Sep 302013

September 30, 2013
12:54:59 AM

YouTube / other social networks …

Only show me comments from people in my selected networks. Troll and crap comments as a problem are eliminated.

12:55:54 AM


Sep 272013


Podcast categories are alphabetical except for technology. That’s right at the top.

*As seen in the Apple Podcasts app.

Sep 262013

Wal-Mart Cutting Orders as Unsold Merchandise Piles Up – Bloomberg:

“The pullbacks for this quarter and next imply Wal-Mart is expecting softer demand, Robin Sherk, a New York-based analyst at consulting and research firm Kantar Retail, said in an interview. “

*Why is Walmart expecting soft demand? What data are they looking at that indicates weaker sales in the near term?

Sep 262013

iOS 7 Tech Talks – Apple Developer:

“Can’t make it to an event? We’ll be posting videos of the sessions shortly after the last event, so all Registered Apple Developers can take advantage of great iOS 7 Tech Talks content.”


Sep 242013

Getting to know AirDrop on iOS 7 | How To – CNET:

“Owners of an iPhone 5 or later, iPad fourth generation, iPad Mini and the fifth-generation iPod Touch will be able to take advantage of AirDrop. “

*This explains why AirDrop was not working on my 4S.

Sep 232013

Computing and telecom are obvious. By 2050 it’s fairly likely that a majority of… | Hacker News:

“By 2050 it’s fairly likely that a majority of the entire population of the Earth will own a computer (e.g. smartphone, tablet, or pc/laptop)”

Or some other computer based device that does some job for the user that greatly enhances life.


The summary below is from the full answer given by the commentator on Hacker News, linked above. The SummaryService in OS X generated it and I think it’s an accurate summary overall.

By 2050 it’s fairly likely that a majority of the entire population of the Earth will own a computer (e.g. smartphone, tablet, or pc/laptop), which is pretty profound if you think about it.



…Imagine how different the world would be if every housing structure had a 1m^3 “mail box” that you could receive packages in or send packages from which would immediately deliver them anywhere in the system 24/7 without human intervention. 


…There is a huge market for learning software, on a multi-billion dollar per year scale, but a hell of a lot of work will have to go into creating all of that software to make it effective and practical.


Sep 232013

See how a West Michigan invention changes the way apples are picked |

Innovation and entrpreneurism at age 66.

Sep 232013

West Michigan contractor finds success in building high-end student housing |

“‘Student housing is what’s hot right now,’”

Until it isn’t.

Luxury housing for college students would seem to be coming under pressure in the not too distant future if not already.

Sep 232013


Looking forward to this app. Podcasts are so dynamic. Educate and amuse are two words that describe what I think podcasts deliver really well.