Category Archives: broken

How to register a Kindle DX in 2018

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 … Continue reading

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

You are currently using 0.00 GB of Cloud Drive storage. If your Cloud Drive account contains more than 5 GB of files you will be prevented from uploading additional files until you delete enough files to be under the 5 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading