Technology

iTunes Plus is a Negative on the N95?

iTunes Plus was just made available to the public, and I straight away jumped in and bought some music from iTunes - the first time in over a year (yay DRM-free music).

It of course plays perfectly in iTunes & perfectly on my iPod… but - wait a second! My Nokia N95 won’t play it, with an error message of “File is Corrupted. Operation Cancelled”.

Miscellaneous, Technology

Google Maps Australia now does Directions

This may not be news to everyone - I'm not sure how long this has been the case, but I've just found that Google Maps Australia can now do very accurate address mapping, and with it comes the ability to provide turn by turn directions from one address to another (or many). Whilst this has been a supported feature in the US since day one, Australia wasn't so lucky, until now.

Technology

Mac OSX Finder Refresh

A small but annoying thing about Mac OSX is that sometimes it doesn’t refresh itself when a file or folder is changed - especially when dealing with SMB (Windows) share drives.

In Windows you can hit F5 to refresh the current Window, but Apple seemed to have forgotten to add this feature to Mac OSX.

Well I searched the web and finally found an Applescript to do this

Technology

Vista Media Center and Videos on Network Drives

Windows Vista LogoWell I succumbed and picked up Microsoft Vista Home Premium for my Media Center PC.It's actually running extremely well and is more stable than XP Media Center 2005. It does have it's little quirks, and one of them is getting my home movies that are stored on a network drive to show up under Vista Media Center's Videos in a nice way** . This also more seriously effects Xbox 360's running as an extender as Vista Home Premium no longer lets you set the extender up with a login script for it to see the network drives.

Family, Family News, Family Photos

New Photos – Christmas and the building of our New House

Christmas 2006 was lots of fun… we started out at home finding Santa had eaten most of the biscuit we left and drank all of the glass of milk. Lots of presents later we headed to Nanna & Nono’s house where more presents appeared. Later that evening we got to Gran & Grandad’s where, you… Continue reading New Photos – Christmas and the building of our New House