Monthly Archive for January, 2008

A Chat with Ben and Pete - Episode 14

Musharraf is everwhere.

In this episode we talk about

  • Disabling PT_DENY_ATTACH in Leopard
    • : http://tinyurl.com/263zh5
  • Domain name hi-jinks
    • : http://tinyurl.com/2cpas6
    • : http://tinyurl.com/2d23ql
  • A nerdy hard drive enclosure
    • : http://tinyurl.com/2hbsk5
  • The future of mobile at Davos
    • : http://tinyurl.com/2q4s5z
    • : http://tinyurl.com/29k2a8
    • : http://tinyurl.com/ywyy88
  • XMPP as a protocol for cloud services
    • : http://tinyurl.com/ystmq9
  • WiMax in Australia
    • : http://tinyurl.com/ywz8ae
  • Can Microsoft be written off?
    • : http://tinyurl.com/yqmgc6
    • : http://tinyurl.com/29pkk7

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A Chat with Ben and Pete - Episode 13

Pete’s ham radio holiday.

This episode we chat about:

  • The Coffs Harbour radio expo
  • Apple cripples DTrace
    • : http://tinyurl.com/2lpm58
  • iPod Touch 1.1.3 experiences
    • : http://tinyurl.com/ywpab4
  • Company’s stock plummets after AdSense account disabled
    • : http://tinyurl.com/2×565h
  • Sun acquires MySQL
    • : http://tinyurl.com/3b7bor
    • : http://tinyurl.com/345auv

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Obnoxious software and living in a backwater

I tried updating iTunes to 7.6 from within iTunes today. Here’s what I get:

iTunes being obnoxious

My internet connection is working just fine. Why does software always assume user error?

Oh and the new Apple TV is still useless in Australia. Here’s a couple of screenshots showing the features of the Australian Apple TV and the one the USA gets.

Us:

Them:

A Chat with Ben and Pete - Episode 12

CES, Wikia and more.

This week we chat about:

  • Low cost laptops. Has the OLPC project created a new category?
    • Everex : http://tinyurl.com/26bfje
    • Lenovo has for China: http://tinyurl.com/22w8up
    • Hasee notebook: http://tinyurl.com/2xao9m
    • Intel’s PC: http://tinyurl.com/ystz7h
  • CES. Is it just a bunch of thin displays?
    • on the Gizmodo stupidity: http://tinyurl.com/2h9tvb
    • CEA Gizmodo staffer: http://tinyurl.com/2xg5xc
    • trackpad: http://tinyurl.com/yrxrpj
    • Gibson’s guitar: http://tinyurl.com/2xub9f
    • Mitsubishi’s : http://tinyurl.com/256np6
  • Xubuntu on the EeePC
    • : http://tinyurl.com/ywpnry
  • Wikia, Jimmy Wales’ Google killer?
    • search engine: http://tinyurl.com/yp2fss
    • Arrington calls is a : http://tinyurl.com/yw4zko
    • Why Wikia will : http://tinyurl.com/37he7j
    • Why it’s silly:

    Adding a search result in wikia

  • A nice frontend to the MacOS firewall called WaterRoof
    • Check out : http://tinyurl.com/2mxl39
  • Parallels Server in beta and runs virtualised Leopard on Apple hardware
    • from the Unofficial Apple Weblog: http://tinyurl.com/2vm6cq
  • Mac file transfer application Interarchy hits version 9
    • Check out version 9: http://tinyurl.com/2y8dt5
  • Sun to reduce data centres to zero by 2015
    • : http://tinyurl.com/3yoyzk

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It’s got FreeBSD UNIX…

I’ve been reminiscing over some old Macworld keynotes, as linked to by excellent post on TUAW. My favourite Jobsism, by far, is now:

It’s got FreeBSD UNIX, which is the same as Linux

Classic. How did I miss this? This is the where he coined the term “lickable”!

A Chat with Ben and Pete - Episode 11

Scoble’s fuss about Facebook and more.

This week we chat about Facebook locking out Robert Scoble for trying to extract his contacts, using OpenWRT in client mode, is OS X killing Linux as UNIX desktop environments, signs that BluRay might win the format war, Google’s distributed computing, and Pete reviews two books.

Interesting links talked about in the show:

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