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Archive for December, 2013

The ABRMS license at GitHub will be popular with a few software developers. 🙂

The NSA: An Inside View reminds me of the conversations I've had with my wife about liberties, storing emails, etc. She has said "They can keep and read all my emails, I don't care. I'm not doing anything wrong and I'm boring." I'm more on the side of don't talk to the police (though not […]

A 27-year-old Mac Plus Surfs the Web

How I introduced a 27-year-old computer to the Web.

Drobo Labels on Mavericks

It looks like nobody at Drobo anticipated (or cares about) the change to labels in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). This is the installer disk image for Drobo Dashboard. 😛

If you get the chance, please check out my project on Indiegogo. "Lowest Score Wins" is… well, I may as well just copy what it says: "Lowest Score Wins" (or "LSW") is a first-of-its kind book that will lower your score the very next time you play. Lots of books promise to make you better… […]

Lost Internet Connection

12/14/13 1:47:37.026 PM mDNSResponder[38]: mDNSPlatformTCPSocket: socket error 0 errno 49 (Can't assign requested address)12/14/13 1:47:37.026 PM mDNSResponder[38]: MakeTCPConn: unable to create TCP socket And in CURL: curl: (7) Failed to connect to Can't assign requested address Essentially all HTTP requests fail (pings still work). The solution seems to be a variant of: sudo ifconfig […]

TouchID Accuracy Decay

Touch ID: I've been using Touch ID since I got an iPhone 5s in mid-October. Generally speaking, I like it, and I find it faster than the old swipe-and-passcode method, but I've felt compelled to reteach it my fingerprints twice already. I know this sounds impossible, but its recognition of my prints seems to decay […]

Behind Apple's mutiny against its court-ordered ebooks monitor - Fortune Features Not in the way that you might think, either: The more eye-catching of Apple's claims were its accusations that Bromwich was already insisting on meeting every member of Apple's executive team and board, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Jr., and the company's […]

iOS and Android on Black Friday

Android may have the market share lead, but iOS is still where it's at: iOS-based devices drove more than $543 million dollars in online sales, with iPad taking a 77 percent share. Android-based devices were responsible for $148 million in online sales, a 4.9 percent share of mobile driven online sales.

29 Dumb Things Finance People Say: 1. "They don't have any debt except for a mortgage and student loans." OK. And I'm vegan except for bacon-wrapped steak. 3. "Earnings missed estimates." No. Earnings don't miss estimates; estimates miss earnings. No one ever says "the weather missed estimates." They blame the weatherman for getting it wrong. […]

How Square moves Cash

How Square moves Cash is a simple article. Nothing I didn't know already, but only takes a minute to read. I've been on PayPal for a LONG time, and I use a combination of PayPal and Square when a customer wants to pay me (often a golf student).

Everything fits on the screen at one time, too!

Crafting MLB’s Schedule

Major league baseball's schedule affects the lives of millions of Americans. For 25 years, the masterminds behind the massive undertaking were The Stephensons. A husband and wife duo working with a computer, a pencil and a great deal of cooperation. ESPN has a great video on the husband-wife team that have crafted MLB's schedule for […]

Concussions in Baseball Too

I hadn't ever thought about it, but apparently concussions are common in baseball among catchers (foul tips can be especially dangerous). In fact, concussions are causing arguably the best catcher in baseball to try out first base.

Apple and the Black Executive

Khoi Vinh points out that Apple doesn't have a black executive posted on their executive profiles page. Huh????