For the past several weeks, the controversial viral content site ViralNova has become the subject of much media speculation as it ascends through the ranks of internet popularity. The Wire believes it has identified the anonymous people behind this mysterious site that might be upending the existing viral media establishment.
Here is an investigatory piece I wrote about the creator of controversial viral content site ViralNova. I think it is pretty decent, so please give it a read.
A stage invader who photobombed [Prime Minister-elect] Tony Abbott at the [actually conservative-leaning] Liberal party victory celebration has been identified as serial anti-coal protester Fregmonto Stokes.
The 25-year-old Melbourne playwriting student called himself Twiggy Palmcock and faked his way into the function using a wristband made of yellow Starburst wrappers.
Dressed in a suit, Stokes jumped up on stage while Abbott and his family were having their photo taken, and tried to pose in the shot next to Abbott’s daughter Frances. He was wrestled away by federal police almost immediately.
What to do if Spotify is running slow on your computer
Today, while using Disk Inventory X tool on my Mac, I discovered my Spotify cache was taking up a staggering 10.5GB of space. As of late, I had also been experiencing significant slowdown in starting Spotify, and the application took at least a minute or two to boot up. I decided to clear the large cache earlier today, and the application’s performance improved dramatically thereafter. I’ve seen other people who have this issue, and so I figured I might write a step-by-step guide for dealing with it.
1. If you do not have hidden files set to display by default: in Finder, press the Alt/Option key to access the Library folder under the Go menu. If you do have hidden files accessible: in Finder, just go to the Library folder in your user directory.
2. Go the Caches folder and look for the com.spotify.client folder.
3. Delete everything inside the Storage and Browser folders, but not the folders themselves.
4. Open Spotify, go to Preferences under the Spotify menu, and change the cache size from “automatic” to “use at most” 1GB. This should hopefully prevent future application bloat.
1. Paste C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Spotify\ into the directory bar of Windows Explorer.
2. Delete everything inside the Storage and Browser folders, but not the folders themselves.
3. Open Spotify, go to Preferences under the Spotify menu, and change the cache size from “automatic” to “use at most” 1GB. This should hopefully prevent future application bloat.
A simple proposal for improving the next version of iOS
Due to frequent usage, the size of a number of applications on my iPhone have ballooned to hundreds of megabytes—Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Tweetbot, photo apps, etc—because of in-app cache data. This cached data quite often slows down an app’s performance.
As it is, iOS has no way to delete what is classified in the Usage screen as “Documents & Data,” and to remove these large data caches, one needs to remove the app. Deleting the app, of course, also removes the settings you have for an application.
I think that you should be able to delete the application cache data without having to delete the application settings, and there should be a means of isolating the application’s setting data from general cached data. App makers should be allotted a certain amount of space (perhaps a few MB) in addition to the application size for data storage—logins, settings, whatever.
P.S. A larger push for iCloud game saves would be pretty great too.
Apple rumors might be great and all*, but I’m pretty sure that “kidney doctors who quit their job to blog about Apple rumors” is not something the world needs. Going from something that tangibly helps people to furthering the culture of technological fetishism is not at all a respectable career change.
*Apple rumors are actually terrible. I’ve been uncertain for the past several months about whether I should get an iPad 4 or wait for an iPad 5 because of these dumb rumors.
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