Chrome needs polishing

I have been making my living doing “Internetty” things for at least the past decade. Browsers are an integral part of the internet experience, and a critical tool for any web developer. I suspect most folks simply use the default browser on their operating system (Safari on Macs, Internet Explorer on Windows) and don’t give…

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I Audio Know Better

You know you’ve got a First World Problem when you start worrying about how to make only certain apps on your phone use  your car’s audio system for sound output, while using the phone’s internal speaker with others. The problem enters when what appears to be something simple turns out to be not so simple.…

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Mospaw.com email broken

Emails going to mospaw.com are currently bouncing. It will be a day or two before I can get things working again. In the meantime, you can you my backup email: mospaw@gmail.com

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Wrong Number

Dear CenturyLink (or whatever you’re called this week since I’ve known you as Embaq, Sprint and maybe even other names): You represent yourself as a modern company despite selling some very old technologies.Worse, you employ ancient sales techniques that are inappropriate in the modern world. I had your DSL service when we lived in Las…

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Sound Off

I have two pairs of wonderful Sony headphones. They sound great and have active noise cancelling. Perfect for flying (that engine noise just disappears) and great in the office. They even have a standard (as opposed to proprietary) detachable cord that thrills me since my last pair (not Sony) had cord issues. Too bad both…

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Dear Google Chrome: Thank you for being an awes…

Dear Google Chrome: Thank you for being an awesome web browser. I have one favor to ask, however. Please let me permanently accept broken or expired certificates from sites like Firefox does. I know it’s for “security” so you can make it a little difficult to do so that people who shouldn’t do this don’t.…

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Taxes Suck

We all know that paying taxes sucks. Preparing to pay them, or even getting a refund sucks more because it’s more work. The brilliance of the payroll deduction system is that we never actually see that money, so we don’t really miss it. It’s subtle. Preparing all the paperwork is a royal pain. I’m working…

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What does ACRONYM stand for?

My life is filled with acronyms. And I use most of them on a daily basis both at home and at work: PHP, CSS, HTML, JS, MVC+LH, GIT, SVN, AJAX, USB, AGP, PCI, BT, WIFI, DVI, VGA, SATA, PATA, IDE, CD-ROM, DVD, CF, SD, SDHD, DSLR, HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, POP, IMAP, and at least ten…

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Angry Birds Guilt-Inducing Pig Mailman

I play Angry Birds. I have the following versions: HD, Star Wars, RIO, Seasons, and Space. It’s a fun game full of amusing details. One of those amusing details is the mailman pig that’s seen between levels. He wants to deliver ads for other Angry Birds (and Rovio) products to players. That’s his sole purpose.…

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Holy [%s] that’s funny.

I encountered this error when visiting JPMorgan Chase & Co. Bank’s  site today: 500: Server Error [%s] You know a web site is broken when it encounters an error trying to deliver an error message. It doesn’t give me much confidence that I trust these folks with my  money.

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