Old school – NEW world

Bridging the gap . . .

Tag: iPad

Re: 8 pages . . .

Things you should know about my works:

1962 was the year I graduated from high school; June was a senior who initiated me into high school at my eighth grade graduation party (!); and, Junio 1986 was when the rough draft my first ZEEN was completed.

I use Translate, a translation app to flop English into Spanish and French . . . also Dutch and German.

For example: English-to-Spanish – phrases in English are run through the app and the Spanish translation is reviewed and translated back into English, reviewed and translated back into Spanish and back into English again. What I end up with is a phrase in English that when translated into Spanish will give a very literal translation of the original English phrase, but with “duende” as defined by Lorca.

O.K. Here’s the whole ZEEN . . . All 19 pages of text.

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Photos taken with my iPod Touch 5G, some cropping, exposure and contrast manipulation with the PhotoForge 2 app.

Moleskine on steroids . . . part 2

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je repete . . . Obviously the people who have complaints about this app have never used a Moleskine notebook . . .

I bought ALL the tools and the color mixer . . . came to like $10.00 USD.

If you have your iPad in a folio case with a built-in keypad you might have some difficulty accessing the tool bar once it’s hidden. Your finger MUST slide off the edge of the iPad . . . maybe the addition of a discrete file tab at the bottom margin . . .

For those having a bit of trouble “rewinding” . . . use two fingers to “open” the rewind icon and then use a single finger in a counterclockwise motion to “undo” previous scribbles.

The close-up or magnifying tool is a bit tricky but keep in mind the fact that this app appears to be simple . . . but it will take some time to get all the tools working smoothly . . . remember the first time you worked with Photoshop ??

Oh . . . it might add a bit of clutter, but a text feature would be nice. I have a hard time deciphering my handwriting at times so maybe add Helvetica and American Typewriter fonts . . . keep it simple.

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Moleskine on steroids . . .

Paper by FiftyThree, Inc. . . . an app

Obviously the people who have complaints about this app have never used a Moleskine notebook . . .
The app is free with an in-app option for purchasing additional tools (1.99 each). You get the pen tool and an eraser with a nice color pallet included in the download. If you need more stuff (4 additional tools and a color mixer) you can buy them . . .

No you can’t import images (photos or otherwise), but have you tried to download (import) a photo to a Moleskine??

If you want to add color then you can get the brush tool and add great watercolor tints to your sketches . . . no water or makers involved.

This app is only available for the iPad . . . an iPhone/iPod version would be nice.

However, if you want to jot down notes or do a qwik sketch . . . like a storyboard . . . you probably should sit down . . . don’t want to be walking into open manholes or ditches . . . or a utility pole or off the edge of the sidewalk.

If you have the wifi enabled iPad then you can email yer earth shaking concepts or upload them to twitter and Facebook . . .

I’ll still carry a small Moleskine in my back pocket . . . waiting for the iPhone/iPod version of Paper . . .

Get this app if ya gots an iPad . . . y’all.

p.s. I’m going to get the new iPad Air : )

is it still MONDAY . . . ??

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U-u-uh . . . seems like everyday has been MONDAY . . . can’t get the brain out of bed . . . got plenty of wind but the sails are furled . . . inertia . . .

Colloquially, the “doldrums” are a state of inactivity, mild depression, listlessness or stagnation.”

So . . . I’m transitioning into fall from a somewhat short summer . . . peaches are falling off the tree faster than I can eat them . . . the stupid birds peck holes in the fruit and ruin it before it can ripen . . . u-u-uh . . . the old bio-clock is having difficulties . . . sun’s been getting up later going to bed earlier . . . and fucking daylight saving time is no help.

A bright spot on Thursday . . . iOS 7.0

Yeh, well . . . first I REALLY like what’s been done with the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch camera functionality. . . SQUARE FORMAT . . . oh yeh !! And they’ve added some basic filters . . . and the Photo Booth app is unreal . . . here’s an example:

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I had nine app updates for iOS 7 on trash day (Thursday morning) . . . the best one was the Pixlr Express + update . . . Autodesk added a “layers” function . . . it’s labeled “add image” . . . lets you resize, rotate and adjust opacity . . . OH MY FUCKING GOD !!

If you don’t have Pixlr Express + . . . GET IT !!

Just got two old kit models from Japan . . . replacements for some of the old plastic Fang of the Sun mecha that burned up two years ago . . . can’t buy back time . . . so I’ll restart the clock !!

on the “surface” . . .

if you watch the CM on TV touting the Microsoft “Surface” tablet, what they don’t tell you is that the RT sells for $499.99 USD and you don’t get the “pen” to scribble with . . . and that you really should upgrade to the 32 GB model cos the operating software seriously compromises the total available space if you only have a 16 GB memory . . .

The Surface keyboard is smaller than the iPad keyboard . . . and a Bluetooth Microsoft accessory keyboard costs $129.99 USD . . . you can get a padded folio with a Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad 2 for $70.00 USD.

Let’s see . . . the Surface tablet battery life is like 4 hours shorter than the iPad, and there is no yearly subscription renewal for iPad productivity software . . . subscription renewal WTF ?!
If you buy an app for the iPad what you get is frequent updates for NOTHING N-O-T-H-I-N-G . . . and the apps will do basically everything the Microsoft crap will do . . . apps for the iPad cost anywhere from $.99 to like $8.99 USD depending on productivity applications . . . a lot of the good apps are FREE !!! And no subsection fee . . . oh, I said that before . . .

The iPad has higher resolution cameras . . . front and back . . . OH comma and you can get an iPad with cellular capabilities . . . u-u-uh . . . might be nice in a business meeting . . . send an email or two . . . what . . .

p.s.

