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- IE6 Must Die.
I feel like IE6 sometimes is that villain in a really poorly written action movie. You know, the one who has no place really being a villain, can’t do anything right, has no overwhelming brute strength, has no secret death ray and can be defeated by a child. IE6 is the villain for a lot [...]
Sometimes our Gov’t has been ectremely intelligent and creative in how it plans backbones of our daily lives, some times they are not. The Interstates project that Eisenhower was such a big proponent of is one example of the brilliance of logistics in Government, the Zip Code system is another pretty neat one. Here is [...]
- Yahoo! Media Player.
The other day I came across Yahoo! Media Player. It’s a very simple way to build in a player to any website. It picks up any link to an mp3 on your page and throws it in the player, as well as sticks a play button next to the link. Most of the web development [...]
- Google Gears.
So I officially back Google Gears. It took me a while to ponder if I really supported this whole thing, and to really figure out how it can be deployed across the internets, but I’m in completely now. It’s funny how a few months ago everyone thought the future of the web was to keep [...]
- I’m A PC, But I Was Made On A Mac.
This one is just pure unadulterated bliss. Computerworld reports: Computerworld Several digital images that Microsoft Corp. has posted on its Web site to trumpet its new “I’m a PC” advertising campaign were actually created on Macs, according to the files’ originating-software stamp. Four of the images that Microsoft made available on its PressPass site today [...]
- Chargers Sign Lance Armstrong.
So I am one of those twittering people, and as I have discussed with most of my close friends, I don’t really “get it” either. But I do it, and every once in a while I sure am glad I am. Yesterday was one of those days. This was why.
- The Good News.
So I have been absent from this little blog as of late, and rally there is no good excuse why. I’m busy working as usual, but I definitely could have spent some more quality time with good ole rpj.com. So where has my time been spent, you ask? Trying to solve the ever evolving issue [...]
- AT&T Sends Me A Text.
So I got a text message yesterday from AT&T, which was pretty interesting. As a lot of people know the iPhone 3G is getting some flack over the issues with 3G. I’m the kind that doesn’t care a ton, I just turn 3G off if it’s reception is low places, but I guess it should [...]
- Oh, The Dreamers.
This guy (Mark Shuttleworth) needs a reality check. Your target market isn’t Apple’s; Ordinary users aren’t where your market potential is. The Register That dream? To produce a desktop more beautiful to ordinary users than legions of Apple programmers supping on the milk of chief exec Steve Jobs’ alleged brilliance are capable of producing.
Exactly a week from today P is for Panda will be having a little get together in the ATL to officially launch the label side of the Panda (I think this also will be one of the first places you can see the new line of Panda shirts, which I am still slacking on contributing [...]
I was graciously included on the Dropbox Beta team. Dropbox is a pretty great idea that helps you keep all your files in sync across multiple computers. It has a similiar use to the iDisk function that .Mac users would be familiar with, only it is more focused with keeping the files locally and then [...]
- Firefox 3.
Does anyone understand why the version of Firefox 3 is “184.108.40.206″? Mozilla, if you are calling it Firefox 3, make the version 3.X.X., thank you. EDIT: Answer, because Mozilla decided to direct me to the Firefox 2 download. Because their servers were probably on fire or something? That was awesome. Step your game up! So [...]
- Why John Mayer Is One Of My Favourite People On Earth.
Things like this: JM Takeover Of Gizmodo Liveblog Hey guys, John Mayer here. Are you guys excited? I’ve just commandeered the computer of my good friend, Jason Chen, who is also very very handsome. That means a lot coming from a guy like me. My other friend, Moby, is also here. Have you guys seen [...]
- In Case You Were Concerned.
I am in Sacramento, CA, at the airport, wondering why no one uses Bonjour when they are on free open networks. Let’s examine that. How fun would it be to see 30 people randomly pop up on your Bonjour list in iChat and randomly IM you. Aside from the fact that it could be that [...]
- Brand Tags.
From the world of “Weird things on the internet you aren’t sure what to do with”, comes Brand Tags. It’s an interesting sort of social interaction experiment I guess? Isn’t that what all of these sort of things are supposed to be? Anyway, it’s pretty fun for killing a few minutes. My personal favourite word [...]
- Twitter Has Taken Over My Blog.
So I have noticed now that I Twitter, and now that I added Twitter Tools to my blog, my daily digest posts of my daily Tweets are taking over my blog. It’s kind of lame actually, to me at least. I really wish I could have Twitter Tools do a weekly digest, so my blog [...]
I sat down tonight to watch the first episode of the new season of This American Life. TAL is a program about people and their stories, it first aired as a radio program on public radio (which is where the sometimes infamous parrot story originated) and last year was turned into a television show by [...]
- AT&T Hotspots, Free For iPhone.
AT&T just opened up all their hotspots in the US to iPhone users. B&N, The ‘bucks and more, now free. You might remember a while back they gave free service to anyone who has their internet service, and pledged to open it up to mobile as well. They have finally done that latter. I am [...]
- I Don’t Know What This Is.
