Archive for November 2009

Stop Whining About Hulu

November 25, 2009

This is representative of recent posts regarding Hulu’s future; folks seem quite put out that Hulu will probably start charging for some or all of it’s content in the near future.

Get over yourselves. Really.

News, Bing, and Google — Why Rupert Might Be Right.

November 24, 2009

He might be right because he may not need the whole internet to see his news in order to make an online profit.

Paginate My Web Pages, Please?

November 11, 2009

This was a passionate plea; it reminded me how much I wish we had client-side pagination in modern web browsers.

Why Must Mobile QuickTime Suck?

November 9, 2009

Seriously, it is such a wart.

Apple likes its clean design, eschews things like removable batteries, or folders on the Springboard, etc.

But why must Mobile QuickTime suck so badly?

argv[0] for Java

November 4, 2009

I’m happy with Java. There, I said it. I mean, I noodle around in Python, have done Rails, recently looked at Scala, but mostly there is little I can’t get done in Java. Mostly that is a side-effect of using Java for a long time; I went to a seminar at the University of Maryland sometime in 1996-97, with my copy of Java in a Nutshell clenched in my hand, and listened to a guy give a talk in Java. He said something along the lines of “Look, Java has some neat ideas, and we’re going to explore them today. But no one is going to write real applications in it.”

iPhone Apps – What’s On Your First Page?

November 1, 2009

I am a big … iPhone captive. I’ve previously listed the problems I have with the iPhone, Apple’s App Store, AT&T, etc. But at the moment I wouldn’t trade it. (Next year may be a different story as the Android market matures. I do miss Verizon’s data network.)

But there a bunch of Apps I really like. I was going to try and list them all, but I have a life. Instead I thought I would list the apps the make it onto my first page.