“Kind of a gray line.” / “He’s not listening to a word that guy is saying.” / “You hear this discussion from conservatives about parental authority as a model of government.” / ^Back within their grasp.^ / ^They all bought tickets.^ / “Hong Kong is saying that he’s left.” / ^Double duty.^
When this podcast first mentioned Hipstamatic (an iOS camera app) in episode 3, I repeated a now-discredited marketing story they were telling at the time–namely, that there had been a small-production camera (“100”) in the 1980s that gave the name and inspiration for the app. I personally don’t care about the myth but must admit I was dumb to be so uncritical and repeat it to listeners. I bring this up unprompted because it took me a year before I randomly thought: Hey that story must be nonsense.
‘Smile’, the long-lost follow-up to the iconic 1960s classic ‘Pet Sounds’ by The Beach Boys was finally released in a 5-disc set called ‘The Smile Sessions‘ in 2011.
A Vancouver newspaper is forced to turn photos over to police of the Stanley Cup riot last year; so they are releasing the images of people lighting fires, attacking police cars and smashing storefronts.
djmcloud.com podcast #22: Marines try new counter-insurgency tactics in Afghanistan that will piss off the locals, the New York Times questions the value of checking facts, and the Apple Genius Bar tells my wife to shut down applications on her iPhone
Tonight I saw Apple Genius Bar employees advising my wife to go through and kill applications manually. So despite the debate over the utility of the practice (of routinely going through and shutting down a bunch of apps rather than using the shutdown occasionally when an app is acting up) they are telling people to do that at Apple stores still apparently.
The New York Times has a Google Chrome “web app” which is served from a web site at nytimes.com/chrome. Visitors to that site can browse and read the front page stories but can only browse headlines in other sections. But loading the same page on Firefox redirects to nytimes.com/skimmer which is practically the same as nytimes.com/chrome, with one exception–stories in all sections can be read in full. The lock symbols next to the sections listed on the right side are only present on the Chrome version. Accidental oversight? Result of beta code and fast production? I don’t know. I wonder how much longer the Times company will let their stories be read with such impunity, what with their ridiculous paywall which really serves to make the newspaper reading demographic even older as only people with long term newspaper habits (and a long memory) are likely to feel the need to pay for newspaper content.