Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hall Of Mirrors

I was using Apple's Screen Sharing to control a new Mac Mini I'm setting up. When I shut down the Mac Mini, the app lost its shit and apparently tried to start controlling ... the computer it was running on.


That's quite an effect!

The Comforts Of Home

We've been casually browsing open houses for a few weeks. We're not sure if or when we'll be buying a place, but the process of visiting and evaluating the pluses and minuses of places is giving us a better understanding of what we value in a home.

One of the things that is so engaging about open houses is you never know what you'll find on the inside. The outsides of homes, especially here in the northeast of the United States, vary little compared to what you find within.

The goal for sellers is to spruce up their home so that you feel at home the second you walk in the door. To achieve this, some agents even bake cookies before the open house in order to give the home that "deliciously comfortable" aroma.

But nothing screams "buy this house" quite like a latex rubber glove dangling off the bathtub faucet.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Iran Is On Facebook

Today we receive news of Barack Obama's dramatic shift in policy towards the nation of Iran, recording and sending a video appeal to the people and government, hoping for a more diplomatic relationship in the future.

Few people realize the extent to which modern technology has played a role in this softening of stances. Punk It Up recently uncovered evidence that Iran has been using the popular Facebook web application to learn more about both its allies and opponents.


Rumors are circulating that Iran has also gotten back in touch with several grade school friends with whom it had considered a long-term friendship impossible. Here's to technology!