WorldBeatPlanet Podcast updated →
I haven’t updated the WorldBeatPlanet podcast in ages, since I’m careful to avoid copyright issues with the music I post there. Since there’s a lot of interest in Madagascar in the Mac developer community, I decided to post a very beautiful song from Madagascar, “Koba”, by Tarika. Share This
In the List of Top-Selling Games, Clear Evidence... →
As video games become more popular than ever, hard-core gamers and the old-school critics who represent them are becoming an ever smaller part of the audience.
Tarika - Koba →
This beautiful song was one of Tarika’s biggest hits in their native Madagascar. Advertisement:
MarsEdit: Helping the Personal Publishing... →
Shawn Blanc has posted an in-depth review of MarsEdit, a blog publishing application for Mac OS X.
Gartner predicts Apple will double market share by... →
Gartner, Inc. has highlighted 10 key predictions of events and developments that will affect IT and business in 2008 and beyond. The predictions highlight areas where executives and IT professionals need to take action in 2008, according to the report. The full impact of these trends may not appear this year, but executives need to act now so that they can exploit the trends for their competitive...
Gartner predicts Apple will double market share by... →
Gartner, Inc. has highlighted 10 key predictions of events and developments that will affect IT and business in 2008 and beyond. The predictions highlight areas where executives and IT professionals… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Instapaper Save pages to read later (tags: web) HDR Tutorial - New and Improved for 2008! (tags: photography tutorial hdr) Share This
Instapaper is a new site that does one simple thing: it lets you save a URL to read later. I still love del.icio.us for permanent bookmarks, but Instapaper is much simpler. No tags or description — simply use the Read Later bookmarklet to save the page. You can then go back to your Instapaper page […]
TripIt is awesome →
You know what I really like? TripIt.com. It’s amazingly simple. You take all those travel confirmation emails that you get from your travel agent, hotels, car rental agencies, etc, and you just forward them to email@example.com. That’s all you have to do. You don’t have to sign up for an account. You don’t have to log on. You just forward those emails. You can do it right...
Animator vs. Animation →
NTFS-3G 1.2129 - Driver allows writing to memory... →
NTFS-3G 1.2129 NTFS-3G for Mac OS X is a read-write (finally) NTFS file-system driver. This means we can finally write to memory sticks larger than 4GB (formatted with NTFS). I have created a package similar to shadowofged’s original NTFS-3G package, providing better integration with OS X such as automatic mounting of volumes. It is loosely based on the old shadowofged package, but the...
strive to be consistently good, and the greatness takes care of itself.
Hands-on with the Nikon D60 DSLR →
Filed under: Digital Cameras It seems like big boys Nikon and Canon DSLRs have been slugging it out since, well, before the “D” was even a thought. This year, it’s a fight over the entry-level end of the DSLR market with the Nikon’s D60 facing off against Canon’s EOS Rebel XSi. On paper at least, Nikon’s offering is little changed from from the D40x:...
Autonet Mobile: Your Own Personal Hotspot,... →
Avis thinks they’ve rented me a car. Sure, on the outside it looks it. But in actuality, it’s my very own personal rolling Wi-Fi hotspot: no wires, no weird antennas, no voodoo witchcraft. As long as I’m within 100 feet of this vehicle, connecting and surfing the net is easier than drifting into a power slide on wet pavement
There was never any good old days They are today, they are tomorrow– Gogol Bordello - “Ultimate”
Drupal 6.0 RC3 released →
The third release candidate of Drupal 6.0 has been released. I’ll probably try it out on my local machine this weekend. I should be able to update MacMegasite without too much trouble since it doesn’t use too many modules. WorldBeatPlanet & my2unz.com, on the other hand, use some modules that have aren’t compatible with Drupal […]
Spectacular Failure →
From now on “Giuliani” will be synonymous with “to fail spectacularly despite high expectations”. Hopefully Obama can still get the nomination, despite Hillary’s big win. A McCain nomination for the republicans would be difficult for the Democrats, since people mistakenly believe he’s a moderate. McCain is anti-choice and a strong supporter of Bush’s war in Iraq. […]
Drupal 6.0 RC3 released →
links for 2008-01-30 →
It’s Charisma, Stupid Presidential elections are won on charisma, not policies (tags: news politics) Improving Drupal’s page loading performance (tags: drupal web2.0) $1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera - Lose The Tripod Don’t be a slave to your tripod. Build this stabilizer and see how much better you photos and video can be. Get professional results. This instructional […]
Leopard Ebooks Help with Backups, Maintenance, and... →
Ithaca, NY USA (January 29, 2008) — Despite Apple’s whizzy demos, there’s more to a disaster-proof Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard backup strategy than turning on Time Machine. In the new “Take Control of… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
It's a Change Election →
Next time you hear someone extol the virtues of “traditional family values,” or call on the country to seal the borders and not allow in new immigrants, or declare that we need to go back to the good old days (that often weren’t very good), there’s something you should remember. Something that demonstrates the profound changes in this country since the 1950’s, before...
