When I look at the content of the “Mallard Fillmore” comic strip, two words inevitably come to mind: “ok boomer.” Bruce Tinsley, the author of Mallard Fillmore, has a nationwide platform which he mostly uses to publish endless variants of stupid “get off my lawn!” jokes, as befitting someone of his age. If it were… Read More »
The advice column “Ask Amy”, written by Amy Dickinson, has been removed from my comics aggregator and will not be coming back. Advice columnists draw from three wellsprings: advice, compassion, and judgment. All three have their place, and different responses call for different measures of each one. Good columnists accompany all three with a healthy… Read More »
Generating pointless alerts that users can’t do anything about decreases security for everyone.
TL;DR I am taking a break from Facebook and I encourage all of you reading this to do the same. #BoycottFacebook I have been in a love/hate relationship with Facebook for quite a while now. On the one hand, I love how Facebook allows me to remain connected with my social network. I also love… Read More »
I reported a web site security hole to CVS three different ways. They fixed the hole, but they couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge any of my reports. This is not OK.
This Massachusetts Department of Transportation web site provides the user with an incredibly poor user experience!
I maintain the Send Later Thunderbird add-on, which has something on the order of 80,000 active users (exact numbers are unknown because statistics collection on addons.thunderbird.org has been broken for months). The user guide for Send Later, which includes the release notes, is published elsewhere on this blog. Whenever I publish a new major or… Read More »
Some time in the past month, the folks over at GoComics.com made a minor change to their site regarding formatting one-digit dates which broke the comics aggregator’s parsing code when the month rolled over from August 31 (two digits) to September 1 (one). I’ve fixed it. GoComics comics currently available in the aggregator are Adam@Home, Arlo… Read More »
My kids watch a lot of Netflix. Some of them watch it too much, and my wife and I want to be able to turn off the spigot at night so that they’ll go to sleep without us having to confiscate all the phones and tablets in the house. Unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t have parental controls… Read More »
I was so impressed with Samsung. I ordered a new laptop directly from their web site at 7:38pm last night. According to the emails I received while I was at work today, the laptop was shipped at 9:45am and delivered at 3:17pm. Shipping was free. Wow, awesome, right? But then I got home, and the… Read More »