Category Archives: Apple

News about Apple Tech (hard- and software), stuff I bought/use.

Gave up on Beats, got AirPods this weekend

This week was the final straw with my third pair of Beats. It started off a crack in the plastics around the left headphone. So pissed. Not sure what caused it. Probably dropped to “hard.” Then something went amiss with … Continue reading

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Farewell iPod: 2001 to 2022

I think the number one reason for the iPod’s demise is the rise of streaming and improved cellular/wireless availability. Jennifer has some kind of unlimited plan which enables her to play a music service through her phone constantly. Throw in … Continue reading

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The era of Apple server products ends (1992-2022)

Yesterday, Apple announced that its last incarnation of the Server application hit the end of its road after 30 years. This finale was pretty expected, just not its exact date. Server will still operate for those who want to use … Continue reading

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Meet B.O.B.!

Another addition to Castello di Maggi! Thanks to Costco, we got a good deal on a Roomba to help keep our newish tile floor clean. I named it B.O.B., the beat-up robot with Slim Pickens’ voice from The Black Hole. If you … Continue reading

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RIP Steve Wilhite (belated)

Mr. Wilhite is mostly known by those who really, really know their History of Computer Science or the Internet but he was the person responsible for creating the .GIF. Sadly, he passed away on March 14th from CV-19-related complications. Such … Continue reading

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Learning about other electronic money systems

Today is a momentous day in Castello di Maggi, Jennifer got paid today and we finally start the fun of balancing out the money and expenses. I bet you dreaded this being another pitch for the latest pyramid scam…cryptocurrency, which I’m confident … Continue reading

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Check out my new display!

One fun step I took with the home remodel was retake and the room which used to be my office. With Jennifer being around, I had to go with a room that’s more private, blah blah blah. So I decided … Continue reading

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One Thousand Days!

Not bad, it just took me about 6.75 years to do this and sadly I managed to get here without going to the gym every time. All those recent, stressful days involving the floor installation or when walking all over … Continue reading

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Six Million Steps!!!

Pedometer announced I cross the six million mark! Getting to this quickly after hitting five in August I credit to the house remodel, moving around the hotel and several trips to Costco. Nothing like the latter will put on a … Continue reading

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Visited a little shrine of Computer Science History

To save our energy and health after the RenFest, Jennifer booked a hotel for the night. Brilliant idea. Beats the hell out of driving another three hours back to Austin after walking around all day. Since we stayed nearby, she … Continue reading

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I scored the new iPhone 13 Pro

Well, I really bought last Friday (9/24/21) but I wait several days to execute the migration over from my really good Xs due to last weekend being pretty busy. It was also my first time doing the iPhone-to-iPhone migration since … Continue reading

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Pre-Cursor to the iPod in 1975

In adjusted dollars, this would cost 200 smackers and you’d still have to provide your own facial hair, blow-dry coiffure, patterned shirt and the bell-bottoms we can assume he’s wearing. It’s amazing how much we’ve managed to miniaturize headphones to … Continue reading

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One hundred days of learning Italian!!

Italian is what I’m primarily learning. I’m also picking up bits and pieces of Spanish while also refreshing my French. Why though? It all started with my friend Jeremy who lives in the Netherlands. Thanks to Amerika finally shedding its … Continue reading

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Five Million Steps!!!

I started tracking my steps in 2019 when I found this pretty cool, free app for my iPhone/Watch. I would’ve achieved this much sooner if it weren’t for the pandemic since my daily walking around my work campus would’ve doubled … Continue reading

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2006: Twitter begins

Of all the Social Media platforms, I like this one best. FeceBook is just ads, ads, ads and more prone to having you discover which relatives and old friends have become right-wing, Kool-Aid drinking MAGAts…or worse, selfish Libertarian pricks. It’s … Continue reading

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