Yearly Archives: 2006

Solution To All Of Life’s Problems: Pliers

Another appropriate title for this post would be: Torx Screws Are Evil A second line for that other appropriate title would be: Especially if you don’t have a really tiny torx screwdriver. What do you do when you get a brand new MacBook, with user…

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MATLAB on a MacBook 13″

As of late I’ve been looking for an optimal solution for running MATLAB on my brand new MacBook. I’ve tried running things natively under Windows & Linux as well as in Parallels for both, and the concept of rebooting ad-nauseum or working in a ro…

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MacBook Power Brick Whine? – Make It Play Scales!

So, I’d written off the whole whining issue that everyone’s been talking about on Apple’s new portables, since I’ve now had a MacBook 13″ for about a week and had heard nothing along the lines of what people had been complaining about emanating fr…

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Web 2.1 is Now!

So, someone decided to use XMLHttpRequest to implement a server-side blink tag. Fully standards compliant. The future is yesterday.

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Amazon Sleeping with Microsoft

Here’s one I’m not sure I entirely get, though I’m sure it had to do with some sort of financial compensation: Amazon is dumping Google in powering search results for A9 in favor of Live.com (operated by Microsoft). I would assume that this has so…

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QuickAdd for Google Calendar FFX Extension

Extremely awesome little hack here. I think this officially makes Google Calendar a “killer app” for me. Basically what it lets you do is bring up a little box with a keystroke and type in things like “Running with John at 8am monday” hit return a…

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17″ MacBook Pro

The 17″ MacBook Pro is out as of like 2 minutes ago: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/ Looks like the main thing it sports over the 15″ is the larger screen, FireWire 800, 3 USB ports rather than 2, and an 8x DL superdrive. Not bad though 🙂

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Making your G5 Chirp Scales

Probably most people who don’t own a G5 will have no clue what I’m talking about, and among those that do, a decent number will sigh when they hear mention of it. I’ve never gotten a full explanation on what the whole problem is, but when the powe…

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Boot Camp

No, I’m not joining the military or anything. The boot camp I’m talking about is Apple’s new tool and firmware for booting windows natively on a new Intel Mac. Boot Camp itself is a selection of appropriate drivers for Apple hardware coupled with …

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The web on your HDD

So, there’s a new startup out there, that’s operating under the idea that it’s useful to have locally cached versions of the web. The startup’s name is Webaroo, and there’s an article here about them. Now, I’m not sure whether it’s just because I…

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