Extended Desktop

Posted by Mark

Use an extended dektop with your iBook, iMac or eMac, not mirror mode, thats done by default, this link is to show you how to make it extended mode which Apple doesn’t allow you to do by default. [Link]


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Random live webcams from the Net

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These webcams were found automatically through a variety of clever search techniques. Their owners might or might not have intended for them to be public. But they obviously are. Many of them are security cameras in companies or semi-public places. [Link]


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Crystal Pepsi

Posted by Mark

Crystal

I was reading Edjamacated’s post on the discontinuation of the Vanilla Coke drinks. What grabbed my attention was that he mentioned that you would soon find boxes being sold on eBay. Well he is absolutely fucking right and to show you how right he is check this.

Back in 1992 Pepsi introduced a new Pepsi called Crystal and it was supposed to taste like regular Pepsi except it was colorless like 7up. Well it didn’t do very well and the product was discontinued a year later in 1993. Now if you go to eBay and do a search for Crystal Pepsi, 12 years after the product was discontinued, people are still selling bottles of it on eBay! Crazy shit. [Link]


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Two Movies

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Revolver
I usually like Guy Ritchie’s movies (haven’t watched Swept Away yet) but I didn’t like Revolver. It was very entertaining to watch in some places and Ray Liotta was really good but my problem was that the movie was trying too hard to be weird while I would have rather it tried to look funky.

Straight into Darkness
This was a war movie about two American deserters during World War II. I hadn’t heard of the director Jeff Burr before this movie and I hadn’t heard of any of the actors either. This movie isn’t like Platoon or Apocalypse Now and you won’t be seeing any large military battles between the American and the Germans etc.. There is only one small battle near the end of the movie but I won’t give more details so I don’t ruin the movie. The movie was interesting but nothing spectacular.


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Interesting Fact

Posted by Mark

lindsay bluth

Lindsay Bluth (Portia de Rossi), the blonde sister on the show Arrested Development is a lesbian in real life and is currently seeing Ellen DeGeneres.


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Monitor Swap

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sony g520

Two years ago I purchased two PowerMacs and two 21inch Sony Monitors from my previous agency. I gave the newer Quicksilver PowerMac to my brother and I kept the older Graphite PowerMac for myself. When it came to the monitors, I gave the older Sony G500 to my brother and kept the newer G520 for myself. Come back to the present day, my Sony monitor is fucked. There are a couple of white horizontal lines that show up on dark areas of an image which makes things really annoying, plus there was a sharpness issue, I couldn’t read small type on websites anymore and especially if they were grey. When my brother moved to Lebanon for university he kept his Sony monitor at my parents place, so I decided to go get it and try it on my Mac to see if it was any better. Wow what a difference, after installing my brothers monitor I realized how fucked mine was. The colors are more vibrant now, the text is wayyy sharper and when there is a dark image on the screen I don’t see any horizontal lines! I can’t believe I spent all this time working with such a messed up screen. I feel like my Mac is reborn again, cool shit.


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BBK Logo

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Back in May I posted about the new BBK logo but I didn’t know who had designed it. Well today John Avery commented on that old post and it turns out the logo was designed by his agency, Financial Design in the UK in collaboration with their associates in Bahrain, Vision. Mystery solved.


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Black iPod Video 60GB on Amazon

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The Black 60GB iPod Video is now available on Amazon.com and ships within 24 hours. I had preordered mine over 2 weeks ago and the shipping status hadn’t changed when I noticed today the iPods were shipping within 24 hours. So I cancelled my pre-order and reordered it again and now it shipped and I should have it on Monday. Amazon is fucked like that sometimes. [Link]

PS: The white 60GB and both the black and white 30GB have been available on Amazon for a while now. Only black 60GB wasn’t available.


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HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere

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An easy to use “how to” on how to setup your Mac so that you can access it from anywhere. If you have an IP address that isn’t fixed then I would suggest the Dynamic DNS service from DynDNS which they mention because it allows you to basically keep track of your most recent IP while you are away from your home. I have been using it for some time now and its pretty cool. [Link]


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I beat kottke

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I was just checking Kottke’s Remainder Links, a site I check daily for cool links. Turns out today he posted a link to website where a guy made a 30,000 calorie sandwich. The cool thing is I posted about that sandwich back in june! So I beat Kottke in this round.. total score now: Kottke 3483 – 2:48AM 0001

Update: BoingBoing posted about it today via Kottke also


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