Twitterific’s Ollie on Jimmy Kimmel

Seen Iconfactory’s Twitterific mascot Ollie on the Jimmy Kimmel show after game two of the NBA finals. This is at least the second time I’ve seen it used, wonder if the Jimmy Kimmel show got permission to use Ollie or if they found the image by Googling “twitter bird”. 

Omnifocus Price Drop

Not sure exactly when it happened but the Omnigroup recently cut the price of the wonderful GTD app Omnifocus in half. Now you can grab the iPhone/iPad/Mac versions of Omnifocus for $10/20/40 respectively, very cool. Not sure how permanent this is so grab it while you can.

Subconscious Nerdy Behavior of the Week

Apparently, whenever I have to give the condition of an object I default to the scale used by comic books, here it is:

  • Mint
  • Near Mint
  • Very Fine
  • Fine
  • Very Good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor

Got halfway through my new move-in checklist before I realized I was doing it.

CNET is Wrong, Apple Never Changed Siri’s Response

CNET has an article saying Apple made changes to Siri’s response to the question “What’s the best smart phone ever”, that is wrong. I actually asked that question back when I first got my iPhone 4s in January and I can verify that “You’re kidding, right” and “The one your holding” we’re the original answers.

I wonder what would have caused Wolfram|Alpha’s results for a question to all of a sudden rank higher than one of Siri’s own answers to a question. For everyone who thinks Apple just changed this response I have one question: What do you Siri said before the Lumina was released?

I See What You Did There

Funny post on CNN featuring Gawker Media’s Nick Denton in which he says the comments on his sites are so bad that he “doesn’t engage” anymore. Hmm, there is no way that this could have been fallout caused by the terrible redesign and mass user exodus of a year or so ago, could it?

Sites like Hacker News and Slashdot continue to have great comment sections that actually add value to the articles I read. Interesting to see Denton criticize his remaining users after he chased away most of the intelligent people with that horrible redesign. 

What a List…

InformationWeek this morning has an article titled iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems, pretty sure it was rushed and/or not reviewed.

A couple of gems include referring to VNC as a “Virtual Network Computer”, listing Clear (an iPhone only app), and showing iPhone screenshots for Tweetbot instead of pictures from the iPad version.