Borat

This guy has figured out how to be a marketing juggernaut. Borat, or Mr. Cohen, has combined comedic talent with viral marketing, underground buzz, and blatant promotion to create what will probably be a hugely lucrative stint. I have not yet seen his latest movie, but I plan to. I mention it here because I have found more often than not, that if I listen to my student assistants (at a university), I will have a better than average sense of the latest craze somewhat ahead of its mainstream media debut. I’ve often come across some very impressive web applications […]

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iSight Hack

This is an interesting hack of the iSight. It is embedded code to allow local activation of an iSight. I’m not clear on whether or not this represents a security risk, since it isn’t clear if this can be done remotely. See it here: http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/wlg/7409

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Entourage -17895 Error

Apparently, this network connection error has been experienced by more than a few Entourage users in Mac OS X. After scouring several forums, it appeared that the few solutions had to do with contacting an ISP and notifying them of the problem. This sounds suspiciously like MS is passing the buck. I’ve found the problem seems to be fixed by unchecking both the “Send commands to server simultaneously” box and the “Live Sync” box.

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OmniGraffle Pro – Diagram Application

I end up doing a lot of diagramming and illustration work for the most of the training and support material I produce for clients. I’ve used Illustrator, FireWorks, and even PhotoShop in the past for some of this work. Each of these applications are powerful and feature-rich. But often they were overkill for what I needed. These days I find myself turning more often to one very well-designed, easy-to-use application: OmniGraffle Pro

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CSS Resources

These are some of the excellent CSS resources I’ve come across: http://www.cssbeauty.com/ http://www.alistapart.com/ http://www.cssplay.co.uk/ http://www.csszengarden.com/ http://glish.com/css/ http://meyerweb.com/eric/css/

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Mac Information Sites

There are a number of great sites for staying abreast of the latest Mac-related news and information. Here are a few that I especially like: http://www.macintouch.com/ http://apple.slashdot.org/ http://www.macosxhints.com/ http://www.macobserver.com/

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