Category Archives: WTF?

Update on iPhone update frustration

I found a very simple solution – do the updates on a computer running Mac OSX.  I’d been running iTunes on my work laptop and avoiding any more updates after the last two “bricking” episodes. But, now on my new … Continue reading

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What an awful place!

I came down to DC for a meeting and stayed north of Dulles in Ashburn, VA.  And as the title says; what an awful place.  Maybe I missed the historic centre of the town, but all I saw was crappily … Continue reading

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Construction work in NYC

I’m a little jet lagged and cranky after getting back from London on Saturday evening.  So I’m waking at 5 or 6am and lying in bed and today I started hearing construction workers cutting metal and drilling into cement or … Continue reading

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You know what I’d like?

I’d like an iPhone update to actually work, rather than bricking my fucking phone and making me spend 2-3 hours searching forums to figure out how to get it to restore. I’d also like AT&T to spend some of the … Continue reading

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Step away from the computer….

On an overcast Sunday I decided to follow up on the news that Outlook Express is going away and download Windows Live Mail.  What a mistake!  First off, why do so many software companies (Google, Sun, Apple, Microsoft, pretty much … Continue reading

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This has bugged me for a while

Mostly because it offends me that airlines think we are so stupid.  It’s the practice of advertising air fares at less than half their true cost with the following disclaimer (from United’s email today, but could be any of the … Continue reading

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Japanese culture

I’ll admit I’m torn on Japanese culture (and I realize how absurd that statement is).  I love to be in Tokyo and hope to visit the rest of Japan some time – particularly Hokkaido – and I love Japanese art … Continue reading

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Just gets better

So I finally got to the hotel around 930pm (rather than 7pm as planned) – cranky, tired, low blood sugar, etc. etc. This morning I get a call saying that the meeting I came down for is cancelled.  Oh well, … Continue reading

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Dimitri (Raven) Ravinoff

Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances, he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. … Hiro used to feel that way, too, but then he ran into Raven. In … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Austin?

It occurred to me this week that 2/3 of the women I have loved in my life ended up in Austin, TX.  That seems a pretty big coincidence to me and I wonder what the attraction is (apart from weather, … Continue reading

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Ninja Obama

DiD US Presidential Election 2008????????. This is why I love Japan and Japanese culture –  the picture of President Obama with a katana and wakizashi is worth ten thousand words of description of cross-cultural strangeness. How did William Gibson find this?

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The mobile phone as self-inflicted surveillance • The Register

The mobile phone as self-inflicted surveillance • The Register. The level of surveillance in the UK is out of control – I was at the railway station in Arnside when I was over for my mother’s party and we counted … Continue reading

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God Bless America

I wonder what the payments on this are? For the person who thinks a Hummer is too restrained

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The Loom | Discover Magazine

The Loom | Discover Magazine. Scientists with tattoos of their science – what a great thing!

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Tearful Atlanta Cops Express Remorse for Shooting 92-Year-Old Kathryn Johnston, Leaving Her To Bleed to Death in Her Own Home While They Planted Drugs in Her Basement, Then Threatening an Informant So He Would Lie To Cover It All Up – Boing Boing

Tearful Atlanta Cops Express Remorse for Shooting 92-Year-Old Kathryn Johnston, Leaving Her To Bleed to Death in Her Own Home While They Planted Drugs in Her Basement, Then Threatening an Informant So He Would Lie To Cover It All Up … Continue reading

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How to Make a Muggers Wallet – wikiHow

How to Make a Muggers Wallet – wikiHow. Let’s hope this isn’t the direction things will be heading in the East Village.  I’m all for a little “grittiness” coming back to the city, but I’d like to stay more or … Continue reading

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