Tag Archives: mac

share internet from ethernet over wifi

I’ve been enjoying using my ipod touch at home to play words with friends. I get the wifi from my mac, using it as a hotspot at home. The trick is in the System Preferences for Internet Sharing. snow leopard … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

Playing back a movie made in Picasa 3 on a MacBook Pro

I made a movie, or rather, I asked picasa to make me a movie out of an album of tagged photos. It’s based on photos of a friend in different situations, so the transition to pan and zoom to face … Continue reading

Posted in people, fun, tech notes and tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Mac App Store – not sure I like this

Apple just released the Mac App Store this week. I’ve been trying to get my head around the changes and what they imply for me as a consumer. A lot of what has been written emphasizes the impact on developers … Continue reading

Posted in random thoughts | Tagged , , , ,

mac clutter on windows – getting rid of ds_store and resource fork files

If you work on a Mac in one place and on Windows in another, and use the same remote file server, you may have noticed some pesky little files getting in the way on the Windows side. Does ._DS_Store and … Continue reading

Posted in tech notes and tools | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

open winmail.dat files on your mac

Do you have friends who send you emails announcing the next big party, but you can’t see the invitation because there’s only a winmail.dat thingie? And on your mac you can click it, but then you get a message about … Continue reading

Posted in people, fun, tech notes and tools | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

macintosh maintenance basics from typical mac user podcast

Just listened to a very informative podcast about maintenance for your mac from Victor and Steve on the Typical Mac User Podcast (TMUP). What’s great about this episode is that you don’t need to take notes – it’s all in … Continue reading

Posted in tech notes and tools | Tagged ,

svnX: nice subversion gui for mac

Just tried out a gui application for subversion on mac called svnX. This might be especially interesting for windows users who have switched over to the mac but are missing their TortoiseSVN. svnX gives you an attractive cocoa interface for … Continue reading

Posted in tech notes and tools | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

update: no more blue screen of death

As described in an earlier post, I had a problem (with Tiger 10.4.9) getting the blue screen of death when starting up. It occured when the MacBook Pro was not plugged in, and when an external monitor was attached that … Continue reading

Posted in tech notes and tools | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

macbook pro blue screen at startup: monitor and power problem?

It happened again today: came in, pressed the power button for the MacBook Pro and instead of a login screen I got a blue screen. Two blue screens actually, since I’m using an external monitor and keyboard. Argh. The one … Continue reading

Posted in tech notes and tools | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

extracting audio out of an mp4 movie

This is the next step from the previous exercise, where we converted a dvd into ipod movie format, chapters and all. Great for the other part of we that has a video ipod. 😉 Those of us with “only” a … Continue reading

Posted in tech notes and tools | Tagged , , , , ,