99 Mobiltelefon

The headline reads: “A man walked down a street with 99 phones in a wagon. Google Maps thought it was a traffic jam.”

Back at base bugs in the software
Flash the message “something’s out there!”

Our robot overlords will not be amused, Herr Weckert.

And yeah, he drew inspiration from a Jay-Z song, but Nena’s piece was the first one that sprung to mind for me.

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8 Responses to “99 Mobiltelefon”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    “Ninety nine red balloons floating in the summer sky.” Anyone got a BB gun? Maybe a whale will end up with a red balloon for breakfast. Google? Not me. I’m a Duck Duck Go searcher.

    • SAO' Says:

      There are so many better alternatives to everything google makes. DDG works great for me, too.
      My house is pretty much google and Microsoft-free. The schools aren’t, though, and every time the kids do a project that requires their Microsoft single-sign-on and g-drive, I get stuck with their crap auto-opening all over the place. I can’t sign one kid out to sign the other one in because going to the login page jumps into the account of the previous it signed in kid. I have a parent-view account for everything the kids do, but it never works right (Pearson EnVision Math, looking at you), and when you try to fix it, you find out you’re actually the first parent to ever actually log in.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        I haven’t had to deal with any Microsoft booshwah for years. There was a stretch when I had no choice but to deal with Word, when I was doing a lot of copy editing, and with Adobe Photoshop, too.

        Now I deal with neither, mostly. I don’t edit anyone else now, so for words I use Pages or TextEdit. And for simple image manipulation I pick Preview. I do use Adobe Photoshop 4 in Classic mode to color cartoons on the G4 Power Mac, and if I have some image a little more outlandish to manipulate I’ll boot up the 2006 MacBook and use its version of Elements. But this happens infrequently.

        An interesting aside: I seem to have fewer computer hiccups these days. I’m not sure banning Microsoft and Adobe from my main Macs is the cause, but who knows?

        • Pat O'Brien Says:

          Likewise, I haven’t had to deal with Microsoft for 15 years. And other than Adobe Flash, the bane of Safari, computer hiccups are very rare in this all Apple house, including the routers. I am going to stick with the winner, even though it costs a little more up front. By the way, every cutting edge firm my coding software engineer nephew has worked for, Rackspace, Amazon, and Planet issued him Apple lap tops. Must be a reason.

  2. SAO' Says:

    A man walks into a bar with 99 iPhones …

  3. SAO' Says:

    Is that 99 iPhones in your wagon, or are you just happy to see me?

  4. SAO' Says:

    I think the guy with the wagon took this project a bit too Siri-ously

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