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iRegret story gets “Fake Steve”‘d – “More iPhone backlash”

The satirical and frequently hysterical blog “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs” – a.k.a. Fake Steve – commented on my “iRegret” story for MSNBC.

My favorite part is Fake Steve’s note at the end of the post:

UPDATE: This article apparently was written before we announced our SDK. So to be fair to the hater and to us, that point is something we’ve addressed.

‘Nuff said.


SOHO Notes: The start of a long-term working relationship?

SOHO Notes in actionThis is a test, to see if I can post a blog entry directly from SOHO Notes for the Mac – particularly if it supports formatting, like italics, and bold. If so, cool. I may be using SOHO Notes more for my day to day work – non-fiction and creative/fiction – than I have in the past. It seems like a more functional way to bring lots of disparate information together, under one roof. It has a Palm sync option, so I’m covered on that front, and there’s also a Journal folder, and another for keeping track of Passwords – securely, I expect. A side feature is called Services, which lets you search for info in SOHO Notes much the way you search for system-wide information using Spotlight. A little panel in the lower right corner bearing the SOHO Notes tab pops open for quick access to SOHO Notes folders, and there’s also a clipboard feature for going back several steps to information copied to the clipboard, to paste as needed. That could come in handy. I also see a little key icon in the middle of the tabbed SOHO Notes pop-up window, and I’m guessing that is for access to the aforementioned passwords I’ve saved. Possibly more to come on this subject, as I continue to work with the program.

Update: I was not able to post to my blog as directly as I expected; I need to figure out an Atom API connection between SOHO Notes and my blog.

business2blog: B2Day plugs joeygadget.com

b2daylogo_189x61.gifWriter pal Erick Shoenfeld of Business 2.0 magazine plugged joeygadget.com on his blog business2blog: B2Day. Erick’s the real deal, a serious journalist with years of big business stories to his credit, and the style of his blog is casual yet informative. He’s one smart synthesizer. Thanks for the kind words, Erick.

Update: joeygadget.com is back online

After a week of troubleshooting with my site hosting service, joeygadget.com is back online. And what a week it was. Thanks to joystiq.com noticing my post “Nintendo Booby-Traps DS Lite Press Boxes?”, my site enjoyed a ton of hits. Please visit joeygadget.com for continued coverage of high-tech gadgets, games and gear. Thanks for stopping by.

Nokia LifeBlog: Blogging by Cellphone Redux (or the learn-as-you-go version)

My home officeUPDATE: As you can see in my prior entry, I gleefully shared my experience of blogging by cellphone, but when I checked the post, not everything turned out as expected. I learned that the note I filled out on the phone creates a caption but doesn’t necessarily place it where I want. And that the url for Nokia LifeBlog didn’t show up as HTML. So here is the corrected entry, fixed on the PC, with strike-throughs for a few cuts and fixes, and new text highlighted. Live and learn.

Having blogged yesterday on how the Nokia 6682 is a great pocket-sized office-on-the-go, I left out one very key feature: Nokia LifeBlog Nokia LifeBlog. With it, I can snap a photo when I’m out and about (or bound to my actual home office, as shown here), add a note the body text (which you are reading), and then post it directly to my blog, directly right from the phone.

This will be very useful when I want to post blog pictures from various videogame and tech tech and videogame press events or shows that I attend, as they are happening. Alternately, you can connect the phone to your desktop PC (Windows only, no Mac support, which sucks) and tidy up your shots and text before posting from the LifeBlog desktop application.

Both applications – the one for your Nokia phone, and the other for your Windows PC – can be downloaded for free at http://www.nokia.com/lifeblog www.nokia.com/lifeblog. You can also go there to find out which phones besides the 6682 can do the LifeBlog thang.

Nokia LifeBlog: Blogging by Cellphone

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My home office workspace
Thu 05/25/2006 14:02 Text note

Having blogged yesterday on how the Nokia 6682 is a great pocket-sized office-on-the-go, I left out one very key feature: Nokia LifeBlog. With it, I can snap a photo when I’m out and about (or bound to my actual home office, as shown here), add a note (which you are reading), and then post it directly to my blog, directly from the phone. This will be a very useful when I want to post blog pictures from various videogame and tech press events or shows that I attend, as they are happening. Alternately, you can connect the phone to your desktop PC (Windows only, no Mac support) and tidy up your shots and comments before posting from the LifeBlog desktop application. Both applications – the one for your Nokia phone, and the other for your Windows PC – can be downloaded for free at http://www.nokia.com/lifeblog. You can also go there to find out which phones besides the 6682 can do the LifeBlog thang.

New gadgets and games blog by Joe Hutsko

Welcome to joeygadget.com, my blog of very personal write-ups of high-tech gadgets, gear, video games, and miscellaneous other stuff that interests me and, hopefully, you too. Thanks for stopping by!






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