Winamp:mac ~ The release that never came to be
Back in 2001 Justin Frankel started working on a release of Winamp:mac as of this writing there is only own known release of it. From what I could tell 0.71 alpha was the only released build of it and it is unknown if newer builds existed inside aol. All that is really known about this release is contained within a readme file included with the build. Read More
External storage transfer speed comparison (usb, firewire, esata)
After getting my ExpressCard 54 esata card I decided to do a speed comparison between the commonly used external drive connections. The test covers usb, firewire and esata and was done via the great free DiskBench tool using the default “Create Batch File” mode configuration. Read More
MFi: Artificially crippling hardware
I’m sure any owner of a iPod, iPhone, or iPad will have seen the “This accessory is not supported by i<Device here>” or “Charging is not supported with this accessory”. That there is the result of the MFi program. Hardware drm that decides if you can use your accessory or if you have to go to store and buy new one that is designed for your fancy new device. Read More
Adding SATA to XP cd (Bonus of SP3 intigration)
In the modern world of SATA enabled machines reinstalling xp can be hell... This guide will help you integrate sata drivers onto your xp cd. Read More
Flashback: 720k floppy head cleaner

I found this old 72k floppy disk drive head cleaner when going through stuff... Apparently it has been used 3 times.

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Firewire vs. USB
First let's start with the history of the technology... Firewire came first in 1995 developed by Apple Inc. It was designed for high speed real-time data transfer and replaced firewire and scsi since it was lower cost to impliment and had a more flexible cable system.  USB was then created in 1996 as a new standard that was meant to replace serial,parallel,ps2, and many other port types. Part of the core  tech was the fact that the user is able to connect/disconnect devices without powering down or restarting the machine (with proper eject on the software end). Read More
Kerbango 100E: The first stand-alone internet radio
In 1998 the company Kerbango was formed by former executives from Apple and Power Computing.... but was acquired by 3Com. The companys only claim to fame was that they had made the first standalone internet connected radio (Kerbango Internet Radio). Read More
The ethics of jailbreaking
Ever since Apple released the iPhone and then later the iPod Touch users wanted more control. Back in the firmware 1.x days all apple allowed you to to officially do was web apps via safari and thats where the jailbreaks came in.Some smart people found out ways to make apps that ran on the mobile OS X and found ways to solve the needing of more space on the Springboard. Of course this was a two way battle since apple kept trying to kill it via firmware updates and that sill goes on today. Read More
Remote Disc on non MacBook Air
Ever since the launch of the MacBook Air i've wanted to be able to use Remote Disc on my 3rd gen MacBook. I hate slot loading optical drives with a passion.... I thought apple would have enabled Remote Disc for all machines but they sadly didnt. Read More
Logitech Mouse Cost Cutting

All through time eventually companys hit a point of cutting costs to make a bigger profit... but that cost cutting can have major side effects if they take it too far. For example the lower cost as it is Logitech OEM Wheel mouse. I have been getting these for years and the source of them has recently started selling them for higher price.

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