Fix You on Wikipedia →
“The guitar solo of “Fix You” is currently used as the player introduction at all of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens’ home games.” That song deserves better than to be the player intro music to a hockey team that does nothing but lose all the damn time.
Well, At Least I'm Not a Nexus One Owner
Me: so theoretically Mango is shipping to 100% of phones
Luc-Olivier: yeah saw that
Luc-Olivier: but you don't have the update
Me: in practice Microsoft says T-Mobile UK is "scheduling the update"
Me: which means they're looking at a fucking calendar instead of pressing the big red button
Joystiq: Nintendo predicts first annual loss since... →
Is anyone surprised? Nintendo’s first-party games and franchises are where their value lies. The only reason left to buy a Nintendo system in the first place is if you want to play their first-party titles. The problem is that there aren’t enough titles to make it worth the premium you pay for access to those games. Never mind that no one is actually dragging their DS along with them...
TidBITS: Will Siri Change the Rules of the Search... →
People really seem to like Siri. I still really hate talking to inanimate objects, though. I don’t even like talking on the phone when there’s someone else on the other side. I also don’t really see how it fits my use case, seeing as how Siri doesn’t interact with third-party apps at all, and the only first-party app I really use on a regular basis is Safari.
Asymco: The other tablets →
Market share numbers are crap. Not that that’s new, but here’s confirmation. Besides, as a developer, I keep going back to this point: the platform that matters isn’t the one with the most market share. It’s the one your app’s target demographic is buying.
How to Justify Buying Handheld Game Consoles in a...
Divide the actual purchase price of a handheld console by the amount of currently available1 exclusive titles you are interested in. Take that amount and tack it onto the price of each of those games. Now, pretend that is the new price for each of those games and that the hardware is free. Don’t buy the system until the highest price for a game is something you would be comfortable paying for...
Typically when I write posts about my views on Android, either they become so long because there is so much to criticize about it, or a new version is announced and more or less obsoletes what I said. This time, I’ll try to keep it focused to one point and I’m intentionally doing this right after the Ice Cream Sandwich announcement. Hopefully, they won’t announce a brand new Ice...
Max Rousseau: "This is why I want tuition in... →
I love the way Max writes. I try not to get too political on the blog, but I’m getting pretty sick of whiny Cégep students bitching about tuition going up1 when they all have cars and huge TVs. Especially when tuition in Quebec is nothing compared to anywhere else. Then again, the quality of our education is probably proportionally worse to everyone else’s. ↩
What to Do If Windows Phone Connector Shows...
If you are in the intersection of the Venn diagram of both Windows Phone users and Mac users1, then you may have run into an issue recently where Windows Phone Connector simply stops staying up to date with changes in your iTunes library. This is because Windows Phone Connector seems to prioritize the old iTunes Music Library.xml file to the new iTunes Library.xml. I don’t know when the...
Me: oh dear I just got really freaked out
Me: I checked my mail and saw "Yanik Magnan, your PayPal account has..."
Me: and I thought "damnit they shut down my account"
Me: "... has more to offer"
I once took a psychometric test that was supposed to help me determine what jobs I would be best suited for. I can’t recall which psychometric test it was exactly, nor do I really think that is relevant, so, sorry nerds. All I remember is that it said I was an artistic person. Naturally, the test resulted in a list of jobs that only exist in fiction and aren’t common on the job...
The Onion: "Apple: New iPhone Good" →
Apple literally could have done this today and the iPhone 4S would be the best-selling phone in the world.
Engadget: "HTC confirms security hole, says patch... →
From HTC’s official response: “During this time, as always, we strongly urge customers to use caution when downloading, using, installing and updating applications from untrusted sources.” The Android Market doesn’t have an approval process. Does that make it an untrusted source?
What is Apple going to announce tomorrow? I don’t think anyone really knows. There have been so many conflicting rumors since the beginning of the year. It’s hard to tell if all the rumors are true and there’ll be two new phones, or if there’s going to be one new phone announced tomorrow with a redesigned model further down the pipeline, or if Apple’s just...
International Kindle Model Availability
I’m thinking of maybe getting a Kindle. The new Kindles are priced low enough to be a potentially interesting platform for something I’m working on. But people outside the US are pretty screwed. Here are the models we have to choose from: Kindle (2011): This is the base model. You know, the one with the button. It has Wi-Fi. Kindle Keyboard: The Kindle 3 you know and love. I’m...