Monthly Archives: March 2010

WordPress Woes

I can’t call up any of my blogs or log into WordPress the usual way. This is being posted via the mobile interface. Until this is fixed, I’m in limbo. Carry on otherwise.

Fourteen iPad App Demo Videos!

Go past the break to see videos for these:

Clockwork
smartNote
Carters Encyclopaedia of Health and Medicine
Bluditch
dPad – Drum Sequencer for iPad
Sheet Music Live
Namaste
COD
iSigns HD
Mixr – iPad DJ App
DashApp
Coolibah
Fruity Slots Deluxe
The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D!

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iPad Links: Monday, March 29, 2010

Stuff directly or indirectly for or about the iPad, in no real order. These posts will likely be discontinued once an iPad is in hand.

I skipped this kind of post over the weekend.

This one is lighter than usual and it also might be the last Links post. This blog might soon be going quiet for a while. We’ll see.

1972: Spacewar: Fanatic Life and Symbolic Death Among the Computer Bums

Death Spiral: Sony Pursues a Bold Success to Match Its Scale

iPad:
State of the iPad
Think Really Different
Kindle vs iPad
The iPad Is For Everyone But Us
Stephen King Rejects iPad, Praises Kindle, Furnishes with Books
Moms With Apps
Kid-Friendly Ones: iPhone & iPad App Developers Unite
Coming Soon: iPad Lawyer
iPadlock

iPad Apps:
Stunning! Shanghai Mahjong for iPad
iPad App Preview: Twitepad
Digital Comics App

iPhone:
James Cameron says watching films on an iPhone is “dumb”
How to start, build, launch and market your first iPhone App in 28 days –
Part 1 (The Enrollment)
Part 2 (The Prep)
Part 3 (The Design)
Part 4 (The Build)

UI/Web Design:
iPad App Designs
Raindrop Logo in CSS
Bad SF/F Book Covers
Taurus – Safe and zero emission urban transportation concept
Andrew Kim’s square Coke bottle design
America on Super-8 Film: Found Film

Publishing:
Solutions
The Impending Price Battle
Countdown to Agency (and Party Like it’s $9.99!)
Apoca-lit Now
Content wants to be paid for
Sometimes You Just Get A Feeling

In every Links post, I try to pimp at least two eBooks (generally free ones). These will be consolidated into one post later on when traffic gets real here and people are looking for things to stuff into their iPad.

Writers/Writing:
Influential Classic: Tools for Conviviality by Ivan Illich
Crime Factory
15 Minute Thriller
Approaching Non-Linearity in Literature
The Season of Freakin’ Out
The NewPages Big List of Literary Magazines

Revealed: The Free Books In The iBooks Tour

That screensnap is from the iBooks Guided Tour video up at Apple.

What’s interesting is the list of Top Free Books to the right. All but one are recent titles.

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From MacDraw To iPadDraw?

A million years ago I made my coin doing documentation for a banking system. I had to do charts like this:

In those primitive days, I used MacDraw 1.x for that.

Which was great. It was so easy to align objects and to combine several items into one.

Then MacDraw 2.x came along and it was a real PITA to use.

Then MacDraw went away altogether.

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Some Of The Pre-iPad World We Need Back

I get to tie together what’s happened to the printed word with the dark history of the iPad in one bizarre post right here.

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Your First iPad Book: What The Dormouse Said

What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry by John Markoff

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Sneak Peek: The iPad’s iBookstore

So, I got a sneak peek of the iBookstore.

Books are my thing. So I’m here to share what I saw.

Not everything is up and running yet, as is to be expected. I’m sure things will be fine by Saturday, so I won’t dwell on any functional errors I encountered.

Instead, let’s get right into the meat of things with some screensnaps after the break!

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OUCH!

BOOK for iPad

Is $89 dollars too expensive for a BOOK case?
When we say that each BOOK is hand made, we actually mean that each BOOK is handmade in a studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota by two artists. We’re making them to pretty high standards, because they are the cases we also want to use! And the 100% wool felt we’re using is the best.

This looks like something people will start hinting about for a birthday gift.

R.I.P. Artist Dick Giordano

Dick Giordano Passes Away at 77

Mainly known as an artist and editor for DC Comics. I grew up reading his works. I saw him several times at conventions. He was a sweetheart of a guy and there was never a bad word said about him, which was extremely rare in that industry.

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