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JonLi ponders an AudIo/EarBud Inter Face.

I came to this realization 17 years after my chairlift conversation. When Chikai Ohazama, formerly an EIR at Google Ventures and co-founder of KeyHole, told me about a $13 (EGRD) Blue Tooth EarBud he tested (and actually liked)... I incorporated it into my daily life as much as possible. In the mornings: listening to NPR, cycling to music, driving to meetings using Google Map directions, and “reading” articles using a hack shared by M G Siegler ("the real key is to enable ‘Speak Screen’ which allows you to quickly trigger the contents of any screen to be read to you simply by swiping two fingers down on an iOS screen"). At night: commuting home from work, talking to family, cooking to a podcast, falling asleep to music as my girlfriend lay in bed with no idea that I had a computer in my ear.

An in-ear smart device can be more intimate than a phone or smartwatch (Always On You). The device lends itself to a new relationship — not too different than the operating system Samantha in the movie “Her” — to information and the people or bots delivering the information. Over time, I found myself to be more “in my head” while wearing the device, thinking or having discussions with myself (or a bot) even when nothing was playing.

As Chikai and I mused about our $13 experiments, we settled on the hypothesis that only the major hardware and software companies, like Apple and Google, can fully integrate an in-ear technology with our phones, homes, and cars. The user experience is otherwise too fragmented or niche (e.g. Doppler’s Here device). I even have a wish list: iPhone 7 with Bluetooth EarPods; SiRi becomes an open platform for developers (like Amazon’s Alexa); IMessage becomes an open platform for developers (like Slack, Messenger, Telegram).

I Commented.

He doesn't talk about Voice Control. I think there's less app support for this.

I bought the same EarBud to play with.

A challenge with it reading to me is that I like to High Light.

I'm using Insta Paper's Speak feature with Long Reads where I don't expect to need High Lighting.

I'd love an Rss Aggregator that could start reading to me, then let me Skip and/or Save.

z2016-04-23- Li Earbud Interface
Voice Control
Voice Recognition
Speech Recognition
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Google Glass

JonUdell on FramIng hackable Multi Media as a Transparent Society tool. Customer Service calls are a variant of this scenario. How many times have you heard this? "Your call may be recorded in order to assure quality customer service." Lately I'm starting to repeat the line back to them and then start recording (AudIo) on my end too. If you can pinpoint what an agent said on a previous call, you can alter the balance of power. Now you really need that Voice Recognition software to make a Tran Script so your local Search Engine can find it...

z2004-10-14- Udell Audio Personal Power Transcript
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Bicycle Repair Man is a refactoring browser for PyThon.

Bicycle Repair Man
Renamed from 'BicycleRepairMain'. mis-spelled
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TheWife wants some clarity around IPhone/IPhoto/Photos/ICloud Data Synch-and-Delete Handling. (Which will change within a month when she wants to get back to z2016-01-23-MigrateFromIphotoToPhotos.)

(Backgrounder: she's moved lots of career stuff into Photos, but IPhoto is still our family-archive-of-record.)

Attach IPhone to IMac with USB

  • ITunes launches

    • ITunes has nothing checked-on for synching photos

    • it does have "automatically BackUp to ICloud" turned on

  • Photos launches, not IPhoto

    • there's a checkbox at the top of the screen saying "Open Photos for this device" - it's checked now, and I uncheck it. Then quit it.
  • then I quit ITunes also, and unplug the phone

Re-Attach IPhone - now only ITunes launches

Manually launch IPhoto

  • it recognizes the IPhone, and offers to import 406 photos - but I know most/all of them are already in IPhoto

  • derp, the default IPhoto library is her old work/career stuff, so that confuses things.

  • so I un-mount the phone in IPhoto, physically disconnect it

  • Switch Library in IPhoto to family library

  • re-attach phone (without quitting IMac apps) - now IPhoto offers to import 166 new photos, and recognizes that 240 are already in both places. (But in actuality most/all the ones it doesn't recognize are in both places, too, they just got copied over in a weird way.)

