The forty hour work week is only a compromise between indentured servitude and a healthy amount of work a person can do in one week. It isn’t an ideal number of hours for human labor in one week, nor is it a good ruler with which to measure how long one should spend working each […]
I have some suggestions for some institutions that give me some access online to manage my account with them: Bank of America: Quit it with the SiteKey shit! (If you’re a site that still doesn’t have SiteKey, please, please never implement it). It makes the site less secure, not more secure, and it does not […]
It’d be nice if someone would write an extension that would make it so loading 20 tabs at once would stagger the starting of loading each tab, so they wouldn’t all connect to their respective servers all at once, but instead do it like 5 at a time and when one finished rendering go on […]
There should be a Foxkeh Wallpaper downloader. Obviously it should be open source. It should run on OSX, Windows, and Linux. It should automatically grab the wallpaper (with user-chosen dimensions) and install that wallpaper each month.
I really don’t see the point, and I wish it would just go away. I don’t believe it conserves energy, or even if it does, too bad. There are better ways to do that. People die because of DST. Many people agree (I hate daylight savings time – Google Search) with me.
The BSA could end piracy very easily if they convinced software developers to release all software for free, except for business use (which would be audited to check that everything’s paid for). It is ridiculous that home users have to pay for Windows. There should only be one version of Windows (just like the case […]
Tiny Laptops For Fresno Grade School Kids — I think that we do need OLPC for US kids The White Continent — Beautiful The Mainstreaming of Atheism — Sunday School for Atheists — good luck being respected for your beliefs in the US if you’re atheist … Philip Pullman’s trilogy is being banned from public […]
I don’t know if the MOZ_NO_REMOTE workaround is still necessary for Firefox 2.0, but I do know I’m at the point where I want to run multiple Firefox profiles at the same time. I kept searching for firefox instances concurrently, but apparently I’m going to run multiple profiles concurrently, not instances. Oh, well. I used […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s voluntary collective licensing plan is the only real way to get out of the “piracy” problems on the web today. The only problem is that the labels would receive far less of a cut than today, though this may still be the same or a greater amount dollars. I’d also like […]
Why does it annoy me so much … why isn’t there a truly good alternative (including netcast support)? It like totally infests the machine. Would it be too much trouble to ask that iTunes (and the bundled programs) only run when I ask it to? At least give me the option. Why the heck is […]
Here’s how it ought to be: Each district in the United States hires1 or 2 programmers (predictable yearly IT budget). They all use a bugzilla website to communicate on software projects. The software projects are voted on by employees of the districts. The software is free for anyone to use (not just schools). Here are […]
There were huge discussions about IE7 being better at supporting web standards, but it didn’t mean microsoft finished implementing support for the primary web standard: HTML. IE7 doesn’t support all of the elements (“element” meaning “a fundamental or essential constituent of a composite entity”). It leaves out the Q element for short inline quotations. How […]
(this does piss me off) Yes, there’s a limit to the amount of data that an ISP should allow it’s users to transfer in a given month. That’s the speed of the connection (megabytes per second) times the number of seconds in a month. If they don’t want as much data flowing through their networks, […]
Why the hell isn’t there a “shuffle these” menu item just below the “play all” item in menus for artists, genres, albums, etc?
I guess it should seem appalling, and maybe it used to to me, but now it just makes sense. What hunter would kill the last of a species — a poor one. There’s already good common sense about gun safety in the hunting culture — why not conservationism, too? (I’ve realized I won’t stop killing […]
I’d say more, but Alfie Kohn pretty much said it all. (except for the full explanation of motivation theory and grades).