Wishing Stars a location based scavenger hunt on the iPhone you play at the theme parks.

Well this is pretty fucking fantastic.

Since Mark doesn't speak English, I do alternate readings of books for him. So this little piece that Merlin writes is like coming in from playing touch football to watch a real game on TV. So good.

"I'm Quite Taken With This Image"

Me too.

Stuff of note while drinking my coffee this morning.

Josh Cagan is a funny guy, you can follow him on Twitter here. He co-wrote a movie called Bandslam that was marketed very poorly, but apparently (80% on Rotten Tomatoes) the reviews are pretty good. More on the lack of marketing can be read about here.

I guess the SXSW panels proposals are up today for voting. I don't go to SXSW anymore, but if I did I'd totally go to this one by Myles Grant. I forgot how much SXSW recharges the batteries. I definitely need a recharge these days.

John Gruber talks more about Android and iPhone. I've talked quite a bit about this subject with many friends over beer and coffee and in between meetings. Everyone seems pretty excited to discuss how Apple created this gigantic, seemingly unscalable mountain, and how even the most well funded attempts have fallen so very, very short. It's kind of amazing. It's even driven me to open up XCode for the first time in four months.

I'm the sort of person who is constantly looking for threads and patterns between seemingly unrelated subjects. I think these are all quite related.

Did you hear about that $599 all-you-can-jet, Jet Blue promotion? Well now you have.

And here is a trip someone is going to document.

I cannot turn down a happy song with a fast beat. A few years ago Catbird Records released an album from a band called Hemstad who were from Sweden. It was so good! And then they sold out. The album, that is, I don't know what happened to the band. (What happened to the band?)

Well, the CD is back on sale so get it.

The Longest Way 1.0 is another worthwhile time-lapse photo thing. [via justin].

I had switched to a Google G1 "Dream" phone for a month. I felt like writing about it.

I give up. I thought it'd be fun to see what life was like on a different platform but I think I've seen more than enough on this hardware. The device is definitely too slow to get anything done and I have found myself not going to the phone when in a situation where I used to check my mail and catch up on Twitter. I stood in line at the ATM and just didn't bother.


I have switched to a Google G1 "Dream" phone for a month. I feel like writing about it.

My friend Omar pointed me to an excellent review of the iPhone and Android keyboards side-by-side. It's a great examination of the differences and the conclusion is spot on.


I have switched to a Google G1 "Dream" phone for a month. I feel like writing about it.

One thing I didn't anticipate having with the G1 and Android was the ability to run arbitrary applications in the background. The iPhone runs a few select applications behind the scenes: email silently synchronizes, your calendars and contacts can synchronize with Mobile Me, and of course there's the new feature in 3.0 that allows applications to push data to your phone in the form of alerts. Really good stuff, but it would be nice if some of my most used iPhone applications didn't have to unpack their previous state every time I switched to the app.