All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Try scheduling a meeting with his new startup Meeting Planner (https://meetingplanner.io), simpler, faster scheduling for work or play and read his series about building it). Follow @reifman on Twitter.

How We Caught Missing Wired Magazine Writer Evan Ratliff

Update: You can read, watch and listen to a summary of all post-contest media here. The following post is a detailed technical description of how we found the clues to Evan’s whereabouts and notified Naked Pizza who captured Evan in New...

/ September 9, 2009

What to expect from the Apple MacPad: predicting the release of the long-rumored Mac Tablet

You can view the original version of this page in the Archive.org Wayback Machine. Brief update: Welcome Slashdot and MacSurfer readers. Coincidentally, Gizmodo is reporting today that Apple plans to release an $800 tablet or netbook in October – based...

/ July 13, 2009

Confirmed: Apple OS X 10.5.6 Update Can Break Your MacBook Pro

You can view the original version of this page in the Archive.org Wayback Machine For Christmas this year, Apple sent me a software update that crashed my MacBook Pro. A few days after I installed the OS X 10.5.6 update,...

/ December 25, 2008

Tire Chains for the Subaru Outback

While Subaru’s all wheel drive seems pretty capable of making it through almost any snow I’ve been through in the Northwest, if the police want to require chains or snow tires, they can. But if you need chains, the Subaru...

/ January 2, 2008

Breaking Open Facebook with Open Source Software – Part two

You can view the original version of this page in the Archive.org Wayback Machine The following entry provides an open source social networking infrastructure inspired by my earlier post, “Breaking Open Facebook with Open Source Software – Part 1”. The...

/ October 30, 2007

How to uninstall and purge a package in Debian

To uninstall or remove a package, use: sudo apt-get –purge remove <package-name> To list packages of a certain type you might want to remove: dpkg -l | grep ‘string you are looking for’

/ September 13, 2007

Microsoft Drops The Ball on Internet Explorer 7 Standards Compliance

You can view the original version of this page in the Archive.org Wayback Machine. Microsoft often says it’s pro-standards – but typically, they’d rather own a proprietary interface or protocol than build a compatible system. As I relaunched the new...

/ August 7, 2006