Category Archives: Geekage

When it rains, it pours – what happens when the cloud disappears

Update: It turns out that my website was not affected by the outage; just the Yottaa monitoring service. I was not in the one availability zone suffering from an outage. So much of what I wrote below was incorrect. Also, … Continue reading

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Clear iSpot

Telling logs: <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/Enabled=true <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/MaxNumDevicesRestr=8 <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/RestrHotlineURI=http://www.clear.com/support/unsupported-device/ispot <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/Organization/0/OUI=0026B0 <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/Organization/1/OUI=002436 <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/Organization/2/OUI=002608 <29>Aug  7 … Continue reading

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Samsung Vibrant “works” with AT&T 3G

I was double checking that I had gotten my Vibrant unlocked, when I suddenly noticed something very strange… my phone was showing a glorius 3G icon. I was expecting EVDO at best, because I was using an AT&T SIM and … Continue reading

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Fixed stuttering SSD in a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010)

I was experiencing intermittent pauses of the entire operating system which seemed to be related to blocked I/O. It would return after 20 seconds or so. This was actually a really easy fix… I just turned off the sudden motion … Continue reading

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Ring around the bay

From my Google Latitude history:

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PackageMaker woes

When people find out that I use a Mac, they often assume that I’m a fanboy. While I do like Apple products in many respects and generally prefer their laptops to others, it is far from a blind love… PackageMaker … Continue reading

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On Behalf of Gmail

I heart Gmail. It’s the front-end for nearly all the mail from all my domains, both for sending and receiving. I consolidate all those accounts into a single mailbox, and have a long list of addresses for the Sender field. … Continue reading

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Clear return policy

Tara Johnson [1:31:15 PM]: Welcome to our real-time support chat. How can I help you today? John [1:31:15 PM]: Trial/return policy? Tara Johnson [1:31:21 PM]: We do offer a seven day period in which you can cancel with no penalties. … Continue reading

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NIH grant definitions

From: http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/forms/nihbudgetinstruct.html#6supplies # Equipment and Other Capital This category includes items that individually cost $5,000 or more and have a useful life of more than one year. Exceptions to the $5,000 limitation: 1) construction/fabrication component-parts; 2) items over $5,000, but … Continue reading

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Clear media blitz

Talk about going from unheard of to all over the city… I’ve seen ads from Clear on billboards, direct mailing, Hulu, and even heard a sponsored plug on the local NPR station.

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