Category Archives: Computers

“Select CD-ROM Boot Type :” prompt during Vista, Server 2008 (& R2) & Windows 7 x64 Boot on Macbook

These instructions initially appeared at this url: http://blog.aproductofsociety.org/?p=13 but have since disappeared. As is mentioned on my primary blog with instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista, unfortunately, in order to complete this process you need an existing Windows installation. … Continue reading

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Windows 7 x64 on a MacBook Pro – Guide

As I expected, installing the 64 bit version Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro wasn’t as easy as perhaps it should have been. You can’t just burn the x64 image to a disk and expect it to work. My MBP … Continue reading

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iPhone 3G unlock – yellowsn0w – My experience

Since the 3G iPhone came out in July (’08), people have been waiting for an unlock. On new years day, the iPhone-dev-team released one… Many reports I’ve seen suggest that people aren’t having any luck with the unlock. This was … Continue reading

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iPhone 3G – The drop test

Wasn’t something I was intending to do but I have now dropped my 3G iPhone and it still works! Yay. Dropped it from the height of around 1 metre whilst *slightly ;)* drunk. To be honest I was surprised that … Continue reading

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iPhone 2.1 Jailbreak – now worthwhile

…. At least, I think it’s worthwhile – there are a lot more applications available now compared with when the first jailbreak was available & Installer is available (though it’s a beta version and the majority of good applications are … Continue reading

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Sound glitch in Boot Camp, x64

I have known about this issue for a while and as of yet I haven’t found a good solution (though, admittedly, I am yet to look for one!) and the reason as to why I’m posting this now is that … Continue reading

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WordPress for iPhone

Preliminary thoughts on the WordPress iPhone client: It’s ok. A way to view blog stats would be nice since the graph doesn’t show up in Safari. You should be able to see / moderate comments in it. Landscape mode is … Continue reading

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MSN on Mac is annoying

Both Microsoft “Messenger for Mac” and Adium offer far fewer features than the Windows MSN client – Windows Live Messenger — Why is that!? For instance, just now I was signed into MSN in Adium and I wanted to send … Continue reading

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The world is a slightly different place after today

….Because Bill Gates is no longer in charge of Microsoft He is Microsoft! Will there be any noticable differences? Probably not; perhaps just a little more of Ballmer everywhere *sigh* So, will Windows 7 be delivered on schedule in around … Continue reading

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Opera 9.5 released

So, “Kestrel” has finally gone final. It’s significantly faster at rendering than previous builds and there are a couple of good new features including a new default theme. One of my favorite new features is that all the text on … Continue reading

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