The iPhone Cometh

We’re less than three hours away from Apple’s iPhone launch here in sunny California. Various media outlets are buzzing with news about the launch and some were lucky enough to receive an iPhone for review purposes.

Those of you who want an iPhone, but aren’t willing to lay down the money for one, still have a chance to win a free iPhone, courtesy of And the rest of you who just want to see the chaos of the launch and hundreds of rabid, hopeful fans, can watch the launch live at the Palo Alto Apple Store on Zooomr TV.

Where have I been?

Just a few days ago, Brian reminded me that I had finally graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Music (emphasis on Education) over two weeks ago, and that I don’t blog about such things anymore.

He’s right. I’ve been so busy with school and other such things lately that I’ve stopped using my blog as a blog. has become more of a programmed column with much less commentary, opinions, reviews, and general random content than most other blogs.

First of all, I’d like to thank those of you who continued to read during this content slump. Now that I have graduated, and plan to experience at least a year away from colleges before returning for further education, you can expect to see more content here in the style of a traditional blog.

Categorized as General

To Twitter, or not to Twitter

I just received an email from Angsuman asking me to join Twitter. I have been thinking about starting a Twitter account for quite some time, but I always wind up back at the same question. “Why do I want a Twitter account?” I have read almost every blog post and review that has been published about Twitter, but I still can’t think of any practical use for the service.

I could use Twitter to keep people up-to-date on what I’m doing every minute of the day, but who would want to read that? I could use it to announce Frost updates or post little tidbits of information that I think I are worth sharing, but wouldn’t I post those to my blog too? I could use it to share information when I’m away from a computer (you can post to your Twitter account from your cell phone), but if it’s really worth sharing, couldn’t I just wait until I’m near a computer to write a blog post? I could use it to post “nonsense items” which aren’t necessarily worthy of a blog post, but why would I bother to post those in the first place?

I already have this blog, my photos on Zooomr, my bookmarks on, a Newsvine Column, and an IconBuffet Profile. Do I really need to join another social network?

With that said, I’d like to ask you, my kind readers, to answer this question. Why would I want to have a Twitter account?

WordPress Security Update v2.2.1

A security update has been issued for WordPress. This release, version 2.2.1, includes security fixes and is recommended for all users. The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for WordPress here.

Blogroll Dive: 6/18/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Khaled is beginning yet-another Broken Kode redesign.
  • Jim released a custom NetNewsWire style.
  • Joen shared more project management tips and techniques.
  • Sarah released a full recording of Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine, her new composition for String Quartet.
  • And, Tom discussed the One Laptop per Child project.