Scorchman’s Weblog

Scorchman’s weblog

Saudi man catches daughter on Facebook, Murders Her April 4, 2008

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 11:48 am
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Now this guy is a little too harsh to be a father…A man from Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, beat and then fatally shot his daughter after catching her using Facebook to conduct a conversation with a man, according to reports. What a crazy jackass!

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Apple passes Wal-Mart, now #1 music retailer in US April 3, 2008

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 2:50 pm
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GO APPLE, screw Wal-Mart!!! Over the past few years, we have watched Apple climb the music sales chart courtesy of the iTunes. Last month we learned that Apple passed Best Buy to become the number two retailer in the the US. Now, Apple has ascended to the top of the charts, surpassing Wal-Mart for the first time ever, according to the NPD MusicWatch Survey.

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NPD: 72% Of U.S. Plays Video Games

This is a staggering figure. Good thing I’m working in the gaming industry right now :)Sales tracking group NPD has announced the results of a new gaming study, showing that 72 percent of the U.S. say they played games, online play still lagging behind offline, and an overwhelming minority owning more than one next-gen system.

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42 Essential Web Design Resources [w/Links to 100s More] April 2, 2008

This is organized into 6 helpful categories (awesome design inspiration, web design guides, handy color tools, great free fonts and more) this collection links directly to dozens of essential resources for web designers and design lovers as well as other to other invaluable web design resource lists. This is one that designers of all kinds should bookmark now! Let me know if you find other resources that are similar, thanks!

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Leopard Beats Vista for Corporate Satisfaction March 31, 2008

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News — scorchman @ 5:35 pm
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How weird corporate users of Apple Inc.’s Leopard operating system are more than five times more likely to say that they are “very satisfied” with the OS than business users of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Vista , a research firm said last week. VISTA SUCKS!!!

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29% of Windows Vista crashes caused by NVIDIA drivers March 28, 2008

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News — scorchman @ 9:23 pm
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Microsoft dicks people again, how weird…There’s a class action suit working its way through the courts to determine whether Microsoft changed the definition of “capable” to help Intel sell computers. But some of the documents released in the case are interesting in their own right. For example, Microsoft has a chart that lists identified causes of Windows Vista crashes

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What Makes a Good Mobile Application Great March 27, 2008

Some common sense for mobile content creators, “…what makes a good mobile application truly great? There are lots of examples out there, but what can mobile developers learn from them? Here are some common sense guidelines:”

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