2021-04-16

Old Fry’s Ad for Hard Drive

 was shaking my head then and I am still chuckling when I realize that the copy writer of this display ad must've had writer's block when trying to point out the obvious benefits of this particular piece of hardware. Imagine the luxury of an On/Off switch back
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2020-01-28

Parking Spaces as Office Space

in San Francisco.  These earnest entrepreneurs plug quarters into parking meters, set up a few tables and chairs, and rent "office" space by the half hour to those just getting their startups going. When I read this, I first thought it was a late April Fool joke, but apparently it's true. Just keep plugging quarters into your parking meter and enjoy the sun while you do your work. Looks just
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2016-10-04

Factors: Form and otherwise

I just read an article pointing out the awkward login procedure for macOS Sierra with an Apple watch: two-factor vs. two-step authentication. They didn't explain what factors you can use so I figured I could try the age-old "form" factor but it wouldn't accept that. No one has been able to give a precise definition of what exactly a "form factor" is and what other factors one should consider. The
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