digital lifestyle / firefox / great companies doing silly things

Fixing Firefox 29 Tabs On Top without an add-on

So Mozilla, the organization that prides itself on openness and freedom of thought and being different, pulls a bonehead group-think move. No, not firing its CEO for daring to have his own political opinions. Finally implementing its threat to look just like every other browser out there, and move tabs from the bottom to the … Continue reading

desktops / digital lifestyle / great companies doing silly things / linux / ubuntu

Canonical’s Unity continues to degrade user experience

I recently needed to take a screenshot of a very buggy Firefox page on Ubuntu’s Unity (I know, I know, more on how I ended up on that later). So, I hit Alt-Printscreen. Joy, right? Well, first try I got the wrong window. My bad. So I make sure I have the highlight correct, and … Continue reading

digital lifestyle / great companies doing silly things / journalism and bias

The Problem with Comments

Recently Popular Science turned off user comments entirely on new articles. In true PopSci style, they justified the move with a study, unlinked, but linked to the study’s author’s OpEd on the study, justifying their move by saying that the existence of polarizing comments unduly influence readers, and outweigh the ability of civil discourse to … Continue reading