I’m no fan of Apple’s exclusion of Flash content from the iPhone OS. But I acknowledge and accept that it exists, and that Apple customers represent an important and growing market share. There are some valid technical merits to the exclusion of Flash. You do use up more CPU power to play a video that is being resized from one resolution to another. The video controls of most flash video players are designed with mice in mind, not fingertips.
At the same time I’m amazed by the entirely broken state of the internet at this moment when using an Apple iPhone OS device:
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The dangers that lurk in Frontier have struck too close to home. Yesterday I discovered a partially devoured deer carcase not much more than 300 feet outside of my front door.
Time to walk the dogs tonight, Like a bullet from a gun Tess the unleashed beagle shot out the door and ran out into the wild. Not far behind was Ruffles my Roomate’s Cocker Spaniel, and Lupin my Neighbor’s Husky/Wolf.
Tess ran up the hill to her prime hunting grounds, a network of critter-tunnels who she has been mapping and excavating. I thought that Lupin decided to turn around and go back home. Tess, Ruffles and I went up the mountain, which I was recently appointed mayor of on foursquare after proposing to my fiance.
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