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Bigger is not enough

Even tho Seagate announced “it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive” back in August, wide availability still hasn’t been realized. Current predi...

My Book Studio LX 3TB

I recently noticed the Western Digital My Book Studio LX 3TB external drive at a local Apple store. I’ve been a fan of the My Book Studio line for some time,...

Secured

I recently moved each manjourides.com blog to their own subdomain. This was mainly to give a strong security layer between each blog, limiting overall exposu...

Complex systems?

I was recently browsing around the support forums of World of Warcraft and found this nugget posted by a “Customer Service Forum Representative”:

Open File Limit

I need to look this up every once in a while, and it’s not as easy to find as I like, so it lives here now.

New Comast: Online!

Comcast setup my new digital tv/internet/phone today. I don’t really need the phone, but adding it to the package lowered my overall price. Of course, once...

The New MacPro

Apple released a new MacPro yesterday. It’s an incremental upgrade, with not much changing other than the available CPU choices. This is the first Mac with I...

A Better Time Machine

I’ve been using Time Machine with my Time Capsule for over a year now, and while the system has some great features, some flaws make it nearly useless.

Power Mac G5

I’ve had my PowerMac G5 for a few years now, and I’ve been considering replacing it with a new MacPro. According to MacRumor‘s Mac Buyer’s Guide, the last ...

Reunited!

After a week of being apart, we are back together again!

Mac Gone. Again.

I spent this morning at the Apple store. Again. This time I was sure of my goal: to get my logicboard replaced. I sat down at the Genius Bar, and notice my n...

Mac is Back

After dropping my MacBook Pro off at Apple on Sunday night, I called Monday to make sure they had taken down my problem (since the drop-off went so quickly, ...

Sadly We Depart

Separating is hard. Even harder when you’ve become so close that you spend almost every day together. When apart you don’t know what to do. You can’t stop th...

My Mac Is Dead

Sometime Friday night, by MacBook Pro video died. Nothing on the LCD, nothing via the external video. Nothing. Reboot. Nothing. Clear NVRAM. Nothing.

Please Insert CD

When will game companies stop requiring me to insert a CDROM to play a game I own! This is especially painful for playing games on my laptop, where I reall...

Rosetta Stone Cantonese?

Nope. Rosetta Stone , the super-hyped, available-everywhere language teaching software seems to think all Chinese people speak Mandarin . While most peopl...

UbuntuMini

I just finished installing Ubuntu 8.04.1 Linux on my two-year old MacMini. The installation was easysauce, taking all of about 15 mins. Only trick is getting...

Time Machine Error

Setting up Time Capsule was as painless and quick as the AirPort Extreme. In about ten minutes I was able to switch my MacBook Pro over to using the Time C...

Got A Capsule

My local Apple store finally had a Time Capsule in stock, so I picked up a 1TB version today. More info after I get it setup.

Buh Bye Netgear, Hello Linksys

I’ve been a Netgear fan for many years, mainly for their high hardware quality. The small, metal cases with signature LED-lit ports of their business-class P...

MailCo no more

Mozilla Messaging (formally MailCo) officially launched yesterday with little more than a website. The site is full of big-picture hand wavery, like “improve...

Microhoo

Microsoft has made another attempt to buy Yahoo!. This is not the first time, but it is the most public. The timing is not surprising, coming just hours afte...

Online Personal Videos

Posting video online is significantly more difficult than posting photos. Want to drop an image in your blog? Just upload the image to your site and add the ...

iGot iPhone

Every cellphone I’ve owned has failed miserably. I don’t really ask much of my phone, other than receive and make calls. As with all my past phones, my mos...

The Orange Box – Team Fortress 2

Played Team Fortress 2 for the first time today. No fun. A fairly boring remake of existing FPS games, with same crappy interface and broken, unbalance gam...

Living in a laptop world

I’ve resisted owning a laptop for years, mainly because I don’t really have a desire to sip a latte, sitting outside Starbucks while browsing myspace (that I...

