Go Ahead. Adieu.

A lot of times, we do everything in our power to avoid it. But we soon realize change is inevitable. I have so much to say, so much to write.

Yet, I haven’t found the proper space and/or forum to keep my ever changing
needs satisfied.

I won’t get rid of you, wordpress, because well, I never underestimate the entertainment value of reading something I wrote a year or so ago.

But the internet is a beautiful thing, and it would be a shame not to maximize its potential. So I’m moving forward. Let’s see where I’m headed.

Exciting.

– JD

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Apps.
September 1, 2009, 2:48 pm
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– JD



Twitter TV.
May 26, 2009, 4:45 pm
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This can only turn out one way — interesting. And by interesting, I mean frightening.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – How’s this for a tweet? Twitter is coming to a television near you.

The social-networking and micro-blogging service is developing the first TV series that incorporates Twitter into the action of the show.

Created by novelist Amy Ephron, sister of Nora and Delia Ephron, the untitled show will feature ordinary people competing while on the trail of celebrities.

Twitter has partnered on the project with production companies Reveille (“The Office”) and Brillstein Entertainment Partners (“Samantha Who?”).

Reuters

It’s bad enough Twitter has the perception of being a device used to stalk ordinary people and celebrities alike, but they’re going to make a reality television show out of it? This can’t be good.

I’ve enjoyed twittering as much as the next guy, but they have to draw the line somewhere. I mean, sure it sounds interesting, but so does bungee jumping. It doesn’t mean we should do it. Chasing celebrities? It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt — and someone will definitely get hurt. It’s inevitable.

– JD



The Utimate Phone.
May 12, 2009, 10:18 am
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pomegranate

My iPhone contract expires soon, and it couldn’t happen at a more perfect time. I never thought I would type these words, but this puts the iPhone to shame.

Introducing the Pomegranate NS08, straight out of Nova Scotia. Out-of-this-world features include a projector and global voice translator.

You have to see to believe. Be sure to check out the whole site. Pomegranate NS08.

– JD



Unsend.
March 21, 2009, 12:15 pm
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gmail

In one of its more ingenious moves, Gmail users finally have the option to “unsend” an email. Within the first 5 seconds after sending an email, you can literally push the undo button and forget it ever happened. It’s like…….magic.

All you have to do is enable the options in your settings. If you use your email as much as I do, this is pretty much a godsend. Now all we need is an undo button for life, and you know, things would be SO much easier.

– JD



Is This J Diaz?
March 10, 2009, 8:47 pm
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ilife 09

I’ve been consumed recently with the latest version of iLife. My obsessive need to remain organized has resulted in hours of arranging photos based on Apple’s new face-recognition system (which sucks by the way). I uploaded a picture of my dad, and the message “Is this J Diaz?” popped up. I immediately closed my iPhoto in disgust.

The funny thing is I don’t even have all that many photos. I can’t imagine how much time I’ll be spending with the new Garageband and iMovie. It’s part of the reason I have yet to use either one of those. I have to focus on other things. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to add some more contacts to my address book.

– JD