Thank God for doors that remained closed when we wanted them opened and for opening doors others wanted closed to us!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
This weekend is one of the first in a long time that has not been over-scheduled and I'm really thankful.
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:45 PM
No soccer tomorrow morning yet the kids have a sleep over tomorrow night, so let the games begin:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:44 PM
The Six Flags over GA fireworks just sounded very convincing as a quick thunderstorm and several late booms piled on.
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:18 PM
I just ran across the following page and YouTube on a upcoming Google service currently available within areas of California (cities most likely near Google's headquarters) entitled Google Goggles:
The service is a visual search based upon using the camera within a smartphone. Having both a camera and camcorder (to some degrees) are among the largest quantum leaps for new smartphone owners like myself.
One simply cannot imagine until you actually begin using a camera on a regular basis how many times and ways photos can be used to complement simple eyesight in a technological world.
Within the video on the page, Google Goggles had a 50% success rate and I imagine that the percentage would rapidly increase if other viewers would be able to add their own suggestions and links to what an item may be in a way that I would describe as a Yahoo! Visual Delicious:)
Seeing that the service is initially available for Android devices, it is not too hard to foresee that Google Goggles will be available on the iPhone at some point in time.
There are so many mobile developments to combine the digital and analog worlds together that I am wondering when will Microsoft ever decide to get into the game.
After talking with a diehard Microsoft friend tonight, it seems hard to imagine that the company that made a huge pivot onto the internet can realistically sit this dance out for long.
As long as iTunes and the App Store are the golden handcuffs, Google Goggles and other services in the mobile digital world will certainly continue to require touching the Apple base before getting in a position to score.
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:44 PM
A quick look at iTunes virtually confirms Apple will target television viewing just as they did for music & phones!
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:54 AM
Is GetGlue a web2.0 pimp slap to FriendFeed and/or Ping.fm? It is beginning to look that way;)
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:38 AM
I just realized that outbound calls made from Gmail will use your Google Voice phone number on any Caller ID displays, so those calls are more likely to be returned the same number.
I just saw this article this morning which mentioned the idea:
On all recent marketing materials ordered and most other places where my telephone number has been requested, I had already included my Google Voice number for the voice mail transcription along with notifications via both SMS and e-mail.
Since the calls can be returned via Google Voice (via iPhone or iPod Touch), it may make sense to now consider reducing the number of minutes paid for voice calls altogether (if there is a break even point somewhere).
The entire set up still requires weighing the typical calls as being made from a wifi zone or 3G regardless of equipment being used before the pricing can be considered. No one wants to have to think about every call before making one.
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:07 AM
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Just made successful Gmail phone call & the other party could not tell any difference in quality:) Thumbs up once the gear is in sync!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 6:47 PM
Outbound audio for Gmail calls has not gone well. Rebooting to see if things will improve. Audio heard sounded great.
Posted by Roney Smith at 5:52 PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
no longer bother you, you are finally STRONGER! You have PASSED THE TEST, so WALK, TALK, and BE the GRADUATE THAT YOU ARE!
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:20 AM
When the people, places, things, and ideas that used to make you cry, feel discouraged, or want to roll up into a ball and die...
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:19 AM
Monday, August 23, 2010
The #missuniverse pageant is a well packaged infomercial for the advertisers w/ the contestants receiving 2 min spots.
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:31 PM
John Legend & The Roots are burning it up & staying in the pocket nonstop!! #missuniverse
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:18 PM
Didn't Trump buy the MU pageant when it was on life support?
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:06 PM
The #missuniverse pageant could turn up the heat with more bass and less treble;) Beans & rice better preach!!
Used my iPhone & Google Docs to call the parents of the soccer team I'm coaching and it was a blast!! Too easy!
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:25 PM
Deleted stuff & emptied trash in Gmail to regain 15% of space. I thought the trash did not count as usage, but it appeared to.
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:47 AM
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The AC in this Marietta DQ appears to be turned off in favor of wind fans to compensate for ultra low dine in traffic:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:39 PM
My wife & I saw Inception last night and I saw Michael Jackson between the lines. Google just confirmed I'm not alone.
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:39 AM
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Just heard a remix of Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm" that was both genre and mind blowing!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:43 PM
The rain just came in for a landing!
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:30 PM
Here in Cobb County, the thunder is slowly circling like it was put into a holding pattern over ATL!
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:28 PM
How many ffwds are required to get Pandora back on track? It bounced back too strong after hitting ffwd 5-7 times.
