In this arrested episode of the hellyeah! show, we talk Java exploits and Markdown, Emory gives us a gaming update, we geek out about the Sparrow email client, Arrested Development continues its promises to return, we hate on mobile spam, love on consumer-friendly ISPs, discuss Windows 8, and play a special trivia game to cap things off.
April Eighteen, Twenty Twelve
this is the hellyeah! show
- best practices for fine living
- advice on how to not let technology ruin your day
What we’re telling them
- “there’s no “i” in teamocil”
Flashback is legit and I hate Java
- conficker-levels of compromise for OS X users
- malicious software snarfs account credentials
- install java updates, people
MarkdownPad for Windows
- really nice text editor for Windows users that want to write in Markdown
- Alternatively, use a web-based editor for Markdown http://dillinger.io
Skyrim is dumb
- I’m playing it, but I don’t like it.
- Bad combat
- Bad lore
- Dull story
- Also, how many urns must I open?
Diablo III is awesome
- This is a very fun game.
- Still liking Witchdoctor but Barbarian is great too.
- Naming a Barbarian is hard work.
- I like it.
- Warlock and Shaman are very fun.
- Monks may not ruin the game.
- I looked high and low for a document scanner
- DEVONthink Filing
- Hazel rules for sorting
- Settled on a Fujitsu Scansnap 1300
- got fed up with Mail.app
- love the Gmail-style keyboard shortcuts
- some quirks still
Arrested Development Update
- the anthology-style reunion season is shaping up! > “Because everybody is on separate shows, we had this idea to do kind of an anthology series and meet the characters, where they have been, one at a time,” Hurwitz told attendees. “That is evolving into the old show again, even though the concept is slightly different.”
- Slate article: article > “In 2009, Americans received some 2.2 billion text messages that they identified as spam, by the estimate of Richi Jennings, an independent market analyst.”
- Forward spam messages to ‘7226’ (“SPAM”)
- Hang on tight
- Get a load of that SIM box.
- “Calyx”, a venture by former New York ISP executive Nicholas Merrill
- “we will use all legal and technical means to resist having to hand over information”
- “aspire to be the partner in the telecommunications industry that ACLU and EFF have always needed but never had”
Making Windows 8 better
- tutorial missing
- no way to easily view all apps
- Microsoft account required for some tasks
- mouse scroll wheel scrolls left and right
- Metro apps always take up the whole screen
Drag Queen or Android?
- A trial run of a new segment.
- Level of difficulty: High
- Reason: Most famous drag stars have two names.