Twitter Posts for the week of 2010-01-30

  • pretty awesome when the price of the Vizio 37" LCD I just bought last night went up by $150 + shipping this morning. #
  • @nogrrlsallowed oh I know, this is the first time it's ever worked out in my favour. in reply to nogrrlsallowed #
  • @rememberthemilk any word on getting support for the 14244305 version of Gmail? in reply to rememberthemilk #
  • Emilia on the attack…talk to the paw! #
  • "Taking Time to Explore Bordeaux’s Other Side" — NYT looking at affordable Bordeaux's. Try the Saint Emilion 2007! #
  • "10 Updated Colloquialisms for the Modern Age" — Wired #
  • just did a clean install of Windows 7 Pro, and I must say — I'm shocked how few desktop apps I use these days. #
  • if the $1,000 price point (w/o Verizon/AT&T 3G contract) is correct for the Apple Tablet then this thing will flop. It's just a laptop then #
  • @tylercrosby Yeah, and do you really want a touch screen keyboard for all your long emails/papers? No way. Need a real keyboard. in reply to tylercrosby #
  • @TomChau Yes, yes it was. What's next? Mafia Wars? in reply to TomChau #
  • @tylercrosby it'll be a cute toy… but it won't be a laptop replacement, but at $1,000 that's where it's priced. in reply to tylercrosby #
  • Any Excel 2003 VBA wizards out there? I need to select/activate the entire row based on the current cell I'm in. Ideas? #
  • to clarify my #Excel request — I need to select the entire row based on a relative cell value. #
  • so far the iPad is not impressive. It's just a giant iPhone. #
  • me thinks the iPad will be another Apple TV …. i.e. iFailure. #
  • RT @platinumforests: Ew, #iPad. Not half as efficient as a laptop and not half as portable as an iPhone. Boo. #
  • @dremin wow, you are drinking the koolaid aren't you? ..holy crap. Calm down there killer. We know how popular e-readers have been so f ar. in reply to dremin #
  • @dremin until they mention a price (my guess is at least $700) I'm not even slightly impressed. No way this replaces a real laptop in reply to dremin #
  • ouch … $630 if you want the cheapest iPad with 3G capabilities …um no. No thanks. #
  • conclusion — for $630, $730, and $830 …you get an oversized iPhone with a slightly cheaper (but still crappy) AT&T data connection #
  • @edythemighty very pricey. Not as useful as a laptop, and not as portable as an iPhone. in reply to edythemighty #
  • @xstex oh do enlighten the rest of us then in reply to xstex #
  • @xstex yes, and based on the facts we've now seen … it's a giant iPhone. Less function than a laptop, less mobile than an iPhone too. Fail in reply to xstex #
  • @xstex eh, screen size is too small. still no multi tasking, no notifications, no Flash (I mean, really?) in reply to xstex #
  • maybe I'm just a bad person, but the guy on the iPad video just looks and sounds like such a douche. #
  • @xstex same here — I was far more interested in seeing the iPhone OS 4.0 than this stupid iPad thing. in reply to xstex #
  • @swichi293 you mean except like Delicious Library? It looks like iBooks stole the shelf idea directly from them. in reply to swichi293 #
  • @SteveStreza such as? notification changes? multitasking? in reply to SteveStreza #
  • @Switched entirely underwhelmed. No multitasking is a joke. no flash, no camera, no Flash in the browser, no notifications in reply to Switched #
  • The #iPad is a joke. Anyone who buys the 1st gen is a moron. 16GB? Joke. No Flash? Joke. No camera? Joke. No multitasking? Joke. No Thanks. #
  • @jmcavalieri I bet the processor isn't compatible. I like the idea though! in reply to jmcavalieri #
  • @ecoando @hoffnasty9 I bet the processor could handle it speed-wise without much trouble. Not the fastest thing ever, but livable I bet. in reply to ecoando #
  • RT @TechCrunch: Think the iBooks app Looks Familiar? You’re Not The Only One. See who Apple stole it from. #
  • @nuevasync seem to be having Google Calendar issues all of a sudden. Control panel says it can't get my calendar list. Any ideas? #
  • was hoping all this Apple kool-aid drinking crap would be over with by now… #
  • @nuevasync still getting "Calendar Selection
    There was an error accessing your calendar list!" after re-authorizing. in reply to nuevasync #
  • @nuevasync re-requested auth … still not working though. in reply to nuevasync #
  • @nuevasync thanks for your help …I'll wait and see how things go tomorrow. in reply to nuevasync #
  • RT @BreakingNews: Jury finds Scott Roeder guilty of 1st degree murder of abortion doctor George Tiller. Good, Got exactly what he deserved #
  • @nuevasync any idea on when this Google Calendar issue will be fixed? It's been 2 days now. #
  • @googlecalendar do you have any known issues with the gCal API right now? I haven't been able to access my account for 2 days now. #
  • @googlecalendar getting a "server error" on Google Sync when I try to change my sync'd calendars as well. Also for 2 days now. #
  • "Super Bowl ad from gay dating site rejected by CBS" @CBS = homophobic and discriminatory. Shameful and pathetic CBS #
  • @shadyproject absolutely shameful and pathetic. I'd expect this bulls**t out of Fox, not CBS. in reply to shadyproject #
  • @nuevasync Thank you! in reply to nuevasync #

