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Now attached to Windows full-time by a CoRD

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Although I’ve used the Windows RDP app in the past, I’ve now switched to using CoRD full-time to login remotely to my Windows desktop at work.

CoRD does a great job of scaling my 1680×1050 Windows desktop monitor down to my MBP’s 1440×900 resolution.  Granted, it’s a little small, but it’s still pretty readable, so all is well.

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With my head up in the clouds…

January 24, 2010 Leave a comment

My hard drive head, that is.

With having to do work at home sometimes and studying at work sometimes and both while traveling, it was becoming harder and harder to keep data synced up between computers, even with a USB stick.  So I thought I would look into some online file storage options.  After doing a little investigating, I settled on checking out three of the many options in the Wikipedia article: DropBox, Live Mesh (beta), and ZumoDrive.

My findings and thoughts after the break…

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Dismissing Tiger

December 19, 2009 Leave a comment

No, not Tiger Woods, I mean OS X 10.4.  I’ve actually moved into 2009 by finally installing Snow Leopard.  I must say, I quite like it!

One thing I notice about it right away though: it takes up about 200MB more RAM than Tiger did.  Don’t know if that’s something about my system or not, but now I’m thinking I need to install more memory.  If Snow Leopard isn’t supposed to take up so much memory, please let me know how to get it back down to where it’s supposed to be!

I’ll also be playing with both iLife and iWork, although I think iLife will be more useful to me.  iWord seems to be great, but I (as most of us) live in a Windows world and being more compatible with MS Office is just a wee bit more important than being really cool. 🙂

What’s wrong with this picture?

January 8, 2009 Leave a comment

I have recently come across not one, but two different apps for Windows that purports to run multiple anti-malware applications on your system to help flush out any baddies that might be lurking on there.

Are you feeling gipped?  I am!  Where’s the same app for the Mac?  Now I can see why the PC folks are always saying the Mac just doesn’t have all the apps Windows does.  Sheesh…

Oh, in case you have to work with a Windows PC, following are the links.  They actually do seem like useful tools.   And a big thanks goes out to our friends at LifeHacker.

Anti-Malware Toolkit

Hitman Pro

And finally out of beta…

July 2, 2008 Leave a comment

…is Microsoft’s RDC 2.0!  Although there is at least one other remote connection app that I use (Cord), I usually end up going with Microsoft’s.  You can read all about it here.

Microsoft releases update for Office 2004

June 24, 2008 Leave a comment

And you can read all about it and get it here.

Parallels 5600 works!

June 14, 2008 Leave a comment

In a previous post, I noted that Parallels build 5600 somehow screwed up my VM such that even if I uninstalled build 5600 and went back to build 5582, Windows would still not boot up.  It was only by copying over a pre-5600 VM that I was able to boot Windows again.  Well, I finally had some time to try installing build 5600 again.  The one big difference, I think, from last time to this one is that I made sure I shut down Windows and that the VM was stopped.  I don’t really know if that is what made the difference, but I was able to download and install build 5600 just fine.

Sorry, but I’m not going back to figure out how to recreate a broken install.  All I know is that I now have a working VM again.  And boy, am I glad. 🙂