Quote of the Day
Jan 23rd, 2013 by Ken Hagler

If at first you don’t suc­ceed sky­div­ing def­i­nite­ly is not for you!

Sign in down­town Austin

iPad writing app
Jan 5th, 2013 by Ken Hagler

Since I bought my first iPad I’ve tried a num­ber of dif­fer­ent sim­ple writ­ing apps,but none of them have last­ed as they were all too lim­it­ed in what you could do with what you’d written.I final­ly came across an app called Drafts, which lets you export what you’ve writ­ten to any­thing. There are even dozens of export options for apps I don’t even have (turned off by default to avoid clut­ter). Now I can write a blog post using Mark­down, send it as HTML to the clipboard,and paste it into the Word­Press app, which is how I wrote this post.

Man Bites Dog
Jan 4th, 2013 by Ken Hagler

Here’s a rather unusu­al sto­ry: Cal­i­for­nia teen girls charged with drug­ging par­ents to evade Inter­net cur­few. Mil­lions of young Amer­i­cans are rou­tine­ly drugged into sub­mis­sion by their par­ents, but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of it going the oth­er way around.

Paper Test
Jan 1st, 2013 by Ken Hagler

I’ve been read­ing many good things about an iPad app called Paper, so I decid­ed to give it a try using my iPad 3 and a pres­sure sen­si­tive sty­lus. It’s a very well thought out draw­ing app, and while I’m total­ly lack­ing in artis­tic abil­i­ty I do some­times need to make dia­grams and oth­er sim­ple draw­ings for work. Paper comes with a “foun­tain pen” tool, which emu­lates the flex­i­ble nibs that foun­tain pens used to have before the wide­spread use of copy paper. I found it to be very dif­fi­cult to use:

Paper's fountain pen tool

Paper’s foun­tain pen tool

I don’t have a real foun­tain pen with a flex­i­ble nib for com­par­i­son, so I used one with an ital­ic nib instead:

Actual fountain pen

Actu­al foun­tain pen

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