Saw my hang drum on the X-Ray machine at the airport. Beautiful symmetry inside and out.

Thu Apr 01 18:32:45 +0000 2010

Replying to @fbahr

there is a followup a year later where we followed our own ratings system advice with demonstrably better results

Thu Apr 01 18:39:50 +0000 2010

#qotd “To know each other we must reach beyond the sphere of our sense perceptions.”—Nicola Tesla 1905 /via @jeffpulver

Thu Apr 01 19:00:29 +0000 2010

I’m excited re iPad release, and looking foward to hosting iPadDevCamp on 4/16 — 40% full get your reservation in soon!

Thu Apr 01 19:20:17 +0000 2010

Just received email from Apple that iPad version of our game “Reiner Knizia’s Money” is “Ready For Sale”—Yeah!

Thu Apr 01 19:40:39 +0000 2010

My hopes for new iPad info flow & filtering: Reeder & Tweetie & FB->Instapaper->Delicious->TypePad & syllabus wiki. Missing iPad wiki.

Thu Apr 01 20:11:08 +0000 2010

Shannon Appelcline writes about converting our game “Reiner Knizia’s Money” iPhone app to the iPad:

Thu Apr 01 22:37:39 +0000 2010

RT @ppedrazzi I still think that reputation and game mechanics are the future of social software /via @amyjokim

Fri Apr 02 19:34:14 +0000 2010

Deleted tweet to director @TheJoeLynch “Knights of Badassdom” video—social media advice, if you don’t want it shared, put a password on it!

Sat Apr 03 01:14:02 +0000 2010

@TheJoeLynch No problem. Just the habit of a social media maven—see something public you are excited about, you just want to share it!

Sat Apr 03 02:04:46 +0000 2010

I miss Tweetie for iPad — TweetDeck and Twitteriffic just don’t work as well for me.

Sun Apr 04 18:04:33 +0000 2010

Replying to @ravenme

for iPad interface to google apps try

Sun Apr 04 18:11:55 +0000 2010

From my iPad & Kindle experience, most books I will continue to buy on Amazon for reading on both. iPad is too heavy for bed reading.

Sun Apr 04 18:18:10 +0000 2010

RT @finnern: Happy Easter link: Design cities for happiness! Great example of Bogota’s positive change

Sun Apr 04 19:47:10 +0000 2010

So far, iTap VNC is the best iPad remote access client back to your Mac. Tried some cheaper ones with poor results.

Sun Apr 04 20:41:45 +0000 2010

Recovering from a cold today—iPad makes for a good bedside companion. Watched some flicks, read a book, read my mail, browsed the news.

Mon Apr 05 01:37:10 +0000 2010

Replying to @blaircook

iTap supports VNC so lots of platforms, but they also have an RDP solution for Windows in seperate app.

Mon Apr 05 01:39:40 +0000 2010

Arrived in Seattle. Today we are filming “A day in the life of a BGI student” #bgiedu

Thu Apr 08 15:37:09 +0000 2010

I’ve brought both my XXD halo drum (baritone) and G Pygmy hang drum (alto) to Seattle and BGIedu intensive. Very compatible scales.

Thu Apr 08 15:45:23 +0000 2010

RT @iPadDevCamp: 75% of tickets sold, with only 9 days until the start of iPad Developers Camp. @paypalx @ebay #Apple

Thu Apr 08 15:53:20 +0000 2010

Hiring a web 2.0/social web librarian for green MBA program at BGIedu: —great opportunity to shape future of libraries!

Thu Apr 08 15:58:16 +0000 2010

RT @TheJoeLynch: I still like my iPad Mini, thank you very much.

Thu Apr 08 16:05:30 +0000 2010

Bainbridge Graduate Institute #BGIedu now has Title IV Federal Financial Aid available to students. Congratulations!

Fri Apr 09 01:22:21 +0000 2010

RT @iPhoneDevCamp: Four amazing keynote speakers for iPadDevCamp!

Fri Apr 09 03:23:44 +0000 2010

RT @iPhoneDevCamp: 70 tickets left. Eight days and counting. Only $50 for amazing speakers, all your food, a t-shirt, and fun! http://ww

Fri Apr 09 03:24:07 +0000 2010

Heading back to Berkeley after teaching at weekend intensive in BGIedu’s sustainable MBA program. Next week all iPhone & iPad development.

