I HATE APPLE

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First off, let me say that I've been a Mac user for years. But lately I've been incredibly disappointed with their service.

I won't bore you with a number of issues with tech support from both Apple Stores and the telephone support during a recent Xserv purchase for my company.

Now I have an iPod issue. I've had the iPod for eight months & the LCD screen suddenly stopped working. I brought it into my local Mac reseller & they thought they could put a new LCD screen in. Turns out they didn't have a 4th generation screen. So they charged me $25 to waste my time.

So they tell me to go online & register to send it in to Mac for repair. The online site leads me through about 15 pages before it tells me "can't verify serial number". I try again. No luck.

The site gives me a number to call for tech support. I ended up speaking to a woman who could speak very little english, but I beared with it. She told me my warranty was expired, that it was a six-month warranty (which is bullshit) and tried to sell me a two-year Apple Care plan. I said no, the warranty is one year and I didn't want Apple Care.

So then she tells me, yes, it's a one-year plan for online support, not for phone support. I didn't see anything about that in the warranty, and I told her the only reason I was calling was because the website didn't work. So she told me she could have it sent in for repair, but it would cost $30 for shipping & handling. I said that was fine. She again went into sales pitch about Apple Care which I said I had no interest in.

She then put me on hold for 10 more minutes (after originally being on hold twice that long) to "check" something. She then started to process the claim & told me a box would be sent to my house in 48 hours & I gave her my address. She then said she was having an issue with the serial number in the computer & that she would have to get back to me and hung up. She never took my phone number.

I then called back to try to speak with someone slightly more competent, waited another 15 minutes & some jackass picks up the phone doing the "pinched-nose-nasal-voice" thing---"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". I answered him and even spelled it out. His answer--"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". I repeated it, thinking he might not have heard me. Again he says -"Hello, this is Robert, can I start with your first name". So this time I just hung up on the fucking smart-ass.

So now the wait to see if I ever get the package. Sorry for the rant, but I don't know what the hell is going on with that company & I'm about ready to make "switch" back to PC.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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WHAT DID HE EVER DO TO YOU??????????

IRATE MAMA (Dan Perry), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ha ha ha!

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Gwyn named her kid Apple?

Aaron A., Friday, 4 March 2005 22:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had just as bad customer service when I called about an issue with my ipod. Plus, as Tom had ranted about on another thread, i found their OS has been going downhill over the last few years. I've been using Mac for about 7 years now and am starting to get really sick of their bullshit. To this day thinking about the awful customer "support" i endured last year makes me so angry i want to sucker punch the next apple employee I see.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

TRY CALLING MICROSOFFT FOR SUPPORT THX

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

pc companies aren't better tho. getting my hp fixed last fall was a nightmore.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Gwyn named her kid Apple?

All too true.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

calling ILX for tech support works like a charm. :)

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The OS keeps getting better and better and they fixed our iBook well out of warranty for free, although my brother had some issues getting an LCD panel replaced. I've heard some tales of woe on the support front though. The OS is the best desktop OS by far, though.

Ed (dali), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha i've decided that my next computer (which i have to buy this year) will be a mac because the few times i've dealt with apple tech support they've been nothing but helpful and responsive, which is way more than i can say for the no-name-pc-manufacturer jerkwads i'm dealing with right now.

jbr (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

xypost: why don't you have any interest in Apple Care? it seems to be what you need.

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Maybe he doesn't have $60 to spare?

Fish fingers all in a line (kenan), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

good, smart jody

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I sometimes wonder how Apple make any profit at all. For every computer they sell you, they seem to end up paying for two. The iBook Ed mentions used to be mine, and I was ready to throw it out because half of it wasn't working. It was also outside its guarantee period. But Ed and Suzy managed to get Apple to replace CD drive, keyboard, screen...

Apple replaced my new iBook's motherboard while I was in Japan. That's hundreds of dollars worth, at no charge to me. Of course, it shouldn't have failed within six months in the first place...

Momus (Momus), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i also immediately thought of gwentyh paltrow's child. how sad.

