…and has been for 8 years. I came across MySQL bug #2095 today: full-text search for words containing hyphens won’t work Submitted: 11 Dec 2003 6:15 Hyphen ‘-‘ characters break literals at the moment. A search for something like “GATA-D22S690” finds all entries containing GATA and not the full hyphenated text. ~ Link MySQL disputes… Continue reading MySQL Full-Text Search Is Broken!
As an adendum to my last post, I would like to extend a giant FU To the CRTC. Re: Skype and Google Voice Both services are prevented from offering Canadians incoming calls by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. CRTC rules require all phone providers to include enhanced 911, which enables emergency operators to automatically… Continue reading EFF THE CRTC!
Twitter just launched a little tool designed to make it easier to embed tweets into your website. Currently blogs tend to paste in tweets whenever a twitter source requires reference, as Twitter explain in their blog post “…a pasted-in image of a tweet is a bit of a hack. We have a simple alternative to… Continue reading Embedded Tweets Not Ready for Prime-Time
I visited the Apple Store in Polo Park earlier today with the intention of finding out whether they had any Magic Mouses (mice?) in stock and spending some Christmas money purchasing one if they did. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect this sort of thing to be a fairly straightforward, 3 – 5 minute… Continue reading Apple Store Service Sucks
All alerts – incoming text messages, app push notifications, low-battery – are modal dialogs. If I receive an alert while I’m on a call, I have to dismiss it before I can access the phone controls, including ending the call. I’m sure this has led to a couple situations where the caller has heard snippets… Continue reading Two iPhone “Features” Continue to Annoy me