Rumor: Apple Switching to Intel?

According to this CNET article, Apple plans to slowly phase out their partnership with IBM and switch to Intel-based microprocessors. Is this simply a move to a better microprocessor manufacturer, or is this the start of something far more than just that? The article states that this bit of news will be officially announced on Monday (June 6, 2004) during Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. Until Monday, this is nothing more than a rumor.

Update: More information can be found at, Tom Raftery’s I.T. Views, and The Apple Blog.

Favored Freeware: Backup Your Mac

It may not be necessary to regularly backup your Mac, but it sure is nice to have a current backup lying around. Remember, a good backup will only take an hour (avg.) to restore, but a computer without a backup will take anywhere from a day to a week to restore from scratch. Don’t assume that you’ll never need to restore your computer. Matthew Phillips’ tutorial, Backup Your Mac With rsync, is a detailed tutorial on how to quickly and easily backup your Mac using only Disk Utility and the free utility, RsyncX. Enjoy!

Thanks go to Tom for originally discovering the tutorial.

Note: This is a repost of Backup Your Mac from February 27, 2005.
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WordPress Presents: Browse Happy

The Web Standards Project has become concerned with the anti-IE [anti-Internet Explorer] attitude behind their [former] poster project, Browse Happy. WaSP, the Web Standards Project, has always wished to remain impartial in the browser wars. Although IE has been known to incorrectly render content that complies with various web standards, WaSP’s hope has always been to work with Microsoft to iron out the bugs, not lead a boycott campaign against it. In light of this revelation, WaSP has decided to cut its ties with Browse Happy. Fortunately, WordPress will be taking Browse Happy under its wing and will be responsible for all aspects of the former WaSP poster project, including content, hosting, funding, and maintenance.

SpotPress: A Mac-Like WordPress Admin Theme

SpotPress is a cosmetic redesign for the WordPress admin pages that resembles the Spotlight search window in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. It uses WP’s excellent plugin architecture to simply insert the new stylesheet without any code modification or hassle.

SpotPress is definitely my favorite WordPress Admin/User Interface so far. At v0.8b, SpotPress is still incomplete, but it is 99% functional and easy to install and uninstall if need be. If changing your WordPress Admin/User Interface is of interested to you, you can find more Admin Themes in the Codex list of WordPress Admin Themes.