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Sponsored results in the Apple App Store??

2016-11-08-06-49-26Be extra observant the next time you install an app on your ios device as the first listed choice probably won’t be what you want. This has to be fairly new as I just noticed it this morning. I’m no Apple fanboy, I simply use the tool that works best for me, and with phones, I prefer the Apple ecosystem hands down. But over the last few months, Apple is making decisions that seem to be taking their ecosystem in a direction that I’m not happy with.

Guess I have to see how this plays out. Android, IMHO, is still a steaming pile of garbage. Isn’t Microsoft giving up on the phone OS? That leaves what, Ubuntu Phone??

</rant over> Continue on with your day! :D

And Facebook finally ruins Instagram

From the Instagram blog.

See the Moments You Care About First

MARCH 15, 2016
You may be surprised to learn that people miss on average 70 percent of their feeds. As Instagram has grown, it’s become harder to keep up with all the photos and videos people share. This means you often don’t see the posts you might care about the most.

To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most.

The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.

If your favorite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it.

We’re going to take time to get this right and listen to your feedback along the way. You’ll see this new experience in the coming months.

My biggest complaint of Facebook itself is not seeing see the newest posts first. At the very least, give us the option to switch to chronological order.

You’ve got to be kidding me….No PB&J’s allowed!?!

This is total crapola. As I wrote earlier today, my son started kindergarten today, and he brought a note home telling students(really the parents) that students in this class are not allowed to bring in any foods that are made from nut products, because 2 kids in his class are allergic to them. This includes peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.

Well you know what? That the sandwich my kids likes and there is no reason he shouldn’t be able to bring it for lunch.

We were actually made aware before school even started about the kids with the allergies and they asked that no one bring class snacks with nuts in the ingredients, and I can understand this, that’s fine. But we were even told at the open house that individual lunches would be fine to have peanut butter. If the school has a problem with what my kids brings to eat they should just let him eat school hot lunches free of charge for the year.