Thursday, September 30, 2010

Logos Bible Software is giving away thousands of dollars of prizes to celebrate the launch of Logos Bible Software 4 Mac on October 1. Prizes include an iMac, a MacBook Pro, an iPad, an iPod Touch, and more than 100 other prizes!

They’re also having a special limited-time sale on their Mac and PC base packages and upgrades. Check it out!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So I wrote (about 3 years ago) about installing OSX 10.4 on a iBook G3 that didn't have firewire. Here are the steps on how to do it (copied from

You Need:
At least 256MB RAM in the computer you plan to install Tiger on.
A working Mac with a DVD Superdrive. It doesn't matter whether external or internal, but it must be a burner.
The mac you plan to install Tiger on must have a DVD drive.
Read on for the instructions...

Here are the general steps to follow -- note that iMac-specific 'no DVD' installation steps follow below this section.
Go to Applications->Utilities and open Disk Utility.

Insert your tiger DVD.

Select Session 1 of the Tiger DVD and press the New Image button. (Do not select the drive name itself, or it will not make an image.)

Name the image file and press OK. The image will take between five and fifteen minutes to be built. Grab a cup of coffee -- it may be longer or shorter, depending on the drive and whether it is internal or external.

Double click on the new image to mount it.

On the mounted install image, go to /System -> Installation -> Packages.

Control-click on OSInstall.mpkg and select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu.

Go into the Contents folder, and control-click on OSInstall.dist. Select Open With -> Other from the pop-up menu, then navigate to whereText Edit is, and click Open.

Look for the following lines of code (note: line break added for a narrower display; don't add one in the code!):

function checkSupportedMachine(machineType){
var badMachines = ['iMac','PowerBook1,1','PowerBook2,1', 'AAPL,Gossamer',
'AAPL,PowerMac G3', 'AAPL,PowerBook1998', 'AAPL,PowerBook1999'];

Now, if you want to be able to install on all unsupported machines, just delete eveything in the square brackets. I changed my OSInstall.dist to (note: line break added for a narrower display; don't add one in the code!):

function checkSupportedMachine(machineType){
var badMachines = ['PowerBook1,1','PowerBook2,1', 'AAPL,Gossamer',
'AAPL,PowerBook1998', 'AAPL,PowerBook1999'];

With the code above, it enabled Tiger to be installed on an iMac and Power Mac G3 (Blue & White).

Save the changes to your desktop under the name "OSInstall.dist" -- without the .txt ending.

Drag the new OSInstall.dist into the window that has the contents of OSInstall.mpkg. It will ask you whether to replace the old one or not. Choose Replace.

Unmount the disk image.

Go into disk utility. Select your image and then press Burn.
I would like to add that you can also use Disk Utility to "restore" the .dmg file that you would burn to the DVD to an external hard drive and boot from that drive to install OSX as well so that part about having to have a DVD drive on the machine you want to install to isn't necessarily true.

Monday, June 11, 2007

I think that I have made the decision that I will be getting the 15in MacBook Pro with the LED display and the Santa Rosa chip set. So if you all want to, feel free to donateor just click on the nifty Google ads. I mentioned it before but I am willing to be lame as well and get the thing laser engraved too if people want to advertise. I'm sure because I'm not being "original" this will get far less coverage than Leah Culver did but hey it never hurts to try right.... well maybe cus internet flamers can hurt your feelings but maybe if I get enough negative press it will be enough press in general, ooo the posibilities.

Monday, June 04, 2007

OS X 10.4 on a Clamshell iBook

Just to update anyone who reads this that doesn’t know me.

Yes you can indeed run Tiger on a 366mHz clamshell iBook with no firewire. It’s extremely easy to do too. Leave a comment if you want to know how.

Yeah it’s kinda slow on some stuff but I don’t edit high def video on it or anything. It dose really well for a seven year old machine that I picked up for $100
But for fear of getting flamed by Gizmodo readers I’d love to do a repeat of the “buy me a Mac Book" thing that Leah Culver chick did. I wouldn’t even charge half what she did and I’d still have to find some way to get the laser etching done since I don’t have a laser etcher where I work like she dose. I’d even go for just a “regular” MacBook if need be although a Pro would have more advertising real estate. Now just how to spread the word…

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yeah so the new Ocean is flippin sweet. So you should all donate to my paypal so I can get one.

Demonizing the Competition

This is something that frustrates me. Why bother telling me how bad the competition is? Shouldn't you just focus on making your product better and then tell me what it can do. Are consumers stupid by default or are they made stupid by advertising. This is just a rant and has no scientific background at all, but come on people why do "we" care more about Paris Hilton going to jail or stupid twins loosing weight than we do about why the twin towers actually fell? I know this is kinda scatter brained but yeah the boys in Redmond need to own up and start innovating instead of imitating healthy competition makes better results unhealthy backstabbing competition makes companies the are guilty of Anti Trust violations try to sue other companies for Anti Trust violations.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

I R Want this phone... err I mean Device

The new Helio device (Aka Mighty, OZ, Glass... no one really knows for sure yet). One thing is certain it will PWN hard core.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Update on the iBook SE project

So it's all black.... well black/grayish and running Xubuntu/Kubuntu (not sure what to call it cus I installed Xubuntu but then added KDE)
It runs sweet for a G3 366 mHz machine with only 192mb of ram. Speaking of Ram that'll be my next upgrade to 576MB (512 + the built in 64MB)

If you wanna donate that'd be sweet too cus stupid PC133 144pin ram isn't cheap now days.