The red:green app is finally available at the iPhone App Store:

Fri Aug 01 10:51:05 +0000 2008

Blogging: “Open Source iPhoneDevCamp ‘red:green’ App at App Store”

Fri Aug 01 10:51:58 +0000 2008

Replying to @jerrymichalski

The red:green app is available now from the iPhone App Store. Thank you for inspiration!

Fri Aug 01 18:37:31 +0000 2008

Getting my act together before heading over to iPhoneDevCamp. Will be there for setup at 2pm.

Fri Aug 01 18:40:49 +0000 2008

At iPhoneDevCamp, running around setting up stuff. Volunteers still needed – anyone got an SUV ;-)

Fri Aug 01 22:21:30 +0000 2008

Spent most of the evening at iPhoneDevCamp matchmaking different people with teams with similar interests. Some cool iPhone apps are coming!

Sat Aug 02 06:11:02 +0000 2008

Blogged “red:green iPHone App available at iTunes App Store”

Sat Aug 02 06:51:02 +0000 2008

Blogged: “iPhoneDevCamp 2 in San Francisco, with Six Satellites”

Sat Aug 02 07:27:10 +0000 2008

Back at iPhoneDevCamp – keynote starts roughly 9:45

Sat Aug 02 15:45:06 +0000 2008

We have pizzas coming for 400 but only 225 people at iPhoneDevCamp SF, so come join us at 5:30 at Adobe.

Sat Aug 02 23:31:02 +0000 2008

Back home after a very successful day bringing people and solutions together at iPhoneDevCamp. We will have a lot of cool stuff tomorrow!

Sun Aug 03 06:24:51 +0000 2008

Getting ready for iPhoneDevCamp Hackathon at 2pm. There will lots of cool apps shown, with some nice prizes. Come on by for the show!

Sun Aug 03 16:21:31 +0000 2008

Whew, what a weekend. 44 new iPhone apps presented at iPhoneWebDev Hackathon. Many were written over weekend by people who never met before.

Mon Aug 04 06:01:52 +0000 2008

Spent morning sleeping late after iPhoneDevCamp – had lunch with my cousin Brahm, who was in transit briefly at SFO after flying from Korea

Tue Aug 05 05:14:41 +0000 2008

Urgh. Not a single downloaded app will run on my iPhone other then apple’s built in. Upgraded to 2.0.1, no change. Factory reset time again.

Tue Aug 05 16:40:11 +0000 2008

Heading to Cortes Island, BC, Canada. Synced my music and apps to iPhone before leaving but now iPhone crapper out.

Thu Aug 07 21:19:40 +0000 2008

iPhone’s Safari still working but all 3rd party apps failing. Tried reboot, no. Tried reset but lost all music - drats!

Thu Aug 07 21:23:19 +0000 2008

Warning to all, if you use the iPhone’s Setting’s Reset it says it will not erase your data. My contacts are still there but all music gone.

Thu Aug 07 21:28:13 +0000 2008

Boarding OAK to SEA, meeting Gifford at Ferry terminal, then off to Cortes Island, Canada. First time bringing my hang drum.

Thu Aug 07 23:00:26 +0000 2008

I have an iPod Touch, which I largely use for testing. It too can’t run any third party apps, and TV shows on it fails. I suspect FairPlay.

Fri Aug 08 00:49:45 +0000 2008

Arrived SEA Seatac Airport.

Fri Aug 08 00:50:44 +0000 2008

At hotel near Tsarwassen Ferry, in Canada. Taking 7:45am to Duke Point/Nanaimo. Location:

Fri Aug 08 08:52:43 +0000 2008

Waiting at Java Shack (free wifi) for penultimate ferry to Quadra Island. Last ferry will be to Cortes Island. Location: http://gpstwit.

Fri Aug 08 21:13:52 +0000 2008

Only using wifi in Canada. $0.79 per minute for calls, $1.50ish per megabyte, $0.20 per SMS. AT&T choices for international plans suck.

Fri Aug 08 21:18:25 +0000 2008

Photo of Quadra Island Ferry from Java Shack (free wifi), Campbell River, BC [Flickup] - 2008-08-08 14:21:38 -0700

Fri Aug 08 21:24:17 +0000 2008

Retrying GPS Twit - it doesn’t handle length well. Location:

Fri Aug 08 21:30:46 +0000 2008

No road to Channel Rock on Cortes Island, BC, so I’m hauling luggage on dingy. Piloted it solo this time.

Sat Aug 09 08:08:17 +0000 2008

Gyazickr on iPhone doesn’t deal with twitter post length very well either. It posts to twitter via safari, Flickup uses Twitteriffic.

Sat Aug 09 08:14:33 +0000 2008

No road to Channel Rock on Cortes Island, BC, so I’m hauling luggage on dingy. Piloted it solo this time.

Sat Aug 09 08:16:10 +0000 2008

Gyazickr iPhone App only posts 320 x 240 pictures, lost geolocation info (see ). Sorry, removing from phone.

