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Archive for the 'Computing' Category

Windows = Productivity?

Since when? Emphasis added, but the quote comes right from this page: Of course, Windows Vista is still Windows, and that means you can be far more productive with Vista than is possible with OS X, especially if you're a heavy keyboard user like me. Virtually all of the familiar Windows keyboard shortcuts work just […]

iTunes Multi-Pass

Yes, the first thing I thought of was the Fifth Element. Unfortunately, "multipass!" is Milla Jovovich's line, not Chris Tucker's. That's not all Ken Fisher gets wrong in his take on iTunes' new payment option. Specifically, the Multi-Pass is not a subscription, but simply a discount for volume purchases. Subscriptions end. Your rights to items […]

GMail Spam Recipes

Yes, GMail, that's exactly what I want to see: a few hundred different links to sites that will show me how to cook actual spam while deleting the spam in my Spam folder. Uh huh. You read my mind. P.S. Sure wish there was a way to just empty my entire spam folder in one […]

Free Pilot of NBC’s Conviction

You too can download the free pilot episode (and some other promo stuff) of NBC's new show Conviction. While I don't think I am going to watch the show, it's nice to have a free episode, and I think this is a great way to promote the show. After all, I'd never heard of it […]

Dvorak: Apple to Switch to Windows

Scott Stevenson writes about it here, and I'm not going to give Dvorak the pleasure of another incoming link. The title says it all, and I also don't want to give Dvorak the pleasure of knowing I've wasted any more than this brief slice of time thinking about him. P.S. Dvorak is just an attention […]

This, while being cool and helpful, is also kinda creepy. Isn't it? I mean, just look at this Windows window inside a Mac window. It goes beyond even Virtual PC creepiness. Regardless, very cool of I almost typed "" That'd be a fun domain name…

A Billion iTunes

So you can win some things if you download the billionth song. Great. I can't even add some items to my shopping cart. I get an error 502. I owe someone an iTMS gift certificate and I can't even access the proper "page" to buy a gift certificate, nor can I add songs to my […]

IE7 Beta 2

I don't know what all of the fuss is about - it still looks hideous. Absolutely hideous. But so long as it renders pages properly, I couldn't care less how it looks because at least I don't have to use it.

ICQ Spam

I've been getting a lot of ICQ spam lately. And it's not even spam: it's a bunch of German asking "hello" and "how are you" and so forth. No links - just mindless German babble. Worse yet, Adium can't seem to block the spammers. WTF?

iTunes ‘Spyware’ No More

Not that it ever was, but not it certainly isn't.

iTunes is Spying On Me!

No, it's not, and those that want to complain that Apple has suddenly become Non-Public* Enemy #1. Hogwash, people: However, this isn't about the MiniStore itself. It’s about Apple's attitude in rolling this change out to the millions of iTunes users, without as much as a peep about what's going on behind the scenes Frankly, […]

Read about it here. While I am of the opinion that the Lugz/Eminem ads are surprisingly similar, to this latest charge I must ask one simple question: how many different shots could one possibly get inside Intel? In other words, so what if the motions of the machines are similar? They do the same things […]

Grokster Seized

From the "government threatening its citizens" department comes this nugget (visit The United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that using this service to trade copyrighted material is illegal. Copying copyrighted motion picture and music files using unauthorized peer-to-peer services is illegal and is prosecuted by copyright owners. There are legal services for downloading music […]


If this thing (Tunatic) worked, it'd be pretty neat. As of now, it doesn't identify very many songs at all.

Photoshop’s Pattern Maker Sucks

I scanned in a few pieces of felt (on a sample card - you get to choose the color) and wanted to make the felt a background image on a website. It may have been too tacky to use in the end, but I was looking mostly to get an image that resembled just a […]