Resigned

24 August 2011

The resignation of Steve Jobs from his post as CEO of Apple, Inc. today was not surprising, but to me it was still shocking. The writing had been on the wall, but as John Gruber said: “I saw that headline and my nervous system took a jolt.” Yeah. There is no one person whose hands […]

disCU̴LTU̴RE

19 August 2011

ATTN SAN FRANCISCO: If you like weird music and weirder art, get your ass on down to TRUCK at Folsom and 15th street tomorrow night for disCU̴LTU̴RE. Sweatshop will be there. Attendance is mandatory. You have been warned.

HP Says To Bye Bye TouchPad, Pre

18 August 2011

Almost hidden in this press release about HP’s plans to buy Autonomy Corporation: In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. A real shame. webOS […]

“Let’s Settle This”

17 August 2011

Minecraft creator Notch: I challenge Bethesda to a game of Quake 3. Three of our best warriors against three of your best warriors. We select one level, you select the other, we randomize the order. 20 minute matches, highest total frag count per team across both levels wins. That is some legal wrangling I can […]

The thorny problem of “ye”

15 August 2011

John August on the (to me, anyway) revelation that the quaint olden-times word “Ye”, as in “Ye Olde Shoppe,” was actually pronounced “the” and was the result of typesetting problems relating to the missing “Thorn” glyph in many printing fonts.

Joe’s First Computer Encounter

15 August 2011

A Mozilla guy takes a 60-year-old cafeteria worker though the major browsers. User testing like this is both fun and truly useful to people who make things with a large audience in mind, such as myself. We always attempt to keep what we call “unsophisticated” users in mind, but sometimes you need to go face-to-face […]

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