Snooze Interval

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 […]

iOS Photos App: Display Filename and Metadata 

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, […]

Auto Question Mark?

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 […]

Adobe

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: […]

Etymology Guess: Loo

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, […]

Bandwidth Caps Are Deceptive

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 […]

Removing Adobe Bonjour CS3 to fix 0.0.0.0 Gateway Address (I hate Adobe)

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. […]

Backup Software

I want backup software that does incremental backups at the file level. It might waste more space, but it would be easier to retrieve lost files. It should make a folder for each date-time (YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS) it finds a changed file (continuous backup). It should just store complete files (not a single giant backup file). It […]

Taxes

I think that we’d end up with a healthier economy if we’d simplify the tax code to just one law. It should simply be: For any sale by an American (or American Company), the local government gets X percent, the state government gets X percent, and the federal government gets X percent. That way the […]