Weekend LAN

Weekend Lan

I’ve had a great weekend playing some computer games with my friends. After fucking around with Cider Ports and CrossWeaver for Games and Urban Terror I had enough and this morning I got up and installed Boot Camp. Both Martin and Jorgen did the same, Jorgen however ended up with some trouble and it took us basically the whole day of fiddeling around to get everything working. But this time we are ready for the next LAN.

Apple and Mac might be great for a lot of stuff but unfortunately it is still true that if you want a hassle free gaming experience you have to go Windows.…

Macbook Pro battery blows

Man I am ANNOYED. I just checked my battery health in Istat Pro and noticed I had a battery health of 58% and a 103 cycles. That is fucking ridiculous, I swapped to a new battery in june last year. Linda, who has never swapped her battery has a battery health of 100% (!?) and that battery is 2 years old this june. Linda only had a meager 154 cycles though so I’m thinking I will never ever turn my laptop off again since that doesn’t seem healthy for my battery.…

Use Mac VNC client on Windows VNC servers

If you find Windows Remote Desktop annoying with the constant logging in/out (and don’t care to much to patch it for concurrent connections) you’re most likely going to go with VNC for that Windows install of yours.

Here is a tip, if you are running a VNC install on your Windows machine, say TightVNC, you can then in Finder just go to the menu and select “Go” and “Connect to server” (or just do COMMAND+K). You can then type in vnc://your.ip.adress:port

Automator folder action upload to ftp

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Automator ftw!

 

I haven’t really tried out folder actions all that much but today I decided to give it a whirl. Usually when I write a blog I’ll end up wanting some movie poster..or like with this post, an icon, to go along with whatever crap I’m writing. I don’t really like hotlinking images from others since I wouldn’t really like anyone to hotlink my stuff and steal bandwidth.

So lately I have been downloading whatever image that I want to use and then upload it to a Google Pages account that I have and then linking to that image – this because I don’t really want to host these random images myself.…

Last.fm update breaks “hide dock icon”

Gah! How utterly annoying. In the latest update of the audioscrobbling client from Last.fm, version 1.5.0.25618, you are no longer able to hide the icon from the dock. And when uninstalling this version and re-installing the old version, 1.4.2.58240 (which you can download here Last.fm old version) it asks you to update on every launch of the application. Of course this update can be canceled but you can’t turn off automatic updates so it will keep on asking every time… sigh..…

Display the Date and Week on the Menubar in Leopard

I have been looking for a way to show the date in the menubar of Mac OS X Leopard. I found a couple of guides, including this one over at Lifehacker and I just could not get it to work. Finally I found a tip from the last comment that I had to enable “seconds” for the clock in order to get this to work. Now finally I got it to work.

Not only does it now show the date it also shows the current week which means I can get rid of the widget I had been using for this purpose.…