“A recent survey of 18 Android phones released since 2007 showed discouraging results: Over half of the devices surveyed stopped receiving OS updates from manufacturers less than one year after initial release.” CNN/Wired
When Apple released Lion they decided to axe Front Row, a sort of media theater player controlled by the lovely remote that comes with every Mac. Few people seemed to mourn its passing, claiming it wasn’t useful because it only plays iTunes content anyway, saying Plex is so much better, bla bla etc. You, my dear people who believe so, are idiots. Understandable idiots because every monkey seems to have a computer these days, but monkeys nonetheless. (Sorry, I get slightly annoyed reading so many comments from people saying Front Row sucks when they don’t know how to use it in the first place)
You see, Front Row plays pretty much EVERYTHING you could want. And without a lot of work or configuration. Say you download movies, tv series and what not on a nice big external usb drive, which has a big downloads folder. Now the only thing you have to do to make all of this watchable in the comforts of Front Row is:
1. Right click on the folder that has the content you want to watch in Front Row.
2. Select ‘Make Alias’. This will create a shortcut link to the downloads folder.
3. Move the alias link that just got created into the Movies folder in Finder.
4. Start Front Row, go to Movies, and it’ll show the folder with everything it contains. Pick something to watch, and enjoy.
It’s that easy.
Now in case you changed your mind and want to give Front Row another shot, here you can get Front Row enabler if you have already upgraded to Lion.
Bought a new 2TB external USB drive by Samsung for the iMac. I know Samsung doesn’t like Apple but this is ridiculous. Whenever the computer goes to sleep the drive ejects, and when the computer wakes up again, the drive doesn’t.
Looking into this I discovered this has been a common problem for a lot of people. It seems several brands/models exhibit this behavior. It’s not limited to Lion btw, older versions are affected as well. So buyer beware.
In my case the problem was easily ‘fixed’ by swapping it with one of my Mac Mini’s drives as that one runs 24/7 and never sleeps (being used as a server and all).
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So I hereby proudly present the wallpapers that reside in my Mac Mini’s wallpaper folder. Rejoice!