Wed Jul 02 05:57:49 +0000 2008

I’m not sure about if/when to transition, but if you are on my profile is at

Wed Jul 02 21:36:38 +0000 2008

The first 8 chapters of my iPhone book are available at – only the webdev chapters until NDA is released.

Wed Jul 09 04:01:26 +0000 2008

They are also doing a iPhone 3G giveaway this weekend for people who buy advance copies of the book (50% off!)

Wed Jul 09 04:02:05 +0000 2008

Replying to @schwa

No, sha1/md5 is not muntions as it is not encryption.

Wed Jul 09 21:59:12 +0000 2008

I’m looking for people to do technical review of the SDK chapters of our “iPhone in Action” book. You need to be already under Apple’s NDA.

Wed Jul 09 23:29:33 +0000 2008

Upgraded my iPhone to 2.0, installing a bunch of apps now. Moving them onto the iPhone using iTunes seems to take a long time.

Thu Jul 10 20:29:37 +0000 2008

Also took this opportunity while upgrading my iPhone to clean up my address book.

Thu Jul 10 20:31:19 +0000 2008

Replying to @schwa

I’ve also paid for OmniFocus and Band. Skipping SuperMonkeyBall for now. Of course, also picked up a bunch of free iphone apps.

Thu Jul 10 20:34:36 +0000 2008

My first tweet from native iPhone twitteriffic app.

Fri Jul 11 01:07:11 +0000 2008

My iPhone is performing very poorly with 2.0 and lots of apps installed. I’m having to hard reboot regularly. Going to uninstall most.

Fri Jul 11 09:52:17 +0000 2008

Also, every time I sync the “backing up my iPhone” phase seems to take forever. Over 1-1/2 hours the first time. Its backing up again now.

Fri Jul 11 09:54:10 +0000 2008

Since I’ve got 2.0 running on my old phone, and I’m reading about so many problems with activating new, maybe I should wait?

Fri Jul 11 16:43:41 +0000 2008

I keep trying to buy Tap Tap Revenge from the AppStore, and I’ve been getting “The item you tried to buy is no longer available”. Ideas?

Fri Jul 11 17:10:47 +0000 2008

Replying to @ccarfi

Yes, I did the red:green projects. Works well. Haven’t put it in the store as I don’t want it as my “first” AppStore app.

Fri Jul 11 17:13:48 +0000 2008

Replying to @ccarfi

Also, I really wanted Jerry’s approval for red:green, which I recently got.

Fri Jul 11 17:15:09 +0000 2008

iPhone line at Emerybay:

Fri Jul 11 18:27:38 +0000 2008

Still in line at EmeryBay Apple Store, Emeryville, CA. My fault for getting here so late. 3 hours so far, probably 1 or 2 more.

Fri Jul 11 20:45:35 +0000 2008

Happy child in iPhone line having fun despite 3 hours waiting with parent.

Fri Jul 11 21:34:03 +0000 2008

Hmm, bug in @twitteriffic iPhone app with uploading to TwitPic. Doesn’t respect orientation. See picture in last twiiter for example.

Fri Jul 11 21:39:47 +0000 2008

Replying to @dom

Re iPhone return/exchange – 14 day return 10% restocking fee according to Apple Store reps.

Sat Jul 12 02:54:15 +0000 2008

Got into Emerybay Apple Store about 5:15, out by 5:30 with iPhone 3G. Home by 6 but Sunburned from line. Napped for an hour while backing up

Sat Jul 12 02:58:19 +0000 2008

My iPhoneDevCamp acct for the iPhone Developer Program just got approved! If you have an open source app for iPhone, I can get you in store.

Sat Jul 12 04:08:15 +0000 2008

Looking through the new iPhone apps on my phone, evaluating which to keep.

Sat Jul 12 18:17:02 +0000 2008

Otherwise, it’s a cold lazy hazy day on the bay.

Sat Jul 12 18:17:43 +0000 2008

I’m looking for a tumblr-like microblog service for hosting my notes on all of these iPhoneApps. Any suggestions?

Sat Jul 12 18:30:50 +0000 2008

Blogging “iPhone TypePad App First Look”

Sat Jul 12 23:04:24 +0000 2008

Hmm, so far at home and in North Berkeley I’ve only had Edge service on my new iPhone, no 3G connectivity at all. I had high hopes.

