I recently purchased a few 500GB Lacie Quadra external hard drives. These things are the step up from the Lacie triple interface drives, they now include an e-SATA connection which I’ll probably never use but it’s nice to know it’s there. I personally made use of the FireWire 800 ports on my Xserve. It was […]

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To followup on Jimmy’s recent post about snow in the Waitsfield area, I’d like to note that it’s now snowing in the greater Burlington area! In fact, the snow has been so plentiful (relatively speaking) over the last two weeks that Small Dog’s local ski resort, Sugarbush, opened Saturday the 17th of November instead of […]

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Apple has pretty much done away with the pretty glossy buttons and interface, but it seems they left out those chat bubbles in iChat. Of course I don’t mind them, but this application will transform those bubbles into more a matte look. The simple application ‘iChat Matte’ changes some of the resource files in the […]

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The weather stations had been predicting some snow flurries for last night and today, but as usual I shrugged it off since we never get snow this early anymore. I woke up this morning and sure enough there was snow in the air! It’s not sticking very well unless you’re in the upper elevations. I […]

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This past weekend, I got to try out some of the new features that come in Mac OS X Leopard Server. First, let’s back up a bit to Tiger Server. OS X Tiger Server is the first piece of server software I’ve used from Apple. I come from the world of Linux where most of […]

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Before I started working at Small Dog, I was a customer. As it happened, when I moved to Vermont from New York, my eMac wasn’t working. After the move, I explored the area, and I found that Small Dog Electronics was only about 10 minutes from my house. I immediately lugged the freakishly heavy eMac […]

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I rely on and love my morning cup of Starbucks while simultaneously enjoying the ability to download music directly from the iTunes Store. Imagine how happy I was when I realized that I could combine my two loves by purchasing the new Starbucks card. This synergy allowed me to continue to purchase the coffee I […]

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Uploaded with Skitch! I sorta ganked this idea from Life Hacker but it’s something I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while. So what is the menu bar? It’s the white bar across the screen of every OS X Mac. You can find application menus up there, the clock, spotlight (for Tiger users) and […]

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Uploaded with Skitch! Here’s yet another application that I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for a long time. Unfortunately I didn’t get into the beta, but just recently the Pixelmator team released version 1.0 to everyone. It’s actually a trial version, but a full version may be obtained for $59. Prior to the […]

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Sadly, I don’t own an iPhone. I’m not what you call an “early adopter.” I love the device, and it’s all I’ve been looking for in a phone/PDA/handheld device/media player/shiny object, but for one (and probably most importantly), I’m locked in another cell phone contract! We in my household just can’t justify cancelling a contract/carrying […]

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