September 16, 2007

Waiting

I'm waiting patiently on Logic Studio to arrive tomorrow, so in the meantime I'll sit on my couch and read 1400 pages of PDF goodness. The best thing is that the box comes with real printed manuals! Isn't that worth about $500 on its own?

Glorious, glorious football.

Posted by pinkerton at 10:53 AM

Up Front

Isn't it terrible when our songs of rebellion and are twenty-five years old? My favorite song against today's establishment, Eminence Front, feels so dated, yet rings so true. Nineteen eighty f'ing two. 1982. Can you even imagine?

It's about "the suits", it's about the fact that we have to pay $1 for our songs, and another goddamned dollar for our ring tones, and that we can't use our own music for whatever we please. It's about the fact that we're struggling to put Avril and Fiddy on our phones while the big boys are bathing in coke and Cristal. (Does anyone even do that any more? Talk about feeling dated.)

The news slows. People forget. They forget they're hiding!

EDIT: You know, the more I think about it, 25 years is really nothing given that most of the music of rebellion I listen to is now over 40 years old. At least I'm not 40 years old, I've got that much going for me.

Posted by pinkerton at 1:09 AM

September 1, 2007

Saffron

I could make a Mellow Yellow joke, but nobody would get it.

After being forced to use Safari on the iPhone, I realize daily why I hate it. First off, it crashes all the time. All the time. Second, I'm inundated with these flashing images all over the page, usually right in the middle of the content, that I guess people call "advertisements". I'd forgotten how gross the interwebs has become. I miss my ad-blocking in Camino.

Then there's the usability side. On a device where the download speeds aspire to be as fast as dial-up, having Reload and Stop be the same button is infuriating. I can't scroll while Safari is still loading the page (what *is* it doing?), and most pages take forever to load because they have to hit 27 servers to get those aforementioned annoying-as-fuck ads. As a result, page progress sticks at 80% for minutes and I'm basically forced to hit stop. But right as I'm about to tap the button, the pages finishes loading and it turns back to Reload, which wipes the window clean and starts the whole process over again. Helooooooo?

Have I mentioned that it crashes all the time? And this is without flash!

Mmmmmm college football. So good I can eat it with a spoon.

Posted by pinkerton at 11:15 AM