontré une super nana et j'ai les assiettes à dessert les plus choupi du monde qui se rangent dans la boîte la plus choupi du monde (boîte qui sera recyclée en boîte à maquillage, voire boîte à couture) (même si je rappelle, au passage, que je sais absolument pas coudre) (même un bouton) (oui je sais, c'est quand même malheureux)


          Pitié, en mai 2012, faut pas que sarko-mence...        

Je ne peux pas résister, je m'engouffre dans la brèche... et je viens gueuler comme une pute un putois en ce week-end où la tempête dehors fait écho à ce qu'il se déroule en mon for Boyard intérieur...

Semaine riche pour l'éducation nationale... Entre Dukan et ses idées qui sont aussi brillantes que le carnet de notes d'un candidat des Anges de la Télé-Réalité et entre cette prime spéciale E-CLAIR promise depuis des mois et dont on n'a toujours pas vu la couleur, j'ai l'impression qu'on se fout bien de notre gueule en ce moment.

Genièvre sur la choucroute, lors d'une petite intervention au Futuroscope de Poitiers (là où il y a ce super restau ambiance cuisine moléculaire "Le Cristal") Sarkozy nous a balancé dans la tronche : "Je veux le dire comme je le pense : imaginer la recréation de postes dans l'Education nationale, c'est irresponsable, compte tenu de la situation financière de notre pays".

:-|

Et histoire de vraiment bien créer la polémique dont découleront des dissensions ambiance "ouhhh mais il est fou ce SALE MEC" (prendre la voix de François Hollande qui n'a JAMAIS été rudoyé par l'UMP, même quand Luc Châtel a dit qu'il n'était qu'un Babar qui endormait les enfants) slash "Les profs, ces feignasses qui refusent tout changement", il a proposé que les enseignants acceptent d'être plus présents dans les établissements.

:-|

Alors OK, c'est la crise.

Alors OK, faut que chacun mette du sien pour ne pas que la France devienne un bidonville où cannibalisme et scorbut seraient les deux mamelles de la naFion.

Alors OK, y a dans le tas, des profs feignasses qui en foutent pas lourd et qui pourraient se sortir un peu les doigts du cul afin que l'opprobre ne soit pas constamment jetée sur cette belle corporaFion.

MAIS FAUDRAIT PAS NON PLUS POUSSER MÉMÉ DANS LES ORTIES.

Des compromis, des sacrifices... les profs ne font QUE ça depuis de nombreuses années. Les effectifs de plus en plus lourds, l'hétérogénéité qui se creuse de plus en plus avec le collège unique qui demande des AALC (Aménagement À La Con) et avec une certaine génération mutante qui a un léger problème de curiosité intellectuelle et de concentraFion.

La création de postes est VITALE sinon l'école va devenir une vaste garderie où quelques élèves parviendront à choper des bribes d'informations.
Et je ne déconne pas.

Je meurs de Sarko qui dit que ouais, faut modifier les modalités du collège unique histoire d'en niquer les quelques dysfonctionnements : "assumer la diversité des parcours en 4e et 3e, il n'est pas normal que le collège actuel prépare exclusivement à l'enseignement général".

Ouais, bah si on va par là Nico, y a d'autres trucs qui ne sont pas normaux hein.

Effectivement, il faut repenser l'orientation, valoriser les filières professionnelles et tutti quanti mais pour ça, faudrait commencer par, à la base, pas trop dégoûter de l'école les gamins qui pour des raisons diverses et variées (problèmes cognitifs, paresse congénitale, parents négligents, lenteur innée...) se retrouvent à la ramasse, ne se sentent pas suffisamment encadrés et encouragés... Pour ça, pas de secret... puisqu'on peut difficilement ré-éduquer les parents, il faut des classes ADAPTÉES aux différents profils. Ça ne veut pas dire faire des groupes de niveaux de folie (élitisme vs. ghetto). Juste ajouter un peu d'homogénéité dans cette hétérogénéité chaotique. La pédagogie différenciée (aka proposer différentes activités autour d'un même projet/but, au sein d'une même classe en prenant en compte les besoins et difficultés de chacun) c'est choupi à condition d'avoir un groupe plus réduit histoire de ne pas brasser de l'air pour rien en courant entre chaque groupe pour vérifier que tout est compris et que tout le monde est plus ou moins en train de bosser.

Quant à ce merveilleux concept de faire bosser davantage les enseignants...

SOUPIR

Cette année, j'ai 7 classes, deux heures supp' dont je ne veux pas (y en a une t'as pas le choix et l'autre bah ça foutait trop la merde de la refuser, la culpabilité toussa toussa), et un atelier d'une heure le soir. Je suis 21 heures par semaine devant les élèves. Ouais SEULEMENT 21 heures.
Et encore une fois par pitié, ne réduisez pas le boulot des profs juste au taux horaire de présence devant les monstres apprenants. Et n'imaginez pas que les profs font sans cesse les mêmes cours, ne se renouvelant que tous les 8 ans en moyenne.
Préparations de cours, corrections, rendez-vous avec les élèves, leurs parents, réunions avec l'administration, avec les collègues, avec les écoles primaires, avec les lycées partenaires, avec le médecin scolaire, le conseiller d'orientation...

Je suis au bahut les lundis et vendredis de 7h40 à 17h10, les mardis de 7h40 à 15h10 et les jeudis de 7h40 à 18h30.

Je ne vois pas très bien comment je pourrais être plus présente dans l'établissement (ah si, je pourrais venir le mercredi mais du coup ça m'empêcherait de (re)voir les diffusions d'"Une Famille Formidable") (genre le truc impossible à envisager) (Jacques et Catherine Beaumont quoi) (qui m'ont, par ailleurs, je ne vous le cache pas, un peu déçue avec la pub pour une convention obsèques) (mais je les aime quand même hein)

Sachant que lorsque je ne suis pas en train de dire à Jordan que les adjectifs sont invariables ou à Mendy qu'elle ferait mieux de venir au tableau sans chouiner à moins qu'elle n'ait envie d'écoper du combo mot + punition, un duo qui fait toujours son petit effet, je ne suis malheureusement pas en train de me faire masser dans le SPA du collège.

Lorsque j'ai une heure de trou, je suis au choix :

  • en train de maudire la photocopieuse qui laisse une bande noire sur les polycopiés.
  • en train de créer et d'imprimer des feuilles d'activités, des exercices, des évals...
  • en train d'expliquer à Kévyan que dire à Esteban "sale bâtard de sa race de pute tellement t'es laid, tu ressembles à un mort, je vais te crever sale enculé" n'est pas une preuve d'amitié taillée dans le roc.
  • en train de parler du PAI ou PPS d'élèves dyslexiques/dyscalculiques/dyspraxiques/hyperactifs/semi-aveugles/semi-sourds/avec un retard mental avéré mais-plutôt-crever-que-de-lui-trouver-une-classe-adaptée-hein-de-toute-façon-y-a-pas-de-place-on-va-se-débrouiller-même-s'il-bave.
  • en train de téléphoner ou de rencontrer des parents pour les féliciter/les conseiller/les informer...
  • en train de monter une vidéo avec Adobe Premiere avec des fondus enchaînés et des effets trop de la balle où les élèves diront "waaaah trop beau madame".
  • en train de fignoler un diaporama powerpoint à base de trucs cools qui font "CHDiiiiiiiNG" quand on clique dessus.
  • en train de coller des stickers sur de chouettes copies qui transpirent l'effort et la bonne volonté.
  • en train de remplir le cahier de textes en ligne de mes 7 classes.
  • en train d'organiser un voyage ou une sortie pour les 5èmes.
  • en train de compter combien de photocopies je dois faire pour la 4èmeD à 25 élèves, sachant qu'il y a 4 images par feuille et qu'il ne faut pas que j'oublie d'agrandir l'image pour Donovan qui a de gros problèmes de vue.
  • en train d'écouter les productions orales des élèves sur mon iPhone, des écouteurs dans les oreilles et un stylo rose pailleté dans la main, les yeux vissés sur ma grille d'évaluation.
  • en train de reporter des notes et cocher moulte cases concernant les compétences, le socle commun et autres trucs relativement chronophages et chiants et inutiles.

Rappelons à toutes fins utiles que j'ai un atelier ciné le jeudi soir avec les 3èmes et que lorsque je rentre dans mon home sweet home, je ne balance pas mon cartable en hurlant de joie avant de sortir boire un Black Mojito au Plaza Athénée... Je termine de faire ce que les heures de trou n'ont pas pu combler.

À écouter Sarko et tous les gens qui ignorent plus ou moins ostensiblement ce qu'est le quotidien d'un prof consciencieux, les profs ont quand même vachement de temps pour faire des trucs d'auto-entrepreneur et pour s'investir encore davantage dans leur entreprise bahut. Cette image de feignasse toujours en vacances semble indélébile.

Moi, j'ai juste le temps de mettre du vernis, d'assouvir mon besoin d'écrire, de poker mes amis sur Facebook, de mater la saison 5 de TBBT et de faire des trucs de la vie sociale et sentimentale et un peu culturelle aussi, mais pas autant que je le souhaiterais.
Et quand je fais l'énorme connerie de lire les commentaires des lecteurs de journaux en ligne... j'ai juste envie de prendre un hygiaphone et de hurler qu'ON BOSSE DÉJÀ À MORT et qu'on a bien plus la pression qu'il y a 20 ou 30 ans. Les profs ont bien plus de missions et de responsabilités le tout sans être davantage payés. Qu'on nous paye déjà tout le boulot que nous faisons bénévolement et après on pourra éventuellement demander aux volontaires d'en faire plus.

En tant que nullipare, je n'ai que mon cul à torcher et j'ai du mal à imaginer comment je vais parvenir un de ces 4, à gérer l'organisation que demande mon taf et l'organisation que demande un mouflet.


Alors, Monsieur Sarkozy, une fois n'est pas coutume, ça serait bien aimable de se renseigner avant de l'ouvrir.

Prenez donc conseil auprès de votre ministre de l'éducation nationale qui... ah... qui n'a jamais enseigné donc.

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          Amazing Grace        

En me réveillant ce matin, le cheveu en bataille et la peau douce, ma première pensée fut :

"CE SOIR, C'EST LES VACANCES SA MÈRE LA PUTE DE SA RACE !!!".

"On n'a jamais été aussi proche de Noël" comme dirait la mère de Laurent Ruquier.

Des heures de cours qui s'égrènent avec cette idée fixe en tête : ce soir, je tente de vraiment déconnecter et de profiter de ces jours de folie où l'on bâfre du foie gras devant une rediff' de "Sissi Face à son Destin".

Les élèves sont surexcités. Pour couronner le touran Volkswagen, il pleut à torrent, ce qui me permet d'en déduire le postulat suivant : un enfant mouillé est un enfant agité, comme si l'eau et leur système nerveux créaient un court-circuit.

Djordan : "Madame, c'est les vacances ce soir !!!"
Princesse Soso : "Sans blague, Sherlock... tu m'en apprends une bonne là..."

Mélissa : "Madame, vous avez vu ? Il pleut hein !"
Princesse Soso : "Ne m'étant pas encore fait Steviewonderiser, effectivement, mon acuité visuelle me permet de prendre conscience de l'hygrométrie actuelle"

Lorana : "Vous fêtez Noël aussi Madame ?"
Princesse Soso : "Bah nan Lorana. Tu sais bien que ce soir à 18h, je retourne dans mon cercueil pour ne me réveiller que mardi 3 janvier abrutie"

Comme je suis une prof trop de la balle, j'ai préparé des activités de Noël à base de quiz de vocabulaire, de cartes de voeux avec des sapins et des paquets-cadeaux choupi, de mots cachés et autres trucs qui font couiner les élèves. J'ai également un calendrier de l'avent dans lequel les élèves qui sentent bon le savon et la politesse ont le droit de prendre un petit chocolat ou une surprise...
Pas de chatte. C'est Lorenzo qui, aujourd'hui, a le droit d'ouvrir une petite case du calendrier.

Laissez-moi vous présenter Lorenzo :

  • Lorenzo a la concentration optimale d'une larve unijambiste.
  • Lorenzo a apparemment développé un Alzheimer juvénile dans la mesure où il semble émotionnellement inapte à amener ses affaires en classe ou à faire intégralement ses devoirs.
  • Lorenzo répond automatiquement "c'estpasmoij'airienfaitd'abord" à toute interjection d'un enseignant, y compris lorsque celui-ci lui demande juste d'éteindre la lumière histoire d'y voir mieux avec le vidéoproj'.
  • Lorenzo est capricieux, mal élevé, égoïste et sa spontanéité risque de lui valoir de sacrés coups de poing dans la gueule dans un proche avenir. Genre lorsque tu proposes à Lorenzo de prendre un bonbon, il demande s'il peut en prendre trois. Genre lorsque tu donnes un bonbon à Lorenzo, il faut à chaque fois lui expliquer que dire "merci" n'est pas comme le latin, c'est-à-dire une option facultative. Genre Lorenzo te dit "c'est nul, j'aime pas lire, ça pue votre livre, j'en veux pas" alors que tu viens de lui offrir un bouquin où ça parle de dragons et de combats à l'épée (sa grande passion avec les pigeons)

Lorenzo se précipite donc sur le calendrier sans attendre mon autorisation et bouscule même un camarade dans sa course effrénée à la crevardise.
Il arrache sans vergogne une fenêtre du calendrier et découvre un petit papier "SURPRISE" aka le truc le plus chouette de la galaxie car les élèves peuvent ensuite plonger leur main dans la boîte magique où, sans regarder, ils doivent piocher un petit cadeau, genre un crayon à papier rigolo, un porte-clé choupi , une petite crème pailletée, un pendentif en forme de dauphin, des stickers OM, des cartes de joueurs de foot... etc. La boîte magique n'est pas sans rappeler une épreuve de Fort Boyard... Ça me donne envie d'y ajouter des souris, des limaces et des intestins de mouton.

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Lorenzo fouille, refouille, re-refouille la boîte et finit par sortir un porte-clé starring un sapin de noël phosphorescent.
Les autres élèves font un "WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH", excellent mix entre l'émerveillement et l'envie.
Lorenzo inspecte brièvement le porte-clé, hausse les épaules et me dit, bougon : "J'aime pas. Je veux un autre cadeau" avant de jeter le porte-clé dans la boîte, et de plonger de nouveau sa main à la recherche sans doute d'une PlayStation 3 ou d'un iPhone 4S.

C'est à ce moment-là que je lui ai arraché une oreille tout en le traitant de sale petit con.

Princesse Soso : "Nan mais t'as pas l'impression de rêver ta mère là Lorenzo ?! Va t'asseoir immédiatement !"
Lorenzo : "Mais je veux un cadeau. J'ai le droit à un cadeau !!!"
Princesse Soso : "Bah roule-toi par terre pendant que t'y es sale morveux, je n'aime pas les petits ingrats. C'était le porte-clé ou rien. Tu ne veux pas du porte-clé. Et bah, t'as gagné mon coco, t'auras rien. Basta così"
Lorenzo : "Mais j'aime pas, c'est pas de ma faute !"
Princesse Soso : "C'est bien, aujourd'hui, tu découvres deux nouveaux concepts, laisse-moi te présenter "LA POLITESSE featuring. LA GRATITUDE". Lorsque ton prof est suffisamment con sympa pour t'offrir un CADEAU, tu serais bien aimable de sourire et de dire "merci", même si le cadeau te donne envie de gerber tes Chocapic. Par exemple, je n'aime pas du tout ton sweat à capuche avec un singe pailleté que je trouve, personnellement, criard, ridicule, pathétique et mal coupé... mais par RESPECT pour toi, par COURTOISIE, je m'abstiens de faire tout commentaire et crois bien que ce n'est pas l'envie qui manque car ce sweat est tout de même extrêmement agressif pour la rétine en plus d'atteindre le degré zéro de la beauté"
Lorenzo : "HEIN ?"
Princesse Soso : "Va t'asseoir et fais profil bas car tu n'es pas près d'approcher de nouveau ce petit calendrier"
Lorenzo : ''"c'estpasmoij'airienfaitd'abord"'

Lorenzo est parti peu après chez l'orthodontiste. Il avait les chocottes. Je ne l'ai pas rassuré. Quand Louise lui a dit qu'il allait se faire sacrément charcuter la gencive, je n'ai rien dit. J'ai juste hoché la tête avec un regard oscillant entre le sadisme et la satisfaction personnelle de voir perler une certaine angoisse dans des pupilles où ne transparait d'ordinaire qu'une arrogance teintée d'individualisme.

Lorenzo parti, nous avons continué tranquillou les activités noëlesques à base de comment c'est trop bien de faire des cartes de voeux et comment ça a l'air trop dégueulasse les "mince pies" que bâfrent les anglais entre deux cuillerées de gravy et de "Flakes" Cadbury.

J'ai lancé ma playlist Deezer à base de Sinatra, ♪All I Want For Christmas Is You ♫, Vonda Shepard, Robert Downey Junior, The Jackson Five, Diana Krall, Dean Martin ou Ella Fitzgerald... Je suis ensuite passée dans les rangs admirer les coloriages et autres prouesses lexicales des élèves.

Et là.

Un moment de grâce.

Résonnait dans la classe "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" de Diana Krall... Je regardais les élèves concentrés, ravis d'apprendre plein de nouveaux trucs sur Noël... Je passais de table en table, encourageant les efforts et rigolant avec les élèves ayant fabriqué un Christmas Cracker avec un rouleau de PQ...
Et tout à coup, j'ai fait "pause" pour regarder et savourer cette scène rare et précieuse... Un moment où l'on va tous dans le même sens, où l'on travaille en osmose sans qu'aucune onde négative ne vienne altérer la chaleur de l'instant.


Un petit instant magique où je me suis sentie totalement en adéquation avec mon boulot et mes élèves. Un petit souffle de tendresse qui a parcouru l'échine de tout le monde dans la salle...

J'ai dû probablement rester un bon moment debout, presque interdite, un sourire figé sur mes lèvres à me délecter de ce petit moment de grâce.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me !
I once was lost but now I'm found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

La satisfaction d'être enseignante. Un élan maternel et affectueux envers des petits bouts de 11 ans qui sont parvenus pendant quelques minutes à être des enfants adorables avec toute la fraîcheur, la douceur et l'innocence que cela implique.

Tout le monde a bien senti que quelque chose se passait. Tout le monde s'est regardé en souriant.

Alice a un instant abandonné son Christmas Maze et ses feutres. Elle a levé les yeux vers moi, m'a souri et m'a dit :

"On est bien là, tous ensemble, pas vrai madame ?!"

J'en aurais chialé.




♫ Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light.
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight♫



BONNES VACANCES LES CHOUPI ♥♥♥


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          TomTom 1.18 per iPhone iOS 7.1.2        
Finalmente un aggiornamento per quella che, storicamente parlando, è una delle applicazioni più utili dell'iOS.
Vista la pletora di recensioni fittizie che compaiono in rete ad ogni uscita dell'applicazione ho pensato di fare un post onesto e completo sulla costosa ma solida app olandese.

