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Weet for Mac Review

My review of Weet at The Technology Charge.

Weet’s high configurability and robust feature list set it apart in a crowded market. Loren Brichter was supposed to release Tweetie 2 for Mac months ago, and continues to cryptically hint that an update will come one of these years. That’s not enough for me, and I doubt it is for anyone else. There are other solid alternatives, like Nambu and the skinnable Kiwi, but neither combine beauty, speed and power in the same manner as Weet. Even more impressive is the fact that the app has reached this level of refinement in such a short amount of time. That’s as good a sign as I know.

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Desktop of the Month: December 2010
My desktop changes often. It’s a problem I have. I can never have the same basic “setup” in OS X for more than a month at a time, so I decided to start documenting the always-changing environment of my MacBook Pro. So from now on, every month, I’ll post a screenshot of my current desktop, and let it speak for itself. Zoom

Desktop of the Month: December 2010

My desktop changes often. It’s a problem I have. I can never have the same basic “setup” in OS X for more than a month at a time, so I decided to start documenting the always-changing environment of my MacBook Pro. So from now on, every month, I’ll post a screenshot of my current desktop, and let it speak for itself.

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I went to college in at a conservative school in Hawaii where there were a lot of cultural clubs. One day in our English class, our teacher brought up that fact that while there was a Korean Club, a Tongan Club, a Samoan Club, a Japanese Club, etc. there was no White Club.

From the back of the class I jokingly said, ‘We could call it the Caucasian Cultural Club and spell it will all K’s.’

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In the Life of ‘The Wire’ by Lorrie Moore

Awesome deconstruction of the best TV show since the invention of television.

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Droid Incredible’s New Mobile Hotspot Feature

Late last night, a notice popped up on my phone telling me it was ready for the Android 2.2 update. The update, in addition to Froyo, promised 720p video recording and 3G tethering capability, both of which I was looking forward to using. As of now, I’ve only managed to test out tethering, and I’m sorry to say that it’s a huge disappointment.

From what I read on the web before the update, Froyo’s tethering was supposed to bypass carriers’ pesky subscription requirements for the feature. Tethering was accessible to me before the update, but through Verizon, and that meant shelling out extra dough each month. The new feature looks devoid from carrier intervention when setting it up on the phone (which is wonderfully simple), but that all changes when you try and use the connection.

Once the password was in order, the connection was up and running. I proceeded to point my browser to twitter.com for a quick test, and instead of twitter.com, I got this. Prices to use tethering would cost at least $15 extra per month, according to Verizon. I thought this was what the update was supposed to change; is this what Google calls ‘open’? Carriers taking what is supposed to be free and charging for it? ★

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Really? Ya think?

Shocking revelations, brought to light by Fast Company:

Although it is not due to be released for another ten days, the report says that an employee misread pressure data, giving the go-ahead to replace the drilling fluid with seawater. As a result of using the lighter liquid, natural gas shot up the pipeline and exploded on the rig, killing 11.

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Touchy-Feely

Latest article over at The Technology Charge. Here, I share my thoughts on Apple’s recent multitouch desktop patent filings.

Is the Mac dead? No. Conventional computers will always do the dirty work — tasks that require the precision of a pointing device and the power of a quad-core processor. Think Steve Jobs’ pickup truck analogy. But is the Mac dead in its current iteration? Probably.

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Personal Story of Progressive Father and his Transvestite Four-Year-Old Son

ridikulouz:

Very interesting.

I suspect stories like this will become much more prevalent over the next generation. Here’s hoping to the eventual disappearance of firm gender roles in society.

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Playing Life

A short story I wrote for school back in March has been published on Teen Ink magazine’s website. It’s some pretty trippy shit, so I can’t really give you a summary; you’re better off just reading and reflecting. Here’s a peek:

Claudius Cipher is an actor, and life is his play. And as a performer of life rather than a liver of life, he will do anything and everything he can to make the story more interesting and his presence felt.

If you enjoy it (or the opposite), don’t hesitate to give it a rating and maybe even a comment. If it gets enough praise, the editors might select it to be published in their monthly print magazine, which would look very nice on my college applications…

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lonelysandwich:

Photographer Dmitri Kasterine’s best shot: Kubrick filming A Clockwork Orange
This picture (featured in The Guardian’s My Best Shot series), moments before the camera platform he’s under started creaking and collapsed, Kubrick dashing out of the way “like a bolting rabbit”, is a real beauty.
via Sharon Linne Faulk
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lonelysandwich:

Photographer Dmitri Kasterine’s best shot: Kubrick filming A Clockwork Orange

This picture (featured in The Guardian’s My Best Shot series), moments before the camera platform he’s under started creaking and collapsed, Kubrick dashing out of the way “like a bolting rabbit”, is a real beauty.

via Sharon Linne Faulk

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…everything that ever has been always will be, and everything that ever will be always has been.
Kurt Vonnegut

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The closest thing to that elusive idea of the “American Dream” that I’ve ever seen. And it wouldn’t be possible without Obama’s stimulus package. (via Devour)

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Sneak: Fixing the background 'bleed'

I recently came up against an issue in Safari where the background colour of an element seemed to ‘bleed’ through the edge of the corners when applying both borders and a border-radius (see the image above). After seeing David Cole tweet about the same issue I resolved to find a solution,…