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Todd Jordan
Re: Why I Hate Labor Day - http://ownermag.com/why-i-h...
"Someone invented paper? Doh! Like you I get the 'end of summer blues'. Not that I love the season but it symbolizes an end to a bit of freedom and the loosening of rules. Back to the grind." - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 5 stars to: iSyncr WiFi Add-On - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: iSyncr WiFi Add-On by JRT Studio LLC Works as advertised, June 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iSyncr WiFi Add-On (App) This along with iSyncr for Mac made sharing my iTunes to my Android phone a snap. Integrates with iSyncr product to enable wireless syncing between the Mac and other devices. The app pair even brings across play lists from iTunes. - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 5 stars to: Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon - Black - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon - Black by Rokinon Affordable and fun fisheye lens., June 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon - Black (Camera) This was my first fisheye lens. Install this lens in place of your normal walk about lens and you'll see the world in a new way. A fisheye lens shapes the image giving it a curved or fish bowl look/warping. It's considered a novelty by some though it allows for some interesting perspectives and close up shooting that other lenses don't. This isn't a macro lens. You'll use this to get wide angle shots close up. Pros: Solid build No noticeable vignettes or flares Fast enough for casual photography If you don't own a fisheye lens for your Canon camera, get this one. - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 4 stars to: Throttle (Kindle Single) - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Throttle (Kindle Single) by Joe Hill Intense and not your normal Stephen King, June 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Throttle (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition) This isn't a normal Stephen King novel. There aren't ghosts, scary houses, or crazy clowns. That said, there is plenty of crazy happening here. The story follows a motorcycle gang as they leave a devastating scene. They're trying to regroup figure out the 'what next' as we join them. It doesn't take long for the crazy to start. This a book with motorcycle action, including chases, near calls, and a high stakes matchup on the highway. This is also a story about the relationships in the gang. There's old school vs new school, father vs son, love, trust, and loss. You'll care about the characters in this story. Biggest hallmark of a story like this is there is a change to the characters by the end. Or shall I say, some of them. Overall this is a quick read, is targeted at... - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 5 stars to: TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File + State 2012 for Mac [Download] - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File + State 2012 for Mac [Download] by Intuit Works as advertised and easy to use, June 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File + State 2012 for Mac [Download] (Software Download) I was wary of being able to navigate this app or any other automated tax program. Turbotax delivered on its promise to be easy to use and quick. With all my information in hand, it was a straightforward process to work through my taxes for 2012. It is literally a fill in the blank set of steps. Even submitting the prepared taxes was easy enough my wife and I were each able to figure it out independently. E-File meant our taxes were turned around quickly. As a bonus, you can run multiple tax returns with just this one purchase. If you have a two income family, you can use this software. We'll be buying it again next year. - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 5 stars to: Watchmen - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Watchmen by ALAN MOORE Definitive work in graphic novels, June 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Watchmen (Kindle Edition) Watchmen is more than a comic book and it's beyond most modern graphic novels. The book includes a written story, giving us more than the panels and dialog found there. This isn't a story of joy, fun, and good old beating on the bad guys. These heroes are normal folks who took up lives as crime fighters and patriots. They're human at heart though, or mostly anyway. Foibles, faults, and histories make these heroes less than the comic book heroes like Superman, Batman, and Captain America. Contains adult themes, violence, and the good guys aren't always that good. The quality of the art is wonderful and this rendition carries that well. I highly recommend this as required reading for those into heroic fiction. - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 5 stars to: Superheroes in the Basement - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Superheroes in the Basement by Chris Brogan Not your ordinary Chris Brogan book, June 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Superheroes in the Basement (Kindle Edition) If you're a fan of Chris's writing on business, social media, and the like, this book isn't at all like them. Chris takes us back to his child hood and into his dreams. The book is poetry... or is it. Stories from his own life were for me was like a time machine back to my own childhood. There's a lot here for the geeks, nerds, and those that dream of being a superhero. It's a quick read overall but you'll want to reread some of the 'poems'. There's a few nods to things you'll not want to miss. There are no chapters. It's one continuous book with the only breaks the poems themselves. This is a work of introspection and of inspiration. It is not a book about using Twitter, planning your business strategy, etc. Buy this book if you're human, aren't afraid to read... - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 5 stars to: New Acer C7 C710-2847 Chromebook 11.6" Intel Dual Core B847 1.1 GHz 2GB DDR3 320GB 5400RPM HDD Wifi HDMI USB3.0 VGA Card Reader - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: New Acer C7 C710-2847 Chromebook 11.6" Intel Dual Core B847 1.1 GHz 2GB DDR3 320GB 5400RPM HDD Wifi HDMI USB3.0 VGA Card Reader by Acer Minutes to setup and use, June 9, 2013 This review is from: New Acer C7 C710-2847 Chromebook 11.6" Intel Dual Core B847 1.1 GHz 2GB DDR3 320GB 5400RPM HDD Wifi HDMI USB3.0 VGA Card Reader (Personal Computers) Purchased two of these on the same day. One was for my wife and the other for me. It took a few minutes to open the box and pull out the Chromebook and power cord. Plugged in the cord and hit the start button, moments later it was up and ready to connect. Once you've set your ID up the boot process is less than 30 seconds from off. If you don't turn it off but just close it up, it's essentially instant on. These have become our go-to laptop for use in the kitchen, bedroom, and on small outings. The ability to be quickly on is a big plus. Chrome is the OS and browser. Don't let that fool you as to capabilities. I've used... - Todd Jordan
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Re: Click Here To Win A Free Copy Of FX Photo Studio Pro For Mac - http://appadvice.com/appnn...
