I recently repaired a Kindle DX for a friend. As part of that, I reset it to factory defaults. When I went to register it so it would connect to his Amazon Account, I received the following error: Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time. Please try again later. If the problem persists, …
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Fido’s data plans are stuck in the last decade
Not only are they suggesting MySpace as something you might use: …but $10 gets you a whopping 100 MB.
Why stock market analysts are a waste of time
BMO Raises Apple Inc. (AAPL) Price Target From $680 to $750. Apple (AAPL) is trading at $698 today.
Amazon programmers are too lazy to write if statements
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Elite browser detection
The College of Law of England and Wales is using shitty software from Blackboard. 1. It’s performing browser detection. Don’t do that. 2. It’s doing it wrong. The web has come a long way in six years.
Pepsi CAPTCHA fail
Hit this yesterdayvoting for Courage Campaign:
Dun & Bradstreet’s time capsule
How to solve Facebook’s error 1366027
Sometimes, Facebook silently fails when you upload a new profile picture. After clicking Upload Picture, message indicating “your changes have been saved” is displayed. However, the new picture does not appear on your profile. Further, the string success=0&errornum=1366027 is appended to the URL. This error means the image you uploaded is too small. You need …
Globe and Mail + Nanos = Infographic fail
A month ago, The Globe and Mail ran an article entitled Most Canadians want Elizabeth May at leaders’ debate, poll shows. It presented the results of a poll showing most Canadians supported Elizabeth May’s inclusion in the leaders’ debate. The article was unremarkable. The chart that accompanied it, however, was remarkably bad: First, the graph …
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Your hiring process is broken
Job ads are usually terrible. Both boring and bland, they’re typically written by some HR functionary who is totally disconnected from the actual work being done. Requirements are ridiculous, and often impossible to meet (hint: in 1997, no one had 10 years of Java experience!). The emails I get from recruiters are generally poorly written, …