If you think Multi-tasking makes you more efficient… think again.
Please take the time to read the whole thing. For those that don't like to read, you can play the 7 minute NPR segment at the top of the web page.
Also check out... The Myth of Multi-Tasking
Well I have had my iPod for just only 2 weeks, and have been plagued with hangs while installing applications, only to have to reset the device (holding Power/Home for 5 seconds) several times a day. To the point, it just no longer would boot up, and sat just at the Apple Logo. So digging around I found out how to restore your iPod Touch to the factory default... and for me, it restored to my already purchased 2.0 version of the iPod.
You could always try restoring your iPod to factory settings:
1) Press and hold both the Home button and the Power button for a couple of seconds. It should reboot and show the Apple logo. Do not let go.
2) When the logo comes up, release the Power button. You should only be pressing the Home button now.
3) After one or two seconds, the original image that was presented on the iPod when you turned it on for the first time will show up: the iTunes logo with a sync cable underneath it.
4) Connect the iPod to iTunes. It will ask you to restore the iPod. Say yes and begin the
whopping 150MB download for the iPod restore app.
5) Wait a couple of minutes until it does it's thing, then rejoice.
PS: I suggest you get yourself a drink and a snack while it downloads and while it installs.
Originally posted by Ramcosca on discussions.apple.com
Here Ye Here Ye...
Let it be known that on Thursday May 29th, at 11pm, Centual, a Blood Elf Paladin on Gul'dan, reached level 70.
In an epic battle in the Shadow Labyrinth the group battled through all the Orcs and Demons and on the last Orc before battling Murmur, Centual *dinged* to 70. In addition to completely murdering Murmur, several nice blue items were picked up and given to Centual.
The great work of the members of Evil Reincarnate really made this possible.
Ways Sony Plans to Celebrate Their Blu-Ray Victory
|11.||Add rootkit code to all Blu-Ray DVDs.|
|10.||Send solid gold fruit basket to Time Warner.|
|9.||Change name of Blu-Ray to something more meaningful. Like HD-DVD.|
|8.||Get unused "Victory for Betamax" banners out of storage. Edit them for the party.|
|7.||Call guys at Toshiba, and play Beck's "Loser" over the phone.|
|6.||Watch Rising Sun on their HD-DVD player.|
|5.||Release next generation of Higher-Definition video.|
|4.||Get T-shirts printed up that say, "The HD stands for Hopeless Despair" and send them to engineers at Toshiba.|
|3.||Raise price on Playstation 3 by $100.|
|2.||Release Gigli on Blu-Ray.|
|1.||Savor the brief moment of victory, while preparing for the next embarrassing defeat.|
Well at some point over the last week, I updated my mac, and now it won’t boot.
I get a “unable to find driver for this platform: “ACPI”” I have tried the non-invasive steps from this article . (reset pRam, single user mode, etc) all steps result in a panic. And am now thinking I need to go through these steps and re-install the full update?
Does anyone have experience doing this? Can I use a 1GB thumb drive to hold the patch that needs to be applied? Any other tricks people can suggest?
==Archive and Reinstall==
Fallback if below doesn't work... If all else fails, it’s generally recommended to do an archive and install, which is basically a full OS reinstall, but preserves most of your settings. You may have to do things like set up your printers again or enter a few application codes, but other than that, your settings are for the most part intact. The old system folder is renamed to another folder, but is now unbootable (which it was anyway), and can be deleted.
1) Follow steps to re-install the update 10.4.10 from a external hard drive you will need:
df -h /dev/something1 -- -- -- -- /Volumes/My Book << this is my external HDD /dev/something2 -- -- -- -- /Volumes/MacBookPro HDD << this is my internal HDD
hdiutil mount /Volumes/External HDD/MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.10Intel.dmg
mine was mounted to /Volumes/Mac OS X 10.4.10 Combo Update v1.1 (Intel)
/Volumes/Internal HDD/usr/sbin/installer -pkg /Volumes/Mac OS X 10.4.10 Combined Update...pkg -target /Volumes/Internal HDD
I've installed the Notify module to see if its a good module to allow users to be notified of new content. There doesn't seem to be a 'default' setting that will apply to new user accounts. ;(
- Extract the notify module directory, including all its subdirectories, into your drupal/modules directory.
