Weekly Twitter Digest: 2011-01-17

  • Why would an app take focus and have "Stop" be default button (for space bar to activate)?? Terrible UI design, ScanSnap Manager for Mac. #
  • Why isn't Normal #10 Envelope the first option when I search for "envelope" in Word for Mac 2011's Document Gallery? #ui #fail #
  • Jen Shyu in the New York Times yesterday! Congrats, Jen! :) http://www.nytimes.com/slidesh.....azz-8.html #
  • SynthCam - synthetic aperture camera app for iPhone (shallow depth of field, background object removal) http://ech.cc/g8jhBD #
  • Verizon iPhone with mobile hotspot capability! http://www.engadget.com/apple/verizon-iphone/ #
  • My Verizon Blackberry Tour 9630 eBay auction ends in 8 hours! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA.....0561900354 #
  • Why are there no tweets for 11:11:11 on 1/11/11? My geeky friends usually love that stuff. #
  • Chrome joining Firefox by dropping H.264 support. Video is too important to be encumbered. Next move.. http://t.co/tO31l0I (via @johnolilly) #
  • "What They’re Not Telling You About HDR Images" http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2010/archives/10746 #
  • So tempted... http://ech.cc/f9x3tm ;) #
  • Adobe Reader X 10.0 install takes 415MB?? http://yfrog.com/gzwz8p #
  • Penguin tracking bands affect survival, reproduction (duh) http://ech.cc/hmhrkD (via Howard Hall) #
  • Economic types, please tell me how these numbers work. http://yfrog.com/h8tsnkp #
  • This Freecom drive with USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 could be the Wiebetech replacement we've been looking for (thin). http://ech.cc/f9kUXt #
  • Have kids who play w/your iPhone/iPad? Do yrslf a favor: Turn ON Settings>General>Restrictions & turn OFF In App Purchases! (via @manukumar) #
  • Why hello there... http://yfrog.com/h4yw7gj #
  • "What is 'waking gibbons?'" - Pam, regarding moon phases #
  • Amy Chua's article surprises no one who was raised by a "Chinese mother." What's the big deal? http://on.wsj.com/hWTurD #
  • Spammers finally found my #Smugmug account. Had to turn on global comment moderation. How about some collaborative filtering, guys? ;) #
  • @tonyylu How do I "like" a tweet? ;) #
  • Sales tax for a Quicktime 7 Pro unlock key? I am so confused. No physical product. #
  • @adamnash I protest by not wishing you happy birthday until I see you in person. ;) #
  • What is going on at 16th and Harrison? Lots of young, scantily-clad women / girls. Tutus and other such clothing. #
  • My Sonic.net DSL has been down for more than 30 minutes, and their support lines are closed. ISP that closes? Strange! #
  • @dane yeah. Already rebooted everything. Will wait until morning. Have VZW MiFi as backup. :) #
  • @sterlingz QuickCursor doesn't support Chrome? Bummer. #
  • Survey claims 26% of AT&T iPhone users will switch to Verizon. http://ech.cc/hLRrlD #
  • Amy Chua Responds to Readers on Chinese Parenting - Ideas Market - WSJ http://instapaper.com/zVnhyrk1M #
  • I really don't like the recent "news as slideshow" phenomenon -- cheap way to log a few page clicks. #
  • I liked a YouTube video -- 3D No glasses by Jonathan Post http://youtu.be/Uef17zOCDb8?a #
  • Angry Birds on Blackberry http://ech.cc/faTw2H #
  • Basking shark inspired turbine could replace dams (AKA "Strait Power") http://ech.cc/eHriwx #
  • I liked a YouTube video -- Strait Power Anthony Reale pat. pen.mov http://youtu.be/Y7iLjMLQbCs?a #
  • Wow -- found this repository of the old Sierra games I used to play as a kid. http://sarien.net/ #
  • My 12-core Mac Pro is 88-92% idle when rendering a basic 2-video comp in After Effects CS5. #
  • I liked a YouTube video -- Graphic Violence http://youtu.be/bAC4Nvb2f0M?a #
  • I liked a YouTube video -- Construction with Quadrotor Teams http://youtu.be/W18Z3UnnS_0?a #
  • A friend asked me recently for book recs so I put together this list using Amazon. List of what I've read recently: http://ech.cc/ericbooks #
  • @AdobeAE Ahhh. "Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously" is off in After Effects by default. I see. #
  • @adamnash You trusted Fry's? #trustfail #
  • Just went through 81 friend requests on Facebook (diverting those I don't know to my fan page). There has to be a better way to do this. #
  • @sterlingz no -- never read that. Will check it out! Already have a queue of dozens, so one more can't hurt... :) #