Monthly Archives: November 2006

That whole shutdown debate

There’s been a lot of noise about the right and wrong way to provide shut down / sleep options on computers since Joel wrote his “Choices = Headaches” piece a few weeks back. In his latest post on the subject, … Continue reading

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links for 2006-11-29

TWAIN SANE Interface for MacOS X (tags: scanner mac OSX SANE twain software macosx drivers)

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Using an HP 3300C scanner with a Mac

I keep forgetting the magical mojo I need to make scanning with an HP 3300C work on my Macbook Pro, so herein are the notes for future posterity. From TWAIN SANE Interface for MacOSX, download then install: libusb sane-backends TWAIN-SANE-Interface … Continue reading

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What did the Romans ever do for us?

With tongue firmly in cheek, I point my Italian colleagues at this: It’s payback time, Rome. Yes, Gab, Mau, Gianugo, Simone et al – I’m looking at you: The invaders introduced nude bathing, gladiatorial combat, wild orgies (and we wonder … Continue reading

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The little things

So I tried to get a copy of some slides off a colleague, but it turns out they used Keynote ’06 to create them, and I only have Keynote ’04. It turns out that Keynote ’06 has no “Save as … Continue reading

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National Distress

As they say, the best-laid plans of mice and men… after a wonderful event in Milan, I had something of a nightmare of a journey home. It made a pleasant change for everything to go smoothly with my Easyjet flight … Continue reading

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OSBA

I’m back from the inaugural Open Source Business Academy event, and from my point of view it seemed to be a huge success. There was a great turnout, and the talks were all very well-received. Ugo’s OSBA photos are online, … Continue reading

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New website …

The new Sourcesense website is now live, just in time for the Open Source Business Academy event in Milan tomorrow. It’s currently available in English and Italian, and is of course powered by the Hippo CMS. From a technical point … Continue reading

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Macs don’t crash

panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A3135): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 0, Type 14=page fault) […] Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0x0 Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies): com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily(1.5.1)@0x6b6000 Kernel version: Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.1: Mon Sep 25 19:42:00 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.13.8.obj~1/RELEASE_I386 So … Continue reading

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!?

Simply put – this. Six years in, and the entrepeneurial pendulum still gets me on an almost-daily basis. I think it’s particularly troublesome if you’re in IT, since working with computers can be one of the most humbling experiences you … Continue reading

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