Showing posts from May, 2015

Google+ jazzes up my Maui photographs

A tiny Twitter rant

I'm a GIANT fan of Twitter's new "Quoted Tweet" feature that has made Twitter about a billion times more usable than it was before. However ... for whatever reason, Twitter hasn't implemented the new Quoted Tweet feature on the iPad app. Which is weird since it's a universal app on iOS. But as you can see from two of the pictures below, on iPad, the quoted Tweet is still basically just a link you have to manually follow, which is annoying. HOWEVER... Tweetbot has now implemented the Quoted Tweet feature, too, which means it's now more in sync with Twitter's own feature set than Twitter is! Which is crazy. But I'm now back to using Tweetbot on my iPad instead of Twitter for iPad because Tweetbot actually supports a feature that gets used ALL THE TIME ON TWITTER. And while we're at it, can Twitter please implement a "dark theme" on its apps? That's one of my favorite features on Tweetbot.

I love Facebook's "On This Day" feature

Let's face it, Facebook has done a lot of annoying things over the years with their news feed, but once in a while they hit upon a feature that's really cool. "On This Day" shows you what you posted "on this day" throughout the history of your Facebook feed. I absolutely love this feature, and in the few weeks it has been up and running, it's reminded me of a lot of terrific events, activities and other things I've done that I've buried deep in the recesses of my mind. Even this morning, it pulled up a picture from a trip my wife and I took last year "on this day" that we really enjoyed and we got to reminisce about it. As far as why I had an iPad and a laptop set up at the kitchen table early in the morning, I'm sure it was work-related, but I actually can't remember the details. My morning tech setup. Posted by Mike Jenkinson on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Great Las Vegas Food Blog - 2015 Edition

As a non-smoking, non-drinking, non-gambling person, I go to Las Vegas to try new restaurants and shop. Having just spent 5 days there, I tried as much as possible to eat at places I'd never been to before.  Here's my mini-reviews of my meals. American Classic at Burger Bar (Mandalay Bay) #lasvegas #foodporn A photo posted by Mike Jenkinson (@mikejenkinson) on Apr 26, 2015 at 7:42pm PDT Fresh off the plane, I had already planned out that I wanted to go to Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. The American Classic (a bacon cheeseburger) came with a side of fries. It was really good but would probably be at best the third best burger I've had in Vegas. Still, if you've never been there, this won't disappoint. Maple bacon French toast - Guy Fieri's, The Linq #lasvegas #foodporn A photo posted by Mike Jenkinson (@mikejenkinson) on Apr 27, 2015 at 8:44am PDT Also high on my list of places to try, I had to give Guy Fieri's restaurant a whirl.