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Ok so I was having issues with my wireless connection so I went into my Network and Sharing on my Vista Ultimate PC. I found the following: Notice the MobileMe Preferences? Has Microsoft loaded this through a service pack or update? Or has iTunes loaded this through one of their updates? I don't subscribe to MobileMe and it isn't something I chose to install. I wish software vendors would stop forcing their wears on us. I assume this is Apple doing this as they did the same thing with Safari. I will ...
I got tagged by Rob Reynolds && Doug Butscher with the "How I Got Started Programming" blog meme, so here is my story. How old were you when you started programming? I wrote my first BASIC program when I was 10. It was a program that scrolled test from the bottom to the top of the screen. I think it was on a Trash-80. What was your first language? Basic. I did it with the Trash-80 and spent a summer taking a Basic programming class for Apple IIe. (I'm such a geek). What was the first real ...
Read this article today. We've had a couple of bad apples on our team so far, and they caused quite a bit of grief before they were removed. On an agile team, the team can't function if the apples are bad, and a single bad apple can cause much grief for the entire team. Technorati Tags: Agile ...
Not content to sit on the side lines as “Beatle Mania 2” took place last week, I finally went out and bought myself a used iPhone. I am in love. I, of course, had to unlock mine for T-Mobile which was difficult because the previous owner upgraded to the 2.0 firmware. The device is truly amazing. It has rekindled my love of Audible.com. As I went out to the web to learn about the iPhone, I have only one issue. Can you guess what it is? Bueller? If you guessed Apple users you win!!! Reading the post ...
I'm pretty tired of hearing about how "great" the Iphone 3G is. So here's a short tribute to my trusty Windows Mobile powered Tilt. My Tilt already had GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G capability when I bought it. I didn't have to wait hours overnight for a sales clerk to tell me "here's your phone, it doesn't work all the way, but good luck activating it at home!" My Tilt has MMS capability - Granted I don't use it as much as others do, but for such a "great" phone you'd think Apple would have included such ...
Why isn't Guitar Hero out for the iPhone yet in the app store? Don’t tell me the folks that make this awesomely addictive game have overlooked this platform! For anywhere from five to ten bucks I wouldn't even think twice about getting this game. Especially when it could be combined with the iTunes store in some fashion to download the songs from the game, or get exclusive game-related content like live song versions or other unreleased material – videos from the band or interviews? Rock on. And ...
In my previous post, I was focused on making One Game per Month. Well, that only works if you continue to work on it. I, on the other hand, got distracted on doing something else. Which is a problem, because when it stops being fun and I'm in the bowels of coding and debugging, it seems more like work. This brought to my mind the nature of epiphany. We all want to get that lightning bolt from the sky that gives us the great idea. In fact, epiphany used to mean that you got the idea from God. I am ...
From ZD Net Australia: in brief Citrix used its thin client technology to demonstrate an Apple iPhone running Windows XP, at the recent Citrix Application Delivery Conference in Melbourne. Windows XP, seen below running on the iPhone, was loaded using Citrix's thin client desktop software XenDesktop. Using the Citrix ICA client — a UNIX application that allows devices to access Windows sessions on a Citrix server — the presenter was able to run Windows on the iPhone via Wi-Fi. Hit the link above ...
O2 remains the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the UK for iPhone 3G. In keeping with Steve Jobs announcement the cost has been kept right as well. O2 offers the following four tariffs for iPhone 3G: £30/month - 8GB iPhone £99 - 16GB iPhone £159 - 75 Minutes - 125 Texts - Unlimited Data & WiFi - 18 month contract £35/month - 8GB iPhone £99 - 16GB iPhone £159 - 600 Minutes - 500 Texts - Unlimited Data & WiFi - 18 month contract £45/month - 8GB iPhone Free - 16GB iPhone £59 - 1200 Minutes ...
Okay, I didnt know what to expect this being my first Apple WWDC. I am a vetran of ten Microsoft TechEd’s and a couple MECs. For the most part, Microsoft has cold the logistics of feeding, moving and running over ten thousand people around in an orderly fashion. People would joke about the strictness of the lunch ushers or the “soda and cookie nazis” that guarded the coolers and treats until just the right moment. We laughed at the guards that made us go a certain way and managed the ebb and flow ...
