At first glance, it’s a new design which means it’s better, right? Not really. Just about everything in the new Facebook design has changed places, making it more difficult to do simple things. Evidently this new design helps it load faster. I have seen no speed improvements, and I have heard tell of it not working on Windows 98 (not that anyone uses 98 anymore.) So I present to you, a list of things that are wrong with the new Facebook: Continue reading
The 10.5.3 update to Mac OS X Leopard broke the RTS game StarCraft. Blizzard was “working on it” as was Apple. The problem was that StarCraft requires a color depth of 256 colors. The .3 update removed that depth, leaving only Millions and Thousands. Evidently Apple actually was working on it, as StarCraft now works with the 10.5.5 update installed.
You’d think that database management wouldn’t be that hard. Not in the digital age, right? Wrong. When it comes down to it, iTunes is a database application. And not a very complete one. I recently had to organize over 13,000 music files in iTunes. All I have to say is, iTunes needs better management tools for large databases. Luckily there is a developer out there who makes some of the tools I needed. Actually it’s a whole group of developers. Doug’s AppleScripts is a collection of scripts for iTunes that automate lots of tasks. One of my favorites is Proper English Title Capitalization. Somehow lots of the music was titled without any capitals. A simple script would just make the first letter capital. This takes it a step further and doesn’t capitalize the, a, an, at, and, etc. The user can also edit the script with words that have special rules, like USA, or McCartney. There are a bunch of others on the site, most are an invaluable tool for anyone trying to organize their iTunes database.
This is a list of even more software that, while not all of it is practical, is definitely cool. Check back as I may be simply updating this post when I find more cool software.
Yes, I said epic fail. Only because I suggested Growl (and consequently, GorwlMail which comes bundled) I figured I needed to write this. I just switched Gmail from POP to IMAP. IMAP allows multiple computers (or PDAs, etc.) to check the mail and sync it with the other devices. With POP the email is downloaded, and that’s it. With IMAP, for example, if I moved a message to another folder on my BlackBerry, it would be moved to that folder on my computer when I got home. With POP the message on my computer and on the internet would be where it was originally. Continue reading
People have been asking me what equipment I use for my video production. Well, here it is: Continue reading
In Part I I showed you how to get a Mac set up with dual monitors. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your new found desktop real estate look cool. Continue reading
Almost any Mac can take advantage of dual monitors. My iMac has had dual monitors for two years, and I can’t imagine living without it. Read on to find out how to take advantage of your Mac’s video card. Continue reading
Not really new news, but Blu-Ray has officially won the format war. I, by the way, predicted that Blu-Ray would win. If you are not familiar, the format war was between Blu-Ray and HD DVD over how to store high definition movies on a DVD. Continue reading