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Fixing “About this Mac” on an osx86 Machine

After recently building a Hackint0sh, I had an issue where my about this mac was showing an “Unknown” processor. I found this script (click) that fixes that!

Here’s the before screenshot-

After screenshot-

Posted 7 years, 2 months ago at 1:58 pm. 1 comment

Playing with Final Cut Express

Playing with Final Cut Express… from James Garrett on Vimeo.

Just a short clip of random diving things that I threw together with Final Cut Express. I’ve been wanting to try this app for a while now, but I didn’t own anything more powerful than a macbook until just recently. Most all of these shots are from Ginnie.

Posted 7 years, 2 months ago at 1:13 am. Add a comment

Installing Decoplanner on a Mac using Crossover (10.6.3)

OK, for a while now I’ve heard several people state that they won’t switch to a mac because deco planner isn’t compatible…here’s how.

First, download crossover.  You can get this here.  Now, install crossover.

Next, place the DecoPlanner install file somewhere you can easily find.  You can purchase and download it from gue’s website here.  After installing crossover, setup.exe will have a crossover icon, like this-

Double click the setup.exe and you’ll be greeted by the following screen. The default settings work, so leave them and press “install”-

You’ll see the progress bar for several minutes…never fear, it WILL eventually finish, but you’ll think it’s hung up because it takes so long.

Finally, you’ll see the DecoPlanner setup launch.

Run through the normal setup process leaving ALL OPTIONS DEFAULT, and you’ll be greeted with this-

Next, run and enjoy 🙂

Posted 7 years, 2 months ago at 6:41 pm. 2 comments

Luray Caverns & The Garden Maze

After working all week from Whitney’s apartment I was getting antsy to get outdoors.  We found out that Hertz doesn’t charge a fee for drivers under 21 to rent a car, plus their weekend rates were very reasonable!  We took a scenic drive over to Luray Caverns from the Ballston area.  Luray Caverns has an interesting history, but it’s sad to see how the commercialization of such a precious natural resource has damaged the cave so badly.

After touring the caverns, there’s a garden maze on site.  While certainly overpriced at $5/person, I’ve never even seen one in real life, let alone gone through one, so we had to! 🙂

Posted 7 years, 3 months ago at 10:51 pm. Add a comment