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Monthly Archives: October 2011

An iOS 5 update to your iPhone or iPad can take an hour — or three, or four. I recommend you choose to “download only” first and then “update” later. In so doing you can untether your iPhone/iPad and leave iTunes to take its time downloading the file. If you choose “update” you cannot untether the device from your computer and you may be in for a very long wait.

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One month after it opened on 9/11/2011 I finally got in to see the memorial. Ten years after the tragic events which precipitated it.

The landscape is very different now that two seemingly bottomless-pit fountains sit in the foundations of the original towers. The scale of the memorial certainly reflects the scope of the loss in its impact on our society. Read More »

Steve Jobs
February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

Our paths crossed a few times, I wish there would have been more. Read More »

So here’s a reality check. When you write for yourself, few people read your posts. When you write in terms of other people interests you score a ton of hits. Makes sense, right? When you write mostly for your own circle of family, friends and colleagues you’re not aiming for the hits. So why do I get miffed when a post about something incidental gets fifty thousand hits, compared with a heartfelt note about something I really care about barely scoring twenty? Read More »

In urgent need of caffeine and the loo, on the way back from our foodie road trip to Vermont, we turned into Springfield, MA — following a Panera Bread sign off the highway. Couldn’t find the Panera, there being no more signage. Grrr! Read More »