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:25 PM
Surprise stress reliever: Not restricting unfollowing to Twitter for offenses just mentioned:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:53 PM
Stress reliever: Unfollowing people echoing any ignorance about President Obama after cheers or silence with W.
Stress reliever: Unfollowing people who feel the US Constitution is now tissue paper with the 2008 election results.
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:49 PM
Listen to the music of your destination versus your current location especially if it is more uplifting!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:43 PM
Pandora is playing my swing jazz station and only an acoustical vibe has any appeal this evening.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:00 PM
The Spanish bull going into the stands sums up 2010 and I cannot imagine anything topping its poetic justice THIS YEAR:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:17 PM
Those not practicing the Golden Rule with forgiveness are belly flopping onto guillotines through 2012 and beyond.
Posted by Roney Smith at 6:25 PM
Pray for those unable to see that ingratitude produces memory loss and vice versa.
Posted by Roney Smith at 5:26 PM
If you were never a fan of peeps or strangers producing wasteful drama, today is no reason to start now!
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:59 AM
Happy Friday All:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:28 AM
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Watching Spartacus via Roku & Netflix for the first time ever. Surreal cinematography!
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:03 PM
Are there any remaining cut deadlines facing NFL teams?
Posted by Roney Smith at 5:10 PM
I just told my wife, "Whatever you're cooking smells good. What is it!". Her reply: "It's butter". No brownie points:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 4:53 PM
Monday, August 16, 2010
What if the JetBlue flight attendant gets his own judge show w/ cases of employers versus employees or customer service complaints?
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:49 PM
Katt Williams playing a preacher should be called over the top at least on paper:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:12 PM
RIM thinks Blackberry users won't realize how much info has been given to nations not threatening to ban access:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:10 PM
Gas prices have fallen 5 cents in less than a week. Rapid drops like this set up global spikes usually w/in 90 days:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:59 PM
The #NYJets were my first favorite NFL team until my family moved from JC, NJ to SC when I was six.
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:42 PM
That was Eli Manning bleeding like that? Now Peyton may run the tables after all:( Who had the knife? Awful:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:40 PM
Tonight I accidentally discovered that iOS DOES INDEED HAVE AN ALL CAPS FEATURE. #scratchedoffwishlist
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:35 PM
"Aquarian Angel" by Blue Six has yet to not provide relaxing, sonic therapy on demand! Get your own asap:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:27 PM
If the NAACP does not protest NBC's Outsourced before anyone else, then legalize extortion please!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:22 PM
NBC's Outsourced = Amos & Andy + Curry - Good Times + The White Shadow #fail #failwhale
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:20 PM
The NBC sitcom Outsourced is not to be compared to Slumdog Millionaire. It's just a flea carrying, mangy dog:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:17 PM
I believe Outsourced the movie may be funny, but the tv sitcom is pure minstrel and a race to the bottom for NBC:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:14 PM
Hearing the hip hop presence in chill music is mindbending;)
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:12 PM
Until "Family Matters" Urkel's famous line "Did I do that?" becomes standard practice, enlightenment is repelled.
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:01 PM
The bottom just fell out of the rain clouds above us!! No thunder either!
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:34 PM
The suicide rate among the military and now border patrol along with the lack of US' funeral honors signal Shakespearean handwashing.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:22 PM
The thought of 9-11 victims having to agree to not ever sue US government later parallels the Tuskegee experiments.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:20 PM
The Ground Zero mosque is another puppet string to shepherd votes regardless of which political party uses it.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:17 PM
#GOP = domestic conservatism yet extreme and aggressive liberals in exporting US' surplus. #tcot
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:15 PM
War has been viewed as profitable and necessary far too long. It is only surpassed by chosen ignorance & isolationism.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:12 PM
Too many are globally profiting from world division yet puppet master control of basic instincts goes unchecked by the masses.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:10 PM
The rush to judgment on the Ground Zero mosque occurred far faster than the examination and rebuttal that 9-11 was not a false flag op.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:07 PM
The greater hypocrisy surfaces where the supposed proponents of the global view choose to play the isolationist role for domestic votes.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:04 PM
To reject anything based upon what we physically sense means that either past legislators were wrong or we are misapplying the laws today.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:02 PM
The Ground Zero mosque debate reveals what we really feel and believe about the US Constitution. It is not a conditional document is it?
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:59 PM
As great as waves are, this week contains the global event to shock those living on thin ice. Friday to Sunday
Posted by Roney Smith at 12:56 PM
After the experiencing the beauty of this past weekend, I will totally welcome the rain;) #gratitude
Posted by Roney Smith at 12:46 PM
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Just appeared on V-103's live remote broadcast & our girls loved the experience!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 2:23 PM
Free food hook up @ Burger King!! Free $5 gift cards were given out upon entering:) Northside & 14th Atlanta
Posted by Roney Smith at 1:19 PM
This morning's weather was perfect relief to play soccer!
