August 27, 2009

Ready for the Big Cat

Snow Leopard comes out tomorrow.  That would be the upgrade to Mac's current Leopard operating system. 

I'm all ready.  Got Aperture updated tonight. I will be buying it soon  At $30 there is no reason not to upgrade.  First I'm waiting to see if Apple actually sends me the email about it.  I signed up but have yet to see one.  I wonder why.  Heh.

Hey Apple - Paying customer here!

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August 16, 2009

Patchy Patchy

Yes, it's that time once again for me to jog your computer screens and tell you to make sure your patches are up to date on your computers.  AND your iPhones!

Last week Microsoft released a number of patches for some long standing security issues.  If you don't have automatic update running - please do a manual check and get the patches installed.  The rest of us thank you for making your machine a bit safer.

Attention iPhone users!!!  If you haven't heard, there was a major exploit involving the text messaging service of  the iPhone (not sure which software sets).

If your iPhone is one of those at risk, you have to download a patch and install it.  This is a nasty one - it can crash or take over your phone with a text message that you never even see.   The worst part is, you have to go looking for the update from what I last heard (they might have changed this). 

Plug into itunes and go looking for  the iPhone update now.  Make sure you are up to date and this exploit won't get you.

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August 15, 2009

It's All In the Cache

Twitter is excellent for short messages, but when it comes to debugging a tech problem - 140 characters becomes difficult if not impossible to use.

So we come to a tweet by David Pogue. 

I'm putting the rest below the fold as it will get long.


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August 06, 2009

Tweet...Twee...Tw... (Updated)

The robin is not rockin' today. Twitter is down for the count with a DDOS (distributed denial of service). There are reports that facebook and livejournal have been hit also. I know facebook was having all kinds of issues earlier today. It's a bit better as of noon.

Of course this kind of thing is to be expected. There's no way to know if twitter was expecting something like this, or if this hit them by surprise and that's why it's taking so long for them to get back to "normal" (or whatever might pass for normal in the twitterverse).

So, there you go - your twitter update. I'm sure regular tweeters are having a meltdown. It will be back, hang in there.

UPDATE: Twitter finally let me in. Oddly enough it looks like others have been tweeting for a while... hmmm...

UPDATE 2: Now THIS is interesting...

Twitter, Facebook attack targeted one user

A Russian activist blogger with accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and Google's Blogger and YouTube was targeted in a denial of service attack that led to the site-wide outage at Twitter and problems at the other sites on Thursday, according to a Facebook executive.

Wow!  I'd like to know what this guy is saying that someone wants to stop so badly!

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