Archive for January, 2012

Thoughts on the Mute Switch

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

So there’s been some blog chatter this week about the mute switch on the iPhone. Of course it’s not really called a mute switch, and it doesn’t really “mute” the phone. It’s really just a signal to the OS that the user would like less sounds. I fall firmly on the “the mute switch should […]

Can’t Connect to Lion SMB Share?

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

I’d been having this problem for a while and decided to dig into it today. I have shares from a Lion box, but when I’d attempt to connect from Windows 7, it would just refuse my credentials. Here’s the solution that worked for me. Edit this file in a text editor: /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ You’ll need permissions […]

What do people eat?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Here’s an interesting way of looking at what people eat: Looking at what people do calorie queries for on Google. The winners are: apple banana almonds avocado beer banana broccoli blueberries chicken breast chicken coffee carrots dates domino’s pizza dried apricot dried cranberries egg egg whites edamame eggplant fruit fish flour grapes grapefruit gin green […]

Apple Analysts

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

It’s amazing the discongruity between the “professional” analysts of Apple’s financials, and the “amateurs” like Horace Dediu of Asymco. I put “professional” and “amateur” in quotes because it seems like in this case, the results you get from these two groups are opposite from what you’d expect. The financial market, and professional analysts, have been […]

An Apple TV

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

I don’t really understand why Apple would get into the TV business. Apple creates new markets. Moving into an established market like the TV business, with all the content complexity and interconnection requirements, just doesn’t seem like something they’d do. It’s a highly competitive space with low margins; not Apple’s kind of business. And the […]