Posted by Roney Smith at 12:29 PM
Friday, August 13, 2010
2nd attempt on wife's iPod Touch to iPhone 4 sync. The 1st attempt did not grab all the apps although the notes & contacts made it over.
Posted by Roney Smith at 8:26 PM
Is it now state and local fair season or are they just flying south and early ahead of the oncoming, colder months?
Posted by Roney Smith at 5:15 PM
The start up, restoring, & sync process is definitely not going to take place in fast food spots!
Posted by Roney Smith at 5:06 PM
Thursday, August 12, 2010
It is hard accepting a meteor shower when the mind wants to believe lightning bugs were visible instead. I saw 3 total.
Posted by Roney Smith at 11:20 PM
The heat is not taking any nighttime prisoners!! It is still blazing hot outside!
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:31 PM
No astronomy app can compete with Star Walk for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! It provides extreme wysiwyg!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:13 PM
Be sure to check out the cluster of planets around the moon this evening. Venus is most visible here in ATL this moment.
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:22 PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Is a Blu-Ray tv required for Blu-Ray DVD viewing or not? Thanks for your expertise!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 5:59 PM
It's so hot that starting a fire may actually provide a cool breeze!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 2:31 PM
Played 1 game of Madden 11 on iPhone & there is a lot under the hood versus Madden 10!
Posted by Roney Smith at 2:13 PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
The Caribbean food I just ate cleared out any sinus problems I could have had from another dimension:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:35 PM
Fuel prices are poised to pinch US households since post Labor Day prices won't fall steeply as needed.
Posted by Roney Smith at 5:40 PM
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
Skype just confirmed its money saving capabilities even on a local call:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:46 PM
Telecom companies shoot themselves in the foot to allow cramming while asking for paperless billing:(
Posted by Roney Smith at 4:48 PM
I would love to see photos or video of Auburn Avenue & the West End area of Atlanta in their prime!
Posted by Roney Smith at 2:19 PM
Thursday, August 05, 2010
I'm glad to have Google Waved and lost than to not have Google Waved at all. RIP Google Wave!
Posted by Roney Smith at 6:16 PM
Nothing can keep my head from bobbing to a good bass line like "Heartbeat" still has from the 80s!!!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 10:07 AM
What if Amazon actually bought Barnes & Noble? Any too obvious Justice Dept. antitrust issues as red flags?
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:50 AM
Listening to my Teddy Riley station on Pandora while thinking the 90s was the last decade of nongrimy, danceable music!
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:44 AM
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
It also reduced my external talk time seriously:) rofl:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 1:54 PM
My greater joy is in finding the blessing of working with a small handful of seeds intentionally:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 1:51 PM
The natural talent and gift development seminar I mentioned weeks ago is finally counting down to kick off.
Posted by Roney Smith at 1:48 PM
The synchronicity of today has gone intergalactic:) It would be a threat without prayer preparation though!
Posted by Roney Smith at 1:46 PM
Happy Birthday Mr. President Obama!!!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 9:57 AM
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
I was always under the impression that the music to be released would feature songs already recorded that were not selected for past albums or totally unreleased.
To hear new artists being added just for their current status is totally unnecessary and clearly would keep me from buying anything new.
I have not bought Thriller 25 for the same reasons although I better understand how that project was done (after his death unfortunately).
Red flags are clearly being attached to existing careers for the wrong reasons!
I expected more!
Posted by Roney Smith at 3:52 PM
One does not get elected & hit the ground thinking as the POTUS demonstrates. He visualized this term decades ago!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 2:54 PM
President Obama's hair turns gray due to the weight of the clean ups. W's turned gray due to missed tv shows & naps:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 2:49 PM
Is the upcoming multiple login capabilities of Gmail a good thing or a potential trap in the making?
Posted by Roney Smith at 1:24 PM
Monday, August 02, 2010
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Chicago Fire has put a saddle on LA Galaxy early with a 2-0 score!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:53 PM
Thunder clouds filled with rain are approaching from the north!
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:39 PM
We finalized his name today after my wife mentioned it as a stupid, throwaway name: Buster:)
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:27 PM
The weekend has been great & next weekend we are scheduled to get the family's first dog: a male, AKC golden lab retriever!!
Posted by Roney Smith at 7:26 PM