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

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 »

The Guild

12/23/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Games
I'm probably the last person with any Warcraft interest to have found this, but "The Guild" is a pretty funny web-based sitcom about a group of WoW players. Professionally shot and acted, it's actually entertaining. As a bonus for the geekier, it's also… more »

Automatically regenerating iTunes random playlists

12/17/08 | by Adam | Categories: Music, Macintosh
As I'm slowly trying to replace the Creative Soundblaster Wireless with the Apple Airport Express, one feature that the Creative software did well was random playlist generation. iTunes has that feature too but it works in a sufficiently different way… more »

Ongoing "Fallout 3" Commentary

11/20/08 | by Adam | Categories: Whining, Games
Great game so far but there are two significant issues I have with it: When laden down, you move slowly. In and of itself, no big deal, but it also disables the quick move between two locations on a map. This means you need to control your nice 3D… more »

Fallout 3 has landed!

10/29/08 | by Adam | Categories: Games
This means no blog updates coming for the next few weeks, unless Ritchie or Dena get bored... more »

Review: Apple Airport Express's AirTunes

10/27/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Music, Reviews, Macintosh, iPhone
Recently I picked up an Apple Airport Express which is their little doodad that acts as a 802.11n extender, USB printer host and -- most importantly to me -- an AirTunes source. One of the problems I've been chewing on for a while is how to get my home… more »

Interesting requirements for selling used CDs

10/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
This is not a law you want to see coming north of the border: In Florida, for example, anyone attempting to sell used CDs to a retailer must present identification and be fingerprinted, and any retailer looking to sell those same CDs must apply for a… more »

Wired on telecommuting

10/18/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Wired has an interesting article on the advantages of telecommuting rather than centralized offices. I partially agree: there are many excellent reasons to work from home. However, the article has clearly been written for a US audience and there are… more »

Yeah, that's slow

10/14/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Recently I had a need to access a remote machine over the internet to pull down some files. Alas, that machine was an Windows box running under Parallels on a 1.83 GHz MacBook access via VNC from a gateway machine itself accessed via Remote Desktop. If… more »

Background updating tasks

10/13/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
ZDNet has a brief article on how a good idea can become an excessively annoying one. In this case, it's applications that run in the background in order to check to see that the version of software one has is the most recent one. On your average… more »

Maybe IT security blowhards have a point

10/03/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Recently at work we found that one of our workstations had been compromised and was acting as a spam server. The primary user of that machine swore blind that he hadn't done anything wrong like visiting iffy websites and installing dicey software. As no… more »

Escape from reality

09/24/08 | by Adam | Categories: Games
World Of Warcraft: Nothing eases the tension after a long day of putting up with other people's bullshit while running around completing repetitive tasks like logging on to Warcraft to put up with other people's bullshit while running around completing… more »

Somehow, it's still going...

09/23/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology
Link is to a nice review on the latest iteration of the Amiga operating system. It sounds as if the developers have put a lot of work into making it current and useful but I doubt that I'll ever move back to it. more »

OSX's "Safety Net"

09/20/08 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
For a lot of people, changing operating systems is a significant step. You lose all of your applications, most of your data and a large amount of proficiency (and time!) while you relearn the basics. It's mostly true even within generations of the same… more »

60's oilfield technology

09/19/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
In the 1960's, the cutting edge of technology in Alberta's gas and oil sector included bows and flaming arrows. Seriously. (Via BoingBoing) more »

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