So, y'know...

Sep 03

Sonos adds full Wi-Fi compatibility. FINALLY. -

parislemon:

Finally, a worthy use of “FINALLY.”

But really, Sonos has always been one of those confounding companies to me. Their hardware is so good, but the software is such crap. And the general set up process for their products is one of the worst things I’ve ever encountered (which is undoubtedly related to the software).

It was always like they were taunting you: “You want this? How badly to you want this? Bad enough to put up with this?” Hopefully this helps.

I’m entirely confounded by this statement. 

general set up process for their products is one of the worst things I’ve ever encountered

Even prior to this update, the process went like this:

  1. Remove items from boxes.
  2. Plug in items.
  3. Install app on phone (or computer).
  4. Hold down buttons on items for a few seconds until they connect.

When I got my first piece of hardware, I had it set up and producing sound in no more than 10 minutes. I’d like to hear more details of what was so difficult for MG.

Even my employer, who has the incredible ability foul up every gadget and piece of tech he owns, was able to set it up on his own without calling me.

Sep 02

A bit presumptuous with the placeholder text there, Audible.

A bit presumptuous with the placeholder text there, Audible.

Aug 29

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Aug 28

Somebody at Conde Nast actually let a designer ship a magazine cover with no headlines or copy on it. Must’ve been that designers lucky day.

Somebody at Conde Nast actually let a designer ship a magazine cover with no headlines or copy on it. Must’ve been that designers lucky day.

The End of Gamers -

dangolding:

The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.

First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…

Aug 25

“Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.” — Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

(via dubstepcicada)

“Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.” — Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

(via dubstepcicada)

The origin of my profile text.

As true some odd 30 years ago as it is today.

The origin of my profile text.

As true some odd 30 years ago as it is today.

(Source: gocomics.com)