Category Archives: life

ShopSimple 1.1

I just released ShopSimple 1.1 on the App Store — tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers, pets, SOs, mail carriers. Even if I say so myself, it’s a great little shopping list application. Why ShopSimple? Why do I need to tell … Continue reading

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and they still took them?

Tylenol Recall Expands Eh? “McNeill says consumers reported the product had ‘an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor’ linked to symptoms of nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.’” If it smells moldy and unusual, that’s probably a bad sign.

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Remember how the “left” is unbalanced and the right isn’t about hate…

Report: Unprecedented Number Of Death Threats Against Obama — And Secret Service Overwhelmed | TPM LiveWire “But the election of Barack Obama has increased threats against the president’s life by 400 percent from his predecessor, according to ‘In the President’s … Continue reading

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This is so true (old but never posted…)

bitquabit – The One in Which I Call Out Hacker News “A developer, asked how hard something will be to clone, simply does not think about the polish, because the polish is incidental to the implementation.” Nine times out of … Continue reading

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Comcast’s on-line billing system… not so much

I just saved a negative half-hour trying to make Comcast’s dumb-arse online system recognize me. They just upgraded to a new, better, easier, system (that sounds like OpenID though why Comcast thinks I’d trust them… I don’t know). Anyway, it … Continue reading

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Closed Border, closed economy, closing opportunities | eaves.ca

I’ve been worried about this for ages. [Closed Border, closed economy, closing opportunities | eaves.ca][1] “All this may sound unfortunate but it has significant implications, political and economic implications. International travel to the United States is down 10% in the … Continue reading

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Franklin is sad

Philadelphia Library – Closing “We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or … Continue reading

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Everyone should know how easily we’re fooled

Study Reveals How Magic Works | LiveScience “As we are looking at the world, we have this impression that what we see is the real world. What this tells us is the way we see the world is more strongly … Continue reading

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iPhone haiku

Two days ago fell into water with iphone in my pocket sometimes things get wet This morning with my fingers crossed tremulous, phone cased in rice power on. it works. Whew!

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pushd, I hardly knew you

From a tech/geeky point of view, this is embarrassing enough that I probably shouldn’t mention it. There is hope, however, that some other soul will benefit from my pain. If you use the *nix (or OS X) command line, you … Continue reading

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