CAPTCHA hacks could lead to a flood of junkmail →
Filed under: Internet, Security, Yahoo! You know those annoying “please enter the code” requests you see when signing up for online services, leaving blog posts, or otherwise trying to prove that you’re human and not a machine? Yeah, it turns out that the machines are getting pretty good at reading them too. The basic idea behind the CAPTCHA (which stands for Completely...
Quote of the Day →
“The beast is dead.” — Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, quoted by ABC News, on the end to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.
Western Digital intros My Passport Essential... →
Filed under: Storage WD’s Passport portable drive a bit too clunky for your tastes? We dig your style, and if you’re always looking for something sleeker and sexier, the new My Passport Essential is likely to satisfy — if only for a moment. Reportedly, these were tweaked to look more like the firm’s popular My Book family, and each one weighs in at less than five ounces....
How to create a Webclip iPhone Icon - Video... →
Dirceu Veiga from FastIcon.com shows in this small video tutorial how to design an iPhone Webclip Icon using Photoshop. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
MacBookAir.com Now Apple's. MacBook Air in Stores... →
The MacBookAir.com domain is now in the hands of Apple. MacRumors.com had registered it ahead of Macworld in anticipation of the MacBook Air release. As promised, we handed it over to Apple when… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
First MacBook Air Orders Shipping, But Not in... →
Previous reports of shipments may have been premature, as the first customers who ordered the stock (1.6GHz/80GB) MacBook Airs immediately after the keynote are now getting shipment notifications for… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
“Free Public WiFi” →
Did you ever wonder what those “Free Public WiFi” adhoc networks you see almost every place people use laptops? David Pogue explains it. A stupid Windows bug that acts like a virus but it really isn’t a virus. The original article goes into more detail: If a laptop connects to an ad-hoc network it can later start beaconing […]
10 Simple Ways to Make Laziness Work For You →
Here are my suggestions for making laziness work for you.
Wim Leers: Improving Drupal's page loading... →
Introduction Google dominates the search engine market for a large part thanks to its spartan, no-bells-nor-whistles interfaces. But also thanks to its incredible speed (which is partially thanks to that spartan interface, of course). Since you’re reading this article, you’re probably a Drupal developer. It’s pretty likely that you’ve had some visitors of your...
Apple releases minor iWork updates →
Apple has released minor updates to Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. According to the release notes, Keynote 4.0.2 addresses “performance issues while playing or exporting presentations”, while Pages… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Two Choices →
This is apparently legit: Though nothing was further from the truth during Clinton I’s two terms. But then again, the economy’s quite far from my main issue, and I doubt Obama would have substantially different results. Via Fake Steve.
Parallels Compressor + Split Disk →
I like to use split disks with my Parallels virtual machines, since it makes backing up the drive image a lot faster and easier. It seems that Parallels Compressor isn’t able to properly compact a split disk, though. Today I decided to run Compressor since my Windows XP virtual disk was over 15 GB, even though […]
My vote counted? →
Instead of the usual “I Voted” sticker, they gave out stickers saying “My Vote Counted”. However, I know for a fact that my vote most likely *won’t* count, thanks to the Democratic party’s infighting over a stupid rule the state party had no control over. I wonder if Hillary will still be pushing to restore […]
Apple Prohibits iTunes Movie Rentals on... →
Apple’s new video-rental service requires a late-model iPod or iPhone, customers have discovered. Video rentals from iTunes won’t play on iPods that predate the latest models, released in September 2007.
