When your unused app disappears from the app store.

I am currently in the mood of re-examining my past successes. Digging through my digital tools, I have discovered that one of my favorite tools of yore, (God bless the yore,) has disappeared from the app store on iTunes. It was a little time management app that combined a task list and a timer in a simple yet beautiful layout. You could create repeating task lists, set the amount of time you wanted to spend, and color code it. I loved it. It worked for me. So naturally I abandoned using it. But, only so far as not using it everyday, but I kept it on my phone.

Well, in order to allow myself an ample amount of space to snap photos & video’s of my nephews on my phone, I’ve turned on this little feature in iOS that automatically off loads little used apps. Later, you can then reinstall them if needed without losing your data. So, the 30/30 app was removed. Several days ago, I remembered that it existed and tried to launch it. Alas, I can not reinstall it as it is gone from the store.

A review of their twitter feed does little to perk my hopes up that it will return. Thus, it has become an example to me of the dangers of the SAS market place. When one can purchase and “own” a copy of an item, you are free to go back to that item and use it whenever you feel like it. A work of art, an old clock, a vinyl record, or any old item found in the proverbial attic can be dusted off and played with again. When we rely entirely on 3rd party “cloud” repository’s for our beloved yet abandoned toys, even when we pay for them, they are not ours. As a saying goes when it comes to owning silver and gold, if it’s not in your hands you don’t really own it.

So, unless the developer resurfaces, I’m off to sample an app recommended by a fellow forlorned 30/30 lover and other productivity apps. After all, they are all new and shiny and I do like playing with new apps.

Cruising

Wowsers, A LOT of things have happened over the past 6 months. I have a new nephew, licensed my business, grabbed a few clients, had several photoshoots, and all of that hasn’t been reflected at all here on my blog.

But that’s ok. Currently I’m slowly developing all that awesome business info over on my business’s website. Which, when it’s ready I’ll link to it from here.

In the mean time here’s a shot I got during the rainstorm after the Salt Lake Comic Con at City Creek.

City Creek Night Couple
A young couple stay dry in the rain.

Dreams

[Intro]


[Verse 1]
Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom
Well, who am I to keep you down?
It’s only right that you should play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness


[Pre-Chorus]
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering of what you had
And what you lost and what you had and what you lost


[Chorus]
Thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
Say women they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know, you’ll know


[Bridge]


[Verse 2]
Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It’s only me who wants to wrap around your dreams
And have you any dreams you’d like to sell?
Dreams of loneliness


x


[Pre-Chorus]
Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering of what you had
And what you lost and what you had and what you lost


[Chorus]
Thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
Women they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know


Oh, thunder only happens when it’s raining
Players only love you when they’re playing
Say women they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know, you’ll know
You will know, you’ll know