Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I have no justifiable logic behind this, but I really don't like the new wrapper design on the jelly jar.

-- Posted From My iPhone jelly. That doesn't even make sense.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Worst? Or worstestest?

This is not how you level a table.

-- Posted From My level iPhone.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Call me a pumpkin eater if you want.

Ok, this was not taken with my iPhone, but I liked it and it was taken today. This is a picture of that project I was working on a few weeks ago. It's another version of my magnet puzzle from way back. I'm pretty pleased with this version of it and it has proven to be quite a challenge.
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

At least we're in the same state…

This is quickly becoming my least favorite scene.

-- Posted From My iPhone which doesn't seem to have an app for this.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What do you think?

Can I pull this off?

-- Posted From My forever 21 iPhone.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Money spent.

I'm not so sure I'd be happy if I paid for this advertisement.

-- Posted From My iPhone.

Let the begging begin...

By now I'm sure all of you have heard that Cadiz and I are trying to get into the top 50 of a wedding contest for a chance to win a fancy wedding.  I'm also sure that all of my friends and family have voted for us here:

What I'm begging for now is that everyone that has voted for us already go out and find just 3 or 4 other people to vote for us as well!  This the only way that we're going to even have a shot.

Let me do the math for you...

We currently have 621 votes.  The couple in 50th place have 821 votes.  That's a 200 vote gap and we only have 5+ days to close.  Now the tricky part is that for every vote we get, the couple in 50th place will probably be getting votes as well, so what we really need over the next 5+ days is probably a minimum of 400 votes, if not more.  So if we can get the 200+ voters to convince 3-4 other people to vote, I think we can do this, but it's going to take a group effort.

Need some clarification as to what voting means?  Read this:

Do I need to publicly embarrass myself?  I'd be happy to... provided we make it into the top 50. Vote for that if nothing else.

ps, If we don't make it into the top 50, I will be posting pictures of me crying for at least a month.  You don't want to be responsible for that, do you?  I didn't think so.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This is questionable at best.

-- Posted From My iPhone.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Celebration Dinner

10 bonus points if you can tell me what I'm celebrating.

-- Posted From My iPhone con carne.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Draft #2

I'm single handedly bringing up the average pick of Russell Martin.

-- Posted From My iPhone in beautiful Dodger blue.

Monday, March 22, 2010

It's almost time...

Can't wait for baseball to matter again!

-- Posted From My iPhone. Batting 1000 since 2008.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

If only these were diamonds...

This is how I'm going to remember the passing of the healthcare plan.

Barack emailed me personally to let me know. We're tight like that.

-- Posted From My now covered iPhone.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Who says the economy is bad?

These prices seem reasonable for gum and tic tacs.

-- Posted From My well priced iPhone.

Friday, March 19, 2010


This is a fake fireplace. I don't get it. Why would you want to fake that?

-- Posted From My real iPhone.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I thought there would be more of a turnout.

You've voted, right?

-- Posted From My iPhone dancer.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Am I crazy?

Or do you see it too?

This is my ceiling by the way.

Oh, and I have wifi again. Thanks apple!!

-- Posted From My iPhone using wifi, sweet wifi!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Better than October

This is a little better than the orange they had last October.

But not much better.

-- Posted From My iPhone food coloring.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Looking up.

-- Posted From My iPhone that no longer has wifi.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

First trip to Devon Street

Didn't get nearly as many looks as I thought I would.

Food was seriously fresh though.

-- Posted From My non-Indian iPhone

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tonight, we Feud!!

Name something you need to be taught to hold correctly:

Answer: Your liquor.


-- Posted From Team #1!

Friday, March 12, 2010


I may have found a way to make some extra money...

-- Posted From My

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Since no one was asking...

I'm sure there's a lot of people out there asking themselves what exactly it would take to create the perfect Twitter app for Jon's iPhone.  That's an excellent question.  Rather than let all the devs out there ponder this question and hope to epiphanticate* the answer, I'll just spell it out for you.

