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    This thing, you need. Run your smartphone for days.

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    I use this cleaner for my iPhone, iPad 3, iPad mini and MacBook Pro. It’s great all-around and won’t mess up the oleophobic coating on iOS device screens.

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    If you’re having problems with your Adonit Jot capacitive touch stylus or Hex3 Jaja, you can improve its performance and reliability with careful application of thermal paste! For more on this, check out my capacitive touch stylus how-to fix-it guide. Months later (Sep 2013), my styli are still performing great!

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    Adonit Jot with Pixelpoint, works with a lot of new drawing apps on iPad.

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    The stuff I use to keep my iPad screen nice and clean!

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    Adonit Jot Pro is an awesome capacitive touch stylus for iPad & other tablets.

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    Even if you consider yourself a casual doodler or note-taker, you’ll love this well designed stylus. Built for Paper by FiftyThree, the iPad app — however, many other apps support Pencil.

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Tuesday
May012012

Upcoming changes

I wish I was 13 again. Back then, I knew EVERYTHING.

Life was so much simpler back then, and if I had a mulligan, there are so many things that I would want to change. Who knows if I actually could, though. Not that that really matters — it's impossible. But thinking about the past has altered my current perspectives somewhat.

I still want to write about iOS — specifically iPad stuff — and tablet technology because I believe in it, and think that it can be incredibly helpful for people with disabilities. It's a do anything tool; "there's an app for that" might really be more than a catchy slogan.

These advancements aren't exclusive to Apple's devices, I just personally feel that they're the best. I have looked at, and tried, other tablets, Windows and Android versions, and just don't see them as complete packages. Therefore, my focus here will always be on the devices that I know best, (the Bradtastic Approved) the stuff that I personally use and recommend, but whenever possible (and applicable), I will talk about tablet technology in general.

I've been sharing more artwork, but I haven't been taking as many photos lately. Due to illness, disability and other personal issues, I haven't been able to go out as often. I don't feel like cluttering my Instagram account (posterous and tumblr as well) with too many silly, boring images.

If you have an iPad, you can subscribe to my Clibe journals and check out some tablet sketches. I'll also continue to post stuff here. I hope that Blogsy will support Squarespace soon! The guys at Fomola are very secretive about their plans and upcoming releases.

Future entries

  • My favorite apps: my Top 5 picks for most usable apps for iPad and iPhone.
  • Top 5 iOS games
  • Politics & the economy: how Obama has completely failed America
  • Quick lifestyle enhancements: little things you can do that make a big difference
  • Thank You For (not) Smoking! My theory on the best way for smokers to quit
  • E-cigarettes: The reality and truth, what they don't want you to know, and what people have against them

I'm also going to post some personal stuff for people around the bay area

  • Places to visit
  • My favorite eateries
  • The best places to live

And the big one...

  • Park Bellevue Tower: alas, there is drama in this building, and there are things you should know if you are going to rent here or buy a unit.

Disclosure: I've been here over six years, and in that time, very few residents have made me feel welcome here. Some of them are gone. Most of the residents are older and seem to look at younger people as a nuisance. The building manager, Mark Cherrington, is not a nice person. He's passive aggressive, impatiet and fits many stereotypes that I'll explain in further detail later on. Some people are perfectly happy here, and there are far worse places to live, but at the moment, I cannot recommend Park Bellevue Tower — if you have questions, feel free to ask, comments, feel free to leave them. You may contact me privately or publicly — that's up to you — I will respond in kind.

My complaints fall into three main categories: hostile remarks & personal attacks (including defamation), personal issues with the building & staff, and general issues (things wrong with the building). I will try to remain as objective as possible, and have discussed many of these issues with other residents.

Until then, it'll be things as usual.

When I have a moment, I'll share some interesting productivity tools that I've found.

By the way, if you do any kind of drawing on the iPad, you must get an oStylus or oStylus DOT. Check it out!

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