Saturday, May 29, 2010

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

My birthday present: amazing new tinted windows :)
I spent a few hours washing/waxing the car using a clay bar & synthetic Turtle "Ice" wax - I think the results are pretty nice.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In the Breeze

Lately I’ve been playing my new favorite game on the iPad - Glyder 2.

For just $1 I’m really impressed by the complexity of the little world you fly around in. Lost of different wings & costumes to collect, and a bunch of challenges (time based, collection, flying through rings, etc) make the time pass quickly.

Overall it’s been one of the games I’ve spent the most time with since I bought the iPad. Below are a bunch of little screenshots of the game.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Creeping over the hills [Invasion!]

Fog creeps over the hills into Brisbane toward San Francisco

What a lovely weekend it was :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

I'm Quacking Up

Done with Sketchbook Pro on my iPad

Jailbreaking Part 2

Just a little update (maybe a photo later).
I re-jailbroke my iPad a few days ago for one primary reason; The iPad doesn't have a built in clock app, which means it doens't have an alarm function.  I agree this is an odd oversight considering that probably most digital cameras have alarm clocks nowadays, but whatever, Apple's reasoning is irrelevant.

I could BUY a clock app, but the problem there is that it wouldn't have a persistent alarm, meaning one that would chime if the app was, for whatever reason, exited during the night.  Also, the fact that I like to play my Bloom app at night means that I couldn't have a clock and my ambient sound at the same time. 

The solution came from jailbreaking.  Using some relatively simple methods, I installed the iPhone's clock app onto my iPad.  Even though it doesn't run at the standard iPad resolution, it works just fine and I now have an alarm clock for my iPad.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


So today I got a package with my new Adagio Ingenuitea Tea Pot and Mug.  What's great about the tea pot is it can make a perfect cup of loose-leaf tea without a strainer or a tea ball or whatever.  I can fill it with water, heat it up in the microwave, and put the loose leaves right in the pot.  When the tea has steeped long enough, you put the Ingenuitea over the mug and the tea drains out of the bottom of the pot.  It's great and now I can finally taste all of the teas in my growing collection (thanks to my dad).