Archive for June 1st, 2012
If you want to see a little sausage being made, watch these two minutes of video. It’s funny to hear the director, well, DIRECT; watching the wall fly away behind the young lady as the camera needs room should explain a lot of things you’ve seen.
Here’s another, this time with a cameraman on a Segway, steering with his knees while looking down at the monitor near his left knee. While pulling focus. High skill required.
It appears iCloud is somehow groveling the iTunes metadata for Apple IDs; I have a track purchased by Brian in my collection. I don’t store any music in the cloud, but there it is.
Also, removing the Tangoe MDM malware fixed my home button problems. Holy crap, first you nuke my iPod, now you break the home button on an iPad? What are you, wizards? I guess syncing email for work is off the table.
I missed the third post in this series, which seems to invalidate the previous two. Sorry, it was 20 years ago.
It would be impressive, though, if Microsoft Mice could crash glass cockpits through simple usage. Joe and I had a longer discussion on why I’m pretty sure this is all bullshit, and some very narrow ways in which it may not be. My argument is planes get hit with very high power, broadband emissions all the time and don’t fall out of the sky.
Went to restore Arden’s iPad yesterday after the wipedown; after the restore, the home button doesn’t work again, so I’ll spend some time finding the exact application that’s owning me. I suspect it’s malware supplied by work to enable email syncing.
Regardless, after I had authenticated with my Apple ID, I selected restore from cloud, and was presented with an authentication prompt.
Please note, this is not only not my Apple ID, it isn’t even close. Clearly there is some fuckup in the iCloud. But wait – things get more strange. Who is this firstname.lastname@example.org? A quick Google shows: Brian Mazzaferri. Now where do I know that name from? Right, the lead singer of a band my sister used to work with. How the fuck? Nothing about this makes sense, which is why I took a screen shot. Maybe I’ll wipe the iPad down again and see who it tries to authenticate me as.