Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

The iPhone is coming out in Australia. I'm not getting one until: 1. My iPod and/or phone conks. 2. The iPhone capacity exceeds my iPod - 30 gig. Sixteen gig is the current capacity. 3. I can buy outright. No monthly bill slavery for me!

My Neo has arrived!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

My Neo has just arrived. I got a pick up notice from Australia Post in the mailbox today and charged down to the local post office. Thirty minutes later, I'd tested out my brand new Neo, and uploaded the fan-made fonts. Like the font in the picture - Bold. (There's ...

Bad Apple!

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Just discovered that the new version of iTunes, 6.0.2, contains spyware. The new MiniStore talks to a server and tells it what you're playing on iTunes so it can suggest a similar track you'd like to buy. I'm disgusted. I don't want anyone poking their noses into what I ...

About time…Garmin goes Mac

Friday, January 13th, 2006

From Garmin: Garmin Announces GPS Product Support for Mac OS X MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO/January 10, 2006/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that it will immediately begin to make its line of GPS and mobile electronics devices compatible with Mac OS X version ...

You’ve won!

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

From NaNoWriMo.org: Dear Novelist, You did it. Despite everything else going on in your busy life, you managed to pull off the creative coup of writing a 50,000-word novel in just one month. When the going got tough, you got typing, and in four weeks, you built vast worlds and set them in motion. ...


Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Just found out about EyeTV, which allows the user to watch pause and fast forward live TV on a Mac. Not bad!

Bluetooth keyboard and iPod Nano

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I finally got myself a Bluetooth keyboard. Typing on a laptop keyboard is difficult to do for any long period of time. But I need to be able to type for long periods of time. I’m doing an Advanced Narrative Writing course, plus I plan to enroll for the National Novel ...

iTunes 5

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

My Mac update program just upgraded my Mac to iTunes 5, and somehow during the upgrade I lost my music files, and all the data associated with them, such as ratings, playlists and playcounts! I'm furious. I wish I'd never seen iTunes 5. Found out about PodUtil on iPodLounge.com ...

Geocaching widget

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Geocaching! Widget I'll have to download this for my Mac.

Another reason Windows sucks

Friday, May 13th, 2005

I was just in the middle of something at work, when the Live Update program popped up. I clicked on OK to download updates, but then Live Update produced an ominous popup - "Live Update requires that you restart your computer". Hey, wait a minute Live Update! The popup only ...


Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

I got Tiger yesterday, around the same time that I realised it had a security flaw. Apparently, Safari (the web browser) can be made to download malware widgets. I'm sure they'll patch this soon. Apart from this security scare, the first I've known since switching to Apple, Tiger is going well. Installing ...

New iBook stand and Tiger

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Bought a new stand for my iBook. The cheap $9 book stand I've been using for the past 7 months snapped a few days ago. Now I've got the $46 'official' iBook stand I refused to buy (due to expense) 7 months ago. Let's see if it works better than ...

Automatic zip files

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

I needed to zip my Fabulister files so I could send them to Whirix. A quick call to my Mac expert boyfriend and I found out something useful. There's no need to download an equivalent of Winzip for OSX. It's built in. Just select a file in the Finder, right click ...


Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Just found out that Firefox is available for Mac. The useful Quicktags feature of Wordpress doesn't work in Safari, the Mac's main browser, but it works fine in the Mac version of Firefox. Now I can bold stuff at home! ;-)

Grey screen of death

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Amazingly, my iBook actually crashed yesterday. I got a grey screen of death telling me to reboot. This is the first time I've ever seen anything like it on a Mac. Rarely, applications will crash, but then you simply 'force quit' to get rid of them. They don't crash the ...

Will Apple do this?

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

Prediction from I, Cringley: Apple will take a big risk in 2005. This could be in the form of a major acquisition. With almost $6 billion in cash, Steve Jobs hinted to a group of employees not long ago that he might want to buy something big, though I am at ...

Bought a Foretrex 101

Monday, December 6th, 2004

Bought a Foretrex 101 and the required cables from a local GPS store. The store is in Mona Vale so I simply drove there after work. I wanted to have a go of all the GPS devices before I bought them, so buying online wasn't really an option. There was one GPS ...


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Tech companies feel the heat Seattle November 20, 2004 The people who call Dell Inc's customer service line often have no idea why their computers are running so slow. The ones who call America Online Inc can't necessarily explain why internet connections keep dropping. And those who file ...

Can’t explain it but I bet a Mac fan could…

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

How come my little 1.2 gig CPU, 256meg RAM iBook is faster than my 1.6 gig CPU, 512meg RAM PC? Seven windows open, iTunes playing, and my laptop is only just showing the strain. My PC takes a minute just to open Firefox.


Friday, October 29th, 2004

Just had a phone call from the Mac shop. My iBook has just arrived.