Standard Connector Saturday


All the USB connectors in use.

Do all cables matter?

I found myself asking this deeply cursed question as I read a report commissioned by Apple on the European commission’s plan to require mobile device makers to adopt a standard charger. The report runs 92-pages, features a cover photo of the three types of charging ports (USB-C, Micro-USB, and Lightning) nestled lovingly together like mama, papa and baby bear, and is titled United in Diversity.

Reader, I choked.

Apple’s commitment to diversity when it comes to its highly paid technical staff is about on par with the rest of Silicon Valley – which is to say, execrable. (A company website on staff diversity highlights cherry-picked statistics – women make up 38% of people under-30 at Apple in case you were wondering – while burying the lead: Apple’s technical staff is 77% male and 89% white or Asian.)

Julia Carrie Wong @ THE GUARDIAN

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8 Responses to Standard Connector Saturday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Again rainless overcast.


  2. °¿º arol says:

    I didn’t know there we that many different kinds of USB cables. It’s hard to tell in the picture but all of them around here look like the second one, the standard.2.0.

    Speaking of things computer, my computer is still behaving perfectly, no more freezing. Turning off Windows ability to continually change the color of Windows must have been the problem.

    Not to mention the other bonus. When I would look in MY PICTURES on this computer, and scroll down, after maybe 10 seconds the page would shoot up to the top, making me lose my place. It doesn’t do that anymore, it stays put where I’m at.

    The other thing it stopped doing was when I clicked to open the window under the photo where I label it, the little box would slam shut on me and then the page would shoot back up to the top. I can relabel pictures without fear, without trying to rush to beat the snapping it out of my hands. It’s so nice to be free of that horrible problem that plagued me for almost a year.


  3. °¿º arol says:

    Been scanning more of my family pictures into the computer this evening. I scanned most of them many years ago but in the first album that starts with my parents when they were young, and some pictures of my grandparents, I left a lot of them out because they were people I didn’t know. My young parents, out with friends. A favorite place for them to go in the 30s was Belle Isle in Detroit. An island in the Detroit River.

    There’s also a bunch of pictures of them and their friends in a town park, or town square. There’s a courthouse visible on one side, a string of stores on the other. I’ve no idea where that is. It’s kind of like the Village of Stockbridge, or Mason where our video store was. A fancy courthouse in the town square, businesses surrounding it on all four sides.

    What’s very interesting about my parents, about everyone back in the 30s, is the men wore suits and topcoats everywhere. The women were always in skirts or dresses and high heels. Not heels like today, shorter with thicker heels, easier to walk in. The women also wore hats a lot, men, too. In the park picture, they eventually had them off and everyone was bare-headed.

    My mother was only 20 in 1935. It’s weird to see her that young yet she seems older to me, because I know she’s older than me. Thirty years older than me. When I was a kid, movie stars in the 40s movies were young but they always looked old because I KNEW they were way older than me. Know what I mean?


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Counterclockwise around to the Tokyo Seoul just as the sun flashed under the clouds as a parting fare the well. The river is well up. Just a few birds.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Over the hill to home. Sororityite missed me with her car whilst crossing Colorado Street, an all-way stop.

      Day 7: 215+78=293 minutes for the week.


  5. Den says:

    Did not get much done, don’t care, all outside stuff anyway, except for the spare bedroom, I will ignore it a little longer, my giddyup and go got up and left. If I was a bear I’d hibernate.


  6. Den says:

    The proper way to load a Mini-excavator:


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