Patent Trolls

I’m very glad to see John Oliver bring up our absurd legal patent system in his Television program. Anyone with a brain should be against the notion of software patents. Not only does it stop innovation, it literally hurts our economy as whole. To put it into perspective, recently Apple who themselves are one of […]

iPad2 one month later

It’s been well over a month since I purchased a black 16 GB Wifi only iPad2, as a Chistmas gift to myself, and I have to say I really love the tablet. My epic purchased was made at Micro Center, which for some reason they have all the iPad models $50 cheaper than its original […]

rubyninja Mac Mini upgrade

It’s been about 3 months since I purchased and upgraded rubyninja to the lasted Apple Mac Mini, and I must say my new mid 2010 Mac Mini computer completely blows away my previous 1.6 GHz Core Duo 2006 Mac Mini model. With a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, this is by far my most powerful […]

Sad farewell to my first Apple Intel computer

After over 5 years, I finally said goodbye to my very first Intel Apple computer. Up to this day, my former 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo Mac Mini was and still is a rock solid machine. With a stock 60 GB 5400 rpm drive and a shocking 512MB of RAM, the Mac Mini was my […]

watch command line utility for alternative for Mac OS X

I recently purchased the book Practical Ruby for System Administration by Ben Hamou and one of the cool Ruby one-liner command line expressions is one that mimics the watch command. ruby -e ‘system “clear; df -h” while sleep 1′ Just like the author, for quite a while I’ve been kind of annoyed by the fact […]

New Primary laptop

It’s been over a week since I purchased my new 13 in MacBook Pro, and I finally managed to fully transfer all of my files from my old white plastic MacBook. Even though I bought the Core 2 Duo instead of the 15 in i5 MacBook Pro, this laptop is by and the the best […]

Computer upgrades

I finally upgraded the hard drives on my MacBook, Mac Mini (Server), and my main desktop Mac Mini. Macbook (Leopard) For some strange reason, I wasn’t able to clone my existing Leopard system to the new 500 GB as the clone process failed about 10% – 15% completion. So I just backed up all my […]