Showing posts from October, 2015

My first Twitter poll

Because I'm a geek. And I want to see how Twitter polls look embedded into a blog. Do I now have access to Twitter polls? — Mike Jenkinson (@MikeJenkinson) October 23, 2015

Twitter needs to consolidate Periscope and Vine

It dawned on me today that Twitter lets you upload video directly to the service. It also, through Periscope, lets you live stream video that is shareable as an event in Twitter. And with Vine, Twitter lets you share short, looping videos. At the same time, every day it seems we're reading reports of Twitter losing users because people either don't know how to use it, or get bored, or don't like the negativity and trolling. Maybe it's time to consolidate all these products directly into Twitter? Do I really need three apps on my phone that involve reasonably similar ways to share events in the video format? How about live streaming and looping videos be options in the main Twitter app, along with the ability to upload pre-shot video? Seems to me that would draw people back to using Twitter, proper, no?

Revisited: How to get Voice Memos off your iPhone without iTunes

Whenever I check the stats on this blog, this post always leads the traffic count. Unfortunately, while that trick was terrific for its time, the SoundCloud app no longer has the ability to record files, so the trick no longer works. HOWEVER! Necessity is the mother of invention and recently I was in a situation where I had to find a way to get a Voice Memo off an iPhone and sent to someone else without using iTunes. I tried email, but even though Apple appears to have lifted the restrictions on the size of a Voice Memo file through email, not all mail servers are willing to deal with such large attachments and so that potential solution reached a dead end. After playing around a little further, I realized that I can use iOS 9's share menus to save the file to Dropbox. So step 1, obviously, is to ensure you have Dropbox installed on your iPhone and you're logged into your account. Click on the Voice Memo you want to save to Dropbox and bring up the Share menu. Cli

What? I have a blog?

Yes, yes, I've been very lax in blogging of late. Chalk it up to a busy work schedule, and lack of motivation to write long form about anything really. I'm still pretty active on social media, so you can always find me musing there, or posting pictures of my cat. #caturday #catsofinstagram A photo posted by Mike Jenkinson (@mikejenkinson) on Oct 17, 2015 at 6:32am PDT Happy National Desert Da-huh? Dessert? Are you serious? I COULD BE EATING CAKE INSTEAD OF WALKING IN THIS DESERT!? — Mike Jenkinson (@MikeJenkinson) October 14, 2015