Myles Braithwaite

But a huge new market is about to open next door. And yes, it’ll probably be dominated by Angry Birds and other inexpensive, often trivial apps. When this happens, a lot of traditional Mac developers are going to look down on it. But those with a bit of free time to develop their own inexpensive, often trivial apps might have a different viewpoint entirely when they see their sales numbers.

By the way, Gillett also said that iDevices from Apple are used more in its stores than any others. How important is that? Well, Gillett wanted to use Flash on the social network, but there wasn’t any way he could because of Steve Jobs’ refusal to support Flash. Even today Apple is refusing to include Flash in its laptops and desktops.

Open Source Jihad:

where he would direct jihadists through his online forums to information on the Internet that they could use to elude capture and death while maintaining relevance and striking capability. This included linking to the entire security screening manual used by the Transportation Security Administration and hundreds of books that contained information on the construction of antiaircraft missiles, and tactics, techniques and weapons for targeting aircraft such as jet airplanes and helicopters.

An Email and a Strange UI

An Email from Panic

I signed up for Transmit's Beta and it looks like they had a lot of people signed up and now the Beta program is full. So they sent me an email informing me:

Sorry: the Transmit 4 beta group is full.

Lighthouse strange UI

I started using Lighthouse (a ticket tracker) a few days ago for Asgard, iDelicious, and a few other personal projects (while I wait for a new server to run Jira). Initial thoughts are it a really good, simple, easy to use ticket track. But as you can see from the screenshot below I always forget where the Add new Ticket button is located. I look left under the bar that has a bunch of New actions but I start freaking out because I don't see New ticket, then I remember to look right where their is a prominent button that say Create new ticket.

Where do I add a new Ticket in Lighthouse

In a comparatively small study, 48 participants were fed sweet foods such as biscuits or salty ones such as crisps, while listening to silence or noise through headphones. Meanwhile they rated the intensity of the flavours and of their liking. In noisier settings, foods were rated less salty or sweet than they were in the absence of background noise, but were rated to be more crunchy.

Douglas Coupland presents 45 tips for survival. My favourite:

The future isn't going to feel futuristic. It's simply going to feel weird and out-of-control-ish, the way it does now, because too many things are changing too quickly. The reason the future feels odd is because of its unpredictability. If the future didn't feel weirdly unexpected, then something would be wrong."

In Iron Man 2, Robert Downey Jr. is playing Stephen Colbert playing Tony Stark. Where he was a cool jerk in the first movie, this time around he's a loud jackass. And without giving too much away, every bad event in this movie happens because Tony Stark is a jackass. This seems to be a conscious decision on the film-makers' part. If you take a drink every time Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle or Samuel L. Jackson accuses Tony of being a douche, you'll need a bathroom break about half an hour into the movie — and you can go ahead and take a whiz, because you won't miss anything for about an hour.