- Another vote for "Fragmented" – An awesome article quotation from Elf. I agree with this, and struggle with finding a healthy balance for myself. I enjoy having a smartphone, but still consider it a luxury item (i.e., not necessary to my existence or even my happiness). I even debate getting rid of it and going back to a plain ol' phone (shh! don't tell Greg). I feel like a netbook and a normal cell phone would be enough connectivity for me.
If I'm going to break contract on my AT&T/iPhone agreement over Apple's stupidity, maybe I should be looking at doing just that — get a nice, small (!!) cheap cell phone. It's more than a little tempting.
- Follow Up: How Do Strangers Treat You? – Nice comments from an older BFD post about how people are treated when they're over- or under-weight. Features the gem: "Yet another man told me that being fat wasn’t my problem, it was merely the first indication to a man that I did not want to be 'pleasing.' Yes, he told me that if I wanted to be 'pleasing to a man,' I would lose the weight. This would indicate that I was agreeable and compliant." Um, about that.
- Prometheus 6: "No iPad for me…" – Wow. This is what I get to come back to when I haven't synced my phone in over a week. Ugh. If I weren't about to move, I'd do some hard recalculations on getting out of my AT&T iPhone contract and picking up one of those buckets of does.
- Prometheus 6: "Please reflect on what this means in politics, education and race relations" – Okay, this is really cool. I haven't read all five parts, but David Dunning has an interesting premise.
- Prometheus 6: "More punishment for the poor" – And here I thought debtors prisons were out of style.
- Declutter Your Files: What Papers Can You Toss? – Pretty much exactly what the title says. Handy in my going-paperless process.
- YouTube – MORTAL KOMBAT – Okay, this may be the coolest thing I've seen in a hot minute. I love seeing folks put this much effort into what's essentially a fanfic.
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When ignorance isn’t allowed to win
Ever since Apple lost its damn mind in a blood-frenzy of control issues, I’ve been contemplating ditching my iPhone and getting an Android. I’d probably kick AT&T in the process, too.
I haven’t done my research at all yet, so there’re no decisions being made at the moment. I know that cell phone plans are pretty much priced the same everywhere, so cost difference from AT&T to, say, Verizon would be minimal, not including the loss of my two corporate discounts.
When I mentioned the idea to Greg, he said something interesting: “I’m just not sure. I don’t want to give Apple my money, but I really like the iPhone UI.” (paraphrase) That got me thinking.
Continue reading When ignorance isn’t allowed to win
- Wal-Mart Discrimination Scandal – Why am I unsurprised to hear that Wal-Mart supposedly discriminates against its female employees?
- All sorts of subtle errors creep in when you forget race is a proxy for socioeconomic status | Prometheus 6 – "Nationwide, black women were twice as likely to be obese when compared to white women. However, the researchers found that obesity rates were comparable in a sample of white and black women living in similar social and environmental conditions."
- My silence on the Times Square bombing is over | Prometheus 6 –
- To iPhone Or Not To iPhone, That is the Question " SmoothSpan Blog – A nice overview of the Apple/Adobe/HTML5 issues and an example of a developer facing a rework to build an iPhone app.
- Upward Physical Movement Brings Back Happy Memories | Wired Science … – Courtesy of Michael. I'm interested to see where the research ends up on this.
- I’m Abandoning iPhone Development. Mobile Orchard To Stop Publication. – This is the kind of response I expected to see to Apple's language restrictions. I have yet to decide if I'll keep my iPhone with these increasingly draconian policies.
- Ommatidia › Desmolish – Gender construction.
- Robovie-mR2’s puppy dog eyes make it the perfect spy — Engadget – So damn cute. Watch the video.
- Shoebox » Chuck & Beans – Intentional misspellings. Came up in a comment at Jay Smooth's blog.
- My God—it’s full of unicorns! – Meta Stack Overflow – This is hilarious. I'm going to have to play around with this in WP.
- Dynamic Dummy Image Generator – DummyImage.com – C/o my darling, this is a pretty cool way to generate placeholder images.
- Alex Payne — On the iPad – This is the best damn commentary on the iPad that I've seen yet.
- A Toronto Data Guy, I want privacy because I break the law – This is a good essay on privacy and how that related to purposefully and accidentally breaking the law. I like that he doesn't once go into copyright violation (which isn't law breaking, although many think so).
- 10 things netbooks still do better than an iPad – Laptop & Notebook computers – I'll personally be sticking with netbooks for a while longer (for several of the reasons mentioned in this article, actually), but what tickled me pink here was the line: "Even the most basic netbook has a 160GB hard drive." My netbook has 4GB. I knew it was a dinosaur at ~2 years old, but damn. Maybe $400 for a newer one wouldn't be so bad.