#Technology


URL Longer-er

I was just talk­ing to James about the idea of hav­ing a URL “longer-er” service/site just for laughs. The idea of it is pretty much a reverse of most of the URL short­en­ing ser­vices out there today like tr.im, is.gd, tinyurl.com, etc. Lo and behold, I guess they have one:

titanurl.com

Check out URL for this blog using the service:

http://titanurl.com/fd8b1f7f8284d85418b2fd45bdd4fd7bdacbb8418bd15b8f4bda5b58a2b2ba528b8ddd77fd8a81b8bfcd5d8d45b4abd8f81885addc88a81bbc52d8d8fb225bcad5882b444d87ab82148db8dd2bb8fbd22f7b811288c8b88bbd5a752c818bb222c88725dbbca258db5855b2582aba/252d5db8dd48bbddba51ca185d2b88dba5bb771b5ba28515a5bd58bd5c2db28b8dd2b5a24f55d1ad15818ba417528c818822dbdaf75588b25dd121485d8811842fa4b8d8bdbd7d2bb8b5d88bb1bb4bb75ccbab124dd8d5b45517b4ba7bfc5ac2bd18b88a8ab2c2dff8bc4d8c8f4b/da188db88288b2af1dbb5cf88588fa28d72722bddf5b1fb4785f55d55df1da2a2dbb15bd48dbcb88b8778d2a84d8b2a88bb88daab48bd18b4528b82454a22828ba5485b41a7dffbbbcfad1dd81cbad482b5dbbbb8f81bbcd5bfddc5ab48daa14488bbd882b7dbfb81dacb4b27285/5db17f2f44ddbb1844dd272a28d41add88a8afa78888d8b2f2b512885b728888415aa8a11dd51422848d4dbb4bcbac7d48fb885b587b48888db4bb2bd8bfb42d58d52475bdddfb882f5b4b14bfb8b8bab4871f542bd88d8b587b2b2ab8dd25bc8afd52dd8b785bd8c25fbd488b8d/5b845fc228b45b4fb528ddbd1b242d42175a78ba221b8a8bf8b4d75b84d2b8dbbbbfbf8a5a754b5b58bab5cb25228b15558b8d8a85ddf417abd28bb28a1bb5fabbb5f18f525f21bbc5dad18fb52ddcdd7d4f8bdb11d8ab42cf518158bbb448d8c55db88d18b225d8f844f572a8b8/a5b281daabbd58b8bbaa4bb2882828f1bb7f2b8812cbfbd2a55b82d5d58bab4b425cdd588d888d81fd854455db842b78f5b88b82ab5bdddad8b5ab58527b872bdf5b1f25d5d2bda1288cbaf12dfb5f4481442ad42a1a8bfad22d4d5d88f1f2218cddd8d25752582a8742fdb2dd7b/da8f55d7b8b8d8db28b48a88fbaf257b855bb88adb2b458a5cddd2db8b5f8f1b84b78b1858b8ba4bb5dbf22b8515ad28ac58d5bb5d8bdbbad1b742c5a1f84852bfbd11ad15bfafdd87b8ca518f4b44dba18b181dbbdccd1b58d8ff8bbc2b5f5ddb884dfd52282b5abbbd84dd87b4/d58bdb541f8d8cb1bfba152b2b248cd8d1b28881fba8852d55ffbb4ff5c5abbb85dafa55bab45b85b1d8a57bbbd81b8b88d48488575dbdab5bb52dc248bb1b14a1888844c5d18ffc1bd75448d1bb14d2d8821bbaab2cdfbfb52ada5ca1b5dd2fbdf2dba22b117a4f8a4db8d8522c/8822515cd58884b78b1458a44b2bb52dfd584b4a8dd782451b8cd4fdd2bbf4882fbda8d5f2d8ba4f15f2cf58bb2b8a4185ddd4dbd58588754f128dcf855df42854fb1bd888dadbbc281b588225f7c2da881f42db278d25884b882d2271b8b482d8acf75d5b858874dcbcbf5bd228

Nuts! That’s 2008 char­ac­ters from 20. An increase of about 100 times. =p

Apple Ads on ESPN

I saw this new Apple ad yes­ter­day on ESPN after read­ing about it from Ryan Sims. Its a cam­paign for the lat­est iPod shuf­fles.1

Apple has taken over the ESPN home­page in the past. Their ads have suc­cess­fully inter­acted with ele­ments of the page, and not to men­tion, brought the clicks in as peo­ple have been intrigued by them. I know I was, as I had to replay them more than twice.

Con­tinue reading →

  1. Here’s my writeup on that ver­sion. []

Apple’s New Ipod Shuffle

apple-ipod-shuffle-20090311

It seems that Apple just released their new iPod Shuf­fle today. VoiceOver seems to be the newest tech­nol­ogy other than the new form-factor. They say its half-the-size of the pre­vi­ous one, and has a capac­ity of 4GB. In terms of color, its cur­rently avail­able in sil­ver or black.

apple-ipod-shuffle-20090311-key apple-ipod-shuffle-20090311-controls

The only thing I’m wor­ried about is that you have to use the built-in con­trols on the ear­phones that comes with it (or am I miss­ing some­thing?). That’s actu­ally a pretty big one to weigh out.

apple-ipod-shuffle-20090311-controls-earphones

That would suck if you’d like to use some­thing else and/or replace it in the future. You won’t be able to Play, Pause, Skip, etc. Any­ways, I per­son­ally wouldn’t buy this new one and would stick with the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion just because of the lim­i­ta­tion of hav­ing to play songs only through the earphones.

I’m hop­ing I’m not the only one that finds this as a big concern.

Update
For more details regard­ing the new iPod Shuffle’s earbud-controls, read up on Gizmodo’s arti­cle: Con­firmed: Your iPod Shuf­fle Ear­buds Need Pro­pri­etary Chip to Func­tion.