Airport Base Station and Time Machine Capsule Firmware 7.6

 

Airport Extreme 7.6 Airport Base Station and Time Machine Capsule Firmware 7.6

One amazing thing that I love about having multiple Apple products on the network is that they are aware of each other. Today after getting home from work, I was notified that a firmware update for my Airport Extreme was available. Why would I have an expensive router? Because Apple routers are very solid and I still have had to reset one in the three or four years that I’ve been dealing with them. It’s good to just buy one router than to keep replacing one every couple of years.

Read more about the update here.

Gaddafi’s Death

Today the news spread around the world really fast, that Gaddafi was captured, then killed. The pictures followed quickly. I remember I thought the picture was really tormenting, reminded me of The Joker as played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. When I see things like this I really cringe at humanity, but I don’t want to get too carried away here. Anyways I feel it’s hard to know how to feel here. On one hand the the guy killed his own people. Wait let me clarify that better, he hired mercenaries to kill his own people. At the same time, I don’t like seeing people get killed even if they were drunk with power. To me it’s really sad when people celebrate a death, and just wrong. I’m sure many would disagree, but that’s how I feel about the subject.

Rimm is a sinking ship

So a work colleague shared an interesting article about the recent Blackberry Outage. From what I understand they placed a Cisco router instead of a switch. I know that Cisco switches are complicated devices however when you are running a multi-billion dollar company, you must have backup plans, or devices in place in case such a thing happens. I work with medium sized businesses that range from 100-500 employees, which clearly don’t have as much money to spend on IT as Rimm does. Yet their IT infrastructures are usually built to withstand multiple points of failure, so how does one switch failing take down a corporation like Rimm? I really have trouble believing that Rimm will continue to sail along. Maybe Apple will buy them out for their patents.

The Jane Doze – Bullshittin On My Coffee Break (Zeds Dead vs Big Sean)

I’m not always the one in my group that finds new cool music. But a couple of days ago I was! Listen to this Electro Rap Mashup. It’s mixed so well it doesn’t sound like an electro track (even the track names mashup really well). Also I would say it sound better than both songs on their own (no disrespect). Jane Doze did a really good job.

Good is Good confusion?

A couple of months I was listening to Sheryl Crow’s Good is good. It’s a good song (pun not intended), however I noticed something that is scientifically wrong in the lyrics. Maybe it is suppose to be a metaphor, but if not, then it’s completely wrong. Anyways the lyrics go

“And everytime you hear the rolling thunder
You turn around before the lightening strikes
And does it ever make you stop and wonder
If all your good times pass you by”

However Lightning strikes first, and then you hear the Thunder. Light travels faster than sound. I thought it was funny, and stopped right there and thought did I really just hear that?

Edit: Maybe she is talking about just hearing thunder and then seeing the next lighting bolt that followed. Hmm, why do songs always have to be so elusive.

Photo of the day – Rue UniversitY

photo 1024x764 Photo of the day   Rue UniversitYOn the way back from Tam Tam park today I stumbled upon this little gem. You might not think anything is interesting about this picture, but then I would say you don’t have a keen eye. Being that Montreal is in Quebec (a French speaking Province), all Official texts are in French, so it’s Rue Université. Ok so what you might ask? Well I’ve seen this before type of Englishization/Jokery  being done before on Rue Crescent, and I always enjoy a good joke.

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