Category Archives: iPad Links

iPad Links: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This has been Shit Week.

Shit Week is expected to continue until at least Tuesday of next week.

This Links post is ginormous and is behind the break. I did not get to do a sweep of the Net because, as I stated, this is Shit Week. I will probably not get to sweep the Net until the end of Shit Week.

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iPad Links: Friday, May 21, 2010

Kittens still alive.

No big Net sweep today due to hardware change. Had to uninstall one brand of printer, install a different one. Uninstalling took about ninety frikkin minutes! And that, HP, had better not be a taste of what you might do to webOS! As for the other printer, both the CD-ROM and web-download versions of the drivers failed to install. Maybe you should rethink selling printers, Kodak!

After the break, a shorter Links post than usual.

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iPad Links: Monday, May 17, 2010

The kittens are alive but seem to be too twitchy and I still wonder about their survival and what this will all cost.

In the meantime, I didn’t get to sweep the web today but this is still the longest Links post I’ve done and must be put behind a break.

There are some new categories this time. They will appear as warranted in future.

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iPad Links: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The kittens are still alive. Their eyes are beginning to open.

This one has far fewer links, thanks to my stupidity last night.

Home Depot called arrogant, ordered to pay ex-Boca Raton inventor millions more

Facebook Calls All Hands Meeting On Privacy

In Memoriam René Sommer
Open letter to my Facebook friends
The Lost Tribes of RadioShack: Tinkerers Search for New Spiritual Home
Benford’s Law And A Theory of Everything

Portal is Free!

HFT: The High Frequency Trading Scam
How Rev. Moon’s ‘Snakes’ Infested US
New Documents Reveal Truth on NATO’s ‘Most Damaging’ Spy
Robert Fisk: The Arabs have their gulags too

What I Learned This Week: Learning To Love “The Sure Thing”
Beyond Growth – Technoccult interviews Duff McDuffee and Eric Schiller

Five tips for speeding up iPhoto
iPhone Drawings – Everyday a new one!
Applesoft BASIC Interpreter in Javascript

iPad:
The iPad at Work: Observations from a Programmer, Designer and QA Expert
Local Newspapers on iPad
A Newspaper App Worth A Look
Reading Books on iPad and Kindle: A Comparison
iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Apple:
Apple Building Facebook Into iPhone OS
Apple isn’t developing a Flash alternative named Gianduia
RunRev CEO Kevin Miller on revMobile and Apple’s new iPhone SDK Agreement
Apple & the Dark Cloud of Censorship
Rare video of Steve Jobs with Walt Mossberg from D1 and D2 conferences

UI/Web Design:
HTML5 For Drunks
HTML5 must not become the future of the web
Designisnowhere
Women In Web Design: Group Interview
Thanks, but no thanks Web 3
Uses Flash: Five years of A Magazine
Stanford University Usage Guidelines: Color
Music Notation with HTML5 Canvas
Introducing the JW Player for HTML5
Sexy Image Hover Effects using CSS3
CSS Hover Controls On the iPhone
Webkit CSS Properties
Styleneat: CSS Organizer
20 Fresh High Quality Free Fonts
Scroll down: Free fonts: Modo and Oomix

Publishing:
RIAA wins big in LimeWire lawsuit
OPDS Catalogs 0.9 draft, an Atom-based standard for ebook distribution
Other, less difficult media
You lack credibility, Gizmodo: Open Letter to Steve Jobs: It’s Time to Stop the Censorship
Strangling the Net: Stripping DMCA Protections from YouTube
Fans of Tintin cry foul
Pasadena Playhouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
The Information Continuum and the Three Types of Subtly Semi-Structured Information
Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia

Writers/Writing:
Cory Doctorow: For The Win novel
Alan Moore interview
I am Soylent Green: Authors And Social Security Retirement Benefits
The Overactive Editor
SIGIL 0.2.0 Final

iPad Links: Monday, May 10, 2010

No time for my usual sweep of sites. Kittens still seem alive. Must drop off early tonight to give this PC a scan (yes, OS X owners, you may guffaw).

