Category Archives: Mac

VLC Beats Windows Media Player

I downloaded the amusing video short Office Space Wars (found via Boing Boing) recently and I wanted to show it to my wife on her PowerBook. The video played fine under Fedora Core 1 with Xine, but the playback had lots of stutters and glitches under Windows Media Player on Mac OS X. The movie… Read More »

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Hello NETGEAR, Goodbye Linksys

I set up a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (802.11 b and g) on my home network yesterday. So far, things have gone very smoothly. The biggest problem was reacquiring valid IP addresses on the Mac, Linux, and Windows boxes. I previously used a Linksys BEFSR41 as a router and a DHCP server. It uses a… Read More »

Powerbook Lust Sated

My lust for the Apple Powerbook was sated today when a box showed up at my front door today containing a 1 GHz, 1 GB, SuperDrive, 15.2 inch TiBook. What a beautiful machine, what a beautiful operating system. Even though it’s technically Sandra’s computer, I plan on spending a significant amount of quality time with… Read More »

Category: Mac