Thu - September 2, 2010

Sounds like

Adjusting sound in my sanctum
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Sat - April 10, 2010

Early MacBook computers - possible iTunes problems

My friend almost switches back
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Tue - June 30, 2009

iCal's Year 2000 Bug

Change pre-1940 dates on your Macintosh and iCal moves them to after 2000
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Mon - April 27, 2009

Readerware and LibraryThing

Database problems
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Mon - January 26, 2009

A password saga - UPDATED

Sometimes making things simple doesn't
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Thu - December 18, 2008

The elusive utility grade

Internet connections aren't there yet
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Mon - September 29, 2008

Apple's MobileMe gets failing grade

Maybe I am expecting too much
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Tue - July 29, 2008

I'm less than impressed with MobileMe - Updated

Apple let me down
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Sun - July 27, 2008

Speaking of iPhones

Not everyone is sold on the design
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Tue - January 2, 2007

Tweaking the blogs and banging my head against the wall

It's not enough that a program codes HTML for me, I want it to work nearly instantaneously.
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Wed - December 6, 2006


I've been experimenting with Gmail exclusively for my Palm. The good news is that it works with a couple of modifications on the setup. The bad news is that it doesn't send attachments very well and Palm's Versamail program has some serious limitations.
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Mon - October 16, 2006

Cell phone

I hate phones with a passion. I didn't use to hate phones. I actually like the idea of being to communicate almost anywhere. But no one calls me to give me a Lamborghini. It's always because they want me to fix something. Finally, after years of putting it off, I've accepted the digital tether to get a cell phone.
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Wed - July 12, 2006

AAAAIIGGHH Palm withdrawl

I've been without a working Palm since last week. I could probably get the old one working for a few hours at a time, but I have to question if it is worth it.

At first, it wasn't so bad, but the last couple of days I really have felt it. I don't have the shakes yet but it is only a matter of time.
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Fri - January 20, 2006

Business cards

I needed some quickie business cards for this weekend. Nothing fancy, just something that is customized to a specific occasion. So naturally I went to AppleWorks.
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Thu - January 12, 2006

Fun with Airport Extreme

Since I have multiple computers, I think wireless networks are the best thing since internet access. The idea of having my laptop work anywhere in the house and not having to change things for the "main" computer is great. I've used Apple's Airport for years, and burned out two Graphite Base Stations (they had some heat dissipation issues).

Well, the last time that happened, I upgraded to an Airport Extreme because I wanted to be able to share one printer for multiple computers. And at the same time, I upgraded from dialup to a cable modem. Yes, it is possible to use dialup on a 802.11 network, it is just slow, but with only two or three computers it is not noticeably slower than regular dialup.

Everything has worked very well until I got too smart for my own good.
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Mon - December 12, 2005

Static and connections

The Palm m515 is a great PDA, no doubt about it.

Except it has one big flaw. Over time (and with varying temperatures) a mild static charge builds up across a couple of places. This has no effect on the PDA itself, but it can prevent the m515 from connecting to a USB equipped computer.

The good news is that Palm acknowledged the error as part of a class action lawsuit and provides cards free of charge to reset the Palm and discharge the static.

The bad news is that the Florida company that Palm subcontracted the job to stinks.
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