iBook, a flagship application from Apple on the iPad. It’s supposed to revolutionize reading (in an amazing ang magical way).
First off, the bookshelf, it’s ugly and clunky. I want to feel lightness when I’m holding the iPad, a big clunky wooden bookshelf does not do this for me.
Secondly, the page-peel effect, it does not do it for me, at all.
Thirdly, and this is probably the biggest beef, why are the books so expensive? I mean, really really expensive. One category is “Sci-fi books under $7 “. If I go into a book-store and look at the pocket books they cost the same and even less in some cases.
Why is a digital book so expensive? A Full season of the tv-show Glee in the iTunes store is $59.99, Avatar goes for $14.99. How many persons do you need to write a book? Probably the same amount that it takes to write the script of one of the tv-shows, or a movie. But then you have all the rest of the stuff that comes with a movie production. And isn’t the digital way supposed to save the trees and the environment and all that? At least you don’t have to print the books, transport them etc etc. Then why is the price on books in the iBook store so high? WHYYYYYYYYY?
Anyways, I don’t read books in iBook, I use cloudreader wich is an awesome and free program. Not only does it show pdf’s brilliantly, it does show all the comic book formats there is. Navigation is easy and fast as you can se in this youtube-clip (not made by me) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdxsdlWAHTo
You add the files via itunes and the connection to your iPad, dead easy.
So to sum up, iBook I don’t use, the iBook store are taking (IMO) to much money for the books, I read books on the iPad with cloudreader, and you should to!
It seems that I’ve not yet has gotten the get RITCH QUICK up on Spotify although it’s available on iTunes.
That is not all though, it seems that cbbaby makes the audiosamples to be 8seconds, that makes my previous calculations faulty by a factor of 8.
I also checked another band that I have on spoify, and found out that per play I really get 0.00090426 SEK or 0.00012614 USD, wich is a lot less then 0.0025 SEK, so it will take 8 times longer to get a third of the calculated money.
Unless this really surfaces on Spotify I’d like to file this experiment under Epic fail rather then a regular fail.
Me and Staffan have been working on a little game.
It all started when I wanted to entertain the kids, so I did a little Java game. Then it was almost fun, so I ported it to Android. Then Staffan got involved and made graphics. Then we’ve been at it trying to get it to be as fun as possible.
I think we have succeed, if you have an Android phone, please download it and have a look, it’s called DunkaDunk and it’s at the Android Market (and it’s free)
Here are some screenshots for you to look at while you get your phone up:
I’ve been dabbling with making iPad stands this weekend. They are just prototypes, made with a little to basic tools. The round I accidentally broke and glued together. But I think it will be awesome when I do a few for real with the help of my brother and all his glorious power tools.
The prototyping proved that they are good enough to put into production (although a small series), msg me if you want one.
I have here a formula for you to attract male’s (if you are at all interested in this).
I’ve accidentally ran across this formula by accident, and since I don’t really feel like attracting guy’s I’m sharing this with you.
Go to a public place, or a place with many people. This can be an airplane, airport, train, train station, bus, pub, restaurant, hospital waiting room, wherever there is more then 0 persons really.
Take out your iPad, and start using it for _whatever_
Let them come to you, because they will come. Especially if you live in a country where they are not released yet. Like in Sweden, where I live.
Let them touch it, feel it, and somehow they feel obliged to small talk to you.
Step 5: profit (if you are in to that sort of thing)
If you like this small how-to and find the soul mate of your life, please invite me to your wedding/partner registration ceremony!
In southern Sweden there is a bizarre tradition around eastern. There is something called the art-round. Where artists open their homes and studios to the public. Mostly these are painters, glass-fusing, clay forming middle to old-aged women without talent.
My wife love’s going on these tours, mostly because it boost’s her self-esteem when she could art the shit out of most of the art we see. And secondly because when you find something nice, it’s nice.
Today me the wife, the kids and my wife’s mum where out looking at art. Among the masses of crap, there was a few very nice paintings.
Also, there was a video-installation at this one place, the photos where bad and the projector they ran it on had either 8 or 16 bit color resolution, so the gradients where bad. But they had drone music to it. And that drone was awesome.
At another place, there was a bagpipe, and my wife easily found the guy who played it (he was the one painting the water-color-paintings at the place) and she asked him if he could play, and he almost ran to the instrument to play some for us.
Bagpipes are loud, it was awesome.
I also fond ecological kimchi close to the bagpiper, and I bought it. But I haven’t yet eaten it.