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1 Min Internet on Pause - 12:00H MST

Why not a moment of silence for the death of computer visionary Steve Jobs?

After all, if I could do it all over again, I would have saved all my summer work money and put it all into Apple stock.  My financial future would have been entirely different.  The cost of education would not be an issue.Money mouth


For that realization alone, and effect+affect Steve Jobs had on my life as an enduser since Apple II,  I will shut off my Internet connection for 60,000,000,000 nanoseconds  at 12:00H MST October 6, 2011.


  • Apropos I have come across a giant bug in Apple.  The program Facetime (a Skypish communications app) requires a unique email address in order to login.  The Apple store and Apple web support requires a unique Apple ID.  Hence if you have several Apple ID's that contain the same email address, then Facetime will give an error stating you have duplicate email addresses.

    According to Apple support, the introduction of unique email addresses to Facetime has caused problems for Apple User ID...that means it is a known bug.  The work around is to identify all the Apple User ID's with the same email address and go change the address field to something else.  There is no way to merge Apple User ID accounts.  In addition - BIG WARNING HERE - changing the primary email address in another Apple ID will automatically change the Apple ID to that primary email address.

    This is a classic case of poor design in not understanding the value of a KEY in a database.  If you form a relationship between two KEYS that create a conflict (i.e., Facetime duplicate email will not proceed to login) then you need to change to complimentary KEY relationship.   Ahh what can I say, it aint like the '80's.

    Steve Swettenham October 6, 2011 - 10:21am

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