Make IE Panther friendly

Internet Explorer 5.2.3 has not been updated in a while, and still retains a skin suited best for Jaguar. A simple update to the Hexadecimal code can give IE for OS X a Panther-like skin (as seen in this screenshot), so that IE no longer has to stick out like a sore thumb. Using an…

Real is clueless

During a panel discussion Tuesday at PC Forum in Arizona, RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser said that Apple is creating problems for itself by using a file format (AAC with its FairPlay DRM) that forces consumers to buy legal music from Apple’s own iTunes Music Store. “Because Apple’s iPod music player does not support other proprietary…

Leaked XBOX2 specs PPC

According to the MercuryNews.com, the specifications for Microsoft’s successor to the Xbox were revealed. The specs for the next Xbox, at least according to this report, are as follows: Three IBM-designed 64-bit microprocessors, the same chips now used in Apple Computer’s high-end G5 PowerMac. This will give the new Xbox ‘more computing power than most…

Free iTunes not just for Pepsi drinkers

from the fine print (32oz fountain cups…MOUNTAIN DEW BOOYA) 2. WHERE TO FIND GAME PIECES: Look for game piece printed underneath bottle caps on specially-marked ?iTunes? 20 oz. and 1 liter bottles of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Sierra Mist and under the rim of specially-marked 32 oz. fountain cups available at participating 7 Eleven convenience…

Christmas 2003

Arriving back home no matter where it is feels great. Tina and I had a great time in Seattle, our first Christmas. We spent some great time with both families, one in Kirkland and one in Everett. We played Hand and Foot way too often and ate way too much. Take a peek at the…

Swedish Family Christmas

The biggest and longest holiday of the year is the magical Christmas of Sweden. The excitement begins the first Sunday of Advent with the lighting of the first Advent candle. Each Sunday prior to Christmas, another candle is lit with growing anticipation. Feasting and celebrating begin on December 13 with Lucia Day, which legend says…