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
iPhone 4 and bars...
So I ventured to AT&T to see the iPhone4 today. Had to touch one. Looking forward to having one this next week. Yes, something tells me that baby is arriving here to my hot little hands :) Now there's all this talk and video footage of bars being lost on the phone. Notice the upper left corner of the phone...all bars in place. My hand wrapped around the phone covering the antenna exactly where it's not supposed to be according to all those shooting video and for 10 minutes I kept it just like that. Those bars did not budge a centimeter. Nothing. No lost bars, no discoloration on the screen, nothing but WOW sharp text, great speed opening apps, and clear as a whistle video shooting when using the camera. Impressed? OH YEAH! You will be too when you focus on having one and bring it into your life. Get out there, touch one, feel it (it actually feels really nice in the hand), and it did not get warm either during that time period. Not sure what all the hoopla is about, but when done with my test on that phone I took out my 3GS and did the same test. It went from 5 bars to 1 bar and would still make a call, but once I took my hand away from the phone for a moment the bars came back. The iPhone4...5 bars all the time. (for me.) Oh and that is one very sharp screen. No more squinting while you're driving to see stuff. It's razor sharp and your eyes tune in on that quickly.
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…