"Would love this on my Mac." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Be Like A Dalek And EXTERMINATE! With Doctor Who: EyeStalk, Plus A Chance To Win! - http://appadvice.com/...
"Favorite Doctor - Tom Baker's Doctor and Sarah Jane. Current favorite episodes - the first episode of season 7. My saddest favorite is the last episode of 7.1. #sigh" - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 4 stars to: Doctor Who - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By: 50th Anniversary Edition by Dan Abnett Captures the characters., March 17, 2013 This review is from: Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By: 50th Anniversary Edition (Kindle Edition) This tale well captured the banter and interplay between the Ponds and The Doctor. There were some dropped plot points. Starts slow but picks up the pace well near the end. Leaves us with a classic Doctor Who finish. - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 4 stars to: Looper - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Looper Amazon Instant Video ~ Bruce Willis Interesting but slow paced, March 10, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Looper (Amazon Instant Video) The movie starts off slow and takes a while to build up to the plot being in motion. There is plenty of relatively non-gory violence while we wait to see things kick into action. Once we get the gist of the plot, then it becomes a waiting game as the main characters circle. It's clear long before you get to the end of the movie who is in the final confrontation. This lead me to suspect how things might have to end. It was worth the $5 since I didn't have to buy popcorn, soda, nor deal with talkers doing the movie. - Todd Jordan
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Re: Stop Eating Baby Food - http://www.cc-chapman.com/2013...
"This hit home. Need to really step even more out of my comfort zones." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Three Words for 2013: Health, Family and Space - http://kommein.com/three-w...
"I and my wife are both going to focus again on our health. 2012 was generally positive but I've slid off track. Time to get back to routine exercise, even long walks." - Todd Jordan
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Re: sassholes: How To Be In Control in 2013 - http://sassholes.blogspot.com/2012...
"Hey Sass, These are great points. The one that especially hits home for me is My Time. So often we let ourselves off the hook on that one. One of my commitments is to turn my time into work for myself. Cheers and Happy New Year. Todd @tojosan" - Todd Jordan
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"Yay!. Virginia will be a fun change from St. Louis area. Looking forward to your 'new' blog. :) Cheers, Todd" - Todd Jordan
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Re: Thank You from Mark and (Formerly Homeless Veteran) Lanny - http://hardlynormal.com/blog...
"This is wonderful. Lanny, may this new place be a real home to you. Sending you some positive energy." - Todd Jordan
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Re: A Splintered Mind: ADHD: Just in the Nick of...Nope. I'm Late. - http://douglascootey.com/2012...
"Reading this again today I have to say I get it. Boredom is like poison. When I'm wound up with energy it's hard to sit and wait or not engage in doing something to avoid the idleness of the brain. I'm also a terribly consistent creature of habit. Mostly out of necessity or else I get the wrong way or don't do important things. LOL. You continue to impress me though. Working to use your strengths, even turning your ADD habits to positive turns." - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 4 stars to: Hack/Slash - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Hack/Slash: My First Maniac, Vol. 1 by Tim Seeley Teen angst with a dark streak, July 7, 2012 This review is from: Hack/Slash: My First Maniac, Vol. 1 (Paperback) When I first started reading I knew this was going to be dark and a bit hard core. The writing at times had me thinking this was going to be a teen angst book. Wrong. Miss Hack is struggling as a young woman both with school and the sudden craziness of her life. The dead coming back to life, vengeful farmers, and faux friends, the lady struggles to find her path. Enjoyed the writing and the art though it was a tad dark on the ink. The antigonist did go on a bit, and Miss Hack was a bit of an overthinker for your average action comic. The back contains alternative cover drawings as a bonus. Warning: there is violance, blood, horror, and generally this is not generally geared for young readers. Looking forward to reading more from this series. - Todd Jordan
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Re: Independence Isn’t Freedom - http://www.chrisbrogan.com/indepen...