RAID Works!

I picked up an Infrant RadyNAS NV+ 2TB RAID system back in may. After getting familiar with the controls and setup, I began the process of moving some of my ...

blogging tricks

Well, blogging has come a long way since I started dumping my brain to the net over five years ago. It has changed. Alot. It’s much closer to journalism, not...

PHP needs some work

I’ve been developing software for about 20 years. I’ve used many languages in various stages of maturity. Over those twenty years I’ve seen steady progress i...

360 Mistake

Yahoo! 360 , Yahoo!’s too-little-too-late attempt at social networking/blogging, has been in BETA for over two years. My natural instinct to avoid pain got t...

Flash! Stop Talking

I’ve noticed a new (annoying) trend lately. Talking ads and websites. I go to some site to check out the latest hardware news and I’m greeted by a screaming ...

The Code

Wow, what an uproar sixteen bytes can make.

iWant iPhone

Apple Computer this week introduced their iPhone and changed their company name to just Apple. The iPhone is basically a small networked computer which...

New PC Benchmarks

My new pc is built. I’ll post some details about the build, including some of the problems (like having to literally shave the power supply to fit the case)...

PC 2006

I’ve begun the process of building my next PC. All parts are ordered and I hope to be building it this weekend or early next week. The current PC is over two...

The Next Spielberg?

Yahoo! has purchased the 6-month old upstart video sharing site jumpcut . Check their blog for an amuzing video about the buyout. I’m just glad Yahoo! ...

Fight The Good Fight

In the field of Computer Programming, there are many specializations from which a programmer can choose. Over the past five years, the one which I’ve s...

Please, No More Fax!

It’s time. All companies need to stop requiring documents be faxed. I’ve never owned a fax machine and I never will own a fax machine. It was useful in it’s ...

Infection

My Windows PC was infected with some crazy virus yesterday. Initially it seemed to just install some spyware (SpySherrif?), but went on to install a resident...

Knight (Rank 6) [56%]

Didn’t do much pvp’ing last week, so I dropped a few points. There has been new-found interest in pvp ever since they annouced the upgraded armor rewar...

Sergeant Major (Rank 5) [52%]

Well, I was pretty busy with my house last week. Only managed slightly over 5000 honor, so my rank didn’t change much at all. My standing dropped sligh...

The Long Wait

Back when I built my PC, the top-of-the-line graphics card (PCI Express) was the ATI X800. I knew the X800 was fast, but I expected a next-gen model to be ...

Dodge and Burn

Last night I picked up Paint Shop Pro 9 from BesyBuy in Sanata Row . I think I have an older version somewhere, but I just bought the new version anyway. Thi...

Coolness

Found a cool Windows plugin which does what Microsoft should have done many years ago: shows folder disk usage. Check out the trial of DiskView (full version...

new PC

I rebuilt my PC (basically from scratch) this past weekend. The old setup was very unstable. Check out the specs . So far it’s great.

Gamers PC

My PC still sucks; randomly crashing ever since I upgraded the memory. Reinstalled Windoze from CD three times and no change.

New Server

Its been a while since an update because my site had some problem (disk full!). No need to worry, my site has been moved to a new server with more space. I s...

ForceWare

Just an update to my previous comment about the PivotPro software. Don’t use it if you have an nVidia graphics card. The latest ForceWare drivers from nVidia...

Flatten Your Life

Well, I broke down and picked up an LCD monitor, the Samsung 191t . I had been looking for this monitor for a few weeks (based on this review at AnandTech ),...

Eudora Hits 6.0

Just noticed Eudora 6.0 was released a couple weeks back. Looks like the major new feature is SpamWatch , an integrated spam filter. Based on what the online...

Are You Dedicated?

This site has been hosted by CIHost for a few years now. They’ve had their screwups (erasing all their DNS just before Christmas and taking 8 days to recover...

blogging Begins

Well, I’m not sure, but I think this is my first blog entry! Woohoo! One New Year’s resolution out of the way.