Apple and Foxconn

As I was pulling apart a Power Macintosh 9600/300 today I thought it would be interesting to post about this ribbon cable I found inside. According to Wikipedia these were originally introduced in 1997, so apparently Apple and Foxconn go way back.

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Mobile WebApp Frameworks

So I went digging for mobile webapp frameworks, and I found a nice list to investigate at a later time. While I have used iUI in the past, and it worked well for my purposes… I have read a few reasons why you may consider others (CiUI). Also, I seem to think that there would […]

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Databases on 1and1

After wanting to test WordPress 3.0 on a 1and1 hosting account, I ran into the following issue… the particular setup I was dealing with had only one database available, and it wasn’t MySQL 5, but instead MySQL 4… furthermore, it was a version lower than 4.1.2, which more recent versions of WordPress require as a […]

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Time Machine Size Limits

So I have this new My Book World Edition, and I set it up to allow for Time Machine backups. The problem? On OS X, Time Machine wants to eat up almost the entire amount of free space before it goes about deleting old files… (un)conveniently there is no option to restrict the size of […]

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Office Compatibility

OpenOffice or Microsoft Office. Use either. It’s like OS X vs. Linux… whatever tool that is best for the job right? Here’s how you can make the two play a little nicer… OpenOffice Already reads and writes .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx (admittedly the .pptx support isn’t near as developed as the previous two formats mentioned, […]

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The GIMP

I really like GIMP, and use it quite frequently, even with Creative Suite 4 Design Premium (licensed legally I might add) installed on my Mac, and with other applications like Paint.NET easily available for Windows. With that said, I thought I would post a few links about it, since I have been using it for… […]

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Magic vs. iUI

I wonder how Magic Framework stacks up against iUI: iPhone User Interface Framework. I have used the latter with great results… maybe next time I will give Magic a try. 😉

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Songbird Equalizer

Awhile back (years) I tried out Songbird (a media player based on the same technology as Firefox and Exch), but was disappointed that it did not have an equalizer built in. More recently however, after downloading the 1.3.x nightly build I was pleasantly surprised by its progress. Much lighter weight than the likes of iTunes, […]

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iPhone 3G Repair

So on a different broken iPhone that I have come across (where the LCD is not also broken… only the glass is cracked) we have decided to go with a repair service. While there are a lot of parts sites (welovemacs.com (need a zoom lens?), rapidrepair.com, ifixit.com, among others), the fix operation will probably be […]

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