Erik's Weblog 2.0

June 13, 2009


Not Verified by Twitter

I've changed my profile picture on twitter to reflect my discontent with their new elitist Verified Accounts beta program. Apparently you and I are not popular enough to be verified.

Seriously... Why don't they fork the verrification process over to a thrid-party (Lord knows there are dozens of them); charge $9.99 to be verified; keep half. There you go, there's a revenue model for you.

Nah, that would actually make sense.

Twits du Jour

  • Username set... I was so afraid someone was going to steal it. #
  • RT @JohnChow: Less than an hour till the Facebook land rush. Hope you're ready! #
  • My iPhone blog layout looks pretty crappy on the G1. Just tried it on someone else's phone. #
  • Looking for a big enclosed trailer / car hauler in the Lake Havasu area? A friend of mine is selling his. #
  • Erik's Tumbles - Linkin Park - “New Divide” from “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” #
  • Good read: Eberhard vs. Musk/Tesla. Can't wait for a response, esp. as it relates to Musk's 'misrepresentations'. #
  • Facebook gotta be nuts (or maybe just cocky) to release their new 'username' functionality on a weekend. #
  • That Wolfram Alpha is scaring me. I can't help but think of the Wolf and the Ram... #
  • @paulyeo They could have an audible clue, hold until your hear the beep. #
  • Another missing iPhone feature; hold the mic button for 2 secs during a call to enable/disable mute. How hard would that be? #
  • Erik's Tumbles - Chickenfoot - “Oh Yeah” Music Video #
  • RT @rickross: @DZone " The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection" #
  • Erik's Tumbles - Trim the bush to make the tree look taller! #
  • New with the iPhone 3GS, tangling-proof headphones... See, I can make stuff up too. :-) #
  • Having a (Mexican) Coke and a smile. #
  • One of my monitor is completely taken over by twhirl, pidgin/irc and Skype. Kinda pathetic. #
  • RT @vero: If you're designing apps for the iPhone, @mholgate published a useful glossy icons mockup kit on @taptu blog: #
  • Petition: AT&T to offer reasonable iPhone 3GS upgrade prices @ryanbarr #