Sat Jul 12 23:38:23 +0000 2008

Blogging “iPhone TypePad App Second Pass”

Sun Jul 13 01:09:05 +0000 2008

Does the iPhone’s E icon change to something else when 3G connection is on? I’ve not seen it yet.

Sun Jul 13 01:25:56 +0000 2008

For those of you at foocamp, could you ask around for what is the best OpenID provider for iPhone? #lazyweb #whosgot

Sun Jul 13 01:26:57 +0000 2008

Blogging “Trying Out TypePad’s Blog It Web App”

Sun Jul 13 02:22:36 +0000 2008

Blogging “First Look at AirMe App for iPhone”

Sun Jul 13 08:39:59 +0000 2008

Blogging “Max 9 pages, thus Max 144 Apps on iPhone OS 2.0”

Sun Jul 13 10:10:27 +0000 2008

blogging “New Blog for Ephemera”

Sun Jul 13 21:30:39 +0000 2008

I don’t like how the new @twitteriffic iPhone app updates my status on my twitter status page. Too revealing.

Sun Jul 13 21:34:09 +0000 2008

What @twitteriffic should do is convert the geolocation to a location using a API.

Sun Jul 13 21:34:44 +0000 2008

Blogging “Inaccurate AT&T 3G Coverage Map for Berkeley”

Sun Jul 13 23:33:03 +0000 2008

Blogging “Hackathon Contest” on iPhoneDevCamp Blog

Sun Jul 13 23:41:36 +0000 2008

Blogging “iPhoneDevCamp 2 Hackathon Contest & Rules Posted” - Check out the old MacHack T-Shirt image I found.

Mon Jul 14 00:09:41 +0000 2008

My 5 iphone favs so far: Pandora, Twitterific, Remote, Comic Touch, Enigmo

Mon Jul 14 00:47:49 +0000 2008

Mobile Me keeps saying that “contacts could not be synced due to inconsistent data.” I’ve tried deleting every contact on my macbook pro.

Mon Jul 14 05:27:06 +0000 2008

I’ve been looking at LoudTwitter for posting an archive of my twitters to my ephemera blog, but it doesn’t seem to work. Any suggestions?

Mon Jul 14 22:26:40 +0000 2008

Blogging “New iPhone 3G? Don’t forget to Restore first, and set Voice Mail”

Tue Jul 15 02:14:16 +0000 2008

I’ve been talking with the author of LoudTwitter tonight, so hopefull his service will be work with TypePad and my ephemera blog tonight.

Tue Jul 15 04:40:39 +0000 2008

I’ve been testing misc iPhone apps most of the day.

Wed Jul 16 06:59:16 +0000 2008

In downtown Berkeley working out at the YMCA. But even here there is no 3G! And the Edge connection is very slow. (sigh)

Wed Jul 16 17:18:52 +0000 2008

We are about two-thirds the way for the sponsors we need for iPhoneDevCamp - let me know if you are interested in sponsoring us!

Wed Jul 16 19:26:10 +0000 2008

I’m going to be in Boston on the evening of Monday July 21st. Anyone want to get together?

Wed Jul 16 20:43:03 +0000 2008

I’d never seen the Feist 1234 video before, old news for most, but wow, looks like shot in one take!

Wed Jul 16 20:51:25 +0000 2008

Congrats to Jonathan Zamick and folks at for having sold all the ‘anchor’ spaces. Downstairs is still open for dropins

Wed Jul 16 21:03:29 +0000 2008

Blogging “Managing iPhone Applications is a Pain”

Thu Jul 17 00:12:02 +0000 2008

Small number of iPhone Developers at the meeting at BerkeleyCoworking, but some good discussion. Also got my iPhone app dist profile working

Thu Jul 17 05:20:31 +0000 2008

Blogging “iPhone Apps Removed Today”

Thu Jul 17 06:41:49 +0000 2008

Another foggy and dreary morning in the land of Mark Twain summers.

