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This post is almost one year late, but I will put it online anyway.

Do you recognize the guy at the right?
Artur Martins & John Kellogg Hodgman at LAX Airport

His name is John Kellogg Hodgman. He plays the PC role in the “Get a Mac” adversiting campaign. Me met accidently at Los Angeles Airport after I landed from San Francisco (Google I/O 2008). The strange part was that I was the only one that reconnaised him!!! And you know what? He’s a very nice guy and not boring at all…

BTW, I forgot to ask if he still using PCs 🙂

If you got an error like this:
Error 51: Unable to communicate with the VPN subsystem

There is how to fix it:

  • Turn off your bluetooh (if active);
  • Restart CiscoVPN service (in my case I’m running Mac OSX: sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN/CiscoVPN restart)

Done!

So, MacHeist 3 was a success. 88,401 bundles were sold and raised US$ 842.648, but they top it to US$850.000. That’s great, but it’s supposed to be more than that! Let’s do the math?

So it’s missing $11 909.75 for charity. Sure that $11K is insignificant when have $850K to give to charity, but I like transparency in any business.

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I bought the MacHeist 3 Bundle for US$39. I like some of the applications (Picturesque, SousChef, World of Goo(!!)) . I started to wonder about the math they about the 25% they want to give to charity. So, the  following image:

 shows that 31,712 bundles sold. So, 31712 bundles * US$39  * 25% gives the result US$309,192. But the image shows only US$295,785. Why is there missing US$13,387?

I don’t want to start a conspiracy here… is there a bug on the counter?

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Preciso de fazer upgrade de disco ao Macbook (80GB é pouco). Estou a considerar a compra de um 320GB. No entanto, já me avisaram para não comprar o WD Raptor pois tem sensor de vibração e que este entra em conflito com o controlador de disco do Macbook.

Para evitar um mau investimento, gostaria de saber quais são os recomendados. Outra dúvida é sobre rpm: 5400 ou 7200? (bateria sucks?)

Agradeço comentários 🙂

Afinal o problema era um problema no sistema de ficheiros. Não fiquei contente com a notícia, pois tive de pagar 65,34 euros pela intervenção técnica. Mais ainda, é que tive de pagar por algo que corrompeu o filesystem quando o coloquei o MacOS X a hibernar.

Que ferramentas de diagnóstico recomendam utilizar para manter o sistema saudável?

Pois é… aconteceu aquilo que não esperava. A 4 dias de fazer 1 ano, o dito cujo parece que avariou o disco. Felizmente, a recuperação de dados foi possível, tirando os dados por firewire. Agora assistência técnica leva 3 dias para recuperar ou dar um disco novo.

Puxa, felizmente deu para fazer o backup!