Switching from reading my RSS feeds in NetNewsWire to using Google Reader via EventBox on the Mac and Byline on the iPhone. EventBox is also taking over from Twitterrific for now, and since there’s Instapaper integration, I may end up using that more too. But right now I feel like I’m using someone else’s setup; it’s a little weird.
“You’re going to want to do this on a cutting board, so your fianceé doesn’t flip out when she gets home about the knife marks on the kitchen table and you have to explain sheepishly that you were up the very serious business of converting your softback Moleskine into a hardback and forced an innocent piece of furniture to forever bear the scars. If you forget this step and she’s already flipping out, telling her that you’re also blogging about it will not help.”—
“The controller’s single Action button does the simplest things somewhat awkwardly. To play or pause, squeeze it once. To skip to the next track, squeeze it twice. Three times, and the Candyman appears. Or maybe the Shuffle just skips to the previous track. I’m too scared to try it.”—Andy Ihnakto, describing the new iPod Shuffle
I rarely used Party Shuffle in previous version of iTunes. Now it’s “iTunes DJ” with features to allow guests to vote using Remote app on iPhones. I sort of want to throw a party or a rave or something just to try it out.
The California Supreme Court decided to pass on deciding this before Prop. 8 was voted on, probably on the hope that it wouldn’t pass and they could avoid the theater. Oops. Now the court is stuck with two unfortunate options. They could (properly) decide that Prop. 8 circumvented the proper process to get on the ballot and thus the California Constitution was not properly revised, leaving the right (improperly) screaming that the court is making up law. Alternatively, they can decide that the California Constitution has been amended properly—which means that banning gay marriage will take a 50% + 1 vote but overturning the amendment will be much more difficult.