Friday, May 04, 2007

Its Friday!! My interesting links

Since most of the people who post here are at GEEK MEET! I thought I'd share my shared links from Google reader. Enjoy


Monday, April 30, 2007

MacBook and MacBook Pro Battery Update

For the last year or so, perhaps a little bit more, there have been rumors of battery problems with some MacBooks and MacBook Pros from Apple. As the issue did not rise to any real prominence, I figured there probably were not many units affected.

I guess I was wrong, as Apple has issued a support advisory on the subject, which you can access by clicking the link above.

Please note this is NOT the Sony exploding battery issue or anything like that.

The problem seems to have been in the OS X software, and not in hardware, though evidently some batteries could have been damaged and Apple will replace those, regardless of warranty status. They have a software fix available which supposedly takes care of all issues, as long as the battery is still good. Get it, or find out about your replacement options at the link above.


Sunday, April 29, 2007

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 04-29-07

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 04-29-07. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific thats 1PM to 4PM Eastern. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Remember Geek Meet 2007 is next week in Boston MA. Join us if you can

"Links from the Gregg Zone!"

1) I got an email from a friend the other day with an attachment; the attachment was a picture of a church sign which appeared to be in front of a small town church. The message on the sign said “GOD HATES PEOPLE FROM SIN CITY, STAYING IN ALASKA”. Well other than being right on the point when it comes to my personal situation, and seemingly very coincidental, I have seen so many weird signs, especially on shows like Letterman, and Leno I did not think to much about it, until the confession from my friend Tony (who is insisting I give him credit for anything I use that he sends me, here is said acknowledgement). This link is to a site that will let you put anything you want on your choice of church signs. This can be a lot of fun if you have a mischievous side to your personality; I have purposefully refrained from offering any suggestions here as it could only get me into trouble.
2) For the A-B crowd this week I thought I would offer a link to the Fortean Times, one night last week c2c had a guest who had written a book on Mr. Fort, a Ripley type writer and researcher from England’s past. During the show the guest mentioned the Fortean Times Magazine, I was wondering if it was still around, so I started looking around the net, not only is it still around, they have a online issue. Very interesting reading, and some good links here, check it out
3) Wow!! Tony again two sites in the same week, thanks to Tony for this interesting story from a BBC story released 4-24-07. Kryptonite is no longer just the stuff of fiction feared by caped super heroes. It seems when it was discovered in Jadar (a Serbian mine), they could not identify the substance, and sent it to a specialist for identification. The people doing the research were shocked to find a reference to a substance containing same chemical make up, not in a scientific journal, but in the fictional story of Superman. Link to the BBC story
4) If you have not heard about the Honey Bee problem, you must not be much of a news hound, hives are disappearing world wide. The quote being tossed about is from Albert Einstein “Without the Honey Bee mankind would be wiped off the face of the planet in four years.” I have been reading up on it, here are a few of the links I found.
A decent general article with out the scary side:
A biblical sign of end times:
Caused by Mobile Phones:
Caused by Genetically Engineered BT corn crops:
Viral disease