December 24, 2006
It was the first snow of 2005 and we took the kids outside to play.
December 24, 2006
A couple of months ago, my 300GB external hard drive decided to bite the dust without a proper 30-day warning. I considered myself lucky since I have copied most of my family iMovie videos and photos to DVD discs prior to the incident. However, I still lost a good deal of files that I wish […]
Of my “Neat Desktop” series, this trick does not require any additional software. By pressing Cmd+Option+D, I hide the dock from view. Pressing the same key combination will bring it back. However, I prefer to move the mouse cursor to where the dock used to be and the dock will appear until I move the […]
Once again, I would like to thank Merlin Mann for his pointer to this gem. MenuShade hides the menu to remove one more distracting piece of information from the user’s desktop. The user can choose various degree of shading, from completely invisible to visible. For my MacBook, I choose to turn it completely dark so […]
Continue with my neat desktop theme, I also found another cool application: Desktopple. This little gem hides the icons on the desktop to give the user a cluster-free desktop. As a matter of personal preference, I choose a near-black background for my desktop when hiding the icons. Others might opt for a different color, or […]
I just discovered this cool little application today and love it so far. Credit of the discovery should go to Merlin Mann who showed it on the MacBreak video podcast. Here is my one-line description: Spirited Away hides inactive applications after a predetermined time. Often, when I am working on an application, or even web-surfing, […]
December 22, 2006
Here is a video of our day trip to Leavenworth. We were lucky to see both the autumn’s bright red and gold foliage and the winter’s snow.
First, I would like to thank you Bill Huber for his exellent instruction on how to build a light tent. It took me less than half an hour to build one. If I can do it, I am sure everybody else can. While building the tent, I made three deviations from his instructions: I did […]