  • select 1 (Number Two Son self-portrait painting) that I know(?) is in both places and Import - will it now recognize the dupe? Nope, it imports it - IMG_0657 from Jan16'2014 - is that the real date, or a date that something got copied over? I try searching by the image number, and find that new import plus 2 unrelated photos (from different cameras/phones). Can I find that image? It's 1129px-square, 268kb, from HTC VLE_U, which is my old HtcOneS. So I search IPhoto for VLE_U and find matches - I see other photos of that paining, but they aren't square, and the coloring is a little different. Grr, maybe that didn't get brought over earlier, or it's something I took then emailed TheWife without every importing it? So I may be crazy.

  • I just go ahead and Import everything on the phone. I don't delete them from phone.
  • I delete a few photos of washer/dryer in IPhoto - knowing that won't delete them from phone. Disconnect phone. Those photos are still on phone. Manually delete them (wow, IOS won't let you select multi then delete, you have to go through each individually, with confirm prompt!?).

Is anything set for ICloud sharing?

  • IPhoto has both Photo Stream and Photo Sharing turned off.

  • I log into her ICloud account and click into Photos. I see it trying to update stuff from her Photos default library, so I just log out. (See old notes at z2016-01-30-UverseWifiHinkyAgain.)

  • Disconnect IPhone, then go in Photos on IPhone. Click on Albums and 1 of the Albums is shows is "My Photo Stream". So go into IPhone/Settings/ICloud and Photos is On: ICloud Photo Library is Off (would store entire library in ICloud), My Photo Stream is On (uploads new photos to ICloud and sends them to all ICloud devices over WiFi?!?), ICloud Photo Sharing is On (shares Albums with other people).

  • Go into TheWife's IPad, launch Photos. Looks like the Photos are all work, Shared is a few personal photos, Albums are all work. Go into Settings/Photos: only "ICloud Photo Sharing" is On.

Random bits

  • I got back into IPhoto, to Last Import, and tag some of the photos per our usual tags.

  • Disconnect phone, take fresh photo, re-attach. See photo available for Import in IPhoto. But I can't delete it (from IPhone) there.

In another week I'll go back to trying to migrate our IPhoto stuff to Photos for good, and figure out the Sharing process (e.g. want to take bunch of pictures on phone, have them auto-flow to ICloud then down to IMac/Photos, then be able to delete most of those pictures on the phone without having them delete everywhere else (because the goal is to keep hilights on the phone)).

z2016-04-24- Iphone Iphoto Photos Sync Delete Handling

Apple Computer announced mid-2014 that it would be dropping IPhoto (and Aperture), replacing them with Photos.

More recently, TheWife has been using Photos at work, and now wants to migrate our stuff at home, specifically on our IMac. Alas, that Mac is still running MacOsX Mavericks, which doesn't offer Photos. And now that El Capitan is out, can't get Yosemite. So upgrading to El Capitan it is.

Copy TheWife's Photos files over to computer.

One thing she seems to do is take a PDF containing many images and import them into Photos. A friend gave her an Automator workflow that does this with IPhoto, but didn't find equivalent for Photos.

  • this site might help

Jan30: dealing with z2016-01-30-UverseWifiHinkyAgain

  • Feb04: rebuilding IPhoto libraries - details on wifi-hinky page.

z2016-01-23- Migrate From Iphoto To Photos

The wife wanted a scanner that would handle bigger pages than our Epson Workforce845.

But all the "big" scanners are over $1200, and the good one is $2200.

So she compromised on the Epson V550 Scanner.

Unfortunately I can't get my Mac Book Pro to talk to it properly (over USB). Running the Scan app or the Scan Settings app-test both cause the scanner to make a noise like it's starting up, then nothing happens for 10sec, then I get an error (plus the yellow error light on the device starts flashing).

Uninstall/reinstalling (their initial recommendation) didn't help.

Their next recommendation is to call in.

Might try connecting to her IMac, even though I think I'll be doing most of the scanning....

Update: apparently 1 reboot wasn't enough, the 2nd one did the trick. Maybe something that I hadn't quit before rebooting the first time auto-relaunched? Sounds like hokum.... but at least it's working.

z2016-04-17- Epson V550 Scanner

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