I am iChris

Posted on April 5, 2010

I am officially out of control with iDevices. Currently in use: iPad, iPhone, iPod, and several Apple TVs, not to mention a Mac Pro. Not in service are a few older iPods, left for dead. Are you as iObsessed as I am?

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Apple iPad Donkey Kong Desktop Coin-Op

Posted on April 1, 2010

The Apple iPad isn't even out yet and there are some seriously awesome apps being discussed. NetFlix is one I'm really looking forward to. But then a friend told me about this one today... the iCade which has "hundreds" of old arcade games such as Donkey Kong, DigDug, Qbert, and more. Too bad it was just an April Fool's joke. I'm still hoping it becomes a reality one day. I've always been a big fan of classic coin-op game and I'd love to be ...

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What is the user agent for the Apple iPad?

Posted on March 29, 2010

If you are a web developer and want to code Apple iPad-specific pages, then you'll need to know the user agent for two reasons: 1. To be able to code your scripts to look for it 2. To change your user-agent in your browser/client to make HTTP requests As of the pre-release Apple iPad, it is: Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B367 Safari/531.21.10

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Google Public DNS Servers

Posted on February 17, 2010

Did you know that Google has its own public DNS servers? And they're free? And FAST!? Just add these to your computer (and router): 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 More information: Using Google Public DNS

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I don't know about you, but I live in my web browser, day-in and day-out.  My browser of choice is FireFox.  They recently released an update from 3.0 to 3.5 and it's great, except for one thing... and it's bloody annoying. Previously when you opened a new window, opened a few tabs and surfed around, then eventually closed all its tabs, it also closed the main window.  Unfortunately, in the new version, 3.5, you're left with a blank tab.  ...

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Backing up your stuff to external drives

Posted on April 29, 2009

Backups are one thing most people neglect, until it's too late.  I admit, I've been subject to drive failures in the past where I've lost important data that I could never get back.  I even had two separate computers lose a drive on the same day.  If only I was smarter about my backups. These days hard drives are cheap, fast, and most feature FireWire 400, 800, and eSATA interfaces which makes data transfer incredibly fast.  Since I ...

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Boston Dynamics has just released a brand new video of their DARPA-funded Big Dog robot. This robot must be seen to believe... watch it all the way as it is kicked (and recovers), slips on ice (and recovers), jumps, climbs, and does all sorts of eerie things.  It's so cool! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww]

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PicLens: The most awesome FireFox add-on EVER

Posted on February 14, 2008

If you have FireFox, oh boy do I have an add-on for you. Thanks to Tek for this tip... it's such a great find I had to break my blogging drought and say something about it. It's called PicLens and what it does it turns your desktop into a full 3D browser for the images on the page or in the gallery you are viewing, such as Flickr, Google images, Smugmug, Picasa, Facebook, MySpace, and many others. It's hard to explain exactly what it ...

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Now that the iPhone and iPod Touch allow a user to save a WebClip bookmark to your site on their Home Screen, most web developers are wondering, "How do I customize this so it doesn't look so horrible?" To specify a bookmark icon for all pages of a web site, place a PNG image named "apple-touch-icon.png" at the root directory of your web server - similar to the "favicon.ico" which appears to the left of your URL in your web browser. To ...

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How to Make a Desktop Shortcut in Mac OS X

Posted on January 14, 2008

Since I switched over from Windows to Mac OS X, one of the more puzzling things was how to add desktop shortcuts.  This was real easy in Windows' Internet Explorer.  Just right-click your desktop and select "Create Shortcut".  On a Mac (FireFox, Chrome or Safari) this is not an option. I finally found the answer, and like most things on the Mac, it's easier than the PC. If you want to make a desktop shortcut of the current web page, ...

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9mm-thin 50″ Plasma TV

Posted on January 10, 2008

One of the more amazing new technologies to come out of CES 2008, IMHO, is this 9mm plasma screen TV from Pioneer.  Watch this video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-D2n0Tze6s] There are some photos at Gizmodo. If you think your current LCD/plasma TV was thin, this is what the future holds...

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Roxio Toast 8 and TiVo Transfer problems

Posted on January 1, 2008

If you are a TiVo user and have a Mac, you are probably using Roxio Toast 8 Titanium. This is probably because there are no other solutions out there to transfer programs from your networked TiVo boxes to your Mac. It's great software, but upon upgrading to the latest version of Toast 8.0.3, I encountered a problem. The "TiVo Transfer" option was still on the Extras menu, but it no longer worked. After searching the 'net for answers, I didn't ...

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Office Space related videos

Posted on December 19, 2007

Check these out, if you are a fan of "Office Space" (the movie) you'll appreciate both of these. http://www.glumbert.com/media/officespace http://glumbert.com/media/baddayoffice

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Mac vs. PC vs. Santa?

Posted on December 14, 2007

Apple's home page today features a different kind of Mac vs. PC commercial... featuring ol' St. Nick in classic stop animation like the old classic Christmas shows we've come to know and love from Rankin-Bass. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJVIiZ4qlXg] To view the high resolution version, visit the Apple Get a Mac page.

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iPod Touch knock-off sells for $109

Posted on December 11, 2007

Are you looking to score an iPod Touch for the holidays but finding the $300-$400 price tag a bit hard to stomach?  mp4nation.net is selling the Optimus Touch (how Transformers-sounding is that?) for a mere $109.  So how does this differ from the iPod Touch? Optimus Touch lacks WiFi, has a touch screen that is stylus-friendly only, has a small memory capacity (2gb or 4gb), and a smaller screen than iPod Touch, to name a few major differen...

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