J Phil

J Phil

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486 weeks ago @ The Jive.ly Blog - Here goes... · 0 replies · +1 points

A few issues with Jive.ly that prevent me from writing about it right away:

1. Confirmation email came from "webmaster@localhost"
2. Javascript link to open up media attached to updates does not work in the public timeine -- they just don't open.
3. The system does not now that an shortened URL contains a link to a picture or video.
4. Bounce messages make it in as updates: http://www.jive.ly/nikhil
5. There doesn't seem to be a way to link to a single post.
6. 'about' is linked twice in the footer
7. there's no 'my timeline' link, you have to click on the Jive.ly logo which is somewhat non-intuitive.
8. The first link after the jive.ly logo is to the blog, which moves you off the service entirely.
9. clicking 'submit' when updating an account (say with a picture) returns a blank page. The image does not appear for a while, I tried submitting a new photo 4 times before giving up -- and then it worked.
10. I did not try to email an update or Twitter integration. I stopped here.

Feel free to send me email at my linked address or phil@readwriteweb.com if you want me to look at the service again.

497 weeks ago @ ParisLemon - On WordPress (literally) · 2 replies · +2 points

Looks great MG! Welcome to WordPress!

501 weeks ago @ Mathew's Thoughts and ... - Showing Some Friendfee... · 0 replies · +1 points

Great bunch o' friendly FriendFeeders, thanks for showing the love. Just added you, and will be adding some of these folks as well (the few I am not following already, that is).

502 weeks ago @ Bwana.tv - Free Ringtones For You... · 0 replies · +1 points

Bwana, was it you that I learned about the web site Audiko? I found that site to be extremely useful for finding/creating ringtones for use on an iPhone.

503 weeks ago @ Bwana.org - Which Gaming Console S... · 2 replies · +2 points

I guess I'm 'hardcore' or whatever, since I have all three of the listed systems. Plus a gaming PC, a PSP, a Nintendo DS, a Dreamcast, and even a Lynx.

Anyway, I've noticed that in the last two years, I initially played a lot of XB360 games... especially Rock Band. All the Guitar Hero accessories work on the XBox, which isn't true for the PS3 platform.

The Wii is usually used for social gaming, I do very little single-player gaming on my Wii. I haven't been suckered in to buying many specialized accessories for my Wii.

However, most recently, any game that has been released simultaneously for the XB360 and PS3, I've been getting on the PS3, for a few reasons: I like the controller more (especially now that there is a DualShock available) and more games are true 1080p, which is suddenly more important to me since I upgraded from a 720p rear-projection TV to a 1080p plasma recently. Also, the PS3 has recently seen a couple of fantastic exclusive releases like GTA3 and LittleBigPlanet that really push the hardware. Finally, a lot of new PS3 games use the hard drive to improve load times. This is a definite advantage of the PS3 platform.

I also use my XB360 to watch HD-DVD movies (I just bought an extra HD-DVD drive for $99 at Fry's just in case the first one fails) and the XB360 platform is fantastic for DivX streaming and Media Center stuff. The PS3 actually perfect for playing regular DVDs, since it does a smashing job upconverting when using a HDMI connection. I also enjoy Blu-Ray movies quite a bit.

The Wii is pretty neglected when it comes to non-gaming media.. it only supports JPGs on SD card media, and they turned off MP3 support in a recent update (BOO).

When it comes to web browsers, Flash and YouTube support, the PS3 is fine and the Wii is actually surprisingly adequate. To be honest I haven't really missed not having a browser on the XB360, I guess since I have a laptop and my TiVo now has YouTube support as well.

503 weeks ago @ Bwana.tv - Ocarina: Song of Storms · 1 reply · +1 points

The Song of Storms to me was one of the most melancholic in Ocarina of Time.

508 weeks ago @ everwas - $54 Million lawsuit ov... · 0 replies · +1 points

Isn't this story from the beginning of the year? If I remember correctly, the lawyer was suspended and the case was thrown out, right? I guess this is the follow-up appeal.

514 weeks ago @ Bwana.tv - Mobile Rejaw Conversat... · 0 replies · +1 points

Great video! Installing ReJaw iPhone client now!

526 weeks ago @ Bwana.org - 10 Days Without Twitter · 1 reply · +1 points

So, is FriendFeed the new drug for you, Bwana?

528 weeks ago @ Bwana.org - A Call to Use FriendFe... · 1 reply · +2 points

Hear, hear! I think this is a fantastic idea. I will definitely be joining a WWDC liveblogging room, if there is one available. If not, I guess I will head over to Engadget or Gizmodo like I have the last few years.