Archive for October 22, 2012

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Obscured URLs in Safari History

Dan Wood:

Or perhaps you were on Twitter, clicking on some links, and you want to go back later and re-open some of those URLs you found. Yet your history shows only the shortened “t.co” URLs.

Safari is still my browser of choice, but that used to be because it seemed so much better than all the other browsers. Now, other browsers seem to have better features and possibly fewer bugs, but I avoid them because they aren’t very Mac-like.

Update (2012-10-23): Dan Frakes recommends Shaun Inman’s Detox Safari extension.

Outlawed by Amazon DRM

Martin Bekkelund (via Hacker News):

A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail, being very frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her Kindle. Without notice. Without explanation. This is DRM at [its] worst.

See also this post in the Kindle Help Forum.

Update (2012-10-22): Jonathan Rentzsch:

Fortunately Apple’s iTMS DRM dog never barked. But after today’s Amazon Ebook controversy I decided it’s time to share my similar Amazon Ebook Insurance Policy[…]

Update (2012-10-24): Cathrine Elnan and Olsson Svein (via David Heinemeier Hansson):

But on Monday night, after a number of websites had written about the case, the account was restored and the 30-40 books that Nygaard was available again. […] IT consultant has not yet received any explanation or apology from the company. She believes the massive attention to the Amazon has helped to get the matter resolved.