Twitter Chatter: Push Notification vs Background Processes

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I recently had a good discussion over Twitter with a PC fan about the reasons for Apple's iPhone Push Notification in their upcoming 3.0 release. Here's the conversation via search.twitter.com:

Some Mac Users Are Idiots Too

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

A guy writes an opinion piece about how Macs should be more user friendly because he was playing with software that shows the user the Unix underpinnings of OS X, something no one sees otherwise, and in the process he decided to delete the folder /usr because he's pretty sure ...

Even More Twitter Helper Apps

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Here's another nice little Twitter helper application for you Mac using Twitter folks. Its a very simple plugin for Quicksilver. After the simple installation, you just activate Quicksilver, hit '.', type your Tweet, Switch to the action pane, type TWEET and hit enter. It will alert you ...

Notes: How to fix a lack of flash video sound in OS X

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Today, all of a sudden the audio for flash video died in all browsers on my G5 iMac at home. Restarted. No go. Call the computer and "fucking piece of shit" while clicking on everything but changing nothing in my system preferences. No go. Restarted again. ...

Hexen Lives On OS X (and so does Heretic, Doom and others!)

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Who says Macs and OS X don't play games? Sure they don't play some of the new ones, but I have news for you: Those new games are just rehashes of the classics. By "classics" I mean of course: Doom, Doom 2, Hexen, Heretic, and Duke Nukem. ...

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Gawker is an open source time-lapse video maker that uses your iSight camera. Of course you could also just use iMovie's time-lapse settings that I just found, making this post rather pointless. Not only that, but seriously, how many people really do time-lapse video these days on a ...

Quinn Is Back, Now With ‘Snarkiness’

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Quinn is truly the Minesweeper counterpart on the Mac. That one addictive game that while using that OS I have to make myself not play it in between tasks. (For the uninitiated, Quinn is a beautifully designed port of tetris to OS X.) The difference being that ...

Mac Users Finally Get Skype With Video

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Nothing better than a geeky company challenging other geeks to be "brave" and try their new pre-beta (isn't that called alpha?) software. Today Skype called out the manliness of all OS X users by challenging us to be "brave" and try their new Skype with Video preview. Unless, ...

iChat Is Really Pissing Me Off

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

On Sunday my parents got them selves a shiny new 17" iMac, much like my own except they have the fabled Intel chip residing in their machine. My Mom's all excited to join the Clut of Mac and all and last night we tried to to a video chat ...

Dual Displays and DVD Player

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Let it not be said that I am a 100% Apple appologist. Here's an issue I have discovered tonight with DVD Player.app: If you have 2 displays (spanning), you can full screen the DVD window in the second display, but once you click on anything on the other ...