Posted May 31st, 2014 @ 05:44pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Irrational? What's the question? I don't see it.
Also, I don't think "being offended by something in which you don't believe" is the proper framing of the situation. Would Christians be offended if instead of "under God" was replaced by "under Buddha" or "under Allah"? Probably, and justifiably so.
P.S. I don't consider myself an atheist.
Posted May 30th, 2014 @ 05:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Don't assume that everyone else is going to drive properly. Others make mistakes, but you can avoid accidents by driving defensively.
Posted May 29th, 2014 @ 08:27am by Erik J. Barzeski
One gear = no shifting.
I've roasted my fair share of "fast" cars within a city block…
Posted May 28th, 2014 @ 09:51am by Erik J. Barzeski
You know what it is?
That the damn Siri realizes my name is spelled "Erik" - not only on my iPhone, but on the friends who iMessage me or who say my name in other contexts.
Perhaps the type-ahead stuff will help with that.
I've always found it ridiculous that my iPhone couldn't be trained to spell my own name properly.
Posted May 27th, 2014 @ 08:55am by Erik J. Barzeski
Looking forward to this:
And the background info on the name, of course…
Posted May 26th, 2014 @ 09:17am by Erik J. Barzeski
Yesterday Nat played in her first U.S. Kids Golf local "tour" event.
Stupidly, we arrived at the course at 12:30, because tee times started at about 1:20. Unfortunately, her tee time was 4:47… so we went to Boston Market and to a driving range to kill some time, then came back to the course at about 3:50.
The course for 10-11 year-olds is 1900 yards or so over nine holes. That's an average hole length of about 225 yards. There were two par fives (280, 330), and two par threes (95, 75), but the rest of the holes were about 225. The rough was THICK and the fairways were quite narrow.
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Posted May 25th, 2014 @ 02:50pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I think it's the fact that I'm running a virtual dedicated host, but these kinds of things aggravate me: why is my server status "red" when I'm barely using any of the CPU or Memory?
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Posted May 24th, 2014 @ 01:39pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted May 23rd, 2014 @ 12:49pm by Erik J. Barzeski
As Publishers Fight Amazon, Books Vanish.
Maybe the U.S. Government should go after Apple again.
Posted May 22nd, 2014 @ 12:34pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Michael Tsai on What Backblaze Doesn't Back Up:
My other concern is that Backblaze doesn't actually back up everything. It fails all but one of the Backup Bouncer tests, discarding file permissions, symlinks, Finder flags and locks, creation dates (despite claims), modification date (timezone-shifted), extended attributes (which include Finder tags and the "where from" URL), and Finder comments. Arq, CrashPlan (as of version 3), SuperDuper, and Time Machine all support all of these. Dropbox supports all of them except creation dates, locks, and symlinks.
That was particularly interesting given John Gruber's canned promos about how it's built by former Apple engineers. Were they good Apple engineers, because that metadata matters.
I'm still using CrashPlan and it's been working beautifully, so far as I can tell.
Posted May 21st, 2014 @ 12:18pm by Erik J. Barzeski
They had a security breach. Log on and update your eBay password if you haven't already.
That is all for this public service announcement.
Posted May 20th, 2014 @ 12:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
AT&T to Buy DirecTV for $48.5 Billion in Move to Expand Clout
I'm a long-time subscriber to both. I wonder if that will benefit me at all.
Posted May 19th, 2014 @ 12:10pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Stop forcing people to wear bike helmets. Not motorcyclists. Bikers. Bike riders.
There's very little evidence to support the idea that bicycling is terribly dangerous. In fact, wearing a helmet may make you more likely to get in in an accident.
Posted May 18th, 2014 @ 11:57am by Erik J. Barzeski
A video about Bentleys (the cars) shot entirely on an iPhone 5S:
Posted May 17th, 2014 @ 11:53am by Erik J. Barzeski
Panic Blog » Coda 2.5 and the Mac App Store and Michael Tsai cover it pretty well.
Coda 2.5 will not be in the App Store, despite winning an Apple Design Award for "Best Mac App Store App" in 2012.