Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Cure for Information Overload

Wow! You absolutely have to read this essay called 'The Cure for Inormation Overload'. It'll change the way you organise your whole life!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Eye Spy

For the last couple of days I have been suffering under what the doctor identified as a 'Severe Corneal Abrasion', apparently suffered while I was sleeping. If you get a chance to try one of these for yourself, I suggest that you don't.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So why do I love them so much?

Well, those of you concerned that acute Rock Band withdrawal might cause me to embark on a shooting spree can rest easy. My PS3 has been repaired ($220 - third party repair job), my XBox360 has been replaced ($200 - shop soiled model from tricky dick's) and my hard drive resurrected once it was put in a different external enclosure (weird thing, that - any other drive worked in its enclosure, and it worked in any other enclosure!).

Monday, March 9, 2009

Not that I would ever do anything like that...

If you're looking for an OSX86 distribution to put together a hackintosh, especially if you're doing it (obviously for educational purposes only) on a Dell Optiplex 745, I would recommend the iPC 10.5.6 distribution (PPF 5) which you might find on a place that sounds a bit like the Birate Pay. For the Optiplex 745 I would recommend using the Azalia sound drivers and the Intel ICH* chipset/ATA drivers when installing. I would then recommend searching for NATITX1300 on google and downloading and installing the drivers you would find there, ignoring any errors reported during installation. To avoid kernel panics when mounting Disk Image (dmg) files, I would look at this link.

Not that I have actually done any of the above, of course.

I am the Bane of Electronics

My Xbox 360 got RROD (no warranty as I bought it second hand). My PS3 is rejecting any disc inserted into it (just spits it straight out) - Sony won't fix consoles bought in a different country (I bought mine in the U.S.), even if you pay them. My hard drive containing TV shows also failed. This all happened over the last two weeks (during which I also had a computer's OS kick the bucket after installing a system update).