Awesomeness: Speed test between a 1986 Mac Plus and a 2007 AMD Dual Core Athlon machine. Care to guess which machine wins? It takes the MacPlus 11 seconds to boot to desktop, but 63 seconds for the modern machine. [via Dana!!!]
MacMozy, a backup app for when I ditch .Mac
E-mail bankruptcy — Welcome to my world. I've declared e-mail bankruptcy twice in the last six months, and am dangerously close to a third instance. I must find a better way to deal with e-mail.
Getting started with Quicksilver (a little Mac app I can't make myself use...)
The history of computer role-playing games, part one — ah, this brings back memories
Web design inspiration — a photoset on Flickr
KIT — "Keep it Together", a utility for OS X
MsgFiler is a handy OS X Mail add-on that I'll be adding when my new Mac arrives. (A watched pot never boils, a watched pot never boils, a watched pot...)
MacRabbit - CSSEdit. As I begin to modify site layouts, this may be a useful tool.
The Radius 320, a 4800x1200 flat-panel monitor. Lovely. [thanks, Dave!]
Web-hosting's dirty laundry You know those sites with "unbiased" reviews of webhosts? Surprise: they're simply large advertising venues.
The 1% Rule — in online communities, 1% of users create content, 10% interact with it, and 89% simply watch. But everyone benefits from the content. Very interesting.
The end of network neutrality? Susan forwarded this article to me. It's an interesting disucssion on the future of the internet, a future being decided by Congress right now.
I find this fascinating: an inside view from a Google employee
Tell me about couples and surfing. Though this fellow is actually doing research for an article on the subject, he offers some great food for thought. I, too, am addicted to the total flow of information on the internet.
The best PC browser may finally be ready supplant Safari (which is, itself, vastly superior to IE): Firefox becomes a contender in OS X
This Apple notebooks comparison chart is quite handy, though I'm still at least fifteen months away from getting a new computer.
Handy info: the Windows EULA in plain English. Every one of you running Windows XP has agreed to be bound by this contract.
PB on finding lost URLs — the more I live my life on-line, the more relevant this becomes
Yo, baseball fans! Check out this amazing video: 1986 World Series game six re-enacted in RBI Baseball on the Nintendo. (This is the famous "Bill Buckner error" game in which the Red Sox pitching staff imploded.)
Wow, the video game stuff just keeps coming: This Warcraft III tabletop touch screen is mind-blowing.
Unbelievable: Half-Life 2 on an Intel Mac. Dude, buy your Apple stock now because it is going through the roof.
I never thought I'd see the day: Boot Camp is Apple's official software to allow a user to dual-boot into Windows. Unbelievable.
Optimizing performance in Photoshop for Macintosh OS X. I have real trouble running Photoshop on my 512mb PowerBook G4: it's just too slow.
Here's a piece of software I can't use, but want to: ColorBurn is a 'widget' for Macintosh that displays a new color palette every day.
Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme for multiple platforms, including Mac.
iDupe is designed to process duplicates and dead tracks in iTunes in a smart way.
Awesome reference: Website Layout Cookbook — an illustrated reference of website layouts for web designers
Simple CSS image switcher, for future web designs
The contest to boot Windows XP on the Mac is over. The winners will receive $13,854. [via the whole damn internet]
oooohh... Handy: Processor comparison chart. How fast is that Mac compared to a similar PC? What about dual-core chips? This chart has the answers.
How to free up hard drive space under Macintosh OS X — some useful tips for those running out of room.
Excellent info for future reference; how to deauthorize iTunes on all computers. (I've been worried that if one of my computers died, I wouldn't be able to use my purchased music on a replacement machine.)
I just spent a long time on the phone last night talking another person through recovery from a PC virus/spyware attack. These things are all too common. What a surprise then to find this morning reports of possibly the first Macinosh OS X trojan.
Fuck the bastards: RIAA says ripping CDs to your iPod is NOT fair use. Here's the deal: if you comply with these greedy corporations, if you continually grant them greater power over the media and over the copyright laws, eventually they will be able to charge you for access whenever and whereever you want to use your media. It's time to take a stand, folks, it's time to tell Big Media to shove it.
The secret cause of flame wars: people believe their intended tone can be perceived 80% of the time in internet communication, but in reality recipients are only able to perceive the intended tone 50% of the time.
StepMania, a free dance simulation game for PC, Mac, and Linux. I've never played one of these games, but they look fun and are very popular. I'm thinking it might do the trick to get me to exercise.
Holy shit. Feds after google data. This is a Bad, Bad Thing. [via Dave, of course]
TED, automatic torrent downloader
This statistical analysis of MMORPGs features some intersting data regarding male/female differences in gaming. (Does it surprise anyone that males outnumber females 10:1 in the online gaming world?)
Woohoo! Civ IV is coming to the Mac! (World of Warcraft will take a backseat to this.)
AskMe: Photoshop tips for a newbie — I feel like I need a Photoshop class; I'm so lost in it most of the time
An elaborate in-game funeral held for a World of Warcraft player who died in real life. I love this game.
Of limited use, but when you want it, you want it: How to take a screenshot of DVD Player in OS X
Open-source Mac — great, free software for the Macintosh
This guy uses craigslist to trade computer repairs for sex. And he has plenty of work. Amazing.
Via Dave: opy protection problems come home to roost — viruses exploit Sony CD copy-protection. This is worth a longer weblog enry; I just wrote a ranting e-mail to Dave about this.
Apparently there's a MMORPG called EVE in which players are starship pilots in a vast galaxy. In a bold stroke, a fleet of pirates recently assaulted an Alliance fleet and stole a Dreadnought, an enormous capital ship. This boggles my mind.
TravelWOWcity is a sort of virtual tour of World of Warcraft. I haven't played the game since April 21st, but boy have I felt its pull lately. I want to play. I want to play.
Apple's new Aperture is a piece of software designed for professional photographers. It looks intriguing.