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Monthly Archives: December 2010

CONFIRMED 6/6/2011 by Steve Jobs at WWDC: iCloud, going live this Fall.

What’s at 6081 Startown Road Newton, NC 28658? The iCloud?
Why hasn’t Google updated their maps for this location yet?

Recently updated, you can see the building here now!

Suggested links Apple Data Center Maiden NC on YouTube | Apple’s $1 Billion Data Center Mystery at | The Apple Data Center FAQ at Date Center Knowledge

In December I experienced a slew of problems related to using my legacy email address. Find my iPhone stopped working and mounting my iDisk and MobileMe became erratic. I could find nothing on the net suggesting there was a problem — let alone addressing it. Long story short, I had to change all my logins, on my mac and on my iPhones to (the fully qualified email address, not just my account name) to resolve the problems.

Possibly answers the questions “Why did Find my iPhone stop working?”

Rather than fix a well know PIN vulnerability in verifying card transactions UK banks would rather keep the problem under wraps — to the extent of asking Cambridge university to censor a thesis one of its computer students had published on the subject. The university’s response to the banks is — spot on!

“… you seem to think that we might censor a student’s thesis, which is lawful and already in the public domain, simply because a powerful interest finds it inconvenient. This shows a deep misconception of what universities are and how we work … censoring writings that offend the powerful is offensive to our deepest values … Accordingly I have authorised the thesis to be issued as a Computer Laboratory Technical Report. This will make it easier for people to find and to cite, and will ensure that its presence on our web site is permanent …”

For your reading pleasure, the university’s full response can be found here

The fun ways I get to wreck my back: Cleaning up after a recent blizzard!

Thankfully I get lots of help from Carolyn and Bo-Ashley too! In February of 2010 we cleaned up another blizzard, also captured in time lapse photography here and I brushed 14″ of snow of my Jeep in March of 2009 here.