今回は能動学習で教師データを作る意義と、作ったツールの使い方について簡単に書きます。

問題設定

例があったほうが説明しやすいので、問題設定を先に。

あなたはエンジニアが集まるSlackチャンネルに、最近人気の技術エントリを定期的に投稿するbotを作りたくなったとします。URLが与えられたときに、それが技術エントリかどうかを判定する機械学習の分類器があると便利ですね。これを実現するために、あなたはtwitterに流れてくるURLやはてなブックマークの新着エントリのURLから教師データの候補となるURLのリストを10万件取得しました。しかし、あなたは仕事も忙しいので、教師データはせいぜい300件程度しか付ける時間はなさそうです。同じ300件の教師データを作るならば、なるべく精度が高くなるような300件を選んで教師データを作りたい、というのが今回の問題設定です。

能動学習を使って教師データを効率的にアノテーション

優先的にアノテーションすべき300件のデータを能動学習に選んでもらいましょう。以下が説明用の図です。赤が正例(技術エントリ)、青が負例(それ以外のエントリ)を表わしています(2次元で書いていますが、実際は数千から数万次元程度です)。正例/負例を分離する境界のことを分離平面と呼びますが、分離平面の近くにいる事例や遠くにいる事例が存在します。

f:id:syou6162:20170517160045p:plain

分離平面から近い/遠いは以下のことを表わしています。

  • 分離平面の近くにいる事例
    • 分類器があまり自信のない事例
    • 「iPhone Swift」や「エンジニア 転職」のような事例
  • 分離平面から遠くにいる事例
    • 分類器が自信のある事例
    • 右上や左下に固まっているもの

Webデータでは実際には左下のような事例が非常に多く、これらをずっとアノテーションしていると鬱々としてきます。そういったものはなるべく見ず、分離平面に近い事例を中心的にアノテーションすることは、精度向上の観点だけでなくアノテーターの精神的な観点からも重要です。

能動学習には様々なアルゴリズムがあります。今回実装したものはかなりシンプルなアルゴリズムで、分離平面から最も近い(自信のない)事例からアノテーションして教師データに追加し、再学習するというものです。シンプルなのでいくらでも改善の余地がありますが、これだけでも大きな効果が出る場合があります。過去に実験したエントリがあるので、気になる人はそちらを参照してください。

go-active-learningを試してみる

ダウンロード/インストール

githubにコードを置いています。git cloneしてmakeすれば簡単に使えます。

% git clone https://github.com/syou6162/go-active-learning.git
% cd go-active-learning
% make build

もしくはgo getでもOK。

% go get github.com/syou6162/go-active-learning

能動学習でアノテーション

考え方が分かって、ツールもビルドできたところで実際に試してみましょう。まず、少量の教師データとまだアノテーションされていないURLが入ったファイルを用意します。今回ははてなのエンジニアのBlogを正例(2列目が1のもの)、nhkニュースなどを負例(2列目が-1のもの)としました。アノテーションされていないURLとしては「それどこ」や「メシ通」を入れています。

% cat tech_input_example.txt
http://www.yasuhisay.info/entry/2017/05/09/080000   1
http://www.songmu.jp/riji/entry/2016-12-26-yapc-hokkaido.html   1
http://blog.yuuk.io/entry/web-operations-isucon 1
http://hakobe932.hatenablog.com/entry/2016/11/25/141348 1
http://motemen.hatenablog.com/entry/2016/10/gofind  1
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/ -1
https://www.facebook.com/   -1
http://r.gnavi.co.jp/g-interview/   -1
https://cookpad.com/    -1
http://suumo.jp/town/   -1
http://www.rakuten.co.jp/   -1
https://www.hotpepper.jp/mesitsu/entry/bbshin/17-00009  -1
http://srdk.rakuten.jp/
https://www.hotpepper.jp/mesitsu/entry/kekkojin/17-00138

go-active-learningを使って、アノテーションしてみましょう。

% ./go-active-learning annotate --input-filename tech_input_example.txt --output-filename additionaly_annotated_examples.txt --open-url
Loading cache...
Label this example (Score: 0.000): http://srdk.rakuten.jp/ (それどこ)

「メシ通」のラーメンの記事(入力ファイルの一番下のもの)より自信がないということで、「それどこ」の記事がアノテーションする最初のエントリとして提示されました。技術エントリではないのでnを押して負例としてアノテーションします(pは正例としてアノテーション)。hを押すと、可能なコマンドの一覧が見れます。sを押すと、output-filenameで指定したファイルにこれまでアノテーションした事例が保存されます。アノテーションされ、教師データに追加された事例も含めて再学習が行なわれ、再度最も自信がない事例が提示される…といった感じでアノテーションを進めていきます。

現状、テキストが入力で二値分類でしか動かないですが、簡単なgoのコードなので多値分類への拡張や(特徴量抽出を頑張れば)画像への応用もできるんじゃないかなと思います。

おまけ: Go言語を使って得られた効用/感想

Goで書いていて、これはよかったなぁと思ったことをいくつか挙げてみます。

  • マルチプラットフォームで動くシングルバイナリになるので、他の人にもアノテーションをお願いしやすい
    • 他職種の人にあれこれインストールして、、、だと頼みにくい
    • kagomeがself-containedになっているのが大きい
  • 再学習が早い
    • 再学習は時間がかかるので10事例毎にしようかなと思っていたが、1事例毎にやっても全然問題にならない速さだった
  • たくさんのURLを取得しにいくのにgoroutine便利
    • goroutine使わないとアノテーションまで大分待たないといけない
    • 簡単に並列化できるので、待ち時間が減る
  • Goでも本文抽出のライブラリがあったので、そんなに困らなかった

          Bring back the newton!        
Bring back the Newton, with NewtonOS 3.0 as the iPhone :-) This is a good decision ;-)
          Powwownow iPhone Review        

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          Dinner with friends at Mez        
Last night we met a group of friends at Mez in Morrisville, NC.  It's a great place!

Welcome to Mez!

Love the exterior, but the interior is even more beautifully done.  Only have this picture from Hub's phone, but it gives you an idea:


Great lighting, fabulous artwork, beautiful paint colors--and the food is wonderful.  It's upscale Mexican--I had the spinach enchiladas with red rice and black beans and it was amazing.  Shows how easy it can be to eat vegetarian, that's for sure.  We were a very noisy table because one couple was visiting from Charlottesville and we had a lot of catching up to do and we all make each other laugh--a lot.  Great fun.

Ciao,
Anne
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          #noiphone #nofilter #me #guitar #music #art #artist #musician #picoftheday #photooftheday #igers #igaddict #instaclub #instadaily #instasampa #instagramers #instrument         

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          Me and my kitty - #cat #catsofinstagram #photooftheday #picoftheday #picofinstagram #igers #iphone #rise #iphone4 #igaddict #instaclub #instagramers #kitty         

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          Fitur-fitur dan Spesifikasi iPhone 4        
 

Smartphone teranyar dari Apple, iPhone 4, sudah resmi dilepas ke pasar Indonesia tanggal 17 Desember 2010 yang lalu oleh Telkomsel selaku partner resmi Apple di Indonesia. Seperti apa sih fitur-fitur yang ada di iPhone 4?

FaceTime, membuat video call semakin nyata dan nyaman, karena kita bisa melihat wajah lawan bicara kita dengan sangat jelas. Gunakan koneksi Wi-Fi antar iPhone 4 untuk memanfaatkan FaceTime.

iOS4, sistem operasi mobile terbaru dari Apple yang memiliki tampilan sangat indah, mudah digunakan, dan stabil. iOS4 juga mencakup lebih dari 100 fitur baru dibandingkan versi iOS sebelumnya.

Retina display. Layar iPhone 4 sangat tajam, memiliki resolusi sangat tinggi, sehingga retina mata kita tidak dapat membedakan satu demi satu pixel yang ada di layar.

5-megapixel camera dengan 5x digital zoom, LED flash, dan kemampuan memotret dalam pencahayaan rendah, adalah lompatan inovasi Apple.

Multitasking. Kita dapat menjalankan berbagai aplikasi bersamaan atau mengganti aplikasi-aplikasi tersebut secara instan. Hebatnya, hal ini tidak membuat daya tahan baterai iPhone 4 menurun!

HD video recording dengan kemampuan edit video langsung di iPhone 4. Ditambah aplikasi khusus iPhone 4 yaitu iMovie di App Store, kita bisa membuat HD video kita menjadi film jadi yang hebat!

The App Store menyediakan akses ke lebih dari 300.000 aplikasi dalam berbagai kategori yang kita inginkan: permainan, gaya hidup, pendidikan, social, dan sebagainya.

Folders. Puluhan hingga ratusan aplikasi yang kita beli dari The App Store tidak akan membuat layar kita penuh lagi, karena bisa diatur ke dalam folder-folder sesuai kategori yang kita inginkan.

Masyarakat bisa membeli iPhone 4 Telkomsel di venue exhibition Mal Kelapa Gading 3 Jakarta pada tanggal 20-26 Desember 2010, atau lewat 15 GraPARI yang tersebar di Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Balikpapan, Manado, dan Makassar.

Masyarakat juga bisa mendapatkan iPhone 4 di outlet-outlet resmi Apple Premium Reseller (iBox, eStore, EMAX, PCMax, Infinite), Oke Shop, Sarindo, Telesindo Shop, Global Teleshop, dan Selular Shop. Informasi lebih lanjut tentang paket-paket penjualan iPhone 4 Telkomsel bisa dilihat di laman ini.


sumber : http://www.detiknews.com/read/2010/12/23/104702/1531435/727/yuk-intip-fitur-fitur-terhebat-iphone-4?9911022

          My China Chronicles...        
Shanghai...the city has grown and grown...and somehow has still managed to retain some of its old world charm..especially 'The Bund'...its an area along the river with magnificent imperial buildings...you can just picture old chinese bird merchants bringing their birds to market up along the misty river...
But now to add to the contrast..the oppposite bank is nothing but tall scapers and towers of thriving Pudong district..some with very unique architecture..like the Oriental Pearl Tower...
One of must visit markets is Nanjing road..it is full pedestrian belt..with big signages and big stores...but then there are small alleys..with small stores...selling anything you can think of..for one-tenth the price..fake obviously...Rolex..Iphone...LV...Armani..cheap cheap!!
But be prepared to be surrounded by locals...drawing them to their stores..."Want some cheap cheap goods? Grade 1 quality!!"..."Hi can I practise my English with you"...and the best of all.."Hi I am a struggling artist..do you want to see my work and buy some stunning art"
People's square..the name says it all..in the People's republic..tis is the headquarters of the communist party in shanghai..the centre of power...


Some more glimpses of Shanghai:

Even the Road Signs are interesting!
Kung-Fu Fast Food
Pudong Airport
overall Shanghai is an interesting place..with great energy..constant bustle..
Just loved the atmosphere!!
          My Top 5 Reasons for loving Bangkok        
yup..it is vibrant..it is exciting...it is buzzing with people...it is Bangkok!!!

and here's why I love it....

1. The overwhelming hospitality...(at the JW Marriott)


2. The fabulous Thai food....with all the tom yams..and the seafood!!!

3. MBK!! This place never ceases to surprise me...from its cheap DVDs...to even the iPhone!!! yup..u can get it rite here...fully unlocked and with 1 yr apple care...got to try it out..and it is just awesome!!!

4. The nite markets..yup..this place is packed with them..and they r quite good too...

5. The kind ever polite people....

The only reason I dread the place....the pain staking visa on arrival at Suvanrnabhumi airport...it is pathetic!! took me 2 hours to get the visa!!


          The Decay of Digital Things        
With Andrew Lovett-Barron and Maryanna Rogers, I taught a pop-up studio workshop called “The Decay of Digital Things” at Stanford’s d.school this May. Using examples from iPhone operating systems to aged and eccentric artificial intelligences, we made speculative prototypes exploring future deaths and afterlifes for computational objects.
          Comment on iPhone 8 facial recognition will likely work with Apple Pay by Willam Hugh Murray, CISSP        
One interesting feature of this technology is that it is "3D," three dimensional. This means that it will be resistant to replay attacks using photos. As far as I know, there are no 3D images of me.
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          The Sultan and the Cellphone        

Reading through a few training forums last week, I came across several comments and questions on the same theme : 'I am embarking on providing mobile learning, what hardware should I buy for the people involved.'

Most of the replies which came back seemed to me to be completely missing the point! You see, unless you are particularly well-loaded, like the Sultan Of Brunei (pictured here at a promotional launch of Train and Go at a recent F1 event) (er, cough cough, actually I did that in Photoshop) - you should actually be thinking the other way round : 'How can I offer mobile learning in a way that means I don't have to fork out money on hardware'

I was genuinely surprised at the number of people who in my view were putting the proverbial cart before the horse. Certainly if you are an independent or small training company without the Sultan's vast wealth, you need to be thinking along the lines of : 'Most people out there already have some kind of mobile phone or laptop. How can I offer mobile learning to them in a way which is compatible with their existing hardware? That way, it makes it simple, convenient, and inexpensive for me !'

Train and Go was designed from the outset to be compatible across a whole range of mobile devices including Nokias, Sony Ericssons, iphones and BlackBerrys. And of course, you can view or listen to course content from your laptop or PC to even further increase the accessibility of course material. That takes a LOT of headache out of offering mobile learning to your clients.

And finally, if you are the Sultan of Brunei and you happen to be reading this, we hope you don't mind us using your photo in our little photo-montage and if you'd like to offer your endorsement, we'd be very humbly grateful, and P.S. can you lend me a tenner for the pub tonight ? Your Highness ?


          Doctor Who and the iPad        


For those of you that missed it, last week saw the launch of the Apple iPad - a nifty piece of technology designed to fill the void inbetween mobile phones and laptops.

Steve Jobs of Apple (no, it wasn't really David Tennant, that was done in Photoshop) launched the iPad to much hype and fanfare and to certain mixed reviews from the media. I'm going to reserve judgement on it; for all that I like the iphone it is not without its drawbacks - the supposedly fully functioning Safari browser on the iPhone still won't upload media and has trouble playing certain sound and video files and it appears from what I've read so far that the iPad suffers the same issues.

But that aside, I would be amazed if the iPad didn't make a dent in the market and point the way to how "computing on the move" is going to look over the next few years. Which has big implications for training and mobile learning. Will companies be willing to send people away to a hotel room for a couple of days when their people can receive training at their own convenience via their iPads, or whatever device we'll all be clutching in five years time ?

What's that got to do with Doctor Who ? When I was a young kid, the whole family used to sit in the living room and we would watch telly all together. The next day at school, we would all talk in the playground about what we'd watched the night before. Nowadays, with hundreds of channels, and kids having their own TVs and computers in their bedrooms, watching TV is something which we rarely do together as a family any more and that sense of "shared experience" is lost.

When Russell T Davis brought Doctor Who back to our screens, he publicly stated that one of his aims behind the programme was to bring back the "shared experience" to television; something the family would watch together and the children would talk about at school and in the playground whilst running around shouting "Exterminate" at each other. And in our family's case, I would say he has certainly succeeded.

Maybe this is the area where formal training can still deliver and prosper - the sense of a coming together and a "shared experience" amongst employees. At least, perhaps, until virtual reality becomes technologically possible.


          LINE Payが使えない!?覚えておきたい4つのトラブルパターン        
LINE Payのポイント還元率の高さに惹かれて、どんな支払いも何とか力づくでLINE Pay払い(JCBカード払い)にする日々を送っています。時にはSuicaへのチャージやAmazonギフト券のチャ ...

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          ã‚‚う悩む必要なし!何回でもコンビニATM手数料を気にせず利用できる方法        
みなさんはコンビニATMを利用する方ですか? コンビニATMって便利なんですが、ボクはめちゃくちゃ手数料を気にする人なので、正直怖くてあまり使えないんですよ。コンビニATMは銀行ATMより無慈悲に手数 ...

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          Apple Watch 2ユーザー必見!Apple Pay失敗事例まとめ(特にSuica)と解決方法        
ボクはiPhone SEとApple Watch Series 2の組み合わせでApple Payを使っていますが、使い始めたばかりの時に何度か失敗して、すごく戸惑って恥ずかしい思いをしました。手首か ...

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          Apple Music が LINE MUSICよりはるかに使い勝手がいい4つのポイント        
世界待望のApple Musicがスタート! ついにアップルの音楽ストリーミングサービスが始まりましたね。いわゆる「音楽ストリーミングサービス」は、定額制の音楽配信サービスで、もっていない曲や買うまで ...

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          LINE MUSICの使い方、2台のスマホ・タブレットで同時利用する方法        
LINE MUSIC開始! ついに待望の定額で聞き放題(サブスクリプション型)のストリーミング音楽サービス「LINE MUSIC」がスタートしました。2015年8月9日まで無料(トライアル期間)と言う ...

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          LINEのID検索を年齢認証なしで使えるようにする簡単な方法(追記あり)        
photo credit: Jeffrey Beall via photopin cc MVNOスマホ、LINEの年齢認証でひっかかる 先日MVNOの格安SIMを契約し、無事格安スマホができあがりまし ...

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          ã‚³ã‚¤ãƒ³åˆ¶ã¨ãªã£ãŸLINEでスタンプを共有する方法〜2台以上のiPhone / iPadで        
はじめに LINEはコイン制導入の前まで、すなわちコインではなくお金で直接購入した有料スタンプや着せ替えは、iPhoneやiPadのiOSユーザーであれば、2台のスマホや複数アカウント(例えば家族や友 ...

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          iPhoneやiPadを機種変更する前に絶対やっておきたい大切なコト        
最近新しいiPhoneに買い換えました。iOSのいいところの一つとして、前の機種のバックアップを作成しておけば、それを新しいiPhoneに復元するだけでiPhone内のデータを移行できるところがありま ...

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          Feedlyで購読解除する方法        
Google Readerが2013/7/1でサービス中止となり、Feedlyに移行した方もたくさんいらっしゃるかと思いますが、やはりまだ操作になれない感じで 「あれ、購読止めたいフィードを解除するの ...

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Pictures from my mother's two bedrooms via Instagram

I am so nostalgic every time I come over to my mother's place that I couldn't help and snap a picture of her two lovely little bedrooms with my iPhone (hence the bad quality pictures). My mother's bedroom decor has change quite a bit from when I use to live there, but some of the pieces are rather old and remind me of my times here. My old bedroom, on the contrary, is exactly the same as when I left, right down to the picture frames and even the bedspread so it makes my stay quite wistful and cozy every time I stay over.  It also reminds me that I need to warm up my own home- which has been left quite empty and cold due to the fact that my husband and I are waiting to move to another place. I can't wait to move and warm up my little apartment instead of just having the necessities like I do now.