Miss Misery (thatgirl), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's like they say, Love the product, hate the service.

ffirehorse (firehorse), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

how much for ibook battery, 3-4 years old?

adam.r.l. (nordicskilla), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I sometimes wonder how Apple make any profit at all.

That's why they charge you double upfront!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Best decision I made computer wise was to buy my powerbook at John Lewis .: free two year extended warranty. Extended warranties/apple care are well worth it where laptops are concerned.

Ed (dali), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

there's always the radio
*makes 'what me worry' gesture*

The Argunaut (sexyDancer), Friday, 4 March 2005 22:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

xypost: why don't you have any interest in Apple Care? it seems to be what you need.

Because I don't believe in a company making you pay for a warantee that should be offered for free upfront. I was under the impression that a one-year warantee meant that if something goes wrong in the first year, they actually fix the thing, not put you on the phone with several douchebags who are trying to sell you additional warantees.

Shit, when the first warantee doesn't seem to work, why would I want to buy another one?

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Friday, 4 March 2005 23:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had problems with the Apple Store when I tried to order my iPod from them, but when I cancelled the order, they were very good about it. My iBook had one of the faulty logic boards, and they replaced it several times for free, in addition to doing some repairs which were apparently not supposed to be free. So I'm content with them.

But it does sound like you have a problem with your serial number, Jay.

Casuistry (Chris P), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

his problem with the serial number is that he probably never registered the durned thing.

cutty (mcutt), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i also had a problem with entering my ipod's serial number on the website. but what happened to me was that i bought a "pre-owned" ipod from the apple store and when the original owner returned it the store, that serial number apparently got, um, voided or something. no matter; i went back to the apple store and the genius bar genius was happy to solve my problem.

jbr (Jody Beth Rosen), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

there's nothing more retarded i can think of, business-wise, than how the genius bar was closed for like 2 weeks before christmas this past year. good job, jobs! way to alienate your clientele!

tho when i was waiting there, i did see todd oldham.

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 5 March 2005 00:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, the genius bar in Seattle closed during Christmas shopping mayhem. Major bummer. I have had nothing but good luck to this point with Apple. They've sent me 3 replacement remotes for my iPod, all at no cost to me, without me proving my others were damaged. Simple online form. Apple Care is essential for any Apple purchase. They recently replaced my iPod with a new one in about 20 minutes time at the Genius bar. Neither the remotes or iPod should have busted in the first place, but they did replace them with ease and very little questioning.

biznotic, Saturday, 5 March 2005 02:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ed OTM, about john lewis's one year warranty extension.

RJG (RJG), Saturday, 5 March 2005 02:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

All apple products have a one year warranty and 90 day tech support, pretty standard in the computer industry. You want more, pay for more.

Ed (dali), Saturday, 5 March 2005 06:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have gotten to the point where I just equate Apple with Audi and Volkswagen, great product, love it when it works, when it breaks, fuck yourself.

TOMBOT, Saturday, 5 March 2005 20:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Try getting your $300 back after paying for a repair they are now refunding everyone for (ibook logic board). Grrr. It pisses me off because at the time of my problems, they acted as if I was the only person encountering such difficulties, in spite of my reading otherwise on the internets. They are now claiming the repair that took them two tries to fix is not in their records.

amandasc, Saturday, 5 March 2005 20:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Most American PC manufacturers include 1 year of tech support.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Saturday, 5 March 2005 22:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

As a volkswagen driver with a dodgy fuel pump I feel that analogy.

Ed (dali), Saturday, 5 March 2005 22:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've been using APPLE computers since 1985 and have never had a problem.

Orbit (Orbit), Sunday, 6 March 2005 21:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Exactly what Orbit said. And what Ed said regarding OSX--it's by far the best desktop OS, and nothing comes close.

My tech experience with Apple has been sensational. A friend called me today to tell me that his mini iPod was replaced in less than five business days, and he also got the new generation mini in place of his old one that had died. No charge.