Announced today were the new features for the next OS version release for the Mac OS X – 10.6 – code named Snow Leopard. Each of the previous seven released over the last eight years since OS X was introduced ushered in over 1000 new features. Number of new features being slated for introduction with Snow Leopard? Zero. None. Nada. Okay, wait, there is one. Native OS integration with Microsoft’s Exchange server. Apple publicly acknowledged the market share Exchange server holds and has built native ...
OK, so my first non-intro post will not be on technology - I will post something relevant to this site but first I need to get this out of my system :) If you know me, you know I have an addictive personality. One of my latest addictions is this TV show Battlestar Galactica. I was given the first 3 seasons and got hooked after the first episode. Since then, I have been developing my master theory on how this 'frakking' thing ends (this is the last season). I revealed many aspects of my theory at ...
Here is the brief intro on me and why this blog has been created... My name is Eric McCarthy and I am a Helpdesk Hero. I work as a technical support analyst for Keane Inc. in Montpelier, VT. On a daily basis, I along with my colleagues handle the ritualistic duties of password resets, unlocking accounts, tweaking PC's to make them run more efficiently and explaining to users the long and short of our proprietary software. I know that there is a short retention rate for those in my field and wanted ...
I recently purchase an Airport Extreme to get the 'N' coverage my Home Hub doesn't provide. As I have BT Vision (works very, very well) I couldn't scrape my Home Hub. I have a number of computers that need to hang of this not least my XBOX 360 and PS3 (bluray player not games machine note) so I approached this with a little trepidation. My computers are a mixture of Wintel PC's and Laptops + 3 MAC's (note each also runs Vista). Advice from my friendly MAC shop was just to use the supplied Airport ...
My wife and I were talking by phone while I was at a store when she mentioned that she wanted an MP3 player for use around the house. Easy in-car use was also a requirement. I went to the music player display case to see what was offered. A full 80% of the boxes were various flavors of iPods. The rest were Zunes with a couple of Samsung units. Since I have a bad opinion of Apple DRM and iTunes lock-in, I bought her a 4GB pink Zune and brought it home. My wife loved opening the box and playing with ...
It'll cause you to miss your flight. Very funny. http://www.michaelnygard.co... Technorati Tags: Government,TSA,Apple ...
In a move sure to make many an ITPro squeal with delight, Apple announced today that the iPhone will soon be enterprise-ready by licensing ActiveSync from Microsoft and adding remote lock, remote wipe and other requested features. Sign up for the Enterprise Beta program here. The iPhone will offer full Exchange support, thanks to licenses from Microsoft. The iPhone will also get enterprise-friendly security features, including remote wipe, support for Cisco IPsec VPN, certificates, identities, and ...
I have an IPod, and I quite like the miserable thing. However, ITunes is a pain in the kiester. Whenever there's an update, I can't get the itunes update without the STUPID QUICK TIME PLAYER being installed. If they just installed the thing, it'd be fine, but they insist on believing that everyone in the world spends ALL of their time in "quick time player." In fact, it's so important, that they put a stupid icon on my desktop, which I can't prevent, and put a stupid icon in my quick launch toolbar! ...
Last week I attended the Black Hat DC 2008 Briefings. The following is a list of the presentations I saw, the key concepts discussed as well as things I found interesting or didn’t know. Summary of Black Hat DC 2008 Briefings DAY 1 - Web App Track Preparing for the Cross Site Request Forgery Defense · A cross site request forgery (CSRF) can be used to force users to submit data to online web applications, sometimes manipulating their local cache or history. · This vulnerability could make a user ...
Die Daten aus dem System Management Bios geben Aufschluss über die vorliegende Hardware und können nutzbringend in der eigenen Software verwendet werden. Ich selbst wollte SMBIOS-Daten auch in einer Applikation auf einem Mac Book Pro verwenden. Um diese auslesen zu können habe ich ein wenig suchen müssen. Aus diesem Grund möchte ich hier eine Step-By-Step-Beschreibung zu diesem Thema weitergeben: Wo findet man die SMBIOS Daten: In der Dokumentation des Standards findet man einen Hinweis das sich ...
