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February 28 asides

Engadget: What’s coming in Mac OS X Lion Inhabitat: Study finds LED light bulbs contain unsafe levels of carcinogenic toxins NY Times: The dirty little secrets of search A very good article about how JC Penney apparently successfully gamed the Google algorithm for several months. Harvard Business Review: The four phases of design thinking “Having […]

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Opening DiskDoubler files from Mac OS 9

Back in the dayThe first external hard drive I bought was a 40 megabyte SCSI device, and it cost about $400. That’s correct, 40 MB for $400. Today you can’t even fit Mac OS X (just the system, with no other program files) on anything less than several gigabytes, but in 1989, when I bought […]

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Checking your Seagate Barracuda drive’s serial number on a Mac

Some people have reported a problem with their Seagate hard drives that can make it look like your drive is gone or won’t mount. The affected products are Barracuda 7200.11, Barracuda ES.2 SATA, and DiamondMax 22. The problem has been tracked to a firmware issue, and Seagate has published instructions on their site to find […]

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How to run multiple copies of (the same version of) Firefox

For the longest time, while using Firefox 1.x I was able to run two or more copies of the application at the same time. This was useful for partitioning my work and protecting it from being lost if there was a FF crash (which there were a lot of in the later Firefox 1.x days). […]

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Is Apple improving its environmental record, or is it just spin?

Did anyone else notice that Steve Jobs actually made it a point, albeit briefly, to talk about Apple’s environmental goals at his MacWorld keynote last month? When I was checking out the specs for the new MacBook Air on the Apple website I was astonished to see on the Tech Specs page, a big, bold […]

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Syncing your home and office Macs

I was leaving my job and had accumulated three-plus years of contacts, website bookmarks, emails, etc., that I wanted to keep and transfer to my home computer, but I didn’t necessarily want to use the same apps at home that my company used. For example, Mac users in my office used Microsoft’s Entourage (the Mac […]

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Oi! I’m a Mac

We’ve all seen the “I’m a Mac” “And I’m a PC” ads. But have you seen the ones from Japan and the UK?

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How to update your Mac for the change in Daylight Savings Time

As you may already know, beginning in 2007 daylight savings time (DST) will be extended in the United States and Canada. DST will start on March 11, 2007, which is three weeks earlier than usual, and it will end on November 4, 2007, which is one week later than usual. Mac users who have Software […]

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“Prepare to meet your programmer!”

This one’s for Will and Jason. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHO8l-Bd1O4]

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