Category Archives: Mac Stuff

On Grieving for the Famous

Two quick things about reactions to Steve Jobs’s passing: 1. Bill Gates would get a much bigger outpouring if he were to pass away under similar circumstances than people think. It would just be of a completely different character because … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in a Dark Room in Cupertino

Giving you a break from Depression II: Bailout Boogaloo, Apple has justified my continued holding of the stock. They have dropped the NDA on iPhone applications developers, ending one of the two biggest obstacles to iPhone application development. Now, at … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Steve Jobs Lost Weight

‘Cuz apparently Phil Schiller has been eating his lunch:

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Leave Steve ALONE!!! Except for the real issues.

I think some people think this is an accurate representation of me, late at night: There are real issues to get upset at Apple about, though I think Steve’s health issue is at this point merely annoying than important–and I … Continue reading

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Apple Mania Plus Bad Registration System Equals…

I just got back from San Francisco, and boy, were the lines at the Apple Store long. As in long on Friday (by news reports), on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (from in-person viewing). Yep, people were lined up at least … Continue reading

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Last-Second Macworld Prediction

Given that the consensus is that Apple will introduce an ultra-portable notebook computer to fill the void left by the 12-inch PowerBook, I predict the return of this offering will be turned down by my Mac-h8r pal Jason who always … Continue reading

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This Is What Caused Me to Dump MacFixIt

In the days of yore, when Extension Conflicts (kind of like DLL hell on Windows, except solveable) ruled the Mac troubleshooting landscape (this was a decade ago), Ted Landau’s MacFixIt site was a must-read. He had the dish on every … Continue reading

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Finally an Honest iPhone Editorial

Finally, amongst the outrage of over-privileged jackasses braying over the unfair price cut of a piece of technology–as if this didn’t happen eventually with every consumer electronics product ever–Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post captures the real reason for the … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Apple(-Bashing)

It continually amazes me the people who react to every new announcement by a computer maker with 3-5 percent market share with a ritual justification of their (usually continued) non-purchase of said item. Apple’s mindshare is truly out of proportion … Continue reading

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Why Microsoft Applications Never Look Nice

Joel Spolsky, one of the better known ex-Microsoft programmers, writes a single sentence that most displays the incomprehension of design and user experience that seems to typify Microsoft products: In the case of the iPod, the way beauty is provided … Continue reading

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