Top 10 Tech Failures of 2010 Something from Apple that everyone loves Something else from Apple that everyone loves Your favorite cellular telephone Something Facebook did Something Google launched A crappy tablet nobody has ever heard of Microsoft’s latest initiative Desktop Linux Michael Arrington Ping via Marco.org – Top 10 Tech Failures of 2010.
Some time ago, I developed a VERY simple way to fake a bit.ly-style short URL. On any server that uses any form of an integer to identify an article (either in the database or the URL), on an Apache server that supports mod_rewrite, you edit your .htaccess file like so: RewriteEngine Off <ifmodule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine […]
Sayeth Steve Jobs: You know, there’s a porn store for Android. Anyone can download them. You can, your kids can. That’s just not a place we want to go. But then, there’s this: What is that? It’s the Porn Store for iPhone, aka “The App Store.” Get real. Apples doesn’t want you to run Apps […]
This is the third time I’ve had to spent serious time “fixing” WordPress. Say what you will about my old “Small Axe” or “Flip” solutions, but I never had a problem. With WordPress, I have found regular issues. This time, I traced the problem back to wp-lytebox, and I’m ashamed to say I’ve had to […]
AT&T’s network has improved dramatically in the last year or so. I’ve been really happy with them lately. So it pissed me off a little extra today when I called to get a number blocked and got this nonsense for a response: a non-English speaking person with a phone number one digit off from me […]
Dragon Dictation for the iPhone is spectacular. It works so well it constantly amazes me. Even when I dictated my wife’s name – Jenn – it suggested “Jenn” as a possible alternative for “Jen.” It frequently gets what I say right the first time, and often catches the wrong words in the tap-to-correct mode when […]
Yesterday, after the Apple presentation “Come See Our Latest Creation,” geeks and bloggers worldwide took to their medium of choice to complain about the underwhelming iPad and its impending failure. I’ve seen all sorts of arguments for why this device will fail, but I’m convinced that this device is going to make them all red […]
Yesterday, during commercial breaks of the Saints/Vikings NFC championship game, I was flipping over to watch bits of Robocop 2. When I was younger, I remember my friends would gather to watch Robocop and were very excited when the sequel was announced. Watching it now, however, I see how bad that movie was. Or was […]