Archive for May 2012
The home button on Arden’s iPad stopped working, so I made an appointment at the Apple store to get it replaced; the guy asked if I’d saved everything, I said no, let me reset it. As it turns out, it’s about 50/50 that home button failures are software; after the reset, the home button works fine. Waste of a trip to Bellevue.
I got home to two package notices; office closes at 1800, I got there at 1755, office was closed. Dammit. Second time in two weeks they’ve closed early.
ETA: As pointed out, this is a first-generation Prius, which I’d never seen before. Shame on me!
The LeMay collection is going on display shortly; 1500 cars, with 350 on display at any given time. I’ve been hearing out this for many years, and I’m glad to see the museum is finally open.
In one post, we have a man hitting a no-handed home run; in another, we have someone hitting a pitch twice. I guess I was mistaken that Junior‘s one-handed home run was as high as that bar could be set; I’m not sure there’s much arc left to hit a pitch three times, but I suppose at this point I won’t rule it out.
Issue: App store returns spurious results or handles the result set incorrectly
Repro: search for something in the app store that returns more than three pages of results (more than 18 hits; I searched for steam, valve, and google). Scroll the list left two or three times.
Expected behavior: Able to keep scrolling to see all results.
Observed: empty panes of results, or a note that there were no results. See attachments for screen shots.
Issue: app store returns bullshit results
Repro: search for steam (529 apps returned)
expected: no spelling suggestions, as the word “steam” is spelled “steam”
observed: “steah” is suggested. Steah returns 2 apps, both for bullshit apps.
Issue: this page will now become highly ranked for the non-word “steah”, and more apps will appear to take advantage of the google juice inflation
John’s headlights were burned out, so we went to the auto parts store to replace them; I made him do all the work so he could get a feel for how easy modern automobile work is. He picked up some tools which should last forever. Afterwards, we retired to Moghul Palace to kill some curry and chai; Moghul Palace, as it turns out, is within sight of Best Buy.
When John bought his iPad, I said if he didn’t like it after a month, I’d buy it off of him; within 24 hours, we were back at Best Buy picking up stuff one needs for the full Apple Experience: keyboard, mouse, speakers, dock, Apple TV, and some other glue-type cables and adapters. I don’t think I have to worry about buying his iPad.