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Don’t enter your iOS UUID into a WebForm

This morning’s news reveals a story about how an FBI Agent’s Laptop was hacked into using a malicious java script exploit, and that a file of millions of iOS device users personal data was stolen from the hacked FBI laptop. Interestingly, perhaps even predictably, and irrationally; several websites have sprung up offering to compare the […]

Occupy movement is a cause, or an effect?

Wow, very thoughtful and though-provoking essay by professor Robert Jenson; worth reading and thinking about…. Occupy movement is more than just a flash in the pan.

Virginia General Elections November 8th

In just nine days every registered Virginia voter will be able to cast ballots in the first state-wide general election since redistricting from the 2010 United States Census. Remember to check with the board of elections to find out your ballot before you vote so you have time to research your choices, or lack thereof. […]

Started iOS 5.0 update for iPad

Woot! The long awaited iOS update is showing up in my iTunes 10.5 now; so I am applying it to iPad first and then iPhone 4 next. Squee!!!! Even more Squee: Airport Utility for iOS!!!

UltraViolet Launches

We’ve launched… This is what has been taking up a lot of my spare time for a long time.

Virginia State Elections, 2011

Here is what I have found out about my choices so far for the November 8th General Election (all state delegates, many state senators, and many local county and city offices up for election): I am in a new House of Delegates district because of the 2010 U.S. Census and redistricting, the new district is […]


Re-Districting has put me into HoD 87?

I am having a hell of a lot of trouble finding out anything about November’s Virginia-wide general elections, including what Districts I am in now that the 2010 Census has been used to re-district all the lines in the state. It looks like I am now in House of Delegates District 87 (used to be […]

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Netflix Price Hike, Analysis

Finally some real analysis of why Netflix has announced rate hikes. I am solidly in the long-tail camp, as all the “top-500” stuff is easy to get a variety of other ways; but Netflix is pretty much the only game in town for really old, really small budget, or really esoteric films. The Netflix Price […]

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Netflix Rate Hike Annoys a Lot of People

CNN story on Netflix Rate Hike at CNET: Angry Netflix subscribers–so, who has a better deal? Take a look at this CNET poll on how angry Netflix customers intend to react to the rate hikes, note the Firefly reference:

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American Priorities are Screwed Up

Thank you Tim Rall, for keeping things in perspective: Being, Nothingness, and Anthony Weiner Now can we move on and focus on some important issues please and leave the Weiners to sort this out between themselves?