Wired iPad App Review

This is more of a wakeup call to the music magazines out there. You need to stop what you are doing in print. You need to hire an iPad developer and make an iPad version of your magazine stat.

This is just one example of the Wired iPad application and what it is doing. In just one day it is already at the top of the top paid iPad applications Every article is in the magazine, but for the iPad there are some enhancements. Such as music to articles, videos and some interactive elements. It is priced exactly the same as the magazine is priced, which i subscribe to. If they can someday get a subscription, that equals the print subscription or less (minus printing costs). The magazine iPad applications will surely take off.

I love the wired app, and I have already shown it to everyone as a great example of what the iPad can do. And what is possible with some thinking. I can’t wait till my favorite music magazine has an app, and i can listen watch and read the review of the latest wu-tang cd. Think about it, awesome.


I Hate the Car Wash

I hate getting a Car Wash. It is completely un-productive in my mind. You get someone to wash your car and you just sit around watching them do it. I just don’t know what it is about it. I would never take any car to the wash before I met Erin. But she likes to have a clean car, so I have to take the cars to get washed. But to pas the time, here are a few things that I do while I am at the car wash (in no particular order) :

  • Judge people based on the cars that they are washing.
  • Guess who owns certain cars, and judge them based on that.
  • Order a fruit ice cream.
  • Read the La Weekly.
  • Read a book.
  • Tip the person who washes my the car way to much.
  • Pay with a credit card.
  • I don’t like to wash my car getting a wash.
  • I like to pretend that I own another car.
  • I like to give people dirty looks at the car wash.

And thats about it.


Cleaning up Website

I had some free time this weekend and started to work on this website. I had used this website as a test bed for some wordpress plugins and other things. First thing i did was go through the db and delete anything that I thought wasn’t related, or was installed and not un-installed. I like having a clean db, and this worked out well and was easy to do. I have some experience in what is needed and not needed, so it was easy for me to do. But I don’t recommend that you do this. I didn’t even backup the db! I then updated the WordPress to the 3.0 beta 2 and initialized the 2010 theme.

The next thing I did was delete some folders and files that I know aren’t being used. I found an old Gallery2 installation and transfered the albums folder locally. I then deleted the whole folder, it took some hours to do over ftp. After that I created a Gallery category and a gallery page. I did this so I can customize the gallery page, and make it look more like a photo gallery than a blog. I started uploading some of the albums from gallery2 and was looking at how WordPress uses the image and galley features and customizing it using a child theme. I have never done this before, so it took some time to do. I was going to write my own function to grab the first image from a gallery, but apparently Wordpress already made one for me in the 2010 theme! So, I just had to copy and paste, I didn’t fine this until about an hour after I was working on my own. There doesn’t seem to be many websites talking about this, so I am going to change that later today on my tips for wordpress website.

Its lunch time, Talk to you later