NYPD Forced To Apologize Publicly to Rape Victim for Downgrading Her Attack

Brain-dead bureaucrats: Paul Chambers Found Guilty

Librarians Protest Budget Cuts, Crowding Hollywood Intersection During Rush Hour

Twenty-five years ago they dropped a bomb on MOVE

Strategic default
Fed Intervenes in European Debt Crisis
The Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need

“I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.” Lena Horne, Singer and Actress, Dies at 92
Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

Do it Fucking Now.
17 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Listen to “Experts”
Feynman: There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Apple isn’t developing a Flash alternative named Gianduia

iPad:
A tale of two mediums: Despite the iPad, traditional books aren’t going anywhere.
Jailbroken iPad Supports External Hard Drives
Jailbreak Only: The iPad Gets Mouse Support
Video: Wii Remote used with iPad
How to make your own iPad micro SIM
The New Rules For Designing For The iPad
Pixel Doubling
iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing
1: “Lady Madonna” created on iPad with iSequence
2: Lady Madonna – updated with vocal

HP+Palm:
Like Mulder, I Want To Believe: Can HP & Palm take on the iPhone?

But the facts simply don’t support the idea that HP will do anything with the webOS other than incompetently crush it to death, just as HP crushed Compaq and Palm crushed Be and Handspring.

1: The Incumbent’s Curse: HP
2: The Incumbent’s Curse and Broadband Video – Part 1
3a: How HP Got Its First Calculators: Video Interview with Tom Osborne
3b: Tom Osborne Full Interview v1

UI/Web Design:
Douglas Crockford on JavaScript and HTML5
HOWTO: Create native-looking iPhone/iPad applications from HTML, CSS and JavaScript
HTML5: Thoughts on Scribd
1: The Future of HTML
2: WorldWideWeb
The State of HTML5 Local Data Storage

Publishing:
Piracy: When Even a Penny Is Too Much
Let’s Try Un-Remarkable
Excellent: CMAP #9: Ebooks
Going digital – with 26 crows and a bucket
Google backed by almost all U.S. publishers on digital bookstore
How to Navigate The Confusing Digital Book Landscape
How I See Radio’s Digital Future
1: Ceci n’est pas Tintin
2: Fans of Tintin cry foul
Superheroes suck!
Yes, the Internet is rotting your brain
FlexPaper Project. The open source web based document viewer
QR codes again …
Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron

Writers/Writing:
Gaiman talk doesn’t come cheap
Once upon a life: David Mitchell
Remember the name Caleb Howe: Tea Party Turns on Roger Ebert, Mocks His Cancer (Updated)
Author’s Personal Conventions
Fill up! BBC World Service audio documentaries

iPad Links: Friday, May 7, 2010

I was able to touch the kittens today. But I still can’t tell if these are survivors. They look like furry sandworms even when I was gently rubbing their backs. Eyes still closed, no meowing, still helpless tiny things.

NYPL: Library Faces Harshest Budget Cut in History

NYPL offers more than 3,600 computers with Internet access, providing some five million computer sessions a year. Under today’s proposed cut, we anticipate an astounding two million fewer sessions next year.

The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy’s 81st Precinct

Shitbags: Comedy Central developing Jesus Christ cartoon

1: The internet, as imagined in 1965
2: Internet 64

What? No webOS phone? Sprint and Virgin Mobile announces Beyond Talk $25 prepaid plan, new prepaid brand
Android Now Running On iPhone 3G
MacBook Business Card Holder
Installing a 2 GB hard drive into a Newton

A Million Twitter Followers Doesn’t Mean Anyone Listens to You
Pulling a Facebook Swifty
Psychological manipulation – what I learned trying to save money on a sandwich
Your business…and Iron Man, too…
25 Reasons Moms Make Great Marketers
Badass of the Week: Craig Harrison

iPad:
The iPad: personal or family device?
iPad Cover Presentation Tests
iPad and MORE ePub Best Practices
Apple and Controlling the Platform
1: My MacBook Pro runs JavaScript 26.7x as fast as my iPad
2: iPad JavaScript Shockingly Slow?

