Saturday, November 19, 2011

Google Mobile Rant

I've had an Android phone for awhile now and I've encountered an annoying thing that Google Mobile's web site does every time I want to use it!
Ok, at first it was a minor thing, but it happens EVERY time I want to go from the m.google.com web page to one of Google's services.
Check out my video as to what specifically I'm referring to.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Occupy Flash

Now here's something I can get totally behind. . . Occupy Flash! They definitely bring up some good points about the Flash Player.
I do admit that I unfortunately have to have Flash Player on a couple computers in my house, against my better judgement, but hopefully the websites I visit that require Flash will move to HTML5.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Adobe Gives In!

Hopefully you've heard the excellent news that Adobe is going to quit wasting their time developing Flash any further on phones! They finally realize that trying to get a bloated piece of software to run on a phone isn't worth the time and effort. With many phones limited on processor power and memory it only makes sense.
Hopefully they'll continue their efforts in the direction of HTML5 which I believe will be the direction that many will be going towards. Something that is more of an open standard and not having to rely on a proprietary piece of software.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fruit Flies

Even though I consider myself a techie sometimes using a "low tech" method can be most gratifying.
In our house we have lots of fruit around, which comes with quite a few fruit flies. They aren't that harmful, in a house, but can be annoying flying all around.
When I started looking for a solution I ran across someone suggesting taking Apple Cider Vinegar and a little bit of sugar and mixing them together. Then put the mix in a container that you can put a lit on that has a couple small holes in the lid for the flies to get through.
In my case I took a drinking glass, put the mix in, and put some plastic on top, with a rubber band to hold it in place, and put a couple small holes in it. I must say it has been very successful. "Tons" of flies end up in there and a lot less buzzing around the house. So no fancy gizmos or "made for TV" gadgets to waste money on.
I change the mix about every 1 - 2 weeks.