Apple has announced that iPad 3G models will be available in stores on Friday, April 30th. I’m still eying the 64GB model (even with its whopping $829 price tag and not being able to get an employee discount like I can for other Apple hardware). I’ve held off playing with the WiFi-only version because I didn’t want the lure of purchasing it with the 3G so near its release. I. Can’t. Wait.
I’m Still Such A N00b
I returned to the Atlanta iPhone Developers Meetup last night. As I felt the first time, I felt like I was bringing a water pistol to war when comparing my skills to those around me. I know it’s only a matter of time and commitment before I can speak the speak and write iPhone applications in my sleep, but I’m starting to get a little frustrated and concerned at that slow pace of my improvement.
I’ve recently learned that the application that I’ve had in mine has been done, more than once no doubt, but I’m not going to let that stop me from developing it completely in order to learn the whole iPhone development process.
And ladies, if you ever wanted an opportunity to pick up a nerdy dude this is the place to go.
Adding Another Day Of “Vacation” To My Schedule
A while back I mentioned that I was going to schedule a block of days at the end of May, beginning of June to dedicate to iPhone/iPad development. That’s still in the works, but yesterday I tacked on the Friday before to that block of days. On Friday, May 28th, I’ll be attending Scott Kelby’s “Photoshop for Digital Photographers” workshop. Sure, I know that I’ll be getting a bit of a sales pitch for Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 (but I have no intention of upgrading) because Kelby will be showing us how great it is and how it makes photographic editing “that much easier” but I think the day-long editing session just might help me clear the Photoshop hurdle which has thwarted me for so long. And besides, what better way of starting a cathartic block of iPhone/iPad development days than with a Photoshop appetizer?
Hell, if all I learn to do is use my Wacom tablet inside of Photoshop then the workshop will be worth it.
A Night At Home
It feels like forever since I went home directly from work and spent the night there. In reality it’s only been about a week.
Tonight I’ll be pointing the Jackmobile in the direction of East Atlanta and only making a couple of quick stops for petrol and food before locking the door behind me and completing some overdue chores. Sure, it’s boring and doesn’t make for great blogging fodder, but what the hell..
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – silence at the moment but I have this week’s “MacBreak Weekly” podcast to listen to once I am done.
Website Of The Day – I once again paid to park last night ($6). I wonder if Where To Find Parking has an iPhone app.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking returns in May
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 52
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 2 (11*)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 20
Marta Rides – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 100 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC movingâ€¦
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the JalapeÃ±o Beach SmugMug account.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in PHP and CSS
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem