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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ummm, how do you run out of email delivered iTunes gift cards at an online store? And, if you don’t want to sell them why filter them to the top of your display? If I wasn’t quite speechless, there wouldn’t be more … Read More »

Spiders in glowing jars will welcome kids as they walk up the steps to ring our doorbell this Halloween. The “drama” for this quick project is created by the glowing night lights slipped under each jar. Here’s how I did it … Read More »

List Price $19.99
Gold Box Discount -$28.64
Shouldn’t Amazon be paying me to take Today’s Deal?

Sounds more like some presidential hopeful’s fuzzy budget math, eh?

Product listed: AmazonBasics Wireless Remote Control for Nikon P7000, D3000, D40, D40x, D50, D5000, D5100, D60, D70, D7000, D70s, D80 and D90 Digital SLR Cameras offered at 11.10.40 PM on 10/16/2012.

My political contribution to the 2012 Presidential Election … Read More »

Some people regard ex Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, now with Intellectual Ventures, as a patent troll who is trying to corner the market on 3D printing. Read More »

I used to think my Vitamin Water was a healthier option, until I read the label and researched what “crystalline fructose” is. Then I got to thinking …

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You’d like think that Apple would disable an option to track users by default, not so? In iOS 6 for iPhone they introduce IFA or IDFA, which stands for identifier for advertisers, and leave it on by default. That’s questionable enough. But then not to say much about it to users and also bury the setting to disable it in a counter-intuitive location? That’s deceptive, and when you see where they buried it you’ll agree — it’s a shameful abuse of their user interface and experience. Read More »

Invasion of privacy or not, I wasn’t enchanted to see a Places map turn up on my Facebook Timeline recently.

How to get rid of it? Read More »