Archive for the 'Info. Tech.' Category

Embedding YouTube Videos as Valid XHTML 1.0, Bernie Zimmermann

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Embedding YouTube Videos as Valid XHTML 1.0, Bernie Zimmermann If you’ve experienced the pain of a screwed up page (formatting) after embedding a youtube video – try the page here, very, very helpful! The above saved my site – it took forever to work out why the formatting went all fubar. The code supplied by […]

On useful error messages.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Dear Developers (of any software), Just a little note to request that you contemplate your error messages more carefully, specifically while it’s a good idea to validate data and assume its hostile, think about the message you want to send to your users. To use an example that annoyed me today – examine the Pizza […]

iTunes Plus (DRM Free tracks now available)

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

It seems that Apple Inc. have (finally) launched the DRM free tracks on the iTunes Music Store, which I am pretty sure is a good thing. Now Apple don’t deserve all the credit here – EMI (and a big applause to them for the decision to go the route of portable music) deserve big kudo’s […]

myPods.com.au : Funky covers for your iPod

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

myPods.com.au :: Home Having read about the mypods on the homepage of mactalk (formerly appletalk.com.au) I was intrigued by these covers. Having used a hardcover case for my iPod over the past 15 months or so but due to its nature little bits of dirt and dust got underneath the clear plastic and was beginning […]

Windows Vista – An Irritant

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

This is a rant. I have installed Vista on my MacBook Pro, while I do prefer using the Mac for many things (as it suits my work flows better) but there are occasions where Windows is required (whipping up a Win only app, software designed for windows only, or websites that will just not work […]

Spread this number ? Rudd-O.com

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Spread this number ? Rudd-O.com 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 – These 16 pairs of little hex numbers are causing quite a stir out on the internet. There is a massive underground campaign to spread these numbers about – as far and as wide […]

Extremely Useful Macbook Freeware

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Extremely Useful Macbook Freeware Sweet – one of the better lists of free apps for the mac. With the number of people switching to the Mac, could be a handy thing to have, at the very least will give an idea of various pieces of software that are out there for this platform.

Kyle’s Ubuntu Edgy Cheat-Sheet

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Kyle’s Ubuntu Edgy Cheat-Sheet Who couldn’t use a cheat sheet every now and then. This one – specificallyy for Ubuntu Edgy Eft LTS release? this can assist many a newbie and occasionally the more experienced user 😀

Optimized Firefox 2.0.0.3 for G4, G5, and Intel Macs (updated): BeatnikPad Journal

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Optimized Firefox 2.0.0.3 for G4, G5, and Intel Macs (updated): BeatnikPad Journal The latest version of the “BonEcho” optimised firefox has been released. Grab it while its hot.

DashboardWidgets – Showcase – Application Update (Mac OS X)

Monday, March 19th, 2007

DashboardWidgets – Showcase – Application Update The single greatest widget I have found thus far for Mac OS X.? It allows you to configure it to search through specific directories on your system, and will check with Apple, Mac Update and Version tracker to see if any updates for your applications. It will on occasion […]