The inconsistencies of shipping is amazing. My iPad 2 left China on March 13 and arrive in Salem, MA before noon on March 15. My Smart Cover left PA (only a 6 hour drive away) on March 11 and still hasn’t arrived.
Using iPhone 4 hotspot checking email from my laptop. Skyping on the iPhone at the same time. Wonder if Skype bandwidth counts towards my hotspot plan or 3G data plan.
The Great Escape was Great
Last night my wife and I had dinner at the Great Escape restaurant here in Salem. The food was outstanding. We ordered the appetizer special, which was tomatoes topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and shrimp. The shrimp was freakin’ awesome. So tasty. My wife and I kept asking each other, “How did they make the shrimp taste so good?” For dinner I had the Calabrese, which is...
Less than an hour to setup multiple blog sites using wordpress 3. Five hours tracking down why uploaded images would not display. Turned out wp-admin > Network gave me the wrong rewrite rule for the files directory. I posted my solution here.
I need to use my tumblr account more often. Maybe I’ll do that later.
I’m not a fan of Xcode iOS templates. I use Windows-based App for new projects & Obj-C class derived from NSObject for new classes. Saves me time and I can use my own structure without a lot of deleting and cut pasting.
Way to go @VMware. After being a loyal customer since 2003, you may have lost me as customer. Your products are great but your customer service sucks. For months you have emailed me telling me to renew my VMware Fusion subscription. After many failed attempt to renew, I finally talked to someone today on the phone who politely told me VMware Fusion subscriptions are not renewable. I feel mislead...
I know many computer nerds who have never bought and downloaded software online. The Mac App Store could change this, encouraging many more people to buy 3rd desktop software.
My wife couldn’t log into her online account. She didn’t know her password. I helped by correctly guessing her password on the first attempt. Not sure what to make of that.
Worst part of speaking early on the 1st day of a conference? Speaking early on the 1st day. Best part of speaking early on the 1st day? Speaking early on the 1st day.
Having a pre-Rowan Sunday, sitting on the couch with the laptop in hand and the SyFy channel on. Haven’t watched SyFy since the SciFi days. These days our TV only shows Curious George, Cars, Backyardigans, and Thomas the Tank Engine.
I tweeted earlier that I’ve been forgetful today, which is not typical of me. Sure, I forget to do things from time to time, but I rarely forget to bring things. Today has made up for years of not forgetting. It started 45 minutes into my drive when I realized I left my MBP power supply at home. I had to, of course, turn around and return home. An hour and a half of driving wasted. What...
I’m becoming disillusioned hosting open source projects. Too many feature requests and edge case bugs with little to no community contribution. I wish I had all the free time in the world to make everyone happy, adding features and fixing that bug that effect only one person. But I struggle to find enough time to work on my own business much less provide constant support for my free...
I kayaked through some of the largest waves I’ve ever had to paddle though. My spray skit did an outstanding job of keeping me dry, but it didn’t do the same for my phone. The water proof pocket on my spray skit leaked in water - I’m guessing through the zip - leaving my phone in water for a couple of hours. The phone now turns on but is reporting an error. Luckily it was not my...
Had a great time at tonight’s CocoaHeads Boston. Got a sneak peek at CloudPull, a backup service for Google Docs, and learned that the MIT iPhone app is going open source. Plus lots of other conversations including Apple’s announcements today and how alcohol warms your body.
Let me clarify my tweet about the rotation issue in my app that I can recreate using the iPad case. The case isn’t causing the issue. It’s the angle of the device when I fold the case as a stand that allows me to easily recreate the rotation problem. I’m finding some funky ways to screw up rotations in apps, including my own, by doing a combination of rotating the device and...
Every time Ira Subaru does something to piss me off, which is rare, they not only fix the problem, they go above and beyond. They definitely know how to keep me as a customer.
New logic board in the trusty ol’ MBP means it’s time to reset the MAC addressed used by Time Machine. Just another example of why computers are too complex for general users. I can’t see my wife doing this fix.
There has got to be a better way to make WordPress posting from the iPad. The WP app sucks and the web interface doesn’t completely work. My current solution is to author the posting in Pages than copy paste into the web interface. Anybody found a better way?
I still chuckle when I think back to the conversation I had last week with a lady from Verizon as I setup my MiFi device. She was explaining the importance of keeping an eye on my bandwidth usage. She also said 5GB is a lot of bandwidth and explained how she and her husband never come close to using the full 5GB each month. I, on the other hand, have already used 9GB of bandwidth from Comcast in...
I'm Now a Verizon Customer Along with Sprint and...
I’ve been a long time Sprint customer dating back to the mid-80s with Sprint Long Distance and since October 1999 with Sprint PCS. I also became an AT&T customer last summer when Apple released the iPhone 3GS. As of today I’m now also a Verizon customer. Yep, all three carriers are now getting a bit of my money each month. So why three different carriers? I use Sprint as my...
My last tumblr posting didn’t make it to Twitter. Let’s see if this one does. I think I was rushing the moment a bit before.
Damn you GoGo InFlight Internet access. In April I paid $14.95 for a 30-day for my iPad. You wised up and now charge the laptop price of $29.95 for the month. I miss the old days of 2 monthd ago.