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CleanMyMac2: Looks as good as it cleans

Bottom Line (TL;DR) MacPaw’s CleanMyMac2 is a fast and easy Mac cleanup utility that even advanced users will find a few features that save them tons of time. You could do a lot of the stuff that CleanMyMac2 does manually, but then you would have much less time to do other things, like actually being productive. Yes: I would recommend it to pretty much anyone.

“System Maintenance”
If the above phrase makes you lose all interest in this article, or makes you shutter with guilt because you don’t do it often enough —or worse, never — then let me tell you how you can do it
  1. easily,
  2. virtually error free,
  3. and without taking away more than a few minutes of your month.
There are of course a few ways to do this, but in order to achieve all of this, especially the last condition you will have to plunk down some cash.
Read on Skeptic, your review awaits…

I have gotten about 10 or more fake dropbox invites this past few weeks, and a funny thing happened: my blog stats spiked like crazy! So, given that fact, I want to help people by reposting the link to that article that should show up in searches as being a fresher piece of info. Again, the advice remains the same, timeless in its wisdom: look before you click.

http://noivad.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/dropbox_invite_scam/

As previously commented: I seriously doubt Dropbox had anything to do with the release of email addresses. Instead, I think that the people phishing have compromised some end user systems and gathered data on who else might have dropbox installed.

Why Dropbox Would Sell Email Addresses

Someone commented that they wondered if Dropbox sold user email addresses. Based on what email address the phishing scam is going to, I would say no. Also, I mentioned that Dropbox makes its money by people upgrading their accounts, and would alienate paying customers if they did. So, the marginal income they would get for selling any customer info would easily be outweighed by the loss of revenue from customers going to one of the many other cloud backup and sync providers.

Personal Cloud Devices

Speaking of cloud or cloud like data access, I am close to purchasing Connected Data’s personal cloud device the Transporter once they can answer a few simple questions. Or I might go with Hyper or Akitio’s Personal Cloud devices. If anyone has experience with these devices, please contact me on app.net (the user name is the same), or comment here. Thanks for reading.

Bye the way: you tech heads need to make sure this Dual 2.1A USB adapter & extension cord succeeds because I need this product. I get nothing out of it but my reward level for backing it, BTW. However, by my estimates, nuPlug will miss funding by 3 days unless we help it out. So please pass this link to NuPlug’s Kickstarter. Daddy needs a new charging solution. I have stepped on extension cords; had to use 2 chargers for a 2.1A iPad and another device, and I have seen companies charging as much (or more) for just a Dual 2.1A USB charging adapter!

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Long ago, when I was in college, less humble — more of a dick — I partied a lot. I ended up getting in with the guys who set up the industrial room at a club in the early-to-mid 90s. This was a few years after the infamous club newsletter, and after I had moved back to SF.

A friend of mine gave this guy, newly immigrated from Florida, a sticker we used to print up before clubs to hand out. He gave it to him thinking we were friends. What he didn’t know was that a few weeks prior when he had seen us talking on the roof, we almost got into a fist fight. So, it is natural to assume from a distance that we were talking as friends. Words were exchanged, over a perceived insult, but we both remained calm, and Rose, a mutual friend who introduced us, felt bad that we didn’t hit it off.

Flash forward a month or so, after said sticker is given to the Floridian, his friend invites my best friend and I, (unbeknownst to him at the time) back to his buddy’s flat after the club. He thought the stickers were really cool. They simply said: “No, I’m Not in a Band.”

The backstory on that was we always got asked if we were in a band due to our presence and style of dress. We looked like musicians. While both of us could play, at least somewhat competently, neither of us were in a band.

So we show up, and when I walk in, it is like accidentally walking into a lion’s den. Luckily, they gave me a chance. It was a bit stand-offish at first. I ended up getting along with the Floridian and his friend, X. In fact, X became one of my best friends for a while. He, the Floridian and I became a sort of 3 Musketeers in the club scene. Where there was 1 of us, there were must likely the other 2 wandering around the club.

We set up the very industrial room of the club where I almost got into the fight with the Floridian, and we each took a Moniker: Chromer (X), Booster (Floridian) & Jammer (yours truly & archaic slang for “Fucker”). We had grand adventures, but the preceding was all a setup for the real story…

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