Category Archives: Completely useless
So Apple announced the iPhone on Tuesday. It looks beautiful with its big screen, and it sounds exciting – both from a user interface perspective (those multi-finger touchscreen commands sound fascinating) as from a technology perspective: it runs (a stripped … Continue reading
I’ve said it for a long time, and it seems at least one person in the FCC is starting to speak up. Why is it that in the richest country of the world, in one of the major metropolitan areas … Continue reading
Signal vs. Noise provides a neat example in a blog post titled Web developers – Microsoft has no idea what is going on.
So; you will not be allowed to change or turn off the startup sound in Windows Vista. This has taken Microsoft months to decide, and the decision has involved lawyers, marketing, engineers, and no doubt countless managers. If you were … Continue reading
Signal vs. Noise has an interesting post on the state of cell phones. I disagree with one statement: Todayâ€™s phones are failures â€” mainly software/interface failures. I think today’s cell phones are mostly that – phones. All the other features … Continue reading
I’ve upgraded a few key parts of my laptop. I have a somewhat ageing Dell Inspiron 5150, which has some nice features (1400×900 screen resolution, 3GHz P4 CPU) and some not-so-nice ones: it weighs a ton, it gets really hot … Continue reading
Received a phishing e-mail that made it through ClamAV. Nothing special about the message but the end: Thank You , Commonwealth Bank of Australia Management Stuff I wouldn’t want to deal with any bank that doesn’t have stuff. Would you?