Today is February 29, also called Leap Year Day. The main tradition for Leap Year Day is that Women are allowed to propose! Of course now a day women are allowed to propose at anytime but it has not always been the case.
One of the legend is from Scotland where the Leap Day Proposal has been made legal in 1288 in Scotland. Queen Margaret of Scotland created a fine for men who refused the proposal on Leap Day. The compensation was a pair of leather gloves, a single rose, £1 and a kiss.
The main legend however is the Irish one. Saint Patrick agreed to let a desperate single woman propose on Leap Day. She immediately proposed to him. As he refused he offered her a silk dress. Still a small compensation…
What do you think about this tradition? Will you propose today?
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Posted by Claire on February 29, 2012
On February 16th Apple unveil their new Desktop OS Mountain Lion. As any tech addict I rush to see the details of this upgrade. Well I was REALLY disappointed. Last summer I was one of the first adopter of OS X Lion as well as one of the early adopters of iCloud in October. Ever since I have been hoping that Apple will improve the features and the communication between devices.
My Griefs were:
- iMessage was only cross iOS and not compatible with iChat whereas FaceTime was enabled in every Apple devices.
- The reminders never worked for me, always messy (it is stupid to have the reminder not ordered by due date!) and I never managed to unable the location base reminders.
- iCloud document. It is crazy that Dropbox works so well, with a dedicated Dropbox folder that sync immediately the documents that are in on every devices. I did not understand why it did not worked the same for iCloud. Uploading the document on iCloud.com from the desktop computer in order to have it on the iDevices was annoying and downloading it from the cloud to have it back was inconvenient and led to duplicates. So I basically put my document on Dropbox mac to open it in the iDevice and then send it by mail to have it back to my computer. Annoying right?
I beleived that at some point Apple will fix this minor inconveniences after reading the feedbacks. Well they do but not with a tiny update but with a big paid upgrade. And the other new features are everything but amazing or crazy. Twitter integration who cares? From a phone on the go it can be useful but from a computer I am not sure… I am not sure either that releasing new OS with so few major improvement is a good idea overall.
In addition, I already tested the new iMessage for mac which is available in Beta and I am not really enthusiastic. Of course it’s really great to send iMessage from my mac to my friends’ iPhones, it creates duplicates on the phones. It is not the same conversation which is weird. I assume it’s going to be fixed soon but in the meanwhile it is not flawless.
About an other feature that grabbed my attention, safari is finally having an omnibox like Chrome. However Safari is still too slow to bring me back after a Chrome experience.
I also miss iBook for mac. Every competitors are cross platforms, why not iBooks? And what about preview in iDevices?
What about you? Are you excited by this announcement? Is there some features that are missing according to you?
Posted by Claire on February 17, 2012
What could be a better Valentine’s day post? Jenna McCarthy gives us all the secrets about life lasting marriage in a TED Talk! Did you know that married couple are richer, healthier, happier and have more sex than other people? Discover how to live happily ever after (and longer than single people), you just need to follow those tips,including:
- Drink alcohol
- Do not get fit: let your man get fatter
- Do not win a Best Actress Oscar” (Sorry for the actresses who may read me)
- Do not watch romantic comedies
Happy Valentine’s Day
Posted by Claire on February 14, 2012
JWT reminds us that tomorrow is Valentine’s day. Don’t forget to shave guys!
Posted by Claire on February 13, 2012
Really nice ad from Israel for the road safety by Roni Kleiner. Really interesting approach that is less agressive than the bloody ones that don’t have any impact anymore. However it is weird that we don’t really know for who this ad was made.
Posted by Claire on February 7, 2012