I've dealt with Dell and Gateway and their CSRs are no better than Apple's. HPs can blow me, they've sucked.

don weiner, Sunday, 6 March 2005 23:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

whoever has been using Apples since whenever and loves it can eat a dick.

the desktop I have at work running XP has been up and alive for 2 years with barely any reboots. It does everything I want it to do, does it quickly, and I can navigate painlessly without ever touching the mouse if I feel like it.

I was raised on Apple and my first job was DTP on a Mac, followed by audio editing on a Mac, more DTP, and so on. OS 7+ had more than its share of problems and stupid quirks but the hardware was rock solid and at least its behavior was predictable.

Since getting my latest-edition powerbook I've put it through little more than I ever tried to do with my old OS

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh weird that post got completely chopped in half.

...OS

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Fuck it.
Keeps mistaking the rest of my post for an HTML statement. Now it's lost to the ether. All computers are stupid and worthless, except that old LC & Quadra we had running 6.0.7 - 7.7, those were pretty stable builds as I recall.

My old Quadra used to have a TV Tuner in it and be able to do image captures from live cable broadcasts, then I could import them into my cheap, incredibly easy to use paint program and do whatever with them. I believe it cost approximately half of what my laptop did! My laptop lets me chat and surf the internet. And rip CDs.

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

HALCYON DAYS
http://oit.uta.edu/desktop/energystar/mac_files/OS_7_Control_Panels.JPG

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

In case anyone is wondering what this is all about, I have had "issues" with my laptop since purchasing it (A YEAR AGO, THINGS THAT COST $2000 SHOULDN'T DIE IN A YEAR), mainly that if I put it to sleep via either apple menu->sleep or by shutting the cover, I've got no better than a 50-50 chance the fucker will wake up again.

Well today it decided it wasn't going to wake up again, ever, as I'm being greeted with a totally white screen.

What's funny is that like doing searches on my own to try to figure out wtf this computer is doing right now (I mean not even the sad face x-eye Mac or the question mark Mac! NOTHING AT ALL! WHITE SCREEN! I know how to handle the other things!), everyone who is reporting similar issues to me is like bitching about how they have all this important blah blah blah they were doing with the Mac prior hand. Is it that no one who has this failure who is only using their Mac for chat, porn, and MP3s can be bothered to get in on the discussions, or is it because they don't die if that's all you use it for? Because yeah, it seems like my sleep problem increases tenfold whenever I've been using my iBook more for writing or photo work. If all I've done on the damn thing is use iChat for two weeks, no problems whatsoever with starting it up, back when it, uh, started up.

What does this imply??? Is there like some inherent instability in the majority of the "native" programs that come bundled with OSX or is this just really fucked up coincidence?

Also it seems that this particular issue with the iBook G3 was so bad they threw the whole "your warranty is expired, give us $500" shenanigans out the window, and searching on this same issue with "Powerbook" has not given me the same results--ARE IBOOKS PIECES OF SHIT? wtf?

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 17:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

As an aside, I noted that my computer was purchased a year ago, actually a year and 3 weeks, making it out of warranty now. Every. Single. Computer. I. Have. Ever. Owned.* Has. Done. This. Do they design computers to die at warranty, in general? Because it is not just me who has reported this ridiculous situation going on, and I'm starting to think that if this is going to be the case, wasting my money on a pricey computer with only a single year warranty is not worth the hassle, since all other brands have 3-4 year standard warranties, so at least I'll get 3 years out of it, instead of 1, before this message will self-destruct.

*with the exception of my ancient PowerMac that I had when I was 14-15-16, which only died because my sister is a dick.

I am pretty close to deciding to become the female Punisher, except murdering computer firms, instead of bad guys.

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

although the best customer service story I have ever been witness to was in an Apple store, when our friend J0sh had a bunch of seemingly sensible questions about using X type of Mac as a server, they made sense to the rest of us, and the sales guy just blurted at him "YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT"

And then kind of ran away????

That was pretty funny.

