iPhone Antenna Failure: Make a Human Antenna
Gruber translates Apple's open letter to the consumers regarding antenna failures:★ Translation From Apple’s Unique Dialect of PR-Speak to English of the ‘Letter From Apple Regarding iPhone 4’.
Why not use a human being as an antenna, or an antenna extension? If you are holding the phone already, you can conduct; or is it technologically impossible?
Ukraine Cocaine Bust After Yanukovych Demonstrates the Power of Combustion
A couple of days ago Yanukovych "confessed to his addiction to drugs". He explains how he was able to purchase drugs on the Internet:
Later, the administration demonstratively decided to join the gang and try the drugs themselves by setting them on fire in front of the President's house:
This only reminds me of the Simpson's episode where the city decides to burn down the marijuana fields - later accidentally inhaling the smoke.
Later today, Bloomberg reported: "Ukraine Law Enforcement Officers Seize Biggest Haul of Cocaine on Record." Good work Yanukovych, fight your addiction!
Hey, but when are you actually going to fight your REAL addiction? When are you actually going to fight against corruption?
Reel Big Fish - Brown Eyed Girl
Listened to this song and remembered that one of the first songs I had ever acquired over the Internet was "Beer" by Reel Big Fish. In fact, I think it was the first song ever.
Facebook's Tag a Friend "Feature"
Facebook keeps squashing some very specific personal privacies. A feature to recognize faces might be great on a personal desktop application like iPhoto, but not on a web app. This could mean that they are trying harder and harder to be the new CIA - data mining for personal data. This goes as far as forcing people to tag others' photos without their consent. I know for a fact people try to untag themselves from photographs; why force them to be tagged? Information wants to be free, but only when you let it be: not forced.
kiev -> Kyiv
The official spelling of Ukraine's capital is Kyiv. Wikipedians don't seem to get that at all. Perhaps they are only misinformed (malinformed) by the remaining imperialists.
Here are some good arguments:
- Ukrainian government insists on Kyiv spelling
- The State Department of the U.S. issued a directive to write Kyiv
- The Prime Minister of the U.K. calls the city Kyiv and the British Ambassador to Ukrainesupports Kyiv spelling too
- United Nations in its Multilingual Terminology Database (the ultimate body on geographical names) approved it as Kyiv and put it as Kyiv on their map
- Major English speaking governments worldwide switched to Kyiv spelling
- CIA refers to the city as Kyiv
- The name of the famous football club is Dynamo Kyiv
- Many papers, e.g., British The Guardian, are already writing Kyiv
- All major Canadian media already use the spelling of Kyiv
- It is Kyiv on Google and MSN
So what are you waiting for? You don't need to be afraid of Kyiv! It's a beautiful city, and it only sounds right with Kyiv.
iPhone Boot Logo
While trying to update my iPhone to iOS 4, I was disappointed with the selection of boot logos on the internet that I came up wit the following two (somewhat Ukrainian theme) on my own:
Both of them are PNG files to suit the system requirements. I acquired them through some digging around on Google Image Search.
The second illustration is meant to replace an error screen. The author is unknown.
has its own feed. Reminds me, so much noise on the Internet.