iMac A1311 Core 2 Duo 3.6 Hard Drive to SSD Replacement

iMac A1311 Core 2 Duo 3.6 Hard Drive to SSD Replacement
After having good success replacing my iMac Aluminum 24″ Hard Drive with an SSD, I decided to do the same thing on my newer iMac A1311 Core 2 Duo 3.6. I used the exact same drive, the 256GB Crucial M4. Great drives so far. Whereas my previous iMac takes a maximum of 4GB of RAM, ...

SSMTP Setup On Mountain Lion

You will need to have macports installed and working. Basically, you are going to disable postfix, install the SSMTP port, configure SSMTP, and then (here’s the part that is not documented) replace the sendmail executable with a link to ssmtp. Here are the commands. You should now be able to… Now tail the mail log ...

Why Is IRC So Complicated?

And more importantly, why can’t those who know how to connect explain it worth a damn? Please, anyone who knows, I beg to you tell me how to connect to an IRC channel here. Any Bloody Channel – I don’t even care which topic.

Mac How To: Make Chrome open a New Window for External Links

This is just too handy to not bump up. I am a big chrome user, and one of the annoyances I had was then when I click on a URL in my mail application, or when I run a Quicksilver trigger that opens a URL, the most recent existing Chrome window would get pulled out ...

Google Just Got More Evil

Google will no longer allow you to rate/review android apps unless you sign up for Google+ and attach your reviews to your public profile. They try to create a Facebook competitor, and you don’t want to sign up, so they find ways to ram it down your throat? Evil. The result will be that my ...

Resizing FreeBSD partitions on an SD card for Raspberry Pi Using gpart and growfs 7

UPDATE 2: Newer instructions here: https://github.com/daveish/freebsd-arm-tools/blob/master/README.md#extracting-and-writing-images UPDATE 1: You cannot blindly cut and paste the commands below and get any results.  You must read and understand what is happening from one command to the next.  This is an example, which is intended to provide a practical example of how to do this yourself. Below is ...

Google Chrome Starts To Suck

In the life of any web browser, there comes a time when it starts to suck. For Google’s Chrome browser, it is the beginning of the end. Google Chrome now crashes on me more than once a day. Remember that crap Google was about each tab running in a separate process so that when one ...

Facebook Just Got Shittier I

Mark Zuckerberg, the new dictator of Facebookistan   Facebook makes it official – an external advertising network is coming soon Facebook Selling Ads Through Phone Numbers

Easy QR Code Images

Simply create image tags with the following URL: https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=240×240&chl=http://www.test.com Just replace the URL at the end with your desired destination URL, and the dimensions (240×240) with your desired dimensions. Like so:

Replace iMac Aluminum 24″ Hard Drive With SSD 2

Replace iMac Aluminum 24
I successfully replaced the hard drive in my iMac with an SSD today.  The result is super fast, and I feel like I have a new mac now.  The machine boots in a flash, and apps launch instantly!  And the silence is deafening!  I’m very pleased.  This is not for the faint of heart, and ...