However it’s fairly cool. Oh, it is this. I believe what it does is take people’s Twitter’s from all over and randomly pulls in ones that use certain words in them. I still don’t know “what” Twitter is, but if I ever find out, I might think this is really amazing or something. This might [...]
- FOB Live iPhone Wallpaper.
I had a random moment of FOB fanboy-ism and combined it with my constant Apple fanboy-ism and made a little iPhone wallpaper. I’m a dork, no need to rub it in. Of course this is obviously based off their new “Live In Phoenix” CD/DVD art, which came out a few weeks back, and is surprisingly [...]
- Twitter Wars.
So I was thinking about my recent adoption of twitter, along with Chad Pearson’s recent adoption of putting peoples names in his iChat status message, and I realised we could create some sort of uniquely annoying war. We could just randomly post untrue silly things about people (as @ them) and just create an amazingly [...]
- One Nation Under Banksy.
Banksy is back at his usual games across the pond. This time he is taking on the big-brother like CCTV that watches over all of London. The Daily Mail gives you the full story on how he set up scaffolding and tarps to pull this large piece off, all right under the watchful lens of [...]
- So This Is Twitter.
Okay, I know I should know this, I know I should be using it, and I know I should have been on this train like months ago. Regardless, Chad Pearson has convinced me to give it a go, and I am officially Twitter’ing. For the record, I still have no idea what this all means. [...]
- iPhone Optimized.
A few months back I made the switch to an iPhone optimized admin version of WordPress, so my Mobile posting would be easier. A few weeks back I added an iPhone version (basically just a stylesheet) of this entire blog you are reading. Those of you on iPhone’s already noticed the last one, unfortunately no [...]
- Apple Is Awesome.
Recently Microsoft and Universal joint venture MSNBC.com ran an article it probably had to make a few calls about whether or not it should be published. The article basically said that Apple is one of the strongest, hippest brands and that Microsoft is boring and out-dated. Tell you something you didn’t know? I know, it’s [...]
- Sweded Tron.
First I should probably explain what “Swedeing” a movie is for those out there who aren’t familiar with the term. It all comes from Michel Gondry’s film “Be Kind Rewind” which is about a couple guys in a rental store who find themselves with a store full of erased tapes (that they caused). They decide [...]
- 132.5 Years Of Free Internet.
So Kyle recently informed me, and then the world (via blogdom) about Charter’s “Internet For Life” auction. You can read his thoughts at his blog, they are not kind to Charter, nor the people bidding. If you dig into the rules about said contest, you find fun tidbits like; if Charter sells their service after [...]
- Random Recs 3.22.08
Solea – Finally We Are Nowhere – Texas Is The Reason recorded one of the most perfect albums ever, Garret Klahn can do no wrong. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Possess Your Heart (Single) – I started listening to this “single” and the vocals didn’t come in till the 4 minute mark, Death [...]
I came across this lovely blog the other day, which makes fun of all the very apparent photoshop jobs done in marketing. This is the kind of stuff I thought only my friends and I geeked out over, well this stuff and fonts, and Rachel Bilson, who coincidentally is featured in a post at the [...]
- Reason #549607 Why I Love Google.
- 1 Sign You Shouldn’t Hire This Guy.
So a few weeks back this was posted on the internet and has made its rounds, it has become pretty popular not because what the guy is saying is right (or necessarily wrong), but because of how he says it and how offensive he tries to be. When it comes to people who work on [...]
- The Steve.
Someone had way too much time on their hands, but for that I am thankful.
- SEO v LOL.
SEO, means Search Engine Optimization. Every competent web person is usually savvy with this term, and will tell you what you can do to increase the likelihood that someone finds you on the internet (or better yet, how you can pay them to optimize your page). Then there is the famous “Google Algorithm” and how [...]
- The Making Of (A) Champion.
I am a pretty big nerd when it comes to typography, or for the non Graphic Designers of you, the world of fonts. I abide by the somewhat common belief that any designer can get by on about 6 fonts in their life, 6 fonts is pretty much just about what I’ve used to complete [...]
- Reason #239781 Why I Love Google.
Today Google gave all homeless persons in San Francisco a free phone number and voicemail. I have always been a pretty big supporter of Mayor Gavin Newsom (even with that whole affair scandal, he handled it pretty well) and the strides “The City” (On the west coast, this means San Francisco) has made as of [...]
- Apple Users v. The World.
I’ve been an Apple user for 20+ years, dating back to a Christmas morning in the 80′s where we woke up to a green glow in the living room. It’s been a bumpy road for those years filled with family members becoming Windows users, Apple allowing clone Macs, the ongoing battle trying to convince everyone [...]
- Tech Logos Evolved.
Pretty interesting look at the evolution of some of the more popular Tech companies. I still am not much of a fan of the Google logo, but I absolutely love the old logos of what was to become IBM.
- HDR Imagery.
Photography has always tried to capture reality, or show us an alternate view of reality, but in many situations it just doesn’t do justice to the real thing. Now digital photography has brought us HDR. Photo courtesy of Stuck In Customs High Dynamic Range In computer graphics and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is [...]
- 2008: A Space Origami.
