Unable to fall asleep. I blame excitement. Excitement because in 2 days 5 hours and 48 minutes, I will on a the first leg of my two-leg plane trip to Tokyo. People have started asking me how they can follow along at home and it boils down to:
Thanks to a friend, I will have connectivity on my phone and this means I will continue to pester people on Twitter with up-to-the-second updates on stuff practically no one cares about. If you are not following me and want in, I suggest you send me a follow request before Tuesday morning because there is no decent way to approve follow requests on mobile! (Regular policies apply.)
For family members, whom I do not want reading everything I post to Twitter, I will be posting pictures to Instagram, which I am reviving for the length of this trip. Unlike Twitter, my Instagram photos are public, you can find me at Sakurina. Sorry, Android phone users.
Posts to any other social network will be the exception, not the rule.
Anyone unable to follow me in the means described above should just wait until I get back; I do have an idea of what I want to do with photos, videos, and notes collected throughout the trip.
If you need to communicate directly with me this week, I would prefer if you used email (email@example.com) or Twitter DMs. I am skeptical of iMessage’s reliability when SIM swapping, and you are likely to be disappointed by my response time if you send an IM. Priority will be given to close friends and family members.
“also, by virtue of the fact that Google+ is a Google product, there are naturally going to be more Google employees and people who cover Google on the service, and I suppose that for Google fans that is a plus [hurhur see what I did there]”—Me, talking to Shannon.
Arcade gaming is near and dear to my heart. Console, PC, and handheld gaming can fuck off and die for all I care if that would mean the return of arcade gaming to North America. (That sadly won’t happen.)
100 Yen is a documentary currently seeking funding on IndieGoGo on the Japanese arcade gaming scene and judging by the trailer, it looks ridiculously well done. It seems they’ve managed to score interviews with notable members of the fighting game and Bemani community1.
It seems that unlike Kickstarter projects, they are getting all funds contributed regardless of whether or not they reach their goal, but that is no excuse not to support these guys.
Presumably the STG community too though I’m not as familiar with those faces/names. ↩
Bookmark sync might as well not exist for me. All my devices now seemingly have separate sets of bookmarks, and certain mods propagate to other devices, but they never converge on something common, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to force it. This is irritating.
Contact sync is one revision behind for me all the time, meaning I can add a contact and it won’t show up unless I also modify another contact; at that point, the newly added contact propagates to my devices but the modification to the other contact does not until I modify something else.
Inductive charging is one of those things I’d like to see Apple steal from WebOS devices, but I’m not sure if Apple would want to do that when it could have a big negative impact on the third-party case ecosystem.
Sounds like a great move, especially since Google+ usage1 is THROUGH THE ROOF.
"Usage" is measured by the amount of people who load a page with an embedded +1 button or some other dumbshit metric to make it look like Google+ isn’t an echo chamber for Google employees and SEO/social media expert douchebags ↩
Gizmodo, once again, full of shit, reporting that one iOS icon is bigger than the Mac 128k’s screen.
Of course, that is not actually the case. There are several sizes for iOS icons. The biggest one actually displayed by iOS itself is 144x144 pixels (the application icon on a Retina Display iPad), which is smaller than that of the Mac 128k’s 512x342 display.
Gizmodo is talking about the iTunesArtwork file, which is displayed by iTunes on the desktop (when browsing your Apps library) and on the App Store on the desktop and the iPad (the big icon displayed on the left side of the screen).
I guess it’s a slow news week since that file’s been around since the App Store launched in 2008.
"Twitter’s gung-ho product VP Satya Patel told Businessweek that 2011 “was the year we began scaling… our ad business… And 2012 is the year when we demonstrate it’s a juggernaut.” The best is yet to come, in other words."
Translation: get ready for buttloads of Twitter ads in 2012.
As mentioned earlier, having multiple PSN accounts on the same PS Vita memory card is possible, and I wrote up the process you need to go through on my real site, along with a list of limitations if you choose to go through with it.
I thought I had found a workaround that does not involve nuking your device’s settings and rebooting, but when testing it, I ran head first into a bullshit error message dialog telling me I was trying to log into an account other than the one my device is authorized for, despite having just unauthorized it. So yeah, fuck you Sony.