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I tweeted once (deleted now sadly due to my overly curic* nature) that it would be faster to swipe for an alternative keyboard set in iOS then moving your finger to a button and press down until the desired keyboard came up.
Well today I found myself one step closer to that level of accessibility. I was watching the gif demos of ‘Next’ keyboard. Look at the seventh gif on the story page. It’s exactly the functionality I describe and desire. Sadly it looks like this keyboard only takes it to the aesthetic level.
Still, that’s a minor thing when you realise the ideas that are being expressed on the kickstarter page. I’m purchasing it as soon as it comes out.
*curic seems to mean 2.5 pounds, but I mean I curate my twitter feed too around 200 tweets.
As my podcast ambitions grow I feel it’s easier to lump new podcast releases together in a single blog post once or twice a month. Those who subscribe to the blog and the show don’t need to be told twice or thrice times a month and I don’t need to type as much and devote more time to working on new content.
So far this month we’ve had JPG Episode 24 ‘What Bear’, come out. Skip this if you haven’t watched any Game of Thrones yet as this episode talks about the end of season three. Episode 25 isn’t Game of Thrones related and is actually unofficially out now on YouTube as I have been testing different ways to distribute my three podcast shows (one is unreleased yet, don’t look for it yet). It can be found here.
Another Prick Me episode is out, it’s a five part critique of Susanne Venker who was a guest on the Art of Charm podcast, Ami mostly helms this one as she unravels anti-feminism itself and Susanne Venker’s flawed logic. Side A can be found here.
Again thanks for listening and please subscribe to both shows, we’ve got some other topics coming for both shows (some interviews and reportage with ‘Prick Me’, (and of course the third one is going to be released soon).
Anybody following the JPG Podcast, will know that Charmaine my co-host and myself have been introducing each other to a few TV series that either of us haven’t watched.
One of them is Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. My favourite series from the franchise.
We are halfway through the first season and it’s already dawned on me that the earliest episodes haven’t aged well.
Keeping that thought in mind, we both picked up on how unnecessarily long the dramatic stares the characters give each other are.
With that discussion I said to Charmaine that somebody should do a supercut. Ergo, I should do one.
Well now it’s started and I’ve slowly started adding one episode a day to my YouTube Channel. If anybody wants to stare at other people staring for unacceptably long periods of time, then you’re welcome to find my YouTube Channel here.
When you consider how each episode is only 45 minutes long, it’s a wonder how the shows weren’t tighter. Maybe a reboot slash alternative universe update was the thing that was needed.
Well not really, but I could do with another Star Trek series set a little after the Dominion War.
“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge”?
The title of my new podcast comes from a passage in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. I simply changed the pronoun in an attempt to make it more personal.
The Merchant of Venice is seen by many modern readers and theatregoers as a plea for tolerance. Something appropriate in this day and age of cultural clashes that fall on issues of gender and race and this is what my new podcast is actually about.
Anyway, besides announcing it here, I wanted to show that Apple saw fit to bleep out the title of the podcast.*
First why and second what’s the point when the words still exist in the logo? Is it because of the very loose sexual association? It’s a very standard verb and isn’t as focused in use like the verb ‘fuck’ for instance. You can’t even say, ‘prick me’ to somebody and have it make sense. So because Apple sees something sexual with it, now everybody needs to do so as well. It’s like where Apple decides to tell us what pornography is or isn’t in content like here (that’s with only a depiction of flesh, there’s nothing pornographic about it. It’s only because they think they see something pornographic). Or when Apple bans words relating to female anatomy, but not male when it comes to iPad engraving.
I would expect more open mindedness from a company that is now proud of it’s many human issues that it’s engages in now, (now that Steve Jobs has passed away). I would expect more from a company that has a gay man as its CEO and I would expect more from a company that is located in one of the most liberal places on the planet.
Some fucking tolerance please.
That aside, the new podcast is going to deal with issues of feminism, sexuality, relationships, dating, race and some news critique. The first episode discusses the issue of starting a conversation with these new mobile dating apps, how do we need to greet each other and are the problems of starting a conversation a consequence of the success of playing with these apps like Tinder and OKCupid? Hopefully the perspectives gathered in this series will be engaging and informing.
It’s on the iTunes store now, new episodes will be out every week until February at the moment.
*You can still find the podcast using the words ‘prick me’.
Episode 22 has landed and it’s Game of Thrones related again as Adam is still playing too much Playstation again. It could be work related, but it sounds more adventurous if I pretend he does what he wants rather than acts like a responsible person.
Anyway, Charmaine joins me once again for the discussing of the first half of season three.
Music by Jez Aditore
- The Queen’s continued quest for power.
- Our love and hate relationship with Stannis. Is there a devil and an angel on his shoulders?
- How Stannis’ story changes from the book and TV series.
- Storm’s End and Dragon Stone (I get the castles mixed up sorry, but you’ll understand).
- I sussed out what Theon did to the two boys correctly.
- Littlefinger vs Varys.
- Dany vs slavery.
- End of episode music.
- There is never a good sword fight at the right time!
- Nitpicking at the introduction of new characters with significant actors.
We quickly discuss a TV series that I’ve introduced to Charmaine (Deep Space Nine), the first five episodes to be exact. But also we touch on how it has aged as a series. It has been 20 years now.
Then we get back to GoTh discussion with our stand out moments from the series.
- Finding out who the King beyond the wall is.
- The introduction of the White Walkers.
- Theon’s torture.
- Mormonts death.
- Margeemry and her relationship with Joffery.
- More female characters as the series progresses.
- Dragons and people’s lack of reaction to them.
You can find the show on iTunes here.