Fixing a fraying iPhone/iPod/iTouch USB cable



 I found that after a lot of usage, and accidental tugging and yanking, that my iphon charging cord was becoming damaged were the cord runs into the plug head. My first inclination was to use regular black electrical tape to fix the problem, but I hate now the stuff leaves sticky residue and tends to slide around.


PhotoTrader V1.5 review


In this review I'll only cover some of the new features of version 1.5 of the PhotoTrader app. Please see my previous write up for my review of PhotoTrader itself.


You know you're a plane spotter when..

... you're waiting for the bus and you see a Boeing 767 flying overhead and notice that it's a Hawaiian Airlines airplane. But wait, this is not its normal approach, this is the GLASR flight path to KSEA (usually westbound, eastern seaboard, upper midwest flights)


PhotoTrader iPhone app review

ptphoto4.jpgThe Photoswap (PS) developers seem to be pretty content with their app, no doubt they have thousands of users and the app does what it says it does. However, I noted in a previous post the numerous shortcomings and my wishlist of improvements for a Photoswap "v2".


I entered a Gizmodo photoshop contest

Over at Gizmodo, they are having a photoshop contest that involves placing the "dominos pizza guy" from the Windows 7/Dominos cross promotion campaign in various historical moments.

Here is the original image:


Here are my contributions:



6 day swap

IMG_0032.PNGI had a compelling 6 day swap going with a great swapper in Oregon that would have gone longer had I not hit the "messages" button instead of the "reply". Thread wiped away. This is definitely one of those features that Photoswap V2 needs: the ability to store/recall friends and maintain multiple threads.


Blocked from Photoswap!

I'll admit, I probably had it coming. I had enough of the swaps of hairy legs and TV's in dark rooms, so I created a bogus "The Reality-of-Photoswap Scavenger" hunt as a statement of protest, and evidently a few people did not find it amusing.


Ok, Photoswap, I gave you the benefit of doubt

IMG_0032.PNGAlright, I tried. I really tried. I made it a point to not become one of "those guys" on Photoswap and send endless inane photos of hairy legs or my TV in a darkened room. I would go on walks at lunch taking photos of interesting things to swap. But for my efforts I am rewarded with hairy legs and photos of floors and sheets.


People are awesome

These are some of the more choice comments I've stumbled across today regarding President Obama's school speech. I am a bit annoyed by the decision of most news outlets to permit commenting on stories, I think it is detracting and inappropriate, but when they are about a story such as this, they are like CRACK. I just can't stop reading them. They are a trainwreck of national proportions and I just can't get enough.


iPhone Camera improvements

One of the fun features of the iPhone  is the built-in camera. Like with all smartphones and cell phones, the camera is essentially a secondary device with limited functionality. The features are usually limited to "digital" zoom and maybe some brightness adjustment. The iPhone's amazing array of apps has extended the functionality of the camera phone idea but there are still some issues that I would like to see resolved.


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