          Facebook Messenger for BlackBerry, Download Available Soon        
Facebook Messenger for iPhone and Android was released a couple of days back which is a standalone app for messaging to your Facebook friends and mobile contacts. The app was released for iPhone and Android first, but according to the Help pages on Facebook, Facebook Messenger will soon be making its way to BlackBerry devices […]
          Facebook Messenger for iPhone and Android Released        
Facebook has just launched their Facebook Messenger for Mobile, a standalone messaging app for smartphones. According to Mashable, Facebook will be rolling out several new features to its Facebook Chat feature. Now you can send messages directly to your friends on their mobile phones, so you stay in touch no matter where you go. Message […]
          Download iOS 4.3.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch        
Apple has just released iOS 4.3.5 iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can download iOS 4.3.5 IPSW files from the direct download links we have given after the jump. A few weeks back, Apple patched the JailbreakMe 3.0 PDF exploit and released iOS 4.3.4 – and with this latest iOS 4.3.5 software update, Apple has […]
          How to Disable Push Notifications for Google Plus        
Google+ pushes out notifications to your mobile devices through push notifications on Android and iPhone. Of course, they are very useful and eat a lot less battery than a service running in the background eating most of your batter. Push Notifications for Google+ can get annoying sometimes, specially if you have a lot of activity […]
          Samsung Galaxy S II vs iPhone 4: Display Screen        
Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4 – two of the best smartphones in their own category. You can’t really compare both of these smartphones as they run on completely different OS, but when it comes to hardware, then yes, both of these devices are comparable. I have played with both of them and when […]
          iPhone iPad iOS开发工具XCode在Mac上的安装        
     摘要: 苹果的操作系统Mac有它自己独特的软件开发工具,即XCode,这个工具只能安装到苹果的操作系统中。使用XCode可以开发Mac中的因与软件,同时也可以开发iPhone、iPad和iPod Touch等软件。本文继承了前一篇文章的Mac操作系统的安装之后,我们继续描述下在Mac中安装XCode工具。  é˜…读全文

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          è™šæ‹Ÿæœºå®‰è£…MAC查看电脑CPU是否支持VT技术        
     摘要: 我们知道苹果的操作系统MAC只能安装在apple自己的电脑上上面,而且苹果的产品价格一般都是不低,这对iphone和MAC程序开发人员来说是一种负担,对有些想玩MAC的朋友来说也是一种不便,那么有没有方法可以在普通的PC上安装苹果Mac操作系统呢?这个是当然的。  é˜…读全文

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          Comentário sobre Nada de iPhone 8? Analistas acreditam que situação está crítica na Apple por Rafael Polegato        
quem é Ming-Chi Kuo?
          Cea mai dorită funcție la iPhone 7: ecran care nu se sparge        

Acum că senzația de noutate de la iPhone 6s se diluează, am început deja să ne gândim la iPhone 7 și la funcțiile acestuia. Una din funcțiile cele mai dorite, este probabil un display mai rezistent,  similar celui de la Motorola Droid Turbo 2. Acest telefon este dovada că dacă vor, producătorii pot realiza un

Articolul Cea mai dorită funcție la iPhone 7: ecran care nu se sparge apare prima dată în Stiri IT si noutati din domeniul tehnologic - Mobile247.


          A masterclass from Steve McCurry        
The winning picture in the “People” section of the 2013 iPhone Photography Annual Awards, published yesterday, is powerful enough in itself, but it struck me immediately as a homage, deliberate or unconscious, to what is perhaps the most famous portrait of 20th-century photography: Steve McCurry’s “Afghan girl”. McCurry has already recounted in National Geographic the […]
          Ð‘ывают же моральные уроды        
Житель республики Коми опубликовал объявление, в котором предлагает обменять боевые награды своего прадеда-ветерана на iPhone или iPad.

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          How ICTs can be accessible for us all?        
By Naoko Asano Enomoto   Nowadays, touch screen technology has been rapidly applied into tablets and smartphones.  Steve Jobs took pride in his beautiful screen of the iPhone. However, this fine looking and mirror surface like screen can be a barrier for those who are visually impaired. This time, we, ICTs for BOP bloggers are […]
          å‰åˆ€ç¦Žæ˜Žè‘—「アップルは終わったのか?」を立ち読みして        

時々メディアでも登場する前刀氏であるが、元気がなくなってきたアップルとソニーの復活に向けての応援歌的な本である。両社に勤めていた前刀氏であるので、自己の経験から話しているので素直に説得力を感じられる。また、前刀氏の生き方も、今日の若い人たちには参考になると思えた。2017年5月刊行

その中で、下記のソニーの『開発18か条』が引用されているが、この両者が、現在、忘れている信条ではないかと彼は指摘している。

個人的には、データには2種類あるという話が興味深かった。現在の会社が開発したスマホのアプリをマックとアンドロイドのどちらで発売するかと討議した時、市場調査でアンドロイドの方が市場シェアが高いので、このOSで発売すべきと、社長の前刀氏に提案があった。しかし、彼の通勤電車やその他の施設での観察的な体験(のデータ)では、アプリをよく使用しているのはiPhoneユーザーの方が顕著に多いとのことで、逆の決定になった。

つまり、単純にデータの数値だけで判断するのではなく、現場感覚も加味して判断する必要がある。これは、感性の研究でも、以前から言われている考え方と一致する。なお、下記のソニーの『開発18か条』で、第17条がこれに少し関係していると思う。

・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・

<内容紹介> ビジネス成功のヒントがここにあった! 時代の最先端を走り続け、世界を驚かせてきたApple。かつて、ウォークマンで世界を制していたSONYに勤務し、Appleでは、S.ジョブズの下、マーケティング担当副社長を務めた著者が、iPhone発売開始10周年を機にAppleを検証・分析し、これからを提言!

【目次】

第1章 僕がアップルに入った理由

第2章 アップル製品の隆盛

第3章 スティーブのアップル

第4章 イノベーションを起こすために

第5章 アップルのこれから  

・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・

●ソニーの『開発18か条』

第1条:客の欲しがっているものではなく客のためになるものをつくれ

第2条:客の目線ではなく自分の目線でモノをつくれ

第3条:サイズやコストは可能性で決めるな。必要性・必然性で決めろ

第4条:市場は成熟しているかもしれないが商品は成熟などしていない

第5条:できない理由はできることの証拠だ。できない理由を解決すればよい

第6条:よいものを安く、より新しいものを早く

第7条:商品の弱点を解決すると新しい市場が生まれ、利点を改良すると今ある市場が広がる

第8条:絞った知恵の量だけ付加価値が得られる

第9条:企画の知恵に勝るコストダウンはない

第10条:後発での失敗は再起不能と思え

第11条:ものが売れないのは高いか悪いのかのどちらかだ

第12条:新しい種(商品)は育つ畑に蒔け

第13条:他社の動きを気にし始めるのは負けの始まりだ

第14条:可能と困難は可能のうち

第15条:無謀はいけないが多少の無理はさせろ、無理を通せば、発想が変わる

第16条:新しい技術は、必ず次の技術によって置き換わる宿命を持っている。それをまた自分の手でやってこそ技術屋冥利に尽きる。自分がやらなければ他社がやるだけのこと。商品のコストもまったく同じ

第17条:市場は調査するものではなく創造するものだ。世界初の商品を出すのに、調査のしようがないし、調査してもあてにならない・・★

第18条:不幸にして意気地のない上司についたときは新しいアイデアは上司に黙って、まず、ものをつくれ

⇒これは、ウォークマンの開発に携わった大曽根さんという方のチームで唱えられていたものだそうです(出井さんCEO就任前に)。


          Darius i marius        
Vet ikke hvor mange marius jeg har strikket,men det er mange!!! SÃ¥ hvorfor ikke en til...







          Selbu votter (sandnes garn, tema 42)        
Hva ønsker du deg til jul????

Det spørsmålet får vi ofte...mange svarer "vet ikke" fordi de har det meste....

I år har jeg bestemt meg å ikke ta imot julegaver, jeg mangler ingenting,har alt, jeg er heldig og har alle mine friske å glade,jeg trenger ikke mer...

Jul handler om å glede andre,men ikke ved å gi ting, det handler om å være der for dem.

Så noen får votter, som er strikket med kjærlighet i hver maske, og en sum går til kreftforeningen isteden for å kjøpe julegaver ...









          Selbu        









Hvorfor må det være så kjedelig å montere alle disse tråder?

          Høstferie        
Ønsker dere en riktig god høstferie, kos dere masse☺️

"Jeg MÅ få montert noe av dette😳"







Det er en stund siden jeg har vært på bloggen,gøy å se gjennom gamle innlegg, husker dere "bolla pinnsvin?" - hun har blitt en "frk. Vil ikke!" Som er DEN BESTE til å jukse i kortspill☺️





          Little mix inspired long black skirt        

Little mix inspired long black skirt

Little mix inspired long black skirt by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iOS


          Leigh Anne inspired jewelry        

Leigh Anne inspired jewelry

Leigh Anne inspired jewelry by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iOS


          Jesy Nelson inspired jewelry        

Jesy Nelson inspired jewelry

Jesy Nelson inspired jewelry by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iOS


          Perrie inspired black chunky sandals        

Perrie inspired black chunky sandals

Perrie inspired black chunky sandals by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iOS


          Jesy inspired black chunky heel        

Jesy inspired black chunky heel

Jesy inspired black chunky heel by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iOS


          Little mix inspired Brits award ( I don't know if their there or not )        

Little mix inspired Brits award ( I don't know if their there or not )

Little mix inspired Brits award ( I don't know if their there or not ) by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Perrie inspired leather mini skirt        

Perrie inspired leather mini skirt

Perrie inspired leather mini skirt by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Perrie inspired black ankle boots        

Perrie inspired black ankle boots

Perrie inspired black ankle boots by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Leigh Anne inspired black ankle boots        

Leigh Anne inspired black ankle boots

Leigh Anne inspired black ankle boots by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Jade inspired black ankle boots        

Jade inspired black ankle boots

Jade inspired black ankle boots by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Little mix inspired black top shop jumpsuit        

Little mix inspired black top shop jumpsuit

Little mix inspired black top shop jumpsuit by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Jesy Nelson inspired marled jacket from H&M        

Jesy Nelson inspired marled jacket from H&M

Jesy Nelson inspired marled jacket from H&M by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Perrie Edwards inspired marled jacket        

Perrie Edwards inspired marled jacket

Perrie Edwards inspired marled jacket by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Jade Thirlwall H&M marled jacket inspired outfit        

Jade Thirlwall H&M marled jacket inspired outfit

Jade Thirlwall H&M marled jacket inspired outfit by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Jesy Nelson inspired chunky heel        

Jesy Nelson inspired chunky heel

Jesy Nelson inspired chunky heel by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Jade thirlwall inspired winter nights bomber jacket        

Jade thirlwall inspired winter nights bomber jacket

Jade thirlwall inspired winter nights bomber jacket by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Perrie Edwards inspired forever 21 winter night bomber jacket        

Perrie Edwards inspired forever 21 winter night bomber jacket

Perrie Edwards inspired forever 21 winter night bomber jacket by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Little mix v-black crepe fish tail dress        

Little mix v-black crepe fish tail dress

Little mix v-black crepe fish tail dress by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Little mix inspired brown/cream colored sweater        

Little mix inspired brown/cream colored sweater

Little mix inspired brown/cream colored sweater by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Leigh Anne inspired Jeffery Campbell colburn ankle boots        

Leigh Anne inspired Jeffery Campbell colburn ankle boots

Leigh Anne inspired Jeffery Campbell colburn ankle boots by littlemuffinsfashionblogs on Polyvore.com

Created in the Polyvore iPhone app. http://www.polyvore.com/iPhone


          Sharp закроет два своих завода        
Hon Hai Precision Industry, недавно купившая Sharp решила закрыть два завода данной компании. Данное решение негативно скажется на производстве и научно-исследовательском отделе Sharp, но поможет оптимизировать расходы Hon Hai Precision Industry. По факту Hon Hai Precision Industry является «дочерью» такого гиганта как Foxconn, на заводах которого производится огромное количество электроники (включая частично iPhone). Приобретение Sharp […]
          Foxconn приобретает Sharp        
Sharp, известный производитель устройств и компонентов, в своем блоге, официально подтвердил факт продажи. Покупателем стала тайванькая компания Foxconn Technology Group. Foxconn известен не столько своим брендом, сколько устройствами, которые производятся или собираются на заводах компании и выпускаются под другими брендами. Самым ярким примером можно назвать планшет Nokia N1 или iPhone. В последние годы дела у […]
          è¨­è¨ˆå¥½åƒè«‡æˆ€æ„›ï¼Œå¿…須超越功能性、才能創造新價值        
大師艾斯林格談設計 創造美好 產品比賺錢重要〔記者陳怡靜/台北報導〕「Steve Jobs(賈伯斯)非常重視美感,連桌面圖示都美得讓人想舔!」Frog Design創辦人、德國知名設計師Hartmut Esslinger(艾斯林格)應邀來台參加台北世界設計大會,他昨受訪時強調:「設計最重要的是為人們創造美好的東西,產品比賺錢重要。」 艾斯林格在八○年代與蘋果創辦人賈伯斯共同工作,他打造白色簡約對稱的「蘋果風」,「麥金塔電腦經典款蘋果二號」也出自他的設計。美國商業週刊曾盛讚:「他是一九三○年起最具影響力的設計師,也是高科技設計界的超級巨星。」 艾斯林格訪談間不時以剛推出的iPhone4S展示影片,對於siri功能更是推崇,「我對它說我喝醉了,它就請我搭計程車回家,這太好玩。」他笑說:「這就是把功能提升到好玩的階段,台灣有很多很棒的科技公司,希望都能結合人和產品的概念。」 他笑說,設計好像談戀愛,必須超越功能性、才能創造新價值,「就像你挑老婆,是因為愛上她,而不是她很會煮菜拖地或洗衣。要創造品牌概念,讓使用者愛上它。」 談特色 有些手機拿掉logo就不知啥品牌 談起跟蘋果打對台的htc,艾斯林格則直言:「發展得太快了,沒有自己的特色。」他進一步指出,任何公司都要研發出獨特產品,也需要代表性的logo和氛圍,但有些手機「拿掉logo,你就不知道那是哪個品牌」。 「有趣的是,當你專注創造品牌和文化時,往往會成功且賺錢。」每個年輕人都嚮往進入大公司,艾斯林格說:「但記得選有遠大夢想、想去月球但還不知道方法的那種公司,找到這樣同類型的伙伴,就可以互相激勵。」
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          Poi collector for Droid        

Check out OsmAnd at http://code.google.com/p/osmand/. It is a pretty good point of interest collector for the Droid phone that even does routing. Since Mapzen just has an iPhone version, this is a good alternative.


          Grow food for collapse        
SUBHEAD: Getting ready for a sustainable lifestyle takes more practice than most people suspect.

By Juan Wilson on 6 August 2017 for Island Breath -
(http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2017/08/grow-food-for-collapse.html)


Image above: "Occupy the Farm -  Take Back the Tract". From a film "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community" From (http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/reviews/view/27313).

A few decades ago back on the mainland in rural north-west New York state my wife Linda and I did a website named The Gobbler. See TheGobbler. It followed a printed version that we put out eight times a year and distributed to local businesses and to subscribers through the 1990s: 
The Gobbler was a seasonal & regional journal from
the Chautauqua Lake area of New York with a
Green Philosophy towards nature, spirit, art and politics.

The Gobbler was been part chronicle, part almanac,
part journal of fiction and even environmental newsletter.
The area we focused on was within what used to be called "courtin' distance" to our place in Panama, New York. "Courtin' distance" was how far a boy might travel to visit a girl and get back home to finish his chores before dinner. We thought that covered an area of about 50 square miles.  

A lot of that area around our place was either state conservation land, trailers on old lots,  and Amish or "English" farms. Some gravel covered roads near us had no power or telephone lines. You might see a horse and buggy there.

The point is that that is where we are headed back to - that is if we can survive the times we are in right now. Printed local publications, some telephone and maybe even telegraph communication. If we're lucky there will be some ham radios left too.

What there will not be are high resolution small portable screens with stereo sound and motion and touch detection that absorb hours of our days and know more about us than we do. We will more likely be using those Samsungs, iPhones and tablets for drink coasters and sushi plates.

Here in Hawaii, where there is close ground water (until the rain cycle fails,) all the added sunlight, humidity and CO2 which have created an environment that is causing the plants to grow like crazy.

Find a place and grow food now!
The moral of the story is to start growing as much food as you can immediately. Don't wait for the kids to be gone or retirement. Don't wait for the money to buy that homestead or farm.  Join a community garden or start one.

We are getting closer to that time when the shipping containers crossing the the Pacific (on the water or in the air) won't be coming cheaply and reliably. When that occurs we will really be on our own.

A worldwide reset is on the way. When completed there will be far fewer people and much less available energy for getting work done. We will all be on our way to a life like the indigenous Hawaiians or the faithful Amish.

We will all be on a path back to something like the 17th to 19th century - if we're lucky. And it is going to take quite a bit of practice to get along in that world.

Getting a headstart is not only fair, it is required.

Hone your skills. As Dmitry Orlov said on several occasions "Collapse now and avoid the rush!"

Below is a video of a talk given by Orlov about that subject (less than two weeks after "3/11" the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown).


Video above: "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community". From (https://youtu.be/7QLIOuRS1n4).


Video above: "The Collapse -Dmitry Orlov". From (https://youtu.be/Ecfxl1wZDpE).

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: Find and Limit Ourselves 2/17/17
Ea O Ka Aina: Capitalism is a form of Cancer 10/7/16
Ea O Ka Aina: How about a "Grown" economy? 10/11/16
Ea O Ka Aina: From Here on Down 8/4/15
Ea O Ka Aina : Oases on a future Eaarth 6/28/15
Ea O Ka Aina: The Last Straw 12/17/14 
Ea O Ka Aina: Worse than you think 5/21/14
Ea O Ka Aina:Things won't get back to normal 2/10/14
Ea O Ka Aina: The New Game 11/10/13
Ea O Ka Aina: Food, Water, Energy & Shelter 1/31/13
Ea O Ka AIna: Embrace the Change 7/24/12
Ea O Ka Aina: Trick or Treat! 10/31/11
Ea O Ka Aina: Last Trip to the Moon 5/10/11
Ea O Ka Aina: The Five Year Plan 3/4/10
Ea O Ka Aina: All Aboard! 12/9/09



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          Amazon is the New Tech Crash        
SUBHEAD: There is only a handful of big tech winners - Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google Facebook & Netflix.

By David Stockman on 1 August 2017 for the Daily Reckoning -
(https://dailyreckoning.com/amazon-new-tech-crash/)


Image above: Sign on an unidentified Amazon building. From original article.

It won’t be long now. During the last 31 months the stock market mania has rapidly narrowed to just a handful of shooting stars.

