Fun Size Bytes


  1. “Oh, Jeremy got a new phone.”

— me, when I saw this posted to Twitter.

The caption (on Twitter) for that picture  is “iPhone 6” but I think it’s much more likely the larger “pro” iPad that has been widely rumored. Which will, of course, have to be called the “iPad Maxi”.

    “Oh, Jeremy got a new phone.”

    — me, when I saw this posted to Twitter.

    The caption (on Twitter) for that picture is “iPhone 6” but I think it’s much more likely the larger “pro” iPad that has been widely rumored. Which will, of course, have to be called the “iPad Maxi”.

  2. cutlerish replied to your photoset: Dear Tumblr Support: I have been trying to…

    I’ve mentioned the problem, but I think my email address is filtered at Tumblr.

    That wouldn’t surprise me.

    BTW, you may have noticed whose post I decided to reblog in my example images. That was neither an accident nor a coincidence.

    Oh, I guess I forgot to mention that I had disabled all my Safari Extensions before reporting this as a bug (and taking screenshots), just in case they wanted to suggest one of those might be the reason.

    Despite the fact that it’s happening on the iPad too.

    Not that suggest that Tumblr Support would ever respond irrationally to the presence of a Safari Extension, of course.

  3. Replies to Replies

    cutlerish replied to your photo: In case it wasn’t clear why Kate was repenting,…

    Yes, I know… this sort of mistake is shocking, but… well, let me combine my reply to you and Keri:

    thekeri replied to your photo: In case it wasn’t clear why Kate was repenting,…

    I’m going to pretend I didn’t just see this.

    I know, I know… it’s an embarrassing moment for Kate, but she’s really nice, smart girl and you’d like her, so try not to hold this against her. It was just the booze talking.

    mattdoucette replied to your photo: In case it wasn’t clear why Kate was repenting,…

    Erm…So… Actually… the script was written by Leigh Brackett & Lawrence Kasdan. So… The story was Lucas, which is what I assume you meant. So…

    Did you just try to Van Hœt me? You did not just try to Van Hœt me, especially about Empire … I’m sure I’m misunderstanding. Let’s move on…

    Brackett and Kasdan may have written it, but Lucas was the one who is ultimately responsible for it, especially for the confusion brought on by his revisionist history, and so he’s the one I blame.

    I mean, in a world where innocent children are led to believe that Greedo shot first, is anything sacred? Who knows, maybe in the next edit of Empire, Han Solo will be played by Morgan Freeman and Darth Vader will be voiced by Peewee Herman.

    So yes, I blame Lucas. And one day he will have to answer for his crimes against humanity, either in this life, or in the next.

  4. twinch wrote...

    TJ, I love that you're talking this through with us, but are you planning to (at some point) share your script via a gist or something? (I'm not looking to implement exactly what you're doing, but I think it would be instructive to the rest of us self-identified nerdy types who have spent at least a couple of hours swearing at _Automator_.)

    Absolutely! A few others have asked. I’ll make it available at least here. I don’t want to attract too much attention, lest Tumblr, Inc. get their collective undies in a collective wad.

    ~ Also ~

    scholvin replied to your post: Nerdy Tumblr Dashboard Script Update

    So, it’s your opinion that based on this data set, they are *not* dropping posts in the dashboard?

    I would never say that no one on Tumblr is having that problem. Some have clearly indicated that they are having that problem.

    What I will say is that in my experience so far I have crafted this script to make sure that I am not missing any posts, and so far my dashboard does not show any signs that posts are being dropped.

    However, remember that for 3 months I was “vanished” from Tumblr — and while a few others have had that problem, not everyone has.

    I have also had the “silent unfollow” problem, which others have talked about.

    As I understand the original description of the problem, you are probably only likely to “lose” posts from your dashboard if you follow a lot of people who post a lot. I generally do not follow such people.

    All of which is to say that I have no doubt that it is a problem, but it is not a problem I expect everyone to run into, and I haven’t run into it.

    FWIW.

    cutlerish replied to your post: Nerdy Tumblr Dashboard Script Update

    If you read from the RSS feed, you get the tags, too.

    Yeah, the RSS feeds would be great, but they aren’t updated very often, and I’m not sure I would trust them to not lose posts. IMO, not seeing the tags is a bummer (especially on some posts) but not enough for me to accept the other trade-offs associated with the RSS feeds.

  5. cutlerish replied to your link: Fun Size Bytes: Two stories

    document.onselectstart=null

    (This was in response to my complaint about Snopes using JavaScript to “disable” the ability to select/copy text.)

    Oh I take it even easier than that… I have a keyboard shortcut (⌘ + J) to Disable JavaScript in Safari (you have to turn on the “Develop” menu in Preferences » Advanced.

    It’s nice to have when some site decides to “grab” window.close to say “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO LEAVE OUR SITE?!” I just press ⌘ + J and then they can’t pop up any more crap.