Fixing an SD memory card with broken lock…

Turns out all you need is some Scotch tape.  For some reason I thought it was a more complex mechanism.  Essentially the modern equivalent of the tab you used to see on VHS tapes to prevent overwriting.  And similarly as I recall there were special holes to allow S-VHS to be written.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-VHS

So yeah, all you need is a wee bit of Scotch tape.  Takes all of 10 seconds and your SD card should be writable again.

1″ thick folding table… & a human powered Quad’copter

Step 1) Fly to Italy
Step 2) Buy 1″ thick folding table
Step 3) Fly home

lodovico bernardi table

Sources: lodovico bernardi Design-ing™ ; Dornob ; Gizmodo

And HT to Evan on this one, you know, just a human powered helicopter.  Nothing new there:

Source: Evan ; Popular Mechanics

Swipe to archive Google Voice? Really?

Seriously Google, you guys can’t update the Google Voice Android app with a swipe to archive feature on 4.2?  You have Glass and self driving cars and yet a legitimate product that consumers would pay money for if you supported it languishes.  Here’s what I’m thinking: I get a text message (not an MMS because for whatever reason that doesn’t work) I read it, and then I swipe left to archive with my finger on my Nexus phone. Seriously is it that difficult? How many people do you have working on this app? None? That would be my guess. Maybe one dude. I feel bad for that guy. Google Voice, much like Reader, is/was a great product that Google refuses to monetize.  Please. For the love of God monetize Google Voice and at the very least update the app to Android 4.2 standards.