iBook fixed.

In Apple’s usual two-day turn-around, I got my iBook back today. The screen works perfectly. It’s so clean, in fact, that I think that they may have just replaced the whole LCD assembly. I’m definitely going to have to spring for AppleCare on this in a few months. Maybe somebody will get it for me …

Too much spam.

I get way too much spam — 90-100 on most days, plus another 60-70 to my business address. I’m a faithful user of SpamAssassin, with heavy scoring of blacklists and Bayesian filtering in Mail.app on top of that. Consequently, only 1-3 messages get to my inbox each day. Here’s a graph of the rise of …

Free rider.

One of my neighbors in my building set up a wireless base station last week. They have an Adelphia cable modem that is obscenely fast — I’m accustomed to 38kbps downloads, and this connection is closer to 380kbps. The signal is excellent, so they’re plainly within an apartment or two of me. I’m torn — …

Destroy Hatch

Sen. Orrin Hatch proposed yesterday that anybody suspected of copyright infringement should have their computer automatically destroyed. This is insane for all of the obvious reasons. This because Hatch is a loon. This afternoon, blogger Lawrence Simon discovered that Hatch is guilty of this exact crime, having stolen the JavaScript that runs his site‘s menus …

iSync Motorola.

The new version of Apple’s iSync was just released, and it includes sync support for a whole bunch of new phones, including my phone, the popular Motorola v60i. The problem is that, because this phone doesn’t support Bluetooth, it requires this proprietary USB cable that costs, like, $60. However, on-line electronics store eForcity.com has it …

New look.

I took my site from its old-school look-ma-no-CSS look to one of the standard Movable Type templates. This template allows things like a calendar, archive links, a blogroll, etc. I’ll eventually make something that’s mine, but the old thing had to go, and I don’t have time right now to put into place the design …