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IT Conversations: Wil Wheaton Part 1 and Part 2- Gnomedex 4.0

IT Conversations: Wil Wheaton Part 1 – Gnomedex 4.0
IT Conversations: Wil Wheaton Part 2 – Gnomedex 4.0

Wil Wheaton, author, actor and self-proclaimed geek, is quite a funny guy. In this Podcast from Gnomedex 4.0 he reads from his books that are based on his weblog. A lot of it is, for obvious reasons, Star Trek related, but you don’t have to be a trekkie to find this interesting.

The story about the time, when he had to auction a Wesley Crusher action figure on eBay to pay the bills, is hilarious, but there are many other highs.

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Doc Searls’ IT Garage

Doc Searls’ IT Garage

Found this after listening to a Podcast on ITConversations. Looks interesting.

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In the Beginning was the Command Line

In the Beginning was the Command Line

An essay by Neal Stephenson, the author of C R Y P T O N O M I C O N.

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MIT Media Lab: $100 Laptop

MIT Media Lab: $100 Laptop

The MIT Media Lab has launched a new research initiative to develop a $100 laptop—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world’s children.

Mactopia Open Source Technology 2.0 font problems on Mac OS-X

I’ve been running 2.0 on Mac OS-X/X11 for a couple of days now, and the major complaint I had, was that the quality of the OOo standard fonts was too low.

The problem was most annoying with Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, so finally I decided to do something about it.


iTunes 5002 error blues cured

October 27th-2008 Update: Celebrating the 3rd aniversary of this post with an advice from one of my readers, John: try to retype all of your iTunes account information, that worked for him.

September 11th-2008 Update: It seems that the iTunes 8 update has resulted in a number of people experiencing the 5002 error, related to updating of iPhone Apps.

Please check this thread on the Apple Forums for possible solutions: Topic : ITunes 8 Upgrade Results in 5002 unknown Error when trying to update Apps

Some of my users has been kind enough to provide possible fixes to the issue:

July 1st-2008 Update: A regular trick when you have strange errors on Mac OS X, is to perform a “Repair Disk Permissions” using the “Disk Utility” application. You should also try this if you encounter iTunes error 5002. Thanks to David from for making that suggestion.

May 15th-2008 Update: The most recent comments points to a problem with missing credit card security codes, so please review your iTunes account information.

April 2nd-2008 Update: It seems that a recent update to iTunes has made this error much more common, look to the bottom of the comment-stream to get the latest.

There’s no clear solution to the problem, but re-registering with iTunes Music Store, and/or contact iTunes can,sometimes, fix the problem.

April 4th-2008 Update: Concensus is building around something we’ve been focusing in on for a while, that is DON’T EVER USE saved shopping carts. Due to an error in iTunes, you’ll get the 5002 error, if a product you’ve added to the shopping cart, is removed from iTunes Music Store, before you go to check-up.

iTunes Music Store seems to revise their catalogue a lot, especially tail-coating a new product launch, this is why it seems to be related to new versions of iTunes.

This blog-post is, by far, the biggest driver of traffic to my website, and if you read the comment-stream, you’ll notice a lot of frustrations, Apple, PLEASE recognise this problem, and FIX it – I’ll teel it in words you MIGHT understand: YOU’RE LOOSING BUSINESS!

Kim Bach, April 2nd and 4th 2008
I recently made my first purchase on iTunes, but I kept getting an error 5002 when trying to authorise my PowerBook. After trying again and again I gave up on it, and sent an e-mail to Apple Support, and they promissed an answer in 72 hours. Two weeks later, still no answer, so I turned to the support pages in iTunes Music Store, and there’s no useful information on error 5002.

Mactopia Open Source Technology 2.0 has arrived

I’ve just downloaded and installed 2.0 for Mac OS-X/X11, and I’m happy to report that the issues that plagued the previous version, so far, seems to have been addressed.

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New iMacs, iPods and iTunes 6

Apple just announced new iMacs, iPods and iTunes 6.

Watch the webcast here

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Mork er landet – jeg MÅTTE bare have en iPod nano

Steve: “You have an iPod?”
Madonna: “Of course Steve, which one don’t I have, you come out with a new one every week – you GOT to stop being so prolific…”
Steve: “Well we might have to “disappoint” you today.”

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Hvad med at blive ASPere, der er faktisk ikke ret mange mennesker der har brug for en computer…Intelligente terminaler det ER da fremtiden.