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Monthly Archive August, 2012

Where Kirby Ferguson gets it wrong

August 18, 2012

I had hoped this would be more about remix culture but it turned out to be one more “Apple is doing it wrong” screed. The difference as I see it is that in the folk song examples, he clearly shows the before and after, where Dylan took his idea from and what he did with […]

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The two step

August 10, 2012

After the recent news of a reporter having his digital life ransacked as a result of someone applying some social engineering-fu to amazon and apple, I re-enabled Google’s two-step authentication. The pitfall for me last time I tried it was discovering that there was no way to accommodate relaying email through gmail with two-step authentication. […]

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What people talk about when they talk about their Android phone

August 6, 2012

What I hear when someone goes on about their Android phone: I need you to buy what I bought so I can feel like it was a good idea because I’m not sure and I hate those smug Apple people because they don’t bug me to buy an iPhone because they don’t want me to […]

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Yet another tedious iOS vs Android pissing contest

Google+ would be less tedious if the Android fanboyism wasn’t so prevalent. Imagine if Apple built a social media site to promote its brands. Oh, wait, it has the whole world…because it understands branding. Repurposed from a comment there: The iPhone is a brand, where Android is…not. The handsets say Samsung or whatever on them. […]

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