Category: Tech

How to Minimize Payments to Your Local Cable Monopoly

While this is a less serious issue than healthcare, most of us face unfairly high monthly service fees and poor customer service from our monopolistic local cable companies. In Seattle, we struggle with Comcast, which is poorly regulated by the...

/ December 29, 2009

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

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

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

iPod your Subaru Outback

Update: iPhone owners may want to check out iPhone your Subaru Outback Welcome CNET readers. You can purchase the MediaGate i-Kit FM Transmitter here. Or, read on for more information about how I modified my car. Recently, I bought a...

/ November 2, 2005