Blogging and TwitterFeed

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I promise this will be the last blog entry for the night.

I’m running into a small problem with TwitterFeed.  I love the TwitterFeed service, but for some odd reason I run into problems with TwitterFeed sending my blogs to Facebook.  I have the same feed sent to both Twitter and Facebook.  My blog will post to Twitter just fine, but for some reason, it either takes facebook hours to post or it won’t post at all and I have to re-authenticate TwitterFeed with facebook.  Are any of you having this problem?  Please comment if you know what’s going on or if there’s something I’m missing.

WordPress for iPhone

Well I’m finally able to sit down and try WordPress for the iPhone. So far, I’m pretty impressed.

I’m happy it has full landscape support. I’m glad you can do some pretty advanced features like upload a photo with a post.

Right now, the only thing I wish is that I could attach a keyboard to the iPhone to make blogging easier! :).

What do you think about WordPress for the iPhone or the BlackBerry? Feel free to leave a comment.

Will You Buy an iPad?

I’m just taking a general poll to see where people stand on the iPad.  The poll closes a week from now.  Have fun and Thank you!

Will The Taurus Live?

1999 Ford Taurus
The Taurus

Hello everyone.  This will be my first real blog from WordPress!  So far I’m really enjoying my WordPress experience.  Anyway, that’s not what this post is all about.  😀

Anyway, I’m blogging about my cousin’s car.  I hope he doesn’t have a transmission problem.  :/  As I’ve blogged about on my other site, LittlePoopMachine, his car was having brake and accelerator issues.

As we were exiting the freeway and coming to a stop, the car jerked a little bit.  Now that’s nothing new as of a couple days ago, but the acceleration was a different story.  As we turned off the offramp and onto our road, the car jerked heavily as my cousin accelerated.  It felt like the car’s brakes weren’t disengaging.  I have a fair knowledge of vehicles and can identify small problems and whatnot, but when it comes to big stuff like this, it could be anything.

I just hope it’s not the transmission or gears.  We’ll have to wait until to tomorrow and see.  We dropped his car off at the shop and the mechanic said they’d look at it in the morning.  We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

iPad Impressions (Reposted)

Hi Everyone!  I’m reposting this because I’m testing WordPress.

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog!  Thank you for tuning in. 🙂  As most of the tech world settles down from all the iPad excitement, I thought I’d share my impressions of the iPad.  I’m very pleased with some things about it and others…well…maybe in the next iPad revision.

First off: The hardware.  I’m very excited to see what Apple’s new A4 chip powering the GPU/CPU will do and will we see it in the next iPhone?  I’m not that much of a chip expert, but Apple I’m sure will prevail with this chip.  Apple has also allowed background customizations of the home screens.  While I’m mostly indifferent, it is nice to see a picture in the background instead of a boring black screen.

Speaking of screens, how about that 9.7” LED screen?  It’s sharp and very crisp in color.  Sure, it’s not OLED but maybe we’ll see it in the next revision.

What matters most to me is connectivity.  I’m very glad to see you can add a 3G modem into the iPad.  I spend a lot of time traveling and can spend up to six hours in a car.  It would be nice to be able to check emails while on the go.  Some people might ask me, “But you have an iPhone, why not just use that to check your email?”  Simple answer: Larger screen.  The onscreen keyboard is twice the size of the iPhone’s keyboard and I have big fingers so it would make composing longer emails much easier.  Also, I have a visual impairment.  I would like to see my emails on a larger screen than on my iPhone.  Oh before I forget to mention, the iPad 3G+WiFi model not only supports 850/900/2100 HSDPA 3G connectivity but also possess GSM/EDGE 800/9001800/1900 MHz connectivity as well!  I didn’t realize this at first until browsing the Tech Specs for the iPad on Apple’s website.

I’m also happy to see the iPad unlocked, but happy that it is compatible with AT&T.  I know many iPhone users were hoping for a Verizon iPhone this year, but AT&T has treated me very well over the past two and a half years and I see no reason to switch to another provider.

The design is typical Apple:  Sleek without intruding buttons to get in the way of your iPad experience.  The ease of use of the Safari web browser, switching to and from portrait-landscape orientations and vice versa are seamless and close to flawless.

I may sound like an Apple/AT&T fanboy but I already have some improvements for the iPad.

First and foremost: Multitasking.  This is something I would really love to have without jailbreaking my iDevices.  I even have some ideas of how to implement some basic multitasking features like being able to respond to a SMS message without leaving any apps that you’re in.  I’ll share those ideas in another entry later.  I wouldn’t mind being able to use WunderRadio while I’m in Beejive either.

Where’s the camera?  It’s not there.  The camera is not a big deal for me nor is it a deal breaker, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a camera implemented in the next revision.

I think Apple is on the right track with the iPad and it could easily be a supplemental project to a laptop or smartphone, but like anything new, there will need to be a lot of work put into the next revision.  As Apple has demonstrated though, we will see a mature product in due time.  We, as consumers, need to exercise patience.  It will get better.  🙂

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