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Archive for February, 2014

Woz: we love him, but he's clearly out of touch with modern-day Apple.

Eric Bangeman reports for Ars: How did we get here? A brief history of the evolution vs. creationism debate. I'm looking forward to the Cosmos show on Fox.

No Such Thing as a Blind Spot

Rather than adjust your side view mirrors to see the side of your car, turn them out slightly to eliminate blind spots.

Apple’s CarPlay in a Ferrari

Unfortunately, I doubt my 2014 Kia Sorento SX will be offer a firmware update to replace UVO with CarPlay. I'd probably pay a decent amount if it was possible, though…

I've never really understood Bitcoin, but I read articles about it, and this one is good.

tcsh to bash 10 Years: It's been 10 years this month since "upgrade from tcsh to bash" was placed on my to-do list. It's starting to look hopeless. I still use tcsh. Yeah, whatevs. 🙂

Get Rid of the Penny More here and here.

Read this: How In-app Purchases Have Destroyed The Industry (by @baekdal) #opinion.

Nye vs. Ham

Creation Debate Recap: Bill Nye Invites Us to Explore the World, Ken Ham Does Not But what struck me more than anything about the debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye was the very different posture each took toward the pursuit of knowledge and the virtue of curiosity. More than once, Bill Nye addressed the […]

The Real Story Behind Apple's 'Think Different' Campaign - Forbes Jobs was quiet during the pitch, but he seemed intrigued throughout, and now it was time for him to talk. He looked around the room filled with the "Think Different" billboards and said, "This is great, this is really great … but I can't do […]

TSA Agent Confessions

TSA Agent Confession - Dear America, I Saw You Naked. And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent. Once, in 2008, I had to confiscate a bottle of alcohol from a group of Marines coming home from Afghanistan. It was celebration champagne intended for one of the men in the group — a […]

Amazon Prime: + $20 to $40?

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.

Ann Elizabeth Mitchell

Ann Elizabeth Mitchell passed away yesterday at 11:30am, about two hours before I was able to arrive. She was my maternal grandmother and one of my favorite people. She will be greatly missed. I loved her very much. I'm comforted by the many wonderful memories I have of her, and by the fact that she […]