Sun Apr 11 22:12:03 +0000 2010

RT @ManningBooks: Today! Get the ebook version of iPhone and iPad in Action ( ) for just $15! Use code dotd0411tw at …

Sun Apr 11 22:17:02 +0000 2010

Excellent post by dev @JoeHewitt against competitiveness—relevant to both my #iPhoneDevCamp and #BGIedu communities

Mon Apr 12 17:57:16 +0000 2010

RT @andyfluke: “Deterring Fake Public Participation” by Jim Snider – a very good read –

Mon Apr 12 19:48:20 +0000 2010

Another intersection between iPhone & BGIedu—3 posts on “generativity”:

Tue Apr 13 01:59:49 +0000 2010

At #360iDev scoping out eBay facility for this weekend’s #iPadDevCamp, and helping @kallewoof with 3D RPG Dice iPhone app at game jam.

Wed Apr 14 06:25:03 +0000 2010

Replying to @ZackLuby

I taught “Using the Social Web for Social Change” — some of my student’s videos are at

Thu Apr 15 05:50:36 +0000 2010

If you are participating in the #iPadDevCamp hackathon please fill out your photo & profile on CrowdVine — it helps me!

Fri Apr 16 06:33:49 +0000 2010

3 stories of what it is like to participate in a #iPadDevCamp —Send me yours!

Fri Apr 16 06:43:31 +0000 2010

I added 2 fields to the #iPadDevCamp profile on CrowdVine to assist the Hackathon. Team leaders list project and needs!

Fri Apr 16 15:56:14 +0000 2010

#qotd Corollary to Michael Pollan by @HeartIQ: “Eat chocolate. Not too much. Mostly dark.”

Fri Apr 16 20:05:18 +0000 2010

No rule about being part of two teams @deanmao #iPadDevCamp

Sat Apr 17 02:03:32 +0000 2010

#ipaddevcamp Andrea (aka @feorlen) is looking for a team to do a knitting pattern app. Send her ideas as well!

Sat Apr 17 03:03:00 +0000 2010

I’m looking for a #ipaddevcamp mentor that can take on a number of iPhone OS newbies and help them make a simple app.

Sat Apr 17 03:23:51 +0000 2010

Team forming to make open source library for iPhone to iPad communication like card moving from phone to pad. Secret Keeper -> @eljayem415

Sat Apr 17 03:30:05 +0000 2010

Found a newbie mentor at #ipaddevcamp, so come by my concierge desk and meet @j6y6nt who will help get you started.

Sat Apr 17 04:07:46 +0000 2010

Replying to @kigster

Come see me at concierge desk, @j6y6nt has offered to mentor.

Sat Apr 17 04:16:40 +0000 2010

RT @improvnerd: My #ipaddevcamp project:

Sat Apr 17 04:23:31 +0000 2010

RT @deanmao: anyone with game experience at #ipaddevcamp and want to join a group?

Sat Apr 17 04:23:38 +0000 2010

A starting list of #iPadDevCamp projects is at - if yours is not there, update your crowdvine profile.

Sat Apr 17 04:37:32 +0000 2010

Any #ipaddevcamp graphic designers out there? I need a sign tomorrow for my matchmaking / concierge “booth” ;-)

Sat Apr 17 05:43:09 +0000 2010

.@xdamman just let me know tomorrow who deserves a blue ticket and I’ll pass them out. #ipaddevcamp

Sat Apr 17 06:00:08 +0000 2010

Replying to @j6y6nt

I have an adapter.

Sat Apr 17 06:01:18 +0000 2010

I’m sending new to iPhone OS folk to the upstairs “water cooler” room for mentoring tomorrow. I’m sure they can use more help. #ipaddevcamp

Sat Apr 17 06:05:10 +0000 2010

I had fun developer matchmaking for #iPadDevCamp tonight. CrowdVine site is making it easier. More tomorrow. Everyone can find a place!

Sat Apr 17 06:09:36 +0000 2010


New to iPhoneOS at #iPadDevCamp ? Join mentor @JgY6NT in ‘Water Cooler’ room, upstairs, end of the hallway, on right. /cc @lunarboy

Sat Apr 17 18:57:56 +0000 2010

There are about four #iPadDevCamp teams planning to use GameKit w/bluetooth that are inside Fireside A&B. Come help them figure it out!

Sat Apr 17 21:02:32 +0000 2010

Team DevScope at #iPadDevCamp ( @augustjoki ) is seeking knowledge about image processing and edge detection to get them over the hump

Sat Apr 17 21:15:03 +0000 2010

About a third of the #iPadDevCamp coding teams are in the great hall:

Sat Apr 17 21:55:35 +0000 2010

Coding mentor @j6y6nt (center right) coaching new iPhoneOS hackathon programmers at #iPadDevCamp:

Sat Apr 17 23:53:57 +0000 2010

Has anyone reverse engineered a GameKit emulator that allows a Mac to participate in a game? #iPadDevCamp

Sun Apr 18 00:50:43 +0000 2010

Last year’s #ipdc3 “best new developer” Annika working with her dad Carlos @Panopy on an app for #iPadDevCamp

Sun Apr 18 01:05:18 +0000 2010

#iPadDevCamp coder @theprojectabot seeking information on the MPMoviePlayerController for the iPad. How do you have 2 movies simultaneously?

