OSX Mountain Lion and Java

Mountain Lion doesn’t ship with a java jre or jdk. And it removes the Apple one that was working in Lion. Installing the latest Apple sanctioned Lion Java Update results in exceptions. [Update July 29th – it seems there is an jre from apple now that will auto-install]   Nothing yet from Apple, but don’t…

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PowerMac G5 and LACP

I’ve been playing around recently with backups, trying to get them going again for my data. I’m moving the backups to my oldest Mac, a G5 Metal Tower. I purchased a gig ethernet card for it and since it comes with built-in gig I wanted to setup LACP with it. LACP will bond the two…

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Plex vs. XMBC on AppleTV

So now that XMBC is available for AppleTV2 it’s time to compare it to Plex. I’ve played around with them for the past few days and can say that: Plex is worth the extra complexity. I’ve been told (never having used XBMC) that Plex was ‘just a port’ of it, so why not use XBMC…

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New Jailbreak tool designed for AppleTV

Looks like FireCore has just released Seas0nPass– a app that is targeted towards jailbreaking just the AppleTV 2nd generation. It doesn’t do anything more than Pwnagetool and usbmux,and it doesn’t give you un-tehered jb, but it looks like it helps provide a clean easy way to jb and boot your ATV quickly and without out…

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Jailbreaking AppleTV 2 with iOS 4.2.1

The key information is that PwnageTool dosen’t have a release for 4.2.1 as of today (December 29th.). If you buy a AppleTV today you get iOS 4.2.1 on it. Go here to funkyspacemonkey.com for the directions on how to make Pwonage work. * Get the right ATV FW version here at iClairified Hardware: MicroUSB: http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=1507&sku=27363#…

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Reserved an iPad?

I reserved mine, now I’m worried that it’s going to be chaos trying to get into the local Apple Store on the 3rd and pick it up. Update: 120,000 pre-orders? Insanity indeed. Follow the numbers from the source: Deagol’s AAPL Model…

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Desktop G5 Rebooting

This is driving me nuts. I’ve had this G5 (single cpu, 1.6G) for a few months, and now it’s started rebooting randomly for no apparent reason. I finally looked in the logs today and found the culprit: Jul 23 18:56:31 localhost kernel: ApplePMU::PMU FORCED SHUTDOWN, CAUSE = -122 Googling “PMU FORCED SHUTDOWN, CAUSE “ gave…

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