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Month: December 2009

10 Reasons why I’m not an Apple fan-boy

A few days ago, I had a twitter conversation with @molier about why the iPhone wouldn’t be my choice. I promised to get back to him about this in a blog: So here are my reasons: Developers are unhappy: Apple’s App Store is a mess for small and independent developers. Very few developers are making even a livable wage, and the approval process is a black box. Facebook developer Joe Hewitt, the man behind the immensely popular Facebook application for iPhone, said that he quit the project entirely on Apple’s tyrannical App Store approval policies. Anti-competitive policies on the iPhone:…

How to uninstall hidden devices, drivers, and services

Ever have those drivers or devices that just won’t go away even though you’re sure you’ve uninstalled them? Or, say you replace your old 100Mbps network card with a faster Gbps adapter. But, you can’t re-assign it the same IP address because your system insists there is still an adapter installed with that same IP address and you forgot to remove the driver before removing the old card (which is now in your little brother’s pc)? To get rid of that unwanted driver, device, or service: Open the “Start” menu and choose “Run…” Type in “cmd” (without the quotes) and…

What a excellent holiday story…

Out of sympathy it seems she made 117 transfers between 2003 and 2005, moving more than €7.6m (£6.9m) from richer accounts at a rural German branch to people who were suffering financially. Already, she has been dubbed “Die Robin Hood Bankerin”. Click here for full article. “The accused hasn’t put one cent in her own pocket. She did it purely out of sympathy with people who were suffering financially,” the woman’s lawyer, Thomas Ohm, said. She was a “good samaritan” with a “Mother Courage” nature, referencing the Brecht character who believes she can do good in a bad world. The…