Apple:
Apple developing Flash alternative named Gianduia
Chicken Little and 3.3.1′s Great Big Loophole
Apple, hire librarians for the App Store! That’s a problem

UI/Web Design:
Start the Internet hunt: BBC2′s five-part “The Genius of Design” series premieres tonight
Every Site a Mobile Site
Your Web App has Launched – Now What?
In A Perfect World
The Anatomy of a Website
Create Your Own WordPress Theme from an HTML Template
Three simple things that browser developers can do today to make HTML5 Apps real
HTML5 Text Path demo
Font-Embedding Icons: This Is a Big Deal
Ajax Style Loading Animation in CSS3 ( no Images )
Modern CSS Layouts, Part 2: The Essential Techniques

Publishing:
Hachette Creates ‘Emerging Platforms’ Position
Scribd: The Future of Reading is Open
Bowker and Google Collaborate to Optimize the Identification, Cataloging and Discovery of Google Editions
Why Google sued a tiny blues music label
The lazy medium

Writers/Writing:
The Book of Body Language
The City of Abacus
Grant Morrison Discusses Joe the Barbarian
Hunter S. Thompson fills out a TV contract (pic)

iPad Links: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Three of three kittens still alive. They will be a week old tonight. I should be able to get photos next week, if they don’t look malformed or on the edge of the abyss. It’s hard to tell still as they look like furry sandworms.

This is a compilation of links I fell across from yesterday and today. No big sweep done today.

Twitter Is About News, Not Social Media
Hoodwinked by the emperor’s new tweets

Maybe Debbie’s idea of a dialogue is sending 140 characters to complete strangers who never reply.

Why Intel Will Be a Mobile Loser
Smartbooks have been delayed by Flash issues, says ARM
Kay + Hillis
Jef Raskin: Holes in the Histories
Google is way bigger than you realize
A carefully designed madness: Ars reviews Alan Wake
Do Free Services Have an Obligation to Users? Should We Regulate Them?

Academia isn’t Broken. We Are.
Thirteen Types of Money

iPad:
The iPad Web Design & Development Toolbox
3 iPad Alternative Browsers to Safari for a Richer Internet Experience
Macintouch: iPad: iWork Apps
Coolest way to Read Comics and Manga: On an iPad
ABC Player Streams Over 1.5 Million Episodes On Ipad

Apple:
Think similar
Apple vs. the Web: The Case for Staying Out of Steve Jobs’s Walled Garden
A Good Problem to Have

iPhone:
To Be Read: There’s an App for That
What’s new in iPhone OS 4.0

The ability to embed metadata into PDF files using the CGPDFContextAddDocumentMetadata function

Macintosh:
1: Papers · your personal library of research
2: Minireview: Papers for OS X
Devonthink

UI/Web Design:
the turning point that is HTML5; are you ready?
HTML5 and the Web
The [REAL] Current State of Web Design
GUIMark 2: The rise of HTML5
CSS3 Transition – a simple slider demo
CSS vendor prefixes – Can we all get along

Metadata:
Managing Joy
Common Tag: Using Freebase Topics as Tags

Publishing:
First-Sale Copyright Cases Headed for 9th Circuit
An Agent Takes a Bookstore Field Trip
Avatar Blu-ray Owners Get Screwed
University suspending SMU Press operations
1: Buh-bye, htmlcomics.com: Illegal site shut down

And comics are still the most expensive entertainment out there.

2: HTMLComics Shut Down By FBI – And It’s My Fault, Apparently
Scribd CTO: “We Are Scrapping Flash And Betting The Company On HTML5″
Apple Raises E-book Prices For Everyone
Indie music mogul: The net’s great for us
1: God bless all copyeditors! “Welcome to the Hollywood Walk of… oops!”
2: Except this one: Danny Dyer advises Zoo reader to ‘cut his ex’s face’
Library Book Censorship Infographic

Writers/Writing:
Things Publishers Fear: #5 ~ Authors
Canada, not U.S.: Writers Guild proposes broad creator levy collected at all digital distribution and storage points
Macmillan Mystery Books Email Newsletter
HP Offers Barnes & Noble eReader Software
calibre2opds
221B Baker Street

iPad Links: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kitten Status: Three of three still alive. They are not yet a week old. Anything can happen.

Like Jimmy Carter’s “I will never lie to you” BS: “Authentic” is dead
Gary Null: Alt Med Supplement Guru Nearly Killed By Own Product
Suit: Raunchy Wall Street CEO Offers to Make Young Employee ‘Cumm,’ Sends Her His Jerk-Off Video, Fires Her
Where are You on the Financial Food Chain

To put it into perspective what takes a minimum wage worker an hour to make, takes Warren under 8 micro seconds to earn.

