Interesting how Google always seems to stir up the pot. Free turn by turn navigation. They’ll eventually come out with this on other smartphones. Of course, the main problem with Google maps is that you have to have a cell connection, which seems to be an issue where you need the navigation the most. I’m excited because this is going to be included in Verizon Droid phone, which was announced today.
Picture a Day
This kind of project is not new but I just wanted to do something that would force me to shoot more pictures. Basically what I wanted to do is create a book where it would just be a picture for each day of the year. What kind of pictures? It could be anything. It could be of my upcoming travels, my future nephew coming in March, etc. It could be of any random thing. The point is to get a collection of pictures for the whole year. Pictures will come from my DSLR, my wife’s little point and shoot, a friend’s camera that I borrow, my camera phone, etc.
The final result will be just a picture book that is in chronological order. Some pages may have up to 4 pictures and some may have only 1 (especially if I really like the shot I took that day). I don’t know if I’ll publish it to the web because I know I’ll take pictures of people.
I have two main problems or concerns. First of all, can I really keep it up. I hope so. Lastly, I have to wait two months to start this particular project. I wanted to start yesterday but I think the beginning of the new year will be best.
What do you think of the idea?
This could finally be it. My next phone maybe. I’ve pretty much decided that an Android phone will be my next phone and there are at least 2-3 phones coming out on Verizon in the beginning of November.
Checkout the Motorola Droid Preview.
Last Friday I had an engagement shoot at the Fullerton Arboretum. I had about 15-20 minutes before the couple got there so I decided to bust out my macro lens. I saw a flower that I wanted to take a picture and while I was focusing a bee decided to land on that same flower. Sometimes you just have to get lucky on a shot.
So I was in Roland Heights today and I stopped at a light. On my left was a restaurant named Boston Kitchen. I realized I was on Batson Ave. Then I thought to myself… do you think they named it Boston Kitchen because someone didn’t pronounce Batson very well and someone heard… oh… “Boston”. Just a random thought. As you noticed, not blogging much lately. Maybe I’ll pick it up as things die down.
I should have a section on my blog called “Patrick’s search for a new phone.” Before it was the Blackberry Storm but that turned out to be the biggest bust (good thing I didn’t get it). Then the Palm Pre came along, but I have to wait for it to come to Verizon. Then there was the Tour, but it turns out I was still on contract. Also, the keyboard just didn’t feel right. Of course there is the upcoming Blackberry Storm 2 which I’m hesitant about. Lately I’ve been enjoying Google voice a lot more. A friend came into my office the other day and told me something that convinced me that I should go all Google voice… free text messaging.
So today, Verizon and Google announce that they will be launching some Android phones on Verizon. Finally! Why Android? Android phones allow you to use Google voice automatically. If I do decide to go this way, everyone might be getting a text or email from me telling you my new number. Yes, Google is taking over the world.