No thanks. I use it for the free shipping, but don't use any of the other features. I've watched Alpha House via the streaming service, but that's about it. Free shipping is pretty slow, though. And they may play tricks with it… What else is there, really? Seriously.
Archive for the 'Computing' Category
How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username — Medium Why someone would pay $50k for "@N" is beyond me, though.
I never liked Quark, but I respected the position it held in the industry. But now, it is no more: As the big dog of desktop publishing in the '80s and '90s, QuarkXPress was synonymous with professional publishing. In fact, it was publishing. But its hurried and steady decline is one of the greatest business […]
Microsoft's dystopian pitch for remote work by David of 37signals Microsoft is launching a new marketing campaign for Office 365 that celebrates working during your kid's recitals, on vacation, and while enjoying the appetizer at a restaurant. All this under the guise of "balance" between work and life. Yes, it's horrible. Didn't Microsoft run a […]
Twitter is branching out with custom timelines. It'll be interesting to see how this is used and/or how it's abused.
Want to remove your account from many online services? Just Delete Me is a directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.
Lex tells you how to use different DNS servers for specific domains.
Probably the best article on the hideous new Yahoo logo.
I use 1Password (though I'll check out iCloud Keychain when Mavericks and iOS 7 ship), and they recommend… longer than they currently are, most likely.
Why Steve Ballmer's Early Retirement Is My Own Greatest Failure. Yes, that's the actual title. My last in person meeting with Steve Ballmer was in 2002. I remember it more distinctly because I had just thrown my back out and was in extreme pain. However, I was also the Senior Fellow for Forrester, which had […]
Brand New: New Logo for YouTube Meh. I think it sucks. Update: Never mind. They're not changing it.
One of the properties that π is conjectured to have is that it is normal, which is to say that its digits are all distributed evenly, with the implication that it is a disjunctive sequence, meaning that all possible finite sequences of digits will be present somewhere in it. If we consider π in base […]
If you know a programming language, but don't know how to craft your own shell scripts, this resource from Apple is for you.
Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names in iOS 7. Great. Big freakin' deal. Siri still can't spell the word "Erik" any way other than "Eric," on my phone or the phones of my friends, and there's no way to teach it to do so. If your name is Michele with one "l"? […]
Ars writer Casey Johnston on Why I hate read receipts: The cases above are real, but it's safe to say that most messages are written to be responded to. Therefore, when someone doesn't respond to your message, it can be a blow to your ego. What was wrong with what you said? Too flip? Too […]