Memos from April 2007


@Media 2007 — Time to Learn More!

@media 2007 - San Francisco

I was for­tu­nate enough to be spon­sored by M.com/Monster World­wide to attend @media 2007 up here in SF.

@media: For for­ward-think­ing web design and devel­op­ment pro­fes­sion­als, @media, one of the world’s fore­most and well received web design con­fer­ences, comes to the West Coast for the first time this May 24th and 25th.

The unique pre­sen­ta­tions from lead­ing indus­try experts will inspire and edu­cate, cov­er­ing a mul­ti­tude of aspects of best prac­tice web design, dis­cussing top­ics such as user-inter­face design, acces­si­bil­i­ty, seman­tic markup, CSS, JavaScript, and ajax.

Woohoo! I can’t wait to get my badge! haha =)

Look Ma, “Mobile” Web

Well, I couldn’t believe it till I expe­ri­enced it first hand. I’m blog­ging on the AC Tran­sit bus w/ WiFi. Here’s the result of the con­nec­tion (from dslreports.com)…

So, if you hap­pen to be rid­ing on these lines, try tak­ing the bus­es that looks sim­i­lar to the char­ter ones.

Mac OSX Read and Write to NTFS Drive

Just in case you guys are try­ing to use one exter­nal dri­ve for both Win­dows and Mac envi­ron­ments (as in my sit­u­a­tion), here’s some­thing that will save you all the grief and hours of sit­ting in front of your Macs

  1. Down­load the lat­est Mac­FUSE Core DMG file and restart
  2. Down­load the lat­est NTFS-3g + Mac­FUSE Tools (and Unin­staller if you want) from Fill­ing the Gap NTFS-3g page via NTFS-3G for OS X Revived Blog
  3. Plug-and-play with your exter­nal. It should show up mount­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly. If not, do a quick restart.

Hope that helps.

PS. The steps above is more updat­ed that what was post­ed over at this MacOSX­Hints arti­cle.

Update 2007-04-28
Grab Win­Clone if you’d like to backup/restore your Boot­Camp par­ti­tion. Great if you’d like to try out Par­al­lels using that WinXP NTFS par­ti­tion.

Update 2008-08-13
Step #2 above has been updat­ed, which links to the lat­est NTFS-3G for OS X devel­op­ment.