Saturday, December 21, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Cannot send the name request because of the recipient’s status. (E-8220290B)
This is Playstation4 telling me something. I guess it means the user I’m sending the real name request to is a PS3 user and doesn’t have this sweet feature of PS4.
As one would expect, the software isn’t finished yet. There are some usability issues that bother me, and I know I’m not alone. I’ll go through some of these and try to paint a few pictures on how to make it better.
I don’t know how Sony managed to make it such complicated multi step process. Now it goes like this:
- I hold PS button to enter the shutdown menu.
- The shutdown / log off -menu shows up.
- I select “Log Out of PS4” by moving the selection focus one step down.
- I push X to make the selection.
- A message “Press the PS button to use the controller” shows up.
- I push the PS button.
- I get to see another message: “DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller connected. Who is using this controller?”.
- I select the other profile on my PS4 by moving the selection focus one step right.
- I push X to make the selection.
- Boom - I am finally logged into the other user profile.
Monday, November 4, 2013
So people are often intrigued by my “power point slides.” I explain, patiently, that my slides are Keynote. (Repeat: legitimate Free Software objection; repeat: criticism accepted).
The latest version of Keynote breaks my slide show. (E.g., the deck that produced my TED talk now won’t work)….
I wonder which would be the best alternative for Keynote, too. I’ve not even opened the latest update and now got frightened to do so…
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an animated gif must be priceless! Below you will find a collection of simple and elegant animations that explain how various things work. From g…
Some of these images are super interesting.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it already.
It’s called multi-path TCP, and here’s why it matters and how it works: At present, if your phone or tablet is connected to Wi-Fi and a cellular network at the same time, it can only use one or the other connection to transmit data. But what if your Wi-Fi connection or your 3G connection drops? Whatever data was being transmitted—data for an app, a webpage, an iMessage—will fail to arrive, and you have to try again, usually after getting a frustrating error message or a blank page. Just as importantly, if one of your connections to the internet slows down, or speeds up, your phone has no ability to use its other connections to its advantage, leading to a poorer and slower experience overall.
Makes sense: the pipe shouldn’t matter, the connection should.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
We need to stop treating DJs as performers if we’re to preserve the original ethos of clubbing
Disclosure Unplugged: Why DJs Need To Step Down From The Stage - Sabotage Times
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Nike’s support team confirms an Android app isn’t currently in the works. “Right now, we’re focused on iOS and the web,” says the tweet. “We’re not working on an Android app.
Nike has no plans to release FuelBand Android app, says it’s focused on iOS | The Verge via Daring Fireball
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
This is incredible. I’d like to try something like this on my own but first I’d need to get one of these huge glass bottles.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Wow. These phones are interesting even when I personally would not want to get one.
These original phones integrate wacky features like 7.1 stereo sound, dual SIM cards, a functional cigarette holder, a high-zoom lens, or a built-in UV LED for counterfeit money detection. Their ability to not just copy, but to innovate and riff off of designs is very significant. They are doing to hardware what the web did for rip/mix/burn or mashup compilations. The Ferrari toy car meets mobile phone, or the watch mixed with a phone (complete with camera!) are good examples of mashup: they are not a copies of any single idea but they mix IP from multiple sources to create a new heterogeneous composition, such that the original source material is still distinctly recognizable in the final product.