Mucho Macs 'n stuff
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Pictured above is the machine that Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first browser, World Wide Web. So if it weren't for Steve Jobs leaving Apple and forming Next Computer we wouldn't have the internet. Well, not really but kind of. It's not like the Next was the only computer out there.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
So here's what I've learned. You can stick a 733 mhz processor from a Quicksilver into a 533 mhz digital audio motherboard. Yes, it's true. But here's the kicker: You get NO performance gain. As a matter of fact, the 533 mhz DA BEATS the 733 mhz. (I'll post the xbench and geekbench results later). Seriously, I was stunned too. But this is logical as the 733 has no L3 cache. Why, I don't know. So there's something you can try at home. Just be aware that you need to add 12v of power to the fourth mounting point of the processor. This is easy to do, just buy a power connector extender, cut the wires from the connector, take the yellow one and put a loop wring on it (shield the other wires) and attach it to the card with a 5/16 screw/nut combo. Fires right up! From what I've read you can do this magic trick with ANY processor from a Quicksilver (mirror door procs. don't work). But if you do this and screw up your computer you didn't hear it from me. I give no guarantee for your actions! You can only do this with a digital audio motherboard, not with a Gigabit or AGP graphics board. Well, technically you can do it with those boards but you need to hack off the motherboard side IDE connector for the DVD rom for clearance.
Friday, February 15, 2008
So I was updating my website last night,
in iWeb when the strangest thing happened, something very un-Mac like. It froze. I couldn't believe it. It just froze. I didn't know what to do, surely it was a mistake, surely I was just being impatient with my beloved machine. But no, it was indeed a freeze. NOOOOOOOO!!!! I cried. But it still didn't unlock my machine. Then I restarted it and everything was fine. I guess even Superman has bad days.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
None of This on any of that, OK? I was thinking today that there are linux distributions that run on Mac hardware. Then I thought, that's dumb! Why would you buy a Mac and then put Linux on it? You buy a Mac for the package deal, not just the hardware, especially since the hardware costs a fortune! It just doesn't seem right to me. I guess to each his own but it's definitely not my cup of tea. Stupid thought I know but it's something I wanted to post. I guess I don't have much of a rationale for it, just how I feel. Oh no, feelings! This blog is making me all mushy and stuff.