Articles posted on October 17th, 2003

Mac OS X’s Keychain management: definitely not right

Friday, October 17th, 2003 • 5:02 pm

A while ago, I wrote about the annoying fact that, after a system upgrade, Mac OS X would ask me to re-authorize programs such as Mail and Safari to access information stored in my keychain. The same thing happened again when I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.2.8. People commented on the fact that this […]

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Oh Kagi

Friday, October 17th, 2003 • 4:18 pm

Went to the Kagi store this morning to purchase my upgrade copy of DragThing 5. Got to the page for entering personal information. After a reminder of what I am about to purchase and how much it’s going to cost, the form starts with “Shipping address”, with fields for the street address, city, province, etc. […]

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FCC: Here we go again

Friday, October 17th, 2003 • 5:01 am

The Washington Post has worrying news about the FCC seeking to introduce rules that would force technology manufacturers to include copy-protection hardware in personal computers and other consumer electronics. It’s the same old story, but this time for high-definition TV signals rather than regular TV signals or digital music. And it’s no wonder that the […]

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Alan Graham at O’Reilly on the RIAA

Friday, October 17th, 2003 • 4:43 am

In a blog entry entitled “Technology vs. Legislation: Part Two – iTunes for Windows and the RIAA“, Alan Graham at O’Reilly tells it like it really is when it comes to digital technology and the recording industry: So given the apparent disconnect between the RIAA and the consumer, why is it we still consider any […]

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New iPod accessories: getting closer to the portable Holy Grail

Friday, October 17th, 2003 • 12:32 am

Apple has just announced two new accessories for iPods. I personally have yet to buy an iPod, in spite of my great love of music and extensive music collection. First I waited for the hard drive capacity to go up. Then I waited for Apple to add the features that I’d really like These two […]

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