Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Working with OS X, Windows, Active Directory and other network services as much as I do, I came across a great tip when adding a leopard based machine to a AD domain today. After you bind the machine to the domain, make sure to enable the option called “Create mobile account at login”, especially if the machine is a notebook. I’m not going to say I learned this from experience, but hey you get the drift.
After binding to your domain, select “Show Advanced Settings” and select the “Services” tab. Open the Active Directory settings and enable the Create Mobile Account at Login check box and confirmation box if necessary.
The iPod 2.0 software is now available on iTunes! I just hit restore and it popped up 🙂 I just connected my iPod Touch to my computer and upgraded it via iTunes.
The iPod 2.0 software is now available on iTunes! I just hit restore and it popped up 🙂
I just connected my iPod Touch to my computer and upgraded it via iTunes. I didn’t have to buy the software update for the App Store or anything. It just works? I’m not sure why. I purchased the January Software update so this might be related to that. Any ideas cloud?
UPDATE: I just updated another iPod Touch and it worked!!
New iPhone: 3G, GPS, Video Calling (iChat Mobile), Some New Apps (in addition to App Store) WiFi Enabled iTunes Sync using Bonjour .Mac Rebrand: Possibly to this Mobile Me thing everyone is talking about (OTA Sync) OS X 10.6 Timeline New iTunes New Mac Mini
With the Apple WorldWide Developer’s Conference kicking off in about an hour, I figured I’d throw my $0.02 out there for what I think might be coming. Let’s see how correct I am in a few hours.
New iPhone: 3G, GPS, Video Calling (iChat Mobile), Some New Apps (in addition to App Store)
WiFi Enabled iTunes Sync using Bonjour
.Mac Rebrand: Possibly to this Mobile Me thing everyone is talking about (OTA Sync)
Once the power has been separated from the optical block, I cut the power cords and attached quick connect adapters to the ends of the wires, for both the CD Changer and the Satellite radio connections.
Well, I am HAPPY to announce that Phase 1 of the MacMini in car server project has been completed. I have successfully installed the power supply and router for the MacMini in the BMW 325 Wagon Project. Sparing you the details of the project (those will come later), let’s go through the steps I went through today.
This project starts in the trunk of my wagon. Since the plan was to install the MacMini into the trunk of the vehicle, I started my expedition in the CD Changer/Satellite Radio compartment of the trunk. Since I do not have the CD changer or satellite radio, the trunk compartment has both connections waiting in the trunk. Each of the connections has two components: power and optical connection. For this project, I will not be using the optical connections but the power instead.
The power connectors (Brown & Orange+stripe) are connected to the plug as one, but can be separated from the kit. The first step is to separate the power from the optical block. Once the power has been separated from the optical block, I cut the power cords and attached quick connect adapters to the ends of the wires, for both the CD Changer and the Satellite radio connections. This provides me with power for both the Primary and Secondary power connections that come out of the Carnetix power inverter system. Once the power connector was separated, I cut the power cords and crimped on the quick connect ports.
Now that the power has been separated, I went ahead and crimped on the corresponding quick connect clips to the wires on the cable supplied by Carnetix.
Notice that all the quick connects are crimped on and ready to go. ?The next step for the install involved finding a 12V source that only came online when the car is in Ignition On mode. Luckily, there is a 12V power plug located in the trunk right next to the compartment for the CD Changer, et all. I connected the ignition indicator wire to the positive line from the 12V source.
This completes the power requirements for the MacMini + BMW system.
Now that the power has been configured, there are two more steps to completing the phase: the fon router & connecting to the aux audio input. Save that for Part 2. 🙂
After getting a coupon to Costco for $30 off the WD 320GB Passport drive, I decided it was time to upgrade the 250GH HD to a 320.
After getting a coupon to Costco for $30 off the WD 320GB Passport drive, I decided it was time to upgrade the 250GH HD to a 320. I know it’s not that big of a jump, but hey, bigger is better :P. I used SuperDuper! to duplicate the HD first before I opened anything up. For those of you who don’t know, SuperDuper is an AWESOME HD cloning and backup tool for Mac OS. Especially when using it to switch HD’s, it will always maximize the partition size of the larger drive so when the drive actually does get changed, nothing has to be done with the computer to extend the partition. Woohoo!
When I opened the case though, I found a port that wasn’t connected to anything and I was wondering what it was for. Anybody have an idea?