Sun Apr 18 02:28:15 +0000 2010

RT @jpkv2: @ChristopherA MPMoviePlayerController only allows one video to be loaded at a time. Loading new video kills first one.

Sun Apr 18 03:19:35 +0000 2010

Hackathon coder @eliajf is trying to find someone with experience with UISplitViewController—how do you handle the portrait button?

Sun Apr 18 03:32:07 +0000 2010

Coding team ( @theory ) in “water cooler” room are looking for an hour of someone’s time who knows Core Animation. #iPadDevCamp

Sun Apr 18 16:14:25 +0000 2010

All entries for the Hackathon Show should be submitted to me at by 1pm today.

Sun Apr 18 17:05:22 +0000 2010

Have approval from PayPal to open the #iPadDevCamp Hackathon demos free to public starting at 1:30pm today. eBay Town Hall 2161 N 1st St SJ

Sun Apr 18 17:27:37 +0000 2010

Thirty minutes before submissions to the #iPadDevCamp Hackathon are closed. Submit at - 32 entries so far!

Sun Apr 18 19:33:19 +0000 2010

Note to #iPadDevCamp coders — we can only project one video source at a time. However, Elmo camera can display large surface area.

Sun Apr 18 19:37:36 +0000 2010

#iPadDevCamp—375 attendees, 43 hours later 53 apps submitted to Hackathon. Most developed by teams never together before.

Mon Apr 19 02:25:51 +0000 2010

Skotos alum @kallewoof was part of the #iPadDevCamp Best Game App “Tank or Die” team

Mon Apr 19 03:24:28 +0000 2010

#iPadDevCamp Hackathon honorable mention winner talks about his Whorl’d Champions game app and is open sourcing it

Mon Apr 19 05:39:43 +0000 2010

Posted a quick list of the #iPadDevCamp Hackathon Winners at —more details tomorrow after some rest. A fun day, thanks!

Mon Apr 19 06:09:06 +0000 2010

Last word tonight on #iPadDevCamp before I crash — iPhoneDevCamp has an iPhone Developer account where we can submit Open Source apps.

Mon Apr 19 06:17:53 +0000 2010

As a long time Apple dev I agree with most of Tognazzini’s statements about Steve Jobs formula to open a new market:

Tue Apr 20 02:32:52 +0000 2010

I love this picture of a waterfall and a firefall at the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption:

Tue Apr 20 06:52:21 +0000 2010

Interesting thoughts by @MaryHodder relate to my syllabus entries on women and their difficulties with personal brand

Wed Apr 21 20:32:55 +0000 2010

@markjnet I like your blog post on iPhone marketing - I’d subscribe to your blog but RSS is summary only.

Thu Apr 22 05:32:35 +0000 2010

In Seattle this weekend w/ @KalleWoof. Did BGIedu work yesterday, but today is 3rd iPhone conf this month #vtm_iphone

Sat Apr 24 17:27:52 +0000 2010

“The idea is that the content is the interface, the information is the interface, not computer administrative debris.”—Tufte on iPhone UI

Sat Apr 24 19:03:55 +0000 2010

Replying to @suzanneginsburg

Can you make your slides from your UI talk at #vtm_iphone available on blog, or Thanks!

Sat Apr 24 19:06:30 +0000 2010

Very interesting Twitter URL to Delicious websevice: #twitter #delicious #bookmark #webservice #social #bookmark #dbm

Sat Apr 24 20:45:19 +0000 2010

@suzanneginsburg Enjoyed your UI talk. Ping me when you’ve updated the rss feed in your blog, or if you make available your slides. Thanks!

Sat Apr 24 20:52:19 +0000 2010

For those of you with Kindle app on iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC, a listing of free but not public domain kindle books:

Sat Apr 24 22:12:10 +0000 2010

A better #free #kindle #books URL, which excludes public domain & free excerpts. Some good books here. #dbm

Sat Apr 24 23:18:01 +0000 2010

RT @dom: IN HONOR OF our @iPadDevCamp winners I hereby deem the iPad app @BiggerWords to be FREE until further notice.

