The Price of Being Connected March 15th, 2012 @ 6:25 am PST
Let’s take a look at my current connection costs here in Los Angeles: Service Purpose Approximate Monthly Rate DirecTV HD Satellite TV + 2 HD DVRs $135 AT&T mobile phones + data $235 Verizon land line (for alarm system) $24 Time-Warner Cable Internet $50 So I’m paying almost $450.00/mo to stay “connected”. Eek.
Favs App March 9th, 2012 @ 1:37 pm PST
The new Mac app Favs looks pretty nifty (hat tip to Shawn Blanc), but I don’t see why I’d use it instead of Stellar.io. Stellar is free, handles all the services I use, and works beautifully on my iPhone 4S. I have an extra invite to Stellar available right now. Tweet me if you want […]
How to Convert a Concert DVD to iTunes October 13th, 2011 @ 8:14 am PST
What software do you need to rip a concert DVD to iTunes?
Replaced by iPhone April 13th, 2010 @ 7:10 am PST
I noticed my alarm clock sitting forlornly on my bedside table last night as I was going to sleep. It got me thinking about all the things I no longer use. Sure, we all know that CDs have been replaced by mp3s and VCRs have been replaced by DVRs and DVDs. But there is a […]
Opening New Firefox Tabs April 7th, 2010 @ 11:26 am PST
If you’ve upgraded your copy of Firefox recently you might have noticed that suddenly new tabs open right next to the page you’re viewing. In previous versions of Firefox new tabs opened at the end of the list. My good buddy Damien found a way to make Firefox behave the way it did before the […]
Nobody Really Likes Farmville March 9th, 2010 @ 6:02 pm PST
I think I will stab myself in the stomach with a fork if one more person sends me a stray chicken or cat or whatever it is that people keep sending me; but it’s worth reading this seriously fascinating psychological analysis of why people play that annoying game.
Password Schmassword February 2nd, 2010 @ 4:30 pm PST
Are you using the same password for everything? You probably are, aren’t you? “That’s okay,” you’re thinking, “It’s a really, really hard password. Nobody will ever get it.” Not so fast, fish-breath. A recent post on the Twitter Status blog details a new way that some crafty crackers are stealing passwords. It basically works like […]
Adventures with Microsoft Support January 27th, 2010 @ 7:30 am PST
In which Microsoft has me running around in circles
Google Hates Me December 15th, 2009 @ 7:32 am PST
For some mysterious reason the Google PageRank™ of this website dropped to zero about a year and a half ago. I really have no idea why. It didn’t coincide with any major design changes and I didn’t do anything black hat here (or even white hat) that would have caused that. Every few months I […]
Absurd Directory Structures November 6th, 2009 @ 1:28 pm PST
As soon as I saw the story about giant jellyfish sinking a Japanese trawler posted on MetaFilter, I sent the link to my friend Ryan via instant messenger. (Ryan, I know, is fascinated by tales from the Japanese fishing industry.) He said, “[the] story would’ve been perfect if the jellyfish had actually eaten the crew,” […]