Daily Archives: March 26, 2010

The TARDIS Comes To WordPress!

One of the big ongoing PITAs in using WordPress has been setting the timezone. You had to do math for it. Figure out what the hell UTC was and then subtract numbers. And then change that again manually when switching from ST to DST.

Well, they’ve finally fixed that! Select a city in a lonnnnnng drop-down menu and boom!

So, timestamps should finally be correct here now.

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iPad Links: Friday, March 26, 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.

Must-read: Good-Bye… Truth Has Fallen And Taken Liberty With It

Kyocera to Release $169 Pre-paid Android Phone

The March to Invisibility
What Paul Graham Will Not Tell You
Air America Auctioning Off User E-Mail Addresses – So Much For “Will Not Be Divulged To Any Third Party”
Lady Gaga Is Probably Not An Illuminati Shill
See you at the movies
The Times They Are A Charging
Freenet

iPad:
Apple is not competing fairly…
Infographic: The Economics Of The iPad
Adaptation
N.Y.C. foundations and philanthropists must realize that the iPad era demands a new partnership
The iApp Pricing Dilemma
Take a Sneak Peek at Kobo on iPad
Behind the iPad: 4 Decades of Clever Technology

iTunes/App Store:
Prevent iTunes web previews from opening iTunes automatically
The Expurgation of Maniac Mansion for the Nintendo Entertainment System

UI/Web Design:
Avoid this common error
Bye Bye Web, Hello Apps
How to Make an HTML5 iPhone App
Eye Candy vs. Bare-Bones in UI Design
Crafting Subtle & Realistic User Interfaces
Web Design is for Pussies
A Magical and Revolutionary Design Used by Facebook
Time to Rethink Design
A few things I’ve learned about typeface design
iPhone Style Radio and Checkbox Switches using JQuery and CSS
CSS Sprites: Useful Technique, or Potential Nuisance?
HTML5 Forms Are Coming
Dick Bruna book jackets

Metadata:
Hooray for The ISBN

Publishing:
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Choosing to Leave a Publisher
Digital Book Pricing and a Little Physics
Friday Interview: Don Linn
The No eBook List: Who Are Your Favorite Authors Lacking Digital Editions?
The Great Baseball Card Bubble

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. This time, just a short story on the web, by Ian Rankin.

Writers/Writing:
Exclusive Inpector Rebus Story
Writer David Brin: A Long, Lonely Road
I am god

Doctor Who Theme Remixes
This is a site that uses Flash. So it won’t work on the iPad. This is the kind of site that’s perfect for the iPad: Sit back and tap and play. It needs an App!

Bonus: After the break, four video previews of iPad apps.

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Not From Apple: iPad Digital Magazine Creation

That Sports Illustrated noisy digital magazine demo?

Here’s the program that created it:

Sneak Peek: iPad Digital Magazine Production with InDesign + Content Station

There is absolutely nothing here that iWork’s Pages couldn’t do — faster, cheaper, and easier.

If Steve Jobs would so decree it!

Previously here:

iPad Magazines: Doing It Wrong
Are You The iPad’s Orson Welles?

Previously at The eBook Test:

The 7 Principles Of Apple

And It’s Official: Apple Buys iPad Trademark

Apple Buys iPad Trademark from Fujitsu

Steve Jobs wins again.

Today’s Laugh At Microsoft’s Expense

Even Bill Gates Appalled By Awfulness of Microsoft’s Products and Web Site

This is from June 2008. I don’t recall if I saw it back then. But I read it today and one sentence stood out:

So they told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated.

This is the company that puts people through interview hell to get the “smartest” ones.

So, WTF?!

Go read the full email there.

It’s 2010. Two years later.

You think anything has changed since he wrote that?

N. O.