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Wesley Mason

Member since: Jun 28th, 2005

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Gtalkr: Google Talk on the web (Download Squad)

Dec 1st 2005 6:38PM Actually, meebo (www.meebo.com) supports Google Talk off the bat.

Safe Sleep for new 15 and 17 inch Powerbooks (TUAW.com)

Oct 24th 2005 6:44PM A) No it's not hibernate as it's doing _both_ suspend to RAM _and_ suspend to hard drive, it's a back-up feature meaning if the power completely fails while sleeping it will still be able to restore from the saved system image on the disk, the advantage of this is that you still have immediate restore when awaking and power hasn't ran out during sleep, the disadvantage is you can't fully hibernate and save your power. It's cool and topical because this is a feature that has just been reintroduced (or perhaps introduced) and not discussed in the least.

GameBoy emulator on the iPod? (Download Squad)

Jul 19th 2005 6:20AM The trouble is the size of the memory and processor on the iPod means you'd have to boot up individually the iPod firmware or the NES emulator (or any other) and couldn't listen to music at the same time, which being an iPod kind of goes against the whole philosophy (this is much the same way Linux distros on the iPod work, although they of course have MP3 players on them, but they *skip* *a lot*).

Intel Macs are fast (TUAW.com)

Jul 14th 2005 8:51PM Unfortunately most of the reported speedups are more than likely due to the lack of kexts loaded, nor extra features on the PC BIOS, nor installed applications.

Stuffit 9.0.2 is out for those who care (Download Squad)

Jul 14th 2005 6:59PM While diminished in the sense that there is less newer support, the rash of .hqx/.bin/.sit/.sitx files already available on the web more than justify StuffIt's continued existence, and also the lack of support for certain file types such as RAR natively in Tiger give some further leverage for at least a major third party compression suite such as StuffIt, if not SI itself (and no I'm not a user of StuffIt Pro etc., just an opinion. ;) )

Go returns to sue Microsoft for "killing" it (Download Squad)

Jul 4th 2005 12:46PM No, it refers to the tablet-form pen-input UI/OS the company worked on, and MS's decision to then jump into the same market and create a competing software after demo'ing Go's UI/OS, i.e. Windows Tablet PC Edition.

iPod Updater 2005-06-26 available (TUAW.com)

Jun 28th 2005 10:22AM And yet again us older gen iPod users are left in the dust. Oh well.

Mac Gaming: Bub & Bob 2 (TUAW.com)

May 10th 2005 6:30PM Just grab the Mac port of the open source Frozen Bubble instead.

Silly Survey Sunday: What's in a name? (TUAW.com)

Apr 17th 2005 9:22AM Oops, Valeyard is actually the name of my new server, after I decommission Hackworth, the server I've had for 2 years.

Silly Survey Sunday: What's in a name? (TUAW.com)

Apr 17th 2005 9:00AM Because I used to get identified by my online moniker, 1st Vamp, I've generally always used Vamp in my naming schemes, although with some machines that's changed a little. My PowerBook is called PoisonedVamp, while my two IBM-PC's are called envy and gluttony obviously after the sins they represented at the time, my smartphone is called Vamp7610 after it's model number, my aging laptops were called Frankentop (after it's stitched together and repaired state), and Vamptop, although Vamptop was renamed to Craptop after some bad experiences (it was a Sony Vaio which failed so many times it led me to getting a PowerBook). My planned upgrade to one of the newer PowerBook 12"ers will have the name Valeyard.