• conshmillo 11:13 pm on October 27, 2016 - 450 days ago


    Dear Apple. To hell with you, you clueless fuckers.

  • conshmillo 7:52 pm on June 13, 2016 - 586 days ago


    WWDC 2016. And nobody gives a shit. Why should they. Maybe for 3X bigger emojis?

  • 1

    conshmillo 7:26 am on May 19, 2016 - 611 days ago

    “I have an iConfession: I hate my iPhone.

    It wasn’t always so. I loved it once and now I hate it the way I can only hate an old flame. I remember the first soft touch of a virtual keyboard in 2009. I pine for my innocent infatuation with the wonder of iTunes.

    Today? I’m mad at the way my apps shut down while in use, at the texts that don’t send, at an iTunes that doesn’t sync. I’m cranky about poky performance, with videos that sometimes take forever to download, if they do at all. (My husband, who also uses an iPhone, doesn’t have this problem, and we use the same network at home, of course.) My overall experience is just … slow.

    What happened to the iPhone I loved?”


    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 8:17 am on May 20, 2016 610 days ago

      I’m sure Trump will fix it!
      [no, not really.]

  • 1

    conshmillo 7:41 am on May 18, 2016 - 612 days ago

    Hey guys this is going to be a monster car since they have now Franz von Holzhausen heading design!


    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 8:15 am on May 20, 2016 610 days ago

      Wow, that’s cool. Little surprised they’d go there now, before they’ve really buttoned up the E and the 3.
      (hope I have those right.)

  • 1

    conshmillo 6:22 am on May 13, 2016 - 617 days ago

    Visitors to one of the most popular Apple news sites is decreasing.


    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 8:11 am on May 14, 2016 616 days ago

      I rarely go there anymore but I think it has more to do with the site than interest in Apple news. The site has always been unfriendly to Mac haters, but as Jonny Ive started doing UI and as Apple began to lose it’s way, it became a place that was intolerant of dissenting ideas on what Apple did. Ironic that back when Apple users were a smaller more persecuted group, the Apple tent was bigger, and more tollerant and intellectual. Now days, not so much.
      The other big factor is the website itself. Around the same time they started experimenting with the site design quite a bit. Subtle stuff, but kind of annoying. The site has gone through many changes but at times it became hard to read (illegible) and harder to use (UI/X.) Recently (not sure how recently since I probably only end up visiting every 2-3 months now) they have changed their underlying engine for their discussion boards, which has apparently also caused a lot of usability problems. One can’t cruise through the postings nearly as quickly and easily now.
      So less novel and usable info that’s also harder to access.
      Oh yeah. It’s also wandered further away from reporting and information and moved more toward a rumor and click-bait oriented philosophy—the whole internet is becoming like FaceBook and TMZ.

  • 8

    conshmillo 12:29 am on May 12, 2016 - 619 days ago

    “I once used iTunes to organize albums, bootlegs, demos, and deep cuts—until it made that nearly impossible. Will Apple Music finish the job?”


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 12:29 am on May 12, 2016 619 days ago

      Bravo Jony!

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 10:10 pm on May 12, 2016 618 days ago

      Yeah. I hate to say it but iTunes has become pretty unusable.
      “Unusable” isn’t an exaggeration. I literally don’t know how to make it do some things anymore (things I used to do without a thought in the past) and some things literally don’t work as they are supposed to anymore (music and video sharing are a mess.)
      I guess they decided if you don’t opt in to their monthly fee scheme, you can just F-off and die.
      Anyone have any good options (I messed around with PLEX for a long time but finally uninstalled it. So many open source projects are neglected on the Mac. It may be hard to do on the Mac as structural things seem to be constantly changing and getting broken.)

