Monthly Archives: May 2011

★ Which Direction Should I Wipe?

Oh My God. This is actually an article on Lifehacker?

Link: Which Direction Should I Wipe? | Lifehacker Australia

All you know is that once you were settled in on one style of wiping that worked, more or less, there was no real reason to change. But is it the right way? Is it the best way? Let’s find out.

I know there’s a really inappropriate pun I can make here to close out this article, but I think that’s a little too obvious so I’ll leave it up to your own imagination.

★ Which Direction Should I Wipe?

Oh My God. This is actually an article on Lifehacker?

Link: Which Direction Should I Wipe? | Lifehacker Australia

All you know is that once you were settled in on one style of wiping that worked, more or less, there was no real reason to change. But is it the right way? Is it the best way? Let’s find out.

I know there’s a really inappropriate pun I can make here to close out this article, but I think that’s a little too obvious so I’ll leave it up to your own imagination.

★ The Truth About Square

I came across this quote in my RSS feeds this morning, linked from Ben Brooks, originally from Ed Oswald at Technologizer.

I’ve taken a look at the app and its kind of disappointing. First off there’s no barcode support at all, thus this is useless for just about any business outside of restaurants. There’s also no easy way to run end-of-day reports — something most bookkeepers will tell you that is necessary to make sure your books are straight. Businesses need point-of-sale systems to be fully functional, and Square isn’t.

The concept behind Square is quite interesting, it’s a bit of a swipe at the old style of credit card processing, but in terms of being a replacement for your cash register, well I think it’s a little early for that, specially in Australia where many of us still pay with cash when we’re grabbing coffees, sandwiches, etc.

Now if Square were to open up their API so that other applications were able to leverage their payment gateway then that might be pretty interesting. I’d be one of the first to submit a feature request to Xsilva to get the gateway built into Lightspeed, which is what we use as our POS at Schiller and still to this day we have to manually process all of our credit card payments. It’s a pain in the butt.

(Via The Brooks Review)

★ The Truth About Square

I came across this quote in my RSS feeds this morning, linked from Ben Brooks, originally from Ed Oswald at Technologizer.

I’ve taken a look at the app and its kind of disappointing. First off there’s no barcode support at all, thus this is useless for just about any business outside of restaurants. There’s also no easy way to run end-of-day reports — something most bookkeepers will tell you that is necessary to make sure your books are straight. Businesses need point-of-sale systems to be fully functional, and Square isn’t.

The concept behind Square is quite interesting, it’s a bit of a swipe at the old style of credit card processing, but in terms of being a replacement for your cash register, well I think it’s a little early for that, specially in Australia where many of us still pay with cash when we’re grabbing coffees, sandwiches, etc.

Now if Square were to open up their API so that other applications were able to leverage their payment gateway then that might be pretty interesting. I’d be one of the first to submit a feature request to Xsilva to get the gateway built into Lightspeed, which is what we use as our POS at Schiller and still to this day we have to manually process all of our credit card payments. It’s a pain in the butt.

(Via The Brooks Review)

★ Keynotopia Templates

Keynotopia Templates popped up on my radar overnight, basically it’s a whole bunch of vector UI components that you can use in apps like Keynote and PowerPoint to prototype your mobile app ideas.

There’s a massive amount of different application elements, tutorials, webinars, and other resources to help you on your way to App Store infamy. Seriously, got a good idea for an app then this is definitely the place to get your prototype together.

(Via swissmiss.)

★ Keynotopia Templates

Keynotopia Templates popped up on my radar overnight, basically it’s a whole bunch of vector UI components that you can use in apps like Keynote and PowerPoint to prototype your mobile app ideas.

There’s a massive amount of different application elements, tutorials, webinars, and other resources to help you on your way to App Store infamy. Seriously, got a good idea for an app then this is definitely the place to get your prototype together.

(Via swissmiss.)

