We went on a sort of vacation for the last few days. We were in the 12th Man for the Seahawks vs. the 49ers. That worked out okay. We took Dr. Burrington and her hubby to the game. Mr. Burrington and I behaved like the best drunken assholes we could. The women exercised their “eye roll’ muscles. The good doctor, conscientious audiologist that she is, brought earplugs for everyone. She wanted to protect us from the noise we were making. As it turns out we made plenty. The 12th Man set a new Guinness World Record for a stadium. 136.6 dB. Right up there with standing next to a jet engine on a 787. Colin Kaepernick went through the entire game without kissing his arm. The 49ers scored a field goal for the game.
We also spent a couple of days at our Lake Chelan retreat. Basically chilling out.
Over the course of this little hiatus Apple released iOS 7.
iOS 7 rocks. It’s like a brand new widget that you already know how to use. It has new things in it that I’m finding without looking for them, and without really noticing after I find them.
There are a couple of things I’m a little weirded out by, though. In Mail, when you select a bunch of mails in the edit thingy, there used to be a “Delete” button on the bottom left; now there’s a “Trash” button on the bottom right. WTF? Why move it? Why change the name? It’s an easy adjustment that is very un-Apple-like that I have to make.
How come in iTunes radio on the phone I can customize my station, when in iTunes 11 all I can do is select it? Very bizarre.
Other than that, I’m happy.
There is, after all, still beer.
The innertubes are unanimous: Apple cannot innovate.
Seriously, since the passing of Master Jobst Fimil, Apple has not innovated nearly to the level of [insert name of competing company "X" with superior innovation in the last two years].
“X” is selling products that are far superior to Apple’s products, such as the [tablet model number selling more units than iPad] and the [smartphone model selling more units than iPhone], not to mention the [portable music player company selling more units than iPod].
Have you noticed that Microsoft is promoting the idea of Windows on everything? Your phone, your tablet, and your desktop should all work exactly the same. Windows is the answer.
PC sales are dropping. People are showing less and less interest in Windows. That would seem to be a good reason to try to change the focus away from Windows, toward something they might actually like.
I mean, changing the subject has its benefits.
There’s another version of Android. Kit Kat. What’s the adoption rate? What legacy apps won’t work? What new apps won’t work on legacy versions? Which phones support the new version? I’ll bet you don’t know. I’m sure I don’t. If I cared that might change.
An all-time favorite, as usual. This was recorded in the late 70′s. I recently re-discovered it. It could have been recorded last week and it would still sound awesome.