I’m anxiously awaiting the release of Tweetie 2 by Atebits. I purchased Tweetie for my iPhone back in January and the desktop app in April. I think they are both amazing applications and I use them almost exclusively to interact with Twitter (particularly given the Twitter web interface’s scripting vulnerabilities). They are both simple and… Continue reading Where’s My Free iPhone Stuff?
John Graham-Cumming recounts his successful efforts to have the British government formally apologize for its treatment of Alan Turing: On the bus home I heard directly that Alan Turing’s nieces had many memories of their Uncle Alan. They even still had his teddy bear. I hung up and sat at the back of the bus… Continue reading I Think You Know Why I’m Calling You
It’s been eight years today since the coordinated attack on New York and Washington D.C. in which almost 3,000 people perished. Most of us have gone on with our lives; I know that feels like a lifetime ago when I recall where I was and what I was doing. However, for many of the first… Continue reading Eight Years and Still Suffering
This has kind of been bugging me about iTunes for the past year or so. I had some tiny hope that it would be addressed in iTunes 9, but of course it hasn’t: Why aren’t DVDs played in iTunes like CDs are, instead of a separate uni-task app (DVD Player)? Okay, I understand clearly why… Continue reading DVDs and iTunes
So, what does health care and insurance look like in other countries? T.R. Reid answers five common misunderstandings about other countries’ health care and insurance systems: In many ways, foreign health-care models are not really “foreign” to America, because our crazy-quilt health-care system uses elements of all of them. For Native Americans or veterans, we’re… Continue reading So What Does Health Care Look Like in Other Countries?
Ars Technica reports that the FCC asked the public how and if the term “broadband” (as in internet connection) should be defined, after it had proposed that “basic broadband” as simply 768kbps to 1.5Mbps (as in connection speed). They also seemed to think that this should be based on the actual speed that providers have,… Continue reading What It Says and What It Does