Wednesday, November 30


Daily News Stuff 30 November 2022

Sans Adils Edition

Top Story

  • Apple's App Store is an ad-ridden mockery of its former self.  (Business Insider)

    If you're working on a good an useful app, you have to jump through flaming hoops to get it in the App Store.

    If you're producing worthless garbage that makes Apple money, no problem at all.

  • The same Ikea desk legs that were out of stock before are out of stock again.  Should have ordered them when I had the chance, even if I'm not planning to put those desks in place right away.

    That only affects the main office; the desks in at least four of the other five rooms use different legs that are still in stock and which I am going to order right now before those also disappear.

    Ordering the legs for ten desks gives me a delivery fee of $29.  One small desktop, $599.  That's why I didn't place an order sooner.

  • Speaking of ordering stuff, I bought some books.  I buy books all the time - every time there's a Humble Book Bundle that isn't rubbish I'll throw some money at it, so I average about 100 new books a month.

    But those are digital.  I stopped buying paper books a few years ago because (a) I mostly read on my tablet and (b) my old house was completely and utterly out of room.

    Now I have room.  Lots of.  Have to buy all the books before they stop printing them.

Tech News

Disclaimer: Seriously, this stuff is garbage.  I'd rather re-watch Barney Miller than 99% of what is coming out now.

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1 Have you done that server swap yet? I think it's four mornings in a row now the site has been down when I start perusing my daily link list.

Posted by: David Eastman at Thursday, December 01 2022 04:04 AM (D6Mju)

2 Painstaking conversion - worked for an outfit that did processing for banks.  One bank switched to us from a small outfit - who got mad because they lost a customer.  The required data they sent was one long string of data, looked like a PC core dump.  I had to figure out the formatting breaks for each data file in the mixed up mess, then write a program to separate everything out, and only then write the conversion programs to change each file into our formats.  

Posted by: Frank at Thursday, December 01 2022 09:08 AM (rglbH)

3 David - Server swap this weekend.  Things are getting increasingly flaky.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 01 2022 05:36 PM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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