Recently I read the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. As I was reading I found myself taking notes, jotting down some of the thoughts, quotes and actions that really struck me as interesting. Other than his enormous ego and insensitivity, one of the things that stood out to me was how Steve Jobs really…Read More Business lessons from Steve Jobs
Welcome to the world of Adobe. Where everyone is an elitist, oh sorry, artist. During the Digital Revolution Adobe rocketed into success. PhotoShop destroyed Coral Draw, DreamWeaver squashed its competitors, and Flash created an entirely new media platform. Yet, at the height of their success, something significant happened. Steve Jobs announced that the iPhone would…Read More Using Adobe is like being in a bad relationship!
Why is it that some designs become classics while others do not? Some classics were loved right from the beginning while others were little loved and mostly ignored until much later. Yesterday I was greeted by my old polish neighbour, “do you want this bike? 10 bucks.” In our transaction that briefly followed I quickly…Read More Why products become classics.
Is it possible to hook up an Apple TV to a computer monitor? Absolutely. One of the really cool things with the Apple TV is the ability to hook it up to a computer monitor. That is exactly what I did with my 24inch Samsung monitor. Important: Your computer monitor must be HDCP compliant for Apple…Read More How to hook up your Apple TV to a computer monitor
This is an old video already, but it is still one of my favorites. And just in the off chance you haven’t seen it already, here it is. This is my favorite bike video. I love the filming, music and raw style of MacAskill.Read More Danny MacAskill – Best bike video ever!
Today I had some apps remain on LaunchPad after deleting them from the applications folder. Apple has some work to do as there was no way of removing these apps from LaunchPad except through terminal. Here is how to use Mac Terminal to remove apps from LaunchPad. Replace APPNAME with the name of the app.…Read More How to remove apps from Mac OS X Lion LaunchPad
Having toyed with the idea of hooking up my Samsung monitor as a TV for a the last few months, yesterday I took the next step and purchased an Apple TV. Was it everything I had hoped it was? Not exactly. The name Apple TV had conjured up ideas and hopes of the first truly…Read More Apple TV. Is it everything I had hoped it was?
So today I thought, I wonder what the definitions for the URL and URI acronyms are. Just incase anyone else out there is curious too. URL: Uniform Resource Locator URI: Uniform Resource Identifier So what’s the difference between the two? All URLs are URIs, but not all URIs are URLs. It’s like trying to…Read More What do URL and URI stand for?
So recently I have been put in a situation where I am forced to think about copyrights (the law not the band). Despite my personal resistance to the field it’s probably a good thing to have a good grasp of. Here is an overview of some general principles worth knowing. Who owns the copyright? Generally…Read More Copyright 101
I thought it would be fun to post random videos and things I find interesting about machines on this blog every weekend. This one is pretty cool. I think lego and rubiks cubes are two of the best inventions ever and putting them together is even better. So here’s my first “weekend special”, it’s a…Read More Awesome lego machine solves Rubiks cube!