I spent several hours today disinfecting my other website (Speaking of Clouds, also reachable as GeoffArnoldConsulting.com) after a WordPress hack attack. As is often the case, I was saved by the incompetence of the hackers, who had modified my .htaccess files in such a way that it created an infinite redirection loop. (Hint: you’re not…Read More Cleaning up after a hack
On Monday, I had a conversation with Derrick Harriss of GigaOM, which he published here. I’ve followed up with a piece on my tech blog, adding a few thoughts and ripping the naivety of certain analysts…Read More Live, learn, fix, repeat – my thoughts on the recent AWS outage.
After years of work by many people, we’ve finally published my mother’s memoirs. “My Short Century” by Lorna Arnold is now available from Lulu. A Kindle version is on the way, and both of them should show up on Amazon quite soon.Read More Just published: "My Short Century" by Lorna Arnold
Yesterday I had an unrecoverable file system error on my MacBook Air running 10.8 Preview 2. Disk Utility instructed me to back up what files I could and then reformat. Since I had an up-to-date Time Machine backup, I wasn’t worried. I reformatted, and reinstalled the OS. However, I discovered that the OS installation had…Read More Quick tip: if your Mac disk goes south…
Yesterday I finally had enough. I headed over to the local AT&T store, indulged myself in a mild rant about the POS (Samsung Infuse) that they’d sold me last summer, and then paid through the nose to upgrade it early to an iPhone 4S. Since I don’t intend to replace this one any time soon,…Read More Back into the walled garden, with enthusiasm (and an emptier wallet)
I’ve just left Yahoo, mostly because it became clear that I wouldn’t be able to do what I was originally hired to do. Frustrating, but never mind. So now I’m checking out the alternatives (of which there are quite a few), and in the meantime I’ve joined US Venture Partners as an entrepreneur-in-residence.Read More New year, new direction
Well, 2011 has given way to the New Year, and AT&T have failed to fulfill their promise to upgrade the Android software on all of the 4G phones which they sold in 2011. Back in the summer I embarked on an experiment to see what life outside Apple’s walled garden would be like. The results…Read More Time to root – or dump – my AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G phone
Just after sunset this evening. (Warning: full size image is 5.8MB.)Read More Sunset