Tag Archives: OS X

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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Finally updated the Mac Pro (my desktop machine) to Leopard, having done the other three computers in my household long ago (Velma’s, my laptop, and the Mac Mini entertainment center). It was a little more complicated than normal, since my quad-core Intel Mac Pro shipped with a hard drive that had been formatted using the […]

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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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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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Apple Boot Camp desktops

In honor of Apple’s announcement today that Leopard will allow users to dual-boot OS X and Windows, and the beta release of Boot Camp, I made a couple desktop backgrounds for anyone who’d like them. Choose your poison [1280 x 1024]My Mac goes both ways ; ) [1280 x 1024] Update: Per a request, I’ve […]

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