List of 2016 Prediction Lists

Thursday, December 31, 2015
By Colin

Predictions for 2016: From Bloomberg Business: “A Pessimist’s Guide to the World in 2016”   Not so much a series of predictions, but the wargaming of ugly geopolitical what-ifs. From the WSJ:  Bold statements from the WSJ about “The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2016“ From HuffPo:  Industry leaders boldly predict that... »

Amazon Silk Browser does not send a user agent when downloading assets specified in a cache manifest

Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Colin

Here is some header info for a file downloaded by the part of the silk browser that is reading the cache manifest: Date: May 31 21:41:56 HTTP Code: 200 HTTP Version: HTTP/1.1 Referer: - Size (in bytes): 16057 User Agent: This means that if you are trying using the user agent on the server... »

Bitcoin-Qt fix for Mac OS 10 Mavericks – prevent App Nap

Monday, December 9, 2013
By Colin

If your Bitcoin-Qt app on Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks is taking for ever to download blocks of transaction history and synchronize with the network  (if your starting from scratch, it should typically take several days — but I mean if it is looking like it will take months), it’s quite likely that the app... »

Tried a Sumo Orange!?!

Saturday, April 7, 2012
By Colin

Yup, we bought two Sumo oranges from Eataly last week, and ate them in Madison Square park. They were expensive, like $2.50 per orange, but, as a novelty date experience, it worked. We forgot to see if they could wrestle each other before we ate them. »

New Manchego!

Saturday, April 7, 2012
By Colin

Just got a manchego from Valley Shepard Creamery, a New Jersey cheesemaker. I bought it at the Union Square Green Market. Looking forward to trying it out tomorrow. Stay tuned for my highly regarded opinion… »

Mobile Web App Reference

Monday, December 26, 2011
By Colin

iOS web app icon dimensions: 57x57px for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, 72x72px for the iPad, 114x114px for the iPhone4 Apple Device DPIs: 163dpi for the iPhone 3G and 3GS 132dpi for the iPad 326dpi for the iPhone4 Media Queries Examples: view layout.css on http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/finally-a-fluid-hicksdesign »