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Archive for April, 2013

The protocol-relative URL - Paul Irish In short, just specify things like this: <img src="//site.com/imgs/photo.png"> The "//" will fetch via HTTPS or HTTP depending on how the user is currently visiting.

More companies should do this: What should happen to your photos, emails and documents when you stop using your account? Google puts you in control. You might want your data to be shared with a trusted friend or family member, or, you might want your account to be deleted entirely. There are many situations that […]

Stuck iPhone Power Button

Dave's old iPhone 4 had this problem. He pointed out that it was pretty stupid of Apple not to have a way to shut down or restart the phone via software (the touch interface). I concurred1. And the "Assistive Touch" thing is not a real option. [↩]

One of the better "driving" videos out there if you can ignore the rampant "all" and "none" over-use.

Does Apple Assign Fake Projects?

Answer: no. Does Apple really assign engineers to "fake" projects as a loyalty test? and Regarding fake projects and loyalty tests.

A good read about how the littlest design decisions affect things on a fairly wide scale: Checkboxes that kill your product — Alex Limi.

Mac Easter Eggs Revisited

Links to some good Easter Egg resources: Mac 101: Easter eggs | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Gosh I used to waste so much time playing with these things in the pre-OS X days…

Remembering Hotline

Hotline revisited Were you on Hotline? I was. A LOT. Mostly to chat…

Ellen DeGeneres' 'Nemo' sequel, 'Finding Dory,' set for 2015 Finding Dory? Really? Hmmmmm…

Textures Go Bye Bye

Daring Fireball Linked List: The Latest Apple Scuttlebutt And regarding that system-wide UI overhaul, I hear the same thing as Rene Ritchie: "Ive's work is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad."

Apple’s $13k OS

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system. CNET looks at newly surfaced contracts, design specs, and page after page of schematics and code, revealing how Apple created its first disk OS, a chapter of Silicon Valley history critical to its later success.

13 Things Roger Ebert Said Better Than Anybody Else My favorite? "All clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: curious and teachable."

iPad Death Watch

Music. Sweet music | asymco “Any tablet computer, including Apple’s eagerly anticipated iPad, will face serious problems in generating big sales. Tablets look cool, but the reality is they don’t do anything new.” Michael Comeau, Minyanville, 5 March 2010 It goes on for awhile…