• Life,  Mac


    “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”    – Steve Jobs

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    I remember those dark days.

    From John Lilly’s tumblr: ‘Fuck Michael Dell’  “It was a tough time at Apple — we were trading below book value on the market — our enterprise value was actually less than our cash on hand. And the rumors were everywhere that we were going to be acquired by Sun. Someone in the audience asked him about Michael Dell’s suggestion in the press a few days previous that Apple should just shut down and return the cash to shareholders, and as I recall, Steve’s response was: “Fuck Michael Dell.”” Awesome. Someone ought make T-shirts. I know I’d buy one.

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    My Newton is down not out.

    My beloved Newton 2100 web server is offline. it’s fine. The wireless router died. The Newton (not upgraded) is running NPDS and has a wavelan silver PCMCIA card. I was using an airport express for the Newton’s 80211b wireless with WEP security. This is unfortunately the highest settings you can use for wireless on the Newton. It was strange (and awesome) )to find the airport express had failed well before the Newton. I don’t want to change my other wireless from 80211N to B and WPA2 to WEP because of our close proximity to lots of neighbors. Fear not, gentle reader. We shall figure this out. In the meantime if you have an old…

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    iPhone hidden data and brouhaha

    I first read of the iPhone hidden data from the usual sources a Mac person turns to; My twitter stream and daringfireball.net. My friends and twitter pals are generally of the Macintosh using persuasion, I saw several references to the data kept on iPhones and a reference to the open source Mac app released by Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden to allow iPhone users to actually see their iPhone’s data visualized over a map with a timeline. I installed the app and sure enough, saw my iPhone data visualization, with the timeline running as a sort of slideshow. I saw that it referenced my car trip to NC to my…

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    It’s A/UX night kids. Let’s get to it!

    Man how weird. I finished up a long week, I feel good that I got lots done, but I also feel like my time just isn’t my own. I’m supposed to help out the nice old lady next door with her new PC and wireless router, but frankly I’d rather stick needles in my eyes. It’s friday night, I’d love a beer but tomorrow is the work Halloween party, so drinking tonight would just be silly. I’m exhausted but bored and a little restless. The teenager has his GF over, which really makes me uncomfortable in our small house, so its down to the basement Lab I go. Julie is…

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    An interesting point about the current state of the macintosh.

    I’ve always been fascinated by computer viruses. I’ve read lots of books, and in my job, used to take great delight in the challenge of removing them from friends/coworkers computers. This goes back to when I was living in NYC. I used to post to the antivirus newsgroups, I’ve communicated via email back and forth a few times with Dr. Solomon, emailed Robert Morris at MIT like some sad groupie (under the pretense of asking him if it was ok to use the MIT NTP servers which he was in charge of at the time) saved a woman’s doctoral thesis from an attached virus and certain doom, stuff like that.…