- Enable the notify module on the administer >> modules page. The database tables will be created automagically for you at this point.
- Modify permissions on the administer >> access control page.
- Go to administer >> settings >> notify and modify the settings to your liking.
Note: e-mail updates can only happen as frequently as the crontab is setup to. Check your crontab settings.
- To enable your notification preferences, click on the "my notify settings" on the "my account page". Or, similarly go to another user's account page at user/<user_id_here> to modify his or her personal settings.
- Additional options can be set at administer >> users by clicking the "notify settings" tab.
Just a quick update, as I said before last week they have sold out of
all 4 day passes for the Comic-Con. That means you will have to
stand in line every day that you want to go.
They are also now making noise that the Saturday only tickets are
probably going to sell out in advance, so if you want to attend the
Comic-Con on Saturday check out:
You can pre-reg for the specific days. I STRONGLY recommend you do
this right away if going to this event is important to you. They are
limiting attendance and once those tickets are gone they are gone.
Since they sold out so far in advance I will be unable to get comp'd
passes for people this year unless you were on the setup crew for the
event. So again, go pre-reg NOW if you want to attend a specific day!
OK I have to jump in and say that I got to spend 5 minutes with one over the weekend at a party. I have to say I’m very impressed. As with any ad you see, you know that the situation is very controlled, and things are loaded up to make the product work as they want it to appear. So my friend hadn’t had much time to fill the device up before meeting up with us, but he had music, video, family photos, YouTube, contacts and the calendar all populated. Here are my bullet points.
- The UI is as fast as the ad, except when rotating. You rotate the phone a couple times and there is a delay… but it only seems like a delay because the rest of the phone UI is fast. This delay is the NORMAL speed on my SmartPhone… its delays are measurable in 5-10+ second range. iPhone was 3 seconds max.
- Navigating and zooming with finger gestures was fun, not sure how much I would like it over time.
- I spent some time watching the video on how the soft keyboard works, and feel frustrated it didn’t work as well as I hoped. I wasn’t trying to type anything complicated and it still didn’t do a very good job predicting my key strokes. But I only spent 5 minutes with it, I’m sure after a day, it would have trained me to type better.
- YouTube looks like … um. YouTube was not very good on the iPhone, because of course of source material. The display is beautiful, and when higher quality stuff is uploaded I’m sure it will look better.
- iTunes integration was apparently a breeze for my friend. His purchased TV shows came over as well as music and album covers. It all shows a well thought out strategy by Apple to prepare media for their devices. The TV shows looked very good (in contrast to YouTube).
- There is a lack of applications, which is frustrating, but with 12k+ Apple employees with the phone, I am sure there will be web based applications a plenty soon enough.
- The phone is dense… compared with my MotoQ, it had a bigger screen, about the same size, but was a tad bit heavier.
That’s as far as I got before I started to drink and lost interest in the device. My friend on the other hand was IM’ing people all night. I couldn’t see what he was typing, just iChat like balloon windows on the screen.
Oh, one last thing…
Web browsing… “This isn’t a trimmed down version of the web… it’s the real web”… that really sucks to read on a small screen.
I’m getting old, and having to zoom to make the fonts bigger on web sites was difficult, and time consuming. I have really enjoyed web apps that ‘know’ about mobile devices, and smartly render a more friendly experience. If anyone hasn’t checked out Gmail from a smartphone (I use the MotoQ), it has a trimmed down UI, which focuses right on what you want to see, fits the screen, and support numberpad shortcuts (press 4 to archive this email, 0 to return to inbox at any point in the UI).
I know future apps will be written to take advantage of the iPhones display. And being able to see the real web site when in a pinch is better than not being able to go to sites (which I can’t do at all on my MotoQ).