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Archive for the 'Computing' Category

Google Talk

I'm on Google Talk now. The settings, for Adium: Jabber ID: [username]@gmail.com Password: [Your GMail Password] Connect Server: talk.google.com Resource: Adium Port: 5222 Mail: [your choice] Security: check "use TLS encryption" but leave "force old-style SSL" and "allow plaintext authentication" unchecked. That's it. Say hi if you'd like - I'm "erikjb" on Gmail…

WiFi in Consoles

An article at IGN claims that the PS3 and the Revolution will both support WiFi out of the box. August 10, 2005 - While all three console manufacturers finally agree on the importance of online gaming, Nintendo and Sony have expressed particular confidence in the growing popularity of wireless Internet connections at home: both the […]

For Bud Landry

Bud, I hope this helps, since no email to you gets through. Your email ID has been replaced with "emailaddress" below.

iTunes 4.9

And hey, this shows up prior to Apple's announcement: With iTunes 4.9, you can now browse and subscribe to podcasts from within the iTunes Music Store. Podcasts are frequently updated radio-style shows downloadable over the Internet. You can also transfer podcasts to iPod, for listening on the go. I don't really care if there's more […]

Mac on Intel: Viruses?

Among the dumbest things I've heard today, in Adium: "Ha ha, now you will get viruses too you piece of shit Mac user! Enjoy your crappy Mac OS X on Intel, fool!" Steve Jobs could probably sell freezers to eskimos. Unfortunately, the average eskimo IQ is probably sixty points higher than the average "PC d00d." […]

Windows: the new Classic.

Something occurred to me today that I haven't seen talked about everywhere: Windows emulation on Mac OS X won't be "emulation" anymore. Sure, Microsoft or whomever makes a Windows "emulator" might throw Windows into its very own "environment" ("Wininwindows," anyone? - it makes sense to keep the taskbar and the dock separate), but with an […]

IE 7 has Tabs

IE 7 may be getting tabs, but in the words of one person: Stop gloating about how you've caught up with five years ago and begin addressing the bigger issues, i.e.: CSS and XHTML. Heh heh heh. Does anyone care about IE anymore? Seriously?

I have no idea how anyone could possible think these new Longhorn screenshots look good.

Photoshop CS 2 the Jackass

Right, cuz Macs have always been the ones with the funny file naming conventions. Particularly when displaying images in Web browsers. Uhhhh, no. Nice little slap, there, Adobe, but I'll gladly uncheck the "Mac OS 9" and "Windows" checkboxes (after I found them - what a pain) and leave the "UNIX" box checked.

Adobedia

Clearly, the Adobe buyout of Macromedia is big news today. I'm a fan of competition, and this seems to be a smack in the face of that. But whatever. I do remember that I once reviewed Fireworks 1.0, Fireworks 2.0, and ImageReady 1.0 for MacAddict. Both applications have come a loooooong way since then.

Embedding data:

This one's for me, of course: embedding images inside the source of a HTML page. Might be an interesting way to send HTML email without attachments, too.

CSS Text Wrap

Easy! <div style="height:17px; width: 270px; float: left; clear: left"><span></span></div> <div style="height:17px; width: 278px; float: left; clear: left"><span></span></div> <div style="height:17px; width: 286px; float: left; clear: left"><span></span></div> <div style="height:17px; width: 294px; float: left; clear: left"><span></span></div> <div style="height:17px; width: 302px; float: left; clear: left"><span></span></div> <div style="height:17px; width: 310px; float: left; clear: left"><span></span></div> <div style="height:17px; width: 300px; float: left; […]

Replace

It's funny to read the comments of the PC-ites on the meaning of the word "replace." So funny it prompted a Daring Fireball article. I wasn't aware of the Windows way of doing things - "merging" instead of "replacing." To me, the Mac definition is far closer to the meaning of the word "replace." Folders […]

Design: Meet the Team

As usual, Apple creates one of the best looking "Our Staff" or "Meet the Team" designs I've ever seen.

The Masters is supposed to be embracing technology by including a live look at the Practice Tee. You can hit up masters.org and click the "Live Video from the Practice Tee." It don't work. I try Safari, I try Firefox, I try Camino, I try OmniWeb. I try different browser settings and user agents. I […]

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