New server, new name

I’ve just migrated this site to a new server in early July. I’m still working on getting things updated and getting errant images restored.

For years, my personal site was found at Trending Us, http://trending.us. I chose that name at the beginning because I had intended on mainly writing about trends in technology and other things of that nature. While I only write periodically, I found that I write about lots of different kinds of things.

Another issue is that I haven’t had a “branded” site. My handle “geuis” is the only name I use online. I haven’t had a place that has my projects and something approaching a portfolio. To address that, I’ve now switched over to http://geuis.com and forwarded everything to it.

The style is going to be updated, and perhaps I’ll post here a bit more regularly from now on.

Who's building for the future?

Google Reader is dead. This was a product that many different people used for different purposes. I used it mainly as a way to subscribe and listen to my favorite podcasts. Others used it as a way to integrate disparate data feeds into a manageable and browsable list. It started in 2001 as JavaCollect.

What occurs to me at 2:26am PST, July 2nd, 2013 is that this doesn’t last forever. The approximately 10-15 year life span of a product, which seems like forever in our current eyes, it just a blip in the screen towards the things we should be building.

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Apple updates iPad video to remove Flash

Apple’s introduction video for the new iPad has undergone some changes, quietly.
When Steve Jobs demoed Safari on the iPad on stage, it was obvious that Flash wasn’t on there. Several sites he visited had the now-traditional blue block in place of the Flash player.
In the introductory video that was previewed and later put online, around 2:11 you see the New York Times homepage. A section of the page that uses Flash is clearly visible in the video. This has led to speculation that the iPad will indeed support Flash. No such luck for those that want it.
In an un-announced update to the video, that section has been re-edited to show the blue block.
View the videos yourself and compare. Right around 2:11.
Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-aVbSmfTFs
Updated: http://www.apple.com/ipad/
(On a side note, I am on the side of *not* wanting Flash on the iPhone OS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad). Its slow, buggy, and just a bad experience overall.)

Apple’s introduction video for the new iPad has undergone some changes, quietly.

When Steve Jobs demoed Safari on the iPad on stage, it was obvious that Flash wasn’t on there. Several sites he visited had the now-traditional blue block in place of the Flash player.

In the introductory video that was previewed and later put online, around 2:11 you see the New York Times homepage. A section of the page that uses Flash is clearly visible in the video. This has led to speculation that the iPad will indeed support Flash. No such luck for those that want it.

In an un-announced update to the video, that section has been re-edited to show the blue block.

ipad

View the videos yourself and compare. Right around 2:11.

Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-aVbSmfTFs

Updated: http://www.apple.com/ipad/

(On a side note, I am on the side of *not* wanting Flash on the iPhone OS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad). Its slow, buggy, and just a bad experience overall.)