Facebook Tries to Make Violations of Terms of Use Into Criminal Violations
The Social House of Cards

Have an online store? What you need to do by July 1
The Mobile Internet Era Is Upon Us

Mistakes I’ve made, and what you might be able to learn from them
The Ghost Protocol – Digital Identity for Immortals
Disinvestment banking: Regent Reborn
What I Learned This Week: Prism Math (Or How $25 = $1,000)

The Knowledge Age – Learn To Appreciate It
The Big Bang Was an Explosion OF Space, Not IN Space
Scientists Explain Why Computers Crash But We Don’t
The Intellectual Situation
30 Ways You Can Spot Fake Online Reviews
Loneliness, like flu, is “infectious”, study finds
Celebrate the misfits

webOS on Tegra 2 kthxbai: HP drops Windows 7 from ‘Slate’ tablet, will use WebOS variant

iPad:
Q.&A.: iTunes Account Without a Credit Card
No physical home address, no iPad 3G!
3G iPad’s ‘Unlimited’ Data Plan Survives Torture Test
iLounge: iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G – Our Pre-Review Findings (Updated: Battery + 3G Results)
Hire Librarians, Apple! Apple Quietly Fixes iPad’s Broken App Store Revealing 1,422 Games
iPad: A dead end sign for Microsoft?
How to Jailbreak Your iPad in 5 min.
Jailbreak iPad 3.2 with Spirit
How to Jailbreak the iPad
How To: Run iPhone Apps on the iPad Without Pixel Doubling
AppSync for iPad 3.2 Jailbreak Firmware
Dropbox Arrives on the iPad !
How to add a camera to your iPad
ShutterSnitch Beams Photos from Camera to iPad
WeMedia’s iPad Economy
The iPad and I
The iPad: Thoughts After One Month
InDesign flubs CSS in ePub for exported lists
iPad DODOcase

Apple:
Apple Steps Up Pace of Deals in Race for Startups
How Apple is breaking the law with the App Store
My Letter To Apple: Objection To Section 3.3.1, Request For Exclusion
Fake Steve: Guest blogger: John Gruber

iPhone:
An app that wins friends and influences people
Taking notes on your iPhone

Macintosh:
An Easy To Use, High Tech Blog Editor For Macs
RipIt 1.4.3
Old Info-Mac Digests Come Back Online

Google:
Nine In 2010: Google’s Bump Buy Continues Feverish Acquisition Pace
Recorded Future: It’s like Google Meets Nostradamus

UI/Web Design:
Thank You For Waking Up: Redesigning the Web for Touch Screens
Web Designers: Not Everyone Uses A Mac
Design is a Side Effect
Solving the Alt-Tab Problem
Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials
9 Photoshop Editing Tips Web Developers Should Know

Publishing:
The Psychology Of Free…(Or, Why I Won’t Pay For A Song)
Why The Web’s Bad At Making Music Stars
Court: RapidShare doesn’t need to filter user uploads
Google to Launch Digital Books by Early Summer
Kindle books sales estimate
11 Amazing Fake ‘Harry Potter’ Books Written In China
I Read Alone
On the viability of book covers in an ebook world
NYC apartment living conducive to electronic books; or, where possible, please send galleys for iPad
Writers Guild East’s Broadband Concern

Writing/Writers:
International Times
International Times Archive
John Edgar Wideman Embraces the Future
Peter O’Donnell, Creator Of Modesty Blaise, Passes
1: Fan-Fiction and Moral Conundrums
2: Fan-Fic II
Are you ready to publish your novel?
1: Oh, To Hell With It, Let’s Talk About Piracy (“Arr, Matey! I Plundered Ye Tasty e-Book!”)
2: When Life Gives You Pirates, Make Pirate Juice
3: Pay The Writer: eHow?
4: How to Pay Writers When You’re Broke
Writing space: 2010

iPad Links: Sunday, May 2, 2010

Still here. Still busy with Kitten Watch. Three out of three still alive.

I wanted to get this up today instead of holding it until tomorrow and adding more. It’s long enough as it is.

