Service Manuals

Looking for Apple Service Manuals (PDF format) for:

Power Mac G5
Aluminum Powerbook

Help appreciated.

Tech (General)

Reimaging my HD

Going for my 3rd Windows install of the month. A few weeks ago, I got my system up and running, so I could use it as needed for finals. Now that finals are over, and I can relax. I’m going to do it the right way, and take my time.

Let the fun begin.


Using Spamassassin and Mozilla

I’ve seen this asked a few times here and there. So here it is.


1.6 losing networking?

I’ve had this bug a few times, and I can’t figure it out, so I ask if anyone else has had this.

Occasionally, when browsing, it suddenly acts as if there is no network. No response when connecting to a server. To my surprise, closing Mozilla, and reopening it fixes it. Has anyone seen such an issue with the nighties lately? This has been happening to me for a few days, and I would like to get a bug on this if at all possible. I’m going to turn on some logging and try to get this figured out, but any info from others who may have experienced this would be greatly appreciated.


The number 1 bug to be fixed

The #1 complaint I hear about Mozilla is how it handles some media (mainly Windows Media Player), when servers incorrectly sent the text/plain content type. Bug 220807 is supposed to fix that.

If only Sea Monkey would pick that fix up earlier than 1.7a, it’s somewhat of a large fix for 1.6b+ I know. But hey, I’m eager to see 1.6 be that release that people just can’t find something to complain about 😉

I think this is a prime example on how an end user focus can better the product. There must be countless duplicates of this issue in Bugzilla. This is a perfect example on how the new focus is bringing about a browser that is not just “better” than Internet Explorer. It’s destroying Internet Explorer.

Tech (General)

Microsoft and Standards

Microsoft recently redesigned their website (at least their homepage). As you may know, they aren’t a big backer of standards.

Look how well their page validates.

This concludes this episode of Microsoft-doesn’t-care-about-technology.

Validating as XHTML is even more fun.

Apple isn’t perfect, but isn’t to bad either.

This website is fine though 🙂

Go standards!



Bugday is coming very soon. Sadly IRC is blocked here because of what Info Sys. says is a virus plaguing the network. So I’m a no go.

Enjoy and good luck to all. Hopefully I can manage to get on the action some way or another.

Politics Spam

Spam to increase thanks to new Law

Here’s my analysis of the new law:

1. More spammers will operate off shore. This means, even more spam, even the bad stuff (child pornography, scam’s etc.) will be out of US jurisdiction. As of now, at least some, comes from places within US law’s coverage. Now it will be less.

2. The biggest issue:

As CAUCE notes:

This legislation fails the most fundamental test of any anti-spam law, in that it neglects to actually tell any marketers not to spam. Instead, it gives each marketer in the United States one free shot at each consumer’s e-mail inbox,

Now here is where the removal clause can end up doing more harm than not:

People will be under the impression that removing email is as easy as clicking “unsubscribe”, which it may be for several US based spammers, who decide to obey the laws.

But how do you know it’s within the US, and removing? Or outside the US, and confirming your email address for spammers?

There is my issue. Congress has passed a bill that actually does the complete opposite of what it is intended to do. While it’s nice to see them caring about the issue. They have made the problem much worse. They are telling millions of people to confirm their email address with offshore spammers.

Now imagine this:

Not only is the spammer out of US law’s control, but Congress told the American people to confirm their email address with spammers outside the country.

This can actually have very negative consequences on the economy, as email is used widely throughout US businesses. Now imagine spam becoming more costly.

Are we having fun yet?

Spread the word that this bill is a very bad thing, and should be scrapped and redone. It’s flawed throughout, and poses to increase, rather than decrease spam. The complete opposite of the said intent of the bill.

In The News

Saddam Captured


This concludes another fun with photoshop

Saddam, is really Santa 1000 years ago (“Saddam is arabic for “Santa past”). Evil Bin Laden, trying to steal Christians Christmas (remember this is a religious war), went back in his time machine he stole from the Iranian government. He captured Santa from the past:

and brought him to the future.

If Santa today, encounters, past Santa… Santa as we know it will cease to exist:

The dark secret is that he and Michael Jackson, are both known for touching young children in the dark of night… A chimney isn’t the only narrow passage Santa has been in.

Shhhh… it’s still classified. More info later, when it’s declassified.

IMHO, would have been a lot better if he was captured like his sons. Dead with no mess. Now we get to hear years of disagreement over what to do with him? UN Trial? US Trial (Gidmo? Death Penalty?) Future Iraqi Trial? Who holds him?

Not to mention retaliation from resistance groups. A dead Saddam would be a better Saddam. Would save a ton of time and money.


Finals coming around

Ugh. Finals approaching.

Don’t expect to hear much from me over the next few days, unless you send me a “good luck” message via your favorite form of communication (Email, comment), in which case you might get a “Thank you” if I get a chance to breath. 😉

Lucky me, the worst hits hard, then the easy comes later in the week, meaning by Tuesday afternoon, I can start to relax a bit, knowing the bad is over, and the easy is here.

Exception: You may here something from me if you have something important, interesting, or if I know you. In that case, bring it on. 😀 Otherwise, let me be.