How-to get Windows XP past the June 30th cutoff... →
Well with the June 30th cutoff fast approaching, PC World decided to take a look at your options for procuring an XP license after that date, but unfortunately, the picture isn’t too pretty.
How-to get Windows XP past the June 30th cutoff... →
Filed under: Desktops, Laptops digg_url = 'http://digg.com/microsoft/How_to_get_Windows_XP_past_the_June_30th_cutoff_or_not'; While it looked like Mac users couldn’t wait to get their hands on the latest version of Apple’s operating system, their Windows counterparts seem to have been a little more reticent about picking up Microsoft’s oft-delayed Vista upgrade — so much...
FastIcon Releases freeware ''Nature Icons'' →
The Fast Icon has released “Nature Icons”, a collection of 14 freeware icons. The “Nature Icons”, inspired by nature things like trees and butterflies, is available for download… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
<rob89> windows is being a bitch >_< <Trinexx> Install Linux. <rob89> no. i use windows for all my work <Trinexx> Linux would be better for that. <rob89> besides, i like being able to play a game or two <Trinexx> Linux has games. <rob89> im not getting linux. windows has great support, ill have this fixed in no time <Trinexx> Linux has...
Missing Joe Strummer →
Today I was reminded how much I miss Joe Strummer and The Clash. First, someone linked to this video. Tonight in the gym, “Bhindi Bhagee” came up in my shuffle playlist. The Clash was so much more than a punk band. They blended genres from rock through Ska, Reggae, and World Music. Share This
iPhone Application Key Leaked →
HighWizard writes with word from Engadget that the iPhone SDK Key has been leaked early. “We’re not exactly sure how this all went down, but we trust Erica Sadun over at TUAW when she says that it appears that the iPhone’s SDK key — which will probably be required by all ‘official’ third-party apps — has been leaked. Two different sites currently have the key posted,...
Exploit allows for Wii homebrew without modchip →
Filed under: Gaming We’ve seen some fairly significant developments on the Wii homebrew front as of late, and it looks like you can now chalk up yet another milestone, as an exploit has reportedly been discovered that lets the console run homebrew without a modchip. To do that, however, you’ll apparently need a copy of Zelda: Twilight Princess (hardly a problem for most) and a...
Things you may not know about NetNewsWire 3.1... →
More stuff you may not know about NetNewsWire (also see part one)… Space bar The easiest way to read your news is to hit the space bar—in fact, it’s the only key you need. The space bar scrolls the current item. If there is no more to scroll, it goes to the next unread item. This way you can read all of your news with coffee cup in one hand, while the other taps the space bar. Flag/unflag...
links for 2008-01-28 →
Deutsche Telekom Sold 70,000 iPhones in 11 Weeks →
Deutsche Telekom announced (via MacNotes.de) on Saturday that they had sold 70,000 iPhones in the 11 weeks following its launch in November. This represents a much smaller number of iPhones sold as… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Nikon D60 DSLR press release leaked →
Filed under: Digital Cameras Well folks, that Nikon D60 DSLR we’d heard whispers about way back in the crazy, carefree days of December 2007 appears to be on the verge of coming to light at this year’s PMAs. Digital Photography Review has gotten a leaked press release from the company concerning the new shooter, and now we’ve got a sheet of specs to backup the rumors. It looks...
The Autumn of the Multitaskers →
Pretty good article by Walter Kirn in The Atlantic on the neuroscience that shows that multitasking makes us less effective, not more effective. At least I think it was a good article; I read it last night on my iPhone while watching a movie. (Via Rands.) ★
Microsoft Offers Workaround for Office 2008... →
Following the report that Office 2008 for the Mac improperly set permissions during installation, and Microsoft’s confirmation of the issue, the company is offering a work around until a permanent fix is available
Wow, banning words really DOES change attitudes... →
Oh wait, no it doesn’t. Not a damned bit. Wow, what a shock. Banning a word didn’t change shit. It just forced racist assholes to come up with a new one. What changed? Here…here’s what changed…the word used. Now, instead of Oh crap, a buncha niggers just walked in, it’s Oh crap, a buncha Canadians just walked in. Different word, same attitude, nothing’s...