In the absence of Steve Jobs, UserFriendly has their take on who really runs Apple.
Apparently Obama’s staffers (being hip Mac kind of folks 🙂 are faced with White House PC’s running 6 year old versions of Windows.
I wonder if anyone’s at Apple’s rung him about doing an iPhone deal on the presidential crackberry yet?
It seems that Apple have gone through and placed asterisks in some ‘offensive’ words (like w*g, a*s, but not apparently nigger) .The ABC’s “Spicks and Specks” is now apparently “Sp***s and Specks”. Including, in the case of Futurama, the name of the robot “Bender” (because it encourages irresponsible drinking?). Report on News.com.au
Maybe they’re worried that under Australia’s censored internet nobody will be able to buy iTunes?
Note of course that Apple are still happy for you to pay them money to purchase items that are too dangerous for you to see the name of.
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If you need to kick off Apache2 in debug mode (so you could for example try to work out why mod_perl is not doing its thing to let you run awstats), you may find this blog entry by Mark Liyanage quite useful.
The latest xkcd comic addresses Steve Jobs absence from the MacWorld keynote. Make sure you checkout the rollover tooltip 🙂
Check out this page at securecomputing.net if you need to enable disk quotas on HFS+ volumes.
So, to kick off 2009 most interestingly to me we have
- 17 inch unibody MacBook Pros with optional glossy screens (for an extra US$50), with a built-in (ie non-removable) 8-hour battery that apparently lasts 1000 cycles before dropping to 80% capacity (as opposed to some 300 or so for existing laptop batteries
- iPhoto ’09 with face detection and recognition (used for both creating albums of people and ensuring the slideshow doesn’t crop out faces), geotagging, Google Maps and support for uploading to MobileMe, flickr and FaceBook (including tagging people with their FaceBook info). Also themed slideshows and maps in printed books. I hope FaceBook are ready for the onslaught 🙂
- Dropping of iTunes DRM, with your existing songs ‘upgradable’ to DRM free for US$0.30 each as they become available
- “Learn to play” music instruction for guitar and piano in GarageBand
BTW, has anyone else noticed the spoonerism that gives you Schil Philler?