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  • me 1:31 pm on May 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    SI’s Peter King hit on something this week that I’ve also noticed when traveling to some of the more prestigious hockey arenas in North America.

    King writes:

    “The NFL (and other American pro sports) could learn something from a game like cricket. No music. No exploding scoreboards. There’s the game, and discussion in the stands. I realize we’re beyond that. And I may not be in the majority here, and I may be Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. But I wonder what fans would say if team owners took a poll of all their season ticket holders and asked if they favored music played at 105 decibels between plays. Maybe the fans want it. But I’d bet there’d be nearly 50 percent, if not more, who would say either kill the music or play it at half the volume.

    In certain buildings, in certain markets, there is one unmistakable sound that each arena shares in common with each other: the buzz of people talking. Sure there’s some music and other entertainment, but people talking to each other when there’s no action to watch leads to loader voices when there is something to cheer about.

     
  • me 9:16 am on May 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Remember, when you see the below option… don’t upgrade! If we all stay strong and refuse to pay for the upgrade, all those nice seats will go unpaid for and they’ll have to slot us regular Economy travelers in.

    Airline anti-upgrade solidarity!

     
  • me 3:44 pm on December 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Android,   

    Here’s a pretty good real-life example that shows why I think it’s a bad idea for Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich to move their navigation buttons to software (and not hardware).

    From Danny Sullivan’s review of the Nexus Galaxy / Prime:

    Where it all goes wrong is with the space bar. It sits right above the system’s home key:

    I find when I’m really on the move skating, I’m always hitting that home key by mistake rather than the space bar and so exit out of what I’m typing. This never happens with the iPhone or the Droid Charge, because they use “hard” menu buttons that you have to physically depress. You can’t accidentally push them.

     
  • me 4:21 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    From at Sarah Milstein at O’Reilly’s Radar blog: How Twitter helps a small bookstore thrive

    Sack, who has been in retail for years (she and her partner opened Noe Valley Pet next door to Omnivore in 1999), believes that integrating her personality into the shop is a key part of its success. For the store’s Twitter account, she follows this rule: one third personal, two thirds professional. “You don’t want people to feel marketed to all the time,” she said. “It’s so important that I’m the face of the store — and that’s important digitally, too.”

    Nice to see a company embracing a more personalized way to add value to a brand.

     
  • me 8:21 am on October 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Is there no Akismet-like product to blacklist IPs on the server side (firewall)?

     
  • me 3:28 pm on October 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    If you’ve ever heard the term ‘script kiddies’ used and wondered what it meant, here’s an example from my life today that partially explains the term.

    All the below code means is that the same user from IP 62.193.224.15 (returns a French origin) kept trying to execute a wide variety of programs that are intended to manage a database that may or may not be sitting on my server.

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    • Jerry 12:34 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      My site was also attacked by this IP address. It was the 3rd attempt from France that I have noticed.

    • oiler 7:44 am on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      If you have a firewall on your hosting, ask them to add the IP to their blacklist.

  • me 4:21 pm on September 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Firefox   

    Just installed Firefox 7 for Mac.

    I’ve been hand-coding version compatibility for an add-on I’ve been using for years:
    CSS Viewer.

    It’s simple to do… just a one line change in the install.rdf file, but gets obnoxious over time.

    So today, prior to my upgrade, I decided to put in the install.rdf file that this add-on was compatible up to Firefox version 20.*

    It didn’t recognize that. So I wonder, now that Firefox has gone the same route as Chrome and is updating version regularly (instead of incrementing releases within the version, 3.1 3.2 etc)… why can’t I go to 20? I put in 9.* for now and expect to have to update it again before the end of the year.

     
  • me 1:49 pm on September 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Watching the F8 keynote, introducing Timeline

    All of these things are possible now that all of these connections are in place.

    -Zuckerberg

     
  • me 2:27 pm on September 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: hardware, mouse, touch pad   

    On a bit of a roll today… but:
    Multi-touch pads are great for just about every task except clicking radio buttons and click+drag action (like highlighting text). For those, the mouse still wins.

     
  • me 2:17 pm on September 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    I usually have too many Chrome tabs open at once, but now my problem is creeping into TextWrangler!

     
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