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 1:19 am on May 13, 2016 618 days ago

        This seems to have best reviews…

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 1:37 am on May 13, 2016 618 days ago

        btw. I do not buy songs throughs them. I pretty much live on Pandora at home and good old CDs in the car. I am not going to buy probably any of their new PowerBooks either for the omission of CD/DVD drive. I don’t think it is obsolete at all. It’s the same coercion into using their overpriced media downloads. Since Ive is sticking his pink nose into electric cars, maybe Elon could come up with Tesla OS.

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 8:25 am on May 14, 2016 616 days ago

          Thanks, I’ll check out swinsian.
          Ditto on CD/DVD.
          Streaming is fine for casual listening, but I’m not buying MP4s from anyone. I’d rather convert from a CD myself than buy a digital file of unknown quality (I actually mostly use Apple Lossless format). I like to hear things on a nice stereo or quality headphones after all . Apparently this is something hardly anyone under 35 ever does anymore.

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 10:20 pm on May 12, 2016 618 days ago

      Oh and this has nothing to do with anything, but maybe funny, so I’m putting it here:

      ArnoldC—A programming language based on the one liners of Arnold Schwarzenegger

      If you like/know some programming the read me file at GitHub is amusing.
      (Amazing what one runs into on the internet.)

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 1:10 am on May 13, 2016 618 days ago

        Now that’s hilarious :-)

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 10:26 pm on May 17, 2016 613 days ago

      Another wacky Apple thing I just discovered. I’ve been having problems with AirDrop since day one. Guess what? I finally found some specs for airdrop and the secret information?— it only work on some Macs made before 2013 and none (usually) from before 2012. This is despite the fact that it is built upon standard WiFi and Bluetooth framework!? Remarkably, AirDrop is nonetheless visible in the OS whether or not it actually works on that machine. And strangely enough, sometimes aspects of it work (mostly) a small portion of the time. Handoff seems to (mostly) work on my mid 2011 iMac.

      This seems like a combination of just very poor execution and very poor communication of features and compatibility.

      What a way to delight your clients! :-)

  • 2

    conshmillo 5:30 am on May 2, 2016 - 628 days ago

    I updated my MacBook Pro hard drive to SSD. I am extremely happy with the change. My computer is literally faster than when I bought it. Essentially it feels like a new computer. If anyone is interested use a guide below.


    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 11:18 pm on May 5, 2016 625 days ago

      I planned to do this from the time I bought my computer, but so far have not. Considering how pathetically slow the last few systems upgrades have made it (now on el cap) it seems like a good time to do it now [it's a late 2011 27" 3.7Ghz core i7 iMac.]
      If I do it, I plan to put only the system and applications on the SSD. And even more importantly, not make it a a hybrid drive (very unlikely one could recover a crashed hybrid drive, other than erasing it and starting over.)

    • piero

      piero 11:48 pm on May 17, 2016 613 days ago

      I was planning either but after I saw the guide for the 21.5″ version of yours I stepped back! I’ve done successfully in Mac and Powerbook, but I’m terrified of the glass problem with iMac!

  • 10

    conshmillo 9:54 pm on April 26, 2016 - 634 days ago

    Now, when will Apple finally realize they have put a wrong guy in the charge. He fucked it up and he keeps fucking it up. And biggest fuck up, the Apple car is coming. There is only one problem Apple has today. The name of the problem is Jony Ive.


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 9:55 pm on April 26, 2016 634 days ago

      Saturated market my ass. Ive turned unique Apple into me too Apple!

    • piero

      piero 11:41 pm on April 26, 2016 634 days ago

      Nothing last forever…
      Especially when you put some Wall Street friendly guy to manage Apple as CEO and that CFO… it’s nidicolous that they are completely addict with buybacks and dividends!

      Steve never stood those white collar criminals and rightly has kept away Apple from them! Until then Apple has been the healthiest (financially) company ever! Now it’s just the bigger cow to milk!

      Ive is part of the story? Don’t think so, it’s just the one that Steve chose to make the jump years ago. Now he has no counterpart as passionate as rational as Steve was.

