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Published on August 7, 2016 By Frogboy In Everything Else

In no particular order.


  1. If the Roomba would just empty its bin on its own, it would be a completely autonomous vacuum system.
  2. I wish there was an AI bot that could just block posts and messages from friends when they’re about politics. I don’t care which monster you want to support. You’re still supporting a monster.
  3. There are not enough bike paths to my office here in Canton/Plymouth Michigan. Nothing reminds you of your mortality like having a car zip past you going 55mph mere inches from you.
  4. It is, literally, impossible to reduce the services you pay for via Comcast online. You have to call someone. This is so consumer unfriendly that you’d think the CPA could take time out of banning magnetic balls to do something about this.
  5. Verizon let me activate my iPad 2 to have cellular service.  But it provides no way to end it unless, wait for it, you call them.
  6. The Star Control team has gotten so big that we had to eliminate our gaming area to fit more desks.
  7. Twitter is already dead. It just doesn’t realize it yet.  They rely almost completely on mobile ad revenue and still lost $107 million last quarter (that’s just 3 months) and their user base is stagnate.  As soon as the iPhone/Android app bubble bursts, so will Twitter. Even with the buble they’re losing nearly a half billion a year.  Give me $10 million and I’ll build a much better BBS and I won’t even ban you for insulting a social justice warrior.
  8. If I was a betting man, I’d bet on Slack to be what ultimately kills (or buys) Twitter. Bookmark this.
  9. I ordered a Telsa Model X in May.  It’s now August. Still waiting. They seriously need to get their shit together if they want to be able become mainstream.  My Porche 911 Turbo didn’t take this long and it had to cross the ocean (which was fun to track the freighter).
  10. I really, really don’t like Steam’s review system. It’s so open to abuse and while you might think that it would affect every game equally, it doesn’t. Certain genres (and price ranges) are much more susceptible to it. 
  11. IMDB user reviews are starting to become worthless. Thanks to bots, crappy movies get amazing launch day review scores (looks darkly at Suicide Squad’s 8.1 rating when it first was released with 13,000 “ratings”).
  12. Geothermal cooling is better on paper than in practice. 


See you next month!



on Aug 07, 2016

You mentioned politics, Jafo's gonna move your thread.

on Aug 07, 2016

^ #6 above.   

on Aug 07, 2016

There are not enough bike paths to my office here in Canton/Plymouth Michigan. Nothing reminds you of your mortality like having a car zip past you going 55mph mere inches from you.

You know you're alive when you're on a bike with disk wheels and an aero screen....and it's downhill and the thing passing you inches away is a Kenworth B-Double doing 60+ ....


....and no, you can 'mention' politics.....ya just can't debate/rant/discuss/argue/berate/et al.  [Boss's orders]...

on Aug 08, 2016

#2: Yeah. Do the 3rd party monsters still count as monsters?

#4: But... But.... but... someone could be dumb enough to eat not just 1, but TWO metal balls! We have to single-handedly prevent evolution from happening in the human species!

#6: I think we're going to need a bigger office.

#7: Can you make it federated so that anyone can stand up their own server, and yet anyone can read content from any other server? Personally, I'm trying to herd all the people who follow me over to Diaspora, but it's slow going.

#8: Possibly. Slack and Discord both are two apps that I thought of making ages ago, but not in exactly the same form. They're essentially the bastard children of persistent forums and IRC channels. I still would rather have something that was federated though.

#12: Ah? That's interesting to know. I was considering it for my house. How much worse is it in practice?