Tag Archive | Youtube

The First iPads Club

I have an iPad 2, or perhaps an iPad too would be a better way of saying it considering how many of them there are – both in version and quantity!  I am not an Apple fan, but the iPad is a cool learning tool for my daughter, so we have one, oops, I mean 2. Nope I mean iPad 2.  Confusing…….

My iPad 2 functions well, it does all the things I expect (note  – it does not make cappuccinos – this was a disappointment).  I have no real complaints from a hardware perspective (let’s not get me started on the whole philosophical aspect – you can read my thoughts HERE). Bethie Boo loves it, is learning to write and spell with it and has become scarily familiar and comfy with the technology to the point she can trawl YouTube for Dinosaur and Tinkerbell movies. She just turned 3, at her age I was attempting to stack blocks and keep my colouring on the page!  This contraption cost me a lot of money, but it was an investment in her future.  It is still a baby at less than 6 months old, still new to the household and seen as a special little luxury.

But now it is garbage apparently.  It should be flung from the window in a fit of angst, to land in a tarpit and flounder like an old T-rex until it succumbs to its fate.  It should be replaced with a sparkly, new, superdooper, whizzbang, fabutastic, iPad 3 (Insert cheers here).  Hmmm – does IT make cappuccino? No? Sigh……disappointment again.  Even the mere mention of the words, iPad 3, causes a hush of reverent silence.  Quick, quick, chuck out your terrible, clunky, old-fashioned iPad 2 (and if you are still on an iPad original then go to the naughty corner and hang your head in shame, for you have sinned beyond redemption).

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?  My iPad 2 is beyond it?  It no longer will function?  It won’t teach Bethie Boo the alphabet or how to sing Bob the Builder anymore?  Is it just going to give up, so depressed at being replaced by a newer, faster, younger, shinier model that it is going to flash it’s own microchip and float gently into the ethers?   Some of us like old stuff you know! We aren’t all in midlife crisis, hmm perhaps it should be midtech crisis. Some of us appreciate stability over flashiness (and like having money in our wallets).

So – what flashiness are we talking here?  Diamond encrusted buttons?  Nope. The picture is better, and the camera.  I have a laptop and a cool Panasonic camera, I don’t use my iPad for that stuff and never will – I would celebrate those features more on my Smartphone which is small enough to drag everywhere with me.  Seeing my niece with more clarity during a Facetime chat wont make a difference, and as for my sister’s dodgy veneer, I’d rather that be pixellated (haha – if she read my blog she would kill me, luckily she doesn’t so I can have some fun). I am pretty sure she would feel the same was about my gnarled old exterior anyway.  Hmmmmmm – perhaps I should buy up all the old, rejected iPad 2’s and start an online dating agency for the less modelesque amongst up.  We will let iPad 2 take a lovely true to life pic, complete with pixilation for you – what a business concept!

Alrighty, enough of the fun, I need to get a bit heavy, a bit deep. You see, iPad 3 is more of both of those than iPad 2. To me – that’s an iPad 2 win.  The operating systems are newer obviously – but honestly, we aren’t NASA….. we download toddler games, and very occasionally grab the board for a surf on the superhighway of life.  So do I really care if Lollygobble blissbomb 9.03 is installed or not?  Mmmmmm – lollygobble blissbombs……..remember those.  I have to go find some now, wonder if you can still buy them?

Of course, delicious popcorn brings me to movies, and apparently version 3 is all set for streaming movies. Yay, oh wait, my cable company does that, and I don’t have to pay more for it.  Struck out there then Apple.

Ok – so in a nut shell, iPad 3 will cost me an extra $650 without really making my life happier or more convenient….. that’s an awful lot of Tinkerbell movies and Toca Boca games I can buy!  In fact – its about the same cost of a half decent cappuccino maker…… Think I’ll wait for the software upgrade to mochalicoricebullet – I hear on the grapevine that one CAN make great coffees!

Time to go give the old iPad 2 a hug and tell him I love him.  Perhaps I’ll give him a quick polish so he feels better too.