Sat Apr 24 23:50:52 +0000 2010

I wish more iPad book apps supported the L-shaped hot area for next-page/prev-page like the new Instapaper app does:

Sun Apr 25 00:04:36 +0000 2010

Great photo of developers at last week’s #iPadDevCamp by photographer Adam Tow @atow:

Sun Apr 25 02:00:52 +0000 2010

I’m pleased that Twitter will be no longer allowing 3rd-party apps to ask users for their passwords: #OAuthcalypse

Sun Apr 25 02:10:01 +0000 2010

RT @aridlehoover: “Multi-touch is unnecessarily intuitive” (@kinkadius at #VTM_iPhone) // in reference to his kids making phone calls on …

Sun Apr 25 05:16:36 +0000 2010

RT @dquail: iPad vs. iPhone usage metrics from flurry from ipaddevcamp I attended:

Sun Apr 25 05:24:35 +0000 2010

.@xfernal says to @Scobleizer “There Are Two Types of Privacy” but I say there are “Four Kinds”

Sun Apr 25 05:40:02 +0000 2010

[True for me! Kindle sleepier.] RT “Not so fast. Sleep experts say using the iPad before bed …” /via @ravenme

Sun Apr 25 05:43:39 +0000 2010

Inspiring video on Social Media + Education by @chrislehmann — very applicable to BGIedu Curriculum X: /via @jeffrago

Sun Apr 25 05:56:58 +0000 2010

Cialdini videos about applying his ideas on Influence to Sustainability: & /via @bella_b

Sun Apr 25 06:09:12 +0000 2010

RT @Scobleizer: Blog: an inch closer to THE END OF PRIVACY (thanks @Facebook!)

Sun Apr 25 14:37:01 +0000 2010


Referred to by @hrheingold, I find pretty cool, especially as it looks great on iPad.

Mon Apr 26 01:13:04 +0000 2010

RT @BoraZ: Why there is no such thing as internet addiction

Mon Apr 26 07:52:25 +0000 2010

RT @AlexSteffen: Any company not looking 40 years ahead is probably engaged in actions that don’t bear the full light of day http://bit.

Mon Apr 26 18:41:17 +0000 2010

RT @Scobleizer: Hah! two Dilbert strips Scott Adams considered but rejected on the Gizmodo/iPhone debacle: via @mathewi

Mon Apr 26 19:58:30 +0000 2010

RT @AlexSteffen: Put another way, the Man’s hiding your future so you won’t notice him stealing it: #climate #green

Mon Apr 26 23:15:56 +0000 2010

#qotd “My emotions are user generated.”—@techknow /via @NicoleLazzaro

Mon Apr 26 23:19:42 +0000 2010

A Mexican migrant to US is 5x as productive than at home—why? The avg American has access to $418K in intangible wealth:

Tue Apr 27 02:17:05 +0000 2010

RT @GiffordPinchot: Liked post by @AlexSteffen Relates to Opto thoughts in my Opto/Pesso dialog

Tue Apr 27 02:21:49 +0000 2010

I really like this graphic analogy comparing Tech Startups to Rock Bands by @shanesnow — very true to my experience.

Tue Apr 27 03:41:40 +0000 2010

Good scholarly update on my Dunbar Number articles by Hans Dusink “Is there an optimal size for online communities?”

Tue Apr 27 05:16:27 +0000 2010

Just Another iPhone Blog reviews our “Reiner Knizia’s Money” iPhone app - the app is at

Tue Apr 27 16:38:42 +0000 2010

#qotd “The opposite of consumption isn’t thrift; it’s generosity.” /via @iftfhealth #tyf2010

Tue Apr 27 18:08:09 +0000 2010

[After #iPadDevCamp, I’m intrigued] RT @mager Help create a magazine, from idea to print in just 48 hours: /cc @48HRMag

Wed Apr 28 05:27:27 +0000 2010

Back to Berkeley after 5 days in Seattle for BGIedu and #vtm_iphone conf. Entire trip iPad only. Worked out well, but a bit bleeding edge.

Wed Apr 28 19:33:12 +0000 2010

“We make decisions with partial information…That is, some of us do. Others use data.” from “The Data-Driven Life”

Wed Apr 28 20:22:06 +0000 2010

Frustrated. I’ve been using Quicken since 2003. They are turning off Q’07 pill pay this month, but Q’10 corrupts when converting old files.

Thu Apr 29 20:56:00 +0000 2010

Replying to @dgregryc

No, I gave up on Quicken for Mac ages ago, and Essentials validates that. Quicken is almost now only thing I use vmware for.

Thu Apr 29 22:13:12 +0000 2010

Replying to @bsfarrington

you sure are in a most interesting state capital for news—I can’t think of any other that makes so much national news.

Thu Apr 29 23:47:02 +0000 2010