Shin
2011-12-10

Let it Snow!

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Seeing as, despite our best efforts, it’s still not snowing, we have now added a little shrine to pray to the snowgods. Please hear our call: let it snow!

Siriously?

This should get filed under ‘only in America’, or ‘everyone can have a doctor title these days’, but here’s an article by a Dr. Keith Ablow who claims Siri is harmful for kids. It’s funny and sad to read at the same time.

I have laughed at Siri. I have gotten angry with Siri and called her names.

He obviously has issues. Maybe mister psychiatrist should go see a psychiatrist?

That’s why I told Siri just now, “Siri, I hate you.” She seemed irritated. She said, “Noted.” But she’ll still give me directions and send my emails. So, it doesn’t really matter that I told her that. That’s the point.

Seriously dude… get help.

2011-12-08

Darkmoon Faire

Ahead of you, down the path
A majestic, magical faire
Ignore the darkened, eerie woods
Ignore the eyes that blink and stare
Fun & games & wondrous sights!
Music & Fireworks to light up the night!
Do not stop! You’re nearly there!
Behold, my friend: The Darkmoon Faire!

Warcraft Christmas sales ripoff

Can someone please explain why European ‘sales’ for World of Warcraft are over twice as expensive as the American equivalent? Bit of a ripoff there. Thanks Blizzard.

American Warcraft Christmas Sales!


European Warcraft Christmas Sales?

2011-12-07

iBooks 1.5

 
A new version of iBooks has just been released.
From the release notes:

  • Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.
  • Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.
  • iBooks now features an improved selection of fonts, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek.
  • Beautiful new classic covers for public domain books.
  • A redesigned annotation palette makes it easier to choose a color for your highlighted text.

I so approve. As I tend to read a bit every night in total darkness I really appreciate the new night time mode. Although I still love the way the old Sepia theme looks as well.
And seeing as I grab only free iBooks for the iTunes store they now look a lot better on the library shelf.
Nice update.

2011-12-06

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

We’ve got snowspray on the windows,
it started snowing a bit further up in our country and
now we have snow here on the site.
Let it snow!

2011-12-05

HDTV sucks


Looking around Mediamarkt we walked past all the new snazzy HDTV’s. They had a lineup of all the expensive models in the 1500-2500 euro range playing a Harry Potter movie. You’d think it would look awesome with all the CGI and it being a high budget movie. But it didn’t. The quality of these new TV models is so incredibly good and crisp and detailed that the movie looked terrible. It was so incredibly detailed and crisp that it no longer looked like Harry and his friends were in a cave miles under the bank trying to find a secret item. It looked like a bunch of actors in makeup walking through a well built studio set that just felt hollow and empty. Quite weird, because the picture quality was absolutely perfect, so perfect that it totally failed.

2011-12-04

K3

K3

Having kids changes ones musical taste.

2011-11-26

Ping fail

Dear Apple, your Ping service would be slightly more useful if it actually knew any of my music, instead of accepting only ‘likes’ for the music you sell in your store.

Work in progress... home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.