It drives me nuts that the iPhone snooze interval is 9 minutes. How did they get this number? Why can’t you set it yourself? “How to nap” (Boston.com) seems to show an optimal minimum time of 20 minutes, so that’s what I’d like it to be. But it would be even better if everyone could […]
Traveling well can be one of life’s great pleasures, whether you’re alone or with friends and family. But what does it mean to travel well? The Wirecutter staff offered a few themes: Avoid hassle, .. Source: “The Best Gear for Travel” • The Wirecutter
Unfortunately, iOS on the iPhone doesn’t natively support the display of photo filenames or metadata like Photos (and iPhoto before it) on the Mac. According to Apple Support, it’s a built-in feature to display a photo’s file name in the Photos app on the iPad. In iOS 8, there’s enough room next to the sharing icon, […]
Have I posted this yet? On iOS, when you press two spaces after a word, it puts a period to end the sentence. Why doesn’t it add a question mark automatically when the sentence starts with a question word (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How)? In most cases it would be correct, and in others […]
My suggested features: 1. Allow contacts to be set as emergency numbers and also allow to be called in addition to 911. Update 2014-09-15: This can now be done in Apple’s Health app on iOS 8. 2. Allow contacts to be added without unlocking. This poses no more risk than photos being shot without unlocking. […]
Reasons Adobe drives me crazy: 1. Every time Flash updates, it won’t remember that I want to be notified of updates but not automatically install them. 2. After every Flash update it opens my browser automatically without being asked to. Opening a browser is my job. 3. This took me over six months to diagnose: […]
I haven’t googled this yet to see if it’s true, but (I was going through old notes and found my thought process) I wonder if this is the etymology of “loo” for restroom: l’eau = water (in French) water closet = bathroom (in UK) “loo” = bathroom (update: It looks like the source is unknown, […]
I have been a Netflix customer for a long time. I’m so glad they decided to keep “partitioned accounts” after announcing they were going to get rid of them. In the past, they reversed a price increase. Recently, they did not back down after splitting disc and streaming plans (but that one didn’t bother me […]
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I’ve said this for a long time, but my audience is very small, so I’m glad someone with a bigger audience agrees (video below). I’m not ripping off artists if I download their works for free. I don’t think (m)any are. The way I look at it, I give as much as I can. Does […]
ps.mu IEC5010 (noise) Music A project from more than a few years ago finally surfaces on the web.
The bit about being inspired by those artists that step before you was interesting, but I’m glad to see Francis Ford Coppola pondering the same idea (of artists making a living) I wrote about a couple years ago: Francis Ford Coppola On Art, Copying And File Sharing: We Want You To Take From Us … […]
I’m a Magnatune lifetime member. First thing I wanted to know was how to login to the iPhone app, so I don’t have to hear the spoken message at the end of each track (placed there because every song is free to hear for non-members). It took me a bit, but it’s mentioned on a […]
Time to revisit my post, “Dramatically Lower Bandwidth Cap” from May 30. It turns out it sparked a mini debate. I am disappointed with joetron2030’s suggestion to “leave” the offending ISP. It seems that Clear does offer uncapped service (but for how long: “… there is pretty strong language in Clear’s Acceptable Use Policy about […]
Even though I’d prefer to go to a capitalistic system which only has sales tax, if we’re stuck with income tax, negative income tax (Wikipedia) seems a reasonable idea.
In my top 100 things that piss me off is Adobe. I think their motto is “Mistreat Your Users.” I found hundreds of pages on this issue, but only one full solution (and it wasn’t from Adobe) to remove Adobe Bounjour installed with CS3 which causes network problems. Thank you to Raine at TechArena Community. […]