"Strong post Chris. I believe freedom scares the crap out folks." - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 5 stars to: The Mongoliad - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: The Mongoliad: Book One (The Foreworld Saga) by Greg Bear Will you care about a Mongol?, June 23, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Mongoliad: Book One (The Foreworld Saga) (Kindle Edition) Mongoliad - The title gives a hint we'll be reading about the Mongols. It doesn't hit you'll come to care about their leader and warriors. The original Khan is dead and a son leads the empire. The horde has ransacked and destroyed much from Asia to Europe. Crusaders and knights, remnants of once large and proud orders, struggle to fight back and slow the Mongol onslaught. This sets the scene for both main plot lines. What drew me to this book was discovering the Clang Kickstarter project. The project aims to bring realistic sword fighting to media in all forms, starting with video games. The author and his team took time to actually pick up swords, get instruction, and research the heck out of things to bring this story to life. I've... - Todd Jordan
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Re: Parsing Time as a Social Dad - http://geofflivingston.com/2012...
"Excellent. Happy Fathers Day." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Narrowing down our sofa options and VIP event recap - http://www.robynsonlineworld.com/2012...
"Really enjoyed this event. Progressive way to introduce or reintroduce a brand." - Todd Jordan
Robert Scoble
I just posted why FriendFeed will go mainstream: http://scobleizer.com/2008...
Do you use Alert Thingy or any of the desktop apps for Friendfeed, or just keep the site open? - Patrick Jordan
I agree, FriendFeed will go mainstream if people start using more of these online services - Justin Yost
I just keep the site open and refresh a lot. - Robert Scoble
That was an awesome and relevant post! Thanks Rob! - Drew Lucas
I use twhirl for updates - Aura Mae from twhirl
I use twhirl, but it keeps moving the screen while I'm typing if there is an update. Hence these random bits of comment you get sometimes... - Rahsheen from twhirl
Using twhirl also. Just not enough screen space there, and things to roll off. Web page is easier. - Todd Jordan
Well said Robert, good article on why FriendFeed will go mainstream. - Mike Reynolds
FF is definitely gonna need a better interface if it IS going to be useable by non-geeks - Rahsheen
I was thinking the same thing, Jason. I don't think my mom would ever be able to handle FF, but I'm sure most geeks/social media addicts will love it and it will be a success - Rahsheen
my mom is not a good design test case i doubt anyone's mom is- the person who wants to be highly digitally connected, is. - Nathan Eckenrode
Robert, I know you didn't intend it, but your two part piece is a great friendfeed newbie tutorial. Thanks. Also, again don't know if it was intentional, but you forgot to include this friendfeed user: http://friendfeed.com/hillary ;-) - Robert Stevens
Robert Stevens that user needs to engage people with the tools as adults who vote not speakat them like children who must be contained. - Nathan Eckenrode
Well, my mom is a programmer and uses online communications to coordinate her team, so I guess she is not the most common "mom" example :) - Rahsheen from twhirl
Nathan Eckenrode absolutely right about that user needing to engage. Check her friendfeed page. Not a single subscription. - Robert Stevens
and not everyone's mom is theprototypical bumbler that frequently gets assigned t that architypical user group - Nathan Eckenrode
it does make a good friendfeed tutorial, but I don't think it's going mainstream without a serious interface improvement. Its ass ugly! - Justin Flood @justinflood from twhirl
It's not even that it's ugly, it's that it's not really useable. I think it was created to provide as much as possible, but with the understanding that someone would create decent filters/clients for it for regular consumption. - Rahsheen
I this that whether FF goes mainstream depends mostly on us. - funkyboy
@PatrickJordan - using Twhirl client. - Todd Jordan
Well said. Not entirely certain I agree or disagree with your thoughts, but either way you do present a compelling argument for FF. I think the number one reason that will hold back adoption of a mainstream FF is the benefit to the average user. Unless that is articulated so the *average user* can understand, they will not see the desire to attach themselves to another service. The question at this point is what can, or should, FF do to attract average users? - Scott Jarkoff
@ScottJarkoff - well, partnerships would help. When you sign up for a service, if that service had a check box to add that feed to Friendfeed, it'd be a done deal. - Todd Jordan
