The old screensaver prank

[This is the tenth post in a series. For a little background on the thinking behind this, please read this.] In tenth grade, I took an art course called Visual Arts 2. The class had only six or at most eight students in it. For the most part, the students were all pretty talented, and ourContinue reading “The old screensaver prank”

Apple iPod touch upgrade fee

From today’s WWDC keynote, Apple referred again to the fee that will be charged to iPod touch users for features iPhone users receive for free, which reminds me of the post I wrote up in January a year ago about the same issue with the Apple TV. If you’re curious about why this practice isContinue reading “Apple iPod touch upgrade fee”

Type display on Windows

Yesterday, the Safari 4 beta died on my work PC, taking with it a slew of tabs with no mechanism to restore them. I am so accustomed to Firefox and Chrome saving my sessions that I really take that for granted, but it is so awful that I resumed using Chrome as my default browserContinue reading “Type display on Windows”

Notes on today’s iPod announcements

Apple‘s CEO Steve Jobs just announced that the new, 4G iPod nano as well as the new iPod touch will both have the ability to display (while playing a track) other tracks on the currently playing album, other tracks by the current artist, or to make a “Genius playlist.” This functionality sounds useful, and whileContinue reading “Notes on today’s iPod announcements”

WWDC raises iPod touch accounting issue

From today’s WWDC keynote, Steve Jobs just referred again to the fee that will be charged to iPod touch users for features iPhone users receive for free, which reminds me of the post I wrote up in January about the same issue with the Apple TV. If you’re curious about why this practice is followed,Continue reading “WWDC raises iPod touch accounting issue”