MacCast 03.21.2005

Written by: Adam Christianson

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On the show… Expanding the PowerBook’s motion sensor capabilities, Apple releases iPod Camera Connector, PodBrix 1000 T-Shirt on sale today, Engadget reveals scoop on SuperShuffle, get all SXSW Music Fest on your iPod for FREE, Apple shuts down PyMusique hack, Apple releases 3rd security update for 2005, iPod = more market share for Apple? Are Macs becoming bigger targets for hackers? Listeners comment on 2-Button mice, comment on car stereos with line in jacks, want to know if you RAID (stripe) two external FW drives, need help with Burning 8x DVD media on 4x SuperDrive. How to use iPods for data between Macs and PCs. Saving monitor spanning orientation preferences between locations, listener offers suggestions for Mac backup and syncronization and my impressions of iPodder X 3.0 Beta. Listen in. Shownotes in HTML or OPML

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  1. Anonymous | Mar 22 2005 - 07:00

    Ok, this whole apple two-button mouse thing is really starting to piss me off. People saying that they MUST have one with a Mac, or ragging on Apple for hanging on to the one-button mouse.

    Let me ask you a simple question: WHY? Why do you need a two-button mouse with a Mac? The answer is, you don’t! The software is designed to be as simple as possible, and that means it neads just one button.

    I just don’t understand. These stupid Microsoft mice have like 7 buttons now. Why overcomplicate things? More buttons on a simple input device does not make it better!

    So please, before you cry about how you’re not going to switch until you get a darn two-button mouse, just ask why you think you need it.

  2. nwistheone | Mar 22 2005 - 02:00

    a two-button mouse would be easier than the original one-button… but, why don’t many people purchase a third-party USB mouse?

  3. brian | Mar 22 2005 - 03:00

    Re: the Firewire RAID array

    If you can RAID 4 Shuffles together, couldn’t you do the same thing with FW disks?

  4. Wagster | Mar 26 2005 - 05:06

    RE: 2-button mouse

    To use Maya, you need a 3-button mouse (usually 2 and a scroll does the trick.) No, Anon, you don’t absolutely need it, but once you get used to one-press context menus it’s hard to go back.

    Regarding making a RAID out of FW drives… I seem to recall there was a hard drive company (was it VST?) that used to have a software product that did this for their hardware, so it is definitely possible.

  5. David C | Mar 29 2005 - 06:41

    I just wanted to correct you about the new powerbook sudden motion sensor. you said on the cast that it spins the drives down if it detects a fall, but it really only locks the harddrive heads in the home position. that’s the only precaution really needed to make the drop safer, because the heads are what will damage the surface, if they bump the disk during impact.
    alright, keep up the good work with this cast!