It is hard to make a simple interface for an application that does a lot of stuff — I can attest to that. I don’t envy Microsoft’s task here. I know they’ve got smart people in there somewhere, and I don’t think this is the best they are capable of.
To use Exposé’s Application Windows mode, hold down the Control key, then press F3. Similarly, activate Show Desktop by holding down Command and then pressing F3. Finally, if you want to open the Exposé & Spaces System Preferences panel, hold down Option then press F3.
The Mavericks improved to 16-1 at home since the All-Star break, and to 7-1 in games following 20-point losses.
What an ambivalent paragraph! So, the Mavericks are really good at home. Great. But they have been beaten by 20 points at least eight times. (It’s not clear from the story if this means 20-point losses since the All-Star break.) Bang-up writing, AP.
While you can debate some of Apple’s previous choices, allowing this one looks hard to defend. I doubt Apple will be looking to ease up on its restrictions on apps anytime soon. With the bad publicity from “Baby Shaker,” Apple will have more incentive to be even more conservative - not less - going forward.
This is absolutely right. Eventually, Apple is going to have to address this broken system. The fact that this app got through the review process is indefensible.
To kill some time in a diner, Teller was practicing his version of Cups and Balls…Teller hadn’t brought any props, so he used wadded-up napkins and clear water glasses. Penn & Teller demonstrate their version of Cups and Balls.
Somehow, this made the trick even better. Although it was now possible to follow the crumpled napkins as Teller variously palmed them, squished them, and moved them from cup to cup, the illusion persisted. “The eye could see the moves, but the mind could not comprehend them,” he says. “Giving the trick away gave nothing away, because you still couldn’t grasp it.”
Geosmin, which literally translates to “earth smell”, is an organic compound with a distinct earthy flavour and aroma, and is responsible for the earthy taste of beets and a contributor to the strong scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell of weather (petrichor). The human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin and is able to detect it at concentrations as low as 5 parts per trillion.
Revisiting CSS gallery sites today and it seems 99.9% of entries are for webdev agency sites, while only 0.1% are actual sites for clients.
I think one of the main reasons for this is that clients have a tendency to do something simple, safe, and guaranteed. They don’t want to pay for an experiment or for someone to learn or figure out something on their dime.
These are edge cases, but they do give you pause. If you are going to buy a $360 dollar gadget to read ‘your’ books on but you are nearly completely subject to the Amazon overlords.
Let’s not forget, though, that while the Kindle Store is unarguably convenient, there are several companies selling electronic versions of their books without DRM at all. For instance, O’Reilly’s books are not available in the Kindle Store but you can purchase tons of O’Reilly ebooks in .mobi format for transferring to your Kindle. Likewise, Pragmatic Programmers (who have been receiving a large amount of my money over the last year or so) recently began providing .mobi formatted versions of their books and when they didn’t, the PDF versions converted quite nicely when emailed to my Kindle address. (YMMV, etc.) So, while I agree that DRM is bad, owning a Kindle doesn’t mean that one is saddled with DRM unless one purchases items from the Kindle Store, just like owning an iPod didn’t mean (Before the recent move to all-iTunes-plus music. Note that video still has DRM attached.) one was saddled with DRM unless one purchased items from the iTunes Store.
So if you think for one minute, that I’m going to whine and bitch and complain because I’m not only expected to pay TAXES but pay MORE because I’m doing well, you’re fucking stupid. No one likes taxes, and we could do a better job with them…but a long time ago, someone else’s taxes put food in my belly. Less long ago, someone’s taxes helped me become more than I would have ever been on my own.
Bitch about it being my turn to step up and maybe pay so that someone else gets what they need to become more? Fuck that shit.
This country has been too good to me for me to pay it back by being a whiny, petty, cheap, shithead at a teabag party.
Thank you, John. I grew up poor as well. My mom worked two, sometimes three jobs, (I remember once when I was in elementary school, she was working four jobs including Friday-Monday nights at the skating rink so that she could earn some extra money and I could skate for free.) and we received social security survivor’s benefits because my dad died before I was a year old. We were never on food stamps as far as I know, but we were always a paycheck-to-paycheck, sometimes too-much-month-left-at-the-end-of-the-money family. Now, I make more than three times more than what my family’s household income has ever been, and while I’ll take all the legal deductions I can, yadda yadda, when it comes time for me to cut that check to Uncle Sam each quarter, I’m certainly not going to whine about it.
I wonder how many of these teabaggers would be crying about the government not helping them if they were to get laid off. I saw a story on the news about how the stimulus bill is helping employ people here in the Dallas area that haven’t had a job in months. And do you know what they’re doing? Painting fire hydrants. Not likely that job is going to exist without the moves that Washington is making.
InspectorKit is both a framework and an Interface Builder plugin. You can check out the source on github. This is basically a major update to the Inspector panel, as it packages all the code into a convenient framework for developers to include in their projects, and allows them to test the inspector at design time.
If you’ve ever wanted to make an application which allows users to set global shortcuts for some action, you’ve probably wandered into ShortcutRecorder’s corner of the web. This is a great control for setting shortcut keys, but it doesn’t actually let you set them in a way that calls your object’s method when it’s pressed outside of your app. So, what do we do to get that functionality?
Introducing, SDGlobalShortcuts.framework, the all-in-one package for allowing global hotkeys in your app!
“Real browsers: What does border-radius look like?
Real browsers: What rendering engine do you use?
Real browsers: “What” ain’t no rendering engine I ever heard of! They support CSS3 in “What”?!
IE: W… What?
Real browsers: CSS3, motherfucker! Do you render it?!
Real browsers: Then you know what I’m saying. Describe what border-radius looks like!
Real browsers: Say “what” again. Say “what” again! I dare you! I double-dare you, motherfucker! Say “what” one more goddamn time!
IE: It-it’s rounded.
Real browsers: Go on!
IE: It’s rectangular.
Real browsers: Does it look like a box?
Real browsers: blam!
Real browsers: Does it look… like… a box?!
Real browsers: Then why’d you try to render it like a box, IE?
IE: I didn’t!
Real browsers: Yes, you did! YES, you DID, IE!”—http://www.elliottkember.com/ie.html
(Speaking of tools, I’ve already seen douchebags bitching that four measly bucks is way, way too much to pay for a brilliantly crafted app, the product of months of careful, thoughtful work, that runs on the three-hundred-dollar cell phone you’re paying eighty bucks a month to keep using. Their cockpunches are in the mail.)
With flickery, a flickr.com desktop client for Mac OS X Leopard, you can easily upload your photos to flickr, manage your sets and favorites, view your contacts’ photos, search for photos in flickr’s database, comment, view the most “interesting” pictures and much more. All in one tiny, yet powerful application.
Looks like a nice application, sort of the Mac equivalent of Darkslide (née Exposure).
RevCanonical is url shortening with a twist. Instead of creating its own super short versions of links, it checks to see if the link owner has published a shortened version of the given page using HTML link element. If not, we just return the original URL. And you should bug the link owner about providing a better alternative.
“We all make choices about how we live our lives. You can take a paint-by-numbers approach, or you can start with a blank canvas. When you paint by numbers, the end result is guaranteed. You know what it’s going to be, and it might be good, but it will never be a masterpiece. Starting with a blank canvas is the only way to get a masterpiece, but you could also blow up. So, are you going to pick the paint-by-numbers kit or the blank canvas?”—Jim Collins: How to Thrive in 2009 (via jackcheng)
“So maybe instead of getting your company on twitter, paying marketers to mention you are on twitter, and paying people to blog about your company, forget all that and just make awesome stuff that gets people excited about your products….”—mathowie (via 43folders)