Your lovely [RhymesWithNose] (or Shure or Sony or whatever) headphones? Won’t plug into the iPhone (at least without a bunch of hassle). You have to imagine Apple have something up their sleeves here, but it really makes little sense.
More on the BBC/MusicBrainz link-up — Not only are the Beeb paying to use MB data on their site, the music experts over there will be helping update MB. This can only be a good thing.
65 page training PDF. Summary: Go to an Apple Store, not a Cingular one, unless you want to wait for them to faff around offering credit checks and trying to upsell you on Family Plans and accessories. (Sweetest detail: They have custom iPhone carrier bags that they have to place the iPhone into and seal before you leave the store!)
Although there have been rumours saying that Apple have got plenty of iPhones available for the grabbin’, this page on their website seems to indicate they’re expecting shortages — It lets you know which stores expect to have iPhones available the following day.
Quality grumpiness from Charlie Brooker. “The pop-up a tent was a joy. It comes flat, disc-shaped. You throw it in the air and it unfurls into a canvas shell. Within seconds I was the proud owner of a home fit for a tramp.”
No iPhone premium as some feared — These look to be the same as Cingular’s existing voice-plan-plus-unlimited-data rates (which I’m already paying). Not clear if existing Cingular subscribers have to pay an (undisclosed) activation fee, though.
“Comic Sans is the most abused font in the history of computing, so please avoid using it unless it’s REALLY suitable.”
OS X screensaver which grabs your friends’ photos from Facebook. Playing with this, I was reminded that a) I have some incredibly hot friends and b) I have some incredibly strange friends.
With a design sensibility somewhere between Craigslist and Upcoming, it should be live in the next couple of weeks.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.