★ Legacy issues

Link: Legacy issues

“If there’s a one-way track–stuff gets added, but it never gets taken away–then the ship is going to get slower and heavier and become much harder to handle until it eventually sinks.”

If only there was an easy way to forward this article on anonymously to a couple of people….hrmmm

★ Legacy issues

Link: Legacy issues

“If there’s a one-way track–stuff gets added, but it never gets taken away–then the ship is going to get slower and heavier and become much harder to handle until it eventually sinks.”

If only there was an easy way to forward this article on anonymously to a couple of people….hrmmm

★ Severe Weather Warning, May 24 2011

Here comes fun! And by fun I actually mean me running around the house making sure that there’s nothing likely to get blown around and damage the house, car, us, etc.

Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds for people in the Metropolitan, Illawarra, Hunter and Mid North Coast forecast districts.

Issued at 4:09 pm EST on Tuesday 24 May 2011.

Weather Situation
A low pressure system is expected to move along NSW coast today and on Wednesday. The low will bring a possibility of severe wind gusts on the coastal fringe between about Ulladulla and Port Macquarie from early Wednesday.

Damaging winds with peak gusts over 90 km/h are forecast for coastal parts of the Metropolitan, Illawarra, Hunter and south of Mid North Coast forecast districts during Wednesday morning and afternoon.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Keep clear of fallen power lines.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Tuesday.

★ Severe Weather Warning, May 24 2011

Here comes fun! And by fun I actually mean me running around the house making sure that there’s nothing likely to get blown around and damage the house, car, us, etc.

Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds for people in the Metropolitan, Illawarra, Hunter and Mid North Coast forecast districts.

Issued at 4:09 pm EST on Tuesday 24 May 2011.

Weather Situation
A low pressure system is expected to move along NSW coast today and on Wednesday. The low will bring a possibility of severe wind gusts on the coastal fringe between about Ulladulla and Port Macquarie from early Wednesday.

Damaging winds with peak gusts over 90 km/h are forecast for coastal parts of the Metropolitan, Illawarra, Hunter and south of Mid North Coast forecast districts during Wednesday morning and afternoon.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Keep clear of fallen power lines.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Tuesday.

★ Golf Mantras

Just so you all know how easy it is to simply walk onto a golf course and hit a ball, this is the pre-shot routine that I’m currently trying to drum into my head so it becomes second nature.

  • What club are you using, where does the ball need to be positioned for that club.
  • Don’t point your feet at the target, you know that you need to keep them parallel to the target.
  • Relax your grip pressure, you know you always grip the club to tight.

This is all after I’ve taken into account the distance I want to hit the ball, the club I plan on using for the shot I want to play, the wind direction and speed, and the lie position of the ball on the grass (ie. into the grain or against the grain), as well as a general “how well are you hitting them today tiger” feeling.

You can see why I find it such a relaxing sport right?

★ Golf Mantras

Just so you all know how easy it is to simply walk onto a golf course and hit a ball, this is the pre-shot routine that I’m currently trying to drum into my head so it becomes second nature.

  • What club are you using, where does the ball need to be positioned for that club.
  • Don’t point your feet at the target, you know that you need to keep them parallel to the target.
  • Relax your grip pressure, you know you always grip the club to tight.

This is all after I’ve taken into account the distance I want to hit the ball, the club I plan on using for the shot I want to play, the wind direction and speed, and the lie position of the ball on the grass (ie. into the grain or against the grain), as well as a general “how well are you hitting them today tiger” feeling.

You can see why I find it such a relaxing sport right?

★ OmniOutliner for the iPad Reviews

The reviews are starting to trickle in for the iPad version of OmniOutliner, and so far they are all positive.

I’ve barely started using the app, due to not actually working yesterday, however with the 15-20 minutes I’ve spent using OmniOutliner I’ve been quite impressed.

Anyway, here’s some links to reviews;

I’ll add in more once I finally get around to clearing some of the articles in my Instapaper list.