In my last blogpost I wrote about how I replaced the Superdrive in my 24″ iMac (early 2009) with a 750GB Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive: part physical HDD, part SSD. The speed increase was great and I was very happy. But one thing was still bothering me. Hummmmmm Ever since I got my 24″ iMac in
In 2009 I got a 3,06GHz iMac 24″. Loved the machine, but it got slower over the years. Especially when I filled the 1TB hard drive up with family home videos. In 2011 I got a MacBook Pro and installed an OCZ Vertex 3 in it. In short: a very fast SSD. Now the speed
I’ve been really happy with my iMac since I bought it 10 months ago, but one thing has been bothering immensely: the fact that periodically any browser under Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) would stop loading web pages and would just hang forever on trying to load all items on a page. In Google maps
Introduction Last week I attended a meetup of Agile Holland, which was all about Kanban-style software development. An interesting presentation about the application of Kanban at a large Dutch insurance company got me thinking about the way they interpreted and visualized the concept of “pull” in their story boards. It has lead me to believe
I recently got an extended keyboard for my Mac (running Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard). I just couldn’t do without the home, end, pgup and pgdown keys. It was fairly easy to find how to correctly bind these keys in all apps. But in the bash Terminal window is was not so straight forward.
Introduction A little bit more about my pet project: my media server and client (home theater) pc. One thing I struggled with the last couple of days was how I could wake my media server (running Windows XP) out of its standby sleep when I manually wake up a client pc (running Windows Vista). After
Time to migrate my http://thinkarchitecture.blogspot.com to my own domain. What took me so long? Well… the hassle of setting this stuff up, I guess. It’s like those creaking doors at the carpenter’s home. Anyway, I’m gonna update this slowly in the near future. Meanwhile, feel free to drop me a line or follow me on
I’ve been wanting to get a media- and backup server in place for quite some time now. So I finally decided to buy all components for a low-power, high capacity server: AMD Athlon X2 240, MSI 760GTM-P33, 3x Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB data drives, 1x Western Digital Caviar Green 640GB system drives, etc. All