Tee Morris

The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 6, 2012 Personal Stamp

Fastens your seat belts, folks, this one is one hell of a ride.

If you read last year’s review of Phoenix Rising, you probably either already know what I’m about to say, or you’re already nose deep into the book and not reading this review. For those of you who are coming late into the game, or just enjoy reading my reviews, Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris are at it again! On May 29th, 2012, Harper Voyager released their second Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, The Janus Affair.  Once again, Wellington Thornhill Books, and Eliza D. Braun have emerged from the Archives of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences to uncover a dastardly plot that endangers Queen Victoria’s England, and possibly the rest of the world.

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Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor June 19, 2011 Personal Stamp

This review is the first in a new series of reviews. I’ve been planning to do this for a while. It has just taken some time to find the right thing to review and time to review it. You might notice that this review is in the category “Time Wasters”.  That doesn’t mean that things in this category are a waste of time. While the rest of the reviews on The Nifty Tech Blog are aimed at productivity, reviews in this category are for ways to occupy the leisure time you’ll have after using all the other products we’ve recommended.

Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel is the first novel from Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris writing together. They take us back to the age of Queen Victoria, and give us a view of a secret organization in Her Majesty’s government. This clandestine organization, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, deals with the strange, the bizarre, and those things best not talked about in polite society. Agents of the Ministry travel the world investigating these strange and unusual events, and returning dangerous artifacts to Mother England where they can be safely stored away from dangerous hands.

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#FollowFriday – @TeeMonster: Actor, Author, Boom Wrangler, The First Podcast Novelist, Uber Nemesis, Twitter Evangelist, and Steampunk Adventurer

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor April 29, 2011 Follow Friday

This one has been a long time coming. And I’ll admit, I’ve been saving this one for a special occasion. This week, something finally fit the bill.

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Tee Morris. It’s not even the first time I’ve written about him on the Nifty Tech Blog. In the first month of the blog I wrote about The Boom Effect, an online fundraiser to provide for the future of Tee’s daughter, Sonic Boom, after the tragic death of Tee’s wife. Then in March, Tee returned to talk about Twitter, which served to kick off the #FollowFriday series. Then in August he dragged me into the world of podcasting with the six-part crossover series with Tee’s Bird House Rules Podcast looking at Twitter clients for the iPad. So why am I writing about him now?

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Osfoora HD, for Twitter – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor October 25, 2010 Crossover

[Tee has informed me that his work is sending him on a business trip this week, and he’s been unable to complete the final edits for the podcast in time to launch along with the review. I’ve included the links to the audio with this article, but I’m afraid that it may take as much as a week before there is anything on the other side of the link. Tee asked that I go ahead with the final article, so I hope you enjoy the review. – Editor]

Welcome back to the final installment of our series with Bird House Rules. We’ve finally made it to our last Twitter client for iPad. This one is another newcomer to the App store, but we think they’ve done just about everything right. My friends, I give you Osfoora HD, for Twitter by Said M. Marouf. The name may seem a bit strange, but there is a reason for it. We’ll get back to that later. Osfoora sells for $3.99, and to us, that seems like money well spent. Version 1.1.2 has a huge list of features. One of the surprising things about Osfoora HD is that it actually works as well in portrait mode as it does in landscape. The developer really put a lot of thought and effort into this client, and it shows. On top of that, he also developed and supports Osfoora for the iPhone, a separate code base. And he’s just a lone developer, working on his own. Said, our hat is off to you. In many ways, you’ve done more on your own than many large companies have done with a team of programmers. Respect, sir!

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TweetTime for iPad – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor October 12, 2010 Crossover

Welcome back to another installment of the crossover series with Bird House Rules. We’re almost done with looking at Twitter clients for iPad. This week we’ll be looking at a client that is a relative newcomer to the App store, TweetTime for iPad by Dong-Wook Kim. TweetTime for iPad is a $2.99 purchase in the app store and is currently up to version 1.3.4. As is typical for applications for the iPad, landscape mode is more useful at illustrating the capabilities of the product than Portrait mode, so once again you’ll be seeing a lot of Landscape pictures here.

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Twittelator for iPad – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor September 27, 2010 Crossover

And we’re back, with another crossover review with Bird House Rules. This week we’re looking at Twittelator for iPad from the folks at Stone Design, aka Big Stone Phone. Twittelator is the last of our “old favorites”, being a popular iPhone Twitter client in the past. The folks at Stone Design have been building interesting tools for a while now, and they definitely take a fresh approach to things. While there are free and paid versions of their iPhone Twittelator client, if you want it on the iPad, you’ll need to pay $4.99 for the privilege. Twittelator has long been one of Tee’s favorite clients on the iPhone, and is still one of his favorites on the iPad. Let me show you why.

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TweetDeck for iPad – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor August 30, 2010 Crossover

This is the third in the series of reviews with Tee Morris from the Bird House Rules podcast. We have been looking at Twitter clients for the iPad. Tee and I sat down and recorded audio for the Bird House Rules podcast, and I’m posting a companion reviews here. I encourage all my readers to also check out the audio from the podcast. You don’t need an iPod to listen to the podcast, just something that can play an MP3 file. I hope you’re enjoying this series as much as we’re enjoy bringing it to you.

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Echofon Pro for Twitter – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor August 16, 2010 Crossover

Welcome to the second in the series of reviews with Tee Morris from the Bird House Rules podcast. In this series we are looking at Twitter clients for the iPad. Tee and I sat down and recorded audio for the Bird House Rules podcast, and I’m posting a companion review here. I encourage all my readers to also check out the audio from the podcast. You don’t need an iPod to listen to the podcast, just something that can play an MP3 file. I hope you’ve enjoying this series as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.

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Tweet Flow – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor August 2, 2010 Crossover

A while back, I did a review of Twitter along with the help of my friend and Twitter maven, Tee Morris. Well, now we’re back to do it again. This time we’re looking at Twitter clients. Specifically, clients for the iPad. Last time it was an interview. Now we have another special treat. This review is the first of a series of crossovers with Tee’s Bird House Rules podcast. So along with each review you also get a chance to listen to Tee and I talk about each client in a special episode of Bird Bird House Rules. The content is different, so be sure to take time to listen to the audio in addition to reading this review.

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Twitter – an interview with Tee Morris

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor March 25, 2010 Interview

This week, in a special review, we’re going to look at Twitter, a free service available at http://twitter.com and available on any system that can operate a modern web browser. Now, there are many worthwhile clients that access and add value to Twitter, but we won’t be looking at any of those in depth until later articles.

When I realized that Twitter deserved a place in the Nifty Tech ranks, I also realized that I couldn’t do the review justice on my own. So I turned to the man who literally wrote the book on Twitter: blogger, podcaster, father of podiobooks, and author of “All a Twitter: A Personal and Professional Guide to Social Networking with Twitter,” Tee Morris.

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