ironymaiden: (waiting)
one of the awesome things i found online and implemented on Bianca is a script that disables the trackpad while the keyboard is in use and delays the resume to one second after the last key is pressed. because i accidentally brush across laptop trackpads all the time while typing and it drives me mad.

a notebook with a giant multitouch trackpad with no buttons? DO NOT WANT.

at least i do not have to resist buying the first release of the multitouch slate of my dreams.

thanks, Steve.
ironymaiden: (waiting)
one of the awesome things i found online and implemented on Bianca is a script that disables the trackpad while the keyboard is in use and delays the resume to one second after the last key is pressed. because i accidentally brush across laptop trackpads all the time while typing and it drives me mad.

a notebook with a giant multitouch trackpad with no buttons? DO NOT WANT.

at least i do not have to resist buying the first release of the multitouch slate of my dreams.

thanks, Steve.
ironymaiden: (banana)
i have a laser printer that shouldn't run at all on a Mac merrily churning out pages.

once i found the instructions, it was easy - the folks at Open Printing are rockstars.
ironymaiden: (banana)
i have a laser printer that shouldn't run at all on a Mac merrily churning out pages.

once i found the instructions, it was easy - the folks at Open Printing are rockstars.
ironymaiden: (waiting)
um, i am waiting for my multitouch slate. where is it? i wanted a laptop with no keyboard and they made a laptop with no built in ethernet instead. you suck for not building my fantasy, Steve Jobs.
ironymaiden: (waiting)
um, i am waiting for my multitouch slate. where is it? i wanted a laptop with no keyboard and they made a laptop with no built in ethernet instead. you suck for not building my fantasy, Steve Jobs.
ironymaiden: (banana)
tonight i learned that i've been doing everything right, but old lady Danube's model is physically incapable of booting from an external drive or firewire target disk mode. i wish i had found the article that ended with the all-important "note:" a couple days ago. no disaster, just no upgrade. bummer.
ironymaiden: (banana)
tonight i learned that i've been doing everything right, but old lady Danube's model is physically incapable of booting from an external drive or firewire target disk mode. i wish i had found the article that ended with the all-important "note:" a couple days ago. no disaster, just no upgrade. bummer.
ironymaiden: (banana)
C's iBook has a short in the hinge (or the equivalent.) it means that Parsifal runs fine, but his display is fickle. (oh, there's also a missing key on the keyboard and power adapter #3 is bent so that you have to put it in Just Right...)

i had access to various discounts over the holidays and suggested that it was time for a new friend. C was convinced that a trip to the vet was all that his ailing boy needed, so we did not consume. of course, the trip to the vet didn't happen until this Sunday, when C was using my work lappy for RealArcade and i asked to borrow Parsifal so that we could sit together on the couch. the screen failed catastrophically, so i couldn't read eljay and cuddle at the same time! RAWR! we must take Parsifal to the vet NOW! (i am thankful that this is the sort of petty trial that i have to live through. wah! i will have to use the desktop instead. it's like discovering that Cupcake Royale is out of MoFro, so i'm going to have to eat a chocolate-chocolate. woe! not.)

appointment made at the genius bar, we had lunch at the Ram and got some books at Barnes and Noble. i curled up to read in the semi-comfy chairs at the back of the apple store with American Born Chinese, and C had a consult. the tech listened to C, fussed with Parsifal a little, witnessed the problem, described the repair, and typed the code into the system. but the code didn't work. turns out that Parsifal is "vintage." they don't make parts for him anymore. C followed up yesterday at the Mac Store, who do a refurbishing business. they don't have the bits either. they told C if he eBayed up the parts they could do the labor.

which led to me saying "you want the black one, don't you?" silent nodding, hugs, and near-tears. i have the only boy on the planet who isn't thrilled at the opportunity to buy shiny new technology.
ironymaiden: (banana)
C's iBook has a short in the hinge (or the equivalent.) it means that Parsifal runs fine, but his display is fickle. (oh, there's also a missing key on the keyboard and power adapter #3 is bent so that you have to put it in Just Right...)

i had access to various discounts over the holidays and suggested that it was time for a new friend. C was convinced that a trip to the vet was all that his ailing boy needed, so we did not consume. of course, the trip to the vet didn't happen until this Sunday, when C was using my work lappy for RealArcade and i asked to borrow Parsifal so that we could sit together on the couch. the screen failed catastrophically, so i couldn't read eljay and cuddle at the same time! RAWR! we must take Parsifal to the vet NOW! (i am thankful that this is the sort of petty trial that i have to live through. wah! i will have to use the desktop instead. it's like discovering that Cupcake Royale is out of MoFro, so i'm going to have to eat a chocolate-chocolate. woe! not.)

appointment made at the genius bar, we had lunch at the Ram and got some books at Barnes and Noble. i curled up to read in the semi-comfy chairs at the back of the apple store with American Born Chinese, and C had a consult. the tech listened to C, fussed with Parsifal a little, witnessed the problem, described the repair, and typed the code into the system. but the code didn't work. turns out that Parsifal is "vintage." they don't make parts for him anymore. C followed up yesterday at the Mac Store, who do a refurbishing business. they don't have the bits either. they told C if he eBayed up the parts they could do the labor.

which led to me saying "you want the black one, don't you?" silent nodding, hugs, and near-tears. i have the only boy on the planet who isn't thrilled at the opportunity to buy shiny new technology.
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Caroling Roombas
ironymaiden: (BSG)
i just finished taping the second airing of BSG for [livejournal.com profile] markbourne and spoilers )

Isolde has experienced final death, and lives in the attic. i may yet extract her hard drive, but she certainly had a long and productive life. meanwhile, [livejournal.com profile] bhagwanx facilitated her replacement with an equally old, but much less rickety girl...full of expensive software. since i don't play games, i'm very happy. i can even run photoshop and illustrator at the same time, which i really didn't expect with RAM slots left to fill. i've renamed and repassworded most everything and upgraded the OS and installed firefox and adium. i logged in as root and did not break anything or die. yon Cylon fetus icon was animated on this box. yay.
ironymaiden: (BSG)
i just finished taping the second airing of BSG for [livejournal.com profile] markbourne and spoilers )

Isolde has experienced final death, and lives in the attic. i may yet extract her hard drive, but she certainly had a long and productive life. meanwhile, [livejournal.com profile] bhagwanx facilitated her replacement with an equally old, but much less rickety girl...full of expensive software. since i don't play games, i'm very happy. i can even run photoshop and illustrator at the same time, which i really didn't expect with RAM slots left to fill. i've renamed and repassworded most everything and upgraded the OS and installed firefox and adium. i logged in as root and did not break anything or die. yon Cylon fetus icon was animated on this box. yay.

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