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Steve Jobs, Hero

He didn’t just create new industries, he destroyed them. Steve Jobs has had a deep impact on me, forever changing the course of my life. When my family got an Apple ][e, I was hooked. I remember the day I first saw the Macintosh and my jaw dropped to the floor. There have been many …

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Updating Mail.app Bundles for Compatibility

I’m going to port some more of my technical articles from tumblr over here. This is an oldie but goodie as I still get a lot of traffic for it. Original post is here. Sometimes when new versions of Mail.app come out, the plugin architecture isn’t always backwards compatible. To disable plugins that could potentially …

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A US iPhone 4 In Japan

This post originally appeared on my Tumblr. There seems to be a super elite club that understands how to turn a US iPhone 4 Japanese. This is an unfathomable concept to 99.9% of the people you’ll talk to, but it is indeed possible and there are several solutions. I’ll run through the options I know …

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Is Apple Deprecating Itself Into A Hole? [Updated]

Update: This has nothing to do with Apple as this API was signaled for termination long ago. Just had a hell of a time compiling Firefox 3.6.2 against the 10.6 SDK. First, I forget to patch the sqlite3 bug (not sure why this is causing me problems as it was closed as fixed). Then after …

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Why Apple Bought Placebase

Update: And we have an answer – Google Maps Ditches Tele Atlas in Favor of Street View Cars and Crowdsourcing I have no idea. But the title is catchy, and I’m hoping to learn the answer by a) writing out my thoughts and b) you. The transaction went down in July but was only uncovered …

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