Monthly Archives: April 2013

How not to go to the Apple WWDC for seven years in a row.

I’ve been going to the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference for years. The last few years the ticket sales have been a bit quirky and many of us even had alerts that texted and emailed us when the announcement page changed. This year the page changed and announced that they’d start selling tickets at a predetermined time, 10AM PDT on 4/25. Everyone knew the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference would sell out quickly, but for me it was under a minute. Here’s how not to get tickets to go. Log into the site before the official sales start at 10AM PDT. This will serve to confuse things later Start hitting Command-R as … Continue reading

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Farewell Joe’s Cellar

Yet another reminder of how I’m getting old. It’s my birthday weekend and it’s not really the greatest confluence of events. I’ve mentioned several of the other events and today I found out that Joe’s Cellar, one of the last neighborhood dive bars, is closing tonight. The building was deemed unsafe and was condemned. I was told by the manager at Portland Brewing that this was my last chance to go and it was packed full of people. I guess the weekend there has been nuts, or so said the bartender who might just have been the closest thing to a zombie that I’m ever going to see. Most of … Continue reading

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Exciting birthday!

Well, it is my birthday and I should’ve made a list of the things I wanted to do. I suppose I did make a short list and I nailed it: Take the day off work. I meant to do a couple more things, but whatever. I sat on my ass and went out to lunch with a buddy from work at a place that is run by an old grade-school classmate. The only things I did today were lame, like answering all the birthday wishes I got on Facebook (which weren’t that many) and trying to undo whatever my computer is doing to scramble the music in iTunes. But it … Continue reading

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