I saw iOS 7 screen shots at the apple website today… It reminded me of Windows Vista. The muted colors and the transparencies a-go-go.
Finally after a period of time that can not be accurately measured the underwear has worn out. This wearing out seems to happen all at once, so I need to buy a bunch at a time. This new batch is following the trend of other garments in which the tag has been replaced with printing on the inside of the garment. While this seems like a fine idea, I despise this on my underwear.
This tag was key to identifying correct orientation of the underwear in dim lighting. Now I struggle, naked, in the dark trying to figure out the puzzle of my underwear’s orientation. Sometimes after some hopping around a bit on one foot before I can put it on. Hopefully not outside in. The energy I spend on this every morning does not seem worth the cost savings in manufacturing.
Now it takes a little bit longer to get dressed in the morning.
Years ago I had a nice Sony Walkman on which I listened to tapes. Naturally I would listen to the Walkman with headphones on. I would close my eyes an imagine the the band was playing, right behind me. This was how I reconciled the fact I could not see them playing. Still today when I close my eyes the band is playing right behind me.
For my whole life I have been listening to the stereo backwards.
Today I’m at Cal State University Long Beach for the RSSC.ORG meeting. I walked into the the lobby of the Engineering/Computer Science Building and see a sign that two of the three elevators are out of service. I walk into the third elevator which has the door open and press the button for the third floor, just as I’m thinking, “Why was the door open? Am I in danger? This does not seem like a good idea. :/”. Is this how all killer elevator scenes start, the elevator is open waiting for its victim?
I made it to the third floor without incident and all is well.
Chumbies are now on life support. I’m sad that Chumby closed its doors, but I’m happy its not a dead brick.
My son, Miles, sleeps to his Chumby making rain or ocean sounds every night as he dreams of Minecraft. It’s a vital part of his life.
See the post “hey! what happened to my widgets?”
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This is from Mat Honan’s Tumblr. Its just the opening salvo…
Earlier generations have weathered recessions, of course; this stall we’re in has the look of something nastier. Social Security and Medicare are going to be diminished, at best. Hours worked are up even as hiring staggers along: Blood from a stone looks to be the normal order of things “going forward,” to borrow the business-speak. Economists are warning that even when the economy recuperates, full employment will be lower and growth will be slower—a sad little rhyme that adds up to something decidedly unpoetic. A majority of Americans say, for the first time ever, that this generation will not be better off than its parents.
— New York Magazine
Generation X is sick of your bullshit.
After two weeks of using Firefox as a replacement for Chrome, I have given up. I wanted to not run Chrome after crossing the creepy line with Google. The creepy line was crossed when I looking at potato ricers on Amazon in Chrome on my home computer. The next day I was on my work computer in Chrome, low and behold adds for Potato Ricers!
This was scary; Google is tracking my searching on Amazon’s website to show me Google ads based on searched items!
When I updated my computer to Windows 8 Pro from the Release Preview version I decided not to install Chrome and use Firefox to replace it. Over the last two weeks Firefox has been crashy running scripts inside webpages. Firefox uses a ton of time in the CPU, causing the fan to run when only Facebook is open. It also slower at loading web pages, it seems to stall during the loading process.
I just don’t like being creeped out by Google.