Keep in touch without being in touch

From the work-at-home freelancer, to the privacy-minded individual hesitant to share an actual mobile phone number with contacts, the internet provides an incredible number of solutions to keep in touch with others. Forget your personal number the next time you have to hand out actual digits. Make use of the – often free – resources […]

Highlighting 5ThirtyOne users

Every now and then during moments of free time, I stop to peruse some of the incoming referrals from sites utilizing one of the following WordPress themes: Foliage, Foliage Mod, or 5ThirtyOne V2. The above sites, in one way, shape, or form, utilize 5ThirtyOne releases as a base from which to build upon. I’ve collected […]

Living with a wireless Mighty Mouse

It’s been a little less than a week since I managed to procure one of Apple’s latest, the wireless Mighty Mouse. After having spent the last couple days with it, I’ve discovered a few pros and cons concerning the odd looking pill sitting beside me on my desktop. Pros Wireless. No point in feeling restrained […]

Leather & Apple never looked so good

Who would have thought PVC leather and the Apple MacBook could look so great together? If a seemingly indestructible piece of plastic could offer little help preventing the discoloration on select rev. A MacBooks, maybe PVC leather holds answer? If you can overcome the idea of applying leather on to your shiny white or dull […]

Rip – White on top, charcoal black below

Well this is pretty much the design. I really love the contrast of white on top and charcoal black. To the right under “pixellife” I will have the highlight content, downloads, projects, for easy access and noticeability. “Freshness” will hold short clips of just what ever. “Sourapples” is just some of my favorite links. […] […]

Immediate Apple ProCare results

After being notified that the second white MacBook shell replacement would be released unless a repair was scheduled, I immediately phoned the local store in order to speak to a Genius Room specialist. After speaking with a specialist, I inquired about an approximate turn around time for the repair and received a 2-3 day response. […]

Breathe new life into OS X iChat

Following in the footsteps of the previous Breathe new life into OS X Safari post which spurred debates concerning OS X browsers, free vs. paid plugins (extensions), and rendering capabilities, I felt a follow-up post concerning a second regularly used application was in order. An application also of Apple’s own creation distributed with every OS […]

Javascript-free image gallery

After having grown tiresome of the flash solution which I had made use of for quick gallery previews in the portfolio, I decided to return to the basics with a CSS based image gallery. Plain-vanilla CSS using relative & absolute positioning to achieve a clean scriptless gallery. For the following tutorial, we’ll construct a simple […]

Tame OS X Mail Spam with SpamSieve

After going through a privacy / paranoia phase concerning the use of Gmail as my primary account, I eventually made the decision to go with a hosted email solution [Dreamhost] that would provide a little more control and peace of mind. Although Gmail does offer POP access, I yearned for the convenience of IMAP. Having […]

MacBook discoloration saga continues

Preface: Do not mistake this post as a sign of negativity towards Apple, Apple computers, the University Village Apple Store, and my handy MacBook. The following is published as proof of the existence of an ongoing issue concerning the white Apple 2.0GHz MacBook which I have had in my possession since 5/22 [read more]. On […]