Japan has found the replacement for the space shuttle, paper airplanes. Okay so it’s really just some experiments they are doing to potentially create more efficient ways to study the atmosphere, but that doesn’t change how weird this is. Leave it to Japan to find ways to make our experiments look snobby, elitist and unable [...]
- Take It Vertical.
So a few days back I came across one of the most revolutionary websites out there. Most people make there site with some clever feature that is cool, but really serves no purpose and gets annoying at some point. It’s a challenge with doing something cutting edge on a website, not sacrificing usability. This was [...]
- Leopard v. Vista.
So a few months back, Engadget made a lovely comparison between Leopard and Vista. I think it is fairly relevant as I still almost weekly wind up in some Apple v. Microsoft conversation, and I think this is a really fair and accurate comparison that is at the same time interesting. Oh, and Leopard wins… [...]
- Kite Cargo’ing.
It’s pretty amazing an idea like this has been so forthcoming. A company is finally finding a way to utilise wind power to propel cargo ships. SkySails is a company based out of Hamburg, Germany and as of 2008 these tow kites have gone into full production. SkySails By using the SkySails-System, a ship‘s fuel [...]
- Randall Paul Jenkins, Live.
So last night I debuted the “RPJ, Live” portion of this website. I am not yet one for the immediate Twittr phenomenon that is sweeping peoples lives, frankly that scares me, however I figure bringing a few of the things about me I do regularly update on the internet into one nice little page would [...]
- This Could Tear Me Away From CB&TL.
Apple filed some patent work a bit ago on to-go ordering in conjunction with the iPhone. It’s an amazing concept and fits right in with their work utilising network usability in brick and mortar stores. Apple’s first roll out of that concept of business to user interaction is the iTMS operability in Starbucks. It’s a [...]
- Internets, Internets, Internets.
So during the facelift to the blog, I revised some of the behind the scenes stuff to make it easier to find via search engines and the like. Why do I set this post up with that? Because I don’t want you to think I just regularly “google myself” 5 pages deep. So I was [...]
For all of my Apple loving friends out there, I present a bit of genius to you. Cue some dramatic music… Inquisitor. It’s pretty much like what happens when Spotlight gets drunk, calls up Safari, and that sultry little temptress invites Spotlight over for a night of passionate meshing of features. It’s been around for [...]
- Things You Can Learn From The Music Business.
Seth Godin (who never worked in the music industry, until he started a label to prove a point), has decided to share with everyone the few things you can take away from the sinking ship, before it sinks. I wish more people in the music industry realised these things instead of denying the truth. His [...]
- David Lynch Believes He Can Make Rational Points.
Everyone in the iPhone blogosphere is all a buzz about David Lynch hating on the device and the the idea that you might watch a movie on your phone. I will merely add a few points to the pile of information before I show the absolutely hilarious video of Lynch; in which he does say [...]
- Creepy Name, Brilliant Idea.
So the lovely Lindsay Strannigan sent me this the other evening. It’s pretty much the best thing ever if you are into really non-manly things like cuddling and sleeping. I however, would never. Ladies & Gentlemen the Love Mattress.
- Revisionist Theories.
So as some of you noticed a few weeks back, I had some issues with comments after I updated WordPress to version 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 due to my horribly coded blog. This led me to the dark moment of using random templates, which I tried to at least keep fresh by rotating through the templates every few [...]
- The Best Of 2007 List(s).
Let me start by saying this: There were plenty of amazing albums/songs/books/films/shows this year; There were plenty of mindblowing Indie darling albums that are at least 87 million times better than all the albums I list below. Problem is, I didn’t listen to those albums, I listened to these albums. Best of lists are no [...]
- Someone Has Way Too Much Time On Their Hands (And A Functioning XBOX 360).
I of course, have neither. An Even More Elaborate Halo Suicide
- This Was Supposed To Be My Political Platform.
I have often been told in my life that I would make a good lawyer (because I argue), and so at some point I decided this meant I would make a good politician. I thought about running for the water board, mainly because I thought it would be the easiest route. When you are running [...]
- The Way People, Meet People.
I was reading a fairly interesting write up on “Internet Crush Du Jour” Kristen Sloan (The Winger, Apple’s iPhone Ad), and my mind started spinning a bit on some things. Firstly, what made this girl so captivating? If you are a guy, and a guy who is into Apple, you totally were into her simple [...]
- Coming Soon To A Gaming Platform Near You (But Probably In A Windows 95 Version)
The absolute front runner for the “things that made me fall out of my chair in pure hilarity” award today has to be the story about a video game developed by some Iranian guys called “Rescue The Nuke Scientist”. Yes, this is real. Apparently this is the first Iranian made Nuclear Energy video game. AP [...]
- iPod Emergencies.
So last evening my roommate Kyle, whom some of you out there in blogopolis already know, and I decided to make a trip down to South Coast Plaza. As we were walking out the door, I realised I still had my iPod, in it’s lovely G-Star carrying case, attached to me. I decided to go [...]
- Take a Safari.
Today the official Personal Computer supplier to Randall Paul Jenkins (dot commmm), Apple made some big announcements. Most of those involve Leopard, which is the next amazing version of OSX. The new Finder looks amazing, and I cannot wait to start using all the previously announced things that people like myself geek out over. The [...]