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frankieroberto
    @miar I’ve got a huge iPhoto library and haven’t had any problems with it, thankfully. It’d be nice if the metadata was in something standard (sqlite3?) though.
    frankieroberto
      @miar some buckets, like iPhoto, are really file based systems hidden behind a UI, with a database of metadata. Best of both worlds... The biggest problem with file systems is folder hierarchies, which are hard to remember or visualise.
      frankieroberto
        @miar ah, but you’re a geek! :-P The app-specific sandboxing is a problem that needs to be resolved, I agree. Hierarchical based file systems are a usability nightmare though. Metadata-driven buckets (like photos & music on iOS) work much better.
        frankieroberto
          @miar there’s lots of iOS that’s a huge improvement on desktop interfaces (no file system, no having to remember to close programs, no cluttered Start menu), but also lots that takes a while to discover and learn too (like the web being called Safari)...
          frankieroberto
            @miar yep, it’s easy to forget how it takes a while to get used to interfaces, especially big leaps like touch screens vs mouse & keyboard. I’m hopeless on Windows nowadays and have never used Android either.
            frankieroberto
              @documentally I’ve been considering buying a solar charger for a long camping trip, so it’d be good to hear your experiences.
              frankieroberto
                Teaching the in-laws how to use their new iPad. You forget how it takes a while to learn some of the core concepts, like the home screen button and the length of time you need to touch a button for it to register. Doesn’t take long though.
                frankieroberto
                  @joec lots of good points there. FaceTime and Passbook definitely need more of a push. Another one you missed out is Game Center, which is still in too few games and does too little.
                  frankieroberto
                    Still so much snow about... #springfreeze http://climbr.co/4203904
                    frankieroberto
                      @ianbetteridge well duh, they’re entirely different technologies. I expect the ‘products’ (Chrome, Now, Gmail, etc) to start to share UI & features though.
                      frankieroberto
                        Heating hot water by burning piped gas and then pumping it around a house into radiators seems such an inefficient and antiquated way of warming a home, when you stop and think about it. It’s no wonder it goes wrong so often.
                        frankieroberto
                          @ianbetteridge we don’t need state of the art, just a reliable and natively well supported video format. JPG isn’t state of the art, but it’s the default.
                          frankieroberto
                            @ianbetteridge any idea how long we have to wait for the h.264 patents to expire? Maybe that’s the only way we can get a truly royalty free video codec...
                            frankieroberto
                              @andyroberts is it any good? Prizes have acted as a reasonable stimulus in other areas (eg independent spaceflight) but perhaps sustainable energy is more nebulous?
                              frankieroberto
                                Just spent some time trying to figure out the ‘standard’ for hashtags. So far I’ve got that they can include letters, digits, underscores and even foreign language characters, but not !?,.£()”’- etc and also can’t be only digits. Complicated!
                                frankieroberto
                                  @miar sounds dead exciting - what are you going to get up to over there? LA is more-or-less guaranteed good weather, right? You should take a visit to the original Disneyland in Anaheim!
                                  frankieroberto
                                    Some JavaScript APIs I’ve discovered today: node.classList, node.getElementsByClassName, node.textContent. Who needs jQuery eh?
                                    frankieroberto
                                      @noteviljoe fixed now, thanks. Forgot to set a max-width on the search box and Chrome has a smaller default.
                                      frankieroberto
                                        @noteviljoe that depends on the app you use I think. Some apps give the option to quote the post, which basically creates a reply with the original in quote marks.
                                        frankieroberto
                                          @noteviljoe opps. Thanks for letting me know. Will try to fix. Which browser and version is that?