of course…

of course after i mention a great find of mine, it breaks. pixelpipe is no longer correctly uploading to plixi for me. it looks like there’s some kind of API issue on their side. in the meantime, it means that uploading images just became difficult again.

plixi’s iphone app is nowhere to be found. i’m not sure what happened to it as it WAS available at some point some time ago… the only thing that is saving me is that plixi will also let you email images to a custom email address that will then upload it to your account. thank goodness. this solves my image uploading needs, but i really wished there was an integrated solution for status updates and image uploads. pixelpipe looked like it was the solution, but alas, that does not seem to be the case.

maybe it’s finally time to start writing that iphone app, after all…


i’ve been absent from the blog for quite some time now. most of it is just because i haven’t really felt the desire or need to blog. when i first started to blog, i was angst-ridden and needed a place to vent. eventually i got to a good place in my life and i started to blog about all the fun things that i was doing. and then somewhere along the way something happened. maybe it was the discovery of micro-blogging with twitter. maybe it was dealing with the learning curve of a new job. or maybe it was having a son.

in any event, i feel like what precious free time i do have, i generally want to spend it relaxing as much as i can by just doing nothing. it’s awful that it’s come to this because i want to say that it’s out of laziness, but really it’s more bourne out of the desire to not want to do anything. even watching tv sometimes is too much…well, let’s not get carried away here.

christi’s gone to texas for the week and kyden and i are fending for ourselves. it’s actually not that bad, kyden and i are hanging out and we are having a fabulous time. he tried eating some of my burrito tonight, but it was a little too spicy for him.

tonight’s big activity, once i finished up work, was to figure out how to correctly share images between my twitter, facebook, and some image sharing site. i thought that finding an app to do this would be really easy because you know…there should be an app for that.

it turns out that it’s a little bit harder than i expected. there are plenty of web sites that will do it, but few have iphone apps that will let you upload from one app and publish to multiple destinations. on top of that, i wanted to be able to update my twitter feed and facebook feeds with text messages. shozu was the first app that came to mind, but it really bothers me how they advertise their own service within your content.

pixelpipe does everything that i want it to do, but it’s not very intuitive to use at all. in fact, it’s very confusing…but very powerful. i think i have figured out how to update status messages in facebook and twitter and post to facebook (w/ thumbnail instead of via link) as well as adding a link in twitter using the original image (not a resized crappy image) all from one app. it’s has some great functionality, but really needs a redesigned user experience so people can figure out how to use it. that being said, kudos to the pixelpipe team for all of their points of integration with various social networking sites.

i’m surprised there aren’t more apps that work in this space, it sort of seems like an opportunity here for someone to come in, wrap together a beautiful UI, and really take this idea off. hmmmm…maybe that’s a project for me in the “spare time”.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-03

  • It's a daily struggle with Kyden and today I lost. He launched an early attack that I just never recovered from. #
  • OMG. http://www.fixedsysexcelsior.com/ FixedSys for Mac? LOVE IT! #
  • spent too much time trying to figure out how to send Ctrl-Alt-Del to a windows synergy client from a mac server. #
  • Itbx #
  • A day without Koda throwing up is like a day without Kyden crying at the top of his lungs. Unfortunately today is not that day. #
  • wow…jenny mccarthy is so bad. #
  • Grandma thought Kyden was cold and put one of his aunt's shirts on him http://twitpic.com/3m5o7w #@facebook #@twitter #
  • Oh my gosh. They make Kyden-sized Specialized bicycles. http://twitpic.com/3m5qap #
  • need a new harmony remote. debating between going cheap w/ the harmony 300 is replacing the one i have with the harmony one… #