January 29, 2008
January 28, 2008
Is this another sign that I'm a grownup now? I guess there's worse ways to come to realize that than by laughing at an old sitcom.
January 27, 2008
Another gripe: it doesn't do a very good job of saving your position when switching tabs, especially when the screen orientation changes. When I worked on Kindle I spent a hell of a lot of time making damned sure that zooming and pagination and location stability made sense. Clearly Apple didn't really consider a "reading lots" use case for mobile Safari.
Also, not really Appls fault but the Google iPhone portal sucks and won't let me stay logged in. WTF
January 26, 2008
First of all, I haven't tried to jailbreak it; I've just been running the stock 1.1.3 firmware, with the $20 application upgrade. My hope is of course that the SDK leads to third-party apps even remotely as awesome as what the homebrew/jailbreak community has come up with. (Hopefully Apple won't go out of their way to prevent people from being able to build and run their own apps on their own devices, for example. I can see them perhaps preventing apps from downloading other apps into the /Applications folder though, which would at the very least make it a little less convenient to have something like Installer.app.)
January 25, 2008
Memed from Yook.
From What Privileges Do You Have?, based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, they ask that you PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.
Bold the true statements.
1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor.
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home.
9. Were read children’s books by a parent.
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively. [Only because nerds are fashionable right now though.]
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18. [Technically I did but it was for emergencies only, and I don't think I ever even used it except to make a couple phone calls and the like.]
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs. [Although by "majority" I just mean "more than 50%." I still worked in college and paid for about half of my tuition and most of my food and so on. Also, I willingly went to an in-state college so that I wouldn't be a burden. My tuition was around $1000/semester.]
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18.
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels. [note: we generally stayed with relatives but we could have stayed at hotels if we wanted to]
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18. [note: not all of it, but certainly most of it]
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them.
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child.
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house.
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home.
25. You had your own room as a child
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18.
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course. [I could have if I wanted/needed to, though]
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school.
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college .
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16.
31. Went on a cruise with your family.
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family.
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up. [of course, these are generally free or cheap...]
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.
January 23, 2008
January 22, 2008
Well, I got it today, and it's a pretty wee thing. On the directions it refers to "each 4-ounce cup." I know that for hot drinks, "cup" usually means "cup full" and not "English cup" but, wow, 4 ounces? So I guess this is the perfect size for me after all!
Except I just made coffee in it and even though I filled it up all the way, the resulting "pot" didn't even fill up one 8-ounce coffee cup halfway. What the hell. Now I'm feeling cheated.
January 20, 2008
January 19, 2008
Not to mention that the "song" was so musically-similar to "You've Got A Friend In Me," the song he played immediately afterwards. That didn't really help his image, considering he's been parodied so many times as having basically written only one song.
January 15, 2008
Pick a disk. Any disk.So, this means that you can at least use another Mac (perfect for my home ecosystem), and the implication is that any NAS which speaks AFP would also work as well (though SMB/NFS probably aren't). Still, this is very good news, and finally a reason to upgrade my laptops to Leopard.
You can designate just about any HFS+ formatted FireWire or USB drive connected to a Mac as a Time Machine backup drive. Time Machine can also back up to another Mac running Leopard with Personal File Sharing, Leopard Server, or Xsan storage devices.
Plus, lack of firewire means I can't use it with my Inspire1394 (not that I ever use that anyway but it'd be nice to have the option), so it's not really useful as an ultra-portable music studio or whatever. Really the only compelling thing about it is that it's lighter, which would be nice for those rare times that I have to lug my laptop around, but realistically I think something like an Eee or some other Internet tablet (like, say, an iPod Touch!) would be better overall.
January 14, 2008
In particular, over the last couple weeks I've been playing guitar and drawing a lot, which probably has a lot to do with it. Also I haven't been sleeping with my wrist braces for the last, oh, 6 months. So that's something I'm going to have to start doing again. Meh.
January 10, 2008
January 9, 2008
I had no idea SSIDs were long and freeform enough to fit a phone number and a reasonable description of a used Mustang.
It sounds confusing, because it is confusing. Passengers don't know where to go, the lines are always too close to the wall so half of the groups have to trip on everyone else in order to line up, and people have a hard time keeping track of the separate group and number and so when A31-60 is trying to board, invariably a bunch of people from C45 try to as well. Eventually the gatekeeper just starts calling up groups of 5.
(Note to self: Seriously, you're agoraphobic. Stop doing these things.)
On the plus side, the curbside checkin and subsequent security line were really short. (I don't know why everyone was lined up inside when curbside checkin had like 3 people in line.)
January 8, 2008
January 7, 2008
January 5, 2008
January 3, 2008
January 2, 2008
January 1, 2008
Apparently I need to expand my mind, because I want to actually understand why people believe things that they do rather than just accepting it without proof.
I am so glad that we're in the world of the future with, you know, science and stuff. I wish everyone else would join us here.