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Reinforced concrete would be a pretty cool security feature

I was going to upgrade to Windows 10, but I don’t think I can trust any operating system that does not have reinforced concrete…

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BTW, a posthumous Happy Birthday to Steve Jobs.

Someone should take their own advice on Adobe Flash

So I am wandering through my news feeds a while back, and I happen upon this…

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I guess all days that end in a “y” are good days to update your Adobe Flash.

By the way, Happy Birthday to Carlos Santana (the guitarist, not the Cleveland Indians baseball player).

Gee, I would have never guessed that password…

A password so insecure, it is secure.

wifi

BTW, Happy Earth Day to the citizens of planet Earth reading this message. (Which should be most of you.)

Software update

(I have been waiting a while to post this picture, it seemed like a good idea to do it today what with the huge flap about the iOS 8.0.1 software update failure…)

I think my computer is trying to tell me that there is a software update…

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BTW, Happy Birthday to Justin Bruening, who played Michael Knight on the Knight Rider TV series from 2008.

iOS Mail app load testing

If you hand me your iPad to load the latest test build of the app, and I see this notification bubble on your iOS Mail app icon, then you are doing it wrong…

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BTW, Happy Birthday (posthumously) to Tor Johnson, who appeared in 3 of the MST3K episodes.

A prediction by the USPS???

When I was looking through my father’s collection of U.S. Postal Service First Day Covers, I found this gem. You would think that our postal service would have been more vocal about this in the past 38 years or so.

BTW, Happy Birthday to Charlie Batch, engineer of an improbable win for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Baltimore Ravens this past weekend. It was nice to see an old guy like me doing something awesome.

The technical term is “Leap Month”

So I am guessing that Google needs some help in their development and/or QA departments. Or else Google knows something that the rest of us don’t know…

I saw this little nugget tweeted about this morning and had to try it for myself. Sure enough, my Galaxy Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean 4.2 is missing the entire month of December. (To reproduce, go into the People app, edit a contact, tap ‘Add another field’, select ‘Events’, and notice that December is not in the month scrolly.)

In an unrelated story, I predict that Android 4.2.1 will be coming out very soon.

BTW, Happy 50th Birthday to Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for Metallica.

Bonnie, please put me through to Commissioner Gordon…

I think I may have determined where the Riddler is hiding out…

Or at least, where he puts the riddles he doesn’t use.

Oh, and I don’t know who put this together, but me likey…

BTW, it has been one year since the untimely passing of Dennis Ritchie, a true giant of the software world. All developers owe him a debt of gratitude.

Pocket Planes cargo funnies

OK, so I have been playing this time waster of a game on my iPad called Pocket Planes. Needless to say, it is kind of an interesting diversion at times.

It has a pretty large world that it encompasses, so I would guess that eventually, you would have something interesting pop up. Here are a couple of ones that I thought were amusing.


I would guess that either the package bound for New York is either really small, or that there are a real lot of items in the package.


Um… Some jokes just write themselves.


BTW, Happy Birthday to Mike “Spanky” LaValliere, who I met at the 2012 Pirates Fantasy Camp.

Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Easter egg

I just stumbled on this by accident this morning. After my Google I/O provided Nexus 7 had an OTA update, I went into the About tablet section of the Settings app, and somehow I triple tapped on the Android version 4.1.1 table cell, and I got this:

Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Easter egg

I have always been a fan of Easter eggs ever since I found out how to find the secret room in Atari 2600 Adventure. BTW, Happy Birthday to Jerry Doyle, who was great as the security chief in Babylon 5.

ADDENDUM: Two things to add, one good and one bad. The good thing is that my buddy John noticed that if you draw around the outer edge of the big bean, you get a screen with a lot of littler beans, which can be flung about. No collisions though. And the bad, it is sad to note the passing of Jon Lord, a giant in world of music.