Sun 7/10/11 10:03pm #
Touchpad – I played with a Touchpad in Best Buy today. I like WebOS, and it worked well on the Touchpad tablet. But the apps folder on the thing looked awfully empty. Unless HP can find a way to undercut Apple drastically on price, or attract massive developer interest, I don't see the them making much headway with the Touchpad. In many ways the WebOS UI is more refined than Android's UI. But even while I was playing with it, there were apps that seems to hang and take awhile to launch. Android may have a terrible UI, but it feels snappier than WebOS. Speed beats elegance and Apps (functionality beats speed and elegance. iPad, has speed, elegance and functionality so, it's way ahead of the other two.
Google+ Hangouts – Roped Adam and Comfort and Jennifer in to try Google Hangout's group video chat. I was very impressed with it. Web video conferencing has been around for eons, but I think Hangouts has a real opportunity to make it work. I think it's going to be really be useful in the workplace. Small classes and lectures would be a natural. And while I don't play roleplaying games, I could see it being very very useful for something like that too. If you're not on Google+ yet, the Hangouts video chat would be a very good reason to sign-up for it.
I'm still not sure about Google+ overall. I like it better than Facebook. But I don't really use Facebook except to read other people's stuff, and there's not a much posting going on in Google+ quite yet, and if there were, part of me still thinks that twitter is a stronger more flexible format. But the Video Chat in Google+, that's stellar.
Hands on clock may be moving slower or faster than they appear - You ever notice how much different days can vary in speed? Saturday went really fast, Sunday went very slow. Sunday was better than Saturday though. Go figure.
Fulton Street Artisans Market - Went to the Fulton Street Artisans Market again this week. I like art fairs and such, and this little art market is like a tiny mini art fair every Sunday. It's always interesting to stop by for 15 minutes and see if there is anything new or clever.
The Ann Arbor Art fair (a seriously larger and proper art fair vs. Fulton's Market) is in a couple weeks, and I'm looking forward to checking that out as well.
Digging scribbling on the iPad. Probably doing myself somewhat of a disservice publishing such rough scribbles to the internet. I'm a designer though, and not an illustrator, although I'm not sure most people really know the difference, people tend to equate the two. The more I do these rough quick scribbles tho, the more I feel like I should sit down for an hour or two and do an actual well crafted drawing, just to go “I *can* draw real nice, but I'd rather scribble is all”. Maybe sometime I suppose, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for me to do anything much nicer than these, anytime soon.
Brickroad Pizza - Had an absolutely fantastic Cclzone at Brickroad Pizza today. Fantastic. (BTW This and the above picture, snagged from Jenn's blog)
Tomorrow is Monday - And that sortof sucks.
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