June 2024


Whatchamacallit 49: P30-Pro

There was roughly a period of time that I was an Apple person.

It started with an iPod in the mid 2000s, followed by an iPhone – I remember PapaScott showing off his iPhone at a WEBMU event and I had to have one. So I eventually got one. Then I bought a MacBook, […]

Dear Apple,

By the time you read this, it will be too late: I’ve made the decision to shift my custom away from Apple environment.

My gateway drug, the Apple iPhone, is not for me. I still remember when it was for me: It was at the WEBMU in Bremen (I think) where PapaScott showed me his […]

Easter Apples?!

So I have two questions about the above Easter Apples:

1) Who came up with the crazy idea to put cute cartoon characters on apples?


2) Who is stupid enough to buy the apples because they have cute cartoon characters on them?

Oh wait…


A Mismash of Many Things!

I’ve had a pretty busy week – Actually it’s been a fantastic week.

I can only think of two “negative” things: First, I banged my leg into a table Tuesday evening –pretty hard—it took me 2 minutes of cursing before I could move again—and it hurt enough to noticeably bother me through Friday. It’s still […]

Customer Service Woes resolved with Twitter. Part 1: T-Mobile, Germany

I have to say that I am a bit disappointed in customer service, on both sides of the Atlantic. Although I’m not sure I can call the North American issue, “customer service”—but more on that in a day or two.

Meanwhile I have happy news to report: my iPhone 3G is, finally, unlocked.

Unfortunately it […]

I ran out of Internet.

Sorry about my silence over the weekend, but Saturday morning I downloaded two podcasts, enjoyed listening to them, and then Saturday evening found out that I had run into my 3GB surfing wall.

I suppose that on the plus side it took me 6 more days to reach the wall in August than it did […]

Not Gonna Buy It

iPhone, I MacBook, but I don’t iPad

Becoming an Apple addict has not been a direct and easy path for me.

My history with Apple products is rough—after Middle School and its Apple computer lab, I didn’t voluntarily touch an Apple product until 2005 or 2006—when I bought myself an iPod.

I really liked my iPod—and the iTunes interface for my music […]

Please excuse my absence.

My apologies for not posting this week. I have plenty of material in my head but my MacBook is sick.

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that it’s fan was loud. Initially I thought I’d wait until I was some place with an Apple Store to get it checked out. I’d even made tentative […]

A Window on my Computing

The current hoopla about Microsoft Windows 7 has sent me spinning into my computing history—remembering days of yore.

I realize the history of computers and me is probably boring—and I will probably refer to some computers that some of you (the younger ones) have never heard of.


Elementary School

In elementary school there was […]