Ramblings of Boback

Designer - Techie - Geek & Nerd

How to Request an iTunes Refund (Apps)

I copied this from another blog by Eddie Wong. Never knew about this myself.

The process for claiming a refund is easy, here are the steps:

  1. Launch iTunes

  2. Click on iTunes Store

  3. Login to your iTunes account, if you’re already logged in click on your email in the upper right corner of iTunes

  4. Click on “Purchase History”

  5. Select the app that you want a refund for

  6. Click on “Report a Problem”

  7. Fill out the form detailing the problem with the app purchase and why you want a refund

  8. Submit the problem report and wait for a response from Apple

The amount of time you have to wait varies, but it’s usually a pretty quick claims process.

Nice one Eddie.

How to Reset Root on OS X

Learn something new today.

Creating a new Admin on Mac Os X: Here’s how to reset your OS X password without an OS X CD. the Working solution for me was to create a new admin you can create new admin like this by deleting a specific file.

You need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:

  1. Reboot
  2. Hold apple key + s key down after you hear the chime. (command + s on newer Macs)
  3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):

     mount -uw /
     rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
     shutdown -h now
  4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and your good to go again!


Trip Down Market St 1905

This is a pretty amazing bit of video. Shot in 1905, by Jack Kuttner one year before the horrific earthquake and fire of San Francisco. He then went on to shoot a 2nd video in 1906, showing the damage and wreckage of what was left and the rebuild.

Edit This M0f0

Funny what you can do with a bit of editing. If only he was this honest, we could at least give him a bit of respect, albeit tiny.


Hobnox - Audiotool.jpg

This little website is pretty damn amazing. Hours of fun.

As a follow up to ‘Tone Matrix,’ Andre Michelle now offers audio tool, which combines multiple audio machines to simulate a full DJ set up. You can then output the songs to your hard drive!

808 and 909 drums + a host of effects and bass units. Not to mention a the cute tone matrix.

Gmail Push on iPhone

Setting up your iPhone is easy. Tap into your Settings app » Mail » Add account » MS Exchange. Then (copied from the instructions page):

• In the Email field, enter your full Google Account email address. If you use an @googlemail.com address, you may see an “Unable to verify certificate” warning when you proceed to the next step.

• Leave the Domain field blank.

• Enter your full Google Account email address as the Username.

• Enter your Google Account password as the Password.

• Tap Next at the top of your screen. (Choose Accept if the Unable to Verify Certificate dialog appears.)

• A new Server field will appear. Enter m.google.com.

• Press Next at the top of your screen again.


Works pretty well too.

UPDATE: Thanks to google, you can’t get push notification anymore.


Derek and Clive had some great moments, this is one of their funniest ones which had me in stitches earlier. I don’t think it’s SFW. Listen to it wherever at your own risk. But DO listen to it.

Are You Kidding Me?

Argentinean TV falls for a joke from the video game Monkey Island). They have got to be one of the dumbest TV stations around.

Story About a Job

I found this story on reddit, and I thought I’d share it with you:

“My job is so fucking unbelievable. I’ll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work with:

First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is extremely self-centered and has never once considered the needs or wants of anyone but herself. She is as dumb as a box of rocks, and I still find it surprising that she has enough brain power to continue to breathe.

The next chick is completely the opposite. She might even be one of the smartest people on the planet. Her career opportunities are endless, and yet she is here with us. She is a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. I’m not sure she even showers, much less shaves her “womanly” parts. I think she might be a lesbian, because every time we drive by the hardware store, she moans like a cat in heat.

But the jewel of the crowd has got to be the fucking stoner. And this guy is more than just your average pothead. In fact, he is baked before he comes to work, during work, and I’m sure after work. He probably hasn’t been sober anytime in the last ten years, and he’s only 22. He dresses like a beatnik throwback from the 1960’s, and to make things worse, he brings his big fucking dog to work. Every fucking day I have to look at this huge Great Dane walk around half-stoned from the second-hand smoke. Hell, sometimes I even think it’s trying to talk with its constant bellowing. Also, both of them are constantly hungry, requiring multiple stops to McDonalds and Burger King, every single fucking day.

Anyway, I drive these fucktards around in my van and we solve mysteries and shit.”

Huff and Puff

Just goes to show, the wolf was just crap at his job!

Oh I Needed This

This is one republican I don’t mind having on my side.

UPDATE: OK so he’s not a Retardican.. I mean republican. Still, I enjoyed his comments.

Navigation Heaven

It’s always been a pain to remember to bring back the TomTom SatNav from my parents house, since it belongs to my mother, it always stays with her and when I need it, I borrow it. Especially when we’re in the USA. But like I said, it’s always a pain, as it can’t be in two places at the same time.

So when TomTom announced they will be releasing their famous NavSat software for the iPhone (back in Feb or March) I was ecstatic.

World of Stewardess Uniforms

Here’s a unique and wonderful website, especially if you are an airline enthusiast. It’s a massive collection of stewardess uniforms (800 and growing), collected by Cliff Muskiet.

It was quite nostalgic to see old IranAir uniforms from early 70s. Big praises to him for managing to get these off IranAir in these troubled times.


(via Dangerous Minds)

Things to Do When You’re Unemployed (II)

About 3 years ago, I was in the same situation as I am in now. i.e. Unemployed.

Back then I spent most nights and sometimes days watching TV shows I’d always wanted to see and I went through them like a hot knife through butter.

I listed some series I’d watched to completion, and I think it’s time for round two.