Sat Aug 09 08:20:42 +0000 2008

Flickup uploads 1024 x 768, much better then then Gyazickr. But like Gyazickr, appears to loose geolocation info on upload.

Sat Aug 09 08:23:44 +0000 2008

Only thing Gyazickr did right was caption. Flickup did a better caption. Both failed to deal with limited length of twitter posts.

Sat Aug 09 08:23:57 +0000 2008

Arrived Channel Rock on Cortes Island, BC, after boating in my luggage. Took a while to get wifi up - very remote here.

Sat Aug 09 08:25:16 +0000 2008

No power lines to Channel Rock, all electricity is generated using solar. Here is the solar panel controller:

Sat Aug 09 08:33:31 +0000 2008

AirMe iPhone App posts only new photos to Flickr (i.e not from photo roll), only supports is 640 x 480:

Sat Aug 09 08:36:24 +0000 2008

AirMe also appears to lose the geoloc info in the photo, but does put a loc name in caption – in this case, the closest is Campbell River.

Sat Aug 09 08:38:02 +0000 2008

So far disappointed with the iPhone Flickr upload apps. All loose geodata in the photo itself, and none upload the full sized photo.

Sat Aug 09 08:48:52 +0000 2008

For comparison, see a photo from iPhone w/geoloc transfered to iPhoto, then uploaded to Flickr. Great metadata:

Sat Aug 09 08:50:59 +0000 2008

Sunny morning–woke up late, ate food grown from the garden, played my hang drum, taught some djembe, and took a solar shower. I am content.

Sat Aug 09 20:44:10 +0000 2008

Just woke to the threnody of wolves in the hills above Channel Rock on Cortes island, BC.

Sun Aug 10 13:41:34 +0000 2008

First time I’ve heard the mournful song of wolves. It was more like a singing chorus then the more random howling that i had imagined.

Sun Aug 10 13:43:48 +0000 2008

More wolf song last night, and several of the residents of some of the outbuildings last night heard the pitter-patter of padded feet.

Mon Aug 11 17:25:04 +0000 2008

Wonderful day of conversation, walking the rocks at low tide, drumming, and great food at Channel Rock, Cortes Island.

Thu Aug 14 06:57:53 +0000 2008

Slow, pleasant, warm day on Channel Rock. The honey bees are diligently working and I am not.

Thu Aug 14 18:25:39 +0000 2008

Beautiful seaplane trip from Cortes Island to Renton (near Seattle). 1300 ft up down the Puget Sound with great visibility. Lots of photos.

Sat Aug 16 01:45:51 +0000 2008

A little too tight a connection from the Boeing Airport where the seaplanes land to SEA Seatac Airport, but made it. On way back to OAK.

Sat Aug 16 01:48:07 +0000 2008

Arrived OAK airport, heading home. Gotta clean up before M gets back from her vacation Tuesday.

Sat Aug 16 03:41:43 +0000 2008

First time I’ve traveled with my hang drum. No trouble with travelling with it as a carry on - the checkers are curious but not suspiscious

Sat Aug 16 03:53:24 +0000 2008

Have Hang, Will Travel ;-)

Sat Aug 16 03:54:08 +0000 2008

Been doing a massive consolidation and backup of all my hard drives onto a single system, the making an office copy. Took almost two days.

Sat Aug 23 06:13:20 +0000 2008

While my drives were being backed up, I did some spring cleaning on my home office (a bit late, I know) Still a lot to do but much progress.

Sat Aug 23 06:14:48 +0000 2008

My desktop Mac is finally back up and running with a fresh install, and all backups complete. Performance is much perkier.

Sat Aug 23 06:17:05 +0000 2008

Had a nice birthday party last Saturday (early, because the real date is in middle of labor day weekend), played games with friends all day.

Mon Aug 25 19:16:05 +0000 2008

Sunday took the day off — rested, read some books, ate some leftover birthday cake, watch some TiVo. A good relaxing day.

Mon Aug 25 19:17:00 +0000 2008

Replying to @schwa

I use WinClone to backup my BootCamp partition:

Tue Aug 26 02:31:26 +0000 2008

Replying to @amyjokim

Have you read my series on rating systems? First at

Tue Aug 26 08:07:33 +0000 2008

Replying to @schwa

bencode? A link?

Wed Aug 27 19:43:09 +0000 2008

Replying to @factoryjoe

My rule of thumb on m4v vs mp4 is is it primarily a video with a single audio stream, then mp4, but if it anything else, m4a.

Thu Aug 28 19:09:11 +0000 2008

Heading off to the ConQuest game convention in Santa Clara. Hope to LARP and play some good stategic board games.

Sat Aug 30 17:55:45 +0000 2008

Played in a LARP a gentleman mage from England visiting New Amsterdam still held by the Dutch in the Early 1800s. Good imaginative game.

Mon Sep 01 00:35:27 +0000 2008