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Cerulean Opens Up Trilliam IM Protocol

June 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Cerulean, the company behind the great IM client program Trillian is opening up their IM protocol. I’ve been a very long time user of Trillian on Windows and even iOS. They have always had really decent support in connected to the various other IM systems and everything feature wise you’d want.

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Time Service At Microsoft Is Incorrect

June 13th, 2013 · No Comments

So for a few days I couldn’t figure out why the time on my Windows laptop was ahead by 4-5 minutes. I figured the time sync service/feature in control panel wasn’t working so I went to take a look there. Clicked update a few times to make sure it was working. Yup, its working but […]

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Apple Fixes Terrible UI Design

June 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Perhaps someone from Apple heard Jobs screaming from his grave or read my blog post and decided to fix the terrible layout of the audio buttons on the iPhone lock screen.  I believe it was just fixed in iOS 6.1.4. See this post on how they screwed up at one point. Glad to see it […]

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Apple’s Terribe UI Design

October 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

You won’t see this headline often as most of what Apple does in the UI area is very very good. However, I’ve had some issues with the terrible interface for the “music” app when accessed through the lock screen on the iPhone for a long time now. I’m pretty sure this was introduced in iOS5 […]

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NeXT Apple Merge 10 Year Anniversery

December 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Interesting post from John Romero about NeXT being used in the early Id Software days. I remember checking out and wanting a NeXT machine around 1990 timeframe. And somehow I didn't realize or totally forgot that NeXTStep became Cocoa.

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By Design By Microsoft Moron

June 7th, 2004 · No Comments

According to Microsoft, this is by design by morons: When your Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) client computer is in the proximity of two wireless access points, and one of the access points is broadcasting its Service Set Identifier (SSID) but the other is not, your computer always connects to […]

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WinXP Home Simple File Sharing for morons

June 3rd, 2004 · No Comments

Look at this screen capture that was taken in Windows XP Home: Notice anything extremely alarming? It seems Simple File Sharing (read sharing for morons) is a really dumbed down version of sharing available in previous versions of Windows. It is the only method available in XP Home. XP Pro allows one to turn the Simple […]

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