Allyzay, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have a friend who just got a job repairing computers at Tekserve. He just started last week so I'm leery about hitting him up for favors, but the hitting up will be happening, oh yes it will. I would be happy to serve as an intermediate hitter-upper for your computer, Ally.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I used to get the sleeping-no-wakey-wakey problem when I was using the last Photoshop build (pre-CS or whatever the newest is called) fairly heavily, but it fixed itself at some point. I have no idea what was going on or how/why it stopped happening.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

we just set up a netgear router modem! YfriggingAfriggingY!

nathalie barefoot in the head (stevie nixed), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I am looking over the system 7 window I posted up above and trying to figure out what they've improved since then! Help!

TOMBOT, Monday, 14 March 2005 18:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The graphics. If you have to ask, you're obv. a Windows person.

sunburned and snowblind (kenan), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

graphics?

RJG (RJG), Monday, 14 March 2005 18:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

still seems a bad time to upgrade.... hopefully refresh some more of the line soon......

||||||||, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:24 (four weeks ago) Permalink

x-post

that is abysmal

||||||||, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:27 (four weeks ago) Permalink

yeah that seems like a major boo boo if it's not a problem with that guy's specific mac.

but afaict the new 13" (which doesn't have that CPU) is solid, and 15" "laptop computers" all suck anyway.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

apple computing line is still a shit show. how is gruber dealing with all this? still licking their rim no doubt

||||||||, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

update the non-touchbar macbooks, pls. nobody wants that thing

||||||||, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:37 (four weeks ago) Permalink

also c'mon anybody who's using their macs for video rendering should be using a desktop mac pro...... o i c

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

gruber mainly posts #resistance stuff now

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:44 (four weeks ago) Permalink

congratulations to the tories

||||||||, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

is this just with the i9? i think i'd be getting the i7 anyway

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

15" "laptop computers" all suck anyway

ever since retina screens came out, solid agreement on this

I really want the 13" one and have a perverse desire for the external gpu enclosure

mh, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i loved my 2012 15" retina tho

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

2010 MacBook Pro with the anti glare screen. Discrete graphics switching controller never worked because even using chrome made the thing switch to the nvidia gpu and that was it for the battery.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 23:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Mid 2014 15”, 512 / 16
Scored it for $1799 new in 2015
Dope machine
Still lust for thinkpads tho

calstars, Thursday, 19 July 2018 01:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ever since retina screens came out, solid agreement on this

I really want the 13" one and have a perverse desire for the external gpu enclosure

Mrs. Telecom's new 2018 13" arrived yesterday and I'm jealous already.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

anybody know of any good Windows 10 apps to transfer files from my iPhone?

i just want to cut and paste all of my photos/videos. i have used some shareware for this in the past but it seems like Apple keeps updating iTunes specifically to thwart the ability to copy files to your computer.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 16:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

If you just plug your iPhone into the computer via USB cable, tap "Allow" when it asks if you want to trust the computer, does the phone not show up in Windows Explorer as browseable?

I don't have iTunes installed on my work computer but that works for me after it searches for and installs the USB driver

mh, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 16:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yes i click allow but it doesnt show in Explorer. it opens iTunes and that's it. fwiw i have an older phone w an earlier version of the iOS i can copy files from w Explorer fine.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 16:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think you can d/l iCloud on your win10 machine and then pull down your photos from the cloud assuming you have that enabled on your phone

calstars, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 17:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

hmmm. ive been trying to avoid connecting to icloud. not sure i want to send all my data to an external thing.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 26 July 2018 23:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

for some reason i can now read it as usual, guess it fixed itself.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 27 July 2018 13:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I shouldn't give a shit, but it's depressing to know how rich the obnoxious knee-jerk apple fanboys have gotten by gorging themselves on apple stock for the last 20 years

Dan I., Friday, 3 August 2018 17:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I should have bought apple stock instead of a powerbook when macos x came out, is the short version of the story

mh, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Without the iPhone it could have gone a very different way. Also it’s not too late to buy in

calstars, Friday, 3 August 2018 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if you bet on Apple in 1998 that was a long bet to make

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 3 August 2018 18:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I tipped my dad to buy AAPL at the late date of April 2013 when it was in a bit of a trough, it’s up 260% from then.

devops mom (silby), Friday, 3 August 2018 18:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've got a friend who is an uber-fanboy--like, he literally buys every new apple device, and buys them the day they come out. There's no way he hasn't been buying like thousands of dollars of stock every year. to be so zealous and have so much faith in something and then have it actually work out and pay off must be nice!

