Zoom Airlines suspend all flights →
The announcement came after one of its planes was detained at Glasgow Airport for non-payment of air traffic control charges. Meanwhile passengers on a flight from Cardiff were told to get off their Zoom plane, which was then impounded. Airlines don’t just go out of business these days, they implode.
The “next” and “previous” arrows in the message section on Facebook are backwards. What gives? Since the advent of audio cassette tapes, right is always forward in time, left is always backward in time.
Old news first
Point for discussion: when browsing items in your favourite RSS feed reader, does it not make more sense for the reader to present the oldest new items first? It’s a continuity thing: if I’m catching up with a blog that has a few unread posts, I want to see the oldest items first so that if newer items reference them, I get the reference. I use the “next unread item”...
The trouble with open-source
There is a disease endemic to open-source software projects. Almost all of them have web sites that fail to accomplish the fundamental task that every web site should accomplish: explaining what the damn thing is. I’m sorry to pick on fish, but it’s as good an example as any, and it’s one I stumbled on today courtesy of the ever-useful Mac OS X Hints. fish is a “user...
Why are Georgia and Georgia both named Georgia? →
Ironic Sans: Idea: How I would do iPhone cut and... →
The ever brilliant David Friedman illustrates a possible technique for cut and paste on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
Solving the mysterious MobileMe sync problem
Recently, I solved a weird problem I was having trying to use Apple’s MobileMe syncing — the problem being that refused to sync with an unspecified error. It turns out that my router has some sort of “black list” defence mechanism that is above and beyond the normal firewall. And for some reason it was blocking traffic to the MobileMe sync server and iDisk (idisk.mac.com)....
10 good free fonts legal for @font-face embedding →
Only works in Safari 3.1
SSH, on the march →
It was only a matter of time… SSH clients are finally appearing on the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch. Yes, I recently joined the ranks of the iphoned. And yes, it’s worth all the fuss.