Andrew Whipple

The Protector and King of Chilladelphia

Stereogum: Watch The Killers Cover The Gaslight Anthem In NYC πŸ”—

Published 09/23/2017 (Permalink πŸ“Œ)

I mean to be fair "American Slang" is functionally Brian Fallon's version of "Sam's Town" so like yeah this scans as heck.

-Andrew W.


Stereogum: 'Dammit' Turns 20 πŸ”—

Published 09/22/2017 (Permalink πŸ“Œ)

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess you could say.....I guess this is growing up.

Get it? GET IT? GET IT?????????

Nice.

-Andrew W.


Birth, Movies, Death: A SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH Show Is In The Works At CW! πŸ”—

Published 09/20/2017 (Permalink πŸ“Œ)

OH MY MOTHER F*CKING GOD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I'VE HAD IN MONTHS.

Riverdale is easily my favorite show in a few years, and The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is one of my favorite comics, and (unlike the rest of the Archieverse) I actually grew up caring about Sabrina, having watched the TV shows in the 90s/00s.

HELL YES (pun absolutely intended.)

-Andrew W.


Motherboard: Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth πŸ”—

Published 09/20/2017 (Permalink πŸ“Œ)

Aw beeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaans I thought this was a late bug in the iOS 11 betas I was running but nope. Looks like this is intended behavior.

Which to some extent I kinda get? Ya feel? But also it's different from how the interface has always worked, and provides no meaningful suggestion to the user that there's been a change.

More importantly... Maybe I'm an odd duck, but I can't think of many situations where I want to disconnect from Bluetooth or Wifi and don't want to make that stick? In the instance I want to drop a wifi network, it's either because I don't want to use wifi (and so would turn it off altogether) or because I want to switch to a new wifi network (and so would use the actual wifi switcher.) Same for Bluetooth. So it seems like these are just kind of... wasted buttons now?

-Andrew W.


Gizmodo: Why the Navy Plans to Use 12-Year-Old Xbox 360 Controllers on Its Most Advanced Subs πŸ”—

Published 09/18/2017 (Permalink πŸ“Œ)

As someone who has done a baby, very tiny amount of games programming and music programming, I'll also point out another thing that's neat about the 360 controller in particular: it's immensely easy to program for. 90% of the time it "just works" with whatever you're trying to do, and the handful of times it doesn't there are plenty of libraries or tools to get it working.

So it's wildly cost-effective hardware, incredibly easy to use by trainees, and easy to get working with most tools. Win/win/win.

-Andrew W.


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