I’m finally updating this web site on a brand-spankin’ new Titanium PowerBook G4! I’ve christened him “Mercutio,” Titan seems to be too cute and pretentious. My previous PowerBook’s name was Lombardo – if you notice a trend of naming them after their Apple codenames, then give yourself a pat on the back for being one smart dude. =) After upgrading the firmware to 4.1.8, hacking the DVD firmware to be region-free, installing a 20GB drive and an AirPort card, repartitioning the drive for Mac OS X, reinstalling both OS 9.1 and X on hfs and ufs partitions respectively (I prefer them exclusive of each other), moving old configurations and data to both OSs, allocating a dedicated swap partition for X, and making sure everything’s how Lombardo used to be (and better) – I can safely say that we’re back online, baby!
- How to become an Alexa developer: The... — How to become an Alexa developer: The smart person’s guide – TechRepublichttp://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-become-an-alexa-developer-the-smart-persons-guide/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472Alexa has evolved beyond the Amazon Echo into one of the hottest new platforms in tech. Learn how developers and businesses can leverage the technology. Alexa has helped to drive interest in the use of voice technology. While other services such as Apple Siri, [...]
- How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Cultur... — How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Culture Produced James Damore’s Google Memo | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-silicon-valleys-workplace-culture-produced-james-damores-google-memo?mbid=nl_TNY%20Template%20-%20With%20Photo%20(197)&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=11677871&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1221021892&spReportId=MTIyMTAyMTg5MgS2Under the familiar guise of objectivity, Damore misrepresents where the real power lies in the tech industry. Minority groups in tech are no strangers to being second-guessed, condescended to, overlooked, underpaid, and uncredited. But seeing Damore’s arguments made public—and, in some cases, [...]
- 8 ways to watch movies online for fre... — 8 ways to watch movies online for free – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/how-to/watch-movies-online-for-free/?ftag=CAD3c77551&bhid=27547158291070567978960326502559All you need is internet and a TV, phone or tablet. Only the popcorn will cost you. Well, that and the internet connection for your phone, laptop or set-top box. Here are eight services offering totally free (and totally legal) movies you can watch online. (One [...]
- The stock market’s fortunes may ride ... — The stock market’s fortunes may ride on Apple’s shoulders – MarketWatchhttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-markets-near-term-fortunes-may-ride-on-apples-earnings-2017-07-29Apple, the most valuable company in the world by market capitalization, is set to report fiscal third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, setting the tone for the technology sector and, to a large degree, the broader stock market. [...]
- Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our P... — https://www.wired.com/story/our-minds-have-been-hijacked-by-our-phones-tristan-harris-wants-to-rescue-them/?mbid=nl_72717_p3&CNDID=49046367The founder of a nonprofit aimed at stopping tech companies from “hijacking our minds” says internet users must reclaim their humanity. [...]