I am sick

Today I feel like death rolled over me, backed up and did it again.

“I am sick. That is all.”

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iDailyBooth 1.2 sneak peek

I’m so excited to be a part of the beta test/evaluator team for Martin Bowling‘s latest iPhone app iDailyBooth (app store link). The 1.0 release was pushed out to fill a demand and even Martin says he feels it went out a little too early. Well let me tell you that 1.1 had improvements but 1.2 has even more.

The biggest improvement that I love is speed. There’s been some great tweaks to the user interface that were well thought out. For example when submitting a new photo the buttons have been reordered and the speed to get to the camera is almost instantaneous unlike in 1.0 when it took 15+ seconds.

There’s also the addition of the users photo stream. Now you need to understand some of the background on what’s happening. There’s currently no API to allow quick easy queries so iDailyBooth has been completely developed using available web POST queries. The photos are pulled through a little known RSS feed, so it can take some time to load.

Overall the experience of 1.2 is exponentially greater than previous versions. I’ve also been informed the team at DailyBooth.com is also working on an API and told Martin to start working on iDailyBooth 2.0. I’d suggest you get your feature requests in now. Easiest way is to leave them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to pass them on to Martin.

Download your copy of iDailyBooth now!

iDailyBooth 1.2 startup screeniDailyBooth 1.2 snap photo screeniDailyBooth 1.2 view photos

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Let’s get infected

I keep forgetting about what a great inspirational website ted.com is. At first I tried to figure out who this Ted guy was. Then I decided I’d just do a little digging. Wouldn’t you know it’s an acronym. Directly from their website:

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year’s TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.

Well today while I was killing some time on Twitter I came across and interesting tweet from TEDxCalgary. Take a few minutes to watch the inspirational video below.

What I found interesting about the segment is that it’s all true. 100% accurate that it simply takes an “I can” attitude. I don’t find it a coincidence that today I was also reading about Someday Never Comes by John Chow while reading his free ebook. His opening paragraph sums it up:

Do you know how to tell a successful person from a unsuccessful one? The easiest way is by the language they use. When you talk to a successful person about his goals, he’ll tell you what he plans to do and when it will be done. When an unsuccessful person talks about his goals (assuming he even has one), you’ll hear something along the lines of, “I hope to do this someday.” Here’s a clue for all you losers out there; someday never comes.

That’s right. It’s there in black and white. And it’s something I’ve known for some time. Nobody will do it for me. I must do it myself. Not only that but I can do it. It was clear to me when I set out to run my first full marathon. I completed it because I had the “I can” bug, not the “I will”. It was a goal. A clearly defined gem with an end time limit defined along with some other contributing parameters. So I know goals work for me when I set them. I’ve even commented on other peoples posts about setting my goals, but where are they?

Well, it’s time to stop doing everything right now and write out some goals. I’m logging of Twitter, stopping iTunes and ignoring email (which I’m pretty good at thanks to Tim Ferriss).

I’m going to write some goals, and then copy Lyndon and share them with you for you to help hold me accountable. I hope that you can help me with that?

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Shoemoney System Gives Away FREE Money

OK, so if you’ve been wondering about different systems available online to help you out with making some extra cash, then you’ll definitely want to checkout the Shoemoney System which is set to launch on January 26 around 2:00 PM ET (that’s noon where I live in MT timezone). I had the pleasure of meeting Jeremy Shoemaker at a poker tournament at PubCon in Las Vegas this past November (along with that Lyndon Reid guy) and immediately realized he’s the real deal. I respect him and the information he’s put out there so naturally, I had signed up for his email list a long time ago. It was because of this I got a special sneak look at some of the amazing things included. Not only does the Shoemoney System take you from the ground up, but it is scheduled to include some amazing bonuses.

The single greatest bonus included is over $2000 in FREE advertising. Advertisers like Google, Facebook, MySpace and AOL and that’s just the start. Jeremy announced live on his UStream channel that as an example you’d get $250 from AOL. Or how about $50 from Facebook? Not only can you learn some awesome affiliate marketing and online money making tips from the Shoemoney System, but you’ll be able to actually TRY OUT ADVERTISING NETWORKS–FREE!

I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Go watch the first video, and then the others and signup for the Shoemoney System NOW!

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iDailyBooth is ready!

iDailyBooth - now in the Apple App StoreI heard from my buddy Martin Bowling today that iDailyBooth was finally approved and available in the Apple App Store. I checked it out and it is available. Hurray! At some point I’ll do up a full review on the app as I was involved in testing and am happy to be involved a little more in the project then I think either of us initially gave consideration to. Raise a glass to toast the success of iDailyBooth and go get it now!

Edit: Just a quick FYI that version 1.1 is apparently in the Apple Store pending approval. There’s a number of improvements that have been made to it. Also follow iDailyBooth on Twitter for more updates and a chance to win a FREE copy of iDailyBooth.

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