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Recently, I installed MT-Notifier on this blog because MovableType lacks yet another feature - the ability to notify users when someone replies to a post on which they've commented. MT-Notifier, like what seems to be most every MovableType plugin, plugs this hole and helps bring MT+Plugins to the level of most other blogging packages (sans […]

It’s Nearly .Mac Renewal Time Again

I'll argue right alongside nearly everyone that .Mac is far from being worth $99 annually. Except for syncing. In my opinion, and for me, syncing my bookmarks, my address book, my keychain, etc. is worth $99/year all by itself. Barely worth it, mind you, but on the proper side of the "renew or not" divide. […]

PowerMac G5 Almost Sold

My PowerMac G5 has almost sold. If anyone is willing to offer $1250 and beat the other buyer in getting the money to me, I might almost consider selling it to them! Todd Dominey is selling a somewhat less-equipped G5 for $1600.

Genius Bar TV Show

You know, I have enough stories for about ten seasons of "Genius Bar, The TV Show," but they wouldn't be family suitable, if you know what I mean. I was fairly certain Apple had a trademark or something on "Genius Bar." Perhaps not. Still, this isn't news. It's a sit-com set in a mall. Instead […]

Rapid Zooming is Fun

I'm not sure if this "rapid zoom" feature is new or if it snuck into 10.4.8, but I like it! Holding the control key down while using the scroll wheel on my mouse is fun fun fun! It's like playing with a clicky pen in those nervous moments when your hands aren't otherwise occupied doing […]

Madden 2007 on Wii

I must admit, the control scheme for Madden 2007 on the Wii sounds incredible.

My Mac Pro Hard Drive Names

A few days ago I was mulling over names for my new Mac Pro's hard drives. Most Mac users I know take this job freakishly seriously, and I'm no exception. I've finally settled on a name, and it's got a "bunny" theme. Why? Well, mainly because I like the bunny icons I originally found at […]

Crash! Boom! Bang! Safe to say, it didn't put a happy fun flavor in my mouth. Why? Because after getting a trial key at this page - the default "download" page - and downloading the software listed, I kernel panicked twice. After noticing the build number was "1848," I went back and got the "update […]

So says Daniel Jalkut, and I agree. Absolutely nothing in the development process made me feel as stupid as trying to add AppleScript support. It's ten times harder than figuring out how to write AppleScript… and that's saying something.

psync on Intel Macs

Short story: it doesn't work. It's not Intel compatible (I downloaded the version from Mike Bombich). Can't load '/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/auto/MacOSX/File/Copy/Copy.bundle' for module MacOSX::File::Copy: dlopen(/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/auto/MacOSX/File/Copy/Copy.bundle, 1): no suitable image found. Did find:        /Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/auto/MacOSX/File/Copy/Copy.bundle: mach-o, but wrong architecture at /System/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/DynaLoader.pm line 230.  at /usr/local/bin/psync line 16 Compilation failed in require at /usr/local/bin/psync line 16. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at […]

Simple enough: you can delete the offending files. If they're not truly system critical, you'll at least be able to boot and restore them from a backup. This problem has caused the downfall (necessitating reformatting - not complete death) my hard drives on a few occasions. Now I know how to fix it.

Naming the New Hard Drives

Every time I get a new Mac, I think long and hard about what to name the hard drives. Because I studied French in high school and college and really like the whole Musketeer saga, I thought I might name my three disks Aramis, Athos, and Porthos. One main drive, one backup drive, and one […]

G5 vs. Mac Pro Hard Disks

My two G5 disks (500 GB) come with Native Command Queuing while the 250 GB SATA drive I pulled from my G5 does not. Does this really matter? And how do I check to see if the 250 GB drive is the same speed as the others? I intend to use the 250 GB drive […]

iTunes 4, 5, and 6 all required an "SC Info" folder in /Users/Shared to work with iTunes and the DRM. I looked today while running repairPermissions from the command line and the contents of the folder have changed. -rw-rw-rw- 1 iacas wheel 852 Sep 12 14:42 SC Info.sidb -rw-rw-rw- 1 iacas wheel 200356 Sep 13 […]

QotD: Digg Account

Question: Do you have a Digg account? What features do you use? My Answer: Only recently, yes. Thus far, I haven't used Digg except to "digg" one of my own articles to see how it works. Is there an RSS feed for each of the categories? Is that how most people use the site? You […]

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