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Shaking the phone: a disturbing trend

March 31, 2009

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Shaking the phone: a disturbing trend

I have recently noticed a disturbing trend start to develop in iPhone apps. It’s the “shake the phone to refresh” interaction model (a.k.a. the “Etch A Sketch” interaction model). The worst culprit is the Facebook app which requires the user to shake the phone to see their friends’ latest updates. To any iPhone developers out […]

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Frustrated with Delta

March 17, 2009

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Frustrated with Delta

I woke up at 3:45 this morning so that I could catch a 7:10am flight out of Boston to San Diego. By 5:45, I was third in line to go through security. Thirty minutes later, thanks to the snail’s pace at which the TSA officers were moving and the dozens of people they let cut […]

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Tracking ADSL Data Usage (Bandwidth) on iiNet

January 24, 2009

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Recommended software: iiUsage For those of use below the equator (where data allowances are still measured and capped), monitoring bandwidth usage is usually a case of logging into to ISP control panel page.  iiNet, for example, have Toolbox – a reasonable utility, but a pain to login if all you want to know is our […]

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Proof that Outlook 2007 is a Resource Hog

January 20, 2009

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Having recently doubled my PC memory, I was not surprsied to find that running five fat (‘phat’?) applications at the same was a lot less painful with less need for the OS to use virtual memory (virutal RAM at a snails pace via your hard disk). However, upon returning to my computer today, I was […]

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