Humor: The very definition of "misconfigured".

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Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 10:10
Category: Sighting

I was writing a report last night in Pages and had used the word “misconfigured” to describe an instance of IIS 6.0 on a Windows webserver. Pages gave me the red underline telling me it didn’t like the word, but didn’t offer up any suggestions that I thought were appropriate. I’ve used the word hundreds of times and read it thousands, and on a whim I decided to try out the “Look up in Dictionary” context menu item.
Dictionary.app launched and queried my phrase using the Oxford American Dictionary. To my delight the word not only checked out with Oxford, but it had a very relevant definition as well!

So there I sat, in my livingroom, laughing at my PowerBook. But how appropriate! Google returns only 8 instances of “Misconfigured Mac” and half of those were about MAC addresses on ethernet interfaces. “Misconfigured Windows” on the other hand turns up thousands of times. “Misconfigured’ seems to be a word that dovetails with the phrase “Microsoft Windows,” and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that reads this website.
You may click the thumbnail for a full-size version, or merely run Dictionary.app yourself and check it out. Fantastic!

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Television on Your Mobile Phone: MobiTV

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Date: Monday, September 12th, 2005, 22:38
Category: Mobile Phone

I’m 10 minutes into my use of Mobitv and can’t believe how cool this is. It’s live television streamed to my Treo 650, great quality, 35 different channels. Right now I’m watching CNBC and switching to C-SPAN. Everyone’s jaw drops when they see it.

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Weekend Edition

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Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2005, 16:48
Category: News

Cooler weather is here and before I step out to Mtn-Bike or Backpack here’s a little something-something for you weekend readers… a brief summary of what is going on out there in our silicon-tapestry of life:
GoFish will be releasing a new type of search engine on Monday, it will allow people to not only retrieve the usually text searches but media files, playlists, podcasts, video, etc., all with one search. Mozilla is slow to release version 1.5 so I’ve downloaded their Beta and in the meantime I’ve been playing around with Opera Version 8 (BTW, they’ve hit 10 years in business and unlike many they’ve survived the tech bubble fallout). For people who need a home entertaiment reciever with the ability to plug in your XM and a iPod, Pioneer has something for you. In gaming news FERAL Interactive is porting the XBox title “Fabel ” to the Mac. HP is pointing to the TV as the digital hub. By adding wireless support and software one can connect to a PC via on the couch. Not sure if this is the right approach. But imagine a 27″-42″ hi-dev TV with a integrated PDA like computer (think iMac but toned down a bit) with removable harddrive bays (similar to the HP media center). To be able to write notes and post them on the screen, update your calendar, upload digital photo albums, and keep a archive of mp3s always at your finger tips… that’s the way these companies should be thinking. And speaking of hardware for viewing pleasures… check this out; a visual heads up screen for everyday use (if you can afford one) by IO2 Technology. You can even interact with what is being displayed (think Minority Report). About time this technology has come to the masses… the future is now. Enjoy ;)

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Sony Unveils Their New Walkman on the Heels of Apples Big Day

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Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2005, 14:28
Category: iPod

Sony Walkman MP3Sony has announced a new oval shaped MP3 player dubbed the Walkman HD. The tiny gizmo comes in two flavors: Silver and Cobalt (which is a rather nice Violet color). With storage space for up to 13,000 songs. There are two versions of the device, the first the “lite” model at 190 grams with a 20GB HD (NW-A3000) and an even lighter model weighing in at 110 grams and packing 6 GB (NW-A1000). Read more…

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iPod Nano is Disassembled by Suyama!

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Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2005, 14:19
Category: iPod

KODAWARISAN http://www.kodawarisan.com

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Apple's Shody 'Investigating' in Asteroid Case (Updated)

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Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2005, 12:43
Category: News

Readers of this site know that Apple issued a subpoena to our ISP in an attempt to stomp on the First Ammendment and force us to reveal sources for our articles on Apple’s Firewire Interface for Garage Band, code-named “Asteroid.” Our counsel, the Electronic Frontier Foudation (EFF), has recently unsealed documents in the case indicating that Apple’s overly zealously lawyers decided to sue first and ask questions later.

“The unsealed documents, filed late last week, allow the public to see that Apple failed to conduct an exhaustive investigation. It never took depositions, never issued subpoenas (other than to the journalists), and never asked for signed declarations or information under oath from its own employees.”

Don’t take my word for it though, check out what the other sites are saying:
- Apple failed to do due diligence in trade secret case (ArsTechnica)
- Unsealed Court docs reveal Apple never investigated (MacNN)
- Apple Fails Due Diligence in Trade Secret Case (Slashdot)
- Documents reveal Apple never conducted internal investigation (MacDailyNews)
- Apple fails to meet First Amendment requirements in case against (Macsimum News)
- Apple Suffers Setback in Suit vs. Does (MacNewsWorld)
Instead of filing frivilous lawsuits against its biggest supporters Apple should focus more on getting their Intel PowerBook out the door before the likes of Sony and Fujitsu eat their lunch in the notebook computer market.
Read more at the EFF’s Apple v. Does page…

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Nano Unboxing

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Date: Friday, September 9th, 2005, 22:39
Category: iPod

For your perusal…some shots

from the unboxing of my new 4GB black Nano.

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Nekid Nano

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Date: Friday, September 9th, 2005, 13:20
Category: iPod

via Engadget: iPod Nano Dissected by brave iPod samurai.
I have to say I just love seeing pictures demonstrating that the iPod Shuffle is the fatter cousin.

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Entourage's iSync Compatibility Pushed to 2006

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Date: Friday, September 9th, 2005, 11:09
Category: Archive

Microsoft state that they expect Entourage to be made compatible with iSync sometime during the first half of 2006, despite statements made at MacWorld in January 2005 that the update was almost ready.

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TiVo Owners: Got Macrovision?

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Date: Friday, September 9th, 2005, 04:44
Category: Archive

Have you noticed that when you “update” a product these days, you have to be on your guard lest the vendor slip in a “downgrade”? Like when Apple “updated” iTunes to reduce the number of burns you could make from the music you bought from the iTunes Music Store?
Well, here’s another reminder of how “updates” can hurt you. As reported in the PVRBlog, the latest TiVo OS “update” causes some TiVos to start popping up red copyright warning flags on certain saved programs (including the Simpsons), threatening to automatically erase programs after a certain number of days. These restrictions are part of TiVo’s move, as reported last year, to lockdown and auto-erase content that is marked by broadcasters with Macrovision (a technology originally intended to befuddle analog VCRs, but now also being used as a flag to mark analog video for copy restrictions).
Click through for the rest of the story and links from the EFF…

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