Use a Nokia N95 as a Bluetooth modem on a Mac

One of the reasons I bought a Nokia N95 was the ability to tether it as a Bluetooth modem on my MacBook Pro. I wanted to access the internet via my mobile phone if I'm away from home or from a WiFi spot. While Nokia's PC Suite of applications includes an option to tether the [...]

What's on my desk?

The idea for this post has been sitting among my drafts for a long time. I always thought it'd be a good idea to share how I work and what equipment I use, for the benefit of those of you that want to put together a similar setup. Let me make it clear that I'm [...]

Hardware review: mStand by Rain

The mStand is quite possibly the best stand for the MacBook Pro line of laptops. It raises the laptop to an appropriate height, it does not block any of the MBP ports or buttons, its design is truly distinctive, its cast aluminum build matches the MBP line to a tee, and it is reasonably priced [...]

Hardware review: Rolodex laptop stand

What I find interesting about this Rolodex laptop stand is its modularity. A few years or so after it launched, it's still on the market. I've been using it for two of those years with my Windows laptop, and while it doesn't look cool or feel cool, it's sturdy, and it works just fine. The [...]

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-07

16 Bit Versus 8 Bit Mode # Is Silverlight 2 catching up with Flash? # BlueArc's Titan is Flexing Petabytes # About a company that really knows how to leave a mess # California court threatens homeschoolers # Ziff Davis Media Files For Bankruptcy Protection # Where a Dollar [...]

Lots to like about new MacBook Pro

On 2/26, Apple updated their entire MacBook line of laptops with better and faster hardware. I expected that announcement some time this month. I think they surprised most people by making it in February. I've been waiting to purchase a MacBook Pro for some time, and with these latest updates to the hardware, Apple has [...]


Meta work can be a lot of fun, and also a little different. I took a recent photo of mine (from January), set it as my desktop background, positioned my mouse, then focused in for a macro shot. I really like how the honeycomb texture of my laptop's LCD monitor came out. The juxtaposition of [...]

A white MacBook unwrapping

My mother was fed up with multiple crashes on her Windows laptop, and wasn't sure what to do. Should she get a new Windows laptop? Should she try to fix the existing laptop? It was all very traumatic for her, because she lost precious data with each crash. When I first suggested she switch to [...]