Category: General

  • Apple MapKit JS JWT Woes

    I’m just making a quick note of these two things here, as I wasted time over them this afternoon and I can come back to remind myself next time: When specifying the “origin” value in a JSON Web Token (JWT), omit the trailing slash: use http://localhost:8000 not http://localhost:8000/ or you’ll get the warning “[MapKit] Authorization token origin restriction (‘http://localhost:8000/’)…

  • Fox Escort Duties

    Around 1995, I was walking home late at night. I mean late: it would have been about four in the morning. The road I was walking up was lined on the side I was on by decaying post-industrial wasteland. As I passed a gap in a fence, a fox nipped out and started walking alongside…

  • Weird iPad Bug: Audio from Certain Apps Only Played Via Headphones

    If some of your iPad apps will only play audio through headphones, it could be due to a strange but easily-fixed settings problem.

  • What the Web is For: “Why I Am Not Worried About Japan’s Nuclear Reactors”

    This is the best explanation I’ve seen so far of the circumstances surrounding the problems Japan has been experiencing at its nuclear power plants: Why I Am Not Worried About Japan’s Nuclear Reactors. Not linking to it would be a crime in a world ruled by PageRank. If you see this and you are able…

  • New From Microsoft Bing: Conditional Charity

    Microsoft Bing’s twitter account today posted the following bizarre message: How you can #SupportJapan – For every retweet, @bing will give $1 to Japan quake victims, up to $100K. So, basically, they’re saying that they can afford to give away $100,000 to help the people of Japan in the face of the appalling tragedy…

  • iTunes Ping and Facebook: The Smoking Screenshot

    As speculation grows as to why Apple’s Ping doesn’t integrate with Facebook, I find a place in the Ping UI where they’ve forgotten to take Facebook’s name out.

  • Twitter 1 Daily Mail 0

    The Daily Mail really should have checked the dateline before rewriting a story from BBC News and publishing it under the byline “Daily Mail Reporter.” Twitter to the rescue!

  • More Antisocial Networking

    Yet more shenanigans resulting from people failing to “get” Twitter.

  • Antisocial Networking

    When running away from a social networking fiasco, HTML comments won’t help you.

  • BBC News Redesign: Sneak Preview

    BBC News is working on a redesign of their website, and I got an early look by taking part in a survey. Here are a couple of screenshots and some general thoughts about the new design.