I could make this post a lot longer and more tedious by going through all of the features that I would want in a twitter application, but there's no need for that.  There's a whole list of standard features that everyone's come to expect from their client of choice, so I don't think I need to say that being able to DM or Reply to people is something that should be included.  That pretty much goes without saying.  Instead, I'm going to tell you what the little something extras are that I would like to see rolled all into one.  Truth is, there's three twitter apps out there that completely cover all of my needs and wants, they just aren't all in one nice, neat location.  Those apps are Twittelator Pro (my personal favorite), Tweetie 2 (a close second) and Tweetdeck for iPhone (a pretty distant third, but with a few key features that need to be addressed.)

All three of those choices have a lot of the same core functionality, so here's what I think is unique/best implementation of for each app and what should be integrated into one super app.

Twittelator Pro: ($4.99)
1.  The number of unread tweets that counts down in real time as you scroll through and read.  --This should really be the standard in my opinion.  Maybe it's just me, but I like to know how many unread tweets I have and I don't like to have to mark things as read once I've scrolled past them.  I also don't want to mark all as read in one fell swoop as my only means of clearing the number of unreads.
2.  Tap the time since tweet was posted gives you either a quick @reply compose screen, or if it was part of a conversation with someone else, it shows the conversation.  --I love this because I don't always remember what was said last, so this makes it much easier to follow the conversation or quicky reply to someone without too many taps.
3.  Tap anyone's profile pic and be taken directly to their profile page.  --Seems pretty straight forward.  I almost find it odd that this doesn't happen in some of the other apps.
4.  Inline photo preview.  --This is a biggie for me.  When someone tweets a photo, rather than seeing some indecipherable link, I see a thumbnail of the picture.  I almost can't stand the fact that the other apps don't do this.
5.  Hash tag adding.  --I really like the way Twittelator Pro handles this.  It's a simple scroll wheel for previously used tags so I don't have to retype them all the time.  It's also easy to add multiple hash tags at once.  Not that I do that often, but when I want to, it's nice.

Honorable Mention:
1.  Custom themes. --This isn't a deal breaker for me, but I do think it's worth mentioning that you can set up the color scheme of the interface to pretty much whatever you want and you can share your theme with others.
2.  Translation button for tweets in other languages.  --I don't know how accurate it is, but it's sure better than nothing. (Tweetie 2 does this as well, but I think Twittelator Pro puts it in a more useful spot.)
3.  Double tap the status bar at the top to scroll all the way to the newest tweet.  --This also marks everything as read.  Sometimes that's nice when you've got too many tweets to read and you just don't care.  It's much faster than swiping up for a couple of minutes.
4.  Tweet drafts.  --I almost never do this, but the ability to draft tweets even when I have no signal/internet connection, and be able to save them for later is really nice.  It's also useful if you don't want it to look like you're tweeting when you shouldn't be, but don't want to forget whatever amazing witticism you just manifested when you should have been working.

Tweetie 2: ($2.99)
1.  Uninterrupted reading of tweets.  --Unlike some of the other apps, Tweetie 2 doesn't lock up when it's updating/refreshing.  You can continue to scroll through your unread tweets.  This is probably one of the biggest pluses for Tweetie 2 in my opinion.
2.  Swipe a tweet for quick links to common functions like Reply, Favorite, Profile and whatnot.  --This is nice because it puts a lot of key features right where they need to be.  Nobody needs to fight through two or three taps before getting to what they need.
3.  Gap indicator for missed tweets.  --Every app pulls in a limited number of tweets every time you load it up, so if you follow enough people, you're going to miss some tweets.  If you don't like that, Tweetie 2 really helps you out by showing you where the gap is and allowing you to retrieve all the missed tweets.  This is definitely a great feature.
4.  Search your tweets.  --At the top of all of your tweets is a search bar that filters/searches all of the tweets from the current screen.  I'm baffled as to why this isn't included in more apps.  Sure, searching all of the twitterverse is nice, but sometimes you're just trying to find that one tweet from the people you follow.
5.  When viewing someone's profile, Tweetie 2 shows whether or not they are following you back.  --Maybe I'm a jerk, but if you just add me to get me to follow back and then dump me once that's accomplished, I don't like you. Tweetie 2 makes that whole process a lot easier.  If I'm not even enjoying your tweets and I find out you've cut me loose, I'll say goodbye to you as well.

