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Windows Programs

Last night I went searching for s small, fairly simple utility that would pull info from a CDDB database (or similar such as Amazon) and use it as the base for ID3 tags on MP3’s. I had resigned myself to the fact that most likely such an application was going to require Windows as almost all apps like […]

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OS X x86 + AltiVec == Too bad

Ok I thought this probably deserved a post of its own. I’ve just been playing with Rosetta under OS X running on x86. Its all working as well as can be expected and I’m currently running a number of apps that were compiled for PowerPC (Firefox, iTunes etc). This is using the Rosetta engine which inturn (I’ve been […]

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OS X86

Well for anyone who is interested in Apple computers, you may have already heard that someone last week hacked the Intel developer image of OS X to run on any machine. Really it was only a matter of time. So incase you hadn’t yet guessed…. I installed this on my trusty old P4 (I knew the thing would […]

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Minor Updates

I rememberd I had two other things to say about the Mighty Mouse. 1) (And I realise this is a more generic OS X mouse thing) I CANNOT set the sensitivity of my mouse high enough in OS X! This drives me nuts. Its so close but not quite as fast as I have under Windows or Linux! […]

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Mighty Mouse

So the other evening, bored on the overnight shift, Apple decided to release their Mighty Mouse. It was about 01:30am at the time and my credit card just kept getting hotter and hotter until it was used. Two days later it rolled up at my door. An interesting thing about purchasing an item only minutes after its release […]

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Public Property

An article on /. this evening got me thinking, again, about open source. Specifically today it was open source in government. The article was about how the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has release their latest version o e-tax, their electronic tax submission program and, surprise, surprise, its Windows only. Whilst it being a Windows program isn’t too frustrating […]

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Patents is a four letter word

I’ve been meaning to post something about the EU software patent decision since it was announced a day or so ago but haven’t go around to it. For anyone who considers themselves a nerd and hasn’t managed to hear about this, the European Union voted down (by a considerable margin) a bill to introduce software patents across Europe. […]

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What’s in a name?

There’s an age old school of thinking that says that its not how good something is but how good people think it is that counts. Whilst we are now somewhat calloused to this line of thought I came to thinking tonight how big a difference it makes in the world of technology. A well known technology company is […]

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International students

A lot has been said about international students lately, most of which revolve around peoples own experiences. Today the Age is running an article on the hardship faced by these studens, including racism. Ignoring the fact that most of the problems outlined sound applicable to nearly every university student I know, irrespective of race, what the whole thing […]

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