      Wall Street will destroy anyone and anybody on its path, including the world as I’ve known for decades.

      Only ex hippies can stand them, but there are no one at Apple anymore! And very few out there…

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 2:24 am on April 27, 2016 634 days ago

        Ive fucked up perfectly good thing with his flat Windows (or worse) interface design.

        • piero

          piero 11:38 am on April 27, 2016 633 days ago

          On that I agree completely! After he has done great things, he just keep watching himself in the mirror!

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 2:26 am on April 27, 2016 634 days ago

        Also sick and tired listening about big bad Wall Street. I hear it every day from Sanders campaign. Obviously when Apple was announcing bigger and bigger earnings nobody was bothered by Wall Street.

        • piero

          piero 11:36 am on April 27, 2016 633 days ago

          Come on, be real!
          Don’t talk about politics here…!! ;-)

          You missed another nice article yesterday night about Aapl! It was the story of a very good Ceo of a successful startup, but when a Wall Street criminal set down in the board, he resigned after few weeks in December 2015…
          You know who was that bloody man, right?
          Carl Icahn.

        • piero

          piero 11:37 am on April 27, 2016 633 days ago

          One more thing…. Somebody like milk very much… even if it’s not healthy in adult age!!

    • piero

      piero 11:53 pm on April 26, 2016 634 days ago

      Just one more thing…

      Yesterday I red a title that says everything about it:
      “This quarter’s earnings season trend? layoffs…”

      What this incapable and fake managers, real criminals, would do to please those fucking bloody Street guys…

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 11:36 pm on April 27, 2016 633 days ago

      Don’t I feel silly for not having sold all of my Apple 6 months ago (or 4 years ago.)
      The result would have been about the same.
      Apple’s value seems to have lagged behind reality, but maybe reality is beginning to settle down to Wallstreet’s generally low expectations for Apple.

  • 1

    conshmillo 2:16 am on April 17, 2016 - 644 days ago

    It’s yellow. Fucking idiot.


    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 11:24 pm on April 27, 2016 633 days ago

      That’s kind of his thing—slap a color on it (prominent and rejected by Apple and auction it off to generous, (but pretentious,) rich people for charity. Seems to have nothing to do with us, our opinions, (or good taste.)

  • 5

    conshmillo 5:39 am on April 2, 2016 - 658 days ago

    OK, here we go. Here is the idiot car idea from Jony. It looks just like I expected.

    “Apple is taking an enormous bite out of the driverless car market with a brand new electric vehicle that doubles as a tiny house. The company announced the iHouse will come with a staggering 350-mile range and new patented technology that turns the car into a mobile home complete with a bed, bathroom, kitchen and even a pizza oven using a simple voice command.”


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 5:45 am on April 2, 2016 658 days ago

      OK, April 1st.

      • henrystar

        Richard 1:30 pm on April 4, 2016 656 days ago

        Actually, you might file that picture. I don’t think that people have yet thought through the actuality of truly self-driving cars. Eliminate most of the windows from that joke, and …. I’d love to see what “cars” will be like, say in 2030 or so.

        • henrystar

          Richard 2:18 pm on April 4, 2016 656 days ago

          The more I think about it, the more I think that I am onto something: cars of today crudely resemble Model A Fords, and that is because both need a Driver. Eliminate the Driver and you get to re-think the “auto-mobile” from scratch. A box as in the illustration is ideal, except for aerodynamics….

    • henrystar

      Richard 1:00 pm on April 13, 2016 647 days ago

      My grandfather lived next door to a manufacturer of carriages in Oshawa Ontario. He failed to buy shares when the guy started a line of “auto-mobiles,” because there would not be enough people intelligent enough to work as chauffeurs. His neighbor’s company is now General Motors of Canada. Take a look at this: and see how its organization is parallel to today’s cars — which as I pointed out above, is all going to change, and change soon. I am hoping that Apple has realized this and will break the mold on what will finally, truly, be : auto-mobiles.

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