Archive for July 2009

Facebook’s invasive advertising scheme

July 23, 2009

Today I learned from Elizabeth Froebel Dahan that Facebook is now able to use your name and photos in ads to people on your friends list.

To opt out follow these steps:
1) Log in to Facebook
2) go to Settings>Privacy Settings>News Feed and Wall
3) Click Facebook Ads tab near top of pg
4) Set “Appearance in Facebook Ads” to “NO ONE”
5) Click “Save Changes.”

You’ve now opted out of an incredibly invasive advertising scheme.


Conner was baptized in the Guadalupe River today

July 23, 2009

Today, July 23, 2009, Conner Jacob Strickland was baptized in the Guadalupe River in Kerville, Tx. After singing, blessings & praise from many of his brothers & sisters, baptism was performed by Rusty Freeman & Ryan Barnett.

Click CJS Baptism to see a short video clip taken with my iPhone.

My First Tweet was Aug 7, 2007

July 20, 2009

Apparently I am nearing my August 7, 2007 Twitter Anniversary ! ff strangeness ?

July 20, 2009

@Scobleizer Love with the live FF stuff on the side, but what is up with this? It happens when I drag the scroll elevator down to see more comments. Mac OS X 10.5.7, Safari 4.0.2.

Why does Twitter notify me via email?

July 2, 2009

On my updates are protected. I like to know when I’m being followed and by whom.

Also on settings > notices I have enabled Email when someone starts following me

The more I use Twitter, the less attention I pay to email.

However, oddly, I keep an eye on the email watching for new requests to follow me on Twitter.

That don’t make a lick-a-sense!

On settings > notices I should be able to enabled Direct Message me when someone starts following me, perhaps with an additional option to send email.


2001 Motorola Flip no sync to 2009 iPhone 3Gs !!

July 1, 2009

In 2001 I used a Motorola flip phone, and loved it. However I was annoyed having to maintain contacts in the phone with no way to sync or even copy then to my computer. I tried various cables and searched for software, but it all stunk and was worthless.

In 2003 I got a Sony Ericsson phone with Bluetooth which would sync with my Address Book on Mac OS X! After that I refused to ever have a phone that would not sync with my computer. Next few years I moved to better & better phones with BlueTooth, each time just syncing with my Address Book and I’m ready to go with the same contacts I’d used on the previous phone.

In 2007 I got an iPhone, 1st generation. Bluetooth was not fast enough it synced the following via a USB connected dock; Music, Pictures, Video, Podcasts, Calendar, Email, Contacts, Bookmarks via iTunes !

Today, 2009, I got an iPhone 3Gs. Via USB it syncs all of the above along with Notes, Ringtones, Apps & Games ! After one sync it feels like home, with all the same content I had on the first iPhone and this one is now less than half full ! If I want (which I don’t yet) I can sync contacts, calendar & bookmarks via push.

If you still maintain a contact list in your phone by hand and don’t understand why sync is so great … please ask me.

~ dws.