Apple Tablet Week: Tech Rehearsal

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Pardon me a moment, folks. Just doing a little bit of tech rehearsal for tomorrow.

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I bet you can tell from all of this that I did indeed finally get into San Francisco safely. Late, but safely. My hotel is in the financial district and I’m sorry to say that the only viable option for dinner was this:

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Yes, I know. But I didn’t have dinner and I was pretty famished. Chiefly, I just wanted to two-liter Coke for tonight and tomorrow morning:

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You know. Just Daddy’s Morning Medicine.

Ah.

Great! The system seems to be working fine. The system in question is the combination of hardware, software, and meatware that I’ll be relying on to liveblog from the Apple Event.

I’ll have my Dell Mini 9 hackintosh in my lap, running MarsEdit:

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…And my MiFi in my pocket:

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…And my Nikon Coolpix with an EyeFi card in its SD slot:

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…Which means that I can be adding stuff to a blog post and every time I think I have another good chunk of information and thoughts, I can click the “Update” button and it’ll be added to what I’ve already got.

And every time I take a photo that seems useful for the narrative, I can just press two buttons on the Nikon and it’ll be sent to my Flickr account. MarsEdit has seamless Flickr integration so it’ll be a snap to have live-ish photos in this bloggy thingy as well.

Yes, this whole post has been a “live fire” test, to see how quickly I can write, take a photo, embed it from Flickr, and keep going. Also, to start training my fingers to press the Play, then Menu buttons on the camera…then Up, then OK to set the “protect” flag on the shot I want. This is what cues the Eye-Fi to upload that specific image to Flickr.

Looks good, so far.

One last test upload, and then I’ll click “Send to Weblog” and see if this all worked:

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Push the button, Frank…

6 thoughts on “Apple Tablet Week: Tech Rehearsal”

  1. Andy, are you accounting for the state of euphoria you will enter after seeing the magical device whereupon your mind turns to mush and you cannot remember the snap-protect-upload-type sequence?

  2. Take picture with camera, with add-on gizmo to send it to laptop via portable wi-fi hotspot, add text, then send to a blog…

    On one level, impressive. On another, I can’t help but think that there’s gotta be an app for that.

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