Google bought them! An important BumpTop announcement

Very Personal Computing

Apple makes $3B of profit from its iPhone while HP takes in a mere $500M on its PCs—that’s a 6x difference.

21st Century Tech Equivalent of a Limousine Liberal: Flash History

I personally run with a Flash-blocker in my browser, and find this improves my experience of the Web.

1: Congress must void these patents: Why Our Civilization’s Video Art and Culture is Threatened by the MPEG-LA
2: Lead OGG Dev Responds to Jobs’ Jabs

1: Lose your teeth, lose your mind
2: Link found between history of periodontitis and cerebrovascular disease in men

So long, nerds! Syfy doesn’t need you
How It Works…The Computer
Zero Zero
Zentai: Men Who Love Lycra

iPhone:
A Look at Some Wicked iPhone Jailbreak Apps and Extensions

iPad:
1: Welcome to the Future
2: Diary of an iPad Owner
3: Increase Your iPad Media Storage for Just $49
4: Notes on the iPad camera connection kit
iPhone/iPad apps are for making money and the web is for innovating
Platform Control
Creative Space and iPad
Markup and Gusto: Early previews of Code Editors for the iPad
Persistent MobileSafari Pages
Free iPad Photo Wallpapers
ReaddleDocs
iPad/iPhone: ZSync: Open Source Syncing Library
Tether your iPad, do not bother buying the 3G version
1: No Pre-Pay for iPad Ins and Outs of the 3G iPad AT&T Service Plans
2: There SHOULD be Pre-Pay for iPad Prepaid Is the New Wireless Battleground

In its most recent quarter, AT&T added more prepaid customers to its network than traditional ones.

UI/Web Design:
Understand The Web
Pan Am’s Helvetica dreamtime
If you code HTML, Zen Coding will change your life
Infinitely Zooming Image in CSS3

Publishing:
Hits Are Lucky Accidents

Writers/Writing:
1886: Danger! A True History of a Great City’s Wiles and Temptations
21•C Magazine
Feed
Reprints of Very Old Children’s Books
Plough your own field: The rise of content farms: Emperors and beggars

iPad Links: Friday, April 30, 2010

My iPad will be delayed. I have had newborn kittens dropped on me. Tech doesn’t die. Kittens can. Tech can wait.

1: Defend Your Research: Powerful People Are Better Liars
2: Power and Moral Hypocrisy
Costly IRS Mandate Slipped into Health Bill

Q&A: HP’s strategy chief on the Palm acquisition
The Real Story Behind Adobe’s Failed Mobile Strategy
Adobe CEO, Ex-Adobe Engineers Weigh In on Jobs’ Flash Attack
Open Letter to Steve Jobs
My Android Experience by the Numbers
Thinking Big About Small Business
Using social media: Hackers penetrate mid-level bank IT network

1: ‘99ers’ dread future without jobless benefits
2: Gambling with Other People’s Money
3: Laid Off – A Reader’s Story
4: Under Water
5: Dana From Decatur. “I Got 99 Problems, But Your Paper Ain’t One.”

I can’t seem to master the whole “lack of knowledge + apathy = entitled brat” equation

iPad:
Communal computing
Stross sees: The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash
iPad Wallpapers Thread
The iPad and the Future of Text
Why the iPad is not for web browsing (yet)

UI/Web Design:
When can I use…
The web sucks. Browsers need to innovate
Open is not enough. Time to raise the bar: Interoperable
Rise and fall of a UI convention: The search bubble
TouchScroll, a scrolling layer for WebKit mobile
HTML5 Extensibility
What’s Wrong With CSS

Publishing:
The Tablet and reading the future
In L.A, New Media Meets Publishing
Pick this Nit: Null Path URIs and the Pedantic Web
How The North Face Became The North Farce
Fake Steve in top form: That’s right, Michael Wolff, I run the bookstore. I’m also now your editor. In fact, I’m the editor of the entire world!

Writing/Writers:
A non-website: Jeffrey Lewis
An ISBN That Could Hurt
Authors Unbound Online
George Bernard Shaw’s Shackitecture
The Readers Project
Ebert: Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too)

I have the sense that younger Hollywood is losing the instinctive feeling for story and quality that generations of executives possessed. It’s all about the marketing.