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rino's Avatar Picture rino – December 11, 2007 09:54AM Reply Quote
Generally miffed at something? Let the world know.

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El Jeffe – November 27, 2008 09:52PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Sorry. If still lived in Chicago and could still eat I'd meet up.

bahamut – November 27, 2008 10:01PM Reply Quote
You're lucky. I did United once through Chicago and slept on the airport floor.

Cloudscout – November 27, 2008 10:22PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!

John Willoughby – November 28, 2008 12:01AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Sorry, Mokers, that sucks.

bahamut – November 28, 2008 10:18AM Reply Quote
Do eat a Chicago style hot dog with the works and a Bud (or better yet something made by Schlitz). You'll thank me for it. One of my happiest mammaries.

bahamut – November 28, 2008 10:19AM Reply Quote
In other news, you know, L'il Steven's proprietariness is galling.


I'm looking at new running shoes and thought I'd get me Nike Sport compatible ones. But guess what?
Still no iPhone + Nike Sport. Touch is fine, iPhone is not. WTF? There is no reason for this.

bahamut – November 28, 2008 10:28AM Reply Quote
L'il Steven. For his love of proprietary software-hardware lock and litigation to support it. Someone get him a full collection of Larry Lessig books for Christmas.


God, I would love third party solutions to iPhone sync. iTunes, as has been established, just sucks.

rino – November 28, 2008 08:22PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Don't mind iTunes myself.

Do mind other stuff.
Why did Apple build some in-ear headphones WITH a microphone and button only to NOT make them compatible with their iPhone?? I mean What The Fuck.

tliet – November 29, 2008 02:31AM Reply Quote
Huh, which headphones do you mean Rino?

El Jeffe – November 29, 2008 06:53AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
The new ones.
They have an inline mic. Wish copy paste worked from iPod

Apple iPod inearheadphones. Google that

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tliet – November 29, 2008 08:01AM Reply Quote
That is indeed quite odd... Would the team working on that not have had access to the iPhone? I've understood that such a situation is not unheard of within Apple since the last decade.

bahamut – November 29, 2008 11:00AM Reply Quote
There seems to have been some kind of pointless and arbitrary decision made to separate the iPod and iPhone lines. I think somehow they think that people will be frustrated and by both. Uh... no. If it's a question of tech incompatibilities, then that's just incompetence. Apple can easily get their own tech working together.

stan adams – November 29, 2008 11:45AM Reply Quote
You kid , right? Pointless and arbitrary? Baha you know TSO better'n that!

He HATES ATT with the pruning ire of 1000 supernovae -- every iPod Touch is one more brick in the tower that will allow Herr Jobs to unleash Tele-Web 3.0 the very second that all pieces are in place. Unlike MSFT "advanced consumer R&D" that puts out crap like Zune, Apple has positioned themselves for a future when cell phone companies just don't matte. When LTE is the only system running on C block and B block what platform will that be? Not the current iPhone, but its "we don't care who your carrier is" replacement that will be birthed from the Touch side of Apple... http://news.cnet.com/newsblog/?keyword=%22700MHz+spectrum+auction%22

Meanwhile people DO buy both, Touch is the ideal gift for when you don't want to stick the recipient (or yourself) with the stupid data plan surcharge. iPhone is what you buy for yourself when you know you don't spend enough time in "free WiFi zones" like school, Panera, grocery stores and malls. I am pretty sure that Panera feels the love in their cash registers becuase of their free WiFi model a lot more than Starbucks feels anything from its "paid zone" model... Money to spend on carbs (the ultimate comfort food) vs no money and caffiene-jangled nerves in an economy that is pretty jangled all by itself.

COULD Stevie make the teams "play nice"? Sure, but I like the tension it creates by having them fight each other -- it'll get 'em ready for when they can smash all the other makers gearing up for a world of LTE!

tliet – November 29, 2008 03:13PM Reply Quote
That's an interesting thought, use the old telcos to gain market and mind share and two years in the future you pull the rug under them. At some point they've got to turn the minute model into a gigabyte model. Why not help them a little bit getting there?

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bahamut – November 30, 2008 02:55AM Reply Quote
Well thought out, Stan. Maybe that's why he doesn't give a crap about spreading the iPhone lover around to the carriers.

Madaracs – December 01, 2008 01:42PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!

Got myself a version of Virtumonde I can't get rid of. Joy.

Bruce Robertson – December 06, 2008 02:49PM Reply Quote
Maybe DDT or others can weigh in on how to get a little publicity for this debacle.
In the FileMaker world, there are plugins which perform various specialized functions not available in the standard Filemaker feature set.

One of them is Zippscript, which allows scripts to be triggered by events such as changing data in a field.

Zippscript was developed by John Kornhaus on his own time and offered for free to the FileMaker community. It was probably the most popular script triggering plugin.

John's employer Alamark took legal action and forced the product and all of John's plugins off the market.
I don't see what they accomplish except to piss people off and make themselves look bad.

A bit of the story is here:


There is - uh - some possibility that in the long run this issue will become moot. But right now, Zippscript is important to a lot of people.
There are alternatives but the Alamark action was stupid.

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John Willoughby – December 06, 2008 04:11PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Crap. I used to work with John Kornhaus, an excellent Mac C++ programmer, and a good guy. I think he came to my wedding. I had no idea he'd gotten into FileMaker. Or this crap. How terrible.

Some places have employment agreements where the company has first refusal on anything that you create. AOL was like that; I pointed out to my boss that, technically, AOL could confiscate my work if I wrote The Great American Novel on my own time while I worked for them. He said that I'd pretty much have to rely on them not enforcing that clause unreasonably. I guess John must have worked for AlaMark and found out that they had a pretty unreasonable view of things.

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Bruce Robertson – December 06, 2008 07:33PM Reply Quote
I really wonder what Alamark thinks they are going to accomplish.
They aren't marketing the plugin. They're just putting a choke hold on John.

It may be that he was working on making a name for himself and heading towards going indepedent.

And, the way it looks to me, Alamark said nooo, you're not going to do that John. We're on top of you legally and you're fucked.

I'd like to see this story get some publicity but I think whoever does it better know what they are doing because it looks to me like Alamark would go after them.

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tliet – December 06, 2008 07:51PM Reply Quote
He can always quit and start developing software on his own all while using the claim that he was the original writer of the plugin.

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