On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, several DNS servers were having trouble resolving domain names. I first noticed this when visiting Daring Fireball. I was not able to load the site on my iPhone, which is on T-Mobile network. By 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, I was still unable to access Daring Fireball on my iPhone. I took the screenshot and tweeted:
If I had to guess, it might be DNS issue with T-Mobile. @gruber
Two hours later I noticed that I still couldn’t access Daring Fireball. This time I was using the office network; connected through AT&T DSL. We could only get AT&T in this particular area. Then I tweeted to John Gruber:
Within 3 minutes, Gruber replied:
When I arrived at a colleague’s residence, I was able to to load Daring Fireball site through Verizon FiOS.
Later on, Ben Drago replied:
I tested a few DNS servers and some of them were having the same issues with Google DNS.
At the time of this post, the issue persists on some DNS servers.
Apple will be streaming the “Spring Forward” event live at Apple.com/live at 10:00 a.m. from Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Not sure if you had to brush up on your Mandarin or Mandolin.
As usual, some sites will be covering the event live. Links will be added and updated.
Apple Events channel appears on Apple TV.
Got some extra rest for today’s event. Slept in ’til 4:30.
What time does he usually wake up?
Apple Store goes into maintenance mode ahead of the event.
Sunday, March 8 marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time in some regions of the world. Those in the Northern Hemisphere remind themselves to “Spring Forward”, setting up the clocks one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday night.
The “Spring Forward” event will be streamed live on March 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. PDT.
There are many speculations and supposed leaks about the Apple Watch announcements. Some are obvious and some are pure weapons-grade Bolognium.
Based on off-the-records conversations with a spouse of a key Apple employee, there are a few “surprises” with regards to the “Spring Forward” event.
My own thought:
There are many reasons why I did not wear watches for years. One of them happened during my high school years. I shortly wore wristwatch in college, due to necessity. After the glass broke, I stopped wearing it. It has been quite some times.
I am interested in Apple Watch because I found several use case. I don’t want anyone to see that I am wearing any watches, let alone the Apple Watch. I might have to wear long sleeve shirts almost all the time now. Yeah, I’m going to get one, most likely the Apple Watch Sport.
All will be revealed on Monday, March 9, 2015.
It only took a little over 18 months and Target Ticket is shutting down its service; effective March 7, 2015.
I had “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Target Ticket, and it was not eligible for transfer to CinemaNow. That’s because it would be migrated to Disney Movies Anywhere; which I already have by redeeming one code in two places.
Despite of my poor initial impression of UltraViolet, they have done a great job keeping the movies I purchased (through redemption code) accessible in many places.
Little men with big erasers1 are saying that iPhone 6 design resembles anything but the original iPhone.
“Shameless” is not just the title of some TV Shows in the UK and the US; it is also the word many people use to describe Samsung’s Galaxy S6 phones (via Daring Fireball). Some also described it as “the lovechild of an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 6” (via The Verge).
Then there’s the “<insert name here> Pay”, just like Apple Pay (stylized as Pay).
Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek” franchise, died on Friday, February 27, 2015.
One of my earliest memories was watching Star Trek: The Original Series on reruns. Mr. Spock was one of the most memorable characters I’ve ever remembered.