Meandering Out Loud

Don Thorp’s Musing, Muttering, and Mischief Along a Random Path

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HowTo: Using a Magazine as a Media Player Stand

A magazine can be used to make an adhoc viewing stand for your media device. When I travel, flying mostly, I often want to watch movies or video podcasts during the trip. On one flight I was frustrated by having to hold the player so I tried to find something to rest the device on. [...]

Politicians, Manipulation, and the Healthcare Problem

In general, I’m not a big fan of politicians. I know they’re a necessary evil but I am troubled when they step over the line and over simplify and possibly just misstate facts just enough to inflame support for their position, whether their position is right/wrong, good/bad is immaterial. What I’m not trying to do with [...]

Scandinavia 09: DFW to HEL

Flights I seem to attract storms to DFW every time I fly in or out. Most of the day yesterday (Aug 5) was clear with not a cloud in sight. A few hours before I was suppose to leave, a storm front started moving into the metroplex. There was wind sheer near the airport and apparently [...]

Titanium Android Development on Jaunty Jackalope

I spent a good part of the morning looking for an answer to a support request: Run on Device Not Working. The details are documented on the Titanium documentation site in HowTo: Develop for Android on Jaunty Jackalope. Update: I moved the instructions over to our documentation site where they’re easier to find..

Twitter Decides We Have Enough Friends

I don’t normally bother with posting about service changes, but Twitter has made a bone headed move in their latest service change: Small Settings Update. A lot of experienced Twitter users rely on the one sided conversation feature to find people worth following. Seeing how people interact with others on twitter that I don’t already follow [...]