… are nothing to do with The Blue Man Group …

.. and everything to do with Hacking.

I was introduced to John Draper (Captain Crunch) a few years ago. He’s still around, though sad to say he seems to have got caught up in a few ‘problems’ that seem to be taking out so many men. But even before that, he didn’t seem to be that ‘clean’ anyway … adding prison sentences, fraud and forgery to the rap sheet.

That said – I am reminded of the old line that my friends and colleagues from Defy have … Continue reading

ce6r45cuaaahylssssIt’s April Fools Day AND Apple’s Birthday. In fact they are ’40 today’, so in celebration they have raised the Jolly Roger at Infinite Loop.[ Thanks to 9-5 Mac ].

For my part it seemed pertinent  to highlight to share some of the highlights of how Apple (the company that nobody understands)  have consistently made fools of us all. In no particular order … Continue reading

.. back in the day.

In the past, many plugins were developed using an old system called NPAPI. Today fewer sites are using NPAPI plugins and they have often caused security risks on websites.

To make browsing with Chrome safer, faster, and more stable, we stopped allowing NPAPI plugins on September 1, 2015.

Of course a little over 5 years ago Steve wrote this … but better late than never I guess.

[ Source : Google ]

Flash

I read the news today oh boy – no – not about the holes in Lancashire – but about YouTube ditching Flash in favor of HTML 5. And I was reminded of this little piece from 2010. Remember when everyone was so outraged that he ‘didn’t get it’, that Adobe was the ‘defacto standard’, why ‘fight the inevitable’ ….. turns out we have another example of him being ahead of his time – think floppy disks, think firewire / usb, think differently.

Apple“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

… Steve Jobs

AppleAlways loved this … time to publish it.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”