At the forefront has been Amazon.com, Inc., which saw its stock price double from $285 per share in January 2015 to $575 by October of that year. It then doubled again to about $1,000 in the 21 months since.

By contrast, much of the stock market has remained in flat-earth land.

For instance, those sections of the stock market that are tethered to the floundering real world economy have posted flat-lining earnings, or even sharp declines, as in the case of oil and gas.

Needless to say, the drastic market narrowing of the last 30 months has been accompanied by soaring price/earnings (PE) multiples among the handful of big winners. In the case of the so-called FAANGs + M (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Microsoft), the group’s weighted average PE multiple has increased by some 50%.

The degree to which the casino’s speculative mania has been concentrated in the FAANGs + M can also be seen by contrasting them with the other 494 stocks in the S&P 500.

The market cap of the index as a whole rose from $17.7 trillion in January 2015 to some $21.2 trillion at present, meaning that the FAANGs + M account for about 40% of the entire gain.

Stated differently, the market cap of the other 494 stocks rose from $16.0 trillion to $18.1 trillion during that 30-month period.

That is, 13% versus the 82% gain of the six super-momentum stocks.

Moreover, if this concentrated $1.4 trillion gain in a handful of stocks sounds familiar that’s because this rodeo has been held before.

The Four Horseman of Tech (Microsoft, Dell, Cisco and Intel) at the turn of the century saw their market cap soar from $850 billion to $1.65 trillion or by 94% during the manic months before the dotcom peak.

At the March 2000 peak, Microsoft’s PE multiple was 60X, Intel’s was 50X and Cisco’s hit 200X.

Those nosebleed valuations were really not much different than Facebook today at 40X, Amazon at 190X and Netflix at 217X.

The truth is, even great companies do not escape drastic over-valuation during the blow-off stage of bubble peaks.

Accordingly, two years later the Four Horseman as a group had shed $1.25 trillion or 75% of their valuation.

More importantly, this spectacular collapse was not due to a meltdown of their sales and profits. Like the FAANGs +M today, the Four Horseman were quasi-mature, big cap companies that never really stopped growing.

Now I’m targeting the very highest-flyer of the present bubble cycle, Amazon.

Just as the NASDAQ 100 doubled between October 1998 and October 1999, and then doubled again by March 2000, AMZN is in the midst of a similar speculative blow-off.

Not to be forgotten, however, is that one year after the March 2000 peak the NASDAQ 100 was down by 70%, and it ultimately bottomed 82% lower in September 2002. I expect no less of a spectacular collapse in the case of this cycle’s equivalent shooting star.

In fact, even as its stock price has tripled during the last 30 months, AMZN has experienced two sharp drawdowns of 28% and 12%, respectively. Both times it plunged to its 200-day moving average in a matter of a few weeks.

A similar drawdown to its 200-day moving average today would result in a double-digit sell-off.

But when — not if — the broad market plunges into a long overdue correction the ultimate drop will exceed that by many orders of magnitude.

Amazon’s stock has now erupted to $1,000per share, meaning that its market cap is lodged in the financial thermosphere (highest earth atmosphere layer). Its implied PE multiple of 190X can only be described as blatantly absurd.

After all, Amazon is 24 years-old, not a start-up. It hasn’t invented anything explosively new like the iPhone or personal computer.

Instead, 91% of its sales involve sourcing, moving, storing and delivering goods. That’s a sector of the economy that has grown by just 2.2% annually in nominal dollars for the last decade, and for which there is no macroeconomic basis for an acceleration.

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Yes, AMZN is taking share by leaps and bounds. But that’s inherently a one-time gain that can’t be capitalized in perpetuity at 190X.

And it’s a source of “growth” that is generating its own pushback as the stronger elements of the brick and mortar world belatedly pile on the e-commerce bandwagon.

Wal-Mart’s e-commerce sales, for example, have exploded after its purchase of Jet.com last year — with sales rising by 63% in the most recent quarter.

Moreover, Wal-Mart has finally figured out the free shipments game and has upped its e-commerce offering from 10 million to 50 million items just in the past year. Wal-Mart is also tapping for e-commerce fulfillment duty in its vast logistics system — including its 147 distribution centers, a fleet of 6,200 trucks and a global sourcing system which is second to none.

In this context, even AMZN’s year-over-year sales growth of 22.6% in Q1 2017 doesn’t remotely validate the company’s bubblicious valuation — especially not when AMZN’s already razor thin profit margins are weakening, not expanding.

Based on these basic realities, Jeff Bezos will never make up with volume what he is losing in margin on each and every shipment.

The Amazon business model is fatally flawed. It’s only a matter of the precise catalyst that will trigger the realization in the casino that this is another case of the proverbial naked emperor.

Needless to say, I do not think AMZN is a freakish outlier. It’s actually the lens through which the entire stock market should be viewed because the whole enchilada is now in the grips of a pure mania. Stated differently, the stock market is no longer a discounting mechanism nor even a weighing machine. It’s become a pure gambling hall.

So Bezos’ e-commerce business strategy is that of a madman — one made mad by the fantastically false price signals emanating from a casino that has become utterly unhinged owing to 30 years of Bubble Finance policies at the Fed and its fellow central banks around the planet. Indeed, the chart below leaves nothing to the imagination.

Since 2012, Amazon stock price has bounded upward in nearly exact lock-step with the massive balance sheet expansion of the world’s three major central banks.


Image above: Comparison of stock values of G3 Central Banks and Amazon Corp. From original article.

At the end of the day, the egregiously overvalued Amazon is the prime bubble stock of the current cycle. What the Fed has actually unleashed is not the healthy process of creative destruction that Amazon’s fanboys imagine.

Instead, it embodies a rogue business model and reckless sales growth machine that is just one more example of destructive financial engineering, and still another proof that monetary central planning fuels economic decay, not prosperity. Amazon’s stock is also the ultimate case of an utterly unsustainable bubble.

When the selling starts and the vast horde of momentum traders who have inflated it relentlessly in recent months make a bee line for the exits, the March 2000 dotcom crash will seem like a walk in the park. .

          iPhone App Outperforms Most Print (Computer) Books This Holiday Season        
Conventional wisdom suggests that when choosing pilot projects, you pick ones with a high likelihood of success. It's hard to argue that iPhone: The Missing Manual was a reasonable choice for testing the iPhone App waters. But while we knew it would do well, we've been quite pleased with just how well: If the iPhone App by itself had been...
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Japanese bombshell

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          æ—¥æœ¬æ£‹é™¢ãŒã‚るように、日本数学院や日本物理院もあったほうがいいんじゃないかと妄想する        

 今月の日経サイエンスが面白い。


 なんと大好物、マルチバース特集である。


 マルチバースとは、ユニバースの反対にある考え方で、ユニバースが、唯一無二の宇宙を表すとして、マルチバースは宇宙は沢山ある、という考え方だ。


 これまでエヴァレット解釈のマルチバースはあまり一般には解説されなかったが、ようやくこういうものが一般常識として知られるようになると嬉しい。あとはニュートンがこの手の話題をムックにしてくれたらいいのに、とか、NHKがアインシュタインロマンを作り直してくれたらいいのに、とかいろいろ考えた。



 この話の流れで、先日、とある大学の物理の先生と話をしていて、「日本ではホログラフィック宇宙論やループ量子重力理論など、それまでの直感に反するような理論の研究がなかなか進んでないのはなぜか」という話になった。


 単純に理学系の研究室の絶対数が少ないというのはあるだろうけど、日本のシステムの場合、飛び級がないことに遠因があるのではないかという話題になった。


 欧米の場合、数学や物理の天才的な発想を持っている子供は、飛び級制度によって16歳までに大学院を卒業して研究者や教授になることができる。学位さえあれば論文を発表したり研究室を持ったり出来るし、年がら年中研究に没頭できるので革新的な理論を受け入れやすい。


 宇宙論で新しい発見がなされるのは大半は数式を弄っている最中だ。ある前提条件があり、数式を進めていくと何らかの矛盾に到達する。


 矛盾に到達したときに、その矛盾をどのように解釈すれば矛盾でなくなるか想像力を働かせる。たとえばリチャード・ファインマンは、マクスウェルの電磁方程式を解く際、過去からのエネルギーだけではどうしても物質が必要とするエネルギーの半分しか満たされないという矛盾を解決するため、残りの半分は未来から来るのだという「先進波」であると説明した。


 エネルギーが未来から来るという根拠は特に示されていないが、どうしてもマクスウェルの電磁方程式を解くとエネルギーが半分足りない、という矛盾は示されている。ファインマンがこのアイデアを発表したのは25歳の博士論文である。また、ノーベル賞をもらうきっかけとなったファインマン・ダイアグラムの発表は30歳のとき。


 要は頭が柔らかくないとこういう話についていけない。


 ファインマンは飛び級していないが、飛び級制度で有名な人物といえばスティーブン・ウルフラムがいる。

 ウルフラムは英国人で、15歳で素粒子物理学の論文を発表、17歳のときにオックスフォードを卒業し、在学中に10本の論文を執筆し、18歳でカリフォルニア工科大学(カルテク)に進み、20歳でPh.Dになった。その後、カリフォルニア工科大学、プリンストン高等研究所、イリノイ大学で教授になり、29歳で世界中の研究者に使われるようになる研究ツールMathematicaを開発。


 ウルフラムのソフトウェアはiPhoneのSiriやMicrosoftのBingなどに採用されている。


 数学や物理といったものは頭が柔らかいうちにどんどん勉強してしまったほうが理解が早い。数学も物理も一種のゲームだから、全員が同じ発達段階で勉強していく必要はない。適正がない人はかなり早い段階で脱落するし、適正がある人はみんなと同じ学校で学ぶだけでは物足りなくなってしまう。


 日本にはなぜかゲームに関する飛び級制度がいくつかある。日本棋院を代表する囲碁と、奨励会を中心とする将棋だ。いずれも難関だが、プロテストに合格すれば対局料がもらえる大会に出場できる。


 日本にも数学の天才や物理の天才を育てるべく、こうした組織があったほうがいいのではないか。日本の教育システムにいきなり飛び級を導入するのはかなり無茶なので、学校とは別の枠組みで、20歳以下の子供の数学的能力や物理学的能力に等級を付け、たとえば数学初段、物理初段以上だったら大学卒業相当と見做す、という仕組みがあってもいいのではないか。


 昇段するにはもちろん試験があり、試験勉強するには学費が掛かる、ような仕組みでもいい。


 日本で合法的に認められている飛び級の唯一の制度として大学院入試があるが、こういう外部的な仕組みがあると日本の科学対応力を底上げすることができるのではないか。



 なあんてことを考えた。暑いからね。



 と、ここまで書いてから、同じことはプログラミングというスキルにも適応可能かもしれない、と思った。

 もしかしてやろうと思えば実現できるんだろうか。


          Apple kondigt iPhone 7 en iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition aan        
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          Kommentar zu Warum ich das iPhone garnicht mehr so toll finde von Lesetipps 29.7.09        
[...] Evilism[DOT]com: Lenny erläutert uns seine Skepsis bezüglich des iPhone [...]
          iOS 11 komt dit najaar uit met nieuwe functies voor iPhone en iPad        
Apple heeft vandaag een voorproefje laten zien van iOS 11. iOS 11 komt dit najaar uit en bevat nieuwe ervaringen en honderden nieuwe functies voor iPhone en iPad.
          Apple introduceert iPhone SE: de krachtigste telefoon met 4-inch display        
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          Apple en SAP werken samen aan een revolutie in zakelijke mogelijkheden voor iPhone en iPad         
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          Apple en Donate Life America maken donorregistratie via iPhone mogelijk         
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          Apple introduceert iPhone 7 en iPhone 7 Plus – de beste, meest geavanceerde iPhone ooit        
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          Apple Pay komt naar Japan met iPhone 7        
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          Apple en Deloitte werken samen voor snellere bedrijfstransformatie met iPhone en iPad        
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          Bing y Yahoo quieren ser los buscadores configurados por defecto en iOS pero, ¿cambiarías ese ajuste?        
Buscador configurado por defectoNo escapa a nadie hoy en día que Google es el mejor buscador web que existe ahora mismo. Su dominio en este campo es aplastante, pero otros buscadores como Bing o Yahoo siguen intentando rascar pequeños porcentajes de la cuota de mercado de la gran G. Una de las pocas maneras que existen de conseguir […]
          Siri va mejorando su eficacia poco a poco        
Siri diciendo que se siente la Mar de bienEn un estudio comparativo hecho por el analista Gene Munster de Piper Jaffray, Siri va mejorando su eficacia poco a poco. El estudio compara cómo se comportaba la versión de Siri que tenía iOS 6 con la que tiene iOS 7, en varias áreas. Por ejemplo, en un entorno ruidoso, Siri en iOS 7 consigue […]
          Apple onthult nieuwe TV-app voor Apple TV, iPhone en iPad        
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          iOS 9 vanaf 16 september verkrijgbaar als gratis update voor iPhone, iPad en iPod touch        
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          iPhone 6s en iPhone 6s Plus vanaf vrijdag 25 september verkrijgbaar        
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          Apple meldt recordverkoop iPhone 6s en iPhone 6s Plus        
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          Enhanced Edition van de Harry Potter-serie nu exclusief verkrijgbaar via iBooks voor iPhone, iPad en iPod touch        
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          Apple lanceert CarPlay voor een slimmer en veiliger gebruik van iPhone in de auto        
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          Memorial Day        

Memorial Day

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          Be Free        

Be Free

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White Collar

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          Apple kondigt iPhone 6 en iPhone 6 Plus aan, de grootste vooruitgang in de geschiedenis van iPhone        
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          Apple maakt recordaantal van ruim vier miljoen bestellingen voor iPhone 6 en iPhone 6 Plus binnen 24 uur bekend        
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          Ruim 10 miljoen iPhones verkocht in eerste weekend        
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          iPhone 6 en iPhone 6 Plus vanaf vrijdag 17 oktober verkrijgbaar in China        
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          iPhone 6 en iPhone 6 Plus deze maand in nog 36 landen en regio's verkrijgbaar        
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          Apple kondigt iPhone 5s aan, de meest vooruitdenkende smartphone ter wereld        
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          Apple introduceert iPhone 5c, de kleurrijkste iPhone ooit        
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          NTT DOCOMO en Apple: iPhone vanaf vrijdag 20 september verkrijgbaar in Japan        
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          Burberry legt catwalkshow voor lente-/zomercollectie 2014 vast met iPhone 5s        
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          UNI goes mobile!        
Mobile app

University of Northern Iowa students, faculty and staff now have the ability to take UNI with them wherever they go... on their smartphones! The MyUNI mobile app is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Android phones and other phones, such as Windows phones and Blackberry, via mobile Web.

A small team of UNI staff worked before and during winter break to get the app ready for its debut as students return to campus. "This is a purchased framework so we weren't starting at ground zero," said Kevan Forest, associate director of database & application administration. "We had a good starting point from which to work and build upon."

MyUNI, which includes a custom designed user interface, is a great way for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to interact with UNI's campus. So far, more than 800 people have downloaded the app.

Features of MyUNI include:

  • An eLearning app. Access your online course materials through the eLearning app from Blackboard.

  • Follow your favorite Panther sports teams with the UNI Athletics app.

  • Use the Directory app to find contact information for students, faculty and staff.

  • Discover what's cookin' at Piazza, Prexy's, 23rd St. Market and other UNI dining centers with the Menus app.

  • Find out what's happening at UNI through the news feed.

  • Send suggestions for MyUNI via a Feedback Form.

MyUNI has something for everyone. "One of the coolest items I think is the augmented reality available in the maps app," said Forest. "For iPhones and iPads, when in maps, if you click on the arrow in the left corner, it shows you where you are with an orange circle that says 'current location.' If you press the orange circle and hold the device perpendicular to the ground, it turns on the camera and includes red pins that show what buildings are in the direction your device is facing and how far away they are."

While MyUNI has a lot to offer, the team is always looking to the future and ways to improve the app – they hope to develop a campus tour app and transit app in the near future.

"We're looking at student feedback for things to include," said Forest. "We really want to have some authenticated content, such as allowing students to complete their registration via the app. We're looking for high value, high impact pieces, so let us know what would help the most."

For more information, FAQs and to download MyUNI, visit www.uni.edu/mobile.


          In eerste weekend recordaantal van 9 miljoen iPhones verkocht        
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          Apple onthult iPhone 5        
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          Watch The Apple iPhone 7 September 7th Event        
With the Launch of a new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus just around the corner we are quite excited and I for one will be waiting up until midnight on the 09th September to pre-order. The iPhone 7th event happened on September 7th but if you missed it you can watch it again. Head on
          Witte iPhone vanaf morgen verkrijgbaar        
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          iWork nu ook beschikbaar voor iPhone en iPod touch        
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          Apple introduceert iPhone 4S, iOS 5 en iCloud        
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           iPhone 4S vanaf 11 november verkrijgbaar in Hongkong en Zuid-Korea        
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          How Touch Screen Monitors Work        

Brief History

In 1972, a scientist at CERN - The European Organization for Nuclear Research - proposed the idea for the world’s first capacitive touch screen. A touch screen display would solve the complex interface required to operate CERN’s particle accelerator.

The proposed touch screen had a fixed number of programmable buttons on the display. Four years later in 1976, CERN produced its first capacitive touch screen terminal.

The early version of the capacitive touch screen featured fixed buttons on a display. This gave the flexibility to
re-map the buttons on screen as required.

Key technologies

Modern touch screen technology evolved from the capacitive touch screen. To understand how current generation touch screen technology works, we must understand how the most basic touch screen monitor - the capacitive touch screen - and its functions.

