Blogging on an iPhone

This is my first entry using the wordpress application for the iPhone and I must say that typing is a bit constrained. The app really should support typing horizontally.

All on all, however, you just have to type without thinking and let the auto-correction do it’s work.

Replace your Panasonic DMR-E80H Hard Drive

I’ve had my E80H for years and that PVR has been recording all my TV shows without pause until last week when the hard drive finally died.

So I opened it up and popped out the Maxtor 80GB Drive and dropped in a replacement 80GB Drive and it worked without a hitch.

The new drive I got was a Western Digital 7200rpm 80GB Drive. I read online that a larger drive would work but would still be limited to the 80GB recording space so I stuck with the 80GB drive (for $50 at macsales.com).

The key to the installation is making sure the Master/Slave jumper settings are set to CABLE SELECT. Without that the drive won’t be recognized at all.


Axiotron Modbook Fever

I just got word my Axiotron ModBook is on the way and man I got the fever. I absolutely cannot wait for it to get here. I ordered the Penryn version fully decked out – 2.4Ghz Processor, 200GB 7200rpm drive, 4GB Ram, and with GPS. When it gets here I’ll post ‘yet another modbook unboxing’ video with some uses other than just photoshop – like how it works with Windows (ptewy).

Take 2 and Call me in the Morning
 

EeePC – How to Restore to Factory Settings

I recently purchased an Asus EeePC and soon after begun to have problems with it turning on. At first it worked fine but then I updated the ROM and things went downhill from there. The EeePC woudn’t turn on or boot up fully at times. When it did, it reached a black screen full of white text and stated that the Processor couldn’t be identified. Sometimes the power and wifi button would light up and then turn off and no go.

So here is what I did to fix it:

If the machine wouldn’t turn on at all, I would remove the battery and press the power button for 10 seconds, then reconnect the battery and the machine would power on. Once the machine started to boot I decided to wipe the machine and do a factory reboot. To do this I followed the instructions I received from Asus Support:

1) During boot-up press F9 continuously up and down

2) In Black Screen select Factory Restore and enter

3) Agree with prompt and type in “YES” and then hit enter

4) Press Enter to reboot

Word of Caution: This wipes everything on the machine – but once I did it the Machine worked perfectly again

Thanks Asus 😉


Screencast Heaven

So I have been doing screencasts at work for years. I had to install something like MousePose for callouts, and I would record the screen using SnapzPro or iShowU, then pull it into iMovie or Final Cut Express to edit it, and then into VideoCue Professional for the voice over. I Know !!! THAT IS a lot of work. Well no more. I have found my heaven. Vara Software, makers of VideoCue Pro, have just released ScreenFlow. The wickedest screencasting program I have ever seen. In truth, it doesn’t have the power of say a Final Cut Pro, or the TelePrompTer of a VideoCue Pro, but it sure makes up for that with ease of use and all the features you need in a single application. It’s $99 and worth every penny if you make screencasts often.screenflow_main_splash.jpg