Thanks to a kind soul, I’ve been fiddling around with this since earlier this week: A Dell Mini 9, refurb from the Dell Outlet. 1024×600 screen, 16G solid-state disk, and an Atom N270 CPU. I’ve upgraded it to 2G of RAM, and just today installed the “US-International” keyboard to have a more “standard” layout. I… Read more »
Posts Categorized: mac
I’ve updated my list of Essential Mac Software.
Tonight I upgraded my Mac Mini here at home with a new hard drive and went from 3G to 4G of RAM. The old disk was a 120G, 5400rpm and 8M of cache. The new disk is a Western Digital “Scorpio Black” 250G, 7200rpm and 16M of cache. The RAM upgrade swapped a 2G SODIMM… Read more »
Upgraded the disks on my home setup today. Went from a pair of Hitachi 500G Deskstar drives to a pair of Western Digital WD10EADS “Green” (power-saving, cooler-running) disks. One disk is primary external storage, while the other is the Time Machine backup disk for both my internal hard drive on the Mac Mini and the… Read more »
I finally broke down last night and bought an Apple TV. I got the $229 model with a 40G hard drive as I don’t need much local storage. Got it home, got it setup and working in less than ten minutes, and then proceeded to follow the directions on the atvusb-creator web page and make… Read more »
I’ve updated the Essential Mac Software page with changes for Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.
I’ve given up on the Apple Mighty Mouse, having gone through two of them since 2005. I finally got fed up with having to completely dissasemble it to properly clean the ball rollers every couple of months, and then either glue or tape the “retaining ring” back onto the bottom of the mouse. In my… Read more »
From the April 1993 cover of UnixWorld Magazine: “Does Steve Jobs have a future in software?” and it refers to NextStep for Intel. (click for a bigger version) 14 years later, I’d say he definitely does.
… with a bonus. I sent it off to get a dead hard drive and a discolored top-half fixed. It came back with a new hard drive (OSX 10.4 preloaded of course), new top-half (still with the protective plastic cover on it), and a couple of other minor recall issues fixed. However, I sent the… Read more »
Someone from the Apple Store called this afternoon and said that my iMac was repaired and ready for pickup. Both the 20″ LCD panel and the SuperDrive were replaced (under warranty). Thanks to Aaron and the other hardware techs at the Houston Galleria Apple Store (just no thanks to the particular Genius I dealt with… Read more »