WOMBAT

I spent some good money and time getting my SE/30 put back for modern use. The MB and Analog board and PS have been recapped, it has 32M RAM installed and a SCSI to CF adapter to ensure no disk failures. The one fail was the keyboard and mouse. As nice as the Apple mechanical…

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Save As… for Mountain Lion

This post has saved my bacon numerous times as I’ve installed Mountain Lion on systems:   http://www.tuaw.com/2012/07/29/get-save-as-back-on-mountain-lions-file-menu-easily-and-without/   Having Save As… is just a necessary part of how I work…

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EEE PC 1201N vs Macbook Air

I’ve been trying to use the 1201N as my daily machine, at least in place of my Macbook Air. There are several advantages the 1201N has over the Air, and several disadvantages Pros – 4GB of RAM – Plenty of disk space – Smaller size Cons – No wifi after sleep, or sometimes after disconnecting…

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Droid Maker – free ebook

I stumbled across and amazing free ebook recently- DroidMaker (the link takes you to the authors blog, where he’s release the PDFs). The story is an amazingly detailed history of the formation of Lucasfilm and the evolution of what became Pixar. I done some 3D modeling and rendering in the past (using Lightwave) and it’s…

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MacBook Pro – new trackpad

Just used the new MBP for about 4 hours. The new new ‘all one big button’ trackpad is really annoying. I had my thumb down at the bottom of the ‘pad trying to click a button that just isn’t there anymore. Having to remember to click the entire pad is just really…. weird. Too weird…

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Leopard and iDisk syncing

Upgrading to Leopard 10.5.2 fixed many sync issues with iDisk, however, is stopped syncing all together on my ibook. This ars article has some good tips on fixing sync issues w/ iDisk. How-To: Truly reset your .Mac sync data…

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MySQL Python driver building (breaking?) on 10.5

Trying to get my mysql environment setup on 10.5 I ran head-long into the mysql python 1.22 drivers breaking with xcode 3. from _mysql.c:40: /usr/include/sys/types.h:92: error: duplicate ‘unsigned’ /usr/include/sys/types.h:92: error: two or more data types in declaration specifiers error: command ‘gcc’ failed with exit status 1 The fixed is coved over at the Ingels 3.0…

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New Apple USB Keyboard

I’ve been dreaming of having a USB keyboard that uses the keys in my Macbook. I’ve been in total love with the keyboard on the MacBook since it came out and I picked one up a few weeks later. The keyboards on MacBookPros feel like crap. The current Mac USB keyboards are also near useless-…

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Newton ARM Emulation Goes Open Source

At the 2007 Worldwide Newton Conference in Tokyo on July 8th, Paul Guyot announced that his most excellent Newton Emulator for ARM, Einstein, was now open source and available immediately on Google Code. His announcement to the NewtonTalk mailing list is worth the read. One improvement that sounds enticing: “the heavy work done these past…

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iSync, Razr V3m, and Sprint: Part 2

Word around was that Apple introduced a new version of iSync with 10.4.9, and with it the promise of direct OSX support of the V3m. And Apple did add support for the V3m model to iSync, but they didn’t add support for the Sprint version! It still wouldn’t pair correctly with a fresh install of…

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Sprint Razr V3m and iSync

I ordered a Razr V3m from Sprint last week since the krzr looks to be too fat, and the razr has a larger screen. The phone is nice but one of the most important features I’ve been lusting after is the ability to sync my contacts over using iSync and USB. All the Moto phones…

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MacBook update- fixed in less than 24 hours

That was fast- The Apple store called me back on Sunday night and said the MacBook was ready for pickup. I got it Monday evening and so far its been ok- but of course I don’t expect anything to happen for at least a month or so. It does seem to be running cooler, according…

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MacBook: RSS – Random Shutdown Syndrome

My Macbook suffered from RSS over a month and a half ago. After taking it into the nearest Apple Store, I had to wait about four days to get the MB and heat-sink repaired. It went to the depo and was shipped back to me. About two weeks ago it began shutting down again. It’s…

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MacBook Update

I’ve had my MacBook (white) for a few weeks now. And I strongly suggest you get the glossy screen if you don’t work with over head fluorescent lights. The screen is so bright and nice I can’t go back to my older LCD panels any more- they look horrible. Also my G5 now seems so…

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OSX 10.4.7 and JDKs

The recent 10.4.7 update switched the JDK to java 5.0. If you still need to use 1.4.2 for some reason, its still in there. Here is how you change it. It’s just a symlink in /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions chac:/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions dillera$ ls -l total 40 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 5 Jun 10 22:20 1.3 -> 1.3.1 drwxr-xr-x 8…

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MacBook LCD Screens- Gloss or Not?

There is a large amount of chatter regarding the new glossy LCD screens on the MacBooks, and the option to have one on your MacBook Pro. I found an amazing link to page that describes what the technical differences are, and why you want one or the other. It seems to me that it comes…

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