Like most things in life, the proof is in the action.
People judge themselves by their intentions, and are judged by others by their actions.
Like other early adopters. I scan the net and do my best to know a little something (just enough to get myself in trouble) about all the new toys to keep a finger on the proverbial pulse.
Sometimes it is simple consumerism, full of memes, cult status videos and images (a great source I recently found is Urlesque. WARNING it is a time waster!)
But other times, and here is where I am having some trouble, it is a matter of finding out that there are technology add-ons, code snippets or cutting edge ideas that can make something “easier”…but its a matter of climbing the learning curve, which often means overcoming bugs.
The downside of wanting to try things out before others is that we become perennial beta testers. We find the bugs, we get frustrated so others don’t have to.
My most recent adventures in free beta testing:
SimpleNet (getting it to work with Snow Leopard)
and as always, Google Labs
The original reason for posting this article is to verify I have ‘fixed’ the WP to Twitter plugin. If not, well… I guess I have more fodder for my bug report.