Monthly Archives: November 2003

Separated at birth?

This guy’s modified XBox looks suspiciously like Orac from Blake’s Seven…

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XML vs SQL, RDBMS vs NXD

What do you do when your data is a mix of structured content and relational? This is something we’ve been struggling to come to grips with in our latest projects. Much of the content for these projects is quite obviously … Continue reading

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RoadWarrior Notes

Today was the first real day of being a “roadwarrior” with the powerbooks. What a joy! I was hammering away on it all the way from Norwich to London – about 1.5 hours, I guess – and the battery was … Continue reading

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Nokia 3650 GPRS connection with Mac OS X

As I cycled home this evening, I thought “I really must set up my powerbook to make a connection via the mobile phone“. I’m off to London tomorrow, and there’s no guarantee I’ll have the opportunity to use a hotspot. … Continue reading

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Does Steve own shares in hard drive manufacturers?

Dear Apple, I own an Epson C60 printer. I need to install the printer driver for it, because I deliberately didn’t install the printer drivers when I installed Mac OS X to save space. It seems you’ve only provided me … Continue reading

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Diary of a switcher #10

Due to a combination of a hard drive failure, the volume control breaking on my usb mp3 player, and the purchase of a powerbook, I find myself ripping my CD collection once more. So far, I’m up to 447 songs, … Continue reading

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Diary of a switcher #9

One thing that amazes me is the neat way you can customise most of the GUIs in Panther – for example, in Mail, you can drop extra buttons onto the toolbar. Here’s mine: The “Redirect” and “Print” buttons aren’t there … Continue reading

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OS X Startup Items

The OS X equivalent of the linux init.d or Windows Startup folder is something called StartupItems … a directory containing scripts and files for each application. I’m figuring out how they work, partly to debug problems I had with getting … Continue reading

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Diary of a switcher #8

Phew. It’s been a frantic couple of days installing, configuring, and generally trying to get the Mac up and running while at the same time frenetically developing on the other laptop. I think it’s been worth it. It’s true what … Continue reading

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Cocoonery

Having a decent bluetooth connection is finally prompting me into uploading all the various pictures clogging up my phone. Here’s one from a few weeks back of me testing out an HP Ipaq with a wifi connection. It shows Internet … Continue reading

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