Be back soon!
One of my favorite shows is about to return for a new season. In my very humble opinion, “Mad Men” is hands down, the most cleverly written and directed show to date. One of the many reasons I like the show is because I dreamed of being in advertising back when I used to watch “Bewitched” as a kid. I can actually see myself coming up with sharp, witty ad campaigns and wowing my chauvinistic male counterparts with my intelligence like the character, Peggy Olsen.
AMC TV has a cool feature on their website where you can create your own avatar based on the styles prevalent during the 60s; the era in which the show is written about. At that time, women were treated like crap and the racial unrest in this country was at an all-time high, so I likely would not have been in this little fantasy scene I’ve created, but who knows? After all, there were many barriers broken during that time.
So in honor of Throwback Thursday, here is my adaptation of the 8th girl working at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
So here’s a quickie geek/tech post. I’ll be sharing these from time to time as I find new and exciting things to do with my iToys that I feel might be interesting to other fanboys and girls.
Ever wanted to save some of the great images and photos that come across your Instagram feed? Well, there’s an app for that!
I willingly admit that although I consider myself to be “in the know” on all things social media, it took me a while to catch on to Instagram. For one, I’m not really a fan of constantly posting pictures of myself. Secondly, I don’t take a whole lot of interesting pictures with my iPhone (mainly because I don’t find a whole of interesting stuff to take pictures of). What I do find great about Instagram is that if you follow enough interesting people who take interesting pictures, you can have hours of voyeuristic fun!
Most pictures on Instagram are really not worth a second look, let alone saving, but every now and then you might stumble upon something that’s worth holding on to. Of course, there is that whole copyright issue, so be very careful of the images you do save and might consider sharing later.
My main purpose for saving photos is because I have a few family members and friends who load all of their photos to Instagram and basically refuse to take the time to share them any other way. What is one to do with those pesky folks in your life who just won’t cooperate? Sigh.
Instagram does not allow you to save any photos directly from the app to your device. There are a few workarounds for this, but they involve way too many steps for something that should be very simple to do.
Alas, I finally stumbled upon a great app while browsing the App Store on my Mac. The app is called Carousel and is currently priced at $1.99 (US). It has a very simple interface and basically just shows your feed in a nice, scrollable format.
Once you find a photo you want to save, you just click on said photo, click File and Save Photo. Choose the location you want to save the photo to, rename it if you want and save.
Voila. Simple. Easy. Genius.
Thus far, there is no version for the iPhone or any other smart phone that I know of, so for those who do not own a Mac, you will need to research further for an equivalent application.
Looks like the app has been around since at least late last year, so it’s not new to the App Store, but it’s definitely new to me.
I just saw the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite commercial for the first time. I don’t own a Kindle but I do use the Kindle app on my iPad on a daily basis and love it. When I saw this commercial, I must say my initial thought was shock (you just don’t see these kinds of commercials often) but then my very next thought was that it’s simply great! So I must give kudos, props and a shoutout to Amazon for being all-inclusive!
The fact that this guy was able to talk with a straight face about the value of his porn collection and explain how it improved his love life is so hilarious to me. I do feel sorry for his loss because it sounds like he had some vintage stuff. Hopefully the perp will have a heart and return it.
I’ve taken quite a significant break from blogging, but I’m baaack! Back with new thoughts, ideas, insights, ramblings and just plain ratchedness from time to time.
For all of my old, faithful readers you might have recognized that this is a completely new blog. I am loathe to admit that even though I consider myself about an 8 on the techie scale, I did not back up my old blog and I let the hosting go. So here I am starting over! I’m not crying about it too much though because in keeping with my new theme, I plan to take this blog in a completely different direction so what’s the point of having any of that old stuff anyway.
Welcome to the new blog! Welcome new readers!
Since I recently turned the big FOUR-O, I’ve been more than a little nostalgic for the good old days when I was young and dumb and life was just one big party.
I miss the good old times when…
- My whole life wasn’t on my iPhone & iPad and I wouldn’t have a panic attack if one of them crashed or was lost or stolen.
- I looked forward to checking the mailbox because none of the bills or serious stuff were for me.
- There was actually a store you could physically go to and rent videos for a few bucks and get recommendations from a live person.
- Going to school five days a week seemed like way more of a burden than the jobs my parents and other adults complained about.
- And even though going to school was a total drag, you didn’t have to worry about going into a potential war zone and possibly not coming out alive.