Monthly Archives: December 2007

Top 10 of 2007

Since everybody else is doing a Top 10 of 2007 list, here is mine:- 1. Best tech blog: Lifehacker. 2. Best utilities: QuickSilver, TextExpander and iStat Menus. 3. Best browser: Firefox with extensions like Better Gmail 2. 4. Best free … Continue reading

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More WordPress love

My first blog – and now my second blog too (and four further sites as well, so far) – all run on WordPress. WP is fabulous! I love WP! 😀 WordPress is really a lean efficient mini-CMS (Content Management System) … Continue reading

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Broken G5 opera Act 3

So the third really major repair on my PowerMac G5 is taking place as I write. First, the most excellent technician from Carbon Computing found that the reason why my wireless keyboard and mouse weren’t reliably connecting to the G5 … Continue reading

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Broken Apple: G5 Repair Opera

A few quick ways to get an AppleCare telephone operator to pay attention? Speak in detail about the problem convincingly, politely but firmly. Impress them with technical Mac diagnostic knowledge, including the list of many things already tried to fix … Continue reading

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Icons

Made my first icons today, using ImageWell.app; “Instant Alpha” feature of Leopard’s Preview.app; the neat wee free Img2Icns.app. Here are the first two half-decent results.

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iPhone Mods: upgrading to firmware v1.1.2

In about an hour last night, I upgraded my unlocked iPhone sporting firmware v1.1.1 (originally v1.0.2) to v1.1.2, by following the crystal clear instructions on modmyifone.com. The only things needing doing were: Oktoprepping and then Upgrading with iTunes; Jailbreaking with … Continue reading

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