In the coming weeks I’ll be getting the parts for my new hackintosh. More details are coming with pics and hopefully a guide.
I noticed a couple things the other day that rock about iPhone OS 3.0 and they are minor, but awesome.
- My recently added playlist now actually lists the newest stuff at the top of the playlist, rather than all the way at the bottom. Hooray!
- When it’s plugged into my car stereo through the dock, the volume slider goes away, as it did nothing anyway.
I also noticed something that may seem minor to folks, but that I love in Snow Leopard’s Boot Camp Drivers:
- There are now 64-bit drivers — indicating that we can soon run 64-bit Windows 7, etc. on our sweet Core 2 Duo lappies.
- For the love of GOD – FINALLY, two finger tap to right click. This business of tap + click for a right click was ridiculous.
So now that I have Windows 7 up and running on my Macbook – things are really clicking. I’ve got some decent Antivirus action going on (which it was so kind to remind me I needed), courtesy of AVG.
Now I had the evil idea of trying to upgrade my iPhone 3G from Beta 4 of the iPhone OS 3.0 to Beta 5. Will the world implode upon itself, asking these two technologies to play nice together? Continue reading
Setup ran through fairly quickly, about 35 minutes or so including all reboots.
One thing that struck me right away was the beautiful new design of the installer environment. It gives you the feeling like you’re already up and running. However, what made me laugh is “Password Hint” is now a required field. *sigh* really, Microsoft?
Got the drivers installed from the trusty Leopard install disc…hoping all would go well, but no wi-fi action. Amazingly the Wi-Fi drives out of the box work better than the Apple-provided ones. Had to roll back to old drivers (newer, wrap your head around that!) but then all was well.
My biggest snag is that when my laptop sleeps or I close the lid, the screen refuses to turn back on. It turns back on but the screen stays black. I’m open to suggestions. Anyone? Beuller?
Edit: Turns out that the brightness was turned all the way down when it comes back up, and the key to turn brightness up won’t work. Still haven’t found a good workaround. Still open to suggestions…?
Edit #2: I’ve found that if i turn “down” the brightness when the screen is completely black, then it turns the brightness back up to a visible level. I’m guessing Apple’s Windows 7 drivers aren’t quite up to stuff, just yet.
Recently upgraded to the new xbox live experience (new dashboard/ OS for the Xbox 360). It’s pretty darn
awesome. Watching Netflix on there, is a breeze, the interface is beautiful and easy to work with and it’s just fun! One of the neat things that Microsoft clearly didn’t borrow (ahem) from anyone, is the new Avatars. You can see my “not Mii” on the left there, it’s pretty customizable.
Too often I see political cartoons that are by and large stereotypes. This one, unfortunately is too close to the truth to be a stereotype…
“Yes, We Can!” This amazing video by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas is beautiful, inspirational and embodies the hope felt by the Obama movement. Read the full text of this speech.
Just got married and thought I’d better start blogging again. This is my first iPhone post. That is, I am writing this on my new gadget. 3g service finally was rolled out in Lubbock. Which rocks because now I’m no longer a slave to edge/wi-fi! Of course AT&T still haven’t updated their coverage maps to reflect the new service. Maybe some poor intern accidently flipped the switch?