Andrew Whipple

The Protector and King of Chilladelphia

BuiltIn Chicago: Groupon’s project managers are 'the air traffic controllers of the engineering department' πŸ”—

Published 10/31/2017 (Permalink πŸ“Œ)

(I hate this kind of self promo but eh. It's me in an article!)

-Andrew W.


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.


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