The best of BitBook

Screenshot of Tiny Tower's loading screen

If you haven’t played Tiny Tower yet, it’s the new iOS game with 8-bit graphics that’s all the rage at the moment and BitBook is an in-game status update service for the residents (known as Bitizens) of Tiny Tower. Anyway, my bitizens occasionally post some updates that are pure genius! Here are some of my favourites:

  • I used up all my sick days, so I’m calling in dead. – Stacey Austin
  • Clones are people two. – Sylvia Morales
  • If I’m not back in five minutes… wait longer! – G Weaver
  • If you see gum on the floor, leave it there. It isn’t free candy. – Jesus Phillips
  • When the moon hits your eye that is 1 pixel wide, it’s amore! – Calvin McCoy

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If that’s your road then take it but it’s not the road for me

Awesome lyrics by Frank Turner.

“All your friends and peers and family solemnly tell you you will have to grow up be an adult yeah be bored and unfulfilled”

“Oh when no one’s yet explained to me exactly what’s so great about slaving 50 years away on something that you hate”

“About meekly shuffling down the path of mediocrity”

“Well if that’s your road then take it but it’s not the road for me”

Well said Frank, well said!

Thanks @monmargot for introducing me to this song.

Timelapse – Upgrading to Mac OS X Lion

In keeping with my recent obsession with timelapse videos, I bring you my upgrade experience to Mac OS X Lion in 59 seconds!

The complete process took about an hour and a half. The download itself from the Mac App Store took 45 minutes on a 20Mbps ADSL connection. Lightning fast compared to if I had to drive to my nearest Apple Store and back! Granted, it’s nothing like the experience of queuing up for a new shiny OS launch at the fruit store (and getting a free apple t-shirt) but the minimalist in me is celebrating the extinction of physical media (for OS upgrades at least).

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to have words with my brain about this whole new way of scrolling in Lion. I leave you with some shots from when I queued up at the Apple Store for the launch of Mac OS Leopard (10.5) back in October 2007! How things have changed since!
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