Archive for June, 2009

MacBook Pro 2.66 Update

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I gave up my on 2.66ghz 15.4″ Summer 2009 MacBook Pro, and am sending it back for a refund. How I’m getting a refund is a little strange. My Mac is a custom built item, because I opted for a 500gb hard drive. Normally you can’t return a custom built-to-order product for a refund, but […]

Summer Shutdown

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

John Nack blogged about Adobe’s summer shutdown, and I just wanted to chime in and say I agree with him 100%. The idea of a week where everyone is of is much preferable to random weeks off. It would be bad if someone have a specific reason they wanted to take some other summer week […]

MacBook Pro Summer 2009 Mini-Review

Friday, June 26th, 2009

My wife’s MacBook Pro broke and was facing a $1700 repair out of warranty. Fortunately my Visa features extended warranty protection which extended the warranty by a year, and gave me the opportunity to replace it with a newer model. My wife volunteered (okay not exactly willingly but in the end it was her choice […]

Transgaming and The Sims 3

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

The Mac version of The Sims 3 is built using Transgaming’s Cider portability technology. How can I tell? The game runs great, but it’s funny seeing this much “Windows” under the hood.

iPhone 3.0 Tethering Not Working

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I have had tethering working with the iPhone betas (I’m in the developer program), but now that I have the GM version of the OS installed, I don’t have the option to tether. It just doesn’t show up. My theory on what’s happened is that the iPhone betas didn’t use the carrier settings file (which […]

iPhone Tethering and Rogers

Monday, June 8th, 2009

it’s odd to be posting a pleasant surprise concerning Rogers and the iPhone but here it is: Rogers was one of the carriers listed as supporting iPhone tethering with iPhone OS 3.0. Makes me glad I held onto my 6gb $30 “limited time” data plan. Rogers even has text on their website that explicitly allows […]

Twitter Followers

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I’ve been posting tweets as events_ottawa on Twitter for the Ottawa Events site. Some people use an app like TweetDeck to show the results of searches and having a “what’s going on this weekend” very sporadic post is, I think, useful – more useful than the spam that some of the other event type sites […]

Ad Value

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

One of the things that makes Google Ads so, well, not good, but at least tolerable, is that the ads are usually relevant to the page you’re looking at. A style of ads that has been popping up on many sites (literally) are the ads that appear when you hover over what looks like a […]