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This may go without saying, but don’t try Netflix over your cell connection.  I recently tried it for a while because I was amazed I even had enough speed to do it.  Before I knew it, my speed was throttled because I was over the 2.5 GB limit.  It goes fast.

As Comcast (and now Verizon) start charging Netflix for the “privilege of sending data to their customers in a timely fashion”, Netflix should start adding a “Comcast peering fee” to the bills of their Comcast customers and a “Verizon peering fee” for their Verizon customers, etc.  This would at least make the general public more aware of the charges.  It would also avoid charging people extra at ISPs that are actually doing what their customers pay them to do.

Ever wonder how your relatives end up with 5 browser toolbars?  Here’s a pretty good explanation.

With this Netflix streaming video, you can test your Netflix stream speed.

Are you in Albuquerque and need 10 pounds o’ chocolate covered coffee beans?  Nationwide Candy warehouse has it for $50.

haveibeenpwned.com allows you to check your email address to see if you have a known hacked account out there.

I just noticed that Twitter Bootstrap’s dummy text in their examples is pretty funny:

“Tight next level keffiyeh you probably haven’t heard of them. Photo booth beard raw denim letterpress vegan messenger bag stumptown. Farm-to-table seitan, mcsweeney’s fixie sustainable quinoa 8-bit american apparel have a terry richardson vinyl chambray. Beard stumptown, cardigans banh mi lomo thundercats. Tofu biodiesel williamsburg marfa, four loko mcsweeney’s cleanse vegan chambray. A really ironic artisan whatever keytar, scenester farm-to-table banksy Austin twitter handle freegan cred raw denim single-origin coffee viral.”

From what I understand, they might be using Hipster Ipsum which generates random hipster text for you…if you need that sort of thing.

Someone on LinkedIn has endorsed you…and we will hound you mercilessly until you acknowledge the fact!

Double-clicking may have been a terrible Windows design idea.  It does a lot of different things depending on the context.  Many people have just learned over time that you should just double-click everything just to make sure.  This makes web application development a bit harder, as you need to anticipate the possibility that people might hit that button twice quickly and so on.  Double-clicking on tabs in the Office ribbon will hide the tab and you’ll wonder what happened.

In summary, don’t double-click anything except files you want to open in Windows.  Click on links in the web browser once.  You can tell the difference between things you want to open and links by…oh, I see the problem.  :)

Why is it so hard to find anyone on the internet talking about the lack of profiles in the Windows 8 Netflix app?  Also, where’s the option to just have it alternate discs shipped for the various profiles?  If you only have one disc at-a-time and try to go to the Profile DVD Options, it tells you, “You only have 1 disc at-a-time in your plan. You may want to upgrade to a larger plan so each Profile will receive movies.”  What I really want is for it to take turns shipping DVDs for each profile.  Must be too hard.