Thought Chasm these posts, while infrequent and poorly thought out, are also not all that complex, structurally.

Past Words

not in the bedroom thanks

There are certain things the kid version of me wanted that make the current version of me shake his head. I once longed for a three-level penthouse apartment, a cabin forty miles from anywhere and anyone, and a car with

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iOS 7 want: refreshed iBooks

Rumors abound that Jony Ive has put a stop to the frivolous decoration in iOS 7. That’s super exciting, yes? Boring start? But wait, there’s more. Sorry I’m not sorry. Digital books are better in every way except those they’re

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meet you at Bloomingdale’s

I’ve talked a little before about how Rahm has promised some impressive changes to cater to bike culture in Chicago. From protected bike lanes to more bike lanes to trails. Specifically, the Bloomingdale Trail[1]. This trail, a bigger, better knock-off

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because nerds are smarter than you

Don’t. Be. Evil. Man, that’s a great slogan, right? It’s so simple, so direct, and so… oddly comforting, yeah? For some odd reason, those most aware, skeptical, and prone to distrust, have thrown their trust at a corporation because they

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one incredible orbit

I’m not going to apologize for low posting frequency here at the Chasm. There are three of you and easily ten posts over the last year. That’s plenty. People don’t read anymore (I read that somewhere). Late 2010, I threw

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keeping it in the family

With a recent visit to the Genius Bar, I started thinking about Apple’s product line. There are quite a few rumors, as always, and I’m frequently entertained. Overall, you’d think Apple would cut costs while maintaining their sales and impressive

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choices, choices and Abrams

Some of you may be fans of Lost, or Star Trek, or Alias, or any other science fiction film or television made over the last five years. As such, you’re almost in hysterics over the choice of JJ Abrams to

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the appeal of Surface

What would a truly mobile PC look like? Microsoft, Monday, attempted to convince a room of quickly assembled press they had answered that question. The full event is about forty-five minutes of an Apple keynote rehearsal. But there were highlights.

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two thousand twelve, a year in review

Prospectus for twenty twelve? In a word: terrifying. However, who can really sum things up in a word? Sure, there’s the anxiety associated with owning a residence, or horrific and joyous events, or, obviously, the realization of a prophecy from

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Awesome New Game of Thrones Swag

I’d love to get the Stark mug but it’s likely to turn my coffee cold in seconds or start bleeding all over my desk. Maybe both. Probably both. Autumn is ending, as they say.

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If You See a Close Button, They Blew it

The most egregious example of this interface inconsistency is in the teeny tiny close buttons that pop up on the iOS interface when you want to close apps in the app switcher, delete apps from the homescreen, or close a

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did you hear there was a quake?

I heard it first from a close friend (and friend of Chasm) out in DC that there was an earthquake. This isn’t common, so that was noteworthy. (Most of our conversation is fantastic, but not necessarily noteworthy.) Then Lovely Wife

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