Sadly Ironic

Today Apple sold its 10,000,000,000th (that’s billionth) song at the iTunes Store—all in less than 7 years. The music industry can gripe all it wants, but Apple has made them a lot of money they would otherwise have lost to file sharing! Today’s Business Insider has this headline: Blockbuster Collapses: Shutting Down 500 Stores In Desperate Bid To Save $200… Continue reading

And Then, in One Sickening Moment, It Dawned On Me…

I just read this from a blog I follow and had a sickening realization: You may have heard that I don’t do iPhone or iPad development at this time. That said, it’d be silly to not keep track of what Apple is up to with the platform they care for most.” … [Source: Install Beta Developer Tools In Sparse Disk… Continue reading

Secret Apple Data Center

Apple has quietly been building a data center in Maiden, North Carolina.  It’s apparently well underway.  What makes this of interest is that the explicit purpose of the enormous and secretive center has never been announced. Related articles A First Look at Apple’s Massive Data Center (readwriteweb.com)… Continue reading

King Tuthankamen’s DNA Speaks

The National Geographic article about the results of the DNA study of King Tut is fascinating.  He apparently was frail, had malaria, a genetic walking disorder, and was the son of a brother and sister. King Tut may be seen as the golden boy of ancient Egypt today, but during his reign, Tutankhamun wasn’t exactly a strapping sun god. Instead,… Continue reading

I Blame Elisson

I was having a perfectly good morning being all productive and everything.  Then I headed on over to my RSS feed reader to catch up on “stuff.”  I hadn’t cruised the feeds for a couple of days, so things were out of control—thousands of feed posts were lurking there demanding to be read. I started with my personal reads and… Continue reading

Strangely Silent

Those who know me well know that I’m never just sitting around doing nothing.  So, I’ve received several comments from friends and relatives about having very little activity on my blog for the past week or two.  What’s up?! I’ve been insanely busy, primarily with exploring new technology platforms.  The fruits of these explorations will soon be evident here at… Continue reading