There are several core touch screen technologies:
  • Surface Capacitance
  • Projected Capacitance
    • Mutual Capacitance
    • Self Capacitance
  • Resistive
  • Infrared
  • Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW)
  • Optical Touch Screens

Capacitive Touch Screens

Capacitive touch screens rely on conductors that are imbedded onto a sheet of glass. When the display turns on, the conductors create a electrostatic field. Since the human body naturally holds an electrical charge, touching the display distorts the electrostatic field. From the distortion of the electrostatic field, the image processor, much like a CPU, calculates where the touch occurred.
Derivations of capacitive touch screens include:
  • Surface Capacitance
  • Projected Capacitance
  • Mutual Capacitance
  • Self Capacitance

 
 
Surface Capacitance
  • One side of the insulator coating has a
    conductive layer. The conductive layer creates an electrostatic field on the glass
  • The electrostatic field changes when a human finger touches the surface
  • A sensor detects the change in the electro static field, and calculates the location of the touch
  • Common in Kiosks/Point of Sale (POS) systems
  • Prone to false signals
Projected Capacitance
  • Two types of Projected Capacitance: Mutual Capacitance and Self Capacitance
  • Used in iPhone
  • More accurate than surface capacitance
  • Relies on an X-Y axis grid, etched onto the electrodes on the conductive material behind the glass
  • Operates under screen protectors / vandal-proof glass
  • Common in POS systems that require signatures (i.e self-checkout counters that require a digital signature)
  • Sweaty finger tips (i.e from humid environments) decreases the touch screen accuracy
Mutual Capacitance (Derivative of Projected Capacitance)
  • Used in multi-touch applications (i.e iPhone)
  • Requires two distinct layers of material to operate
  • Capacitor on every row and column, creating a grid pattern across the screen (i.e. a screen with a 10-by-10 layout will have a total of 100 independent capacitors.
  • The capacitors operate in unison, with the ability to register multi-touch
  • Each capacitor can register its own touch points
Self Capacitance (Derivative of Projected Capacitance)
  • Similar to Mutual capacitance, but does not register multiple touch points
  • Each column and row on the screen operates independently

Resistive Touch Screens

  • Made with two flexible sheets, separated by a tiny air gap
  • When contact is made on the screens, the two sheets touch, and registers the location of the finger
  • Allows a stylus to be used
  • Can be made to support multi-touch
  • A stylus must be used to perform motor-intensive tasks (i.e. manipulating a small portion on the screen, writing on the screen)
  • Usually made of glass or acrylic
  • Acrylic-based screens prone to scratches
  • Limited clarity

Infrared Touch Screens

  • Uses infrared LEDs that are arranged around the perimeter of the screen to detect changes in the infrared beam
  • Good for outdoor use. Common in POS (point-of-sale) systems
  • Does not rely on a bare finger to activate the touch screen
  • Can detect touch from a stylus, or a gloved hand

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW)

  • Uses ultrasonic waves that pass over the screen. When a finger touches the screen, part of
    the wave is absorbed. The change in the waves determines where the touch occurred
  • Good for large surfaces
  • Can recognize "touch" gestures with a finger, stylus, or gloved hand

Optical Touch Screens

  • Rely on imaging sensors positioned on the corners of the screen
  • Infrared backlight captures actions on the screen
  • A touch registers as a shadow, and uses the imaging sensors to triangulate the position of contact
  • Gaining popularity due to lower cost and scalability
  • Suitable for large screens
  • Lorex uses optical touch screens with touch-enabled DVR systems


Single Touch vs Multi Touch Gestures

Lorex optical touch screens recognize single and multi touch gestures. Touch gestures are available on touch-enabled DVRs.

Single touch gestures require one finger (i.e. panning, dragging, flicks). Multi touch gestures require two fingers (i.e. Zoom, rotate, two finger tap).

Popular Touch Screen Technologies


The iPhone uses both Mutual Capacitance and Self Capacitance technology to achieve multi touch gestures.
Mutual Capacitance requires two layers of material: one layer for the Driving Lines, one layer for the Sensing Lines.

Driving Lines provide current for the touch screen. Sensing Lines detect the current for the electric node layer. When the finger touches the screen, the Sensing Lines determine the location of where the touch occurred.

Every point on the grid generates its own signal. From the grid, touch information is relayed back into the iPhone’s processor. The iPhone’s processor is integral in how the system interprets a touch on the screen. The Sensing Lines and Driving Lines creates a coordinate grid for the iPhone CPU. This allows the phone to locate the specific area where the touch occurred.
Because iPhone relies on a capacitive touch screen, the screen operates only when a bare finger touches the screen. A gloved hand, or stylus will not activate a capacitive touch screen.
The combination of Mutual and Self Capacitance technology allows the iPhone processor to register multi-touch functions.
  Mutual Capacitance screens rely on a grid system to determine where the touch occurs. Note that the diagram is not to scale.
Image courtesy of HowStuffWorks, 2007
 
 
   

Self Capacitance screens use a transparent electrode layer to register
screen contact. Note that the diagram is not to scale.
Image courtesy of HowStuffWorks, 2007
 


How the iPhone interprets touch signals


After collecting touch signal data from the screen, the iPhone processor must interpret the raw touch data into a gesture. This instantaneous process is broken into several steps:
  1. The screen interprets a touch on the screen as electrical signals. These electrical signals are sent to the iPhone processor.
  2. The iPhone processor software analyzes the size, shape and location of the touch. If you swipe your finger along the screen, the software determines the start and end points of the touch.
  3. The processor uses ‘‘gesture-interpretation‘‘ software to determine the type of touch on the screen (i.e. swipe, scroll, flick etc.)
  4. The processor relays the data to the program that you are using.

The simplified explanation above explains the key concepts of a multi-touch platform like the iPhone. Touch screens may interpret touch data in a different way.
 
 
Images courtesy of HowStuffWorks, 2007


Sources

CERN Courier (2010), "The first capacitive touch screens at CERN". Retrieved online from:
http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/42092

Colegrove, Jennifer (2010), "The State of the Touch-Screen Market 2010" Retrieved online from:
http://www.walkermobile.com/March_2010_ID_State_of_the_Touch_Screen_Market.pdf

Wikipedia (2010), "Touchscreen". Retrieved online from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchscreen#cite_note-5

Wilson, Tracy V, (2010), "How the iPhone Works". Retrieved online from:
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/iphone1.htm


Image Sources
Electrotest (2010). "Capacitive Touchscreen". Retrieved from:
http://www.electrotest.com.sg///images/articles/support/ctdisp_r.gif

Next Window (2003). "An Overview of NextWindow Optical Imaging Touch Technology". Retrieved online from:
http://www.idt.com.au/NextWindow/Optical_imaging_technology_overview_whitepaper.pdf

Quataris Technologies (2010) "Restrictive Touchscreens". Retrieved online from:
http://quataris.com/main///images/articles/support/stories/touchscreen/resistive-touchscreens.jpg
          Al meer dan 1,7 miljoen exemplaren van de iPhone 4 verkocht        
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          Brief van Apple over iPhone 4        
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          Tempos sem livro das caras (III): O telefone        

O telefone era uma coisa preta na mesinha do corredor da casa da minha avó.  Ao lado da mesinha havia uma cadeira de pau, elegante e desconfortável, lá se sentavam as pessoas que queriam telefonar.

O telefone era também uma coisa preta numa mesinha ao lado do sofá da sala de visitas da casa da minha bisavó e estou em crer que em casa da minha bisavó as chamadas eram mais confortáveis. Na sala das visitas da casa da minha bisavó havia uma arca de cânfora e as chamadas cheiravam a cânfora, e telefone e cânfora eram dois conceitos estritamente ligados na minha cabeça.
Na sala de visitas da casa da minha bisavó cheirava a cera-de-brilhar-o-chão e havia naperons de crochet nos braços dos sofás onde, e só de longe a longe, se sentavam as visitas, muito direitas e desconfortáveis e, se era inverno, com frio nos pés.

A minha avó sentava-se na cadeira de pau elegante e desconfortável colocada ao lado da mesinha do telefone e ditava os telegramas de parabéns-e-felicidades-ou-de-condolências- conforme-as-ocasiões. Tudo muito bem pensado e reduzido ao mínimo, que os telegramas eram pagos à palavra além de que, invariavelmente, a menina dos telegramas não percebia o ditado da minha avó e podia dar grossa asneira. Muitas felicidade–esse-de sapo não, não é fato, é sapo, esse-de-sino, e por aí fora. Um fartote de rir para quem estava por perto.
Um fartote de rir quando o Senhor Manuel da Lenha, lá ia atender as chamadas dos clientes. O Senhor Manuel da Lenha ou das Casas Novas deixava os socos à porta e gritava, MINHA SENHORA, entre, entre Senhor Manuel, e ele vinha descalço corredor fora e não se sentava na cadeira para não a sujar e dizia muitos palavrões enquanto o apressavam com as entregas da lenha. E o meu avô, à mesa do jantar, sobrolho escandalizado, e nós, crianças, a rir à socapa por debaixo da toalha branca da mesa.

Quando eu era muito pequena o telefone ainda não era em minha casa, os meus pais não tinham necessidade, ou não tinham dinheiro, ou as duas coisas ou ainda outras. O telefone só veio a ser mais tarde e, como vivíamos numa cidade muito do interior, o nosso telefone não tinha uma roda que rodava e, ao invés, levantávamos o auscultador e dizíamos, telefonista ligue-me para o 35, os números eram incrivelmente pequenos porque não havia muitos telefones.



E era assim há 40 anos. Agora temos o facebook e as mensagens-enviado –do-meu-iphone

          Why Isn't Nintendo on the iPhone?        

According to a ScreenDigest report, the mobile gaming market is on the verge of exploding to a €2.6 billion market, which is European for "our currency is far more valuable than yours ($3.6bn)". It's an area at that EA and Gameloft have seized, enjoying a completely new source of incremental revenue. Even Sega has re-released the insta-classic Sonic the Hedgehog for the iPhone. But where, oh where, is Nintendo in this mix?

Are you in the business of a medium or a larger strategy?

I read a lot of Chuck Palahniuk. When I'm not reading his depraved work I read a lot of case studies. I'm always intrigued with the ones on corporations who've overly focused on a proprietary medium, versus a more holistic view of what their business is strategically about.

AOLBook and Union Pacific Air/Rail
Had AOL been thinking about expanding it's ubiquitous AIM application into more modes of social connection, we'd all be using AOLBook instead of Facebook. Union Pacific Railorad was by far the largest railroad in America during the dawn of aviation, and they were completely married to their rails. Had they decided their business was about moving people and not just moving people on railways they would have seized the opportunity to buy upstart Pan American airlines with their massive capital and of course profited nicely in the long term.

Amazon is about books
Jeff Bezos is clearly a student of business (or professor of I guess), and quickly decided to port their Kindle software to the iPhone application despite it cannibalizing their sales of Kindle hardware. I suspect for Bezos, it was simply realizing they are in the business of selling books, not hardware, thus any method that can potentially bring on more book sales was a worthy effort.

Nintendo is in the hardware business?

Contrast Amazon to Nintendo who despite a highly successful release of their Wii game console has fallen off $45/share since Q4 2008. Console launches are really pricey. Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation have all openly commented on taking massive hits in the opening years of a console in the hope that the market grows to a point to fill in the deficit. A great way to fill voids is to simply resell old products, and there's no better opportunity there than to take old NES titles and port them to the mobile market. Like Mario bouncing repeatedly into the coin blocks for easy money, Nintendo with minimal effort could keep ringing the register with sales of its revival games. Nintendo has the opportunity to increase their revenue substantially by simply digging into their game archive and rereleasing classic NES titles (I'm talking about you Zelda). However Nintendo will never concede their titles to a non-Nintendo platform. even to Apple with whom there's always been lurking concept of partnership.

It can be argued that Nintendo, being a console first, would be canabalizing its own business, but I'm not suggesting they port over existing current Gameboy titles (although I think that's still a good idea). Rather I'd emphatically argue that they should release classic Nintendo games for the mobile market which their is no canabalizing factor.

Most EVERYONE between 18-35 carries their cell phone at all times, but few carry their mobile game system, if they even own one. If the video game market was capable of surpassing the movie industry a couple of years ago, the mobile game marketing with it's ubiquitous hardware – the phone – presents a major opportunity. With a mobile gaming market in it's infancy an entree from Nintendo could dominate for years. But they're in the business of selling Gameboys, not games.


          The Business of Rejecting iPhone Apps        
Despite a technical framework to deploy streaming video on the new 3GS, who's really blocking the apps from the store - AT&T or Apple?



After a protracted discovery phase, mobile has finally found it's place in the world, and it's not janky flip phone games or ringtones, rather rapid content delivery. The lone video of the Virginia Tech shootings was caught on a video-enabled phone. Michael Jackson's death brought Twitter to its knees (twice). The first images of the plane crash in the Hudson were posted to TwitPic. In each of these instances the first, if not only, media capture around these events came not from news vans, but citizen journalists. They didn't do it for money or fame, but to simply share what was happening in the world.

Sensing this emerging wave of mobile content, a company called qik (thanks to killer coworker @stevenmaguire for sharing) developed an application to access the video fed from mobile phones and stream it live through their site at qik. Simply point, shoot and stream.

Consider the alternative for web streaming: the copious effort required to take an HVX on-site, plug in to a laptop and then rely on available wifi, PCS mobile card or a hardwire, then connect to your streaming server of choice. Or. or, you could just launch the qik app and hit stream from your iPhone 3GS, already connected to 3G or wifi and be ready to go. But, you can't do that because the app has been rejected. Great app that truly supports and benefits the larger community, no malicious code or porn, so why was it rejected?

There's no doubt the heart of the issue with qik is predicated on bandwidth. As noted in the above video, XM/Sirius, SlingPlayer and Skype all faced repeated rejections over streaming bandwidth concerns. When it comes to bandwidth it's easy to blame AT&T, but they don't own the app store. That's Apple. So why would Apple reject an app on bandwidth? That really doesn't seem like the kind application facet they should worry about. Moreover, it positively stresses to their carrier partners that there needs to be continual upgrades to the networks as they have no intent on pulling back.

As a young Barak Obama requests above (Ed. note: not really Barak Obama) sign the petition (link below) and help empower the next wave of mobile content, in real-time, streaming video.

Sign the Twitition


p.s. priceless introduction of date, time, newsie front page info a la Dr. Emmit Brown.

p.p.s. Want to buy that unbelievably awesome iPhone lens/mic attachment that also looks like a Sony camera and Xbox controller GOT.IT. ON.? Pre-order: http://www.wantowle.com/Want.html
          Innovation at the Rate of Conceptulization        
Posterous


Last week, I was turned onto the Posterous social media distribution platform from Jeremiah Owyang, which impressively allows clients to email their service from an authenticated email address and then push the content out to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, WordPress, Blogger, etc. The really impressive part of this application is what their servers do once an email is received. If the email contains video it pushes the video content out to your accounts with YouTube and Vimeo. If the email contains photos it pushes them out to Flickr, etc. Then it ties the whole distribution together by posting the content, video links, photos, etc out to your content outposts of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc. At the personal level it's a great way to broadcast across channels. From a business perspective it's the missing piece to the marketing puzzle to vastly simplify the issue of message distribution.

Upon picking up the new iPhone 3GS last week, the first gaping problem I saw with the phone – and my ability to use it with Posterous – was that for any video over 1 minute the only way to get it off your phone whilst out-and-about was YouTube upload. Anything over a minute and you can't use email to transmit the video through to Posterous. Not to mention you were forced into YouTube. To then take a video then add across content outposts required a multi-step connection, which is sub-par when you're mobile. So I wrote Posterous.

Unbeknown to me, Apple just released the iPhone SDK for 3.1 (beta) on Wednesday, which now allows for access to the video files which in turn will allow 3rd party apps access to the files to upload and/or edit. Sure enough the good folks at Posterous wrote back yesterday, in a day no less, to report they already had app in alpha stages to handle this very issue.

Within a week of recognizing a need to extend the video functionality of the (impressively solid) iPhone, Apple had updated their SDK and Posterous is well underway to deploy an app to handle this very thing. When technology is developed at the rate of complaint, you know we've hit a technology singularity.
          Apple geeft voorbeschouwing van iPhone OS 3.0-bètaversie voor ontwikkelaars        
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          New iPhone App "Friends" Gives Social Contact Aggregation A Warm Embrace        
The other day, a reader emailed me asking what I use as a contact manager probably thinking I had one killer solution. But I told them that sadly I have to use a combination of Gmail, MobileMe, LinkedIn, and a few other services to get include all the people I may want to contact. And that’s especially a pain on my iPhone as it involves opening several different apps and/or websites to… Read More
          Kid wakes from coma, realizes he missed iPhone launch        
Geoff Evila recently awoke from a 4-month coma and realized that he’d missed camping out for the launch of the iPhone. His buddy Steve dropped by the Chandler, Arizona Apple Store and relayed Geoff’s story of an almost-deadly car crash turned 4-month coma and convinced the store’s employees to do their best to recreate the excitement of June 29th, the iPhone’s… Read More
          Watch LIVE Sports Anywhere, Anytime with fuboTV – The leading legal Sports Streaming service in the US and Canada        
With fuboTV you can+- – Watch Live Games or record them with Cloud DVR – Enjoy 1080p HD Quality – Stream on iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac/PC, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast fuboTV has the most soccer… Continue Reading
          Comment on Apple Release Limited Edition RED iPhones 7 and 7 Plus, To Support The RED Foundation Fighting Worldwide AIDS by mike        
How unlimited is a limited edition? Apple hasn’t disclosed how many pieces are actually available… Gullible fashionistas queue here…
          iPhone 8 can make Apple world's first trillion dollar company        

San Francisco: Riding on the 'better-than-expected iPad and iPhone sales', the upcoming flagship device iPhone 8 could make the Cupertino-based giant the first company to reach and sustain a $1 trillion market cap, analysts have predicted.

According to a report in MarketWatch late on Wednesday, since the announcement of its third quarter results, the stock momentum has added $56 billion to the company's market cap.

Analysts from investment service company RBC Capital predicted that the stock momentum will continue as Apple will launch its flagship device iPhone 8 in mid-September.

RBC analysts said the iPhone 8 launch will create a 'super cycle' for the company.

"Apple has potential to achieve a $1 trillion dollar market cap and even surpass that over the next 12 to 18 months. We see upside occurring from multiple levers," Amit Daryanani, lead analyst on the note, was quoted as saying.

Those "levers" to get to $12 per share in profit are revenue increasing from new iPhone models, including a higher-priced premium model, growing services revenue helping to expand profit margins, tighter cost control and strong stock buybacks, the analyst said.

Daryanani said that Apple's share price would have to rise from its current level (about $160) to about $192 to $195, depending on the rate of the company's stock buybacks, to reach the $1 trillion value.

According to reports, Apple might release three iPhones -- iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8 -- in September.

With an expected price range of between $900 and $1,100, two of the three iPhones are expected to be more expensive compared with previous versions.

Apple posted a quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion -- up seven per cent YoY (year-over-year) -- for the third quarter of 2017.

With revenue up seven per cent YoY, the company reported a third consecutive quarter of accelerating growth and an all-time quarterly record for services revenue.

The net income was up to $8.72 billion ($1.67 per share) from $7.80 billion ($1.42 per share) a year earlier.

iPhone sales were up 1.6 per cent to 41.03 million in the third quarter that ended on July 1.

The Cupertino-based tech giant sold 40.4 million iPhones a year earlier.

Apple saw a 21.6 per cent jump in the services business - the App Store, Apple Pay and iCloud - to $7.27 billion.

We also returned $11.7 billion to investors during the quarter, bringing cumulative capital returns under our programme to almost $223 billion, the company said.

According to The Verge, leading the way was Apple's iPad sales, which were up 15 per cent from 2016.

