Hijinks Inc. Forum is Live!

Those of you who pay close attention to the site probably noticed a little forum link showing up in the menu bar last week, but today we are officially launching the Hijinks Inc. Forum!

We here at Hijinks have been looking for more ways to promote user interaction and to give people reasons to visit the site more often, adding a forum seemed to be a logical step and we really hope you guys stick around and take advantage of it.

If you’ve previously registered for an account on Hijinks Inc. we’ve reserved your username for you, however you’ll need to reset your password in order to access the forum. Resetting your password does not change your WordPress password, that will remain untouched.

New user, or not sure if you have an existing WordPress account? Just register for a new forum account.

We played around with bridging the user databases, but it slowed things way down and was awfully buggy. So for the time being you’ll need to login / logout of the forum and the blog individually, using separate accounts.

If you have any problems, or have feedback, please let us know.

National De-Lurking Day!

They say that 87% of all statistics are made up on the spot, and 63% of all those crazy holidays you hear about completely don’t exist. It may not actually be National De-Lurking Day, but we here at Hijinks Inc. are choosing to celebrate it today.

I ran across an article on this website and thought that we ought to have a day to de-lurk and get to know some of you who frequent our website, not only to make us feel better about ourselves, but because we’d like to continue to write about the stuff that interests you.

So here’s what we’d like you to do, we’d appreciate it if you would take some time and leave us a comment or two. We’d love it if you’d look over a few of our articles and comment on all of them. In fact, over the course of the next 30 days, each comment you leave (worthwhile comments only, don’t break a single comment into 2 or 3 just to up your total) will qualify you to win a $25 iTunes gift card. The more comments you leave, the more you’ll be qualified to win!

If you choose to add a comment below, don’t think of it as a favor to me but as a favor to everyone else. See, as much as I enjoy reading a comment, I can assure you many comments are added just because other comments preceded them.

In this vein, if you choose to de-lurk and leave a comment, here’s what to do:

  1. Whether you are reading this in a feed reader, an email message, or a syndicated blog post somewhere, click here to visit the actual post.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the directions to add a comment, or jump straight to this page to register for an account.
  3. Type in your email address so I can email you privately, thanking you for de-lurking.
  4. Type in your blog address, or your corporate website, or maybe your Facebook page. Somewhere where I and others can click your name (your web link will be linked to your name) and read more about you.
  5. Want to take a step further? Become our fan on Facebook for an extra shot at winning.

Please don’t be shy. Care to de-lurk now?

Video: Using an iPad 3G’s Micro SIM in an iPhone

For those of you who don’t believe that this works or don’t care to try it for yourself, here’s a video of an iPad 3G Micro SIM card being used in my stock iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.1.3.

You can of course try this yourself by following the instructions outlined in my previous post.

First iPhone Game

Our first iPhone game will be hitting the app store in the next two weeks, it’s super basic, but for starting with no prior knowledge of Cocoa, I think it’s alright.

Stay tuned for further details, and of course, a chance to win a free copy of our game!

p.s. This whole process is hinged on Apple actually approving our app. Minor detail.