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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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Finding audio previews for album tracks in iTunes with PHP

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

When I started building my mashups with PHP one idea I had was to fetch audio previews for songs and albums, this was supposedly possible with the Amazon Product Advertising API, but I could never get it to work with the limited data I had in my csv file…

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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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