Liberty, equality, brotherhood, and Apple

If you are reading this today then you know what is already in the news. I should not have to recap. And as happens whenever violence appears, everybody has an opinion. Some people show immediate sympathy. Some demand justice. Some just want another chance to be on TV. Some will use it for prejudice and racism. Some as an excuse to create more hatred and do more violence. Some to promote fear. These sort start asking for increased security. Right to privacy has to go first. Then free speech. Blah, blah, blah. Every war, every bad idea, every evil regime in history starts by promoting fear.

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Playing Catchup

The media is already churning out the same old spin about Apple. Over at CNET we see that apparently Apple is playing catch up. When it comes to the iPhone "the company hasn't dramatically changed the device's basic design and functionality over the years." It really makes me wonder if these writers really are masochistic and enjoy being wrong all the time. And how do they keep their jobs? Or maybe they have done their job by creating "click bait" that attracted me and others.

Argument for Climate Change

I was asked to fill out a survey about a week ago from the office of the POTUS asking what are the most important issues facing our country today. My answer was that there is only one really important issue which is that of our extinction. Maybe they were listening to my ranting because lately I have seen a lot more messages from the White House about climate change. But then today I was reading some link bait somewhere about the argument against climate change (a.k.a.

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iPhone Sync Think Backup

It doesn't seem that long ago that the only way to sync and backup my iDevice was to iTunes. However nowadays a new user may not even be aware of iTunes backup or even have access to a computer for that matter. Instead you are encouraged to signup for iCloud and backup to iCloud. If you just got your first iDevice or are not a heavy user this works wonderfully. But for some of us, there are still some things to consider about backing up our iDevices.

The Internet of Things or 30 years behind the bitmask.

I've got at smartphone. But I think of it as a pocket computer. Before people began using the term smartphone I already had a POTS line (not to be confused with a POTUS line) plugged into my computer, a modem, various networking protocols, and was experimenting with voice over IP. To me a phone was an integral part of a computer. And it was already obvious (to a Byte subscriber anyway) that the future of telephony was digital and wireless.

Blogsy

Every once in a while I change the technology I use to publish on my website. Sometimes it is a big change such as when I first migrated to Drupal. Other times it is something smaller. And a couple of times I've experimented with posting from blogging software. Today I'm trying out Blogsy from my iPad. I first purchased and downloaded Blogsy some time ago. But this site wasn't configured for external blogging. And it was getting late. I work a lot and somehow it got moved to the back burner where it stayed until now. In the meantime different pieces fell together.

Zombie Apocalypse

Four years ago I wrote that the political media was dead and didn't know it yet. I thought at that time we'd quickly bury that corpse. Tonight we drove another stake into its undead heart but like zombies the only sure kill is to kill the head. I'm sure everyone feels a huge sense of relief that the elections are over. Especially when we have spent what seems like an eternity listening to the media talk about the "race". Perhaps that is part of the strategy.

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How this happened

Barry --

I'm about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

I want you to know that this wasn't fate, and it wasn't an accident. You made this happen.

You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn't easy, you pressed forward.

I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.