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First post in Leopard

Finally had the time to upgrade my Macbook to Leopard. The fun part is, for some unexpected reasons, I’ve installed it from a special partition on my iPod 2G with the Firewire Boot. Groovie. As I’ve expected, I’m using Spaces a lot. Stacks also turned very handy to me. Time to buy lot’s of storage for Time Machine. Happy, happy, joy, joy.

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Crash

A bad day is always a bad day when you’re editing a wiki page, your macbook freezes, you realize that you lost more than 1 hour of work (no auto-save the preview on the mediawiki) and you end up doing grep and strings on /private/var/vm/sleepimage after successfully put the goddamn mac on sleep just before a hard reboot. Another way was to try to recover some data out of the SQLite db cache of Safari. Gosh.

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Sun XVM Virtualbox for Mac

If you have a Intel Mac and you are in the need for virtualization, along with Parallels and VMware Fusion you have now a 3rd option: Sun XVM Virtualbox. And it’s free. Check it out. It looks good on the demo. From what I’ve seen, there’s no DirectX support for now (no hardcore games, sorry) and it will not work with Bootcamp. Have to try this and compare it with VMware Fusion. I would really like to see a real-world benchmark on Virtualbox vs Parallels vs Fusion.

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Back to Safari

Since the release of Safari 3.1, I’ve lost contact with Camino. The reason? Incredible speed, I can now use some sites that had some nasty Javascript/CSS problems in the past and a cool search on steroids. Love it.

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Inside VMware Fusion

If you have a Mac and you’re into virtualization, you must see this presentation on Google Tech Talks, made by Ben Gertzfield, the lead developer of Intel Mac virtualization at VMware. The title is exactly what you’ll expect, a true inside view of VMware Fusion. Oh, and by the way, Ben rockz. Note: I’m a *very* happy user of VMware Fusion.

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iPhone madness

Parece que neste último fim de semana foram vendidos mais de 500.000 (sim, leram bem) iPhone’s. Aliás, foi também o primeiro fim de semana. Era tudo hype não era? Apple sold around half a million iPhones the first weekend the device went on sale, one analyst firm has estimated. Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster released a report Sunday night estimating that Apple sold about 500,000 units from 6 p.m. Friday through the close of business Sunday. Going into the weekend Munster thought Apple would sell 200,000 on Friday and Saturday. Despite low supply at AT&T stores and activation issues, it appears…

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They will never understand

For those who think that us, the geeks, switched from Linux (or other OS) to Mac because we give up mainly to the shiny eye candy factor, well, I’ll give you today’s example. I’m installing a svn repository solution for a customer, and they wanted to integrate MS Visual Studio with it. I researched a bit and I’ve found a nice plugin (ankhsvn) to play with. Of course, the first thing I need is to install Visual Studio Trial on my XP box. So I went to the homepage, logged in with a Windows Live ID and downloaded the 2.6…

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Vai vender como o pão às fatias

Retornando ao ipod telefone de que todos falam, a melhor quote que li até agora vem do Seth Godin (who else?): Two kinds of people in the world… The folks that want (need!) an iPhone, and those that couldn’t care less. And of course it’s not just Apple and it’s not just phones. It’s every single industry in the world. You’re not likely to convert one group into the other. What you can do is decide which group you’d like to market to. You can’t do both at the same time, not particularly well, anyway. Vale a pena ver esta…

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