Antiblog

Random ramblings with a Mac bias.

Packing up and moving

Posted by Anticitizen on October 16, 2008

Sadly, my time has come at WordPress.com. I’ve finally got my own server (rather, a friend gave me some webspace on his server), so I’m moving on to a dedicated blog on a dedicated server.

It can be found at http://anti.necrolounge.org/blog/ . All my posts have seamlessly carried over, so you aren’t missing a thing.

Update your RSS readers and such.

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IRC Client duel (Mac OS X)

Posted by Anticitizen on October 14, 2008

Many people in an IRC chat I frequent have told me that Xchat sucks. Well, I figure. I’ll take on a few IRC clients for OS X and take them on a test run. All clients tested are the most recent versions as of this blog post’s date.

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Diablo II Sorceress guide updates.

Posted by Anticitizen on October 13, 2008

Let me begin with the big part of this small post. Version 3’s development has begun. It’s going to be a total rewrite with no Copy and paste used with v2. None at all.

Next: Version 2.1 is also being worked on. I’ve got some email feedback and a few updates via email, so that’ll be hitting in a week or so.

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Kickass Customers and the iPhone

Posted by Anticitizen on October 2, 2008

Today was an interesting day at work. This lady I know who always comes through the checkout (She always wants two packs of Winston regulars) showed up today. The checker I was helping out said “Oh, the lady with the iPhone? The one who uses Macs?”

I looked at him, like “Whaaaa?”

I found out what he was talking about when this lady came through the line. She pulled out her iPhone and started to mess with it. I took notice of it and said “Well, hey. That’s two of us.” And pulled out my iPhone.

She then told me “Get a load of this.” She fired up Mocha VNC on her iPhone. I’m no stranger to VNC. I’ve used it many times on my home network. But this was different. She was able to VNC into her home Mac (Which was running Tiger. Points for that), and control it. Over the cell network. (This was EDGE, so it was slower than molasses. But it still worked.)

My jaw must have hit the floor no less than three times.

I simply replied: “I DID NOT know you could do that over the cell network.”

As such, I confirmed it when I got home today. I flipped on the DMZ mode for my computer, set my VNC server to my IP address (On the iPhone) pressed the big yellow button and crossed my fingers.

After one false start (My computer didn’t pick up it’s new IP, I had to renew it’s DHCP lease), it worked!

I’m definitely going to be using this. A lot. I think I’ve found a compelling reason to keep 3G on now.

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iPhone OS 2.1 Review

Posted by Anticitizen on September 18, 2008

I’ve finally upgraded my iPhone 3G to OS 2.1, and I must say, it makes one hell of a difference.

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Correction on that.

Posted by Anticitizen on September 18, 2008

I guess I am very wrong on when I said that the iPhone 3G will work with the Media Max Unlimited data/text plan in my piece a few weeks back:

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The Myspace Mobile App, and why it needs some polish

Posted by Anticitizen on September 14, 2008

Hell, a lot of people know I use myspace. I use it to keep in touch with friends.

As such, I’ve been using the Myspace mobile application quite frequently. And I’m continuing to notice that it reeks of crap, directly opposite to the Facebook app.

I’ll look over a few cases here.

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The “Let’s Rock” Event

Posted by Anticitizen on September 11, 2008

I watched Apple’s “Let’s Rock” event on the Gizmodo liveblog. Looks like we got some new developments in the iPod world. Let’s have a look.

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Hey, Firefox guys.

Posted by Anticitizen on September 1, 2008

Small blurb here.

If I want to just test something in Firefox, don’t stop me and say “HAY YOU NEED THIS UPDATE NOW!” Just let me use the goddamn browser, for fuck’s sake.

If I want to update, I’ll manually invoke an update check.

When I need to get something done as quickly as possible, PLEASE do not stop me from doing so.

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Finally.

Posted by Anticitizen on August 28, 2008

Version 2.0 of the sorceress guide has gone live on GameFAQs.

Who’da thunk it to copy and paste it into Google Docs, then paste it right back into TextWrangler?

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Updated design

Posted by Anticitizen on August 27, 2008

I wanted something cleaner and easier on the eyes. Also something more professional.

Let me know what you think.

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Setback

Posted by Anticitizen on August 27, 2008

So, I have to get to grips with the fact that v2.0 of the sorceress guide is likely going to be delayed well into September because the stupid line breaks will not work no matter how much I try to whip them into shape. So I will have to rewrite the entire thing from scratch again.

 

I’m not pleased.

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Design of the iPhone

Posted by Anticitizen on August 25, 2008

Seeing a recent article on Gizmodo made me think of this.

Many people harsh on the iPhone for whatever reason. Because it lacks features, because it lacks capabilities. It lacks the ability to use MMS. Yeah, whatever.

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Of SIM cards and iPhone 3Gs

Posted by Anticitizen on August 24, 2008

As I wrote in my previous post, I had time to mess with an iPhone 3G. However, this time, I got some more extensive time to screw with it. This time, I mainly sought out to verify some of the claims floating in the blogosphere, mainly concerning the iPhone 3G and dealing with other SIM cards.

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iPhone 3G: Impressions (UPDATED)

Posted by Anticitizen on August 9, 2008

Today I got to play with my ex’s iPhone 3G (Yeah, we still talk.)

How was it? Did the features work as advertised? I’ll go over that right now.

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