Hardware like the Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones were the highlights in the 'Other Products' category.



          iPhone7成功為蘋果爭取了一年喘息時間        

9月8日凌晨,蘋果在美國舊金山召開秋季新品發布會,發布了iPhone7/7Plus、Apple Watch Series 1/2、AirPods等新品。作為科技界的大事件,ZEALER王自如和天貓手機事業部總經理荊粵的對話吸引了超過500萬人的圍觀,在直播中兩位大咖逐一解讀了蘋果近年來的產品、市場及品牌策略,並談及了對發布新品的評價。

這篇文章 iPhone7成功為蘋果爭取了一年喘息時間 最早出現於 TechFeed科技讀報。


           CardFinans Bu Sevgililer Günü’nde Yalnızların Yanında!        



Sevgililik dediğin zor zanaat... Kadın-erkek ilişkilerini yürütmek başlı başına bir meziyetken, bunun üzerine bir de özel günlerde hediyesi, yaz yaklaşınca seyahati gelir. Sonra bir de bakmışsın evlilik ve çocuk derken çoğu zaman kocaman bir OFFF çektirir. Yani sevgililik dediğin, aslında hem maddi hem manevi açıdan hayatta vereceğin en büyük sınavındır. :)




Bununla da kalmaz, bu sınavda tartışmadan haklı çıkma mücadelesini vermek zorunda kalırsın. Tartışmadan haklı çıkmaksa zordur, erkekler içinse çooook daha zor. Hele bir de evliysen... Hiç evli erkek haklı çıkar mı?
Finansbank da öyle düşünmüş olacak ki; sevgililik müessesesine analitik bakmış, formülleri deşifre etmiş ve dikkat edilmesi gereken parametrenin “haklı çıkma değişkeni” olduğunu bulmuş!
Kabul edelim, haklı olmak ve haklı çıkmak aynı şeyler değildir!




Haklı çıkamayacağını kabul ettiysen, ilişkiye yapılan en temel yatırım olan “hediye” aşamasına geçebillirsin.
Kendini affetirmek için hediye alınır.
Yıl dönümü geldiyse hediye alınır.
Doğum gününde hediye alınır.
Sevgililer Günü’nde hediye alınır.
Ve bu liste uzar gider...

Birliktelik süresi uzadıkça da, ilişkiye gösterilen özen ile yapılan harcama tutarı arasında her zaman ters orantı olacaktır.




Sevgililiğin matematiğini çözen Finansbank da, “#SevgililikZor, yalnızlığın tadını CardFinans’ın hediyeleriyle çıkar” demiş. Bunun için de Sevgililer Günü’nde sevgilisi olmayanlara artan fırsatlar sunan bir kampanya yapmış .

14 Şubat’a kadar Finansbank bireysel kredi ve banka kartları ile giyim, kozmetik, ve kuyum sektörlerinde tek seferde yapılacak her 100 TL’lik alışverişiniz size birbirinden güzel hediyeler için bir adet çekiliş hakkı kazandırıyor.

Siz de 5 MacBook Pro, 5 iPad Air ve 5 iPhone 6’dan birine sahip olmak isterseniz, kampanya detaylarına bir göz atın derim;

http://www.cardfinans.com.tr/cardfinans-kullanin/kampanyalar/kamp6384/sevgililer-gunu-kampanyasi.aspx?ref=WEB_ASBO

Bir boomads advertorial içeriğidir.



          Adobe brings e-signature to the iPad        
Adobe has brought their EchoSign product for legally binding electronic signatures to the iPad and iPhone.  Users will have to sign in to their EchoSign account (pricing options) to use the service.  Adobe claims that 3 million businesses are currently using the service (including Google, Facebook, and HP). Download from the app store by clicking [...]
          Benefits/Features of iOS 5 Update        
Bradley and Jon discuss the benefits of upgrading your iPhone/iPad to iOS 5, and some of the more notable features. Show Notes: Shawn Blanc – Using Siri to Add Reminders to a Shared List
          In the spirit of the Sartorialist...        
I had one of those moments on the way home from the gym this morning. You know, the kind where you see someone wearing something fabulous, and you wish you could ask them where they got it from?

Well in the spirit of the Sartorialist, I not only stopped her, but took a quick happy snap, and thankfully she didnt run away screaming, thinking I was some kind of weirdo.

This is Alex of Prahran, looking super adorable in her Sass & Bide bodysuit, MinkPink leather shorts, black ponyskin bag and combat boots.




Combined with her Balayaged hair and carefree attitude, she's the essence of all things Chapel Street. A mix of high end and high street, she looks great, dont you think?

excuse the quality of the pic, my Iphone 4 did its best!

          Call me patriotic ....        
Going through my wardrobe the other day, I noticed a little mini-trend occuring. Stars and Stripes, the Union Jack, you name it - flags and emblems are popping up everywhere! Even furniture brand Domayne have featured them in their 2011 catalogue!

And without being aware of it, I too have fallen for this look!

It all started with this super hot 'straight out of the 80's' vintage jumper I scored at the Camberwell Markets a few months back. A slightly unhinged lady with a bright pink wig and crazy tutu sold it to me, discounting the price from $75 down to $20 after I scared off a nasty pest who was harrassing women as they shopped. Yes, Liberty Harlow to the rescue! Forget the fashion police, the real-deal cops were almost called, so with a story like that, this jumper has a cool history ... along with some fierce shoulder pads!



Next up is my 'Twinkie Goes to Town' singlet by Sass & Bide. The last one left at the Sass & Bide warehouse sale, I had to stalk a girl around Collingwood Town Hall for a good 20 minutes, waiting for her to discard it, and it was definately worth the hunt. Yes, its too big for me, but I make it work by tying a knot in the back.



And then there is my new Union Jack bodysuit from my new favourite store on Chapel, Bronzesnake.



Another purchase that was made and snuck into the house. When I pull this one out of the wardrobe in a few days time, it will be to the tune of 'This old thing? I've had it for aaaaaages!'

Unless of course 'he' reads this, in which case I'll deny everything!

Apologies for the crappy iPhone pics ... but this blog couldn't wait!





          iOnline - ChÆ¡i game dân gian nhận quà hấp dẫn        
Thể lệ sự kiện ‘iOnline: Đón trăng vàng – Sẵn sàng rinh iPhone 5S’ Như một món quà Trung thu ý nghĩa đến cộng đồng game thủ, iOnline vui mừng công bố sự kiện mới: ‘iOnline: Đón trăng vàng – Sẵn sàng rinh iPhone 5S’. Giải thưởng được bổ sung vô cùng hấp dẫn, những smart phone đón đầu công nghệ, những thẻ cào mệnh giá khủng cùng những túi Gold nặng trĩu, event tháng 8 này hứa hẹn là sự trở lại và tiếp nối ấn tượng seri chơi game trúng thưởng hấp dẫn của iOnline. Không mấy xa lạ với các lần ...
           [Hot] : Trúng ngay iPhone 5S cùng iOnline        
iOnline: Đón trăng vàng- Sẵn sàng rinh iPhone 5S Loa loa loa!!! iPhone 5S , chiếc điện thoại chưa bao giờ hết HOT trong làng công nghệ chính thức trở lại đấu trường iOnline. Chào mừng các cao thủ iOnline tham gia tranh tài, rinh iPhone 5S cực HOT tại event " iOnline: Đón trăng vàng – sẵn sàng rinh iPhone 5S " . Sự kiện chính thức bắt đầu từ 10h ngày 25/08 đến hết 24h ngày 16/09/2014 . Rất đơn giản, bạn chỉ việc chơi game, chơi thật nhiều, chiến thắng thật hay sao cho nhận được nhiều ...
          Mở server mới game Đường tới khung thành        
Đường Tới Khung Thành chính thức khai mở server mới S2 – Đức 10h00 ngày 26/7/2014. Nhân dịp ra mắt s2 “ĐTKT”, BĐH sẽ trao thưởng 01 điện thoại Iphone 5s (trị giá 20tr) cho 01 tài khoản bất kỳ trong số 1000 tài khoản đăng ký đầu tiên. Là một trong những sản phẩm game online ấn tượng nhất thời gian gần đây, được đánh giá là webgame bóng đá độc đáo, mới lạ số 1 Việt Nam. “Đường Tới Khung Thành” đã nhanh chóng được biết đến, thu hút được sự quan tâm, chú ý của rất nhiều người chơi mới cũng như ...
          iOnline – chÆ¡i game hay, trúng ngay iPhone 5S         
Sở hữu iPhone 5S, chiếc smartphone trong mơ của những tín đồ công nghệ chưa bao giờ dễ và vui đến thế. Cơ hội chỉ dành riêng cho các game thủ iOnline với sự kiện cực hot ‘iOnline: Chơi game khủng - Trúng iPhone 5S’ được diễn ra trong vòng 3 tuần từ 23/07 – 13/08 với giải thưởng vô cùng hấp dẫn, chiếc điện thoại đình đám iPhone 5S cùng vô số giải thưởng giá trị khác đang chờ đón bạn. Vậy thì đừng chần chừ hãy nhanh tay vào game ionline để có hội trúng thưởng lớn các bạn nhé Thể lệ tham ...
          Facebook Application Development - iPhone Application Developers - Android Mobile Apps Applications Development        
SocialFactory is one stop solution for all your social media marketing needs. We provide exclusive Facebook Application, iPhone Apps, Android Application and Blackberry Application development services
          SocialFactory - Social Media Marketing Through Facebook Apps, iPhone Apps, Android Application, Blackberry Applications        
SocialFactory the best social media application development services with Facebook Applications, iPhone Apps, Android Applications and Blackberry App development for your brand.
          Social Media Application Development Services - Viral and Engaging Facebook Application Development - iPhone Application Developers         
SocialFactory provides a great range of services especially in Facebook Application, iPhone Application, Social Media Widget, Facebook Mobile Application, Blackberry Applications and Google Android.
          iPhone Application Development - iPhone Apps Developer - iPhone GPS Application Developers in London UK        
SocialFactory presenting your business premium iPhone application development with latest practice, designs and animation for prompt consumer response and better results.
          Google Android Application Developers - Android Applications Development - iPhone and Mobile Andorid Application        
SocialFactory offers Android application development for your best business requirements. Our team of professional developers ensure you to get the right solutions from this resourceful platform.
          International Trade Commission takes up Qualcomm case, considers iPhone ban        

The U.S. International Trade Commission said Tuesday it will investigate Qualcomm’s charge that certain iPhones and iPads infringe on six of its patents -- an initial step that could eventually lead to an import ban on some devices.

The ITC’s decision to start an investigation is the latest skirmish...


          Dallas : Moving: There’s an App for That        

These days it seems as if there’s a smart phone application for everything. Fortunately, if you’re relocating to Dallas, TX, there are numerous apps to choose from to make your move go smoothly. Whether you have an iPhone, Android, or even a Blackberry, there are free apps designed to keep you organized, on schedule, and hopefully under budget.

One of the biggest difficulties can stem from trying to figure out just how much space all of your possessions will take require. Whether you’re loading up your own truck or planning on hiring a moving firm, you’re going to need to have a good understanding of the volume of your household to get a clear idea of the cost to move it. Fortunately, the MoveMatch App for Android allows you to enter in information about each household item to come up with an estimate of the volume. It also includes cost-saving tips, moving tips, and weekly moving checklists.

If you’re relocating to Dallas, TX, and are worried about getting everything done on time, consider the Moving Guru app for Blackberry and iPhone users. You can start creating checklists up to eight weeks before your moving date. The app will also help you find the right moving company, request a moving estimate, and offer tips on how best to pack. By providing you with a complete moving checklist, you can feel confident that nothing will be forgotten. The app will even send “we’ve moved” notifications to pre-selected contacts.

Finally, for a great all-around moving app, consider the MyMove app available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, as well as the Android and Amazon Android markets. Not only will it help you get free moving estimates, it will help you find the perfect moving company, based on actual reviews and ratings from fellow users. There are plenty of customizable moving checklists, useful moving tips, and a place to keep notes throughout the process. You can even calculate the distance of your moving route.

All of these free applications can help reduce the stress of relocating to Dallas, TX. Moving is never a fun activity, but with the help of today’s technology you can feel more in control and ready to embrace life in your new home. 


          Bradley Ratke sort Tonic Tutor Rhythm - Trains v1.201.3        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Entrainement : Help the train conductor find out which note the train needs to stop at. In order to find the right stop, you'll need to listen to a rhythm while reading the notation displayed on the train, then select the last note you hear. The train conductor will be...


          Yuri Turov sort Xynthesizr v1.5        

iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Synthétiseurs : Xynthesizr is a streamlined yet capable 32-step matrix sequencer/monotimbral synthesizer with generative features and MIDI. "This really is a lot of fun and, hooked up to a synth like Thor or Z3TA+, there are plenty of creative options to be explored...


          Dominique Baillot sort K Machine v2.04        

iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Autres : (@Audiobus forum) "Loving this app hard out of gates." "It is really great MUSICALLY and GUI ease of sample import and organization." See a new online video demo for v 2.0 here: https://vimeo.com/215816844 and learn more at www.kolargon.com The K Machine is...


          Music Breath, OOO sort Spectrum Analyzer v8.3.6        

iPhone, iPad / Outils / Analyse : ANALYSE précise de l'intensité du son VISUALISEUR du micro audio Types différents de graphiques et diagrammes Spectrum Analyzer est un outil précis pour mesurer le niveau de son, qui offre aussi l'analyse harmonique multicanal et la représentation ...


          Matjaz Marolt sort Woofer Box Calculator v1.0.4        

iPhone, iPad / Outils / Boite à Outils : Woofer Box Calculator will help you design enclosure (box) for your car audio speaker (sub woofer). It was developed by 2012 and 2013 european champion in dB Drag Racing and was designed to be easy and transparent. It is better than other software because...


          Leoné MusicReader sort MusicReader PDF v9.980        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Partitions et Tablatures : MusicReader is a digital music stand app for the Apple iPad. It makes it very easy to manage and use your sheet music: Real PDF Support - all settings / annotations are stored in the PDF. View your PDF sheet music. Convenient library to...


          Tokentoken sort My Little Note v1.9.0        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Jeux, Ear Trainig : Learn reading musical notes! I made this app for my 5-year daughter who has difficulty to read musical notes. This simple application let your kids to learn musical notes. You can use USB or Bluetooth MIDI keyboard to use this application.


          Polygonium sort Final Guitar Pro v2.0.3        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Entrainement : "Final Guitar Pro is probably the best guitar teaching app I’ve ever come across in the App Store." - appPicker "... Final Guitar Pro take a completely different approach, using a 3-D animated character to demonstrate arm, hand, and finger movements ...


          Image-Line sort FL Studio Mobile v3.1.69        

iPhone, iPad / Studio Portable / MultiPistes : Create and save complete multi-track music projects on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Record, sequence, edit, mix and render complete songs. NOTE: There are two FL Mobile Apps in the store - 'FL Studio Mobile HD' and 'FL Studio Mobile'. These are...


          FunkyDrumTutor sort PercussionTutor v4.9995        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Entrainement : MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE (Octobre 2015): “This is a must-have for anyone wanting an encyclopedia of world percussion rhythms at their fingertips.” PercussionTutor est une application éducative s'adressant à tout percussionniste et musicien ...


          Greg Fishman sort Hip Licks for Tenor Sax Vol. 2 by Greg Fishman v1.1        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Réference : Hip Licks for Saxophone is designed to help saxophonists develop fluency in the jazz language by providing mainstream jazz vocabulary (swing/bop/post-bop) that nails the changes and lays great on the horn. Think of Hip Licks for Saxophone as a musical...


          Greg Fishman sort Hip Licks for Alto Saxophone Vol. 2 v1.1        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Réference : Hip Licks for Saxophone is designed to help saxophonists develop fluency in the jazz language by providing mainstream jazz vocabulary (swing/bop/post-bop) that nails the changes and lays great on the horn. Think of Hip Licks for Saxophone as a musical...


          SmartUtils sort FastChords HD v2.3        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Accords et Gammes : Quickly map chord symbols to piano keys with a unique calculator-like interface. Excellent for learning new songs from so-called "real books" or from music scores. Or just for playing with your own chord progressions. May be the only piano chords...


          Dmitri Marfin sort Camerton v1.4        

iPhone, iPad / Outils / Accordeurs : This simplest tuner detects and displays the tuning for the selected single pitch. Available pitch sets: 1. Classic guitar - standard tuning (E4, B3, G3, D3, A2, E2). 2. Balalaika - standard tuning (akademicheskiy stroi) (A4, E4, E4) 3. Balalaika - narodniy...


          Songtive sort Songtive v3.1.619        

iPhone, iPad / Autres / Inclassables : Songtive est un outil d'écriture de chansons, un groupe de musique et un réseau social pour musiciens de tous niveaux. Songtive vous permet d'expérimenter avec des adaptations de chansons fournies par la communauté Songtive ou des chansons que...


          Matjaz Marolt sort Woofer Box Calculator PRO v1.0.3        

iPhone, iPad / Outils / Boite à Outils : Woofer Box Calculator PRO will help you design enclosure (box) for your car audio speaker (sub woofer). It was developed by 2012 and 2013 european champion in dB Drag Racing and was designed to be easy and transparent. It is better than other software...


          Phonotonic sort Phonotonic, I am music v2.8        

iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Fun : Phonotonic : I am music Changez votre manière de vivre la musique. Phonotonic vous permet de créer et contrôler la musique en temps réel grâce à vos mouvements. Avec un capteur de mouvement et une application intelligente, vous transformez le...


          David Zemsky sort Score Player v2.7        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Partitions et Tablatures : Music at the tips of your fingers Scans printed sheet music using the built-in camera and plays it for you. Ever wondered, how that interestingly looking piece of printed sheet music sounds? Piece of cake with Sheet Music Scanner. Just point...


          Novation sort Launchpad - Make & Remix Music v6.3        

iPhone, iPad / Outils / Controlleurs : Vous rêvez de créer de la musique ? Des remix ? Si vous aimez l’électro, vous allez adorer Launchpad. Découvrez le monde exaltant de la création musicale et des remix sur votre iPhone & iPad. "... Ça faisait longtemps que je...


          Learn To Master sort Guitar Scales and Jam v10.5        

iPhone, iPad / Educatifs / Entrainement : Apprendre Scales, Chords et modes dans une position quelconque avec ce simulateur de guitare entièrement fonctionnel. Écouter et lire les échelles ou les accords ou afficher les modèles. Jouer à un clic / playbacks et solo / improviser une...


           Iphone 7...128GB... JET BLACK with 8 months warranty         
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          Free eBook Download: Grandma’s Best Quick Breads        

Download Grandma’s Best Quick Breads right now for free to your Kindle! This gets great reviews. It’s regularly $2.99, so grab it while it’s free if you’re interested! Don’t have a Kindle? You can also download Kindle books to your Iphone, PC, Mac, or Blackberry. See more Amazon deals over HERE. Remember that pricing on Amazon may change at any time.

The post Free eBook Download: Grandma’s Best Quick Breads appeared first on Passionate Penny Pincher.


