Articles posted on May 2nd, 2005

iPod photo Camera Connector: Doesn’t work reliably with media readers

Monday, May 2nd, 2005 • 11:52 pm

Apple has managed to screw up once more. When the iPod Camera Connector was announced, I thought it was the perfect solution for me. See, I have a Nikon Coolpix 5000, but its built-in USB jack is broken, so when I want to transfer pictures from my Compact Flash cards, I have no choice but […]

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Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger): Enlarged mouse pointer not pretty

Monday, May 2nd, 2005 • 4:44 am

In Tiger, the Universal Access preference pane has a setting for increasing the cursor size, i.e. the size of the mouse pointer. It’s a setting that could be useful even for non-disabled people who have very large screens. It is, after all, rather easy to lose track of the small mouse pointer on a huge […]

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G4 noise: It never really went away

Monday, May 2nd, 2005 • 4:33 am

Fan noise has been an issue with my Power Mac G4 MDD (dual 1.25 GHz) from the very beginning. The problem with the outrageous whine was eventually resolved through a Power Supply Unit replacement program, but that replacement program didn’t do anything when it comes to the overal noise levels of the machine. This is […]

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Laura Bush on her husband and his fight against ‘tyranny’

Monday, May 2nd, 2005 • 12:55 am

You’ve probably heard about Laura Bush’s “performance” during the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner last Saturday. The choice quote was: I said to him the other day, ‘George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you’re going to have to stay up later.’ Am I the only one who found the […]

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iPod photo: Photo presentations a major battery drain

Monday, May 2nd, 2005 • 12:49 am

While I was on vacation in Europe, I was able to use my iPod photo (1st generation, 60 GB model) to show a series of 160 carefully selected digital pictures to various friends and family members. Everything worked as expected. I just had to change the slideshow settings from NTSC to PAL and connect the […]

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