@Todd: Agreed. But that begs the question, how would such a partnership benefit the service you're signing up for? There has to be some mutual benefit to a partnership like that. The obvious benefit is for FF, but what does everyone else gain through such an arrangement? - Scott Jarkoff
Scott: I'm not so sure that FriendFeed should worry TOO much about that right now. Instead, make the system of great utility to advanced users like me and you. If they make it easy for me to get rid of the noise and present it to everyone else, then it'll take off. - Robert Scoble
Why FriendFeed WON'T Go Mainstream: 1.) in the mainstream, people don't want to be THIS informed. That's probably equally good for them, and good for those of us who do want to be this informed! 2.) Steve Case subscribed, friended some people and then...didn't engage at all. He's my go-to guy for what the mainstream will eat up like ice cream. - Robert Seidman
Robert: But how does such usage translate over to the average user? Just because us mega-geeks can use FF, and more importantly we can understand it, does not mean that the average user will comprehend why it is useful to them. _Something_ needs to bridge that gap, no? - Scott Jarkoff
Last night I tried to explain FriendFeed and even Twitter to my friend the cop. While he has a Facebook profile, He Just. Didn't. Get It. The harder I tried to explain, the more he just looked at me like I just landed from Venus. - Capn' One Eye - adrift
FF can't go mainstream and I said as much in my comment on your blog post, which is awaiting moderation I guess :(. Main point - I could never explain FF to any of my non techy friends...never - Jennifer Van Grove from twhirl
Alert Thingy helps with the interface 'issues'. I think it has really helped with adoption / holding onto users - John Duff from Alert Thingy
@Geoff Longman - we are from Venus! ;-) welcome to my planet! - Susan Beebe
No doubt FF will go mainstream. It must over come the too many sites back lash, but over time this is a winner. - Russellreno
@patrick I just keep it open, until Firefox crashes! - Prolific Programmer
#humdaybumpday "5. It is freaking fast and much more reliable than Twitter. Today I’ve been putting dozens of Tweets into Twitter and they show up in FriendFeed BEFORE I can refresh the page. It is amazingly fast at gathering new stuff from Twitter. I have not found any other service as reliably fast." So true! - Ahmet Yükseltürk
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Re: How to turn mind maps into eBooks and presentations instantly - http://www.christopherspenn.com/2012...
"Quite useful for someone like me. I tend to have wandering thoughts and mind mapping or pictures is easier for me to string thoughts together with than working down a blog post or presentation from top to bottom." - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 4 stars to: Cyber Knights RPG Elite - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Cyber Knights RPG Elite by Trese Brothers Software Was looking for a Kindle Fire RPG, May 26, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cyber Knights RPG Elite (App) This is old school turn based RPG. It works in that respect. The graphics aren't modern, fancy, or even HD. They work though. It revisits those old school RPG games we played on the PC. Cyber Knights takes place in a cyber punk universe. You play a Cyber Knight in search of work and upgrades. I've just begun playing but it's already addictive. Biggest problem I ran into was learning the controls and understanding exhaustion. Find a bar quick, find work, and earn some coin. Avoid over doing the terminal hacking. Enjoy and looking forward to some upgrades in the future. Focus on content over graphics for sure. - Todd Jordan
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Re: Infuz Welcomes Erica Smith to the Team - http://blog.infuz.com/2012...
"Awesome! Congratulations Erica." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Infuz Welcomes Erica Smith to the Team - http://blog.infuz.com/culture...
"Awesome! Congratulations Erica." - Todd Jordan
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Re: 10 Ways Brands Can Work More Effectively with Top-Tier Bloggers - http://www.hightechdad.com/2012...
"These are great tips. I'm curious if bloggers on the other end are willing to hold up on them. Meaning. I believe most bloggers are so anxious for the reaching out part they undervalue themselves." - Todd Jordan
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Re: How Beth Kanter Redesigned Her Facebook Page Timeline - http://www.johnhaydon.com/2012...
"Now my mind is crackling with ideas. Thank both of you." - Todd Jordan
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