Monthly Archives: April 2014

Unpredictable Issue#83

Unpredictable Issue#83.  That’s right, I’m re-discovering old content. From the end of 2000 to 2007, I wrote 83 issues of my newsletter “for Macintosh” and eventually also “iPod” users. Those were the days my friend. The final days of Microsoft’s Monopoly Game, the Return of the Steve, Windows Ex Pee, and the introduction of Oh Ess Ten. The Eunuchs took over Apple and forgot a Whole Lot about what makes a good user interface. Features that were GFD (Good for Demos) and interface options that were TOTE (Too Obvious to Explain). It was the era of the Geek Speak Review, when for a short time, I offered to work at Apple as the EVIP of DRAT.  Times haven’t changed much, we’ve got the FCC giving away the Internet, and Comcast buying it, the iOS team re-learning what works and what doesn’t, and everybody lost in the cloud. LIfe is good, and Tech is worth Witing about!

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Shameless Plug – Photos of Beautiful Western Central New Jersey

 

A hardcover 8×8 book with twenty pages of photographs of beautiful Central Western New Jersey. Yours for just $24.95 plus shipping. Individual photos available in various formats at the Artist’s Website.

Screen Junk from Xfinity

Yes! The Xfinity WiFi hotspot comes with an added bonus! A popup Ad on your browser!

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That’s right, that convenient WiFi hotspot, so kindly provided by Comcast when someone paid to get Internet access in their home or business, now comes with popup ads! That you didn’t ask for! In your web browser. No matter what page you are on!! Does “block pop-ups” block these little puppies? In Safari on Macintosh, the answer would be, “No”.