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Blog entries around

During my daily blog reads, I was reading David Weiss's blog, and he mentions some recent customer service he received from Apple. Turns out he, like me, bought the three free episodes of ABC's finalies of last season, and was accidentally charged for them. Read his entry here.

Not only did Apple refund his money, but they GAVE HIM MONEY.

Now THAT'S customer service. That's why I buy Apple products, that's why I am a loyal customer. Everything I have EVER needed from Apple was immediate and responsive. When I had to send my iBook back to Apple for the Logic Board recall. They overnighted me a box, gave me packing instructions, tape, and everything. I overnighted the box back to them, (at their expense), they fixed it in about 4 days, and overnighted it back. Everything was intact, the data was there. Everything. and it didn't take forever. I wasn't without my laptop very long.

THAT's why I buy Apple products, and the fact that they are awesome,…

Blog entries around

During my daily blog reads, I was reading David Weiss's blog, and he mentions some recent customer service he received from Apple. Turns out he, like me, bought the three free episodes of ABC's finalies of last season, and was accidentally charged for them. Read his entry here.

Not only did Apple refund his money, but they GAVE HIM MONEY.

Now THAT'S customer service. That's why I buy Apple products, that's why I am a loyal customer. Everything I have EVER needed from Apple was immediate and responsive. When I had to send my iBook back to Apple for the Logic Board recall. They overnighted me a box, gave me packing instructions, tape, and everything. I overnighted the box back to them, (at their expense), they fixed it in about 4 days, and overnighted it back. Everything was intact, the data was there. Everything. and it didn't take forever. I wasn't without my laptop very long.

THAT's why I buy Apple products, and the fact that they are awesome,…

iTunes 7 feature

You know, I found an unpublished (or maybe it was, and I didn't see it) feature of iTunes 7.

Especially useful for large libraries that may have multiple copies of the same song. (say you imported a bunch of mp3's and CD's)

Click on View -> Show Duplicates.

It finds all the Duplicates in your iTunes DB. This is a really nice feature.

I ran it on my huge iTunes library, and it found alot of dups. It also found some dups that I didn't want to get rid of, for example, two copies (or three) of the same song, one album, one live, or two live.

Kinda nice.

0-day

Okay. I've been receiving emails like mad through isc.sans.org internal lists, full-disclosure, security, irc, jabber rooms I'm in, blah blah...

About all these "0-day's" in MS Windows. (As if we were surprised!?). I am just ranting to the point of... I am REALLY getting tired of hearing "0-day" every three seconds, frankly, it's getting annoying.

Please security professionals, I know that 0-day gets your bosses attention, because 0day has went from 'hax0r' term to freaking Marketing. bleh. Marketing (Yes, I know it has a purpose.. I just don't like it sometimes)

So... security guys... lets develop a new term. 0-day is dead.

P.S. It's pronounced "ZERO-DAY" not "O-day" like in the "O-jays". get it right.

iTunes 7 feature

You know, I found an unpublished (or maybe it was, and I didn't see it) feature of iTunes 7.

Especially useful for large libraries that may have multiple copies of the same song. (say you imported a bunch of mp3's and CD's)

Click on View -> Show Duplicates.

It finds all the Duplicates in your iTunes DB. This is a really nice feature.

I ran it on my huge iTunes library, and it found alot of dups. It also found some dups that I didn't want to get rid of, for example, two copies (or three) of the same song, one album, one live, or two live.

Kinda nice.

Pcap Checksum fixer

This program was NOT WRITTEN BY ME. Just so we're all clear on that.

Brian Caswell wrote this program and posted it on his blog. However, I find it very useful.

Sometimes when people have problems with their pcap's when they are trying to run them through Snort, I would say 90% of the time, it's because of bad chksums. Now, that's not a bad thing, it's just that people forget to check them.

So this little proggie takes a pcap, rewrites the checksum so its correct, and spits it back out. THEN you can run it through Snort. (Or whatever)

Here is the program that I did not write.

It requires Net::Pcap and Net::Ethereal. Install these through cpan. If you don't know how to do that, well, May God have mercy on your soul. (see link for a judge actually using that quote in a filing. That's awesome. /me claps for that judge.

Credit goes to Brian Caswell. He wrote it. and it rox.

Oh Nigel, your boyfriend called

Your man called, he wants his Harley back.

Oh Nigel, your boyfriend called

Your man called, he wants his Harley back.

New iMac's

Quietly this morning, Apple introduced some new iMac's The new iMac's are advertised as being "Faster, Brighter, and Bigger".

First thing I noticed was the 24in iMac. That's cool, looks like a brighter screen, bigger video card..

Also looks like a new processor (64 bit).

The 24in model gets (instead of two 400 firewire) gets one 400 and one 800. Also comes standard with a 250 Gb harddrive, 24 watt digital amplifier, and NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics processor with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM using PCI Express.

Prices are here, but also, look at the picture at the bottom there... Doesn't the new 24in look thinner?

New iMac's

Quietly this morning, Apple introduced some new iMac's The new iMac's are advertised as being "Faster, Brighter, and Bigger".

First thing I noticed was the 24in iMac. That's cool, looks like a brighter screen, bigger video card..

Also looks like a new processor (64 bit).

The 24in model gets (instead of two 400 firewire) gets one 400 and one 800. Also comes standard with a 250 Gb harddrive, 24 watt digital amplifier, and NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics processor with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM using PCI Express.

Prices are here, but also, look at the picture at the bottom there... Doesn't the new 24in look thinner?