Categories: "Technology" or "Copyright" or "Games" or "iPhone" or "Macintosh" or "PalmT3" or "YouTube"

Slipstreaming OSX install discs

04/18/09 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
The short of it is that you can't. Slightly longer explanation: one of the generally unheralded positive things about Microsoft Windows is that you can use various tools -- including one from Microsoft themselves -- that allow you to build custom… more »
 

Airfoil Speakers Touch

04/17/09 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh, iPhone
I really wanted to like this. I've been waiting for someone to come up with a decent application that I could use to spool audio from my Mac to my iPhone while at home. It would be -- so to speak -- "Radio Adam: The Next Generation". I thought this was… more »
 

On Twitter

04/14/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
I'm up in the air over the value of Twitter but I think I figured out some of the attraction today. We had a minor power outage and I wasn't sure if it was my house or more widespread. When I started seeing messages about it in #yyc, that pretty much… more »
 

Making music out of YouTube

03/12/09 | by Adam | Categories: Music, YouTube
This is quite impressive. Someone with a significant amount of free time has trawled YouTube, picking up videos of people jamming in their basements, instructional segments, practice sessions, music recitals and miscellaneous audio hackery, and has… more »
 

How about them apples?

03/10/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
There's a distinct logic -- and irony -- in a comment from a British IT outsourcer: “In the IT industry women earn a massive 23 per cent less than male counterparts, despite being equally capable,” says Craig-Wood. “IT companies should conduct a quick… more »
 

Man Cold

03/08/09 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
I wonder quite how unsympathetic EMS would be with me right now if I gave them a call. (Via Warren Kinsella) more »
 

The effect of sub-oceanic terrain on sea level

03/07/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
I realised that the gravity of the moon causes sea level to change (y'know, tides and all that) but I didn't know that underwater geography would have a similar effect. Nifty. (Via Kottke) more »
 

The hazard of filing based on keywords

03/01/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
Take a look at the photo below. Try to make sense of the category written on the front cover. It took me a bit longer to figure out than I care to admit. more »
 

That can't be right

02/21/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
Recently I was looking at Apple's iTunes FAQ documents and the one on "Backing Up Your Music" caught my eye, particularly this paragraph: if your hard disk becomes damaged or you lose any of the music you've purchased, you'll have to buy any purchased… more »
 

MacWorld on audio quality and compression

02/19/09 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music
MacWorld has an interesting post on audio quality in the digital realm. Worth going through are the reams and reams of reader comments at the end. My personal take: While bitrate may matter, the quality of the encoding algorithm matters more as does… more »
 

Fellout 3

02/03/09 | by Adam | Categories: Games
Well, "Fallout 3" is now played through. It's been about three months since I started with it and there's been very little playing of other games in the meantime and a couple of blog posts. I reckon that's not bad value for money. What wasn't such good… more »
 

A man ahead of his time

01/15/09 | by Adam | Categories: Music, Copyright
Thomas Edison, visionary, appears to have created the odious EULA well before anyone even had an acronym for it. (Via BoingBoing) more »
 

iPhone ad hoc networking

01/14/09 | by Adam | Categories: Games, iPhone, PalmT3
Since migrating to an iPhone, I've been impressed by a lot about it. Naturally though, there are various shortcomings that periodically pull me out of that Jobs reality distortion field of bliss. Today, it's that reduced Bluetooth stack. Whether due… more »
 

Ethics in Fallout 3

01/13/09 | by Adam | Categories: Games
Fallout 3 is a rather violent game which has the interesting addition of a karma system. This is a rough way of tracking how good or bad your character is. I say rough as it's really rather hard to say what's good and bad within the constraints of the… more »
 

The joy of upgrading a MacBook harddrive

12/26/08 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
For the last few months, my MacBook has been running with a grand total of about two to four gigagbytes of harddrive space. As that number also has to accomodate the OSX swap file which grows over time, it simply wasn't sufficient. Besides, I was… more »
 

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