Wednesday, July 8th, 2009, (1:29 am)
SOMETHING FOR YOU iPHONE USERS
If you’re an iPhone user then you’ve probably already got all kinds of apps that do things you love to show off. So how about adding the BEFORE i FORGET iPhone app that delivers this blog directly to your iPhone. It’s FREE and you can download it here.
My friend Andy (otherwise known as ‘Orange Andy’) started a company that design and develop iPhone apps. The company is called ‘eXpLoDiNg PHONE‘ and Andy is already enjoying quite some success with it, working with various companies including the likes of clothing giant Burberry.
A few weeks ago Andy asked me if he could create an iPhone app themed around ‘BEFORE i FORGET.’ He wanted to do this in part because he reads my blog and in part as an test version of an RSS driven iPhone application.
The app reads the RSS feed of my blog and imports the posts into the application so that you can read the posts and see the pictures from within the application on the iPhone.
“If other people want the same done for their blog then we can do that for a really reasonable fee. It raises the profile of the blog in a way and gives readers another avenue through which to enjoy the posts.” Says Andy.
I’m not an iPhone user myself but sometimes there are applications that tempt me to get one. One such application was actually created by Andy. JamCam gave iPhone users live access to over 1200 traffic cameras up and down England’s motorway and main road network. JamCam is being updated and will soon be available again on the iTunes App store where it is sure to once more be a favorite among UK iPhone users.
If you download the ‘BEFORE i FORGET’ iPhone app and have any feedback, suggestions, or comments, then feel free to leave those in the comments section below. I expect Andy will be watching those comments closely. Also, if you would like to talk to an English speaking iPhone app developer then contact Andy at the eXpLoDiNg PHONE website.
You can download ‘Before i Forget’ for iPhone for FREE here or search for it on the iTunes app store.
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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009, (8:00 am)
I really enjoy Alex Chadwick’s ongoing series ‘Interviews 50c.’ In the video below Chadwick meets Mishke in Telluride, Colorado, who is proud to be ranked the 916th best pinball player in the world.
Mishke is quite the character, with crazy hair and a love of “fighting gravity” he tells Chadwick that he doesn’t participate much, which is why he is so pleased with being ranked in the World Pinball Player Rankings. Since giving the interview his rating has fallen and he is now currently ranked 1636th, however I don’t think “just Mishke” will mind too much.
Walking the walk
Well dressed wisdom
Crazy in love
Married five times
(Older) Interviews 50c
Saturday, July 4th, 2009, (8:00 am)
It’s the fourth of July and I feel like celebrating America today, not because I want to celebrate America so much as I want to celebrate my America — that is to say the reasons why the United States hold a special place in my heart. If you’re one of my American friends then read on, because this has something to do with you!
Unfortunately I won’t be making my usual summer trip to the States this year, and today I am reminded of how much I enjoy being there and how much I’m missing it right now.
I love America, I think I have loved America since I was a young boy watching CHiPs on TV and dreaming of becoming a California Highway Patrol motorcycle cop. Anytime I’m in a plane that touches down in the States I feel like I’ve come home. Whenever I leave America I long to return, and while I might not love the political swagger and arrogance of the country those things don’t alter the deep connection I have with the ‘land of the free.’
I’m lucky enough to know a great deal of truly wonderful Americans, some of whom I count among my closest friends. They have opened their homes to me, shared their lives with me, allowing me to experience America on a deeply personal level far outside of the bounds of any tourist book.
My America consists of the people who populate it, that is to say the people whom I know. From the winding roads of Boston’s North Shores, to the awesome landscape of the Pacific Northwest, throughout California, Texas and into the deep south, I am lucky enough to know people from very different parts of the country, all of whom have added color not only to their country, but also to me.
So today, as my American friends celebrate Independence day, perhaps you will forgive me this moment where I celebrate them; their friendship, their generosity, their diversity, and the continuing contribution they make in the life of their far away friend, me.
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