Thu Jul 17 16:34:24 +0000 2008

Spent most of the day working on a new iPhoneDevCamp web site for open source applications:

Fri Jul 18 03:45:50 +0000 2008

Blogging “The Nightmare that is iPhone Code Signing”

Fri Jul 18 15:56:59 +0000 2008

Nothing like listening to hard percussive middle eastern music to keep your pace up while exercising. I have playlists with 120 to 130 BPM.

Fri Jul 18 17:35:18 +0000 2008

Oops, correct url for the website I was working on yesterday is

Fri Jul 18 19:28:54 +0000 2008

Solved my problem with code signing late last night. The problem was a hack from earlier for Debug mode. YEAH!

Fri Jul 18 19:33:07 +0000 2008

Submitted my very simple red:green iPhone utility to iTunes App Store early this morning.

Fri Jul 18 19:35:55 +0000 2008

My iPhone just crashed while it was syncing an app update. Now will not boot past apple logo. Doing a factory reset. Drats. Wish me luck.

Fri Jul 18 21:10:23 +0000 2008

Blogging “red:green Submitted to iTunes App Store”

Sat Jul 19 20:45:07 +0000 2008

In San Anselmo for Movies in the Park, going to see “Surf’s Up”. Not as warm as I hoped, but nice. Also Picnic’ing.

Sun Jul 20 02:23:55 +0000 2008

3rd factory restore of iPhone 3G in two days, due to instabilities of installling apps. Once during sync, once during an App Store purchase.

Sun Jul 20 07:41:03 +0000 2008

Blogging “iPhone OS Unstable During Apps Installs, Requires Recovery”

Sun Jul 20 08:17:06 +0000 2008

At Oakland Airport OAK heading to Boston BOS to do some social web consulting for a JnJ sports medicine subsidiary.

Sun Jul 20 16:40:59 +0000 2008

Arrived boston. Rain expected tonight - maybe I’ll get a thunderstorm. Haven’t seen one for years.

Sun Jul 20 22:49:55 +0000 2008

Juggler/comic at Quincy Market:

Mon Jul 21 01:05:06 +0000 2008

Juggler/Comic at Quincy Market near Clinton St & Merchants Row

Mon Jul 21 01:34:46 +0000 2008

I find it amusing that the Liberty Hotel in Boston is a former prison. Actually quite a beautiful hotel, with a few startling features.

Mon Jul 21 13:26:20 +0000 2008

Just finished my presentation and Q&A with DePuy Mitek (a Johnson & Johnson Company) a joint injury medical firm, on topic of social web.

Mon Jul 21 19:55:26 +0000 2008

At BOS Boston Logan Airport, headig to CVG Cincinnati Ohio.

Tue Jul 22 16:52:58 +0000 2008

Arrived at CVG Cincinnati. OH near Cincinnati N KY International

Tue Jul 22 20:01:53 +0000 2008

Back at SFO, heading home.

Thu Jul 24 01:46:04 +0000 2008

Caught up on emails and rested most of the day.

Fri Jul 25 01:40:48 +0000 2008

My red:green iPhone App has had status “Ready for Sale” for a day now, but still not released in App Store yet. <sigh>

Fri Jul 25 16:35:44 +0000 2008

Did bit.y ever fix that problem were they were doing the wrong kind of http redirect?

Fri Jul 25 22:05:04 +0000 2008

Going through my blog feeds and podcasts and cleaning/organizing a bit. The goal was to prune some, but I think I’ve added more then pruned.

Sat Jul 26 20:35:54 +0000 2008

Just listened to a podcast that was a text-to-speech conversion of a blogs’ rss feed. Surprisingly good quality.

Sat Jul 26 20:44:36 +0000 2008

Replying to @schwa

Are all those changes to TouchCode checked into google code? Also, how is TouchHTTPD coming along?

Sat Jul 26 20:52:27 +0000 2008

Replying to @MaryHodder

I too wish I was at comicon – I even have comic script that I need to find an artist for. But I’ve been too busy to go.

Sat Jul 26 20:58:48 +0000 2008

Testing CellSpin iPhone app

Sat Jul 26 22:59:18 +0000 2008

Testing GPS Twit (should be 1926 University Ave, Berkeley, CA) Location:

Thu Jul 31 22:35:25 +0000 2008