SF this week; Merced this weekend

by Peter Rojas


Quick reminder: I'm speaking at Core 77's Design 2.0 event here in San Francisco tomorrow (today I'm enjoying the fine weather and the free WiFi in Union Square). I'm also planning on holding an informal reader meetup in my hometown of Merced, CA this Saturday. Still on the hunt for a suitable location, so if you know of anything, drop me a line in the comments below.


My prayers are answered

by Peter Rojas


syncgoogle3.jpgI'd pretty much given up any hope of seeing a solution for this, at least anytime soon, but CompanionLink just rolled out a new app that'll lets you sync any Palm, BlackBerry, or Windows Mobile 5.0 handheld with Google Calendar (it's two-way sync, too, none of that one-way crap!). I've been testing it with my Treo 650 this afternoon, and it works as promised. Big ups to William Kapes for this one, he heard my pleas for a synching solution on a recent Engadget podcast and dropped me a line earlier today about CompanionLink for Google Calendar. The one catch is that it ain't free, they're asking $30 for it (they do offer a two-week trial period). That's a little steep, but it's probably worth $30 to me to be able to properly sync my Google Calenda. Plus it's important to support independent software developers, right? P.S. - Yeah, I said "Treo 650". I'm gonna wait to upgrade to the 700p (or possibly even the Motorola Q, it definitely has its charms) until after I get back from my next trip to San Francisco. I've learned the hard way that you should never buy a brand new phone right before a big trip. Trust me on this.


Not fun

by Peter Rojas


I'll tell ya, having my Media Center crash while I'm recording/watching the season finale of Lost is definitely not fun..


Alone in a little room with a camera staring at me

by Peter Rojas


AOTS.jpg I did my first television interview via satellite today. Translation: If you've ever wanted to see me fumble my way through an interview about Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD you should watch Attack of the Show this evening. I'm kicking myself for not complaining about all the echo in the audio.


Me at Columbia

by Peter Rojas


col1.jpg Jill snapped this pic of me chatting it up with Sree at the Columbia School of Journalism last night. That's actually my resume up on screen behind us, a lot of people there wanted to understand why I'd ditched a career in journalism for the life of a blogger.

UPDATE: I stupidly deleted their comment while killing some comment spam (still getting the hang of WordPress), but someone asked if being a blogger meant that I was still technically a journalist. I suppose it depends on how broadly or narrowly you define both "blogging" and "journalism", but the questuion I believe the audience was asking was with respect to why and how I ended up giving up what looked like a "safe" career in traditional magazine and newspaper journalism for a full-time career as a blogger.