Month: October 2014

  • Old School Mac Evangelist

    My friend Michael Guinn has been running a concierge Mac support and repair service in Santa Barbara and just celebrated 8 years of business. As an Apple Certified Consultant, he makes, “Apple Certified House Calls and Repairs.” His newsletters are folksy and remind me of the old TidBITS updates from the early 90’s. Mick is an […]

  • Apple Watch on cover of Vogue

    MacRumors posts that Chinese model Liu Wen will feature the Apple Watch on the cover of next month’s Vogue magazine (wearing the gold Edition model of course). It is telling that Apple picked China to be the first country to feature the Apple Watch in a commercial fashion publication and, after the pop-up appearance at the […]

  • Stunning video shows off Turkey and its people

    This masterfully edited video splices together a journey across the Turkish landscape. With all that is going on in this region, it’s important to celebrate the joy and culture of this country too. Watchtower of Turkey from Leonardo Dalessandri on Vimeo.

  • A tale of two incentives

    A tale of two incentives

    Meanwhile, the bullet train has sucked the country’s workforce into Tokyo, rendering an increasingly huge part of the country little more than a bedroom community for the capital. One reason for this is a quirk of Japan’s famously paternalistic corporations: namely, employers pay their workers’ commuting costs. Tax authorities don’t consider it income if it’s […]

  • Aaron Swartz’s “crime”

    If you haven’t seen the documentary, The Internet’s Own Boy – go watch it. Reminders of Aaron’s spirit are everywhere and just today, while searching for something else, I came across this post from Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo. If I had taken the stand as planned and had been asked by […]

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