From TheStreet.com: Mac Owners are Snobs Technorati Tags: apple,video ...
The media can't get enough of Apple, and frankly, I'm sick of it. Last year, Apple sold 3.7 million iPhones worldwide, and the press (particularly the really awful news.com site) can't get enough of them. That sounds like a lot of phones, until you realize that the leading seller of phones, Nokia, sold 111 million phones IN THE THIRD QUARTER ALONE! The total global market was 1.12 billion units, giving Apple a whopping .33 percent market share. Now granted, Apple didn't sell the phones the entire ...
Let's get one thing out of the way fast: There is no possible way to build and ship quality software on a tight schedule by outsourcing the development, period. If you are in the business of software, then be in the business of software and suck it up and build a team that can write the code. Outsourcing your primary application development is the equivalent of outsourcing the defense of a country. Here's the primary thing you are admitting when you outsource: By outsourcing the development of your ...
The centerpiece of any successful development project is the team that builds it. There is no other single most important contributing factor to building great products. No tools, no development methods, no amount of money and no amount of time can substitute for the importance of an exceptional team if you plan to create an exceptional product. Some in our industry operate under the assumption "with a good system and a fine-tuned set of processes, you can build anything with a group of average Joes." ...
According to Wikipedia, in Software Engineering, a Methodology is defined as: A codified set of practices (sometimes accompanied by training materials, formal educational programs, worksheets, and diagramming tools) that may be repeatably carried out to produce software. Unfortunately, that definition is believed by many, and it's dead wrong. If you believe it, your projects may be doomed to failure. Methodologies are systems for the creation of things. A system designed to manufacture cars at Ford ...
auch auf einem Apple Mac nutzt man in der Regel dynamische Bibliotheken um komplexer werdende Software in verschiedene Module aufzuteilen. Wie auch unter Linux ist das aber so ein Sache wenn es dann um die Verteilung des gesamten Produkts geht. Die von Windows bekannte Side-by-Side-Execution greift leider nicht und somit such der Library-Loader eben nicht im lokalen Verzeichnis nach der Datei. Also was tun. Apple hat zu diesem Zweck dsa Konzept der Bundles. Bundles sind eigentlich nur festgesetzte ...
So it would appear that Kyle at iFixit is something of a closet Mac Service guy? ;-) Really this is very nice to see exactly what is under the hood of this well hyped Laptop, this way you really get to see what's under the hood and know what you are actually paying for. It is nice to see that it is not that hard to get in to possibly replace the battery if needed? Look! We found the battery. Unfortunately, it's no longer considered a user-installable part by Apple and is attached to the case by 9 ...
Tech night 08 was a great success last night in the Lakefront room at LHPS. There were close to 50 students and parents in attendance to listen to Andrea Barr from Apple who talked about Podcasting. Etan Horowitz from the Orlando Sentinel talked about Tech Tips for students. Richard Connor from Laptop Plus dove into pc security and finally Dan Waters from Microsoft talked about the tablet pc and Onenote software. Lots of information in two hours time. Thanks to Microsoft for the donation of an XBOX ...
My husband and I use Netflix for our movie rentals. The unlimited streaming has become a favorite at our house. Being technical, we have a lot of machines. We have our machines at work and the ones at home and I finally got myself a new laptop over the weekend. I went to watch a streaming video from Netflix and before the show popped up I got a message saying that 8 machines had been used to watch streaming video and to please call customer service to confirm my account wasn't being used by unauthorized ...
Please stop shoving icons onto my desktop and quick launch bar every time you update. Your like a rude guest that shows up unannounced and then leaves his trash behind. I'd tell you from now on it's by appointment only, but for some reason if I don't let you show up when you want, your many enemies might break into my house. Why don't they just break into yours? I like spending time with you. Well, not really. But you're the only way I can Quickly view some of my videos, any Time I want. And I know ...
