(Fixed) Mac OS X Lion: /etc/hosts stopped working in 10.7.2, being ignored

Besides running this blog, I’m also a freelance web-developer, so I sometimes have a need to modify my local “hosts” file on my Mac, in order to get development/local domains to point to my local web server and also to apply DNS changes before they have propagated through the entire Internet. Usually, you’d do something … Read more →

What is the Usenet actually?

The Usenet existed even before the world wide web. In 1980 Duke university graduates Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis established the Unix User Network, which later was named simply the Usenet. It is a globlal electronic network which consists of Newgroups dedicated to certain topics. Those newsgroups divide the Usenet and its content into main … Read more →

10 Unknown Tech Heroes That You Would Not Have Been Without


You know the names Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and other celebrities in the IT industry. None of these IT-celebrities would be making a name if it were not for a bunch of rather unknown tech heroes who made the really big discoveries.

Swedish PC World has compiled a list of the ten largest technology heroes in the IT industry. How many have you heard of before?

  1. Marty Cooper
    As an employee at Motorola, Marty Cooper in 1973 filed a patent application for a radio telephone system. He was also the first person who ever made a telephone call to a mobile phone. Cooper said that he got the inspiration for the invention from Star Trek… how cool is that!
  2. Mike Lazaridis
    Mike Lazaridis moved to Canada from Turkey when he was five years old. When he was 12 years old, he won a prize for having read all the books in science in their local library. In 1984 he jumped to his studies and started the company “Research in Motion” (RIM), which later developed the mobile phone Blackberry.
  3. Tony Fadell
    Fadell had an idea and tried to sell it in different places, eventually he became employed at Apple. In 2001 Apple launched its first iPod, which quickly became a success worldwide. Fadells name is mentioned often when Apple prefers to keep the spotlight on another person within the company. Fadell was promoted to Senior Vice President of Apple’s iPod division in 2006 but stepped down in 2008 to work as an adviser for Steve Jobs.

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