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MacBook/Pro — Disable Wake on Lid Open

It seems like the cur­rent Soft­ware Update nul­li­fied my tweak (YMMV). I think this might be help­ful as most of the results showed only how to “dis­able sleep when the lid is closed” vs. dis­abling wake on lid open.

Any­ways, to do so, do the fol­low­ing in your Ter­mi­nal (Appli­ca­tion > Util­i­ties > Terminal.app):

Check cur­rent state (i.e. “lidwake”):

$ pmset -g

Dis­able it:

$ sudo pmset -a lidwake 0

Or put it back to nor­mal (re-enable):

$ sudo pmset -a lidwake 1

Check the cur­rent state again to ver­ify (i.e. “pmset –g”). You shouldn’t have to restart. I hope that helps. Would’ve saved me a cou­ple of min­utes for sure.

Earl the Super Hawaiian

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Awe­some. I was watch­ing Wipe­out and I Sur­vived a Japan­ese Game Show last night when the Super Hawai­ian — Round Table Pizza Ad came. To my sur­prise, it’s freakin’ the homie Earl from UC Irvine haha.

I was try­ing to con­firm to see if its really him and luck­ily found the video above at Youtube. Seems like he got in 2 out of the 5 new ads. Con­grats Earl and GJ!

Skitch’in It

Skitch

I finally got to check out what all the talk is about with Skitch.

Skitch.com + Skitch = fast and fun image sharing.

Skitch.com is a web­ser­vice that works hand in hand with our appli­ca­tion Skitch to give you 1-click upload­ing of images for fast and fun image sharing.

Cur­rently, I use Paparazzi to take screengrabs/screenshots of sites/design I feel inter­est­ing. Before get­ting my Mac­Book Pro, I used a Fire­fox plu­gin called Screen­grab.

Mean­while, my first impres­sion of Skitch in adding it to my work­flow of doc­u­ment­ing sites/design snip­pets is pretty good. The auto upload fea­ture to Flickr alone is good. I just hope it pro­vides another fea­ture, well a couple:

  • Tags, Title, and Descrip­tion dialogue/input-box
  • and a way to just spec­ify a URL so Skitch can take a screen­shot of the actual page itself

With the lat­ter, what I am try­ing to say is that cur­rently, I still use Paparazzi to grab the actual web­page, and then “copy (the) image” into Skitch’s can­vas to upload it to Flickr; at least I haven’t found out a way for Skitch can do it auto­mat­i­cally as I’ve only spent 10-minutes on it so far.

Any­ways, Skitch is pro­vid­ing to be bet­ter than I expected; espe­cially when I need to do snip­pets vs whole web­pages. I guess the only appli­ca­tion I can com­pare it is with ScrnShots.com’s tool, Scrn­Shot Desk­top. How­ever, I would give point to Skitch as it can just upload to your Flickr account and oth­ers, while you’re just stuck with hav­ing it Scrn­Shots (respectively).

PS. I do give a point to ScrnShots.com’s tool as it work with Win­dows as well.

iPhone v2 3G+GPS Out on July 11th!

iPhone 3G
Image via Apple

Sweet­ness! $199 for the 8GB, and $299 for the 16GB model of the new, bad­dest iPhone ver­sion 2 with 3G and GPS built-in.

70 coun­tries this year. We’re going to start with 22 of the biggest, rolling out the iPhone 3G at the same time in all of these coun­tries. July 11.” ~Steve Jobs via Engadget