I like Mr. T

 

What a Thanksgiving Eve Treat!

This is a throwback episode. How far back you ask?  Well… climb into your TARDIS and go back to… about a year ago, as best I can tell. Yep. Topics include burgers, Doctor Who, life, death, and of course, Mr. T.  Starring @raislak, @pauld, @teenydvl, and @sikkdays.

Fanboi Commentator

So, there’s a few good rumors out there, and I think I generally fall in line with Marco Arment. His being the reasoned, logical tea-leaf read, I’l just wildly speculate.

Macrumors links to what they characterize as a dubious claim of an updated iPod Touch with 3G capabilities.

I’d agree this is dubious for a single reason: at that point, I don’t think they’d call it an iPod Touch anymore. Here’s what I think we could see from Apple: no more wifi-only versions of the iPhone or iPad.

At some point, cell network communication chips just don’t cost enough to justify making a separately designed product without them. My theory is that if you want what today is an iPod Touch, you can buy a cheap iPhone. It’ll still be contract free, it’ll still be cheaper – a cheaper, thinner design, that looks like today’s Touch possibly using the last-gen chip instead of the latest-gen. Maybe it doesn’t have a retina display.

And it will have 3G. If you want, you could turn on cell data (voice as well if you want), if you don’t it will still be an iPod Touch.

Carriers could use this model as your cheaper, pre-paid iPhone. Instead of selling the 3Gs, this could be subsidized to cheap-or-free.

Right now, Apple maintains some level of production on three models: the iPod Touch, the 3Gs, and the 4. If you can eliminate one of these lines, still provide a cheap entry-level iPhone that can do double-duty as the Touch – and can become a phone at any time – it seems like it makes sense to do that.

I’ll grant that’s probably crazy. And maybe with LTE on the horizon, you wait until you can do this same thing with LTE instead of 3G. That then also gets rid of your separate Verizon model. On the other hand, maybe you simply use a dual-mode chip.

Just some crazy thoughts from a fanboi.

From Bed, No. 1

So I’m becoming a dad.

I guess that could be scary, and there are things that I’m scared about. But being scared, being afraid, is usually about knowing something could happen, that you have no control over, and fearing it out of sheer instinct.

That knowledge doesn’t make all the what-if’s less scary. But it does mean that I don’t need to be blindly afraid of them. Because I can control myself, and my reaction to that fear.

One thing that I’m not worried about is being a good dad. I am actually luckier than most in that I have two really great examples of strong, kind fathers. If I can follow in their footsteps, I’ll be a great father. If I can improve in any way, all the better.

I know the routine for Delivery Day. I know where to go, I have all the numbers in my phone to call, and I know what should happen, and generally what’s likely to go wrong.

So I remain patient and yet anxious. Time is going fast and slow simultaneously.

All this to say, I’m adjusting to a new perspective. I’m excited about the final Harry Potter. I’m awaiting the new iPhone with baited breath. But these kinds of things aren’t even on the same chart as my joy and wonder at becoming a father. This is the next challenge. This is the greatest thing I will ever do. And I can’t wait to get started.

From Bed, No. 0

So the great thing about this iPad is that I can finally get back to blogging. Ah, the basics.

Of course, all of you will simply have to hope that I’m wearing my PJ’s.

Anyway, I’ll get down to it. It’s been about a year since I’ve done any real blogging. If I ever did any real blogging, but I digress. And it’s been a pretty good year. Like a tire. A Goodyear tire. Check?

You’ll notice off to the right that there’s still a book you can buy from Amazon called, “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell. It’s still there because I still recommend it. It’s a good book if you want to understand some of the psychology and cultural impact of myth (which is code for “religion”).

On a less spiritual and more practical note, I’ve also recently read HTML5 for Web Designers, by Jeremy Keith. Short, well written, a great first entry to the A Book Apart series.

That’s it for now. I hope to do this more regularly in the future. Rock on.

I like Corsets

 

A very St. Patrick’s Day worthy episode.  Listen to this if you’re in the midst of your three-day stupor.

I like Quantum Leap

 

Bak-tacular and Andersonian

I like… What was this about again?

 

So, we talked about stuff. A looong time ago.

I like King of the Hill

 

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I like Long Hiatuses

 

It’s been so long since we recorded this, that I have no idea what it’s about.  But hey, it’s good!  I’m sure!

I like Traffic Noise

 

Real, real great episode we have here.  I’ve blocked most of it from my memory, in fact. With @raislak, @pauld, @teenydvl, and @sikkdays.