I know that games as an industry has trained their attentive public to care primarily about the product and not the workers but it still rankles me to see people mourning the loss of future games and not the abysmal reports of worker treatment in the Telltale closure
It's weird that the smallest new iPhone costs $1000, right? And that the cheapest new iPhone is over 6 inches across? And that there isn't a single iPhone in the new product line that's as small as iPhones 6 through 8?
This is all actually weird to other people too, right?
I hope I'm not alone in setting up Siri shortcuts with a more conversational trigger phrase than what apps are recommending. Lots of suggested shortcuts, like music/podcast playlist triggers and location-based things like weather, are just nouns, and it feels really awkward to say "Hey Siri, [playlist name]", to start a podcast, or "Hey Siri, Spokane" to get the local air quality.
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I basically don't want to get stuck with another rapidly-obsoleted mini, but I also have a sinking feeling that Apple is trying to push mini owners down the "just buy a giant (and ludicrously more expensive) iPhone" road, and will drop the form factor entirely at its next iPad event.
I don't want a giant iPhone. I want a 4" iPhone I can use with one hand, and an iPad that's comfortably small and light enough to use as an e-reader (I had an OG iPad, and it was not that.)
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I have a 1st-gen iPad mini that's stuck on iOS 10. I love the mini's form factor for the things I do the most with it, especially reading and playing dumb time-sink games like Pocket Trains. I'd also love to get a new one because mine is showing its age (in particular, its inability to use ad blockers in Safari limits its utility as a second screen reference tool because so many websites overload the poor thing these days), but Apple hasn't updated them in 2 years.
Every time the Starry Expanse project posts something, I let out a tiny shriek at the thought of having to be the person in charge of making sure that the placement and state of every object in a pre-rendered game is properly tracked and represented in the final product.
@Gargron I tried removing the field completely (label and value), saving, and then re-adding it and re-saving, and I just changed the label again. I also separately tried linking directly to the html page with the rel=me link on it. Still not seeing a validation mark.
Weirdly, it doesn't look like you can use Apple's new serif variant of San Francisco when you're actually *reading* books in the new Apple Books app. It's only for the app's own UI elements.
McDonalds wifi has definitely improved over the last few years. I downloaded the 1.4 GB iOS 12 update in like 5 minutes.
I'd post proof but TBH I windmill slammed the block and delete buttons so fast and hard I might have sprained something.
So now Tumblr is sending me automated chat messages suggesting I slide into people's DMs because I follow their blog.
If watching LoadingReadyRun streams has taught me anything as a game designer, it's that "69" and "420" are off limits as puzzle solutions, because they're literally the first two things anyone ever tries when confronted with a keypad.
<voice="Daffy Duck">Pronoun trouble...</voice>
I keep needing a GIF of Wendy Watson from Middleman saying "wow, Sparky, way to reach for a *recent* example" and not having one.
Has anyone else had iTunes in the Cloud just randomly start sending compressed-to-hell garbage copies of whole albums back down when streaming? Tracks that were perfectly fine when they were uploaded are now crushed with blown-out, rattly bass and tinny treble.
Deleting my local master files from iTunes and re-adding them fixes the problem for a while, but later iTunes seems to go back on its bullshit with them.
Oh hell, I am not ready to dive back into Bojack Horseman tomorrow. Might have to put that one off for a little bit...
🍑 🕳️ can mean two very different things thanks to the ambiguity of language and the colloquial meaning of the peach emoji.
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