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Archive for the 'Computing' Category

Sheer Computing Bliss

I take about 1% of the credit for switching Jeff to the Mac, and I'm happy he's found sheer computing bliss. Plus, it's funny hearing a youth pastor talk about demons and being posessed.

And lots of people are complaining. In related news, the icon for The Sand Trap's Podcast now appears properly.

iTunes Labels

You know what would be nice in iTunes? Labels. That's right, I may want to color some of my songs blue and others red. Mostly for sorting things I have processed against those I haven't, but there could be other reasons. Yes, I could use one of the "extra" fields in the ID3 tags to […]

WWW Required

I've written about this before… a Web site configured such that "www" (or its absence) causes the site to fail to work. Today I found another: times out while works quickly. Silly! FWIW, I hate "www." I think it's redundant and useless. "" should go to the same place as "" and, particularly […]

iTunes 6 Loses ‘Sheen’

Scott points out that iTunes 6 has lost the "sheen" or reflection added in iTunes 5, and he's correct.

Movie Trailers in iTMS

Well, it's officially an iTunes Music Store, Video Edition lunch for me today. Another question: why can't I download trailers via the store for play on my iPod? It seems like a logical extension. I can download movies from and convert them for use on the iPod. Why can't Apple provide "iPod Trailers" within […]

Music Videos on iTMS

I can see people buying TV shows for their iPod. Heck, if I had a commute, I'd buy some TV shows to watch going and coming to work. But I think music videos may be the bigger catch, the bigger draw. They're dual-purpose, in fact: if the music video comes up in a random playlist […]

Douchebag of the Day: Bronfman

A record exec, when talking about the need to push for variable song pricing ($0.99 and up), says: "We are selling our songs through iPod, but we don't have a share of iPod's revenue," he said. "We want to share in those revenue streams. We have to get out of the mindset that our content […]

Theft is Bad

If I had known that Steve Jobs wrote a chapter of the Bible, I'd have read it more carefully: Theft is bad, you don't want to burn in Hell. -- Jobs 9:20 The best thing (and the worst) about MacNN continues to be the comments.

Douche of the Day: Rob Enderle

Could this guy write worse crap than this article? This has to be one of the dumbest, "wrongest," and "patheticist" articles I've ever read. Heck, Rob's only competition is his wife, largely for this review of the iMac G5.

Sun’s Rejected Server Ads

Okay, so more than one giant computer company has a sense of humor. Sun shows us some of their rejected ads and Microsoft foists Office 12 with brushed metal and Aqua-like components on Windows users. The difference? Sun is laughing with their customers, while Microsoft is seemingly laughing at them.

Retards on AIM

For some reason, for the past few weeks, I get several queries a day from what seem to be bots - except they're not, because they respond "intelligently." One is named "betcha20bucks" and they IM constantly asking "WHO IS THIS" and other stuff. From just now: 12:36:34PM betcha20bucks: HI 12:36:58PM betcha20bucks: WHO IS THIS 12:37:56PM […]

Google Talk

I'm on Google Talk now. The settings, for Adium: Jabber ID: [username] Password: [Your GMail Password] Connect Server: Resource: Adium Port: 5222 Mail: [your choice] Security: check "use TLS encryption" but leave "force old-style SSL" and "allow plaintext authentication" unchecked. That's it. Say hi if you'd like - I'm "erikjb" on Gmail…

WiFi in Consoles

An article at IGN claims that the PS3 and the Revolution will both support WiFi out of the box. August 10, 2005 - While all three console manufacturers finally agree on the importance of online gaming, Nintendo and Sony have expressed particular confidence in the growing popularity of wireless Internet connections at home: both the […]

For Bud Landry

Bud, I hope this helps, since no email to you gets through. Your email ID has been replaced with "emailaddress" below.

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