Posted October 7th, 2013 @ 02:27pm by Erik J. Barzeski
"You don't really remember a notebook or the pens and pencils you used. But maybe you remember your [Trapper Keeper]." Harris says that the binder "wasn't a regular school product. When you got it, it was almost like a Christmas present. You were excited to have it."
I had a few and I didn't even know that the folders were called "Trappers." It makes a lot more sense now why the vinyl thing was called the "Trapper Keeper."
Posted October 6th, 2013 @ 02:18pm by Erik J. Barzeski
You are coasting down the main drag of your small town on a scooter. But in this world, scooters are not universally mocked. Scooters are the smooth, gliding chariots of the respected. It is a balmy, spring afternoon. Your favorite townspeople eagerly wave to you from the storefronts of their successful small businesses. You are magnificently happy to see them. You are content with the world. You have never heard of war, never have you seen the film Crash, not once have your gorgeous and soft ears fallen prey to the gnashing and soulless sounds of Sleigh Bells. The band. You pause your ebullient gliding at a water fountain. The pressure and temperature is ideal. From a nearby bench, Ernest Borgnine motions for you to join him. Yes, he is still alive. Also, he has baked a pie.
Posted October 5th, 2013 @ 11:56am by Erik J. Barzeski
I find it to be an offensive irony, a toxic irony, that Lyndon Baines Johnson—the founder of the so-called Great Society, which I consider to be the greatest insult to the individual man since Immanuel Kant first laid out his preposterous theory of the noumenal, that is to say, not objective reality—that I should share with this man, this evil man, the same love of the soft drink Fresca. They say it is a grapefruit soda, but I think it has a different flavor. What do you think?
Posted October 4th, 2013 @ 11:46am by Erik J. Barzeski
The Minuum keyboard is a good example why some people - often including me - wish there was an "iOS Pro" or mode that let you play with different kinds of keyboards.
I totally get why Apple will not go this route, though.
Posted October 3rd, 2013 @ 11:42am by Erik J. Barzeski
defaults write com.apple.mail AlwaysShowDuplicates -bool true
Posted October 2nd, 2013 @ 11:36am by Erik J. Barzeski
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Posted October 1st, 2013 @ 10:44am by Erik J. Barzeski
The Plus Side of Pissing People Off is a good article. What's not said? Just make sure you're right. There's no prize or good in pissing people off and being wrong. In a lot of ways, the truth is an absolute defense.
Posted September 30th, 2013 @ 01:23pm by Erik J. Barzeski
(I intended to write a lot more, but… uh, nothing I could write would do it justice. I'm just glad that I stuck with the show during some of the duller parts.)
Posted September 29th, 2013 @ 02:13pm by Erik J. Barzeski
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Posted September 25th, 2013 @ 01:53pm by Erik J. Barzeski
But camera manufacturers don't seem constitutionally capable of making a super-simple camera. They must be deeply convinced that the complexity of the feature set (which certainly does appeal to a lot of us) is an indivisible part of how they add value to their product, and the temptation to add more and more is something they can't forswear even for one product. I mean, with hundreds of cameras on the market, wouldn't you think they could make one that was super-simple, just for that segment of the population that wants it? And market it that way. You'd think. But no.
Posted September 24th, 2013 @ 01:49pm by Erik J. Barzeski
FORTUNE -- I'm sure Tim Cook is hugely competent, a wonderful operating executive, and a real nice guy.
But as CEO of the world's most respected high-tech franchise, he has been an unmitigated disaster.
I'll respectfully disagree.
Posted September 23rd, 2013 @ 01:45pm by Erik J. Barzeski