Metro and Windows 8

I took some time to look at the videos of Metro/Windows 8 and also download the Developer Preview. Plenty of information is already available at the MSDN website. Probably the best of the presentations is the one given by Jensen Harris - 8 traits of great Metro style apps. Taking these 8 great traits point by point I'd like to give you my impressions as a long time iOS and Mac developer.

Upgrading to Lion

I've seen a few articles about upgrading to Lion but most leave out the most important steps. Two steps that you should really do before any software update. In fact even when or if you need to update to the latest Snow Leopard (10.6.8) you should do these first.

How many rings does it take?

How many rings does it take to get to the juicy voicemail prompt on my iPhone?

Finally found out how to set the delay before calls go to voicemail. AT&T Customer Service had no idea when I called a few weeks back but a random guy with the handle dmapr - a Cell guru - on their web based support forum knew the answer.

Go to the dial pad on your iPhone.

  • On your phone, dial *#61# and click Call.
  • Some text information should be displayed:
  • The bit that you are interested in is Voice Call Forwarding When Unanswered Forwards To:


Corporate Rights and Wrongs

The recent Supreme Court decision finally got me upset enough to blog again. Especially since I haven't seen anyone trying to talk about the validity of the decision. The press, and even the President can only seem to speak of the consequences of the decision, but the fundamental errors of judgement made by these so-called justices demand that someone speak out because the court itself has so lost sight of what they were sworn to protect.

Preamble of the Constitution