Posted October 23rd, 2013 @ 08:36pm by Erik J. Barzeski
So I've got this unusual problem. Safari on my Mac Pro will not load twitter.com (or twitter.com/iacas, or any other twitter.com URL).
- It's not the computer (and a messed up Hosts file or something), because other browsers work.
- It's not the installation of Safari or the OS, because a guest user account can access twitter.com.
- It's not the contents of ~/Library/Safari/ because I deleted it and Safari still couldn't visit the site.
- I also fully "Reset" Safari, repaired permissions, and restarted the computer.
- My keychains are fine. Keychain First Aid" is fine.
What can I try next?
2013-10-24 Update: I also cannot load PayPal or, seemingly, any secure site. I've moved the contents of my ~/.ssh folder. I've deleted com.apple.security* from my ~/Library/Preferences/. I've turned on and off the Firewall. Other browsers and other users on the same machine continue to work fine. I can access my online banking, which uses https of course.
- Changing the MTU didn't work (I don't have Rapport).
- Parental controls are not enabled. I've
chown -R iacas my ~/Library folder.
- Safari in Recovery mode (cmd-R at boot up) works fine.
- Trashing my entire ~/Library does NOT fix the problem (I did so on a duplicate startup drive). I even logged out and back in when trying this.
Posted October 22nd, 2013 @ 10:19am by Erik J. Barzeski
An important half, mind you!
Posted October 21st, 2013 @ 06:48pm by Erik J. Barzeski
We argued with Steve a bunch [about putting iTunes on Windows], and he said no. Finally, Phil Schiller and I said 'we're going to do it.' And Steve said, 'Fuck you guys, do whatever you want. You're responsible.' And he stormed out of the room." - Jon Rubinstein
Steve wasn't always right.
Posted October 20th, 2013 @ 06:42pm by Erik J. Barzeski
So apparently you can now (or soon) send an email to send cash? I like Square, and use it for golf students (among other things), but how is this going to be secure? Can't someone simply spoof an email from you to send themselves money?
Posted October 19th, 2013 @ 06:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted October 18th, 2013 @ 06:16pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'll agree with him on his Touch ID opinion - mine has a success rate of about 66% or so, with the 33% including a high number of two or more failed attempts.
Posted October 17th, 2013 @ 06:11pm by Erik J. Barzeski
AmEx patented those little numbers on your credit card, and then for the good of the industry and consumer protection donated the patent to a non-profit, who promised not to enforce the patent against banks… and then proceeded to sell the patent to Intellectual Ventures who is now suing banks over it.
Posted October 16th, 2013 @ 02:35pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted October 15th, 2013 @ 06:06pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Having not owned the original Paperwhite, I believe that original Paperwhite owners need only upgrade if they hate the spotty lighting at the bottom of their Kindles. Otherwise, you can probably wait another revision or three.
I'll do just that. Thanks.
Posted October 14th, 2013 @ 05:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
In case you didn't know:
When you’re in a web browser, and want to type .com, just tap and hold the . button to the right of the space bar, and you’ll see a popup menu which lets you choose from a number of top-level domains: as you can see below, I can choose from .us, .org, .edu, .net and .com.
Posted October 13th, 2013 @ 05:23pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Eric Chemi, head of research for Bloomberg Businessweek, pulls an amazing stat. iPhone sales in the last year exceed all revenue to Microsoft, Amazon, Comcast, or Google. The iPhone alone outsells Coca-Cola and McDonald's, perhaps the world's two most famous brands, combined.
Posted October 12th, 2013 @ 05:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Just pull to the left to reveal the timestamps.
Khoi has more.
Posted October 11th, 2013 @ 05:05pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Does anyone have any experience with Screens? I'd love to try it out, but at $19.99, it exposes one of the flaws with the App Store - there's no real way to demo the application.
Posted October 10th, 2013 @ 04:49pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The list on this page is sure to grow by two, three, or four names very shortly!
Posted October 9th, 2013 @ 04:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The comments here are about 50/50. I've not had too many problems with Apple's maps, but just today in San Antonio it failed to properly identify the location of a Texas Land & Cattle. It was off by several miles. Outdated info? No - the place has been here for years.