Apple concedes, discoloration defect

After receiving the run around concerning the discoloration of select MacBooks, I am now pleased to relay the announcement that Apple admits yellowing is indeed a manufacturing defect. May 22nd: Receival of a shiny 2.0GHz white MacBook. June 10th: Subtle yellow hue begins to form which I am unable to cleanse with mild soap and […]

Inherent trust of Craigslist listings?

One of the strongest assets a consumer has in acquiring “new” or second hand items is without a doubt, a bare bones services by the name of Craigslist. Recognized on both a domestic and international level, the virtual classified ads and online urban communities resource offers a rich source for anyone in search of random […]

Blue sky and water

Occasionally, that urge to unplug becomes very convincing and considerably challenging to ignore. It isn’t very often that I find a little downtime while I’m out to take a little breather. I can imagine the daily lives of like-minded individuals becoming clouded with work, stress, and or a combination of personal matters. I have just […]

MacBook discoloration despite ShieldZone Standard kit

I can not express my complete and utter amazement and irritation at this very moment concerning the white Apple MacBook. Exactly 10 days after sharing the discoloration issue select MacBook users were reporting, and 4 days after applying Shieldzones Standard Kit, I am in utter disbelief as I sit here next to the window staring […]

Wufoo does web forms right

I’ve spent a great deal of time in the Wufoo admin pages to give the service a proper run through and am quite pleased with what I’ve seen thus far. From the clean interface to the no-frills form element customization, Wufoo does for forms what OSX does for personal computing. The challenge lies not in […]

Custom WordPress Database Error

UPDATE 12/31: As of WordPress version 2.3.2, users can now easily replace their Database error using wp-content/db-error.php as their error template. If you’re a longtime WordPress user, you’re probably aware of the Database Error page which rears its not so shiny face whenever your MySQL server decides to take a bathroom break. There’s no shame […]

ShieldZone Invisible Shield installation

In an effort to thwart any further discoloration on my white MacBook, I decided to give ShieldZone’s Invisible Shield a try. This is a recollection of my experiences, initial thoughts, and a primer of sorts for future Invisible Shield users. View the ShieldZone set on Flickr. Similar to the 3M film that many luxury car […]

A lesson for "designers" & those that hire

Although I may be a little preoccupied at the moment with work, I do make an effort to check Mint on a daily basis for traffic and referrer logs. The routine can be rather mundane at times: check active browsers, check uniques, check download counter, and finally arbitrary clicks through referrer logs which leads me […]

UNO – Seamless OSX interface

To this day, I have yet to understand the reason for Apple’s decision to create an inconsistent interface across the board for its iApps and system wide Finder. Toss in a little pinstriping (unfocused windows), a little brushed (Safari, iTunes, & Finder), and last but not least, lets throw in a little subtle gradient action […]

Does Apple acknowledge MacBook discoloration?

Over the past few days I followed the support thread on Apple.com regarding the discoloration experienced by early MacBook adopters. Unfortunately, it seems that the machine I use suffers from the same reported issue. After having the machine for approximately 20 days, a considerable amount of yellow / grey discoloration has appeared in and around […]