David Grigg

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Programming Sucks

Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip …

Gift/Product Recommendations That I’ve Actually Used For At Least A Year

This is a huge category, but few products stand the test of time even for one year. And I don’t want to tell you the same things that every other …

The Man Who Forgot Everything

In the movie “Groundhog Day,” the TV weatherman Phil Connors finds himself living the same day again and again. This has its advantages, as he has hundreds of chances to get things right. He can learn to speak French, to sculpt ice, to play jazz piano, and to become the kind of person with whom his …

Working in the Shed

I’m a procrastinator. I’m also easily distracted, both in the short term (incessantly checking my Twitter account) and also over longer periods. I’ll …

The Android Detour

Today’s I/O keynote was Google in all its glory. Expansive, overly dramatic, nerdy, impressive, self-unaware, exhausting. It’s no accident that, …

And This Is Where It All Gets Totally Fucking Bonkers: “Used E-Books”

“This e-book smells like a jockstrap and now my Kindle is sticky.”<p>So, I just read an article: “<b>Amazon Poised To Sell Used E-Books</b>.”<p>Let us, for a …

Gigaom | Authors Guild warns of monopoly in Amazon’s purchase of Goodreads

Advertisement<p>The literary world gasped on Thursday when Amazon(s amzn) announced it had acquired Goodreads, a popular social networks that lets book …

Why Developers Shouldn’t Use iCloud Syncing, Even If It Worked

Yesterday the Verge posted Apple’s broken promise: why doesn’t iCloud ‘just work’?<p>It’s not the first article on the topic — bits and pieces of this …

What's Actually Wrong with Yahoo's Purchase of Summly

yahoo tech March 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM Emin Gün Sirer<p>So, Yahoo is in the news for buying Summly. Summly is a company that extracts summaries of …

Continuing the Condom Conversation

<i>Post updated September 5, 2013.</i><p>When we launched the first call to develop the Next Generation of Condom through our Grand Challenges Explorations …

Reading devices

According to people who work with an industry working group that the Federal Aviation Administration set up last year to study the use of portable …

Earth-Moon Fire Pole

My son (5y) asked me today: If there were a kind of a fireman's pole from the Moon down to the Earth, how long would it take to slide all the way …

Geek Humor

How to Spot a Psychopath

30 January 2016 — dan<p>Well, now we know what it takes to get me to write a new blog post: The gentlest threat of legal action I've ever received!<p>I …

Kitchen Gadgets

The power of the RSS reader

I’m Marco Arment: a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.<p>With the decreasing use of RSS readers over the last few years, which …

Announcing Forecast

By Adam Grossman on .<p>We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of Forecast, a new global weather service.<p>About a year ago, we released a little …

Scaling based on pixel density (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

In 2013, this Patent Application has received a <b>final rejection</b> by the US Patent Office.<p>The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask …