If, until now, you did not dare to use the "Safe Sleep" hack for old Macs because you are not comfortable working with the terminal on OS X, here's what you have been waiting for: Hibernate, a simple preference pane which will allow you to set the options for hibernation. The application even comes as a universal binary for both PowerPC and Intel processors.
As Hawk Wing reports, it is (under certain circumstances) possible to use the certificate issued to you by .mac to sign and encrypt e-mail messages.
Under certain circumstances? Yes. You need Mac OS X 10.4.3 and a full .Mac membership to actually pull this off. A trial membership does not work, as they do not issue a certificate for you (hence, also encrypted chats in iChat do not work). So, it's time to upgrade that trial account to a full membership, don't you think? ;-)
Peter Boné describes in his blog how he uses an iPod Shuffle to feed his old Amstrad computer. First of all, this brings back some really old memories - this machine was my first computer ever (I then swapped it for a C64, basically because all my friends had one so I could borrow games from them). Secondly, he uses an iPod Shuffle to feed the machine.
He downloaded some applications for the old machine, but without a cassette drive for his computer or some kind of cable to hook it up to the Amstrad, so he got the idea of converting the files to WAV format and transfer them on his iPod Shuffle.
With a cassette adaptor as pictured above, he can now play games on the Amstrad in random order. :-)
I have been avoiding an editor like ecto for the longest time, simply because I thought that a general desktop blogging client was not up to the task of being as flexible as the web client which came with the blogging software, but looking through all these options and settings ecto users enjoy, I guess I was wrong on that one. Read More
For most Mac developers out there, Wil Shipley probably is some kind of guru already. If you're asking "Wil who?" right now, you probably haven't seen Delicious Library yet. Wil is the programmer behind this innovative piece of software, and from what I have heard he has done an amazing job on it.
Wil was among the top ten Mac developers invited to the Evening at Adler event which recently took place in Chicago. If you haven't checked that out already, do so. Now. Leave this page open to read on later :-)
What does this have to do with the freaking title of this entry?
[...] The most important fix is found in the Spartacus Plugin, which didn't allow updating Plugins correctly over the web. Also an important fix is making the media upload form work in MacOS Safari again. As a feature cereal, we can now gladly offer half-automatted blogger.com import! [...]
So, I finally convinced my parents that they need a computer to survive, a Macintosh to be exact. I wouldn't want to drive to their place once a week to do system maintenance on a Windows system, so this way they'll be happy I guess.
A Mac mini with 1.42 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Bluetooth, AirPort as well as a mouse and a keyboard comes to about 666,- €, a 19" TFT display comes to another 400,- € - that's pretty much the amount they're happy to spend.
So, we've discussed this all on Sunday, and the next day I read about this nice display:
It's exactly what I was looking for, a 19" TFT display, plus it is really fitting the Mac mini well. I think my parents are going to love it :-)
I am a big fan of Scrubs, so like all the others out there I am kind of wondering when NBC is finally going to start the fifth season. It turns out, it might start as early as January!
Zach Braffposted a video in his blog, letting all his fans know what he's been up to. I really love that he did this for his fans, and I would really appreciate it if more famous people did something like this to communicate with their fans.