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Warcraft Europe is down

Warcraft Europe down

Looks like most of Europe can’t get online in Warcraft, this started last night with random disconnects and world server going down.
Saw this posted on the forums where it’s drowned in all the nerdrage comments, thought it was worth a share:
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Use Android apps on your Mac

Android Quality

I have to admit, I fail to see a use for this other than satisfying a mild curiosity, but it’s now possible to run Android apps on your Mac through BlueStacks’ App Player (they also have a version for Windows). I just gave the beta a spin and eh, it works. Kinda. It’s slow, sluggish, the controls are iffy to the point of making games not playable and the graphics are glitchy, but other than that it works. Seeing as I’m not the biggest fan of Android to begin with and haven’t touched it in years I don’t know if it’s the app’s fault or just normal Android behavior…

It’s still a beta so I hope the graphic glitches and accuracy will improve over time, but for me to try it more it needs the controls fixed a.s.a.p. as single clicks are often registered as multiple clicks, making me lose in the 2 games I tried. I don’t like losing.

BlueStacks App Selection Android Drag Racing Android Bunny Shooter

Mac Desktop Customization

Mac Desktop Customization

GeekTool is THE coolest app to tweak and customize your Mac desktop. It’s sort of the Mac equivalent of Samurize for Windows.
And just like Samurize it can be a bit overwhelming at first. Here however is a nice roundup of so called Geeklets, which can be easily added to GeekTool to make it look great.

Aquarium jungle

Aquarium Jungle

Here’s a photo of my aquarium before a much needed trimming of the plants. Ever since I started using liquid CO2 (I use EasyCarbo) this has become a recurring thing. The change from before to after is so extreme I’d never go back to not using it. Fast growing plants start growing insanely fast (20-30 centimeters a week) and slow growing plants that seemed stale and pitiful suddenly spring to life and grow strong and rich colored leaves.
I’m still struggling with taking proper photos of the tank, somehow even with my dslr I’m having a hard time capturing the depth and richness of the colors.

Make animated gifs loop on the Mac

gimp animated gif
If you want to make some animated gifs on the Mac and want to make them loop there are a few program you can come across while searching the web. However GIFfun and GIFsicle didn’t work for me and several other suggestions are outdated and no longer work under Mountain Lion.
Gimp for Mac did the trick for me, it lets you set the loop and compile your own animated gifs from individual frames if you so like.

Gimp for Mac

Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer

Star Trek Into Darkness

Trailer.
I’m looking forward to it even though I can’t remember a damn thing about the first, which usually isn’t a good sign.
On the bright side; Sherlock Holmes.

Jobs are hard to find

Snow Trooper snow plowing
Even Snow Troopers are having a hard time in this economy.

How to Implement Smart App Banners on a website

How to Implement Smart App Banners on a website. Could be nice for reviews of iOS apps, you get a nice download link for the app on your page.

Easy Remote Desktop

Easy Remote DesktopI needed an easy way to control my Mini from my iMac, and Easy Remote Desktop is as easy as it gets.
– Buy Easy Remote Desktop for €0.89,
– on the computer you wish to control enable Remote Management in the Sharing pane of the System Preferences,
– launch Easy Remote Desktop,
– enter the ip or network name of the computer you want to control and away you go.
Unobtrusive, reliable, small footprint and cheap.

Small tip; if like me you go full screen and don’t know how to get out of it again; double click on the menu bar at the top of the computer you’re controlling.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.