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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 […]
By |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 […]

By |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 […]

By |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 […]

By |June 1st, 2008|Apple|13 Comments

YouTube Gets Stuck After 2 Seconds

I recently started having an issue with YouTube playing a video without sound for 2 seconds, then stopping. This is a new laptop, so everything is fresh and new, leaving me with a ton of potential culprits: OS X, Safari 3.1.1, Flash, network, Perian, etc….

Googling showed that other people were having this issue […]

By |May 8th, 2008|Apple|1 Comment