Avishaan Sethi

Upgrade from 10.8.4 to Yosemite

I swear, I was forced to do it against my will. Here is my list of bugs.

I had to make this update because I wanted to use the new Apple Swift programming language which is only present in Xcode 6+ which requires something close to Yosemite. Had I found an option to update to 10.9 instead, I would have done that.

Overall, the update process was painless. Below is a list of apps that no longer work.

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November 16, 2014

Terrible Uber Routing

Awful routing makes me wonder if I am being gouged by Uber in cities I am not familiar with.

I recently took a ride with Uber through SF, a city I am very familiar with. And the Uber app wanted to take the driver a completely unbelievable route that would have almost definitely cost me more. When looking at the route in Google we can see a much more reasonable route.

I can never trust Uber routing again.

Here are my problems with this:

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November 05, 2014

A Look at a Lyft Bug

Discussing a bug in the Lyft app that potentially gets users rides at a lower 'prime time' multiplier.

I am a huge fan of pushing the limits when it comes to existing services. Lyft does just that. I recently stumbled across a 'bug' that may not actually be a bug in the typical software sense. However, from Lyft's perspective it may as well be a bug.

How-To Get a Lower Rate

You can get this cheaper rate by simply . . .

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October 15, 2014