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Frickin’ Russians

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I just got an email that looked like it came from Apple. It looked like I or someone pretending to be me had changed some settings on my AppleID, something that is entirely possible given I’ve had to reset my password many times and I just downloaded several major updates from Apple yesterday. But was it a real email from Apple, no it was a phishing exercise from Russia…

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Finally Updated to Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

After the fun that was upgrading to Mac OS X Lion and tired of battling ongoing issues with WiFi/Time Capsule/Time Machine and because Opera upgraded today and mentioned the benefits of being on Mountain Lion I decided to take the plunge, backup and upgrade over Ethernet…

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Apple still struggles with social

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Lost among all the glossy photos of the new iPhone, Apple quietly announce the closure and failure of Ping…

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iTunes Match Disappoints So Far

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

I’ve been waiting for iTunes Match since before the project had a name…

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Upgraded to iOS 5 and iTunes 10.5

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

It took several attempts and for a while I didn’t think it was ever going to work, but I now have iOS 5 on my iPhone 3GS and am using iTunes 10.5 and iCloud…

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Microsoft Office Upgrade

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

After yesterday’s furious update of Mac OS X Lion and a whole bunch of apps, I finally got around to trying my new version of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel this morning…

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Mac OS X Lion costs more than you think

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I know Lion was coming. I follow people on Twitter. They tweeted about starting to download. I decided I would upgrade and then see whether my mom and sister should upgrade. I’ve been using OS X since the public beta. I have a lot of experience using computers, upgrading computers, developing software, etc. etc. The upgrade itself went relatively smoothly, but when apps I use everyday and were in my dock had big no good symbols drawn through the icon, well I told my sister and mother not to upgrade…

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Open source VS Commercial software

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Twice now I’ve been asked in a job interview about the merits of open source VS commercial software, or how open source software can be used by corporations, or how startups can make money leveraging open source software? What are your assets if all your company does is contribute to and work with open source software? How do you assign a value to such a company?

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