Signed by Steve Wozniak Memorabilia

So, back in January, at MacWorld, a guy out in front of the center handed me a flyer. Anyone who has been to MacWorld knows that folks are constantly trying to hand you brochures and information sheets, and occasionally glossy pictures of strippers. Most of the time I politely refuse, but I took this one because it piqued my interest. It was a flyer for the website Signed by Woz, where various bits of computer history can be purchased after Steve Wozniak. Suddenly, a flash of inspiration: If I have Steve Wozniak sign the “Signed by Steve Wozniak merchandise” flyer, it itself becomes “Signed by Steve Wozniak merchandise!” And so, I present to you my very own little bit of Memorabilia signed by Steve...

Bastards!

I’ve just learned that sometime back in February someone hacked into this site, and added stuff to some of my posts which directed to sites that tried to load malware onto folks’ computers. I think I’ve cleaned it up, but… f*cking spammers and hackers. You’re giving the internet a bad name.

April Fool’s Day at Apple

Although Apple was founded on April Fool’s day, there isn’t a big emphasis on it within the company. Folks don’t really plan much in the way of jokes, and it’s reasonably safe to believe what you read in emails and conversations much of the time. That said, I did pull an April Fool’s Day prank many years back, and it caused one idiot at Apple to spend much of the rest of the day trying to get me fired. Back in 1994, I was working in Apple’s information systems division on the application which everyone used to look up phone numbers and email addresses ( and Applelink IDs! ), etc for everyone else. It was the Apple Directory, and it had been around since 1988 as a desk accessory. I was working on a rewrite of the entire...