iPad = iFailure

It’s really really rough right now, but maybe in a generation or 3 it’ll be worth buying.
Obvious shortcomings:

  • 16GB of memory (on the base unit)
  • Still no Flash in the browser
  • No camera
  • Still no multitasking
  • No SD card slot (no expandable storage)
  • No replaceable battery
  • It’s almost 2x the price of some netbooks today

It’s just a glorified iPhone right now. It’s needs a generation or 3 to mature into something worthwhile. It’s no netbook killer, that’s for damn sure.

Twitter Posts for the week of 2010-01-23

Twitter Posts for the week of 2010-01-17

  • Basically the worst way to wake up: bleeding from both sides of your nose ….and it also happens to be a Monday morning. #
  • RT @BreakingNews: U.S. Supreme Court blocks television broadcast of trial on California's gay marriage ban – AP . …wtf? Why? #
  • A Peek Into Netflix Queues by geography. Check out Park Slope… *sigh* #
  • "The Americanization of Mental Illness" – …VERY interesting read. #
  • I dare someone to give me a SANE and NON-religious reason as to why same sex marriage should not be allowed. I'm waiting…take your time. #
  • Thank god for the upcoming long weekend. #

Twitter Posts for the week of 2010-01-10

  • Hipster in front of me at the bank just deposited $1,519.02 …is the 2 cents really necessary? #
  • RT @gruber: Big diff between Google and Apple: Google gives attending press a free Nexus One phone. …so very true. #
  • Time to find out how much it'll cost me to cancel my iPhone contract… Nexus One on Verizon in "Spring 2010" ? …yes please. #
  • @stoweboyd they use @rememberthemilk actually. in reply to stoweboyd #
  • Check Out Google's Other New Phone: The F**k-You-iPhone #
  • — John Oliver Searches for Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly's Good Old Days #
  • "Why It's Better To Pretend You Don't Know Anything About Computers" #
  • @rememberthemilk trouble syncing the iPhone app all of a sudden (most recent version of the app). It just hangs and hands… any ideas? #
  • @rememberthemilk it's working now magically enough 🙂 I was over wifi previously in reply to rememberthemilk #
  • $50 for 2 years of the New Yorker? …yes please! #
  • …a candle light picnic #

Twitter Posts for the week of 2010-01-03

  • Ok. I'm tired of this. #
  • definitely looking forward to getting home…waiting at the airport. Security wasn't any higher than last week. *shrugs* #
  • @aliciamk oh wow…thanks for that laugh. Good 'ol crazy pants Fox. in reply to aliciamk #
  • You win this round weather man. *shakes fist* It is indeed windy as hell today. #
  • Random iPhone v3.x.x bug: the #2 key on the keyboard stops working randomly. Annoying as hell. Can't unlock phone. Have to soft restart. #