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Advertising Is Killing Distribution Platforms

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 16:51:56 +0000

Agressive and intrusive advertising techniques seem like they are the road to profitability, but there is a wake of evidence showing how it systematically destroys the very platforms intended to generate revenue.

USB 3.0 Hub Stops Working on El Capitan

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 16:56:21 +0000

Has your USB 3.0 stopped working without explanation on your Mac? Here's how to fix it.

Low Disk Space? It Might be iTunes.

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 04:14:05 +0000

I noticed that I was freakishly low in disk space, so used DaisyDisk to identify problem directories. Turns out, a major offender was ~/Library/Application Support/MobilSync/Backup, which contained several years worth of iPhone and iPad backups. As tempting as it might be, don’t just go deleting the directories inside it. Instead… use iTunes, which will keep … Continue reading "Low Disk Space? It Might be iTunes."

Fixing HP Mopier, Collation, and Storage problems (WIN 7)

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:09:33 +0000

After upgrading to the latest HP “Universal” drivers, our HP LaserJet CP4525 printers started reporting that they were “Unable to store job at printer”, that they ran out of memory, and were “Unable to collate job at printer”.  The error messages suggested the disk wasn’t present, was full, that I needed to delete files, add … Continue reading "Fixing HP Mopier, Collation, and Storage problems (WIN 7)"

Java 8 on OS X Yosemite

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:10:05 +0000

I downloaded a recent copy of IntelliJ, only to discover when I went to open it, OS  Yosemite indicated I had no version of Java installed, and that I’d need to install an old version. The “More Info…” button took me to this page: …which didn’t load.  (UPDATE: This fixed the load issue.) Similar … Continue reading "Java 8 on OS X Yosemite"

Review: Data Visualization with D3 Cookbook

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:21:23 +0000

I’ve been looking around for decent data visualization book on D3.  I think I’ve found it. Data Visualization with D3 Cookbook by Packt Publishing hits the mark. It’s the right blend of detailed explanation combined with cookbook recipes to get going. D3 is JavaScript library that separates data from presentation, but does so in a … Continue reading "Review: Data Visualization with D3 Cookbook"


Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:51:52 +0000

As I was leaving the water fountain and returning to my office, a young woman on crutches popped out of an adjoining hallway in front of me. Normally I, and others, would tend to step around — and having been on crutches myself, I can say that I didn’t feel the least bit offended. But, … Continue reading "A-w-k-w-a-r-d"

If you don’t want to know, don’t ask.

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 03:30:23 +0000

If you don't want to know, don't ask.

List iTunes Apps by Purchaser

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 02:49:33 +0000

I finally developed a way to list all your iTune applications by Purchaser, and even better, I can do it from the command line.

It Still Works!

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 20:28:52 +0000

I'm absolutely shocked at what we now consider as "working."