The Joy of Tech

Sadly, its necessary for me to leave these reminders here: If you get eval(base64 hacked on wordpress/dreamhost I have a shared host on Dreamhost that just got hacked to shit. A fairly standard hack, and nothing particularly inspired, but nevertheless some clients from years ago weren’t too happy. If this happens to anyone else, here’s […]


Steve Jobs 1955–2011

by Mike on 10/6/2011

in Apple Fetish

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]


A few years ago, I was concerned that Apple wanted to boil the planet’s oceans by including the ZFS file system in a future release of OS X. (I know that saying “ZFS file system” is like saying “ATM machine.” Not everyone knows what ZFS stands for; get over it.) Apple has apparently reversed that […]


I’ve been a Dreamhost customer since 2000. In that time, I found a lot to like about the service. It’s been convenient to use, packed with all the features I could want and then some, and seemed fairly reliable. But if you were to search Twitter today for the word “Dreamhost,” you’d have found an […]


So how come I never met this guy? He lives in Florida, is an FSU fan, a Mac user, and a Halo player. I’m sure we’d get along famously. My Orlando friends have some ‘splainin to do.


A few months ago, Google announced that its Calendar app would be accessible by PDA-based web browsers. It worked like a dream. And for someone like me, a lawyer on the go, it was a great tool. Suddenly, sometime last week or so, it just stopped working. Instead of the nice neat rows of my […]


So I just went to the Apple Store to play with the demos. Some observations: As one who loves to surf the web from anywhere on my Treo, I could get seriously enamored with the slick it’s-the-real-internet of the iPhone. Wow. They’re flying off the shelves. This could be bigger than the iPod. Note to […]


Do you know the significance of this number? 13,256,278,887,989,457,651,018,865,901,401,704,640 It’s currently at the heart of a battle over First Amendment rights. Some think it’s hexed.


Microsoft is Dead

by Mike on 4/7/2007

in The Joy of Tech

I Come Not to Praise Microsoft… Paul Graham thinks that Microsoft is dead, and he gives four reasons why. Widespread availability of broadband, which fueled… The emergence of Google, which led to… The rise of online applications and the waning importance of desktop software, coinciding with… Apple’s rise from the grave “No one who cares […]