Dan I., Friday, 3 August 2018 19:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i bought in 2006 and sold in ... 2007. galaxy brain.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

feel like I need to take silby on as general financial consultant based on posts this week

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My actual financial advice is “get a job, don’t buy a car, don’t buy a house, don’t travel, don’t drink, don’t have kids, plow money into Vanguard funds, spend what’s left on books”, picking stocks is for lunatics like my dad

devops mom (silby), Friday, 3 August 2018 19:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol caek

I bought that powerbook in probably 2001/2002, let me go take a peek at the stock price

oh sweet I'd have $200K

mh, Friday, 3 August 2018 20:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My actual financial advice is “get a job, don’t buy a car, don’t buy a house, don’t travel, don’t drink, don’t have kids, plow money into Vanguard funds, spend what’s left on books”, picking stocks is for lunatics like my dad

No life til leather, we’re gonna pick some funds tonight!

calstars, Friday, 3 August 2018 20:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

roffle

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 3 August 2018 21:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My actual financial advice is “get a job, don’t buy a car, don’t buy a house, don’t travel, don’t drink, don’t have kids, plow money into Vanguard funds, spend what’s left on books”, picking stocks is for lunatics like my dad

realizing this is generally true (along with rumblings of the 2008 crisis, which i knew enough to know i didn't understand) is why i sold my 20 apple shares.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 3 August 2018 22:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If every apple product you ever bought included one share of apple stock, do you think they would end up paying for themselves?

Philip Nunez, Friday, 3 August 2018 22:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

don’t drink,

otm and go fuck yourself, you're fired

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 3 August 2018 22:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I still get 1.5%

devops mom (silby), Friday, 3 August 2018 22:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mean this sort of retrospective speculation is totally worthless not only because of counterfactuals but like if you or anyone spent $2k on a laptop 15 years ago it wasn’t like an investment in Apple was what you were choosing between. I could’ve saved/invested even more money instead of buying a piano but you can’t play money. You may be able to get wasted on money though.

devops mom (silby), Friday, 3 August 2018 22:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's a hell of a drug iirc

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 3 August 2018 23:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

God what a fucking asshole.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 August 2018 14:25 (one week ago) Permalink

that excerpt is really well-written, i'll have to pick up her memoir

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 4 August 2018 14:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Jobs was such a monumental dickhead.

DJI, Saturday, 4 August 2018 19:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Out of all of them, The Man And The Machine documentary is the one that's the most accurate. Fearsome cult-leader asshole.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 4 August 2018 23:16 (one week ago) Permalink

No, no, Walter Isaacson said he was lovely, with just a few quirks because he knew better than those other dunderheads.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 5 August 2018 00:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I’m not sure if this is Apple or LinkedIn doing this but something has populated my iCal with the birthdays of everyone I’ve ever worked or done business with. The value to me of knowing treat the AP clerk at a company I worked at 5 years ago is 36 tomorrow is minimal.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 9 August 2018 01:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Happy birthday Geoff Hurd.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 9 August 2018 01:10 (one week ago) Permalink

yesterday i got into my parents' car for the first time in two years and it immediately started playing my current Apple Music track on the car speakers without any intervention from me whatsoever

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 9 August 2018 01:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Yah the birthdays thing has bugged me for years. I’ve read countless forum posts about how to fix it and nothing works for me.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 9 August 2018 01:38 (one week ago) Permalink

where do it come from tho!?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 9 August 2018 01:39 (one week ago) Permalink

no idea. thought maybe it was a facebook or google sync thing, tried a bunch of stuff with those, some worked for a minute but would always come back

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 9 August 2018 02:16 (one week ago) Permalink


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