Frank Ramblings

Sci-fi geek with social skills. Podcaster. Twitter addict.

I love Polaroid photography and geek culture.

Host of Supergirl TV Talk and Beer With Geeks.

Creator of Boston Polaroid.

🔗 Can the MacBook Pro replace your iPad? | @fraserspeirs

Fraser Speirs did a brilliant job of satirizing the way tech journalists compare iPads to MacBooks in this blog post. I've got to admit he makes a pretty solid case for the iPad Pro as a laptop replacement.

If you have certain very specifically-defined workflows, and a work environment where you can guarantee yourself a chair and desk, you can probably get your work done on a MacBook Pro. For the rest of the world, there’s iPad.
— Fraser Speirs

Can the MacBook Pro replace your iPad? |

🔗 Finally: Instagram is Testing Multiple Account Switching | Android Police

You have no idea how long I've been waiting for this feature. Currently Instagram appears to be testing it with select Android users, but I am unnaturally excited for the feature to arrive on iOS. I would happily sign-up for an opt-in beta if there was one. It would come in handy for switching between my personal account, my work account, and my BostonPolaroid account. 


Instagram Starts Rolling Out Multiple Account Support On Android | Android Police

☊ Podcast: Supergirl TV Talk #1x05: "How Does She Do It?"

This week, Frank & Tim have so many questions to address. What is Maxwell Lord's agenda? Did we get a hint at Hank Henshaw's true identity? All that and more on this week's podcast!

And be sure to check out our exclusive interview with David Harewood for even more answers about Hank Henshaw!

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🔗 Miss Piggy Covered Adele's "Hello" and It Was Perfect

The Muppets always bring their A-game when it comes to parody videos, so it's no small for them to outdo themselves. And yet, that's exactly what we're looking at here. This might be the most relevant thing I've ever seen from them. If only The Muppets show itself was delivering this level of quality with some level of consistency. The shelf life on this video will sadly probably be short, but that's all the more reason to enjoy the hell out of it now while it's still timely. 

The Muppets Promo - Miss Piggy Covers Adele's "Hello" | YouTube

🔗 Adele's Breathtaking Isolated Vocals | The Independent

We all know Adele is ridiculously talented, and this confirms it. The raw feed of her SNL vocal performance (with a few cut-ins from the drums and bass) is perfect. Her vocal technique is unmatched by anyone else in our generation. Just listen to her switch effortlessly from chest tone to head tone and back. She's one of the most talented performers of our generation and I'm very much looking forward to giving 25 several more listens.

Adele's raw mic feed from her performance of 'Hello' on SNL is breathtaking | The Independent

🔗 What Happened to LivingSocial? | NY Times

Super fascinating read about the "unicorn bubble" and specifically the decline of the daily deals trend. I had heard rumblings about Groupon, but didn't realize just how bad things were going with their competitors as well. The fact that Amazon has shut down their daily deal service entirely while LivingSocial is both downsizing and pivoting their business model is not at all a good sign.

Investors, founders and many employees of LivingSocial are underwater with their shares, and an I.P.O. or sale seem very far off. When asked about this trajectory, Mr. Thakar said valuations were all “notional.” He added, “Valuations are one of those things that are in the eye of the beholder.

LivingSocial Offers a Cautionary Tale to Today’s Unicorns | The New York Times