Problem:I've been getting a strange iTunes error on one of my OSX machines recently.History & Symptoms:Running OSX 10.5.8. I updated to iTunes 9.2.1 and now I can't access my iTunes Store account or purchase content.Symptoms:The error reads, "We could not complete your iTunes Store request. An unknown error occurred." The error code is: -9812.The iTunes… Continue reading Strange iTunes 9.2.1 Issue on OSX
There's often a debate in my office about what we should name our servers or projects. Today, I had an engineer become visibly upset, bordering on yelling because I don't like the method that he likes when it came to picking a name for a server. Maybe it wasn't so much that I didn't like… Continue reading What’s In a Name?
I'm going to babble about cars for a minute...I rather like small cars. Compact, functional, economical on purchase cost and fuel. They're a bit hard to find now. Sure, you could get a Smart, which seats two, but the price in the US is about two to three times more than the original European cost.… Continue reading Times, They’ve Changed
This post has nothing at all to do with a television show nor about burglaries and peeping toms.Instead, it's just a wee memory about, well, Prowlers, Intruders, and The Island.--Yesterday afternoon, I was in the back yard setting up and airing out the tent for a camping trial with the toddlers next weekend. The kids… Continue reading Intruders, Prowlers, and The Island
Seems that everything has gone "Tactical" to some degree. Here are some serious, some fun.I'd like to try the Tactical Beer.The Tactical Tether seems to me to be a good idea.The Tactical Mug looks awesome. Want. (US$280).Tactical Kilt? Oh, yeah. Especially with the Tactical Sporran. Though I prefer Utilikilts ($200 - $300) and Amerikilts ($100).The Tactical Sandals look… Continue reading Tactical Stuff
Lonnie Pinnix, Needs a Gun SafetyCourse, and a good flogging.From North Carolina, we hear tell of rather guy who shot his wife in the back with a black powder handgun, which was loaded with toilet paper. Read it here.I won't dig into why he did it. However, one line seemed to stand outIt's unclear how… Continue reading Gun Rule Violations
Without looking it up, how many nuclear bombs are known to have been detonated from between their creation in 1945 through 1998?Enough, if they were spread out in populated areas around the globe to pretty much destroy all human civilization:[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AeaDFAI%5D%5Bblip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AeaDFAI%5DChina: 45France: 210India: 4Pakistan: 2Russia/Soviet Union: 715United Kingdom: 45United States: 1032Are the powers that… Continue reading The Genie is Out…