Here’s one I think we can all agree on?
Here’s one I think we can all agree on?
I wasn’t really familiar with Joge-e before this SketchDaily, but it’s pretty amazing stuff. I did a quick lunch sketch to try it.
I think I found a little workaround for tiny apps on the Nexus 10.
I was surprised to see that, with a screen so large, there was no way to stretch your apps full screen.
Go into the settings and click on Accessability.
Open Magnification gestures and turn it on
When you get into an app where everything is tiny…
Triple tap on the screen, then pinch-zoom until it looks good.
This is not a guaranteed fix, mind you. For example, Audiotools Sketch stretches okay for the main tools:
But, you have to scroll to see the top right corner where the tool switching resides:
I guess it’s better than nothing, though.
Did ANYONE buy a Surface?
Does it game? Can you easily use Excel on it? Can you Multitask in Win8?
When MS wonders why Surface (which I was SO excited about) and Win8 fell flatter than a Parisian crepe in wine-press, they need to look at the core users of tablets. On one hand you have people who are at a conference, seeing a patient, sketching a draft – and also trying to check email, make a receipt or invoice, look for previous art/math/documents for reference pieces. You failed to bring multitasking easily to Win8, you crippled a fantastic desktop environment and you made every action much, much harder.
Then you have us gamers, both hardcore and casual. You failed to create a casual market. Your app store is messier than Charlie Sheen’s hotel bedspread and your support for your ‘touchscreen’ controls is abysmal. I shouldn’t feel like gaming natively on a Win8 tablet is harder than playing DOS games in an Android tablet.
You also have people who just wanted a decent tablet to check email and watch Netflix and play Angry Birds. And you offer them nothing but confusion. You made a nice, happy, tablet friendly interface and released it with an app store that, compared to the competition, was little more than a shitty bait store in the Ozarks selling minnows, old jerky and soda that comes in bottles that smell like old cigarette smoke.
Finally, you have people who buy a NICE, expensive, HD tablet (or try putting Win8 on their PCs) who are PLAGUED by shitty resolution handling, a crippled desktop environment, shitty app and application support and just a horrible experience all around.
MS, you’ve taken everything good in XP, refined it in Vista, realized you made a toxic drain cleaner there and then fixed the recipe into 7… a nice, solid OS. Then you kicked every loyal user in the kidneys with 8.
And it shows.
No one is buying it. No one cares. You’ve done the same thing now as you did with the Windows Phone crap – too little too late; instead of listening to your competitors who are innovating, you just went and tried to steal from the Apple playbook – and fucked your entire respect chain to the ground.
7 was a pinnacle for me. Fantastic.
8? I got rid of that like it was Chlamydia – and so are a lot of users.
Stop trying to edge into the tablet market, focus on desktops, WORK with Android to provide SMP and Active Directory and Exchange support and crush the hell out of Apple’s proprietary shit. Work together. Be friends. Make some Android DirectX APIs so we’re not limited to OpenGL (even though it works better… )
Again, my rant ends with this: Microsoft spends SO MUCH MONEY on trying to be Apple nowadays. Be Microsoft. Do what you do best. Buy technology. Eat up (and fund) decent, smaller companies. Open source some shit. Look like the good guy. KILL WINDOWS 8. Allow Android 4.2 on Surface Tabs. Earn, baby. Kill Apple, those innovation stiflers… except, lately, MS seems to want to ride that cheap, easy bandwagon. Maybe even 7 is a bad idea. Maybe I need to go full Android/Linux. Meh, I don’t know. I just hate to see MS, the best gaming OS, going the Apple route. Steam and other publishers are moving to Linux, so maybe it’s time I go back.
It looks like the puritans have won. Google is now censoring adult material in the US. If you do a search (especially easy to see the results in an image search), you will get Moderate SafeSearch as a default in the US. You have the option to turn it up to Strict, but no way to turn if off completely. This isn’t the case for Google Canada (google.ca) or UK (google.co.uk).
I don’t use Google to find adult content; that’s not the point. The point is that this is the most blatant censoring Google has done. If this is an attempt to “protect the children”, why are they blocking pictures of boobs? These kids we want to protect were living off of one not too long ago. But, no, this is America, where boobs are bad for children but I can still search for this:
Here’s quick screenshots form google.com and google.ca, showing how the settings pages are different.
I just read this:
I’m sorry to sound like I’m trivializing a man’s death, but I need to rant. It’s been a while.
First, read this series of peer reviewed articles comparing the brains of people who test as liberal or conservative. It shows that conservatives focus on horror, fear and negativity more (among other differences, which I’m not judging, just pointing out). I’ve seen stories of people running over spouses, trying to secede, and now committing suicide over Obama’s re-election. I don’t remember these kind of stories happening to liberals after either of Dubyah’s terms. If I’m wrong, please leave a valid source as a comment.
There are lawsuits all over the nation about GOP voter fraud. There is disinformation about abortion funding, taxes, and healthcare. Asshole CEOs are using Obama’s attempt to make our nation healthy (and even slightly caught up to every other industrialized nation in the world) as an excuse to fuck over their employees. And yet people still think that the Right is… well, right. Excuse me, but are one or two racially or religiously motivated issues really more important than America, as a whole, being stronger? Is homogeneity worth being evil to your fellow (wo)men?
You want to go back to the 50s with segregated classrooms, McCarthyism, blacklists and lynchings? Well, maybe Argentina is still accepting racists, war criminals and traitors, but the voters (yes, Mr. Ryan, even your thinly veiled, racist-labeled “Urban Voters”) have spoken and we’re a country that accepts its immigrants – not just the Polish or Irish or Hungarian or… well, white ones; we accept all of our citizens, even those from an ethnicity than spans not only Europe but Asia, Africa, South America, but even that creepy, spider-filled place that makes a jam from beer run-off. We also accept homosexuals, bisexuals, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists and, yes, white, rich CEO WASPS. That’s just the tip of the iceberg that makes America amazing. (If I didn’t mention your ethnicity, religion or disenfranchised you in any way, welcome to America! Leave your real name at the ironic statue.)
It’s time to stop acting like you belong to The Imperial Legion from Star Wars and time to start remembering where all of these social welfare programs came from: our Greatest Generation. Depending on your age, it was our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents who lived through a worse Depression than we have ever imagined and world altering wars that killed more people and created more poverty than any of us should even comprehend. These people promised themselves they would do everything to keep their children and their children’s children from suffering the same way they did. They voted for social programs that still help Americans today, even the greedy motherfuckers who took advantage of these programs and yet, now wealthy, want to dismantle them.
We are ignoring the hard work and the legacy of our forebears because of straw-men and rich, selfish politicians and religions leaders.
Stop listening to people who want to own you and start looking at your neighbors and fellow Americans – the people on the street, not the people on the pulpit or TV News show.
E pluribus unum
Out of many, one.
We are more than just the biased talking heads, ignorant preachers, owned politicians; we don’t forgive or forget misinforming liars, holier-than-thou rapists, the sanctimonious criminals.
As Jim and company said – “They got the guns but we got the numbers.”
Let’s stop acting like greedy, selfish Americans and start working together to be the kind of Americans that made this country amazing.