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Installing an SSD in a MacBookPro

I just replaced my 17″ Unibody MacBookPro’s hard drive with a new Corsair 256GB SSD. The SSD uses Samsung chips and controller. It’s VERY FAST!

  1. First I made an image of my BootCamp partition using WinClone.
  2. Next I ran one final Time Machine backup to my Time Capsule.
  3. After that was complete, I shut the […]
By | 2017-05-18T15:16:24+00:00 May 15th, 2009|Apple|47 Comments

Why I Love Having 8 Gigs of RAM

I recently upgraded my primary computer from a 15″ MacBookPro with 4 GB of RAM to a 17″ MacBookPro with 8 GB of RAM. That probably sounds gratuitous. Here’s why it’s not:

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I’m currently running:

  • Mac OS 10.5.6
  • Adium (IM chat client)
  • Mail.app (e-mail client)
  • iCal (calendar application)
  • iTunes (music)
  • OmniFocus […]
By | 2017-05-18T15:16:42+00:00 March 17th, 2009|Apple|0 Comments

Huge Logs and OS X

Another reason that I love my mac: it can handle 1.3 GB log files easily with built in tools. I recently received a huge log file in zipped form from a co-worker with the warning “good luck opening it, textpad won’t open it.”

After unzipping it to the full 1.3 GB size I was […]

By | 2008-08-22T15:12:35+00:00 August 22nd, 2008|Apple, ATG|4 Comments

Time Machine To The Rescue

I ran an ANT task to undeploy an ATG Module, but I had my build property module location set incorrectly. As a result, I inadvertently deleted my entire ATG 7.1 installation.

Whoops.

I opened the containing directly in the Finder, where my ATG 7.1 USED to be, and hit TimeMachine. My laptop connected to my […]

By | 2008-08-03T23:24:03+00:00 August 3rd, 2008|Apple|0 Comments

How to Clean a Corrupt Event From iCal

On rare occasion, iCal under OS X will get really slow, or lock up. In this case the issue was caused by a repeating event which had gotten corrupted somehow and ended up creating over 12,000 instances within the calendar. It looked fine within iCal, however, when you export the calendar, it created […]

By | 2008-06-01T17:32:59+00:00 June 1st, 2008|Apple|13 Comments