Otherwise, just buy him a set of this:

make my logo bigger cream

Also works for small blind apes…


15 Unfortunately Placed Ads

October 29, 2007

15 Unfortunately Placed Ads

A great look for lazy afternoons…

A great video about creating online forms:

“In this presentation, Ryan Singer, designer at 37Signals walks you through some useful steps on creating usable, intuitive forms in your web apps through effective use of copy and design.”

See the video here at vitamin

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Foo Fighters: Monkey Wrench.

View the video in itunes

When running Intel Xserves and using the lights-out management of the Xserves (I’ll write more about configuring this in a later post), you should not use the security locking mechanism at the front of the xserve. Otherwise your xserve on restarts won’t reboot but instead stay down.

It took us 2 hours and several missed restarts to figure that out 😉

Some more links about the LOM:





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From Using High Availability IP Failover in Mac OS X Server 10.4:

“With Mac OS X Server 10.4.7 (Universal) or later through 10.4.8, IP
failover does not work with Intel-based Macs. This document will be
updated as more information becomes available.”

Hm, it worked fine on our Powermac Xserves, but for now, we’ll have to figure out something new…

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Steve’s thoughts on DRM

February 6, 2007

Steve Jobs personally published a letter about music and digital rights management, to be read here: http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughtsonmusic/ 

In essence: The big four music companys (Universal, Sony-BMG,…) should stop pushing for DRMs on digitally sold music and should finally start really making money of their music online – as they do with their not drm-protected audio-cds.

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Keep yourself on track

February 6, 2007

Tracks is a web-based “Getting Things Done” application written in RubyOnRails – and it’s Open Source 😉

Basicly you can add an manage contexts, projects and next actions aka todo-list items. It’s more or less a smaller version of 37signals backpackit, just for free and without the other stuff like calendar, pages, reminders and writeboards that backpackit offers.

For those of you, that don’t want to have their todo-lists and stuff on a providers webserver (like http://backpackit.com), you can host it yourself. For the others, you can use a host like http://tracks.tra.in for free.

If you don’t need the shiny look of the 37signals solutions and/or want to host yourself, it’s well worth a look. Oh, and I almost forgot, you can also subscribe to your tasks from iCal.

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XML Escape Sequences

February 6, 2007

When using XML to be loaded into a flash file, the following signs have to be “escaped”:

& (Ampersand) &
< (Left angle bracket) &lt;
> (Right angle bracket) &gt;
” (Straight quotation mark) &quot;
‘ (Apostrophe) &apos;

To “escape” means you instead of using an &, <, > ,… you just use their longer description like &amp; and you’re out of trouble.

Fresh from iSlayer.com: iStat Pro Version 3.3.

As they say:

iStat pro is the ultimate system monitoring widget, consisting of nine sections which can be minimized, expanded, or closed.

Itfeatures detailed information on CPU, memory, hard drives, IP andexternal IP, bandwidth, CPU temperature, battery, uptime, temperatures,and fans. You’ll know exactly what’s going on inside your Mac!

Not for the faint-hearted or anyone with a small screen.

An if you have all options activated, you should at least have a 17″ widesreen display (like my macbook pro…).

Now you can also monitor the temperature and fans on Intel Macs. I’ve been waiting for that…

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