Sunday, April 22, 2007

iPhone Shopping Widget

i can't help but think This Shopping Widget would be a great addition to the widgets that ship with the iPhone. Though, the form factor could use some rework, the right-sliding drawer be moved to a bottom-sliding position, or overlay the listings, or be removed.

The idea of course is to be able to do some basic comparison shopping from the iPhone, in a snappy, uncluttered interface giving users access to 3 online marketplaces: eBay, and

Also: Shop for an iPhone when it comes out.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mac OS X Leopard Delayed to meet iPhone Targets

Apple shifted developers from leopard to the iPhone team. The result: Leopard delayed to October, and the iPhone in late June.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Friday, April 06, 2007

Your resume might be hurting your chances of getting an interview.

The Acronym Soup Phenomenon (ASP) is what many techies fall victim to when putting together their resumes. An engineering manager of a Southern California Internet company explains why listing any and all technologies and programming languages that you've ever come in contact with could be hurting your chances of getting an interview.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New Beginnings

This last year's been a wild ride.

Got Engaged.
Turned 30.
Hired Architect with Brandy.
Mom got cancer.
Mom beat cancer.
Left EarthLink. Joined Internet Brands.
Dad got married.
We got married! \o/
Honeymooned. Got PADI-certified for open-water scuba diving.

... and this week Dave Watson will be presenting his (hopefully) final working drawings to the City of Hermosa Beach, while the Coastal Commission is doing its thing. We'll also be giving working drawings to 3 contractors bidding our project. We're applying for a construction loan. Then we'll have to find a place to live for about a year.

If all goes according to plan, we're looking at a big tear-down party early June or late May.

In the midst of all this and increasing workaholism, i've visibly not kept-up with any sort of sustained blogging. What little I've posted has often been about "work stuff". I'm also no-longer contributing to TheAppleBlog.

While EarthLink wasn't quite ready to let just about any employee ramble about apps they build, we just created a couple of new semi-sanctioned blogs at The New Gig, thru which i'll likely be channeling the geekier stuff, hoping to be joined by a few of my peers:

Internet Brands Developer blog: Typically about developing applications, technologies, and developers.

The aptly-named "CarsDirect Used Car Site Blog" seeks to get some feedback about our newly-redesigned used cars marketplace.

We'll see what 2007 has in store ... Married Life, New Home?, Kids? Diving! Work! While I was busting my hump at EarthLink, it was, I feel, a mere warm-up to what i've experienced and will gleefully endure at Internet Brands.

And then there's this thing.