Cool iPhone Applications

There are so many coming, “theiphoneblog.com”:http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2008/09/01/iphone-app-avalanche-7/#more-4056 does a great review. Of note: * Asphalt 4 Elite Racing with real 3-D and real cars too now $9.99. get it here* Toy Bot Diaries which let’s you control your bot over obstacles. $4. Get it here* IM+ is free and is a chat client for Jabber, MSN, […]

Audiobook Cd Backup with Max Mac Fission for splitting and MP3 Trimmer for joining

If you have a series of audiobook CDs that you want to backup. What is the easiest way to do it. Well, you can use iTunes to back it up. You want to set it to use very small files. I normally go to iTunes/Preferences/Advanced/Importing and set it to MP3, custom with 32Kbps and 24Khz […]

Soccer registration

Ok somehow I’m Noe a soccer registrar so here ate notes ok how to do it. Assuming you use Bonzi which is a soccer club manager. It’s a remarkable database with a terrible interface (and it’s Windows only). In Bonzi there are four important concepts to understand otherwise you’ll never figure any of it out: […]

Mac OS X Invisible files

The Mac has this notion of invisible files. Sometimes you want to edit them. There are third party utilities like File Buddy which do this, but you can also “natively”:http://kb.iu.edu/data/ajyj.html view them if you squint sideways. Here are the instructions: In Mac OS X, how do I view invisible files? – Knowledge Base OS X […]

Excel 2008 bugs make it useless for loans and private equity

Wow, I can’t believe Microsoft would ship a product like this. Beware, Excel 2008 won’t recalc XIRR correctly and in fact any sheet that has an intentional reference where loan amounts have fees that are dependent. This has worked in versions of Excel for the last 20 years. So sad, it means that Excel 2008 […]

Four ways to make Mac simpler

Mac 101: Four simple ways to make your Mac more efficient – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) 1. Easy access from the dock I always drag my hard drive and Applications folder into the dock. No need to minimize windows, invoke Expose or, worst of all, shuffle windows around manually to reach the folder or […]

Chinese Olympic Nicknames and vocabulary

For the true student of chinese, here are the nicknames of “players”:http://www.nbcolympics.com/newscenter/news/newsid=236723.html. Some are really great! | Athlete | Nickname | Pinyin | Translation | Explanation | | LeBron James | 小皇帝 | xiao3 huang2 di4 | Little Emperor | He’s King James | | Camelo Anthony | 甜瓜 | tian2 gua1 | Sweet Melon […]

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