Couldn’t escape GDPR even at WWDC Keynote ? Having said that, I love the privacy-first stance Apple has. It’s a huge differential between them and Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Just witnessed a thief being chased out of Waitrose. I think he got away 😱
GDPR is an excellent step for consumer rights and privacy but the wording of it was so vague it’s caused us no end of headaches 😤
Ecco The Dolphin was RIGHT! A recent paper published in the scientific journal ‘Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology’ suggests that octopuses might be aliens.
We are back from a week in the caravan, house still not sold yet 😠
The Icro app for micro.blog is very good. Icro by Martin Hartl
@manton hey. Trying to add cross posting. This select box is empty and after adding payment details there doesn’t seem to be any way to set it up?
So glad we didn’t get an Amazon Alexa device if they’re going to start putting ads on it. Yuck. Google will be next, too ?? Amazon Alexa is opening up to more sponsored product ads
I’ve moved my site to be hosted by Flywheel ?
We are going to see The Book of Mormon tonight ?
I ❤️ my iPhone X
I’ve finally retired my old email address. It was a six-letter, no numbers @gmail.com address and I have had enough of all the emails that aren’t actually meant for me! I set up an auto response and smart filtering to manage the transition. ?
I’m gonna get an iPhone X ?
First flight with Andrew after he’s got his license!
First flight across the channel with Andrew as pilot! Nervous and excited! #moulesandfrites
“Make Votes Matter estimates that, had this election been run under Proportional Representation, the Conservative lead over Labour would have been slashed to 16 seats. The Greens would have won 11 and our combined total, along with Labour and the Liberal Democrats, would have easily surpassed the Conservatives. A progressive government could have happened.” Caroline […]
The Tories are clinging on to power by making an alliance with the DUP, a homophobic, misogynistic party who thinks the earth is 4,000 years old. This is an absolute travesty considering the number of votes the two parties actually received. Here’s the results by number of votes: As you can see, as the only […]
Pretty excited about getting my MacBook!! ? ❤️
On our way to The Crystal Maze! ?
Husband just said “sometimes Google says a website’s robots have gone mad”. Referring to “A description for this result is not available because of this site’s robots.txt” ??
Just ordered “Murder Most Horrid: The Complete Collection”. I have been waiting 18 years to watch that again, absolutely love it.
Why oh why isn’t there a universal standard for importing and exporting DNS records?! ?
The call isn’t out there at all, it’s inside me ? ❤️
Monkey Jam ??
Trying out micro.blog for the first time!
Electronic Media Searches At Border Crossings Raise Worry http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/electronic-media-searches-at-border
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last Churchill
Well I’ve finally consolidated the following into my new site: Very old posts from when I was 14 (in 1999!) Posts from my old site, webbunny.co.uk Posts from Tumblr And I’m going to start microblogging here. Most of my old posts are set as private – sorry about that! Another fresh beginning 😉
The meaning of ‘knowing’ has shifted from being able to remember and repeat information to being able to find and use it. Nobel laureate Herbert Simon
So long as the law remains silent on the workplace rights of gay and lesbian Americans, we as a nation are effectively consenting to discrimination against them. Tim Cook
A frequent put-down of Apple is that its success is all down to the amount of marketing they do. Well, turns out Samsung, the #1 seller of Android phones, spends 10 times the amount on marketing than Apple does. That’s more than Apple, Dell, HP, Microsoft and Coca-Cola combined. (via Daring Fireball).
When Epic Games released the computer-exclusive Unreal Tournament 2004, it was packaged with nearly one-hundred maps for use across half-a-dozen game types. Thousands upon thousands of free, community-created maps followed. Two years later, Epic Games released Gears of War, a third-person shooter touted as (and would become) a cornerstone of the Xbox 360 game library. […]
As sceptical as I am about the Olympics, I thought the opening ceremony was absolutely brilliant.
The iPhone is not and never was a phone. It is a pocket-sized computer that obviates the phone. The iPhone is to cell phones what the Mac was to typewriters. John Gruber, looking back on five years of the iPhone.
Starting with the opening gag with Siri doing stand-up comedy and continuing through to Apple’s new maps and Siri’s new features, there was an unmistakeable “Fuck you, Google” undertone to the whole keynote. Apple is forcing Google out of iOS. Daring Fireball: Three Takeaways From Today’s WWDC Keynote
Star Trek/Doctor Who Crossover Comic Due In May It’s official. And it only took five decades to happen. Yes, Star Trek and Doctor Who, two of the most popular and venerable franchises in entertainment history, will cross over for the first time ever in Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1.
I love to research stuff. Any time I have a conversation with someone and I’m not 100% on the details, I’ll go look it up on the Internet. So now my obsession with research is driving me crazy 🙂 I’m really enjoying this TV show on Netflix that is a few years old (that’s if […]
Researcher’s Video Shows Secret Software on Millions of Phones Logging Everything Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones are the culprits.
Everybody wins John Gruber has said some great things about Adobe’s news, but this is his best point: Apple didn’t win. Everybody won. Flash hasn’t been superseded in mobile by any sort of Apple technology. It’s been superseded by truly open web technologies. Dumping Flash will make Android better, it will make BlackBerrys better, it will make […]
Mobile market share iOS counts for 61% mobile web usage, Android just 18%. This shows that most Android owners don’t even use their phone as a ‘smartphone’.
Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support Android fragmentation in graph form. As Gruber put it: “Many Android phones ship on day one with an old version of the OS and never catch up at any point.”
24 years ago, Apple predicted a complex natural-language voice assistant built into a touchscreen Apple device, and was less than a month off. Apple’s 1987 Knowledge Navigator, Only One Month Late – Waxy.org
But what this means is that Amazon will capture and control every Web transaction performed by [Kindle] Fire users. Every page they see, every link they follow, every click they make, every ad they see is going to be intermediated by one of the largest server farms on the planet. People who cringe at the […]
If you’re a programmer or designer, then you’re not like most people. Just because you change your settings in apps you use doesn’t mean that your users will, unless they are also programmers and designers. Do users change their settings? » UIE Brain Sparks I change settings on everything I use, and one of my […]
Apple conditioned us to forget about terminals and command-line interaces. Apple conditioned us to forget about floppy disks. Apple conditioned us to forget about parallel ports and adopt USB. And now Apple is conditioning us to rethink the way we scroll our content, but also, the need for disc drives and physical media. Before you […]
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