Free

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Free

Summer Solstice 2013

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Summer Solstice 2013

Summer Solstice 2013 in Catfood Earth.

Signs

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Signs

Updated 2013-06-30 20:01:

Signs

Updated 2013-07-06 19:00:

Be the person your dog thinks you are

Updated 2013-11-05 14:38:

remember remember

Updated 2013-11-06 12:56:

Mission Love

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Updated 2015-05-01 18:38:

Open Hole

This week in defeating Patent Trolls

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Butterfly

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Butterfly

Crissy Field Lunch

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Crissy Field Lunch

Book reviews for May 2013

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
Troika by Alastair Reynolds

Troika by Alastair Reynolds

4/5

Stonking little novella.

 

Book reviews for May 2013

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
Troika by Alastair Reynolds

Troika by Alastair Reynolds

4/5

Stonking little novella.

 

Comma Wars

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Comma Wars

My new debate site, Like Debate, is finally up and running and I'm losing the first debate badly. I need your help: The Oxford comma is an acceptable form of punctuation. Actually vote your conscience. I don't care if I win this one, but give it a spin and let me know if it works for you.

If you have a better argument for or against that wretched comma have at it.

Isle of Skype

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Isle of Skype

There are things I still sort of like about Skype. I use it a lot for video calls (although for work and muti-party video it's pretty much all about Google Hangouts these days). I have a Philips phone that integrates with Skype for international calls (they seem to have discontinued it, and while the calls are cheap the UI is baroque). But the IM is horrible. It can't remember which messages you've seen between devices and so you're constantly trying to figure out what you have and haven't read.

And the IM on the desktop is nothing compared to the horror of the Skype Android app. This slowly spins up and by the time it's loaded previous messages your battery is dead.

Imo.im made Skype IM tolerable on Android and possible on a Chromebook. In the last week it seems that Skype has kneecapped them and blocked their servers from signing in. I'm limping by with IM+ Pro at the moment, but it's slow and buggy and frustrating.

I sympathize with Imo.im. I've been stiffed by Skype before as an officially sanctioned partner so it's no shock that they'd take out this kind of tool.

It would be nice if they could fix mobile and web access to the network first though.