Gettin’ tech-y with it

I’m what you call a late-blooming early-adopter. My job and my interests exposed me to lots of cool doo-dads and webby goodness. That said, I’m not always the first person to jump in and get my typing fingers dirty. I let stuff slowly filter through my friends before I choose to I incorporate it into my life.

This morning, I finally jumped over to Google Reader for my RSS needs. Part of the reason I wasn’t using bloglines more frequently was it’s limitations. I’m hoping through the good work of the Googlers, I’ll do a better job of following up on the interKnitters I love so.

Musically, I poked around Bootie’s site to download their free mash-up mixes, 2005-2008. It’s old news, something I haven’t looked at for a few years. Now, thanks to Bootie, i have 6.5 hours of new music! Bootie is a local party that campily layers current music on top of other songs, say Missy Elliott rapping over The Cure’s melodies. I can’t be bothered to actually go out to a bar and stay up past 11, so it’s a joy to be able to grab toe-tapping tunes that make me shimmy and chuckle a little. As Girl Talk was one of my favorite albums last year, it was time to investigate DJ’s aspiring to be as good as him. Great stuff, say if you were throwing a cold outdoor party at an Elks Lodge in Rhinebrck for Ravelry!

Lastly, this here post. I’m composing it in the WordPress app on my phone. Just another overdue tool that I should have added a long time ago. So far do good. Between this and blogging from Flickr, you may just be reading more frequent musings (with more frequent typos, too).

So far, 2009′s has been a year productivity through simplicity. I don’t want more, more, more, in things or accomplishments. I just want peaceful contented-ness through intentional choices. And if some new tools help me achieve that while boppin’ my head, all the better!

EDITED: I had to go onto my desktop to remove a bunch of extra \’s the mobile app inserted at every apostrophe and quotation mark. It also didn’t record line and paragraph breaks. Anyone else have this problem on the iPhone with WordPress? Must I code everything html-style?

EDITED AGAIN: I upgraded my WP and it’s helped! See? No “\n’s” and odd line breaks when not handcoded.

EDITED AGAIN AGAIN: Fixed the link to Bootieusa.com had a typo. Great catch, Matthew!

4 Responses to “Gettin’ tech-y with it”

  1. Judy Says:

    I always code my blog posts in html, so I’m probably not the one to ask. But I found the WP iPhone app sort of annoying, generally. So now, if I post from my iPhone, I just use Safari and log in via the regular dashboard.

    By the way, I also recently switched to Google reader from Bloglines. One of the reasons was because of a great iPhone app called “Web Feeds” by Tuomas Artman that will import your Google subscriptions to your iPhone.

    I love my phone.

  2. Mel Says:

    I’ve been using Google Reader for quite a while now – found it much easier (for me) than Bloglines. Still contemplating a move to WordPress, though. Smooches to you, the old man, and Janie

  3. Ginger aka Beethoven Says:

    We got Google Reader, but don’t use it much. Too much to read already…

  4. Matthew Says:

    Just FYI… the your link to Bootie is mis-spelled… u instead of i.

    Cheers!