Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Secret Microsoft Website to get a $15 copy of Windows 8 Upgrade. if you bought a new PC with Windows 7, June 2, 2012 or later.
It will not work with a Safari Browser.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Later that day AT&T sends me a txt message at 11:38 AM that my preorder has been processed, and promises another when the order is shipped, and then failed to do that.
Wednesday 9/19 at ATT.com/orderstatus shows the order was shipped on September 16. I had selected Ship to Home on "Sept 124".
I call 1-888-333-6651. and ATT gives me a tracking number of 502xxxxxxxxx.
but despite 3 days since the order allegedly shipped neither ATT nor FedEx find it in their computer.
Is it just in a sealed boxcar in a 747 such that it doesn't get scanned till it gets to local FedEx distribution?
Finally the morning of 9/20 FedEx reports Scheduled for delivery September 21, befopre 3 PM.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Apple switched to using a different of sleep/wake sensor to trigger their "Smart Cover" in "The New iPad". This different sensor is sensitive to magnetic polarity (the sensor in the iPad 2 is NOT sensitive to polarity), so a particular model iPad 2 case has a 50% chance (or 100% or zero % chance depending on assembly practices) of working with an iPad "3"?
And I found a solution: if your case doesn't perform sleep/wake: Take a small piece of a thicker refrigerator magnet and test it. If it works, glue it to the inside right edge of outer flap, about 2 1/2 inches from the top of your ipad 2 case. A 1 inch by 1/2 inch size or smaller works best, but too small or too thin (ie magnets on back of business cards) may not have enough magnetism.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Solution after much Googling; I had to run Windows Update and install this month's Patch Tuesday updates, reboot, and then Norton behaved.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Anyway the story is here, and the acquisition will help Apple's vertical integration.
It story reads in part:
Israeli newspaper Calcalist reported Tuesday that the Cupertino company has completed its purchase of Israel's Anobit, a flash-memory company, for $400 million to $500 million.
The report received more credence when the office Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted "Welcome to Israel, Apple Inc. on your 1st acquisition here."
Apple's largest acquisition was the purchase of NeXT for slightly more than $400 million in 1997, the move that brought Apple co-founder Steve Jobs back to the company, where he would eventually retake his CEO perch and lead it through the introduction of the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Anobit's flash-based technology "significantly improves the endurance, performance and cost of flash storage products and systems," according to the company; its data-storage technology is already used in some Apple products.
Apple stock gained $13.89, or 3.63 percent, to $396.10 on Tuesday.
Was emailed a link to a story about zero Carb noodles from Japan.
Read about them here:
I went looking for the zero Carb Noodles from Japan at Whole Foods and only found ones made from Tofu, not the true zero carb ones made with Glucomannan.
Searching Amazon.com for Glucomannan Noodles, I found "Miracle Noodles",
not cheap, and with a review this bad:
I skipped all the negative reviews and thought I would give it a try myself...ugh, should have listened to the bad reviews. First of all, when you open them, they stink like bad fish-they come in a bag of water; secondly, no matter how I prepared them (I tried several different recipes), I still couldn't get rid of that smell; third, and foremost, the texture of the noodles is so gross - I felt like I was eating rubber...I just couldn't get past that. Oh well, at least I gave it a try, but they are not for me. Some people swear by them, not me.
And even though another reviewer said:
.rinse them a number of times in a colander, then cover with water and soak for a few minutes, then scald them in boiling water for a few minutes. After this I detected no odor or flavor.
I think I'll pass.