Archive for February 2011

POD: Looking in the Mirror Again

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Since my readers chose not to comment on my last looking in the mirror post, I figured I’d continue it. So here is this months.

Mobile Monday: picplz

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CAP201102190030Today we look at another app for sharing photos with the web. Picplz is like Twitter for photos. There are two parts to picplz, the first is a mobile app, for Android, or iOS.  With it you can apply effects to your photos and then share them on the web. The second is the picplz site for sharing your photos and managing your connections with other online services and social networks.

The Application on android recently received an update to streamline the interface and improve functionality. When you first launch it you have 6 options,My Network, Interesting, Activity, My Profile Gallery and Camera. My Network and Interesting are for reviewing pictures posted to picplz. My Network being restricted to the users you are following, Interesting on the other hand show recent pictures from anyone on the system.  Activity is about the comments, by people you are following. My Profile gives you a preview of what other people see when they look up your picplz account, while Gallery and Camera are for adding pictures to picplz.

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POD: First Hair Cut

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Today we took Violet to Melonhead in Square One to get her first hair cut. So Our picture today is the after shot. The before is in our bonus shots. It’s funny because we just trimmed her hair it’s not as much of a change as when Jacob first sat in the barber’s chair.

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POD: It thought winter was ending

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Todays picture was captured by Melissa on her way home from work. It seems that I was a bit premature declaring the end to Jacob’s fun in the snow last week. Perhaps tomorrow after noon will have to be a time to dust of his sled and find a hill to have some fun on.

POD: Let me IN!

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I took tonight’s picture while making dinner. Our little Violet didn’t like that the gate closed behind me and she let me know it.

POD: Play Ball!

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Today Violet was learning about soccer. She hasn’t gotten the no hands rule figured out yet.

POD: Spoooon!

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Today at work Melissa found a little present in her purse. It seems that Violet had put one of her toy spoons into Melissa’s purse. Of course Melissa put it best ‘Never know when I’m going to need a spoon the size of my finger’.

POD: Home baked goodness

2011-02-22_18-54-58_222_Toronto2011-02-22_19-47-58_103With Violet’s Nut allergy we find ourselves making more foods at home. On tonight’s menu was Melissa’s home made Pizza and Lemon Meringue Pie. Both were delicious.

POD: Final snow day?

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Today I was reminded of what I can expect as the weather warms. You see Jacob’s friend came knocking on the door after luanch today, wanting Jacob to come out and play. When it’s nicer I would have sent him out without a second thought, but today I bundled him up before heading out with him to watch him play. While watching I thought I might as well shovel some snow. After I had shovelled for a while, Jacob came to me and asked if he could get his shovel out of our yard. Next thing I know Noah and him are shovelling away. I couldn’t help but smile as I watched them work. I also couldn’t help but wonder if today will be the last day that Jacob can play in the snow.

Mobile Monday: Bud Phone

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It seems strange that I have anything sponsored by Bud on my phone, but this little application saves me money so it’s hard not to like it. Bud Phone uses VOIP to let you make local calls to many cities in Canada (the complete list is here). Bud phone is a simple Dialler application for Android, iOS, and Black Berry. Once you have registered at BudPhone.ca it dials a local number, that then dials the number you are connecting too. It takes an extra minute to make calls but there are know ads during the call and the quality has been pretty good. The service is great but you are still using local minutes, that is unless you have a cell plan with favourites numbers. Just add the local access number as a favourite and you can now call local or long distance numbers without using minutes.

Of course BudPhone.ca also offers a computer based VOIP solution for free that gives you a free phone number, with Free Long distance, Call Display and Voice mail. It will even forward to missed calls to another number so it can be used away from the computer. More on that another day.