Last year the IPHONE, this year the MacBook Air billed as the world's thinnest notebook was announced this week at the Macworld Expo Show in San Francisco. Apple's products are very cool looking and very appealing to students. The MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display that has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. The backlighting saves power and provides "instant on" response from the moment you turn it on. The device has a slightly wedge-shaped profile. It weighs about 3 pounds, ...
(Hopefully Apple doesn't mind me hotlinking to their site for a little free advertising) All I have to say is SWEET! I have never seen a sexier computer in my life. I think Apple has done it again, that being said--- A) I still have my Macbook Pro which is very much up to date (just less so now :( ). B) I work on a Dell now. C) While I can't say anything really bad about 1st Gen apple products (I have owned a few), in my experience you will probably end up sending it in for service at some point. ...
Recently, I installed Vista SP1 RC Public Availability Programme (here) and I was initially disappointed as on inspection it was business as usual I couldn't find any differences and I was left wondering what was all that about then? I even took the time to do timings to do a before and after on times that was important to me such as timings in a DirectX games and none of them have changed, I even re-run them again and not one difference. So what I wanted from Vista SP1 was better performance in ...
The regular panel of judges used to select the monthly Caffeinated Codey winners are all far too hung over to competently decide the overall winners for the year, so I've decided to let the nominees fight it out pollDaddy style and then actually award the survivors real prizes for a change. Rules I have selected 4 categories with 5 nominees per category. All the nominees were either previous Caffeinated Codey winners or else featured in one of my review posts this year. For now, all of the categories ...
It's time for the next installment of the monthly Caffeinated Codey awards, where the link love flows for my favorite posts from the month. For Most Obsessive Blog Comment Recovery Operation...Eric Sink for his post Be My Support Group. After losing a lengthy blog comment due to a random Firefox error, Eric describes his multi-hour effort to recover the data using a packet sniffer and some url-decoding. Eric has long since joined the dark side of the force (business and marketing), so can you imagine ...
Having played (and completed!) both Fallout and Fallout-2 I was disappointed (as were so many Fallout fans) to hear that Fallout-3 was cancelled a few years back. There were rumors now and again that Fallout 3 would be resurrected but now it seems it really will be…the question remains though whether this will be a good thing or not in the end. The company currently developing Fallout-3 is Bethesda Softworks – if you’re a gamer you’ve no doubt heard of them. I’ve enjoyed their games in the past (Elder ...
I just caught up on my Fake Steve Jobs reading and I am now convinced that Microsoft's approach to the blogger problem completely lacks imagination and style. When faced with the likes of Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, and Rob Conery, Microsoft takes the sissy approach of hiring them and keeping them so busy on cool projects that they use up most of their blogging wiggles and focus their remaining writing energy on sharing about the projects they are feverishly working on. By contrast, it appears that ...
After iPhone, few other names have been making frequent rounds of the internet recently. Since I am an early adopter of iPhone and majorly interested in gPhone and any other variants I thought I might as well jump in and clarify some terms and/or miconceptions at play here. iPhone as you may already be aware is an actual phone running a stripped down version of the famous Mac OS X. The iPhone has gone through many firmware upgrade ever since its introduction a while ago. In North America, Apple has ...
No the world is not ending, well I don't know if it is or isn't, but John and myself switched to MacBook Pros from our Toshibas. These machines are amazing. I have never been so excited to work with Vista. Don't worry, I am not a switcher. While I downloaded Vista Business from MSDN, I used OS X Leopard and I had the same reaction that I did with my original Apple PowerBook, "What can I do?" I was literally bored on a computer and that takes a lot. Those awesome applications they talk about on the ...
I must be allergic to Apples since every time I watch a commercial or listen to someone hype them I get irritated. Lately there have been a couple of posts and podcasts that have given me a little relief. Scoble has been having problems lately with his Macs and Hanselman was relating some issues with his on the latest Polymorphic Podcast. The observation here is not that Windows machines are any better than Apples. It is that Apples really aren't special or immune to problems. It more you load onto ...
