Moving Selected Files in the OS X Finder to a New Folder

I’ve had a recurring problem for years in Mac OS X. Whenever I need to do a backup, I find myself repeating a pattern. I select a series of files and folders, and then check their total file size via the Finder’s Inspector palette (Cmd-Option-I) to see how close that is to the CD/DVD disc’s […]

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Startups of note

Over the past year, I’ve had several friends and colleagues break out from their corporate jobs and start up their own companies. As such, I wanted to point folks over to their efforts, as there are several stand-out efforts that are worth checking out. Crush3r An events service that lets you send out beautiful, custom-designed […]

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Stretching your software dollar

At the end of 2006, an interesting phenomenon in the Mac world unfolded. “MacHeist” was unveiled, wherein the public could engage in a number of challenges to earn passwords. Each password would “unlock” the MacHeist vault, wherein a user would get access to a piece of Mac software with a legitimate license for use. At […]

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KU Wins!

Rock chalk Jayhawk! My alma mater, KU, just won the Orange Bowl. This is big news for KU, whose football program dominated my home state team, Nebraska, this year (an inverse of the normal yearly relationship).(Posted from Twitter.)

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My 2008 Apple Wishlist: Address Book

As my final send-off to 2007, I’ve assembled a 2008 Apple wishlist, as mentioned in my previous posts. I’m not asking for the world… just tricking out what I already use to make it better for users like me. Address Book Mac OS X’s Address Book is one of the strongest features of the entire […]

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My 2008 Apple Wishlist: iPhone/iPod

As a send-off to 2007, I’m assembling my 2008 Apple wishlist, as mentioned in my previous posts. I’m not asking for new products… just enhancements that would make their products better for users like me. iPhone/iPod Apple must be inundated with idea after idea on how to improve or really make the iPhone a better […]

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My 2008 Apple Wishlist: Apple.com User Profiles

I’m compiling a wishlist for Apple for their 2008 efforts, as mentioned in my previous posts. It’s not comprehensive, strategic, or anything else… just things I think would make their products even better for users like me. Apple.com User Profiles Before anyone goes and says there are currently user profiles on Apple.com, I’d ask you […]

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My 2008 Apple Wishlist: Customer Lifecycle

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m compiling a wishlist for Apple for their 2008 efforts. It’s by no means comprehensive, strategic, or whatever else… just things that might make their products even better for users like me. Or maybe just me. Customer Lifecycle I mentioned earlier that 3 folks in my family purchased a […]

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My 2008 Apple Wishlist: .Mac

I’ve been known to be called an Apple fanboy before… mostly by those in my family (three of whom then purchased MacBooks in the last year). That’s OK; I am a big fan of Apple. While a Mac was not my first computer (that honor goes to the VIC-20 followed by a series of Apple […]

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Newsflash 12/25/07

Carrie and I are having ourselves a merry little Christmas, though Jonah remains a bit undecided. (Posted from Twitter.)

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Laaker.com on OLPC Laptop

(Mountain View, CA) – Having just received his personal laptop from the One Laptop Per Child program’s Give One, Get One program, Micah Laaker did what he does with any Web-connected device he can get this hands on: he loaded Laaker.com. Laaker.com on OLPC Laptop, originally uploaded by mlaaker. “I know the first thing most […]

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Newsflash 12/12/07

I picked up an Apple TV tonight. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the foresight to also pick up an HDMI cable. (Posted from Twitter.)

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Newsflash 12/10/07

I’m excited that Black Sheep, the zombie sheep movie, is a real movie. Looking forward to watching this week, after thinking it was a joke. (Posted from Twitter.)

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Newsflash

Mr. Laaker is testing Twitter integration. (Posted from Twitter.)

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Newsflash

Mr. Laaker is integrating Twitter into his site.

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