          Iphone8 के बारे में आया नया खुलासा        

एप्पल ने अपने प्रतिद्वंद्वी सैमसंग को राहत देते हुए अपने टच आईडी सुरक्षा समाधान को अपने आगामी आईफोन 8 में नहीं डालने का फैसला किया है और इसकी बजाए वह सभी काम के लिए फेस अनलॉक फीचर लेकर आएगी। एक विश्लेषक ने यह जानकारी दी।

The post Iphone8 के बारे में आया नया खुलासा appeared first on Vigyanam.


          iPhone app has been updated        
We have fixed a number of bugs in our latest version of our iPhone app.  Please make sure you update to version 1.0.5.  Our app gives you instant access to your advancement records.  You can record merit badges, rank advancements and activity information. For example, let’s say you are at a service project.  Quickly pull … Continue reading iPhone app has been updated
          Tiny Bop: The Human Body        
I came across Tinybop's app "The Human Body" while updating my iPhone to iOS7. I'm blown away... It's basically an animated interactive model that teaches 4+ children how our bodies function...




Not only is it educational, but the graphics are beautiful and they're incredibly fun to interact with. I can't get enough of this app--I could play with it all night! Read here to learn how everything was illustrated.

Get it free this week only at the Apple iTunes store! 

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          iPhone Pouch Multicam        
iPhone Pouch Multicam

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          YouTube Downloader - The Most Downloadable Software of 2011        
YouTube Downloader includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. YouTube Downloader has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements.YouTube Downloader is a popular, free program that enables you to download and convert online videos (legal content, to which you have the rights) for later viewing on your desktop or mobile device. It can convert files to MOV, MP4, 3GP, WMV, AVI, or MP3. TAF7GUNKYADP
The name "YouTube Downloader" is terribly misleading because the program, in fact, downloads a whole lot more than just YouTube videos. On the developer's site, you can find an extensive list of additional supported sites including Facebook and Vimeo. This wide net of support easily pushes YouTube Downloader to the top of its category.
When you find a video you'd like to download, copy the URL of the video page and open YouTube Downloader. From there, you'll notice that the program automatically pastes the URL into the appropriate field. Choose your desired Download quality (Best Available is a nice option) and your destination folder, then hit Download. Once your download is finished, hit the Play tab to watch. The Convert tab lets you export to a different file format for playing elsewhere, and gives you a convenient mini editor for making minor alterations before your export. You can change video volume (or remove audio altogether) and splice footage by setting specific start and end times.
One thing that disappointed us was the absence of a one-step download-and-convert function in the free version. If you want the one-step convenience, you'll have to upgrade to Pro ($19.90), which also gives you the capability of downloading multiple videos at once. Also, it would've been nice to be able to name files before downloading them, but that's certainly not a deal-breaker.
YouTube Downloader allows you to download videos from YouTube, including HD and HQ videos, Facebook, Vevo, and dozens of other video sites and convert them to other video formats. The program is easy to use--just specify the URL for the video you want to download and click the Download button. The program also allows you to convert downloaded videos for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3, or play video that you have previously downloaded or converted.
The YouTube Downloader interface includes a tabbed format for easy downloading, converting, and playing, and a new Activity tab allows you to keep track of multiple downloads and conversions in real time. The program has the ability to download full playlists as opposed to just one video. YouTube Downloader is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian and Russian. A premium version ($19.90) will unlock enhanced features such as faster download times or multiple concurrent downloads.



          Latest 3herosoft iPod Mate for Mac        
3herosoft iPod Mate for Mac is a super-iPod Manager suite designed specifically for the iPod fans. It contains three powerful tools, 3herosoft iPod Video Converter for Mac, DVD to iPod Converter 3herosoft for Mac, iPod To Computer Transfer for Mac 3herosoft.
In other similar software, 3herosoft iPod Mate for Mac has many additional features as follows:
1.Now fully supports the latest iTunes 4.3 and IOS 10.2?
2.Works with all models of iPod, including iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod 5G, iPod touch, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPad.
3.Transfer music, video, photos, ePub, PDF, voice memo, Podcast, TV files from iPod to Mac and iTunes?
4.Transfer Roll camera iPhone, Ringtone, SMS, Contacts, Call List from iPhone to Mac for backup?
5.Transfer iPod playlists in iTunes? Create and edit iPod playlist? The transfer of files among multiple iPods at once;
6.Convert DVD movie and all popular video formats H.264 and MPEG-4 for playback on iPod and iPhone;
7.Easily Rip DVD audio and movie music in MP3, AAC, M4A may well play on the iPod and iPhone with high quality.
8.Convert rip or two or more files simultaneously to save time, even several predefined profiles for different source images simultaneously.
9.Trim video from the beginning and end set point and cut off from you like. You can also set the start time and duration of the video to a portion of the video output extract.
10.The intuitive interface and simple few clicks you need to work just a piece of cake, and increase conversion speed by supporting dual-core Intel processor or PowerPC G4/G5.
11.Fully support the updated Mac OS X Lion.More

          10 Ide Go Green Paling Unik        
1. Hotel yang menawarkan makanan gratis yang menghasilkan listrik. 
     

    Crown Plaza Hotel di Kopenhagen, Denmark, menawarkan makanan gratis untuk setiap tamu yang mampu menghasilkan listrik untuk hotel melalui sepeda yg melekat pada generator. Para tamu harus memproduksi watt setidaknya 10 tenaga listrik - atau sekitar 15 menit bersepeda,Mereka kemudian akan diberikan voucher makan senilai $ 36.

    2. Pub Disco Mendapatkan Listrik yang dihasilkan oleh orang-orang yg menari di lantai dansa

     

    Semua lampu yg berkedip dan speaker yg berdebar kencang di klub dansa membutuhkan konsumsi listrik yg sangat besar.Sebuah Bar di London,mempunyai ide unik untuk menghasilkan listrik dengan cara lantainya dilengkapi dengan mata air yang ketika dipijak oleh penari,bisa menghasilkan arus listrik yang akan disimpan dalam baterai dan digunakan untuk mengimbangi beban listrik beberapa klub. Pemilik klub, Andrew Charalambous, mengatakan lantai dansa miliknya sekarang dapat daya 60 persen dari ide uniknya tersebut

    3. Menawarkan Diskon untuk pelanggan yang mau menggunakan sepeda  

     

    Sebuah rumah bordil di Berlin datang dengan cara yang inovatif untuk menarik pelanggan selama krisis ekonomi, dengan melakukan sesuatu untuk membantu menghindari perubahan iklim pada waktu yang sama. Mereka menawarkan diskon untuk pelanggan yang tiba dengan menggunakan sepeda. Menurut Thomas Goetz, pemilik rumah bordil 'Maison d'envie' ,pelanggan yang tiba dengan bersepeda atau yang dengan menggunakan transportasi umum mendapatkan € 5 (£ 4,30) diskon dari € 70 biasa (£ 60) Biaya selama 45 menit persesi.
    4. Perusahaan menciptakan printer desktop yang tidak menggunakan tinta atau kertas.


    Siapa bilang printer hanya menggunakan kertas untuk mencetak dokumen? Berbeda dengan printer konvensional, PrePeat mengadopsi kepala termal untuk mencetak pada lembaran plastik khusus buatan.PrePeat juga diklaim oleh produsen,setiap satu lembar kertas dapat digunakan sampai 1000 kali sehingga Anda akan mengurangi pengeluaran penggunaan kertas.

    5. Universitas dengan konstruksi atap hijau sebagai tempat berkumpul para mahasiswanya
     
     
    Green desain merupakan tren yang sangat populer di arsitektur modern,Sekolah Seni, Desain dan Media di Nanyang Technological University di Singapura.Memiliki atap yg berfungsi sebagai ruang pertemuan informal dengan ide linier,Atap ini menciptakan ruang terbuka, melindungi bangunan, mendinginkan udara sekitarnya dan menampung air hujan untuk irigasi lansekap.

    6. Desainer menciptakan wastafel yang menggunakan air yang terbuang untuk menyiram tanaman  

     
    Wastafel yg dibuat oleh desainer muda asal Montreal Jean-Michel Gauvreau ini terbuat dari beton,yang memiliki saluran yang memungkinkan air yang digunakan saat mencuci tangan Anda dapat mengalir langsung ke tanaman.Sehingga setiap air yg terbuang tidak mubazir karena dapat digunakan untuk menyiram tanaman yg berada disebelahnya.

    7. Alat mandi yg dapat menghemat air secara otomatis
     

    20% dari total penggunaan energi domestik kita adalah dari air panas untuk mandi dan mandi.Dengan lebih dari 6 kali penggunaan energi pencahayaan domestik, desainer Tommaso Colia datang dengan desain alat mandi yang ramah lingkungan,alat mandi ini telah dirancsang untuk mengeluarkan air secara terbatas,maka apabila anda menghabiskan waktu untuk mandi terlalu lama,maka alat ini akan berhenti mengeluarkan air secara otomatis.

    8. Desainer menciptakan lampu yg berfungsi mengajarkan anak kecil bagaimana cara menghemat energi
     

    Pentingnya pengajaran konservasi energi adalah tujuan dari desain Tim Holley.Lampu yg berbentuk seperti hantu ini memberikan visualisasi kepada anak-anak tentang berapa banyak energi yg telah digunakan dengan meninggalkan lampu menyala terlalu lama,ketika pertama kali dinyalakan lampu ini akan berwarna hijau dan tersenyum, Jika lampu dibiarkan selama lebih dari empat jam,ia akan berubah warna menjadi kuning dan terlihat terkejut,dan jika Anda berani untuk meninggalkan lampu ini selama lebih dari delapan jam,lampu akan berubah menjadi warna merah mengamuk,lengkap dengan mulut frowny dan mata marah.


    9. Perusahaan menciptakan staples untuk mengurangi polusi staples
     
     


    Staples seharusnya begitu buruk terhadap lingkungan sehingga perusahaan memutuskan untuk membuat sebuah stapler pokok-bebas. Produk ini menjanjikan untuk membuat kolasi ramah lingkungan. Alih-alih menggunakan logam planet yang tipis,stapler pokok-bebas "memotong potongan kecil kertas dan menggunakan strip untuk menjahit sampai dengan lima potongan kertas bersama-sama." 


    10. Designer menciptakan charger iPhone yg diaktifkan oleh genggaman tangan
     

    Sebuah ide yang memberikan anda latihan tangan dengan cara mengisi baterai iPhone Anda dengan genggaman tangan! Konsep ide ini dirancang oleh Mac Funamizu
    Sumber : http://resegapedulilingkungan.blogspot.com/2010/12/10-ide-go-green-paling-unik.html

              Re: A Month of Android Instead of iOS        

    I made the move from iPhone to the Nexus 5 a couple of weeks back - it's a great phone. The battery life can sometimes leave something to be desired but now that I've moved up to the 5 inch screen (which is awesome by the way) I can't see myself going back - even the larger screen on the iPhone 5S just seems tiny by comparison.

    As I tend to live in the Google ecosystem it just seemed to make sense - plus the geek in me wanted something different (already being on iOS7 on the iPhone 4S, it didn't seem like much of an upgrade/change moving to the 5S).

    The phone is just a tool - most of the core experience is the same as far as the common apps go; it's pretty much platform agnostic from that respect. The extra sharing capabilities in Android are a boon and having Google Now etc. integrated at the system, level is great.

    I had to sacrifice Mailbox and Drafts when moving away from the iPhone but found a decent Markdown editor to replace Drafts and the Gmail app serves well enough.The only thing I miss is delaying mails until later in Mailbox. Boomerang can do the same thing on Android but I don't like the way it does it.

    I found a great little app called "I'm Sleeping" which replicates the Do Not Disturb feature in iOS7.

    I used to use Android a couple of years ago before switching to the iPhone citing app availability and design inconsistency as my two main reasons. Okay, some apps are still iOS only but the gap is much smaller. Also, witht he past few iterations of Android and developers following the common design principles, I no longer have an issue there either.


              El HomePod tiene un A8 con 1 GB de RAM y una pantalla de 340 x 272 pixeles        
    Animación de Siri en el HomePod (GIF)Según vamos viendo más detalles en esos ficheros del firmware del HomePod, aparte de los que Apple ha dejado saber acerca del próximo iPhone en un grave descuido, encontramos más detalles tanto del hardware como del software de este nuevo dispositivo iOS. Como ya sabemos, su sistema operativo es el mismo iOS que utilizan el […]
              Apple podría empezasr a usar pantallas OLED en el iPhone dentro de tres años        
    Aún falta mucho tiempo, pero según la web japonesa Nikkei, Apple podría empezar a utilizar pantallas OLED en el iPhone dentro de tres años. Eso nos sitúa en el 2018, un año que aún suena muy, muy lejos. Actualmente Apple utiliza pantallas LCD en lugar de OLED, aunque Samsung hace tiempo que las utiliza en […]
              iPhone de bajo coste de colores y doble flash, los siguientes rumores que llegan        
    Hoy ha sido publicado un artículo en el blog japonés Macotakara en el que dan a conocer más detalles sobre los rumores que nos llegan persiguiendo desde hace meses acerca del lanzamiento de los próximos modelos de iPhone. En esta ocasión, indican que lo de un iPhone de bajo coste que se ofrecerá en varios […]
              Cómo iluminar el logo trasero de un iPhone 4 o 4S        
    Logo de iPhone iluminadoUna de las cosas que muchos echamos de menos en un iPhone, es que el logo de Apple que hay en la parte trasera de la máquina se ilumine como el de los portátiles Macbook de Apple. Contrariamente a lo que se podría suponer inicialmente, la verdad es que esta modificación no es muy complicada; […]
              ChargeCard, un cable USB para iPhone que cabe en la cartera        
    ChargeCard es otro proyecto de Kickstarter que tiene como objetivo producir un tipo de cable USB para iPhone, iPod Touch o iPad que hasta ahora no habíamos visto; Cabe en una cartera porque tiene la forma de una tarjeta de crédito. La idea es sencilla… llevar el cable USB siempre encima para poder cargar el […]
              Flashlock, enciende la luz del Flash desde la pantalla de bloqueo [tweak]        
    Flashlock es un tweak (modificación de iOS) que permite cambiar el icono de la cámara que sale cuando se pulsa dos veces el botón Home en la pantalla de bloqueo, por uno de encender la luz LED del Flash de la cámara. Es útil cuando necesitamos una linterna rápidamente y no queremos perder tiempo desbloqueando […]
              El próximo iPhone podría tener dos Flash        
    Este rumor es nuevo; según la ya famosa web Digitimes, la que casi siempre empieza rumores relacionados con acuerdos con empresas proveedoras de componentes en China y Taiwán, el próximo iPhone podría tener dos flashes en lugar de uno, como el que tiene el actual iPhone 4. La imagen de arriba, muestra una supuesta carcasa […]
              iTunes Match launches in 19 more countries, shows Latin America some love from the cloud        
    iTunes MatchOnce Apple let the iTunes Match genie out of the bottle it has actually been pretty quick to spread the love to our international friends. Australia, Canada, the UK and a host of other European nations came online last month, now a sizable chunk of Latin America (along with a few EU stragglers) are joining the party. In total, 19 new countries were added to the list this week, headlined by Central and South American nations like Argentina, Guatemala, Venezuela and Nicaragua. With a few Eastern Block countries, including Lithuania and Latvia, also being added to the list, Apple has increased the total number states where iTunes Match is available to 37. Now Apple just has to start getting a few of the Asian and African areas where the iPhone is available on board and it can officially call Match a global service. To see if your country is invited hit up the more coverage link.
              iPhone 4S arriving in Hong Kong, South Korea and a number of other locales on November 11th        
    Apple is getting ready to add a whole slew of new locations to its iPhone 4S world domination plan. Starting November 11th, the company's latest smartphone will be available in Hong Kong, South Korea and 13 additional countries, including Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, and Romania. Pre-orders for those locations (save for Albania, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malta, Montenegro and Panama) will begin on the 4th. The handset is currently available in 29 countries -- that number will increase to more than 70 by year's end. Press info can be found after the break.
              iPhone in 29 new countries; unlocked in Hong Kong        

    Our sister site Engadget reports that Apple is now offering unlocked iPhones in Hong Kong via its online store. HK$5,500 (≈ US$700) will buy you an 8GB model, HK$6,200 (≈ US$800) gets you 16GB.

    The Apple Store's terms and conditions limit sales to individuals in Hong Kong only, but who knows what the gray market will bring.

    Three Russian carriers will also begin selling unlocked iPhones on October 3, with the 8GB model selling for over US$900.

    In related news, 29 new countries will begin selling the iPhone, some today: Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey and Venezuela.

    [Via IGM.]


              Why I didn’t buy an iPhone (I got the HTC Droid Incredible instead)        
    When the first iPhone came out, I wasn’t tempted to purchase it because its price was too rich for my blood (or rather my underpaid, young reporter checkbook). I settled for a BlackBerry Pearl instead and stuck with T-mobile. When subsequent upgrades were released, I found other reasons not to take the plunge. Its network […]
              Mobile Apps and the False War of Numbers        
    Mobile app developers are waging something of an ideological flame war on the message boards where such things matter: Apple devotees tout the ubiquity of iOS-enabled iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, pointing out that because Apple’s App Store and SDK (software developers’ kit) came first, it now owns the market and like an 800-pound gorilla […]
              Comment on My review of Steven Johnson’s How We Got to Now… by Carl Schramm        
    Nice. We will work on innovation Sent from my iPhone >
               We DDoSed Godaddy using a botnet composed completely of iPhone 5s Details at http://tco/BOa6eTRc        
    2012-09-11 12:42:15 - rmogull : We DDoSed Godaddy using a botnet composed completely of iPhone 5s Details at http://tco/BOa6eTRc
               RT @rmogull: We DDoSed Godaddy using a botnet composed completely of iPhone 5s Details at http://tco/mf3NjzPf -On the web so must be true        
    2012-09-11 11:38:50 - armorguy : RT @rmogull: We DDoSed Godaddy using a botnet composed completely of iPhone 5s Details at http://tco/mf3NjzPf -On the web so must be true
              2011: The Time Is Now        
    Word on the streets is that the Class of 2011 are in their last semester. I want to refuse to believe that, but if enough people say it, it must be true right? I mean, I guess that’s what happened with the Verizon iPhone at least? One of the best things about being a senior […]
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              Blingberry        

    Lets be real.  In the world of iPhones and Androids, the Blackberry can’t compete.  From its poor picture quality to its lack of compatibility with most applications, many customers have jumped ship and moved on to bigger and better smartphone horizons.  But not me…..

    I’m what you call a nonconformist.  Also, I’m not tech-savvy or into techy gadgets, so my Blackberry is fine with me.  It accepts/makes calls, it allows me to text,  I can Twitter, Facebook, internet surf, and check email; therefore, the Blackberry is fine with me, and since my LVoe affair isn’t ending any time soon, I decided to upgrade my Blackberry with a little bling.

