Saturday, November 7, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I am officially up and running on this (hopefully) long and fruitful journey with my Mac. I am currently installing the Codex application developer tools on my system so I can use make. I needed it today to compile dhcpd and couldn't believe it wasn't already there. A little search through my original box and there was the original install disc.
I have had some minor problems with Virtual Box. The newest one is that I can't save new documents to the shared directory between my mac and Win7 image. It seems to be common and I will look into it later.
I had to take a screenshot. Shift-Command-3 takes a full screenshot and puts it on your desktop, Shift-Command-4 lets you select a region and does the same. I miss putting it in clipboard a bit but it's a minor issue.
If you are contemplating making the switch, go for it. I can say the water is safe and you won't be stranded. If you have made the switch. I hope that last 7-days of my experience helped you. Please feel free to comment and post feedback and I will grow these articles to hopefully be a resource for others.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
I ended up installing Sun Virtual Box, installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and got Microsoft Outlook up and running. That has always been my crutch and deal-breaker, I am an Outlook addict and it drives all of my daily activities. I have OpenOffice installed on the Mac side of things though and will do my best to stick with it for my daily office-esqe stuff.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
which leads me to believe my certificate has expired. I logged into my site and sure enough, it expired 30-days after I created it. I don't think I have ever had a certificate with such a short life.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
What would you do?
What would businesses do?
What would the world do?
Monday, January 5, 2009
I thought I was pretty well set already having the iPod interface. Even the charging problem didn't bother me, I mean, how hard is it to send 5v down the USB line instead of 12v down the firewire line. It turns out... very. Luckily Scosche had a simple solution in their charging adapter. Wait, what is that in the fine print? Doesn't work with Pioneer iBus adapters including... mine?!
Well, that's not going to stop me. After doing some pin-out investigation and having nightmares about letting the magic smoke out of my beautiful new iPhone 3G, I decided it was time to come up with something custom. My first stop was the forums on theiphoneblog.com and ilounge.com. They lead me to a great little company called ProClip that makes in-car mounting for any car and any device. I liked this modular design since it would allow me to move my iPhone into my Jeep Commander when I get it this summer. The price of the rotating clip was a little steep, $100, but I decided I liked the idea of being able to orient my iPhone either direction for future turn-by-turn applications for the iPhone so I bought it and the Jeep Cherokee adapter. This mount also has a very nice pass-through adapter so you don't have to plug and un-plug your connection, it's more of a dock and it works extremely well.
My next stop was audio and power connections. This is where you get screwed. Apple has the right cable,but it's expensive to the tune of $50. That at least gets me audio out, now for charging. The XtremeMac InCharge Auto Charger for iPod/iPhone fits the ticket providing an Apple certified 5v USB connection for auto. Now everything is installed, clean and works great.
I accidently deleted all the pictures I took of the installation. Sorry guys and gals.