#san francisco


Need of a Realign

I just got home from @media-SF (Day 1)… all I can say is that I need to realign. I think it’s been almost 2 years since touch­ing this site’s struc­ture. H4X I tell you, H4X!

Any­ways, all the pre­sen­ta­tions are quite inter­est­ing; espe­cial­ly the Inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion pan­el by Richard Ishi­da. That guy owns lin­guis­tics! That’s

Richard Ishi­da > lin­guis­tics

=p

@Media 2007 — Time to Learn More!

@media 2007 - San Francisco

I was for­tu­nate enough to be spon­sored by M.com/Monster World­wide to attend @media 2007 up here in SF.

@media: For for­ward-think­ing web design and devel­op­ment pro­fes­sion­als, @media, one of the world’s fore­most and well received web design con­fer­ences, comes to the West Coast for the first time this May 24th and 25th.

The unique pre­sen­ta­tions from lead­ing indus­try experts will inspire and edu­cate, cov­er­ing a mul­ti­tude of aspects of best prac­tice web design, dis­cussing top­ics such as user-inter­face design, acces­si­bil­i­ty, seman­tic markup, CSS, JavaScript, and ajax.

Woohoo! I can’t wait to get my badge! haha =)

Look Ma, “Mobile” Web

Well, I could­n’t believe it till I expe­ri­enced it first hand. I’m blog­ging on the AC Tran­sit bus w/ WiFi. Here’s the result of the con­nec­tion (from dslreports.com)…

So, if you hap­pen to be rid­ing on these lines, try tak­ing the bus­es that looks sim­i­lar to the char­ter ones.

Quick News on iPods, the Web and on the Streets

Today was the first day of the Apple Expo in Europe, Paris to be exact. I was hop­ing that Steve Jobs would be announc­ing the new “Core 2 Duo”-based Mac­books. But alas, that spec­u­la­tion was­n’t even close.

His announce­ment weighed more heav­i­ly in the release of prod­ucts from the iPod fam­i­ly, then the release of iTunes 7. Here’s the break­down of the new fea­tures per iPod fam­i­ly mem­ber:

iPod:

  • 60% brighter dis­play
  • 75% longer video bat­tery life
  • Gap­less play­back
  • Excit­ing new games
  • Search and Quick Scrolling
  • New head­phones
  • $249 for 30GB
  • $349 for 80GB

iPod Nano, 2nd Gen­er­a­tion:

  • Made of thin­ner alu­minum
  • Col­ors of blue, pink, green, sil­ver and black
  • 40% brighter dis­play
  • 24 hour bat­tery life
  • Gap­less play­back
  • Search and Quick Scrolling
  • New head­phones
  • $149 for 2GB (sil­ver), $199 for 4GB (blue, pink, green and sil­ver) and $249 for 8GB (black)

iPod Shuf­fle, 2nd Gen­er­a­tion:

  • World’s small­est MP3 play­er
  • Alu­minum case with clip
  • 1GB — up to 240 songs
  • 12 hour bat­tery life
  • USB 2.0
  • Dock & ear­buds includ­ed
  • $79

I’m eye­ing that Shuf­fle for $79. Seems rea­son­able and func­tion­al if you play sports; espe­cial­ly when you run a lot.

Any­ways, besides Mr. Jobs announce­ment, a cou­ple of the MA folks and I will be attend­ing Car­son Work­shop’s Sum­mit: The Future of Web Apps tomor­row and Thurs­day. Should be some inter­est­ing and excit­ing time. It’s just too bad I don’t have a Mac­book (yet) so I can look as cool as those tech­f­reaks attend­ing. Oh well, I hope this Dell Lat­i­tude loan­er can do the job of writ­ing notes and check­ing email.

The Future of Web Apps