Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I'm Moving

After much deliberation I am moving to a new blogging platform. This site will remain up until I can move all my archives over. Please head on over for the new posts! :-)


Saturday, November 18, 2006


I install a lot of stuff. I am always looking for better tools and toys to use. Since I come from the Windows world I am used to having an uninstall process for most everything. Now, while that process was often painful, it was there.

When I moved to the Mac world I made a bad assumption. Since installing on a Mac is usually drag and drop an icon, I assumed that uninstalling was the same way. As I discovered recently when you delete an app from your Applications folder lots of things are left behind. All this leftover stuff won't necessarily have any affect on your system, but it does steal hard drive space away from you.

I tried a few uninstall solutions out there and basically they all worked, but I wasn't sold on any until I found AppZapper. AppZapper is easy to use, just like installing, to uninstall anything you just drop it's icon onto the AppZapper icon or window as shown below.
AppZapper opens up and tells you everything that is associated with the app, where it's located and lets you deselect portions of the list.
So far I have not deselected any items when I have used the program, but I am sure it will happen eventually. After my 5 free zaps were up I was so pleased with the experience that I bought the app for $12.95. It's a small price to pay for the ease of use and peace of mind that things are not gumming up my system.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Clocky - The alarm clock that runs away

Ohhhhh you evil evil thing! Go to to read more about the runaway clock!

Clocky® (patent pending) is an alarm clock that runs away and hides if you don't get out of bed on time. When the alarm sounds you can snooze one time. If you still don't wake up, Clocky will jump off of the bedside table, and wheel away, mindlessly bumping into objects until he finds a spot to rest. You'll have to get up and out of bed to silence his alarm. Clocky will find new spots everyday, kind of like a hide-and-seek game.

Clocky alarm clocks were designed to reinterpret the common alarm clock into something that is not stressful and obnoxious but amusing and a better fit between humans and technology.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

アップル - Macをはじめよう - New Get a Mac Ad's

Wow, this is too cool!  The Apple "Get a Mac" ads are now on in Japan.  Of course they are in Japanese, but the cool thing is they are almost perfect recreations down to the light piano music and a Japanese slacker guy.  Aaaahhhhhh cool :-)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Great intro to OS X video

Recently I came across a great video via I can't embed google video for some reason, so the link is below. Here is the description in the authors own words..

"This is a demonstration of what the Mac OS can do, particularly if you are a new user to the Mac or if you've never had one and are wondering what it can do for you or if it is something you would like to try." - Seanadb -