DocMurdock (who is this guy?) he's the guy who used to work for PIXAR (from 1991 - 1997) Just roll the credits in Toy Story and look in computer systems for "macintosh systems engineer michael e. murdock" That's ME! Want Tech updates, opinions, Mac info...I can help
Gizmodo....and Apple prototypes...
You know it's funny reading the story about how Gizmodo "does the right thing" and returns the prototype to Apple, "not knowing if it was real" and a lot of other crap that they spouted out to the world as they were caught red-handed divulging development secrets of the new iPhone 4g which is due to ship out in a couple of months. It's funny to see a blog that we used to respect like Gizmodo screw up the way they did. Taking pictures of something that's not theirs just because they were dumb enough to pay money for it. That doesn't make it right. Their CEO should issue a statement to the world saying that what they did was wrong. It equates to industrial espionage and it's not right. It's a crime and they should pay for it. A lot more than $5,000 that they did to the loser who did not simply drive down to 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino and return it to the front desk. I am sure that someone there would have gotten Steve Jobs on the phone and I am sure he'd have come down and met the person to thank them. But Gizmodo could not do that. They held onto something since March 18th which is almost a month ago. They did not do the right thing which would have been to jump into a car run down to Apple and say "Hey someone one brought this to us, we paid them for it like idiots, but we wanted to make sure you got it back". They basically held it, dissected it and showed it to the world. What they did was wrong. It could cost Apple millions in revenue based on now having to go back, rework, redesign, and re-engineer the phone that we're all waiting for should they choose to do that. Personally this reporter thinks that Gizmodo should be made to pay for that revenue. I think Apple should outrightly SUE Gizmodo for Industrial Espionage and that this should be a very public court case so that people know that other companies should not be entitled to the secrets that Apple holds within their coffers as those are created with the sweat and brain power of those who work for that company. That's my take on it. Michael Murdock, CEO DocMurdock.com
So for those of you who have been following me on here and other places for a while you know there are some major things going on in my life and the last thing I need is to be scammed by some cheap crooks. What kinds of things you ask? Mom has Alzheimer's Disease and doesn't even remember me. My father has congestive heart failure and I spend a lot of my time helping him with things he can no longer do. These things I do out of the love I have for them and will never stop until either they pass or I pass to the next life. Out of my own choice I am divorcing my wife of 8 years because we got stuck into a routine of all work, no play, and together we were like oil and water, so best to move on from that. So I get onto facebook this morning, and I know that a lot of you have seen my postings about entering Publisher's Clearing House and how for over 20 years I've entered and never won anything. To my surprise I receive a friend request from none other than Danielle Lam of the…
and almost immediately after that command acknowledgement it happened. 73 seconds into launch, Challenger was gone. This day in 1986 time stopped for a lot of us and the space program took a break as Challenger left the launch pad for a date with destiny. President Ronald Reagan spoke to the world that evening, not just to the United States about the State of the Union. We all took a breath, and we all remember where we were the moment Challenger left us. God Speed. I know I'll never forget that day or time. Here's the speech that we all heard that evening: Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d planned to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union, but the events of earlier today have led me to change those plans. Today is a day for mourning and remembering. Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. We know we share this pain with all of the people of our country. This is truly a national loss. Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we …
I don't know about you, but once in a while I see an email scam come through that's pretty darned good. This one almost got me last night. I was working along doing many things along the way with my computers, email, audio files, etc when I check my email and see one from Google talking about my Adwords account. Now, truth be told I am an Adwords user for a number of years and even used to monitor accounts for clients (stopped doing that service offering as it's very time consuming). The email said something about we could not complete a charge for something, please update your billing information. I looked at it checked a few things and something told me to stop and not click anything. I was working on my Macintosh which is not as sensitive as some when it comes to email and link clicking so I decided to investigate some things. Am glad I did not click. What I did is what EVERYONE should do when you receive an email from ANY Organization asking you to update your billing infor…