Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm a techno-geek

When I quit my software job in Dec 2006, supposedly for good, I never would have guessed what a total nerd I would eventually turn into. I realized it today when I was thinking about how many new technologies I wanted to learn but didn't have time for.

If you remember from my New Years Resolution, I am learning to write iPhone applications. I just got a great book on the subject which is helping me move along with it much faster. And I actually enjoy reading it. How creepy is that?

I've been having so much fun on facebook over the last several months that now I want to learn to write facebook applications. I hear it's not too difficult, but it's something I have to sit down and figure out....when I have time.

And then today, sci-fi came to life for me when I watched this video about prototype called Ubiquity. You just have to see it to understand.

Maybe I'm easily impressed, but I thought this was really cool. Apparently you can write simple little applications that plug into Ubiquity. Now I want to do that too.

I wasn't ever like this before. Not even when I first got into software. I did it for the paycheck and for the relaxed dress code. If gardening had paid as well, I would have done that instead. Now I do this stuff in my spare time for no pay. Life is funny.


Raven said...

That Ubiquity thing sounds pretty cool even though much of it is kind of over my techno-challenged head. I think it's great that you can read technical stuff for fun. I think you are awesome and I adore you. Proud and delighted to be your aunt and all that...

I Love You,
Aunt Kathie

Andrus said...


Do you already know what's the iPhone and Facebook app you want to write?

I am co-founder of Pledhehammer - a site for making and keeping resolutions. We're looking for a freelancer to help us develop the for that. Funny connection with one of your resolutions.

Diana said...

Hi Andrus!

I have an idea or two but I haven't settled on anything yet. I think in another two weeks I'm going to have a pretty good handle on iPhone app development and will be ready to start working on something.

I have a passion for new years resolutions (I make 5 every year) and I think your app would be fun to create. I'd love to communicate with you more about it.


Jude said...

Wow, I am impressed with the potential of ubiquity. Think of what Ubiquity could do if it integrated all the user data that Google has.

How did this blog know me as Jude?

anyway, I guess I'm gonna miss you guys for dinner tonight. Connie is still in a Yoga Nidra Workshop over at Namaste studio. I'm gonna watch a rewind of BSG while I wait for my Honey.

Big Love,