I was introduced to this amazing iPhone application by Christian’s cousins. Holy freaking awesomeness. The iPhone truly is magic, and Ocarina proves it.
Here’s how it works: You blow into the microphone and buttons on the screen and the app produces notes, as if you were playing an Ocarina. And, if you go to the Ocarina app’s web site, there are even sample pages of sheet music for well-known songs.
But, here’s where the Ocarina app truly proves magical: You can zoom around a visual representation of the Earth and see pinpoints of light where other people are playing the Ocarina app. And you can then listen to the notes they are playing on their iPhone. Magic. Pure, simple, connected, magic.
If you are an iPhone owner, then you must check out the Ocarina app, asap!
Gizmodo has the awesome news complete with a video of the copy-n-paste function soon to hit the iPhone. And, why am I not surprised that Apple isn’t the one introducing this feature? No, we have Pastebud to thank. I can’t wait for Pastebud to launch!
I bought my new iPhone this weekend. And, living up to the promise I made AaronB in June, I have now made political contributions equalling the total amount of my iPhone. Last week I made contributions to Obama, the DNC, the DCCC, and the DSCC.
Today I made another contribution; this time to Equality For All. EFA’s goal is to defeat Proposition 8 – The gay marriage ban on California’s November ballot. (I also plan on making monthly contributions to each of the organizations through November.)
For my birthday, I’ve asked my friends to contribute to one of the five causes I care about. I’m particularly interested in putting Obama in the White House and increasing the Democratic majorities in Congress. As a gay man, I’m also very determined to help defeat Prop 8.
My mom called me the other day and asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I directed her to the Equality for All and asked her to make a contribution. I’d much rather have the ability to marry the man of my dreams (someday) than some material present.
If you have some extra cash this month, or next month, or the next, I encourage you to donate $5, $10, or more to one of the following causes:
When I asked the friendly, zany folks at my neighborhood Starbucks about this Strabucks iPhone app today, they said they didn’t know about it, but would disapprove. Although, I couldn’t tell if they were serious or if it was the bag of Espresso Cashews they’d eaten that was influencing their disdain. I think it sounds pretty dope.