Posted November 28th, 2014 @ 12:44pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The Core wireless speaker system
Dave and I each have one of these things coming.
It supposedly sounds really good, so… Yeah. I really have almost no actual use for a speaker. Maybe I can use it as a PA system or something when I give a talk. A bluetooth microphone would be all that's needed, I think.
Posted November 27th, 2014 @ 12:40pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This Verbal Confrontation Shows Why Walmart Will Never Accept Apple Pay (Video)
As Tim Cook said, people like their credit cards. They're reasonably secure, they provide a record for billing, they offer rewards and points if used responsibly, they're easy to use, etc.
CurrentC or MCX is none of those things.
Posted November 26th, 2014 @ 12:37pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted November 25th, 2014 @ 12:29pm by Erik J. Barzeski
You can now Deregister and Turn Off iMessage if you switch to Android or something…
Posted November 24th, 2014 @ 03:28pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Twice over the past three months I've awoken to find that my computer had set opened too many files. One time it essentially corrupted my Mail (I had to "restore" old accounts from Time Machine because Mail had lost track of all the accounts - the emails themselves were still there, of course), and the other time only minor things happened, but who knows if I caught them all?
I believe I've bumped the open file limit successfully. It seems pretty low, particularly considering:
[12:33pm iacas@Bunny:~] % ofc Safari
alias ofc 'lsof | grep \!:1 | wc -l'
That's with six Safari tabs open currently, and Safari having gone about 12 hours since last being quit and re-launched.
Safari is, by far, the worst abuser of open files.
Posted November 23rd, 2014 @ 12:25pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Astronaut - A journey to space from Guillaume JUIN on Vimeo.
Do yourself the favor of watching it full-screen.
Posted November 22nd, 2014 @ 12:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Pixelmator 3.3 is out.
Unfortunately, you still have no clue what your foreground and background colors are…
Posted November 21st, 2014 @ 12:13pm by Erik J. Barzeski
10 Things I Believe About Baseball Without Evidence
Let me say that again: statistical analysis (that we in the public are aware of) takes the most important element of the sport, and ignores it.
It's like having Newtonian physics without relativity and quantum mechanics. There's a lot you can do with Newtonian physics, but at the extremes, it begins to break down, because it is ignoring some deeper, more fundamental truths.
If you're a team that relies on constructing its roster using such statistical analysis, what mistakes are you making by ignoring the most important part of the game?
Posted November 20th, 2014 @ 12:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Apple to sapphire supplier: “Put on your big boy pants and accept the agreement”
- A $50 million penalty for breach of confidentiality per occurrence.
- No manufacturing processes could be modified by GTAT without Apple’s prior consent but GTAT must immediately implement Apple’s suggestions.
- GTAT must fulfill any purchase order placed by Apple on the date selected by Apple or purchase substitute goods at GTAT’s expense.
When you are as big as Apple, you get to be a bully.
Posted November 19th, 2014 @ 12:07pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Guy Perfectly Turns The Tables And Gives Text Spammer A Taste Of His Own Medicine
Earlier this summer someone contacted me about golf lessons for his son. Long story short, he was going to send me a check for an amount (we'd never even discussed the cost of lessons), and I was to give the extra back to his son in cash to cover his travel expenses or some such.
Posted November 18th, 2014 @ 12:02pm by Erik J. Barzeski
John Gruber on Twitter: "@anildash I foresaw ambivalence. Even better, they've embraced."
Now if only the Dropbox app would work, and display the icons and whatnot, instead of crapping out and crashing all the time…
Posted November 17th, 2014 @ 11:59am by Erik J. Barzeski
I like this commercial a lot. I'm such a sap.
Posted November 16th, 2014 @ 11:54am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted November 15th, 2014 @ 02:15pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted November 14th, 2014 @ 10:58am by Erik J. Barzeski
Embedding is disabled, but you can view it here: Billy Crystal's Emmy Awards 2014 Tribute to Robin Williams.
Better late than never.
Here's one I can embed:
For once, the related videos actually apply…