Bathroom humor and your widgets.

October 20, 2006 at 8:08 am (General Mayhem)

Are your widgets getting a bit to stuffy ? Do they need a visit from your crazy Uncle Ernie ? Haven’t blamed the dog for anything lately ? Give this a try. Sorry, clicking on the image will only give you a S.B.D.
The Original !

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Getting past buying iTunes songs

October 19, 2006 at 9:59 pm (All Things Pottsc)

I hunt and peck my music. At a buck a song from iTunes it’s not bad to grab that song that you heard, loved, and had to have. The down side is you end up with a locked song format with a limited way to use it. File sharing is another way to get that music. If you wanna go that route, fine. File sharing is turning into a carnie thing for me, and has a bit to much karma rebound to it.
Try this: I heard one song from a Judybats CD named “Ugly On The Outside” and I wanted to own it and have the freedom to do anything with it. So I went to Amazon, found the
CD and clicked on “buy used and new”. I found the CD for $1.19 with a shipping charge of a buck. So I get the song for $2.19. Subtract a buck that iTunes would have charged and now the song is $1.19 .
I get the whole CD, the freedom of a clean, non monkey format and extra songs I might like and once it’s on my Mac the ability to give the CD to someone else.
My songs that I buy I love to share with my friends and I want the freedom to do that. When reel to reel was promoted we started sharing. You could argue listening rights till consumption, if you feel the energy to do so. Somewhere in the future the artists will band together and figure out a way for direct payment to the song writer/performer.
For me, it’s just the music.

UPDATE: Bare Naked Ladies are selling their latest CD directly from their website with no digital rights management !

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Denmark and the Trans-Fat Ban

October 16, 2006 at 7:00 pm (All Things Pottsc)

Hey, if Denmark can do it, we can make it happen to.

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Money Saving RAM Advice

October 14, 2006 at 7:14 am (All Things Apple)

Most seasoned Apple users know not to get extra ram added from Apple when they buy directly from the company. One might say a “scam” is involved with the over the top pricing that Apple instigates. Here’s a great researched blog that gives you sage advice when upgrading ram. The scoop on the “scam“.

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Dashboard: Use it once a day ?

October 11, 2006 at 7:37 pm (All Things Apple)

I really like to see other Mac users do a Dashboard call up. Kinda lets you see what is important in their lives. For example here’s a pic of my desktop when I activate Dashboard. pottsdome dashboard What does this tell you ? How come I feel like Dean Martin at the moment ? Soooo…anyway, if you have explored all that Dashboard has to offer and use it to the point that you feel like you’re playing Stratego , here’s a link that should speed things up. Click on the pic if your feeling like Dr. Watson.

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Getting Fat on High Fructose Corn Syrup

September 29, 2006 at 6:02 pm (All Things Pottsc)

High fructose corn syrup has almost completely replaced sugar in most of our commercially made sweets. In 1966 we weren’t eating a gram of the stuff per year, and 40 years later we are downing over 70 pounds per person a year! That is a scary number, mostly because most people don’t know what they are putting in their body.

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The History Of Black And White Photography

September 19, 2006 at 7:51 am (All Things Pottsc)

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The Old Switch-A-Roo !

September 14, 2006 at 9:56 am (All Things Apple)

For all you windows users out there that are thinking it’s time to switch to a Mac, here’s a great site to get you started.

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Monkey With Your Mac

September 9, 2006 at 9:43 am (All Things Apple, General Mayhem)

Can’t leave well enough alone? Like bright shiny objects? Need a change to your interface? Well, Bucky, here’s the site for you.

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Great Photoshop Cheat Sheet

September 3, 2006 at 6:53 am (General Mayhem)

Another great thing for your cork board. This Photoshop quick reference is far from being complete, but does offer quick help for the basics at a glance. Click here.

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Do Blogs Still Matter?

August 27, 2006 at 7:28 pm (All Things Pottsc)

Mike makes some good points. Have we reached a Blog Threshold ? My friends blogs still draw me back because we tend to exchange the same genre of interests. Maybe the next swing will be a sort of micro-blog affair. Read Mikes blog here.

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Hi-Res Color Pictures from the 1930s and 40s

August 13, 2006 at 9:06 pm (All Things Pottsc)

Striking color photos from the 30’s and 40’s. Downloadable in Hi-Res ! Click here. While your there, check out the pic of Cascade, Idaho!

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MacBreak Weekly

August 11, 2006 at 6:14 am (All Things Apple)

Leo Laporte launches a 50 minute show devoted to the latest Mac news and views from the top journalists covering Apple today. This roundtable discussion is audio only, and complements the video only MacBreak. This click will take you directly to iTunes podcast download.

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Mac Keyboard Shortcuts (The Long List)

August 9, 2006 at 7:12 pm (All Things Apple)

A must for the cork board. Click here.

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Putting Down the Battery Gremlins-Stop Spotlight from Indexing /tmp

August 3, 2006 at 9:50 pm (All Things Apple)

Ever wonder why you’re Macbook (or older Powerbook/iBook) doesn’t get nearly as much battery life as it used to? Perhaps the culprit is Spotlight indexing the /tmp folder. This user found a great battery improvement as seen in the article.

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Top iTunes Add-Ons

August 1, 2006 at 8:31 pm (All Things Apple)

There’s no disputing that iTunes boasts an excellent feature set right out of the installation package. However, if you really plan to stretch its powers to the max, you may want to think about downloading a few third-party applications. Tired of just sending Itunes to your stereo through your Airport Express ? Give Airfoil a try.

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Day of the Longtail

July 29, 2006 at 8:49 pm (General Mayhem)

The people are on the rise.

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Good to the last drop.

July 20, 2006 at 9:19 pm (All Things Apple)

Squeeze every ounce of bandwidth out of your broadband connections with Broadband Tuner 1.0. The post date from Apple is November 2005, so it is a bit dated. Here’s the Apple download page.

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Mac for Newbie tips or How I went from a P.C. to a Mac, and never looked back.

July 20, 2006 at 12:37 pm (All Things Apple)

Remy Sharp has compiled a nice list to help P.C. owners in transition to Macs. Click here.

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Quick Fix Mac With Fries….no i don’t want to super size it.

July 19, 2006 at 11:10 pm (All Things Apple)

All things in moderation seems the mantra that holds true at the end of the day. Yet we Mac owners have that one yearn. Omnipresence. In a perfect world we would see the Mini Mac come to true fruition and be done with all the unanswered questions. Till then, try this you intrepid Apple Owners.

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