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Archive for May, 2008


I am anal about readable code. I think about it a lot. How code is spaced, how different variables and functions are named, how the abstraction I’m using is reflected in the way the code actually appears. These are all very important to me.

Most people who know me also know that I am a believer that Perl is a great language for writing supremely unreadable code. It always sort of seemed like the use of confusing syntax was the accepted “best practice” form of doing anything in the language. It’s now clear to me that perl was designed to promote confusion as the norm, and to offer readability as an afterthought. (more…)

Fuck You Zibri

I strongly recommend against using Zibri’s ZiPhone in order to jailbreak your iPhone. His “Fix Wi-Fi Issue” feature does you the favor of changing your MAC address after setting the following environment variable:

setenv wifiaddr “00:5a:49:42:52:49″

Awesome. Thanks so much. I always wanted to be MAC-address twins with all my best iPhone buds. Now we get to share the one IP that our office router is content to give the two of us.

Fixing it

Fortunately, I found this link that worked to get things back in working order: http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=36078. It’s not pretty. I don’t see why I needed to fuck with my baseband in order to undo this crap.


I hate you, Zibri.