    Introducing my new Blingberry (Blackberry case) by Jewelry By Tiffany


    I LVoe it!  It’s blingy and the embellishments are BIG and GAUDY, making my phone extra noticeable. 

    To bling out your Blackberry, Android, or iPhone, contact Jewelry By Tiffany at  http://www.jewelry-by-tiffany.com.  Prices vary depending on phone. 

    Happy Shopping ~The Plus Size Shopaholic ~ Muah!


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              FINAL FANTASY III for iPhone: Launch Trailer (English)        

              New MacBook Air announced        
    New MacBook Air announced on 'Back to the Mac' event.

    The new MacBook Air includes a spacious Multi-Touch trackpad with a buttonless design, so you can click anywhere. The Multi-Touch trackpad also lets you pinch, swipe or rotate to adjust an image, zoom in on text or advance through a photo album. Try the four-finger swipe, swiping up or down to use Exposé and swiping left or right to switch among active applications. Or perform the new three-finger drag to move your windows from one place to another.

    FaceTime Camera.
    Hello, iPhone. (You too, iPod touch.)
    Hidden inside the wafer-thin MacBook Air display is another engineering achievement — the FaceTime camera. It’s so thin (even thinner than the camera on iPhone 4) you barely notice it, but it’s incredibly capable. Using the new FaceTime for Mac application, currently in beta, you can make FaceTime calls over Wi-Fi with anyone who has a Mac, an iPhone 4 or the new iPod touch. And the video quality is so good, you can even chat in low-light conditions.









              FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE Larger-than-Life Gallery for iOS        



    FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE Larger-than-Life Gallery

    This digital photo album is bursting at its virtual seams with ultra-high resolution FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE imagery. Watch intricate design details come to life as you expand and explore gorgeous CG and character art, discovering hidden minutiae like eye colors, clothing materials, and the brilliant luster of accessories! You won't find this collection of hi-res artwork anywhere else!

    Application includes the function to zoom your favorite image to any level for use as a calendar background.

    FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE Larger-than-Life Gallery for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

              Apple iPhone 4 Commercial        

              13 regalos para reyes        
    Pronto vienen las navidades, y con ellas los reyes magos, si no sabes que regalar...
    Aqui te doy trece ideas muy divertidas, para que puedas elegir.
    Todos ellos son gente emprendedora, a los cualos les deseo que les vaya muy bien en el 2013


    1. Para los dulzones, in vestido con caramelos de Yiddish Chuptzpah, inspiracion en Hansel y Gretel
    https://www.facebook.com/yiddish.chutzpah


    2. para los que tienen mucho Glamour, una pulsera de Lali la lia
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lalilalia/231745276926735


    3. para los que tienen un iPhone una carcasa super divertida de Mr.wonderful
    www.muymolon.com


    4. Para los "eco"un broche de maderita de Pizpireta
    http://pizpiretacomplementos.es


    5. Para los frioleros un buen Jersey de lana de Potipoti
     www.shop.potipoti.com

    6. Para los escritores un cuadernito con ilustraciones de Moniquilla
    www.moniquilla.com


    7. Para los mas atrevidos algo vintage de Vindemia Burdeos
    https://www.facebook.com/vindemia.burdeos



     8. Para los mas presumidos una sesión de fotos con Edu oliveros
    www.eduoliveros.com


    9. Para los viajeros una mochila de Nuria Jimenez
    www.lovenuriajimenez.com


    10. Para los jugetones un osito de trapo de Lele Lerele
    www.lelelerele.com

    11. Para las mas lunáticas un vestidito de lunares de Perfect Days www.perdectdaysdiary.blogspot.com.es




    12. Para los amigables un body de Mr. Bu
    www.hellomisterbu.blogspot.com.es


     13. Para los mas navideños unos natalios
    www.natalios.com
     

    Espero que hayáis sido muy buenos para poder disfrutar de alguno de estos regalos el día de reyes

              Official iPhone 4 Tech Spec        






    Official Tech Specification:-

    Size and weight
    Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
    Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
    Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
    Weight: 4.8 ounces (137 grams)

    Display
    * Retina display
    * 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
    * 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
    * 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
    * Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
    * Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

    TV and video
    * Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

    Camera, photos, and video
    * Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
    * 5-megapixel still camera
    * VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
    * Tap to focus video or still images
    * LED flash
    * Photo and video geotagging

    Sensors
    * Three-axis gyro
    * Accelerometer
    * Proximity sensor
    * Ambient light sensor

    Only list specification which different from previous model

    Full specification from Apple site:-
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
              iPhone 4 announced        






    Here not talk about OS 4 as it announced sometime ago, for new hardware iPhone 4 come with better camera with flash, front camera, higher resolution screen, thinner size, and alot others which not stated here, but finally a new design of outlook compare to previous model.


    Info from RedmondPie

    Here is what’s new in the newly announced iPhone 4.

    - Glass front and back
    - Front facing cam for video conferencing
    - 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
    - 720p HD video recording
    - 960 x 640 resolution
    - Gyroscope (3-axis)
    - Gyro + accelerometer provide 6-axis motion sensing
    - Rotation about gravity
    - Apple A4 chip
    - 32 GB of Storage
    - Dual mic suppression
    - 802.11n WiFi
    - 300 hours of standby battery time
    - 3.5-inch screen
    and more as they come…


    iPhone 4 release on June 24th launch in 5 countries(US, UK, France, Germany and Japan) and July in another 18 countries

    iOS release on June 21st

    More information from engadget or redmondpie site
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/07/steve-jobs-live-from-wwdc-2010/
    http://www.redmondpie.com/iphone-4-announced-finally-a-phone-that-beats-the-iphone-3gs/

              Finally iPhone OS 4.0 coming soon        

    Finally what I waiting for so long is coming soon to allow multitasking, change home screen wallpaper and 100+ new features




              Chaos Rings announced by Square Enix        

    New RPG announced to be release on iPhone/iPod Touch by giant game developer "Square Enix"










              Apple Tablet's 'iPad' in Press Conference        
    Apple's new product 'iPad' announced at Press Conference on 27th January 2010.


    ^Home screen view similar to iPhone


    ^AppStore for iPad





    Processor
    1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance and low-power system-on-a-chip

    Display
    9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
    1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch(ppi)
    Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

    Location
    Wi-Fi
    Digital compass
    Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
    Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

    Wireless and Cellular
    Wi-Fi model
    Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
    Wi-Fi + 3G model
    UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz)
    Data only2
    Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

    Capacity
    16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

    Size and weight
    Height:
    9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
    Width:
    7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
    Depth:
    0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
    Weight:
    1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
    1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

    Battery and Power
    Built-in 25Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
    Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music


    Official Apple's iPad link

              Commentaires sur Android n’est qu’une vulgaire copie de l’iPhone ! par le smecs        
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              Commentaires sur Android n’est qu’une vulgaire copie de l’iPhone ! par le smecs        
    Qu'est-ce qu'on s'en fout de qui copie qui? La seule chose sur laquelle on peut se baser c'est le résultat, et résultat c'est que ce que Androïd copie a Apple ils en font une merde, et ce qu'Apple a copié a Androïd c'est des bons côtés qu'ils ont amélioré... Le résultat c'est que Androïd ressemble et ressemblera toujours a de la merde, je suis désolé.
              Democoding, tools coding and coding scattering        
    Not so much post here for a while... So I'm going to just recap some of the coding work I have done so far... you will notice that It's going in lots of direction, depending on opportunities, ideas, sometimes not related to democoding at all... not really ideal when you want to release something! ;)

    So, here are some directions I have been working so far...


    C# and XNA

    I tried to work more with C#, XNA... looking for an opportunity to code a demo in C#... I even started a post about it few months ago, but leaving it in a draft state. XNA is really great, but I had some bad experience with it... I was able to use it without requiring a full install but while playing with model loading, I had a weird bug called the black model bug. Anyway, I might come back to C# for DirectX stuff... SlimDx is for example really helpful for that.

    A 4k/64k softsynth

    I have coded a synth dedicated to 4k/64k coding. Although, right now, I only have the VST and GUI fully working under Renoise.. but not yet the asm 4k player! ;)



    The main idea was to build a FM8/DX7 like synth, with exactly the same output quality (excluding some fancy stuff like the arpegiator...). The synth was developed in C# using vstnet, but must be more considered as a prototype under this language... because the asm code generated by the JIT is not really good when it comes to floating point calculation... anyway, It was really good to develop under this platform, being able to prototype the whole thing in few days (and of course, much more days to add rich GUI interaction!).

    I still have to add a sound library file manager and the importer for DX7 patch..... Yes, you have read it... my main concern is to provide as much as possible a tons of ready-to-use patches for ulrick (our musician at FRequency)... Decoding the DX7 patch is well known around the net... but the more complex part was to make it decode like the FM8 does... and that was tricky... Right now, every transform functions are in an excel spreadsheet, but I have to code it in C# now!

    You may wonder why developing the synth in C# if the main target is to code the player in x86 asm? Well, for practical reasons : I needed to quickly experiment the versatility of the sounds of this synth and I'm much more familiar with .NET winform to easily build some complex GUI. Although, I have done the whole synth with 4k limitation in mind... especially about data representation and complexity of the player routine.

    For example, for the 4k mode of this synth, waveforms are strictly restricted to only one : sin! No noise, no sawtooth, no square... what? A synth without those waveform?.... but yeah.... When I looked back at DX7 synth implem, I realized that they were using only a pure "sin"... but with the complex FM routing mechanism + the feedback on the operators, the DX7 is able to produce a large variety of sounds ranging from strings, bells, bass... to drumkits, and so on...

    I did also a couple of effects, mainly a versatile variable delay line to implement Chorus/Flanger/Reverb.

    So basically, I should end up with a synth with two modes :
    - 4k mode : only 6 oscillators per instrument, only sin oscillators, simple ADSR envelope, full FM8 like routing for operators, fixed key scaling/velocity scaling/envelope scaling. Effects per instrument/global with a minimum delay line + optional filters. and last but not least, polyphony : that's probably the thing I miss the most in 4k synth nowadays...
    - 64k mode : up to 8 oscillators per instrument, all FM8 oscillators+filters+WaveShaping+RingModulation operators, 64 steps FM8's like envelope, dynamic key scaling/velocity scaling/envelope scaling. More effects, with better quality, 2 effect //+serial line per instrument. Additional effects channel to route instrument to the same effects chain. Modulation matrix.

    The 4k mode is in fact restricting the use of the 64k mode, more at the GUI level. I'm currently targeting only the 4k mode, while designing the synth to make it ready to support 64k mode features.

    What's next? Well, finish the C# part (file manager and dx7 import) and starting the x86 asm player... I just hope to be under 700 compressed byte for the 4k player (while the 64k mode will be written in C++, with an easier limitation around 5Ko of compressed code) .... but hey, until It's not coded... It's pure speculation!.... And as you can see, the journey is far from finished! ;)

    Context modeling Compression update

    During this summer, I came back to my compression experiment I did last year... The current status is quite pending... The compressor is quite good, sometimes better than crinkler for 4k... but the prototype of the decompressor (not working, not tested....) is taking more than 100 byte than crinkler... So in the end, I know that I would be off more than 30 to 100 byte compared to crinkler... and this is not motivating me to finish the decompressor and to get it really running.

    The basic idea was to take the standard context modeling approach from Matt Mahoney (also known as PAQ compression, Matt did a fantastic job with his research, open source compressor....by the way), using dynamic neural network with an order of 8 (8 byte context history), with the same mask selection approach than crinkler + some new context filtering at the bit level... In the end, the decompressor is using the FPU to decode the whole thing... as it needs ln2() and pow2() functions... So during the summer, I though using another logistic activation function to get rid of the FPU : the standard sigmoid used in the neural network with a base 2 is 1/(1+2^-x)), so I found something similar with y = (x / (1 + |x|) + 1) /2 from David Elliot (some references here). I didn't have any computer at this time to test it, so I spent few days to put some math optimization on it, while calculating the logit function (the inverse of this logistic function).

    I came back to home very excited to test this method... but I was really disappointed... the function had a very bad impact on compression ratio by a factor of 20%, in the end, completely useless!

    If by next year, I'm not able to release anything from this.... I will put all this work open source, at least for educational purposes... someone will certainly be clever than me on this and tweak the code size down!

    SlimDx DirectX wrapper's like in C++

    Recall that for the ergon intro, I have been working with a very thin layer around DirectX to wrap enums/interfaces/structures/functions. I did that around D3D10, a bit of D3D11, and a bit of D3D9 (which was the one I used for ergon). The goal was to achieve a DirectX C# like interface in C++. While the code has been coded almost entirely manually, I was wondering If I could not generate It directly from DirectX header files...

    So for the last few days, I have been a bit working on this... I'm using boost::wave as the preprocessor library... and I have to admit that the C++ guy from boost lost their mind with templates... It's amazing how they did something simple so complex with templates... I wanted to use this under a C++/Cli managed .NET extension to ease my development in C#, but I end up with a template error at link stage... an incredible error with a line full of concatenated template, even freezing visual studio when I wanted to see the errors in the error list!

    Template are really nice, when they are used not too intensively... but when everything is templatized in your code, It's becoming very hard to use fluently a library and It's sometimes impossible to understand the template error, when this error is more than 100 lines full of cascading template types!

    Anyway, I was able to plug this boost::wave in a native dll, and calling it from a C# library... next step is to see how much I can get from DirectX header files to extract a form of IDL (Interface Definition Language). If I cannot get something relevant in the next week, I might postpone this task when I won't have anything more important to do! The good thing is for example for D3D11 headers, you can see that those files were auto-generated from a mysterious... d3d11.idl file...used internally at Microsoft (although It would have been easier to get directly this file!)... so It means that the whole header is quite easy to parse, as the syntax is quite systematic.

    Ok, this is probably not linked to intros... or probably only for 64k.... and I'm not sure I will be able to finish it (much like rmasm)... And this kind of work is keeping me away from directly working with DirectX, experimenting rendering techniques and so on... Well, I have to admit also that I have been more attracted for the past few years to do some tools to enhance coding productivity (not necessary only mine)... I don't like to do too much things manually.... so everytime there is an opportunity to automatize a process, I can't refrain me to make it automatic! :D


    AsmHighlighter and NShader next update

    Following my bad appetite for tools, I need to make some update to AsmHighlighter and NShader, to add some missing keywords, patch a bug, support for new VS2010 version... whatever... When you release this kind of open source project, well, you have to maintain them, even if you don't use them too much... because other people are using them, and are asking for improvements... that's the other side of the picture...

    So because I have to maintain those 2 projects, and they are in fact sharing logically more than 95% of the same code, I have decided to merge them into a single one... that will be available soon under codeplex as well. That will be easier to maintain, ending with only one project to update.


    The main features people are asking is to be able to add some keywords easily and to map file extensions to the syntax highlighting system... So I'm going to generalize the design of the two project to make them more configurable... hopefully, this will cover the main features request...

    An application for Windows Phone 7... meh?

    Yep... I have to admit that I'm really excited by the upcoming Windows Phone 7 metro interface... I'm quite fed up with my iPhone look and feel... and because the development environment is so easy with C#, I have decided to code an application for it. I'm starting with a chromatic tuner for guitar/piano/violins...etc. and it's working quite well, even if I was able to test it only under the emulator. While developing this application, I have learned some cool things about pitch detection algorithm and so on...

    I hope to finish the application around september, and to be able to test it with a real hardware when WP7 will be offcialy launched... and before puting this application on the windows marketplace.

    If this is working well, I would study to develop other applications, like porting the softsynth I did in C# to this platform... We will see... and definitely, this last part is completely unrelated to democoding!


    What's next?

    Well, I have to prioritize my work for the next months:
    1. Merge AsmHighlighter and NShader into a single project.
    2. Play a bit for one week with DirectX headers to see if I could extract some IDL's like information
    3. Finish the 4k mode of the softsynth... and develop the x86 asm player
    4. Finish the WP7 application
    I still have also an article to write about ergon's making of, not much to say about it, but It could be interesting to write down on a paper those things....

    I need also to work on some new directX effects... I have played a bit with hardware instantiating, compute shaders (with a raymarching with global illumination for a 4k procedural compo that didn't make it to BP2010, because the results were not enough impressive, and too slow to calculate...)... I would really want to explore more about SSAO things with plain polygons... but I didn't take time for that... so yep, practicing more graphics coding should be on my top list... instead of all those time consuming and - sometimes useful - tools!
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    I measure my life in a minute. 60 seconds.

    It's the time it takes for me to warm up the day-old coffee dregs in the carafe in the microwave. The time it takes for it to be drinkable. Hot but not too hot. The perfect complement to the early-morning snack on the laminate counters.

    A minute doesn't seem that long. As we get ready for school, just one minute turns into five and we're soon hustling out the door trying to get in the drop-off line before traffic backs up on the street.

    But in those early morning hours before I run, the 60 seconds seems to stretch. To drag. I can fill them with a trip to the bathroom or get dressed. I can put almond butter on a banana with such perfection and still tap my toe as I wait for the timer to tick down.

    I watch the green digital numbers blip. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. And then there's a quick panic as I press stop. For that minute, it cannot end with a bell or a ding or any kind of alarm. Because it's that minute, the quiet minute, that lets me keep the sense of peace.

    The idea.

    The rouse.

    Stopping that microwave allows me to continue on with that early-morning ritual quietly, in the shadow of the moonlight that comes in through the kitchen windows that desperately need covering. I can eat my snack, drink my coffee, read the news on my iPhone guilt-free. I can head out the door for a run - 6, 8, 10 miles these days - and believe that it is only me.

    The family, sleeping above the ceiling, lays unaware. Of me. My effort to slip out the door. The open microwave door.
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    Heeeej!!

    O herregud... det var ett jävla tag sen nu. Har hänt en del saker under tiden jag inte har bloggat kan man väl säga. skolan har blrjar, jag har fått en ny lur och jag har glömt hur man gör detta?! Har inget speciellt o blogga om idag, men hade lust att uppdatera. Som jag sa så har skolan börjar och den kommer ta all min tid och energi. Jag börjar klockan 8.10 nästan alla dagar och sluta runt 15.30. Så när jag kommer hem sen så gör jag inte mycket mer än att äta och sova.
    Idag är det lördag och om cirkus en timme ska jag åka och rida! Vi ska rida ut idag, och det är perfekt väder för det. Sedan så ska jag och familjen någonstans...haha!
    Som jag skrev så har jag en ny telefon. En Samsung galaxy s6. Älskar den!! Så för hoppningsvis blir det mer bloggande då den här telefonen är en aning bättre än min iphone 4 som jag hade förut!!
    Om 12 dagar åker jag till Turkiet!! Jag längtar såååååå mycket, eftersom det har blivit kallt i Sverige nu! Kommer verkligen leva livet under tiden jag är där! !

    Nu ska jag byta om till ridkläder och åka, så vi hörs när vi ses... hej så länge:)
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