April 30th, 2009

Fox:  Do you remember that old arcade game with a table and holes, where you take a mallet and hit little creatures when they pop up?  Don’t say the answer!

BS: (thinks, comes to a conclusion, nods)

Fox: Now imagine that avocados popped up instead of moles.  What would you call that?

BS: (knows the answer, laughs, dips chips)

wine flu

April 30th, 2009

NH: I was supposed to be on vacation in Mexico for the next two weeks, but because of the Swine Flu, I can’t go!

Fox: What will you do instead?

NH:  I think we’ll go on a canoe trip instead.

Fox: I kuh-new you’d make the best of it…

forest fox

April 23rd, 2009

“While away from my computer, someone turned my Firefox into a magical forest.

Initially, it pissed me off, because I couldn’t fix it.

But then, it started growing on me…”  (SK)


April 21st, 2009

KF: You know you’re dating someone too young when they haven’t seen Star Wars. It’s no fun when you can’t make references after sex.

Fox: True; I do like to say “I am your father” in those situations.

KF: Or, “I am old enough to be your father”

Nori Amos

April 20th, 2009

BS:  Nori’s such a powerhouse during her solo — her voice is enormous!

Fox: Don’t you mean “eNORImous” ?

Apple rejects magic fingers

April 6th, 2009
How fast can you… tap?

How fast can you… tap?

On Thursday, April 2, Apple rejected magic fingers — my first attempt to provide a highly rewarding outlet for quick finger skills.

Have no fear, though. Reading between the lines of this rejection letter, I’m confident the reviewer enjoyed himself.

Dear *******,

Thank you for submitting magic fingers to the App Store. We’ve reviewed magic fingers and determined that we cannot post this version of your iPhone application to the App Store at this time because it contains objectionable content, which is in violation of Section 3.3.12 from the iPhone SDK Agreement that states:

“Applications must not contain any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, etc.), or other content or materials that in Apple’s reasonable judgement may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users.”

Parental Controls have been announced for iPhone OS 3.0. It would be appropriate to resubmit your application for review once this feature is available. However, if you believe that you can make the necessary changes sooner so your application does not violate the iPhone SDK Agreement, we encourage you to do so and resubmit it for review.

iPhone Developer Program

While I am patient, and will explore the new possibilities opened up by Apple’s suggestion here, I can’t help but be annoyed that someone else’s similar idea made it to the app store.