Importing From Blogger

April 13, 2007

As updated below it seems to be ok. Except I’m not sure if categories is meant to be tags or vice versa. Which means when I update using Ecto, I don’t know if I should file the posts under Categories or Tags or Both!

More things to think about I guess, and that’s why this blog is still under development.

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Macbook, Netgear and the WEP Key

March 25, 2007

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There has been a very common issue with new Macbook users and wireless internet. If the user has a Netgear router (in my case a DG834G wireless router) and uses a WEP key, when setting up a new connection they simply cannot connect to the internet as their WEP key isn’t accepted, no matter how many unsuccessful tries.

What’s amazing is that the “fix” is actually quite simple, but something almost no-one could figure out on their own. All the user needs to do, is just put a $ in front of the WEP key when they type it. No hacks, no drivers, just a simple $.


My Mighty Mouse is back!

March 14, 2007

After sending my Mighty Mouse off to MYER a few weeks ago, it’s finally back. Everything seems to be in order, but I must say, if you’re ever going to exchange something on warranty, then bring it straight to the source, not to a third party dealer. MYER ended up sending the mouse to an Apple Store anyway AND it took two weeks to get it there and back. But I’m just happy to have my mouse back and will report back if there’s any trouble. (None so far)

Also, I’ve decided that I’m going to update this blog on a regular weekly basis (every Sunday) unless I’m super busy, or there’s some breaking news (Like this).


Apple’s Wireless Mighty Mouse is…

February 19, 2007
Apple’s Wireless Mighty Mouse


Not as mighty as it may seem. It started off like a dream. Worked perfectly. Left click here, right click there. Scrolling up/down/left/right with the 360 degree scroll ball. Moving with lighting-fast precisions thanks to the laser tracking. But alas, that was 5 months ago and now, all is not well.

The laser tracking complete with on/off switch


The right click only works half the time unless switched on and off. The scroll ball has gotten stuck and now only scrolls down if pressed hard enough. Plus to top it all off, the bottom of the mouse is coming undone. All these problems seem to be hindering what used to be the perfect mouse.

The bottom of the mouse, which is meant to be flat.


But there is hope. According to Wikipedia (Not the best source, but a source none the less), Apple has “silently” fixed these problems. “Users report, that the Mighty Mouse (as of February 2006) runs much more smoothly and the scroll ball stays cleaner than the prior builds, and that the durability has gone up as well.”

So thanks to Apple’s One Year Warranty, I am going to go and try to replace my mouse this weekend, and just maybe, everything will be back to the way it was.