Daily Archives: May 10, 2010

Offline All Of Tuesday

This PC is massively infected.

I still had Avast! going while running Spybot Search & Destroy and two trojans tried to get in during that!

So, tomorrow the day will be entirely wasted as I run a barrage of anti-buggery programs on this piece of crap PC.

I hope Microsoft goes out of business. They deserve to. How many lives have been upset like this through the years due to their shoddy workmanship?

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iPad Links: Monday, May 10, 2010

No time for my usual sweep of sites. Kittens still seem alive. Must drop off early tonight to give this PC a scan (yes, OS X owners, you may guffaw).

NYPD Forced To Apologize Publicly to Rape Victim for Downgrading Her Attack

Brain-dead bureaucrats: Paul Chambers Found Guilty

Librarians Protest Budget Cuts, Crowding Hollywood Intersection During Rush Hour

Twenty-five years ago they dropped a bomb on MOVE

Strategic default
Fed Intervenes in European Debt Crisis
The Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need

“I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.” Lena Horne, Singer and Actress, Dies at 92
Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

Do it Fucking Now.
17 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Listen to “Experts”
Feynman: There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Apple isn’t developing a Flash alternative named Gianduia

iPad:
A tale of two mediums: Despite the iPad, traditional books aren’t going anywhere.
Jailbroken iPad Supports External Hard Drives
Jailbreak Only: The iPad Gets Mouse Support
Video: Wii Remote used with iPad
How to make your own iPad micro SIM
The New Rules For Designing For The iPad
Pixel Doubling
iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing
1: “Lady Madonna” created on iPad with iSequence
2: Lady Madonna – updated with vocal

HP+Palm:
Like Mulder, I Want To Believe: Can HP & Palm take on the iPhone?

But the facts simply don’t support the idea that HP will do anything with the webOS other than incompetently crush it to death, just as HP crushed Compaq and Palm crushed Be and Handspring.

1: The Incumbent’s Curse: HP
2: The Incumbent’s Curse and Broadband Video – Part 1
3a: How HP Got Its First Calculators: Video Interview with Tom Osborne
3b: Tom Osborne Full Interview v1

UI/Web Design:
Douglas Crockford on JavaScript and HTML5
HOWTO: Create native-looking iPhone/iPad applications from HTML, CSS and JavaScript
HTML5: Thoughts on Scribd
1: The Future of HTML
2: WorldWideWeb
The State of HTML5 Local Data Storage

Publishing:
Piracy: When Even a Penny Is Too Much
Let’s Try Un-Remarkable
Excellent: CMAP #9: Ebooks
Going digital – with 26 crows and a bucket
Google backed by almost all U.S. publishers on digital bookstore
How to Navigate The Confusing Digital Book Landscape
How I See Radio’s Digital Future
1: Ceci n’est pas Tintin
2: Fans of Tintin cry foul
Superheroes suck!
Yes, the Internet is rotting your brain
FlexPaper Project. The open source web based document viewer
QR codes again …
Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron

Writers/Writing:
Gaiman talk doesn’t come cheap
Once upon a life: David Mitchell
Remember the name Caleb Howe: Tea Party Turns on Roger Ebert, Mocks His Cancer (Updated)
Author’s Personal Conventions
Fill up! BBC World Service audio documentaries

Quote Of The Day: TwitterFAIL

Someone discovers you can force people to Follow you. Twitter catches on quickly and everyone’s Following/Follower counts are displayed as zeroed-out while the bug is being fixed.

If people can’t go around bragging about their 1MM followers, maybe they will just go away.Mon May 10 17:35:28 via web

Aldiko For Android Gains Ground

Moved our logs to MongoDB to do realtime analytics. I can see that Aldiko is now clearly more popular than Stanza on our service !Mon May 10 16:20:31 via Seesmic

That’s Hadrien of Feedbooks.

Aldiko is ePub reader software available for Android devices (it will be pre-installed on the upcoming Archos 7 Home Tablet).