Honorable Mention:
1.  The pull down when you're composing a reply tweet to see what you're actually replying to.  (Yes, Twittelator Pro does this too, but I know Tweetie 2 did it before them, so I'm giving Tweetie 2 the credit.)
2.  The pull down to refresh when you're at the end of unread tweets.  --See above for same explanation.

Tweetdeck for iPhone:  (Free)
1.  Facebook integration/multiple accounts.  --This is just really well done in my opinion.  I love the fact that I can plug in multiple accounts, including Facebook, and update them all at the same time.  They have little buttons at the top of the compose screen that you can toggle on and off in whatever combination you choose.  This is easily the best integration of multiple accounts that I've ever seen.  Tweetie 2 isn't bad for switching somewhat quickly between more than one account, but its got nothing on Tweetdeck for iPhone.  I also really like having a separate column for just my Facebook status updates.  It's nice to have everything in just one place.
2.  Switching between All tweets, @replies, lists and Facebook updates.  --I don't think any client is faster at switching between those categories than Tweetdeck for iPhone.  I wish they could all be that fast.

Honorable Mention:
1.  Update notification.  --I really like the way all the updates show up in just one place, but when you click on it, you get a detailed breakdown of where the updates are coming from and a second click takes you directly to where they are.  It just seems really well done to me.

So there you have it.  If you take all of the standard features and then add on what I consider to be the best of these three applications, you would have what I would call the best available Twitter App for the iPhone.  I readily admit that I'm not a programmer and I don't know if it's even possible to add all of these functions into one client without the thing running like turtle through molasses, but if it is, I would pay $5-10 for such an app.  I don't know if that price would be worth the trouble of making it happen, but it would certainly make me happy and isn't that what we're all here for?  To make me happy?  I thought so.

This is my perfect iPhone app.  Everyone's different, so I'm curious to know what features other people like.  Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion or questions.

*I'm completely sure this is a real word.  This is a totally legit conjugation of the word epiphany.

Just an opinion

I'm not really sure you can slap on a questionable camouflage paint job and call an oil pump a "sculpture" or "art." But I'm no expert.

-- Posted From My iPhone sans camouflage.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It was 65 degrees today!!!

If this keeps up, I might not have to resort to so many window shots...

-- Posted From My iPhone Trump Tower.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Take two

-- Posted From My iPhone with some modifications.

Monday, March 08, 2010

On old project revisited

But with a new twist. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how it turns out...

-- Posted From My iPhone, which doesn't take 6 hours to fully cure.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

What's not to love?

I can see what people are talking about when they say they would miss the seasons. You just don't find beauty like this in sunny Southern California.

* this picture comes courtesy of my fiancée's iPhone. Mine was being used by her father at the time so he could check facebook activity.

-- Posted From My iPhone, but the photo is from my fiancée's iPhone.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

What can you do?

Doesn't matter where she goes, she's never met a couch she couldn't fall asleep on.

And no, she's not going to be happy I posted this.

-- Posted From My sleepy iPhone.

Friday, March 05, 2010

You voted, right?

This is my bouquet of "help us get married!" papers. When someone asks where to go to vote, I just hand them a slip and curtsy.

-- Posted From My iPhone!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

What I did tonight...

I made a remote shutter release for my camera. I'm running the CHDK firmware on my Canon S3 IS. That allows me to utilize a lot of the functions the camera has built in but have been disabled by Canon for whatever reason. Here's some pics.

-- Posted From My iPhone because my camera can't take a picture of itself.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Well there's your problem...

I'm going to change up the format for today because my iPhone can't actually take macro photos like this.  (To be fair, not many cameras in general can take macros like this.  My camera has a minimum focal distance of 0.0 feet on super-macro.  Yeah, that's right, it can be touching the lens.)  Three feet away from this just isn't going to do it justice.  Plus I like to use my Eye-Fi card.  That thing is baddass.

And it pretty much goes without saying, if you haven't voted for us yet, you're just testing my patience.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

This is how I spent my evening.

Now vote for us.

-- Posted From My iPhone BSOD.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Coincidence? Yeah, probably.

This started happening right after I figured out what was wrong with my computer:

Also, stop wasting your life and do something important, vote for us!!

-- Posted From My voting iPhone.