I have officially switched to Thunderbird

18 May 2008

flickr: flod

Since I’ve gotten my macbook Apple Mail 3.2 on OS X Jaguar has been spotty at best when trying to send mail through the gmail servers. I spent several hours last night troubleshooting and buried in message boards. I know its not the servers because my wife can still send gmail via Apple Mail 3.0 on Tiger. I downloaded Thunderbird and it works perfectly. Since I’ve just about replaced every other software with open source versions I’m now looking into a new alternative to iTunes which I may have found in Songbird.


Open Source Mac

iPod Hacks

24 April 2008

Jessica Hupp has compiled a list of 75+ tutorials on how to turn your iPod into anything.

flickr: schlops

My favorites are:

Ouija Board
Guitar Tuner/Metranome
Universal Remote
Pirate Radio Station
Bike Charger
Altoid’d Minty Boost

For the complete list check out Travel Hacker via DIY: Happy.

I also enjoyed O’Reilly Publication’s iPod & iTunes Hacks, which has taught me the effectiveness of using smart playlists and other fun things. Though part autobiographical I also liked reading Dylan Jones’ iPod, Therefor I am.

Further Reading:
Turn Your iPod Touch into an iPhone

Turn Your iPod Touch into an iPhone

16 April 2008

I can now no longer think of any reason not to give into the new ipod touch.

Link: Lifehacker

Further Reading:
We were scared long before the technology came along.

Still in search of the perfect Wii/Mac interface.

2 December 2007

A week into it and I have yet to connect my Wii to the internet. But I did come across a way to control my Mac with a Wii Remote at Mac Apper. So far it seems the best use for this would be the ability to use a Wii remote for simple java script games or better yet using the wii remote to pilot the flight simulator in Google Earth.

flickr: lonebluelady

After digging out my wireless router (which can apparently be turned into a $600 router here.) from the garage I tried in vain to establish a working connection. Since I made the complete switch to mac a year ago its been frustrating establishing and continuously troubleshooting their connection, I should probably just get an Airport Extreme, despite using the word extreme in its name I still ogle over the 802.11n capabilities.

I’ve had my Nintendo Wii less than a week.  While it hasn’t occupied a large portion of my mind or time, like an explorer searching for the northwest passage I seek the perfect hack to get my Mac and Wii talking.  For no other reason than because I suppose.  Read about how I came across the Wii, or more likely how it came across me.