What Am I Doing? (Jun 2010)

Talent

I would say that talent is a pretty desirable, if not the most desirable, attribute that one should have in their career. Along with talent comes power. How you use your power determines what kind of person you are.

Teamwork

I would say that teamwork is a pretty desirable, if not the most desirable, attribute that one should have in their work. With teamwork, you need good communication. How you communicate to your team determines how good a leader you are.

iPad

It’s been a month since I got the iPad. A lot of you have asked yourselves the question, “What would I use the iPad for anyway?” and after a month, I sort of feel the same way. Nontheless, I still like my iPad and how it makes me feel when I use it, and I see a lot of potential for it as we all figure out what its best for.

For me, right now, I use it a lot to watch videos (mainly podcasts) and read books in bed. It’s much better than placing a hot laptop on my lap in bed, and I wouldn’t even THINK of watching videos on my iPhone for longer than five minutes.

Foursquare

I’m probably coming in after the “Early Adopter” phase, but I just got the Foursquare app on my iPhone a month ago. I’m still trying to figure out what real use I have for it, since most of my check-ins are at Zynga and it doesn’t really do anything. And like those reusable grocery bags that I forget to bring into the store almost all the time, I often forget to check in until later in the day, and I feel bad for “make-up” check-ins since I think that defeats the purpose.

I did, however, create a new Zynga location called Zenya, after Steve Jobs mispronounced the company name at the iPhone 4 keynote.

Like the iPad, I can’t pinpoint what essential value Foursquare is, but I know it’s moving in the right direction, and I want to stay with it.

We Rule and GodFinger

I got two ngmoco:) apps in the past month or so, and they were pretty fun at first. We Rule, as far as I know, is pretty much a medieval version of FarmVille. GodFinger, while it has a cool concept and makes use of the iPad space, becomes repetitious.

While the repetition for both games has developed a routine for me to log in a few times a day and harvest coins, the routine itself is starting to become boring, too. I’m not sure how long I will keep on doing this, especially when I found a new game that is more varied in its tasks and more exciting. And that game is FrontierVille.

FrontierVille

Zynga just released a new game called FrontierVille, and I have to say, it’s my new favorite game. It’s sort of like FarmVille, except you have a wealth of goals to achieve that keeps you coming back for more.

It’s only been a few days since launch, and instead of getting bored of the same old task, I’ve barely scratched the surface of the game and am excited to find out what else is there for me to discover. It’s by far, I believe, the most developed online social game at launch.

I think once they figured out all the connection/sync-ing issues, it would be an even better game to play.

iPhone 4

It pretty much makes my iPhone 3GS feel obsolete. I’m not going to get it though; I still have a year on my contract. I’ll just play with my sister’s. And I think the iOS4 is pretty much what I needed anyway.

HTML5 and CSS3

There’s been a lot of talk about HTML5 and CSS3, especially when Safari 5 was released and how Steve Jobs was promoting web standards. It sort of makes me feel behind again, since I was more or less up to date with XHTML and PHP and jQuery and all that other web programming stuff last year. Of course, I didn’t expect them to stay the same forever; I just have to go back and learn what ‘s new.

Flush.

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