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31 Jan 2012
Posted in General, Graphics, Web

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality & Panic’s Coda

Wow! I just realized that the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is using Coda‘s logo to point out that various traffic cameras around the city are powered by green energy. I am guessing Panic does not know about this and this is clearly unauthorized use. It’s interesting how the Municipality does not […]

13 Jun 2011
Posted in Hardware, Software

unRAID NAS server build

All my current machines have backups of backups be it via Time Machine and/or full images via SuperDuper! in various locations, but my rather large media archive had been sitting on a bunch of external drives plugged in to my Plex media server box. Over the past year I’ve grown […]

23 Dec 2008
Posted in Mac, Video

Beautiful Mac mini concept

This Mac mini concept from Victor Anselme‘s Apple Addicted blog looks fantastic. Now that an impending Mac mini update is more that just a rumor, I am really wondering how it’s gonna look. It will definitely follow the new design language that started with the iMac and followed by the […]

18 Sep 2008
Posted in Audio, Mac, Software, Video, Windows

FLOSS Media Center Comparison Paper

The Telematics Freedom Foundation has just released their Media Center Comparison paper, where they compared the 10 most prominent FLOSS (for Free/Libre/Open Source Software) Media Center Projects. The projects compared were XBMC, MythTV, Boxee, Elisa, Neuros OSD, Freevo, My Media System, Entertainer, CenterStage+Plex and MediaPortal. The 20 page paper might […]

10 Aug 2008
Posted in Audio, Hardware, Mac, Music, Video

Plex (OSXBMC) with MediaStream skin demo

This new skin was released for XBMC a couple days ago. MediaStream by Team Razorfish is a community effort that has been going on since October 2007. It’s is a very polished piece of work as you can see in the video and need nearly no configuration and tinkering to […]

17 Jul 2008
Posted in Audio, Hardware, Mac, Music, Video

Plex (OSXBMC) with Aeon skin demo

Plex is an indie fork of the popular Xbox Media Center for OS X Leopard. Aeon is an outstanding skin in alpha stages for XBMC. You might have heard about both of them and you might have also seen many galleries and screenshots. Well, I’ve got a video demo. And […]

16 Jul 2008

The Sales Guy vs. Web Dude (w/ English Subtitles)

This video has been floating around the web for a while. I realized that some peeps were looking for a subtitled version. Well, here you go.. Info: After much taping, editing, deleting, drinking and swearing we are proud to present… Sales Guy vs. Web Dude! A mashup of true and […]

21 Apr 2008
Posted in Mac, Software

Recommended Mac apps for switchers

Quicksilver: First thing I install on a new machine. It’s an application launcher, keyboard commands ninja… You might say “Whadda fok?” in the beginning due to the steep learning curve, but you will get used–sorry, married–to it. Adium: A multiplatform chat client. Skins and plugins galore. Don’t need to look […]

17 Apr 2008
Posted in Mac, Quote, Windows

Quote

There’s something odd about reviewing a camera that just works: There’s not that much to say. Sony’s former Minolta team has hit on a design with all three of the latest cameras that is so easy to approach and use that it’s hard to come up with anything clever. It […]

8 Apr 2008
Posted in Mac, Software, Web

Add favicons to Firefox 3 Bookmark Toolbar

The default Firefox 3 Mac theme does not show favicons for bookmarks you’ve added to your Bookmarks Toolbar. This is probably a decision that comes with mimicking the Safari theme which doesn’t display favicons either. Put simply, it sucks! Thanks to Daniel Einspanjer, who wrote a Stylish style called Mac […]