MacOS and iOS Converge: Screenshot and Feature Tour of Mac OS 10.7 Lion

Lifehacker.com has a nice set of screenshots and feature listings from MacOS 10.7 Lion available here. Mission Control, which combines Dashboard and Spaces functionality, sounds like the feature that I would most look forward to using. There also seems to be many converging features between MacOS X and iOS including new touch gestures that mirrorContinue reading “MacOS and iOS Converge: Screenshot and Feature Tour of Mac OS 10.7 Lion”

Notes from Taiwan, Overwhelmed by My Photos, Helped by the Apple App Store

I took over 1,900 pictures while Y and I were in Brunswick, Georgia and Taiwan over the holidays. I am beginning to go through them now using Apple’s Aperture software, which I purchased and downloaded through Apple’s new App Store for MacOS X, and I hope to post the best of the lot to FlickrContinue reading “Notes from Taiwan, Overwhelmed by My Photos, Helped by the Apple App Store”

Apple’s “Back to the Mac” Event on October 20, 2010

According to TUAW and many others, Apple is holding a special “Back to the Mac” event next Wednesday, October 20. As you can see in the image above that I captured from TUAW, the image of a lion is mapped to the inner surface of the 3D Apple logo, so this could mean that theContinue reading “Apple’s “Back to the Mac” Event on October 20, 2010″

Refreshing Reinstall and Another PKD Novel

I hadn’t done a full OS reinstall on my MacBook since I originally got it, so I decided last night to remedy the situation with a clean nuke-and-pave of MacOS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard. As you can see from the screenshot above, I am back up and running with 10.6.2. NeoOffice and CS4 along withContinue reading “Refreshing Reinstall and Another PKD Novel”

MacOS X 10.6.2 Okay, and Desktop

I installed Apple’s latest update for Snow Leopard, 10.6.2, with their 476MB Combo Updater available here. The upgrade successfully installed, and I have not had any problems with my usual apps: CS4 and NeoOffice. Luckily, I haven’t experienced the invisible menu bar status icons issue reported by some folks. I do, however, need to runContinue reading “MacOS X 10.6.2 Okay, and Desktop”

Apple Favors the MacBook Pro With 64bit Kernel

As you can see in the screenshot above of Markus Winter’s 32 or 64 bit Kernel Startup Mode Selector running on my aluminum unibody MacBook, Apple will not let me run the MacOS X 10.6 kernel in 64bit mode. My hardware, which is identical to the rebranded 13″ MacBook Pro, is locked out for theContinue reading “Apple Favors the MacBook Pro With 64bit Kernel”

Work and Relaxation, or Introduction to Wood Shop

I haven’t taken much of a break since Spring semester ended in May.   I took a pedagogical course with Brian Huot, and wrote and presented a paper at the 39th annual SFRA conference in Lawrence, Kansas.  I picked up a new hat from SFRA and became its Publicity Director.  As such, I wrote a pressContinue reading “Work and Relaxation, or Introduction to Wood Shop”