September at The Memphis Zoo

I’ve been a big fan of my Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 mainly because it takes fantastic high speed (300-1200 frames per second) video. It makes for some interesting movies at a minimum. Coupled with my Mac Pro, recently upgraded with SSDs and 16GB of RAM, I can really take advantage of the slow motion video….

FlickrFan and My Mac Desktop

One of the things I missed when I moved from Linux to Mac OSX was the ability to display Flickr photo feeds as the background of my monitor desktop. Dave Winer fixed part of the equation for me by setting up FlickrFan which allowed me to grab Flickr feeds and bring them to my computer….

The iPhone Security Armageddon

I was considering buying an iPhone to replace my personal cell phone. But it looks like a few security shortcuts were taken during the development of the OSX software used in the iPhone. It appears that Apple has chosen to run user applications effectively as UID 0. This means any application (especially with input control)…

Groovy Borderless Quicktime Playback Trick

According to the fine folks over at Murphy Mac, you can easily play Apple Quicktime movies without the need for a border or any of the other controls. So if you just want the video and none of the metal washed goodness of the Quicktime Player interface, head over and check it out.