Install Wine on a Mac with Homebrew to run Windows programs

I’ve always gravitated to the Mac as my platform of choice to get things done. However there are some terrific programs out there that are only available for Windows. For instance my favorite GUI based text editor Notepad++ isn’t Mac compatible (VIM will still rule the command line).

Granted there are several commercial solutions like Apple’s Bootcamp, Parallels, VMWare Fusion, and Oracle’s Virtual Box, but all require a full blown Microsoft Windows environment to run in. This eats up disk space, and is costly.

I set out get Notepad++ running on my Mac without needing these aforementioned emulators. And I did it on Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion, (this will presumably work on 10.8 Mountain Lion as well, but I’m cheap and haven’t upgraded yet). Read More

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Imagine a room where a band is playing. Neighbors can’t hear the music, but if someone outside the room is talking, the musicians can hear it. The concept — a kind of one-way mirror for sound — seems imaginary, but … Read the rest of this entry

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New Slackware released

Finally, one of the elitist of all linux distros around has announced it’s latest release: version 13.37

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A breakthrough on paper that’s stronger than steel

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This an incredible article about how UTS Scientists have reported remarkable results in developing a composite material based on graphite that is a thin as paper and ten times stronger than steel. Read Full Article

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This is a truly ingenious use of technology. Grant Schindler, research scientist at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing created Trimensional, an app that uses the iPhone 4, iPad 2 or most recent iPod Touch to take 3-D scans of faces or other objects.

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A new day

Another day, another dollar.

I quote I once saw makes you think:
Don’t forget while you are making a living to take time to make a life.

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Japanese Gravity Marimba Plays Bach In An Ancient Forest

This remarkably beautiful video, uploaded to YouTube one day before the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, turns out to be an ad for Sharp’s SH-08C handset. It is, nonetheless, something you shouldn’t miss: in a tranquil forest, a single wooden ball rolls down a stepped wooden ramp, continuously, for two minutes. At each step, it falls and strikes a wooden bar tuned to play a single note of the 10th movement of Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147, commonly known by its English title, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Wait ’till you see how they handle the sustained notes.

Source: Make: Online | Japanese Gravity Marimba Plays Bach In An Ancient Forest.

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I’m putting up the trappings of a personal blog so that I might consolidate my interests in a unified format.

Prepare to be amazed… soonish.

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