How To Run The Apple Hardware Test On Your Mac

After I did my last post on 4 Months After Switching Over From Windows To A Mac, I got asked about how I actually ran the Apple Hardware Test on loop mode. To do so, you’ll need the Applications Install DVD that came with your Mac. This is the one that has a little block of text in the upper right corner that says to press D to launch the Apple Hardware Test when starting up. Follow those instructions, and

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How To Restart The Dock In Mac OS When It Crashes

Just the other day I was running a whole load of applications on my Macbook Pro, and I saw my memory usage and CPU usage spike up (it was due to a couple of Adobe AIR applications – Mac OS tends to be bad at running Flash and AIR). And right about then, I had leave, so I had to put my Macbook to sleep. Later, when I tried to wake up my Macbook, I found that my dock had

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How To Fix The Problem of Suddenly Not Being Able To Send Messages With Your Sony Ericsson Phone

If you have a Sony Ericsson mobile phone and suddenly have problems sending messages, this solution may help. This may also work on other phones. Basically, it’s some bug that causes your phone to be stuck on one message and prevents you from sending messages totally. You know your phone is working fine otherwise, because you can make and receive calls, and you can even receive messages fine. I tried normal reboots and complete power cycling, but those don’t work

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How To Select Columns of Text in Your Browser (FireFox)

This is a neat trick for copying columns of text from a table into some other application. This is particularly useful when you don’t need the whole table of information, and just want one column or several columns (e.g. just the usernames from a list of members). I haven’t tried it on other browsers, but it works for me in Firefox 3.6.2. (Another reason why I love Firefox – it’s just so full of functionality). I’m particularly impressed that it’s

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How To Set A Maximum Width or Maximum Height For An Image With CSS

I was trying to figure out how to set the maximum width and maximum height for my images, and I wanted a way that didn’t require PHP programming. I finally found a way and stumbled upon how CSS could make use of expressions as well. It’s a method where you can have a conditional statement in CSS, as follows: #container img { max-width:500px; width: expression(this.width > 500 ? 500: true); max-height:300px; width: expression(this.height > 300 ? 300: true); } What

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