Since Tuesday, I have been more flu-ridden than I ever remember being in my adult life. The last time I remember being this ill, the Princess Bride was a relatively new movie and I was being spoon-fed chicken noodle soup and drinking 7-up through a straw. This time didn't go as well, beginning with a distinct lack of chicken noodle soup and eventually transforming into an annoying and expensive case of pneumonia. There's a lesson to be learned, here. However, I'm finally on the road to wellness, and for that I am grateful.
I'm excited to say that I finally reconfigured one of my favorite applications for any platform-- MobilePushr, a Flickr uploader for iPhone. It's a stunning example of how high function can be met with an absolutely minimal interface. It's a very simple program in concept (push a button, upload all photos that haven't already been uploaded, done) but its existence completely changes the way I use my cameraphone. It just does exactly what I want it to do and nothing else. The author exercised remarkable restraint by not including a bunch of useless features.
I am still working at Old Town Computers and enjoying it immensely. I'm also working on my web design side-project, XOdesign. Yet, I am becoming wary of those guys who call themselves "Web Producers", wear business casual even though they work at home, and hammer out 15 identical Wordpress-based Web 2.0 disasters every day, then keep a blog about the newest trends in typeface. I never thought I'd come close to becoming one of them, but here I am at the gates of the lamest Internet fraternity.
It's supposed to snow six inches tomorrow. Maybe I'll take some pictures of that happening.