Mad About U2, Part II: Electric Bugaboo
But the inordinate amount of actual anger directed at Apple and U2 over this is so disproportional to the actual event, I’ve started to wonder about the mental state of some of those complaining. It’s really been off the charts.
If you fall into that camp, let me speak very plainly: I have no sympathy for you. I have trouble thinking of a more self-indulgent, “first world problem” than saying “I hate this free new album I’ve been given.”
Perhaps I can help you think of a more self-indulgent “first world problem.”
How about “I hate these people’s opinions, which I have freely chosen to read. I must tell them how to feel.”
Two weeks in a row. I started to capture one picture from Tumblr each week and save it as my lock screen to remind me of all the happy memories and events that come from this community. This is my 2nd week doing this and is also my 2nd engagement pic.
Congratulations to Valary and Rick. We knew it was just a matter of time. These two are amazing together. Love, respect, laughter…you get the point. To many happy years together.
What I want to know is this: who is getting engaged this week so Dan has a new picture next week?
Come on, people, let’s not break this streak!
I was waiting for an appropriate time, so since you bring it up…
TJ, will you marry me?
THE PELICAN SWALLOWED THE WHOLE PIGEON
WHAT THE SHIT
PELICANS are hardcore!
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A PELICAN EAT ANOTHER BIRD WTF
omg. poor pigeon.
And I thought geese were the dicks of the avian world.
A cat and fox became two unlikely best friends that share a territory and hunt together as well as frequent cuddling.
Great. Now, “With whom does the fox lay?” Is on interminable repeat in my head!
Oh, even worse, my brain just answered: “Kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kittay! Kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kittay!”
I hate my brain.
You and me.
The 11th gif in your folder is how you flirt.
It doesn’t specify animated gif. It also doesn’t specify whether they mean alphabetical or chronological order.
Here’s my alphabetically eleventh animated gif.
I suppose flirting like this would work with smart chicks, so that’s good.
Alphabetically eleventh gif.
I have a few stories about flirting like this.
Chronologically eleventh animated gif.
Mirroring gestures is classic flirting behavior, so that’s a big “yes.” (To my knowledge, TJ wasn’t successful with that chick.)
Chronologically eleventh gif.
So what have we learned?
We have learned that when I flirt, I make things excessively complicated.
What was the total you backed up? I had 300+ GB queued, but changed it to just important docs and my photo library which brought mine down to about 100 GB which took 3 or 4 weeks to upload.
I backed up 1.8 TB from 5 partitions on 3 hard drives. I included a lot more stuff than is generally recommended, but my upload speed is 15 Mbps on FiOS, so I splurged.
TJ’s tip to give CrashPlan more CPU power doubled my upload speed to an average of roughly 6 Mbps. I guess the bottleneck is encrypting the data before it’s uploaded.
Crossing my fingers…
Not gonna lie
More than a little nervous that iOS 6 maps is taking me to Idaho.
If you want to use your iPhone as a GPS, and don’t want to trust the maps, I highly recommend Motion X GPS Drive.
The app is $1. Voice navigation is $10/year (I think you can buy 30 days of it, but really? Ten bucks for a voice guided GPS is pretty good.)
I’ve been using that for awhile and really like it.
One final note: GPS takes a lot of battery power. If you don’t have a car charger, get one. Ideally something like this one which is just a USB plug for a car adapter. That way it will work with any USB powered device as long as you have a cable for it.
I’d like to add my recommendation for a free GPS app with voice navigation included called Waze. It accesses live traffic data gleaned from other Waze users to dynamically route you around slowdowns before you even see them and get you to your destination the fastest way possible. On a recent hour-long trip into Boston, it changed my route twice and saved me eight minutes. I love it.