Everything tagged with #technology
QR codes have slowly been gaining popularity in the past year. I had often seen QR codes on signs that had a creative element to them such as a logo in the middle and I wondered how they did it. Very easily, actually.
I'm putting together an exit strategy for Facebook. I love the fact that I'm contact with smart, fun people that I rarely get to see. Unfortunately, the constant privacy concerns are...concerning me. I tried Twitter for many months, but the 140 character limit really gets to me sometimes. And I have been unable to get TweetDeck truly integrated into my weekly routine, so Twitter has fallen by the wayside. I tried Tumblr, which I ay still fall back on, but it updates Facebook in an odd way.Â So now I'm trying Posterous.
I've been steadily making changes to the site. This weekend I had some time to really go to town. It seems like I really didn't do all that much - I don't know where the time goes when I program. I suppose it's because I use my own site as a test ground for changes, so when I work on something, I may spend hours going down a path that I realize was not the right way to go. I chalk it all up to learning experiences.
You can expect to start seeing some entries on really cool iPhone apps. The latest and greatest one is Jott (http://jott.com). It's a lot more than an iPhone app, but that's how I discovered it.
So...this morning I stood in line again for an iPhone. Am I being masochistic? Do I really not have anything better to do with my time?
Today was the big day: the release of the iPhone 3G. We had a multi-tiered plan - I was going to check out the Apple Store near my house at 7am, Sara was going to check out the AT&T store nearest her, and her friend Morgan was going to check out the Union Square AT&T store. Whoever had the shortest line would grab a spot and we would all meet there.
The Union Square store won - although the Apple store near my house looked like the most fun. The people in line had giddy faces, there was a camera crew, and the windows of the store were covered in black fabric.
All in all, childhood is not something I want to experience all over again. I didn't like the general helplessness, lack of knowledge, the clashes with authority - and of course, the waiting. The endless waiting for...say, The Return of the Jedi to come out. I think I was in a 2-3 years depression as a small child knowing that Han Solo was frozen, Luke was missing a hand, and the Empire was still on the march. I don't think kids in general are good at waiting. Well now I get to relive all that waiting again. WILL THE IPHONE 3G JUST HURRY UP AND COME OUT ALREADY!?
The new blog has been up a while. There's still no progress on moving over all the old content to the new site. It's feeling like a herculean task right now. And I found a few hiccups.
How many years have I had my old site? I think it's been at least 8 years. It's been time for an overhaul for a while now, but the task was much bigger than I could have imagined. I did a quick page count of my site and found several hundred pages that had to be migrated. Some of them I could migrate automatically, but the vast majority would have to be ported over by hand.