Author Archives: Mark

Miami-Dade’s Democratic resurgence

(Via Daily Kos.) Of 85,532 new registered voters in the south Florida county, 56,175 were Democrats, only 9,313 were Republican. That is, 66 percent of new registration were Democratic, only 11 percent were Republican (the rest were third party and … Continue reading

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iPhone Password Prompt Fixed

It looks like Apple has fixed my only real usability complaint with the iPhone. The password prompt was difficult to use because it was hard to tell if you’d pressed the correct key. In this screenshot from the WWDC 2008 … Continue reading

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Greg Brown’s $1500 Shoes Would Fit Right In

When Greg Brown was CEO of Micromuse, the stock was tanking, layoffs were a quarterly occurrence, and he once famously said that $1500 would barely cover the cost of his shoes. Even the other fat cats in the room thought … Continue reading

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Get a Replacement Device and Lose all your DRMed Purchases

From cosumerist.com >Microsoft Has No Answer For Their Broken XBOX Live DRM [Drm] >Reader Kevin’s XBOX 360 suffered the usual Red Ring of Death, so he sent it in to be repaired. He got back a different XBOX 360 with … Continue reading

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Post from Fedora 8

Fedora 8 comes with this nifty little “Post Blog Entry” application. Nice, but it assumes that all WordPress blogs are in a subdirectory named “wordpress” on the server. There’s a way around it, but still. Anyway, lets see how this … Continue reading

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