Apple swipes ridiculousness, to hell with them

Friday, October 28th, 2011
Its no secret Apple likes to sue to win its corporate battles, but the latest patent suit reaches epic levels of crazy. They filed for, and were actually awarded, a patent for slide to unlock on touch devices. I don't even know where to begin on how wrong this development is. This patent should have never been awarded, mainly because Apple isn't the first to offer this feature. Hell I remember gesturing to unlock my old Palm Pilot from the 1990's. So in that sense I guess there is a saving grace because the first time they try to enforce the patent it will be ruled invalid since its easy to prove the technology was in place before Apple offered… Read More

Bad drivers in Buffalo (and wooo new site layout)

Friday, October 21st, 2011
Commemorating the new site design and removal of my arbitrary beta tag with a new blog post. Apparently the thing to do as of late in my area is to drive cars into buildings. Not such a laughing matter really since it has resulted in fatalities, but the frequency that its happening is just nuts. By my count we're up to 16 incidents in 8 weeks. Yes, sixteen. Begs to question...what the hell is going on? Its not even winter. There's no ice on the road, no blinding rain, no insane traffic. Most of these incidents are in parking lots, not some high speed… Read More