Plea for Sanity: STOP the Tinkering

Tinkerer

There is a plague, albeit of the First World variety, that has spread online through our technology…and it simply has to stop. I’m talking about the Tinkering.

By Tinkering, I mean screwing around with something that’s working perfectly well until you’ve basically ruined it. I mean not leaving well enough alone. Remember when Pinterest was, you know, a good place to pin and share images? Now anytime the iPhone app is anywhere near functional, I won’t update it for months. Like the very handy “You’ve just switched to the app with a URL in the clipboard, would you like to pin it?” feature, which works now about 7% of the time.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:04+00:00 September 17th, 2016|Stimuli|1 Comment

Yet Another Article About Why iOS 7 is Rubbish. Sorry.

Donald Duck Applecore

Note: Before I begin, I’d like to state for the record that I understand that no one has died, no one is on fire and no one is trapped in a car that is rapidly sinking into a lake. I am about to rant about a smartphone, which is the epitome of a “First World Problem.” There are many other problems in the world that are a bigger priority than this one. In fact, most of them are bigger. However, this is a pop culture site that considered The Last Airbender a war crime. So perspective is something we are well aware of yet choose to brush aside for entertainment purposes. You know that, I know that, and so…let’s begin.

It is well documented on this site and on podcasts that my previous phone was a Samsung Captivate running Android. I have a personal rule. Understanding that I would be, if left to my own devices (no pun intended), one of those people who buys every single new and shiny device that came out, my rule is that I can’t buy the next X until the current X dies. So I am very careful about what device I buy, knowing that I am stuck with it for a while.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:47+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Stimuli|2 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #192: How to Whack Em With Your Whackems

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that isn’t afraid to roll up its sleeves and enter into a bit of fisticuffs. THROUGH TIME.

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Half an old twenty dollar bill

Agenda:

  • Serv gives Jon career advice
  • More fun with what people haven’t seen
  • Even more fun with Widge’s mic
  • Wacky Adventures With Rox!
  • Bartitsu!
  • Doctor Who and the lack of subtitles
  • Doing Harrison Ford
  • What $20 can get you
  • Game of Thrones and ratings
  • Widge vs. Hannibal
  • Tuffley vs. Bates Motel
  • X-Men movie updates
  • Marvel vs. Madge
  • Dalton vs. Brosnan and alternate universes
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:55+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #186: Android Has No Baklava

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, which welded your car doors shut because it wanted to see you try and get in through the windows. Except it also welded your shoes to the floor. Sorry.

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    Starsky and Hutch

    Agenda:

  • Revelations beyond just diet soft drinks
  • Jon’s studio destruction
  • “Studio” size enhancement
  • A North American Zune…in the wild, even
  • Polka karaoke
  • Fringe f*ckery
  • SPOILERS: American Horror Story
  • Jon is the Sound Board
  • Widge’s television report
  • Transporter the Series
  • Steampunky Brewster
  • Converting to the iPhone and fun with Android
  • Not into comics
  • Walking Dead the game and bye-bye, showrunner
  • House of Cards
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  • By | 2017-09-24T22:28:27+00:00 January 25th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Remembering Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Yesterday my brother commented on the awesomeness of an app for the new iPhone 4S that gives you timed (and vocal) reminders based on your GPS location. Beside me as I type is my iPod filled with more music than I ever could have imagined could fit in a few square inches…and on my shelf are Pixar films that still make me laugh/cry every time I watch them. Those who worked alongside the man behind all of these things describe his philosophy as “make it great,” and that he did, in so many ways. Shortly after that conversation with my brother, I learned we have to bid goodbye to Steve Jobs, a brilliant inventor, a savvy entrepreneur, and an amazing man…and I for one, could not say goodbye before pausing to honor “the man behind the curtain.”

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:37:02+00:00 October 6th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #97: Cautionary Tales of Pop Rocks Abuse

    It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that scoffs at your Snowpocalypse and hoses down your driveway in the middle of the night. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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    Krull Comics

    Agenda:

    • R. Kelly, poet
    • Leigh’s great-grandmother travels through time!
    • Let’s start a rumor!
    • Axis & Allies enthusiasm
    • Stephen King‘s Dark Tower: The Board Game
    • Demon wrapping
    • Gifts going wrong
    • Pop Rocks going wrong
    • Leigh was right
    • Dare levels
    • The Ginger Story
    • Meredith Baxter-Birney
    • The Comic-Con Parade
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:44:48+00:00 January 14th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Your Weekend Justice #84: Who’s Hoofing Who?

    Oh for crying out loud. Not another one! Yes, another one. It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that doesn’t owe you an explanation and won’t split the cost of the appetizer with you. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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    Whitey from Power Pack

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:48:10+00:00 October 1st, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Win a Speck CandyShell iPhone Case!

    Speck is letting us give away four of their CandyShell iPhone cases. We even have four different colors to choose from. BatWing Black, NightShade Purple, CinnaRibbon Red, and IndiGlow Blue.

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    How do you win one? Fill out the form below– you can even enter once a day if you like. If we draw your name at the end of the contest, you get one. If you would like to specify your color preference, please let us know in the comments below, and we’ll match the winners to their color, first come, first serve. If you don’t specify, we’ll hand you a random one. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:51:24+00:00 June 9th, 2010|Contests|9 Comments

    Threadless Now Wants to Clothe Your iPhone

    Threadless iPhone case

    So, many among you are iPhone converts. And many more of you are Threadless fiends (like we are). Well, just imagine that Griffin Technology and Threadless each rounded a corner and smacked into each other.

    “Hey, you got your Threadless designs on my iPhone cases!” “Hey, you got your iPhone case covered in my Threadless design!” Two great tastes that taste great together.

    Yes, Threadless, smartly reusing existing art, is making these iPhone cases available on their site as well as at Apple retail stores. There’s two cases available currently. And there’s more in the pipeline, I’m sure.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:57:09+00:00 November 19th, 2009|Headsup|1 Comment