Category Archives: Computers

Lakewood Centurion, 4-1990

Let’s talk technology. When these newspapers were published, they were done so with brand-new desktop publishing technology – to a point. In 1986/87, the typesetting was done mostly in headlines and columns, which was then was physically pasted-up on boards using hot wax. The black and white photos were developed in-house, and …

eMac LCD Conversion

Apple announced a warranty repair extension for the eMac when it shows no video! Since it was a refurb, I couldn’t verify against the serial numbers listed on the extension page, so I had to bring it in to the Genius Bar. They told me that my machine didn’t fall in the range. Crap.

Simeon Rice is a Mac User

Today I was at the International Plaza Genius Bar getting an estimate to repair an eMac I own whose analog board is giving up the ghost.

There’s about 10 people listed in the queue, and there’s one Genius helping people one at a time. About fifteen minutes into my wait time, a second Apple Genius comes striding out of the back room and walks toward the front of the store. He then comes back with a large, fit gentleman and a couple of friends.

Many Moons Ago

Back when Mac OS X was young, and Apple hadn’t yet settled on their toolchain, wget was included as a CLI tool for getting files from URLs. When 10.1 came around, wget disappeared in favor of cURL . I have no idea if there were internal political reasons at Apple …