A 16 GB iPad 4 sells for $499.00 USD . . . or if you want 128 GB, then it will cost $799.00 USD . . . the 128 GB Surface Pro is priced at $999.99 USD.

If you want an 128 GB iPad 4 with wifi and cellular capabilities, it will cost $929.00 USD . . . still cheaper than the Surface Pro with NO cellular options.

So if you like the snappy click klack paddy whack dance number on TV then go spend yer $$$ and the world will pass you by . . . on second thought . . . you won’t even notice that the real world has sailed on into the 25th Century . . . duh . . .

. . . shaddup I’m watching my iPad !!!

comic Life . . .

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Comic Life (the app) AIN’T just for comics anymore . . . !!!
JUST $4.99 USD for the full Monty . . .

One blank sheet and 9 templates to choose from . . . OMFG !!
. . . let the creative juices fro . . .

Here’s my simple demo using the URBANA template . . . did this to show a perspective client . . .

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. . . just the TIP of the proverbial iceberg y’all . . .

Works on yer iPad, iPod Touch 4G, and the ever lovin’ iPhone . . . GET IT !! NOW !!!

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION

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. . . all you iPod Touch & iPad owners, the world is now at your COMMAND . . . well at least for me cos I don’t have an iPhone . . . the GPS people over @ DeLorme have introduced an Iridium satellite device (InReach) that gives you the capability of sending text messages as well as providing SOS emergency services where there is no cell phone service !! with your iPod Touch and iPad, as well as the Android tablet & phone.

The InReach unit hooks to the iPod Touch or iPad via USB and allows you to send text messages, track your travels and upload your maps without a freaking cell phone.

Goodbye and good riddance AT&T and Verizon contract bullshit !!

For those of us who spend serious time “off the beaten path” it means we don’t have to leave breadcrumbs lying about anymore . . . my iPod Touch is with me when I’m out walkabout, so the InTouch is like viagra . . .

For $249.95 you get the InReach unit . . . a subscription to the Iridium network costs a paltry $24.95 per month – there is a $19.95 activation fee.

You can post your travels online so the important people in your life will know where you are . . . and god forbid you get hurt, search and rescue can be contacted via the SOS feature, and your location will be transmitted to the rescue team.

Why nobody likes an apple . . .

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Just read a portion of “Apple’s aesthetic dichotomy” by James Higgs . . . OMG!! Such big words . . . but everyone is free to have their own opinions . . .

Wassa mattah James, you afraid you might get thrown outta paradise if youse nip on the apple? As most users of the iPad, iPhone and all the other models in the apple cart understand, the only “bad” apple was in the bible . . . you don’t have to use Apple apps, there are thousands by other developers to choose from . . .

. . . what’s so bad about analog stuff anyway . . .

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Photo #1 snagged from the internet & modified by the author, smiley ball shot with my iPod Touch cam, all rights reserved, 2011.

Old skin, Moleskine

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I bought a pack (3) of Moleskine about a year ago and scribbled on a few pages of one, the rest went up in flames . . .

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And, here I am today, doing what famoso people do, only using the Moleskine “app” on my new iPad . . . like Hemingway, and . . . and . . . uhh . . . Hemingway . . . Did he really do that? The notebook thing?

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To tradition I say, “Eat shit and die . . . This is the fucking FUTURE!!” . . . no time for pen or pencil & paper.

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. . . my “Trashman” comic burned up in the fire, and that really pisses me off!

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. . . this is the FUTURE . . .

Richard Branson, no virgin . . .

Hey, this is earth-shaking . . . Richard Branson is getting ready to put a monthly rag out just for the iPad . . . Y-O-O-O-O DUDE!!!! I saw this on CNN this a.m. and almost popped a boner . . . and Sherman Alexie is worried that his “books” might be pirated ??. . . uh, wake up Alexie, take a lesson from Branson . . . it’s all about water skiing with a naked girl on your back. it’s not about “art” . . . it’s about men from Mars . . .

. . . app for the iPad only . . .

IPAD

IPAD

IPAD

PROJECT

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or “Pro-ject” . . . like pro-ject yo sef . . .

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. . . or movie projector . . .

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HOLY CRAP, gotta get an iPad SOON!!! . . . and get Branson’s app for his imag . . .

. . . images shot with my iPod Touch and processed with the ShakeIt Photo app.

UPDATE
I looked up Richard Branson for some pics of him doing “Branson” things and found a couple of reviews by two writers with Forbes . . . they don’t GET IT!! . . . AND this is why PROJECT is pissing off the literati . . .

DITA

D-I-T-A von TEESE . . . OMFG!!!

PROJECT is a monthly magazine that will change daily, hourly – minute by minute at times – a month of entertainment for less than the price of a decent cup of coffee.

If bloggers don’t like it, we’ll be dead very quickly.” Richard Branson, Jeff Bercovici Mixed Media“,Forbes.

. . . . the key word is “bloggers“, bloggers and the people who read blogs will decide whether or not Branson’s venture will be successful, not the people who read Forbes, NO, the die-hard poontang-istas (me) will be hoping for more pics of Dita and others . . .

BRANSON

Jeff Bercovici, Bill Barol are just stuck in a Forbes rut – if my 22 year old daughter had an iPad, she would get the app just for the TRON article . . . $2.99 for an app is cheap when compared to the price of a hard-copy magazine that you have to go to the super market to buy, or the neighborhood convenience/liquor store, or worse, the BOOKSTORE . . .

Bill Barol, “Buzz, Boom & SizzleWTF?? Buzz, Boom and Sizzle ?? C’mon . . .