Apple

  • Mac mini

    Mac mini En toen toverde Apple opeens weer een mooi product uit de hoge hoed. Na de wat tegenvallende iPhone 4 introduceren ze een volledig nieuwe Mac mini.

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  • Dé keynote van 2010?

    De presentatie waar gadgetliefhebbers elk jaar weer op zitten te wachten, de keynote van de Apple WWDC - de World Wide Developer Conference - heeft dit jaar in mijn ogen weinig interessants opgeleverd.

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  • iPad Bashing

    Het is schijnbaar een sport om alles wat Apple uitbrengt te bashen om alle functies die een nieuw apparaat niet heeft. Daarbij gaat de basher in kwestie volledig voorbij aan het feit dat hij (opvallend genoeg is het meestal een hij) misschien wel helemaal niet tot de doelgroep van het product behoort.

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  • Iets schrijven over Apple

    Ik kreeg afgelopen week deze mail (verstuurd vanaf een persoonlijk hotmail-adres, de naam heb ik toch maar even veranonimiseerd):

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  • Ugly Betty heeft geen stroom nodig

    Even goed kijken…

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  • iSync Plugin for SonyEricsson S500i

    Alright, got my new phone today, a shiny black Sony Ericsson S500i which I chose for the looks, the fact that it’s a Sony Ericsson, that it has Bluetooth and as such could sync with my laptop using iSync.

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  • So, how did the command key get this ⌘ next to the ?

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  • Steve Jobs on DRM

    In response to the European countries which are starting to take action against the closed-off DRM software by Apple called FairPlay, Steve Jobs personally responded with an open letter to the European government and the music industry titled Thoughts on Music on the website of the computer company.

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  • Changing Apps

    While my stays in Linux (Ubuntu 6.06 currently) still are very brief, mainly checking some things out and then quickly rebooting to OS X.

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  • MacBook experiences

    After two weeks and two days with my MacBook, I think I can come to some conclusion about it.

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  • Switch back

    I’m switching away1 from PowerPC… Yesterday I already installed Linux on my SGI O2+ (MIPS R5000 architecture), today my all new and shiny white MacBook (Intel x86) arrived!

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  • Finally: Almost full Switch to Linux

    Finally, after having Hoefnix for more than a year, I’m booting Linux on my Mac more and more often. There were a few reasons I sticked to OS X, one of them was I didn’t really had a reason to over to Linux; everything worked for me… Well, sort of, I’m getting fed up with looking for warez and shit while there is an enormous repository of Free Software in the world just waiting to be discovered and used.

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  • Mac mini in the living room

    Today we moved the Mac mini from the study into the living room. Not because my mom wanted it, but because we’re going to be renovating the study and that can take some time, so the machine has to be somewhere. This isn’t bad at all, since it is warmer in the living room.

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  • iPod shuffle on holiday

    My shuffle had its longest time without refill this holiday and I must say, two weeks is definitely too long for this device. After a week, you’ve heard every song and you’re in need of a change.

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  • System memory upgrade

    Today, I had completely had it with the swapping and other memory issues in OS X, so I went to the Computerland and bought two very nice and not-so-very-pricy Kingston DDR PC3200 256MB parts and installed them in my Mac.

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  • iTunes 4.9 with Podcasting

    The idea of podcasting intrigued me, but since there were no really user-friendly applications (from my point of view) handling podcasts, I never really got into it.

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  • Mac mini

    Dad and I bought mom a Mac mini for her birthday, to try to get her to use a computer.

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  • iPod shuffle

    I completely forgot I promised to write something about my iPod shuffle. So here you have it:

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  • Shipment arrived

    Okay, after some bumps in the road thanks to a nice guy of TNT, the DVI-to-TV cable arrived today.

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  • TNT order tracking

    Take a look at the screenshot

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  • Apple introduces Mac mini

    Apple introduced this new product family called Mac mini on MacWorld San Francisco last week, but since Orion was down, I couldn’t write anything about it…

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  • Installed Debian GNU/Linux!!!

    All right then, I installed Linux on my Mac today, finally I was able to do so since the Debian installer from the 4th on has a kernel which supports this machine.

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  • Status

    I’m losing interest in installing Debian on my Mac; OS X is very nice after all. Meanwhile, the Debian PowerPC project is quarreling about going 64-bit all the way or just the kernel.

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  • Rendezvous is hip!

    I have a laptop functioning as my mail and printer server. Of course it would be cool to be able to print directly from OS X instead of making a PostScript and then scp’ing it to the laptop.

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  • Its first Linux boot

    Today I tried the experimental Gentoo PPC64 LiveCD and it worked. I totally got two Tuxes… Tuces… Tuxi… Tuxii… whatever and a #-prompt.

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  • Proper detection of PowerMac7,3 (mine) by Linux

    From the Linux 2.6.9-rc4 changelog:

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  • Debian install a no go?

    I was trying to install Debian with a newer version, but that was no success at all.

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  • Problems

    So, I’m having some problems with my machine, of which I’m not sure it is because of the machine or from external factors.

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  • Impressed

    After playing around with OS X I must say, I’m impressed. It is something you need to get used to, because it just works a little bit different. For instance, I keep forgetting there is a menubar of the running program all at the top of the screen. Over to the design of the machine itself. The materials used are of very high quality. It is put together very well, everything fits exactly. I only have one single point of critic, the screws of the PCI slots are a bit hard to (un)screw; the frame is in the way.

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  • First OS X post

    Well, here I am. Sitting at OS X on a very small screen (14”) and an even tinier resolution (832 x 624). I really need a bigger screen, this is not workable. But I have to for the time.

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  • Status: delivered

    Yes! What no one ever expected (ahum) has happened. Today, extremely early (8:02), a mailman of TNT came to my parents house with a big box and a bag… Looks like I have to go home now, but I have to work a couple of hours first; my last workday, on Monday university is starting again.

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  • Not so bad news after all

    Well, I got an E-mail from Apple soothing me that everything still is ok, but that Venray is actually an Apple depot where they reorder all shippings for further shipment. Strangely enough, I get to see this and even worse, I don’t get any confirmation about what is happening. Others might freak out.

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  • Bad news?

    Hmm, the TNT Consignment Tracker gives me some second thoughts... Although both the tracking number of the and the web order number match mine, the order was going to Venray... And is now even delivered at someone named 'V Leuken'!

    <p>I doubt that it is correct… Let’s hear what Apple has to say about that.</p>
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  • Shipment is just 500 meters away!

    At 23:18, the package checked in at the mail warehouse in Eindhoven, just about 500 meters away from my dorm room. Tomorrow, it will go to Breda and then in the evening back to Eindhoven by car…

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  • Shipment entered the Netherlands

    Today, 8:22, my machine was checked into a TNT Hub in Arnhem. Looks like it going my way in one or two days.

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  • Tracking your shipment

    A friend came with a site where I could get more information about my package than I get from Apple’s own tracking site. I can see there that it is already in Europe. Cork, Ireland to be exact. It might be handy for you too if you are ordering.

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  • The big wait has an end

    So my new Mac was due to ship on 20. August, two months after I placed the order like I wrote in the introduction. According to the tracking page, it has been picked up by TNT Express on 20. August. The big wait is finally coming to an end. IBM had some problems delivering enough G5 processors to Apple, so Apple had problems delivering Power Macs to its customers.

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