I like to think that the person who wrote the first comment was reading a book when the second person wrote their comment, and turned the page to find “someone has commented on your post” scrawled in the margin.
Don’t forget to spread around the definition of Santorum. Whether you spread actual Santorum is up to you.
Pop quiz: How many different types of windows should a calendar app have for editing event info? 1
iCal has three. Three identical, redundant windows. You see, iCal’s designers weren’t confident that they knew how to design the UI for a calendar app, so they left that to the user.
You’ve got your “attached” window. That pops up when you double click an event. For some reason, you then have to click “edit” if you want to change any values there (in the image I’ve already clicked that button). Unless you click on the window and drag it far enough away from the event that it detaches. Then it becomes an “info” window.
You can also just get the “info” window by clicking on an event and choosing the “Get Info” menu item (CMD-I). That window has some funky behaviors, but that’s not the point of this post.
And finally, you’ve got your “inspector” window… that one is identical to the “info” window, except that like the prizewinner in The Highlander, there can be only one, and it’s intended to float over your calendar displaying the info for the last event you’ve clicked on.
Damnit, Apple. Get your shit together on this piece of crapware.
- The answer is one per context. In iCal’s case, it has only one context, so one event editing window. ↩
As if I needed more reasons. iCal is the SYSTEM app for calendaring. Made by Apple. Should integrate with everything right? Well, it does not respect your setting for 12-hour or 24-hour time. So while my menu bar says 15:46 right now, my appointment for 17:00 on my calendar says 5pm.
Fuck you, iCal. Do you realize the iPhone calendar app is a better desktop app than you?
I’ve just seen this Dove bar commercial for the bazillionth time on Hulu. They claim that ordinary soap leaves behind a residue, which Dove does not. They claim this residue is what causes your finger to “drag” across your skin after washing with soap, while Dove does not leave this residue, so your skin is smooth.
I call bullshit. Say you’re washing your dishes, and you’re washing off a plastic container that had some oily food in it. Leftover seared salmon, say. Is it that nice slippery feeling that you look for that lets you know you’ve washed all the grease off your item? No, it is not. You rinse that thing off, and if it’s still slippery, you hit it with the detergent again, because until that thing squeaks, it’s not clean.
If washing with soap leaves your skin with the same feeling as a squeaky clean dish, and washing with Dove leaves it a little slippery, I’d say it’s the Dove that’s leaving a residue.
Interestingly, they make no attempt to reconcile this whole line of reasoning with their product’s advertised feature of moisturizing your skin. You say “moisturizer”, I say “residue”.
DADT was a policy which nationalized the marginalization, humiliation, and persecution of a group of people for whom they loved. Ring the bells, people. Ring ‘em loud! Today, fear and anger were denied. Today, compassion and acceptance changed the world. Today, we can all stand taller, without the burden of oppressing others.
A motorist in Brazil, fed up with Critical Mass bikers, mowed down about 20 people with his car.
This is a video of that incident. Humans are severely injured in it. While there is no real gore to speak of, do not watch this video if you don’t want to see bikers hit by a car.
I honestly wonder what’s going to happen with this guy. It seems like too often I read about someone mowing someone down capped by “no charges were filed.” I’m watching this case to see if justice is done in any measure. Here’s what’s developed so far:
“Prosecutors Eugenio Amorim and Lucia Callegari say in a statement they have asked for the preventive detention of Ricardo Jose Neis on charges of attempted homicide.”
The suspect is not arrested, but police said he could face a charge of attempted homicide, the newspaper reported.
So he’s not under arrest right at this moment. That already seems crazy to me, although it’s nice that prosecutors are taking action, so there will probably be a trial. But it boggles my mind that the police didn’t arrest him on the spot. He was brought in for questioning when they found his car abandoned, instead of simply being arrested, and then after questioning he was released.
That seems strange to me, since if someone had gone on a rampage through a crowd of cyclists (or, frankly, parked cars) with a baseball bat, the cops would have shown up with an arrest warrant.
This just the latest example among the myriad support for my theory that cars enjoy a special protected status in the minds of the populace (perhaps globally, certainly all over the US and clearly Brazil, so probably lots of South America). Even if this guy does jail time, we’ve already seen plenty of evidence of special treatment.
It’s as if the entire population is subconsciously repressing the knowledge of how the world as we know it would grind to a halt if we actually made people be responsible about motor vehicle operation.