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Video: Steve Jobs gives 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Business, Videos

Just had to share this. Many think is a robotic overlord in a massive technology sub-culture. While that may be true, he is also part human apparently, and he shows it beautifully at this commencement address at Stanford in 2005, telling three stories from his life and the lessons he learned from them. Worth watching.


The Apple Remote Desktop Vicious Vortex Death Spiral

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Personal, Technology

Death Vortex

Apparently, this is what happens when you mess around and leave Apple Remote Desktop running on one computer connected to another, and then go on the computer you are controlling and accidentally try to control the one that is controlling the one you are on. Did you get that?

What you have here is what we call the Apple Remote Desktop Vicious Vortex Death Spiral…of Doom.

I tried to close it, but to no avail, each and every sub-window had to redraw and refresh everything I was doing, and I was getting nowhere fast. I was finally able to minimize the Remote Desktop window on the original machine (iMac)  from the second computer (MacBook Pro) and then Forced Quitted ARD that way. All was then well.

Be careful out there.


My iMac 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo Impressions

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Blogging, Business

Josh Bancroft over at Tiny Screenfuls blogged my impressions of the new Intel iMac Core Duo, so I figured I might as well blog about it as well. Here are my thoughts:

The stock 512 MB RAM was not enough to keep up with my tasks - that being 15 or so Safari tabs open, iTunes, iMovie, and Garageband open and doing their thing, plus Photoshop, Mail, and NetNewsWire open as well. I know, I am not the “average” user - but neither are many of you on this list. Truly, even with just the browser and Mail open, I felt the lag. Impressively though, on the G5 my processor would run at about 60% (with 2 GB RAM) when I had all that running. With the 512 MB RAM, the processor was running at 16%. Amazing.

Yesterday I upgraded this thing to 2 GB RAM. It FLIES. I am more than impressed. iMovie and ffmpegx encode video swiftly compared to the G5. You would not believe how many applications I have open right now. In addition to the ones listed above, I also have Adium, Transmit, Windows Media Player, Quicktime, and ffmpegx all running. I have tons of windows open (the 20″ screen makes this manageable). My processor is currently running at 17%!!! Unreal. I have about 120 MB RAM available as well.

Really - the new iMacs are a thing of beauty if you need an elegant workhorse of a PC.


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