Tag: 1.5

15-inch Powerbook RAM

Patriot DDR RAMFor some reason Apple’s 15-inch Powerbook is notorious for not liking certain DIMM modules, and I have been meaning to upgrade my main Macintosh, which is of course a 1.5GHz Powerbook. After some trepidation and research on Google, I felt pretty confident in purchasing this 1 Gigabyte DDR DIMM module, which was the cheapest I could find on NewEgg.com. As it turned out the comment reviews on NewEgg were actually correct. The Patriot DIMM worked fine on my Powerbook and I have had no problems with the computer at all since installing it.

I’m not sure if this is true or not, but from I have read, it appears that the less accessible DIMM slot is the most compatible with generic memory. So if you buy a module and not sure if it is compatible try installing it in the bottom most slot. Of course be careful, as the 15-inch Powerbook is also known for having weak memory slots that will break if pushed too hard.

Right now I have the Patriot DIMM in the less accessible slot and a 512MB PNY DIMM in the other slot. The PNY DIMM I got from a retail store and is not part of the original Apple installed memory.

The Powerbook is slightly faster than before now with 1.5GB of memory. But the improvement is not as dramatic as passing 512MB of memory. So if you have 768MB or 1 GB total, don’t expect much improvement, unless you are running lots of applications at once.

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WordPress 2.0 Upgrade

After battling through constant comment spam day after day, I finally gave in and upgraded WebKeyDesign to latest WordPress 2.0 version. Initially I had forestalled this for months due to the bad experience I had with one of my other sites, but I figured the 2.0.2 version looked stable enough and I was down to just one incompatible plugin.

The installation went quite well. Since I did not change any of the current theme setup, there really was not much to fix after the upgrade, except for entries that had highlighted html code boxes, which relied on the incompatible plugin. Instead of using CodeHighLight, I had to come up with a more complicated solution. I ended up keeping some of the CSS that CodeHightLight uses and then translating the actual code snippets with SimpleCode. This plugin just takes regular code and translates it so the browser will display the code symbols. I then had to take the translated snippets and add DIV tags to them and put them back into each posting. Needless to say, this took some time, but it looks almost as good as what I had before.

As for WordPress 2.0, the performance seems to be better than the older 1.5.2 version, and in the time that upgraded the site and fixed my postings, Askismet caught something like 213 comment spams!

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Firefox 1.5 RC1

After an extensive alpha and beta process, Firefox 1.5 is getting closer to release. The first release candidate or RC1 is now available from the Firefox Project site. So now is probably a good time to throw out some compatible add-ons that work with 1.5.

ColorZilla is my favorite color wheel tool for web development and something which I have learned to depend on more than any other online color reference tool.

Google Pagerank Status is a must for webmasters who want to know their pagerank, but who do not want to use the Google Toolbar.

For more extensions, visit The Extension Mirror.

And lastly, my favorite theme is now 1.5 compatible too. Check out SaferFox Xpanded for an interesting Firefox makeover look.

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