Posted May 6th, 2013 @ 07:42pm by Erik J. Barzeski
What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy?
This is all true.
A game developer made a game in which the player assumes the role of a game developer.
He seeded unlocked copies of his game online so people could easily pirate it, with one small change: the player of the pirated version will suffer from high rates of piracy of the games they "develop" in the game.
The developer of the game is suffering from high rates of piracy, complaints, and is not making any money.
You couldn't make this up if you tried.
Posted May 5th, 2013 @ 07:37pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Bartender | Mac Menu Bar Item Control
I currently have in my menu bar:
- Drive Genius
- UPS Battery Level
- Time Machine
- User Account
- Notification Center
Not enough to warrant a $15 purchase. Maybe $5.
Posted May 4th, 2013 @ 07:27pm by Erik J. Barzeski
NBA player Jason Collins says he is gay, and the fact that this rates as news shows just how far behind we are where we should be when it comes to this kind of stuff.
This kind of stuff will not be news in 20 years. Hopefully it won't be news in ten, or five. Or two, but that's probably unrealistic. We still have to wait for a whole bunch of older people to die.
Posted May 3rd, 2013 @ 07:21pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I bet you never thought that since adding actual movies to sites is somewhat complex so people are reverting to making animated GIFs of scenes so that all devices and browsers can display them.
Say what? Yes. It's true.
Posted May 2nd, 2013 @ 07:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted May 1st, 2013 @ 07:00pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Meet the new $100 bill, the world's most popular bank note
Money keeps getting uglier, doesn't it? I like Canada's money. Maybe I'll move there.
Posted April 30th, 2013 @ 06:47pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The 2014 iBeetle Is Like an iPhone on Wheels - NYTimes.com
The fact that the 2014 Beetle is going to be one of the first cars to do much with our iPhones is simply appalling.
Cars are owned for four, six, eight, ten years. So when they're already two, four, or six years behind adopting current technologies, they start to feel really outdated really quickly.
It's pathetic how poorly the auto industry integrates with our smart phones. There's money to be made here - design a generic "interface" (a small computer) that powers many of the car's functions, and make a part of it "swappable" to future-proof it against future technology changes (no 30-pin dock connectors if you know what I mean). Then sell upgrades to people when they change phones and/or technology advances sufficiently.
I'd be happy to have my entire touch-screen, GPS, stereo, etc. powered by my iPhone with integrated calling, Siri, etc.
Posted April 29th, 2013 @ 06:34pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Apple - Press Info - Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
The Company sold 37.4 million iPhones in the quarter, compared to 35.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 19.5 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 11.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold just under 4 million Macs, compared to 4 million in the year-ago quarter.
Posted April 28th, 2013 @ 06:29pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The Paris Time Capsule Apartment | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic
The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. Seven decades later she passed away at the age of 91. It was only when her heirs enlisted professionals to make an inventory of the Parisian apartment she left behind, that this time capsule was finally unlocked.
Well worth a few minutes of your time.
Posted April 27th, 2013 @ 06:22pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Does 'Sarah Hanson' exist? The story of this 19-year-old entrepreneur may be a hoax.
MAY BE a hoax?
Regardless, the idea is somewhat brilliant. Too bad it's soiled now. I think it would have been a great way for someone to get a jump start on life.
Posted April 26th, 2013 @ 06:15pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I have one. It's black.
I expect that I'll have another in a month (or longer, more likely).
All serious offers will be entertained.
Posted April 25th, 2013 @ 06:05pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Flip Flop Fly Ball - MLB uniforms, 2013
BTW, why do so many teams have so many jerseys these days? What's wrong with having a single "home" and "away" jersey?
Less sales revenue, that's why!
Posted April 24th, 2013 @ 06:01pm by Erik J. Barzeski
That's the question being asked of this Rob Enderle article: The impossible task of fixing Apple.
I'm voting for a combination of both: idiot savant troll.
You simply can't be that stupid that often.
Posted April 23rd, 2013 @ 05:53pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted April 22nd, 2013 @ 05:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Taking Apple private: Makes sense but nobody has the money. Also worth reading: Braeburn Capital.
I don't know about the legal or business reasons for or against a company buying itself back from publicly traded stock, but if Apple was able to do so, I think it would be a benefit to the company. But what I know about the stock market and business could probably fill a thimble and not much more, so…