switch on.

November 12th, 2012
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It has been some time since i have even looked at this blog never mind updating it. This blog and domain will be undergoing some sort of update soon so we can say goodbye to what sits here. :)

Java not working in OsX 10.7 Lion?

July 25th, 2011

I hate Java. I always have. As much as it is a software that can run on any system, I find the download a pain in the ass. I also find that it is extremely slow, buggy and not widely used where I go online. Keepvid.com however uses Java, as I discovered today, and OSX 10.7 Lion does not ship with Java as I also discovered today.

In fact, it’s a 62Mb download for Java for OsX Lion 10.7 from Apple.com. Contrary to some reports that you need a developer account for this download I seemed to find it pretty easily on Apple.com. You can get it here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1421

When you install the update you will need to shutdown your browsers. If you are still experiencing problems, use spotlight to find Java Preferences and resolve further issues you may have there.

Apple Magic Mouse and Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

July 19th, 2011
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I bought my Apple Magic Mouse more than a year ago and it is still going strong, but not without several Bluetooth disconnection issues. Anyone who has used the Apple Magic Mouse will know what I am talking about. When using the mouse it sometimes disconnects followed by a reconnect. It seems completely random, as if it is aware of the frustration it causes. This disconnect usually comes right if you simply tap the mouse to reactivate it.

During one of my active moments of self-enlightenment I thought I would investigate this issue, which had also cropped up late more frequently. After several hours of research I discovered the following:

- A lot of people had this problem

- If you hold a Magic Mouse vertically and tap it near the bottom edge it recreates the disconnection issue.

- Seems independent of software issues

Upon further research it has been discovered that by simply securing the batteries inside the Apple Magic Mouse with cardboard resolves this problem. I have been utilising this solution for the past month and a bit and I can confirm it has put the magic back into my Apple Magic Mouse experience.

 

my first thoughts about tumblr

July 19th, 2011
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It’s like taking WordPress and removing the bloat and then breeding it with Twitter and outcomes Tumblr. It feels capable. It is mostly easy with some quirky areas that are overcome once you grow accustomed to the dashboard, lingo and functionality.

I like that you can follow and be followed in the Tumblr community. I like the ability to like each others blogs, reblog and probably a whole bunch more that I have yet to discover.

Fridays Fractal

January 21st, 2011

Not strictly a fractal, but beautifully illustrates the concept of a fractal occurring in nature.

fractal pattern occuring in nature