Face

I’ve just started using the app  Daily Mugshot to document my daily face, for better or worse. This app makes what Noah K. did seem slightly less impressive, and the accompanying website makes management of your images almost too easy. I’m really amassing a large collection of apps that require a daily task of me and have not yet taken the time to quantify how long I’m investing in them all. I have a feeling I don’t want to know. 

The  (Double Rainbow Everywhere) app IS double rainbow. And my cat is also double rainbow.

The  (Double Rainbow Everywhere) app IS double rainbow. And my cat is also double rainbow.

Every other social network nowadays is offering badges. I can literally earn badges for everything from eating food to getting daily chores done. I suppose that’s why  (Get Glue) tried to break from the pack and reward users with stickers. Because little round stickers are NOTHING like little round badges. But while Foursquare has only just given us the opportunity to start wearing our badges in the real world, Get Glue has apparently made it into one of their early marketing strategies. After putting a request on their site a few weeks ago, I just got this in the mail, I nice fat pack of all the stickers I’ve earned through the site. I’m considering sticking a few on each copy of my resume, you know, to really let them see some of my achievements. 
The sticker thing is cool, but didn’t really get me too terribly juiced until I caught wind of these exclusive True Blood stickers. I’d stake a vamp or bang a fang to earn even a digital version of these.

Every other social network nowadays is offering badges. I can literally earn badges for everything from eating food to getting daily chores done. I suppose that’s why  (Get Glue) tried to break from the pack and reward users with stickers. Because little round stickers are NOTHING like little round badges. But while Foursquare has only just given us the opportunity to start wearing our badges in the real world, Get Glue has apparently made it into one of their early marketing strategies. After putting a request on their site a few weeks ago, I just got this in the mail, I nice fat pack of all the stickers I’ve earned through the site. I’m considering sticking a few on each copy of my resume, you know, to really let them see some of my achievements. 

The sticker thing is cool, but didn’t really get me too terribly juiced until I caught wind of these exclusive True Blood stickers. I’d stake a vamp or bang a fang to earn even a digital version of these.

Also mustache tattoos and dumpster pools

  

You would probably get better sex advice by just buying the hooker a $2.99 coffee and picking her brain than you would by using  (Cosmo Sex Position of the Day). Hearst magazines chair Cathie Black explained Cosmo's sex-tips app to NPR and how it’s going to help save the magazine industry. 

You would probably get better sex advice by just buying the hooker a $2.99 coffee and picking her brain than you would by using  (Cosmo Sex Position of the Day). Hearst magazines chair Cathie Black explained Cosmo's sex-tips app to NPR and how it’s going to help save the magazine industry. 

Taking pictures at a party called Get Wet makes me a little nervous for my iPhone’s safety, but I managed to pop off this shot with  and stay dry.

Taking pictures at a party called Get Wet makes me a little nervous for my iPhone’s safety, but I managed to pop off this shot with  and stay dry.

When cowboy and indian moped gangs have a scavenger hunt in Austin, it looks like this. Put it all together using  (Montager)

When cowboy and indian moped gangs have a scavenger hunt in Austin, it looks like this. Put it all together using  (Montager)

QR Qrazy

So I like QR codes, and I know they are silly and imperfect and maybe they won’t ever catch on in the West like they have in the East, but dammit I want them to work. If by sheer will power alone, I will make them work. So it is with this mission that I offer up my August 2010 Nerd Nite Austin presentation on the history, development and culture of QR codes and general code scanning. Now mind you I’m not necessarily a code pro, more an enthusiast, but it’s the tie to mobile that I find particularly interesting. I love the idea of a phone as a mouse, the world as your web and a QR code as your hyperlink. Although I don’t have huge code authority, I have worked on it in the following ways:

And since this is an app blog I would be remiss if I didn’t at least report my favorite code scanning apps, and those I’ve mentioned in my Nerd Nite speech:

 Stickybits

 i Nigma

 NeoReader

 TagReader

I suppose if they can remember every remix MSTRKRFT did, hipsters can work on remembering every lens in  (hipstamatic.)

I suppose if they can remember every remix MSTRKRFT did, hipsters can work on remembering every lens in  (hipstamatic.)