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Don’t like the new Sonos Desktop Controller’s 3.5 icons?

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Don’t like the new Sonos Desktop Controller’s 3.5 icons? Don't like the new Sonos Desktop Controller's 3.5 icons?

Don’t like the new Sonos Desktop Controller’s 3.5 icons?

July 21st, 2011 Author: Categories: Macs, Software, Tips

I woke up this morning and started my sonos controller to play some music only to realize upon updating to their new software; my icon for the controller app looks like some iphone developer hijacked the program.

At first I ignored it but as the day grew, my annoyance took the better of me and I found the old icons in my trash bin and took it out and applied it to the new application’s folder.

Here how I did it.

1. location the applications folder
2. right click on ‘sonos desktop controller’
3. in the drop down menu, pick ‘Show Package Content’
4. the click on ‘content’ folder follow by the ‘Resources’ folder
5. here you will see many icons two of which are controller.icns and controller.png.
6. replace them with the old version provided in the link below.

I’ll post the link in a few days as soon as I figure out how to do it again! :p I haven’t been posting on my site in a while and the workflow is disrupted.

My algebra solver for back to school

August 30th, 2009 Author: Categories: Technology

writingMy posts for August have be mediocre and I apologize. I’ve been working on other people’s website and have neglected my own. I hope to remedy this in September. I have a backlog of ideas to write, but just haven’t found the time to hammer them out. With fall quickly approaching I’ve been reminiscing on my days in school. When I was younger, going to school meant classes started around September 1st. I know today’s youth go earlier and get out later. With September just few hours away, I’d like to show you a site I have found very interesting.

http://www.myalgebra.com/algebra_solver.aspx

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One of the Smallest and Fastest pdf reader SumatraPDF

August 3rd, 2009 Author: Categories: Tips

toolsEvery time I setup a new machine I have to make sure to remind myself to install adobe reader or some other kind of pdf reader like it or else my clients will invariably call me as soon as I’m out their door wondering why some (pdf) files they have does not load up. If you have a MAC, Preview will take care of all your pdf needs and more. Until Windows include one too, please read on.

For years that meant going to adobe.com and searching for that ever elusive ‘get adobe reader’ button. And for a while that has worked pretty well…until a few years ago. They started bundling google toolbar which made me have to read and uncheck this F#$%en ‘feature’ before I download. Not only was it annoying to be asked to install something you didn’t want but also to add insult to injury, it meant the file will be bigger and take you longer to download it. What finally made me give up completely on adobe reader was some time last year they started installing adobe.com and adobe air with every installation of adobe reader. Sure you can uninstall them AFTER you are done installing but they should have given you an option to not install it in the first place. Better yet they should have done what they did with the google toolbar and given you an opt-out option BEFORE you download reader. I’m sure these two forced-down-your-throat ‘features’ added over 10mb to the already bloated 90mb-ish download.

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How big do you think wikipedia is in size by volumes?

July 29th, 2009 Author: Categories: Internet

wikipedia-bookIt’s no big secret I’m a big fan of wikipedia. Not only is it free which in my book is the number one reason, but also it is truly an example of a great equalizer that the founders of the ‘new’ internet had hope to foster. Where else on earth or at any time in our civilization is the near sum total of our knowledge this freely available for the most humble of souls to leaders of superpowers. Each passing year sees this collection of knowledge grow in leaps and bounds. It is also a very democratic way of presenting the information. What becomes commonly excepted memes become embedded in the article as genuine facts. This is sometimes its’ downfall as anyone but specifically enough people with the wrong knowledge can pass that information to wikipedia as facts.

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Easy safe data wipe and format using darik boot and nuke

July 27th, 2009 Author: Categories: Tips

toolsI’ve worked in situations where I have had to wipe a client’s computer clean and assure them as such so they can safely pass that information to the agency that requires them to adhere to strict data removal protocols. Some state agencies provide me with their own proprietary software to do such work. Others rely on my good faith that I will erase the data in a way that someone else can not easily retrieve it by rummaging through the trash bin and running a fancy undelete program. As a home user or small business owner, your need for such drastic security measures are probably not needed but wouldn’t you sleep better at night knowing your sensitive information is not in the wrong hands? This is where Darik comes in.

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