Life on a hard drive

With the ubiquity of digital cameras and camcorders, it is becoming ever easier to record and organise your family memories and, ironically, the safety of these recorded memories is becoming ever more jeopardised due to the flawed nature of recording media such as CD ROMs, DVDs and hard drives.
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Hard drives du jour

It seems that some hard drives are more equal than others.
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Apple RAM prices

If you have an Apple Mac and have been thinking of upgrading the memory in it, it pays to shop around, as there is a huge difference in prices to be found.
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She’s in a mood!

The female gender present particular challenges to us males at times, and it isn’t always easy dealing with their moods…
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Complex nature

Taking a digital photo today made me think a little about nature and complexity.
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Flat-rate music for all

Like many people, I have watched the ‘progress’ of the music market with keen interest over the years and, in my opinion, there is only one sensible outcome likely.
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The No Asshole Rule

Now here’s a book with a great title!
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Why are my photos so bad?

After getting really unsatisfactory results with my previous digital camera, I resolved to discover why, and then improve my photography.
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Coffee

After not drinking coffee for more than 10 years, I recently rediscovered my delight for coffee after drinking an Irish coffee a few months ago.
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Mac Pro: a solution for 2nd hard drive noise

Adding a second internal SATA 2 hard drive can make your normally whisper-quiet Mac Pro quite a bit noisier. Here’s a solution that worked for me.
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Stop SPAM the smart way

People tell me about the trouble they are having with SPAM. I give them a blank look and a shrug and say “what’s SPAM?”.
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Bought a new Mac? Then read this

I bought a new Mac recently and was thinking of how I was going to get the new machine configured to work in the same way as the old one.
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Windows, Linux and Mac OS X shootout

Having been a Windows, Linux and Mac OS X user, amongst others, I prefer Mac OS X. Let’s take a brief look at what each OS offers you.
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Breden’s BASIC

Breden’s BASIC is a piece of software I started writing for the Commodore 64 in September 1983 and finished in March 1984 (software + 160 page user guide). The software is written entirely in 6502 assembly language, and extends the existing built-in BASIC interpreter and adds 135+ extra commands related to graphics, sound, programming enhancements etc. I will document the writing of this software in more detail at some later date in other posts. But for now, here is at least something to start with.
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Psssst… wanna buy a nice sculpture?

I have been encouraging somebody to put her sculptures online for sale.
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Mac display settings

If you think that some text on your display is hard to read then there just might be a way to improve it.
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Entrepreneurialism – the new buzz

The difference between success and failure can often be very small, and yet relatively few people make their dreams of success come true. Why is that, and what steps can be taken to ensure success? Great amounts of energy have already been devoted to this subject, but now a TV series shows budding entrepreneurs attempting to get financial backing in order to grow their idea. It makes fascinating viewing!
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Offshore outsourcing / BPO

Over the last few years I have been keenly watching developments on the efforts underway to increase the pool of skilled, cheaper labour available to businesses.
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Burberry Boss says “I am a chav”

Reluctantly, it seems that the £6.5 million-a-year American-born chief executive of Burberry, Rose Marie Bravo, has decided that fighting a war against chavs is unwinnable. And, as the expression goes: if you can’t beat them, join them — or at least appear to side with them, especially if your brand’s future depends on damage limitation.
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Brand spanking – revenge of the Chav

When you see how much time and money goes into creating “designer” brands like Gucci, Pucci (yes, that’s a new one on me too!), Prada and Burberry that try to create an image of exclusivity, glamour and luxury that only the “privileged few” are lucky enough to have access to, it is damned funny when someone throws a spanner in the works.
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The Troll under the bridge

Not content with receiving monthly internet subscriptions, phone and cable companies are starting to cast their eye on tastier morsels, but this could potentially affect our freedom using the internet.
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OS X Leopard to be compatible with Windows Apps?

I have been a Mac user only since Christmas 2004 and I can say that it was a great decision to go out and buy one. The operating system Mac OS X is the Rolls Royce of operating systems. The power, stability and security of UNIX (FreeBSD) underneath the hood, with the beauty and elegance of the Aqua user interface.
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Widget mania

I’m not quite sure what to make of Mac OS X widgets. When Tiger first came out in April 2005 I must admit that I was looking forward to checking them out. However, to be honest, since then I haven’t really used them much, so I suppose I’m not really sold on them. However…
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Inspirational thoughts

I was going through some old files recently and found some inspirational writings I had collected from various books a long time ago, and decided that they deserved to be shared. Enjoy…

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Food for thought from leaders

I was going through some old files recently and found some inspirational quotations I had collected from various books a long time ago, and decided that they deserved to be shared. Enjoy…

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