The best __________ of 2009
Okay, I’m getting tired of this. If something was so great, I already know about it. Sure they’re funny sometimes, but every television channel, website, magazine, newspaper, etc. are just crapping out all these lists of shit that was cool during the year. Bah humbug.
Quotes from the Train
One of my favorite things to do when I take the train to the city is to listen to all the tourists and idiots that have never been. Sure we were all new once, but some of the stuff they say is absolutely ridiculous. I’ll pop in my headphones, leave the music off and judge - silently of course. Here’s some recent highlights from my trip to the city today: “Wait, won’t we...
15 Stupendously Drop Dead Gorgeous iPhone apps of... →
I’m a sucker for a nice UI. This list is pretty fantastic.
Me: I'm making dip! I'm so excited. This is going to be the best night ever. (sarcasm)
Brian: "Dip" as in tobacco?! I WILL hurt you.
Me: Dip as in the sour cream and onion kind. I can't "make" tobacco. Nor would I ever want to. :P
Tom: Salt OC
Tom: Salto C
Tom: Solt o'c
Tom: Salt of Sea
Tom: SEA SALT!
Tom: See it just takes a little thinking!
*20 minutes later*
Am I too young
ellenisthinking: to already dread running into people from high school? I ran into this girl I was friends with in middle school, realized how much I disliked early on in high school, and promptly forgot about after graduation. Yet, running into her and her boyfriend (one of my least favorite people from high school) today at California Pizza Kitchen was awkward and unpleasant. Not at all....
App Store Sales Went Up 1000% on Christmas Day →
MobileCrunch reports on data from mobile analytics firm Flurry showing very strong App Store download performance coming from iPod touch devices, suggesting a strong holiday season for Apple’s premier iPod line. On Christmas Day, Flurry’s data saw download volume from iPod touches increase nearly 1,000% from pre-Christmas levels, spiking well above comparable iPhone downloads, which...
Failed terrorist attack prompts new international... →
Pilots are no longer allowed to make announcements that point out landmarks or cities along the route, the “airshow” or inflight map/television must not be turned off and passengers must remain seated for the last hour of a flight. Hmmph, that should be interesting.
thechalkboxkid: Why the hell is Emma Watson so fine? Honestly though. I couldn’t agree more.
I'd like to make myself believe...
sommerd: that Owl City will shut the fuck up
It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people...– Steve Jobs (via hunsonisgroovy)
“United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It On The...
After all the Christmas activities came to an end, I decided to help my mom out and build her new office desk and set up her new computer. “It’ll take me like forty minutes, no worries Mom”. ..two hours, thirty minutes later and the desk was done. I’m not dumb - and I’ve built a lot of furniture, but this was nuts. There were so many steps, ten different types of...
Apple Purchases iSlate.com →
kevinspellman: I will bet my Mighty Mouse that the iSlate will not be the name of the new product. “SLATE” is gross. It’s just not apple. If this device even exists. Tablets are shit in my opinion, and they really serve NO purpose, like honestly, there is no market. People will feel like they are going to break. It’s like the ugly child when the Black Macbook and an original 4GB iPhone made...
Apple Purchases iSlate.com →
Looks like back in 2007, Apple purchased the domain name “http://islate.com” and speculation is now starting that it could be the name of the much anticipated tablet device (that I still don’t believe actually exists).
The Enormity of the Dell HD Display
One of the biggest items on my Christmas list this year was a new monitor that I could use for both my new PC and my trust Macbook. I wanted something that was a) bigger than the 15” deal I’ve had since I got my last PC in like 2000 and b) wanted it not to exceed the maximum resolution that my Mac could output on an external device (which turns out to be 1920x1080). So I found this...
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I Feel Cramped
Until Christmas, I’m stuck using this 15” LCD monitor I got when I was in eigth grade. It served it’s purpose, but is so old, it has a maximum resolution of 1240x480 - which is kind of retro now. Make all my pages seem cramped and dim. Sadface.
Plane Overshoots Runway in Jamaica →
Looks like no one is severely injured and the plane is in good shape. Put this in the “whoops!” category.
asteptoofar: johnburke: I walked in from the amazing adventure home to find a huge Dell box on my bed. My brand new computer had arrived. To clarify, Mac isn’t going ANYWHERE. This is strictly a gaming, need-to-have-a-PC-for-my-major-sometimes, want a desktop, kind of computer. Don’t worry Mac, you’ll always be my one and true love. Anyway, it’s awesome. The chassis is very small and blue....
It just occurred to me that I have an insane amount of Christmas shopping that literally, has to be accomplished within 48 hours. Ugh.
I walked in from the amazing adventure home to find a huge Dell box on my bed. My brand new computer had arrived. To clarify, Mac isn’t going ANYWHERE. This is strictly a gaming, need-to-have-a-PC-for-my-major-sometimes, want a desktop, kind of computer. Don’t worry Mac, you’ll always be my one and true love. Anyway, it’s awesome. The chassis is very small and blue. The...
I plan ahead. It’s just who I am. There are rarely any surprises when it comes to stuff I get ready for, especially traveling. This trip home was interesting to say the least. First, I fought for a good hour with the wonderful, amazing Lauren about how unnecessary it was to bring a million pairs of Ugg boots home for a four-week trip home. Losing battle. We schedule a cab ride for 4:15AM...
My external hard drives are in this. Collectively they are worth over $500. I...– John, he knows me so well. (via colormelauren)
Disabling embedding is the
drinkyourjuice: “not dating until 16” of the internet. Fucking prudes.
Real Fonts and Rendering: The New Elephant in the... →
matthewb: Jeffrey Zeldman writes for 24 Ways on the vast, real problem of getting embedded type to render consistently across browsers and platforms. He explains why the appearance of type in Safari looks so different — Apple appears to have implemented its own hinting engine that ignores data in embedded font files in favour of its own rendering rules — and is rather glib about the ease of any...
Waving Goodbye to 2009 →
This is an AWESOME video! It’s basically a look back at 2009 through Google Wave. Insane. Check it out, please.
I officially participated in one of the pastimes of college students around the world. I stood in line, with a crate of books, and was hopeful I could make even a fraction of the money I spent on them back. Now, I’m not the intense kind of person that sells them online and does shady things, if I get anything, it’s found money. Anyway, I go up there and put my books on the counter...
A fight is breaking out among software developers:... →
davidkaneda: A recent interview I did with the Los Angeles Times discussing the viability of web apps replacing native software. They also interviewed Loren Brichter—creator of the fabulous Tweetie and one of the best Mac developers out there—poising us against each other as the champions of web/native technology. Generally, though, I think Loren and I see pretty eye-to-eye on the subject: Web...