I, Toldyah

The end is nigh – repent all ye Facebookers

Yes, its true.  The Mayans predicted it, The Knights Templar have worked tirelessly to avoid it, and Google plus is secretly rubbing their hands with glee…..

On November 5 the world as we know it will END.  Get your affairs in order people.  Stock up your Farmville larders.  Gather to ye all yon friends and get real life contact details for them. 

FACEBOOK IS GOING TO BE DESTROYED.

Facebook threat is end of world

Ok now – stop panicking….. it’s ok.  We will go on.  Make no mistake, it will be difficult.  There will be no status updates.  No sharing stupid viral YouTube vids of kittens fallen off the lounge.  No tagging pics of mates vomiting at 4am after too many mimosas. And to contact a friend you will in fact make the effort to phone or text, or scarier still – catch up in real-time. 

All right, all right, STOP hyperventilating – it will be fine, you will learn to deal with it.

Anonymous have apparently decided FB needs to meet oblivion (oblivion of course has already met Facebook – that’s why it’s so boring).   Anonymous say “prepare for the post-Facebook reality”………  Oooh – scary.

Tremble in your boots people.  Why can’t they do something useful and take down the bank holding my mortgage LOL.  Or the electricity companies accounts departments – now THAT would make us all happy.

Anyway, back on topic – I have great news!  All the Facebook addicts out there who’ve marked Nov 5 with a big black cross, DO NOT FEAR!  All ye FB sinners, REPENT & REJOICE for Toldyah is your saviour!  We will lift you up from the desolation of the Anonymous FB wasteland and turn your eyes to the righteous path.

Toldyah - making yah famous, vid uploads, tell it like it is

Toldyah will soothe your soul, allow you to upload vids to talk to one another, feed you your daily ration of electronic data, and all without the mega goliath attitude of sucky old FB. 

So come visit our lil start up – and if you want to know more, I am looking for a Tech Co-founder and financial partners….please use the form below to contact me!

Perhaps Anonymous can lend me some money?????????

Stay strong people, we shall prevail.

I, Toldyah.

,

 

The Nature of the Beast

Hello – and Happy Mummies Day for all those down under.   Who got brekky in bed?  How many budding Junior Masterchefs treated their mums to a lie in?

What shall I blog on today?  Hmmmmmmmm decisions!

I had the opportunity to see human nature without the shine on Friday evening.  I was fortunate to win a prize for my Cup A Cino recipe (see Cooking Toldyah’s tab above). I made up the recipe over a decade ago for my late mum. It was a big surprise to me and announced via Facebook so my first inkling was when I saw the Facebook entry.  I scrolled through the mostly lovely congratulatory messages to reply my thanks and was hit hard by some nasty comments – OMG. Why?

It reminded me when I have seen cool, harmless videos on Youtube – people click dislike on these videos – why?  Are these people fundamentally flawed to display meanness or is it just that the sunshine just hasn’t burst into their lives enough to allow them to celebrate the good things it offers?

Celebrating is good for the soul, so give it a go people.  Feel the glow from being pleased for someone else!  Just maybe the karma will come back to you hey!

It’s the nature of the human beast to be many things – that is what makes us interesting, varied, and innovative.  Sadly, non-constructive negativity is one of those attributes.  It reminded me that I must ensure the rules of Toldyah protect the generous contributors from the haters.  It’s easy to criticise, much harder to create.  It’s the creative I want to encourage!  Time to reinforce the plan to protect the innocent!

Have a great day!

I, Toldyah

Sunday night musings

So who wants to be a star?

Yes yes, I can see Gen Y jumping up and down waving their hands – and even some of Gen X, those happy to flip the bird at their own Gen. and play with the “youngsters” to have some fun (and yup, this includes me *grin*)

Is FB getting boring? MySpace gone to outerspace? YouTube becoming a re-run?

Toldyah is under construction, and we want to:

MAKE YAH FAMOUS

So get those video phones out and start practicing your catwalk saunter.

We’ll soon be looking for some talented style magnets to start making the news rather than watching it!

Have a great week,

I, Toldyah