Lots of people call me an Android hater. I have my reasons. Chief among them is Google’s utter disrespect for consistency and user experience.
In case you are a hadn’t noticed, I’ve changed my main domain name. Gadgetophile.com still works fine and will continue to redirect all traffic to the new domain, but I just didn’t feel it described the site anymore. Back in the day I tended to focus mainly on gadgets, but the site has become so [...]
This is brilliant. With my Genesis power bill I got not one, but two brochures telling me about how my power company is focusing on climate change. Two identical brochures printed on high-quality, bleached, heavy stock. I guess they’re not too focused on reducing wastage or energy spent on printing and processing. Here’s an idea [...]
I’m ashamed. When our New Zealand Police spotted a suspicious car in the sleepy suburb of Wairau Valley, they didn’t put the entire country on amber-and-teal-striped critial alert. Nor did they detonate the dodgey vehicle under the watchful eyes of circling TV news cameras. Whart kind of half-arsed backwater country is this? Wait what? It [...]
Despite being a fat bastard and not really playing a lot of sport, I’ve always had a competitive sporting streak. I played football (soccer) briefly in secondary school, my reasoning being that it was less violent than rugby, and had fewer flying projectiles than field hockey or cricket. So it was that I jumped at [...]
No doubt you’ve heard about AOL’s colossal screw-up, whereby they released hundreds of thousands of ‘anonymous’ search queries for the purposes of public research. Downloaders quickly discovered that because each search term is tagged by a user id, it is very easy to look at the search habits of a particular anonymous surfer and discover [...]
List of shops not to rob with a machete: Gun shops. ummmmm Scene-setting information: guns are rare in New Zealand, and hand guns moreso. There are maybe 4 gun shops across the wider Auckland area, home to 1 million plus people.
There has been a lot of buzz recently about a rumoured Microsoft portable media/game/wifi device. A lot of pundits are labelling it an iPod Killer. Can I just say that there’s no point comparing any media player that Microsoft may or may not produce with the iPod. Regardless of what Microsoft is trying to ‘kill’, [...]