David Laribee is prepping right now for his talk...yet another Mac user, and not like others who are using Windows on his Mac...we're going to be seeing Apple Keynote in action folks! Another full house here in the Agile room. David looks to be using a 15" Mac Powerbook. I wasn't a huge fan of the smaller screen size, but Kent Sharkey was in the office last week with his and the resolution is surprisingly good. Woodsy almost tripped Oren...geeze Woodsy, are you that badly wanting to speak that you'd ...
With the success Apple has had rolling out the iPod, Amazon is trying to follow suit. They just released a new eBook device called the Kindle, and most reviewers are not taking kindly to it. They cite the high cost ($400) for the gadget as well as its limited web access (only to certain blogs, nytimes.com and amazon.com) as significant drawbacks. The glare reduction engineered in the product, and the fact that it saves trees are pluses. Generally I do not want to bring a laptop when I go on vacation ...
I had talked myself into buying one of the new Microsoft Zune 80 media players. It just so happens I'm in the Detroit area this week and figured I'd try to find one since they were launching during my trip. Well, nobody has them. I've seen the 4 and 8GB models, but not the 80. I tried a few stores like Best Buy and Circuit City. At Best Buy they told me you had to order it online, they didn't get them in the store. The online store says they are backordered. The folks at Circuit City were even less ...
I must confess that I noticed a colleague with a HTC Touch a few weeks back and was instantly drawn to "Touch" it, it wasn't the actual Touch interface that did it, it was the size and elegance of the design - very sweet, almost like a case of "if Apple did black mobile handsets, this is what it would/should look like" So I recently made a slight deviation on the way to a Clients just to call in a shop that has the Touch so that I could have another look and feel - and I have to say that my gadget ...
Puh, es ist geschafft - Mein erster Computer von Apple ist da. Wie es sich für einen Software-Menschen gehört wurde natürlich gleich XCode installiert um die Fähigkeiten des Cocoa Frameworks und Objective-C auszuloten. In diesem Post möchte ich die Lösung eines Problems beschreiben welches ich erst nach einigem Suchen lösen konnte. Was ist das Problem? Jede Applikation im Cocoa Framework arbeitet mit einem NSApplication-Objekt (für die MFC Coder eine Art CWinApp). Jetzt möchte ich als Programmierer ...
OK so this is hot. We have wireless capability with the Zune, but that was limited to sharing songs with other Zunes. The new Zunes will allow for wireless sync (when plugged into a power source, dock, etc.). Even more importantly, unlike those option-backdating Apple whores, they aren't sticking it to the little guy. I.e. you don't have to buy a new one to take advantage of this feature. It comes as a firmware upgrade delivered through the Zune software. The new Zunes feature a $149 4Gig flash model. ...
The Tampa Bay chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is dedicated to building a community of professionals interested in topics related to software architecture. This organization welcomes all interested professionals. Whether you are a senior enterprise architect at a fortune 100 company or an aspiring architect with only a few years of experience. The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 28 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Microsoft offices in Tampa. The speaker ...
I just read Mary Jo Foley's article talking about the all the negative publicity that Leopard, Apple's newest operating system, is receiving due to bugs, reduced functionality, and user interface issues. I started out on a Mac and have recently come to admire the sleek and light-weight design of my wife's new Apple laptop. However, I also can't help but associate Apple with some of the more annoyingly vocal zealots of their community, so I found myself smirking when I read the news. I am guessing ...
On my last trip to New York I picke dup an apple ipod touch and now im back home (in Scotland) I would have to recommend this ipod - I just love it, got some minor flaws but im watching vidoes on it and that and the picture slideshow as well as the quality of the product overall is very very good - you just cannot scratch the screen at all, period.
Well, New Jersey technically, but as I write this I am being hurtled headlong towards the big apple on what appears to be a large, metallic worm. I’ve recently relocated to New York in order to move in with my girlfriend and be closer to my family. In terms of personal life this is exactly what I want and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Professionally I was a bit hesitant. I had a really great thing going at Quicken Loans. People seemed to appreciate the work I was doing there and I had a ...