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November 28, 2009

I ordered iMac 27″ i5 on Black Friday

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 8:46 pm
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Black Friday is a traditional sales day for shops and business in America just after the Thanksgiving day. Yesterday was Black Friday. I read some rumours about Apple special on Black Friday. I was expecting big surprise or price cut on BF, as rumours of $150-$300US cut. Apple’s web site did indicate sales on Friday, including Canada, UK, France and more, but not in China.

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How to remove iMac stand

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 8:21 pm
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I tried to search for how to on YouTube about removing iMac stand this morning. I used words “take iMac stand off”, “iMac stand removal”, and iMac stand removing”(some of them are from hind while typing iMac stand… in search text box). To my surprise, I could not find any contribute about this issue. I then tried to do search on Google, still no luck.

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November 27, 2009

iPhoto 8.1.1 Update

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 4:06 am
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Today I found new software update: iPhoto 8.1.1, a news from Chinese Apple fan’s blog.

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November 23, 2009

Syntax Highlighting

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 8:48 pm
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notesI posted a blog on code syntax hilighting last year. I have tried to add syntax hilighting for my program codes in my blogs since then. The color settings are based on css styles embeded in my Blogger’s html settings. The css classes I used are based on ASP.NET forum editor page settings. The problem I have is that the classes are very limited. They are limited to C#, HTML and SQL codes. It is very hard to expand my css classes to cover a wide range of codes.

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November 21, 2009

VIM Syntax Settings

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 10:28 pm
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Recently I started to learn and working on Windows PowerShell scripts. PowerGUI is a nice tool as script IDE or editor. However, when I wanted to write a blog on PowerShell with some example script codes, I have to use VIM or MacVim to convert codes to HTML. By default, my VIM does not have syntax vim file for PowerShell, since it is a new script language. Then I searched for the ps1.vim on web. It does not take much time to find out one at vim.org’s syntax library

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November 20, 2009

Google Chrome OS

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 3:41 am
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Today Google announced its Chrome OS progress. Goole revealed more detail information and early stage of the Chrome OS. I watched some video shows and it is a new way to explore the usage of web. For sure its new structure opens a different view of OS. It is new but it is a result based on the development of computer hardware and software, as well as the development of Web in the past 10 years.

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November 14, 2009

Safari 4.0.4 and OS 10.6.2 Updates

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 6:12 pm
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Even the OS update was released last week, I still intended to delay the update to make sure there is no any issues in Mac’s forum or news. I did the update yesterday with additional Safari 4.0.4 update. I did Safari first.

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November 11, 2009

Go: New Open Source Language from Google

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 9:54 pm
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Last night I read a news from CNET news about a new language as an experiment and promising language targeting today’s computer trend with multi-CPUs: Google hopes to remake programming with Go. Then I went to Google Go language site: golang.org. I watched two shows there. One is an introduction about Go, last about one hour, and another promotion show in about 2 minutes. Here is the introduction show on YouTube:…

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November 8, 2009

SyncToy 2.0 – A Windows 7 Tool by Microsoft Home Server Team

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 9:25 pm
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toolsLast week, I was asked to investigate an issue of backup some files from remote network drives. I thought the basic concept is to find out if a file has been changed or not. This could be file name, modified date. It can go further complicated such as file name changes, deleting, as well as content change. This must be a very common issue in Windows platform, I thought, and there must be something available such as libraries or tools.

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November 5, 2009

SuperUser.com and WidExplorer

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 3:34 am
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StackOverflow has another site for computer Q&As: Super User. The structure of this site is very similar as StackOverflow. Any user can ask and answer computer related questions, vote Q&As, and make comments. Any user can gain reputations by badges. This is a complementary to StackOverflow’s developers site. I, as David.Chu.ca, have asked several questions and answered a few.

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