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Archive for October, 2011

State of the Mac Pro

My Mac Pro is getting older. It's a 2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Xeon with 13 GB of RAM. I've got four 1 TB SATA disks inside. It's hooked up to an older 23" Cinema Display and is on its second video card. The top SuperDrive (I have two) sticks sometimes when you eject the […]

Worth the time it takes to read, her eulogy summarizes the positives. One could only hope that their final words are as good as "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow." Mine will probably be something like "just plug it in already." 😛

Couch to 5K? Or 10K?

I've long said that I really don't like running. I still don't - it's hard on the knees, sucks during the winter in Erie, and is pretty boring. I'd opt for inline skating - easier on the knees and more interesting because you can go farther - but if you can't run in Erie you […]

iPhone 4S Rattle

I'm a bit surprised by Apple at this. It's a "problem" on every (three) iPhone 4S I've tried. I can try it on a friend's iPhone 4, as well, but I suspect I'll see the same thing there. The "problem" is this: Grab your iPhone 4S near the home button (bottom). Tap the back of […]

Happy 34th

Yippee! You're still older than me! 😀 Gifts this year? A stapler and a steam cleaner. Fun. 😛

Entourage’s Final Season

I've missed it. D'oh. I'll have to buy it in iTunes or something. I hear the ending is lousy and there may or may not be a movie. Pffffft. Oh, that reminds me, too. Dexter has probably started up already too.

Proving God’s Existence

In talks with friends, they've admitted you cannot prove God exists (just as you cannot prove God doesn't exist). Sure, they'll cite things like "the natural beauty" and whatnot, but they cannot prove it. They'll almost uniformly say that it's a feeling they have. One friend a long time ago described it as a warm […]

iPhone 4S Battery Life

After reading this article, I made a few changes. The first few days my battery life was really bad. I first did a deep drain. The phone sat at 1% of moderate usage for 45 minutes, despite going from 3 to 1 in about ten minutes. That seemed to help. Then I did some things […]

Celebrating Steve

Well worth the 80 minutes. Or, really, 60 minutes since you can turn it off when you hear the word "Coldplay." http://www.apple.com/celebrating-steve/ I loved Jonathan Ive's speech.

Steve Jobs on Design

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. Steve […]

Carey and I were grandfathered in to AT&T's unlimited data plan. At $30 a month, it was a steal, particularly since we'd "only" get 2 GB of data if we downgraded to the $25/month plan. And yet, I've done just that, saving us all of $10/month. Why? The answer is in the extended entry:

Is this the gold standard for do-it-yourself fried chicken? I may have to try this sometime…

Remembering Steve

At several points in the day I'd stumble across the browser tab that had http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/ in it, and I'd sit, reading the thoughts of others for two to ten minutes each time. I don't think I'll close that tab any time soon.

Facebook’s New Profile Page

When is this "timeline" going to debut? I heard it was being held up a bit in the courts, perhaps voluntarily, but I like it and I'd like to see it for all people, not just the 10 of my friends that have "switched" via the back-channel way of "pretending to be a developer."

I saw something written somewhere I've long since forgotten, and I'm certain someone can clean this thought up quite a bit, but here it is: Apple is arguably the pioneer in: The mouse-driven UI The touch-driven UI The voice-driven UI Siri, of course, is the last of those. One could make the case that every […]

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