Written by: Adam Christianson
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Show 41. Apple says they don’t want to send student to jail, Apple Shuffles for college students giveaway, the worlds first “Podcast” novel, iPod Photo update adds new transitions, a Mac Mini interface for your car, Tiger is ready, almost. Listener FeedBack on setting up external FireWire RAID, How much RAM for Mac Mini, Using 2 USB Mics with GarageBand, You Know Your a MacGeek When…, Staring screen saver using a hotkey, how to customize OS X icons, the KQED mystery solved! Plus shop to support the show. Stick it in your ear. Shownotes in HTML or OPML
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If you have 3 or more drives of the same size, you can setup a RAID5 which is striping with parity. This is fault tolerant so that if one of the drives fails, the other two drives contain all the data so you don’t lose any information. I wouldn’t know if it possible to do this on a Mac via software, but I am almost certain it can be done via a hardware RAID controller. The downside to RAID 5 is that you always lose one full disk of space for the parity stripe. You lose a maximum of 33% of your total space while mirroring you lose 50%.
Great show. Thanks for getting the word out there.
I have a comment regarding your opinions on big media moving into podcasting. I think I disagree with you that their shift into the podcasting world by no means inherently undermines the independent voice of podcasters out there. If anything, by the big media guys entering the podcasting realm, it seems to me that it gives us independent podcasters more coverage. I suppose if their move into podcasting inconceivably changes the nature of indy podcasting through some form of future legislation or over commercialization, then that would bother me I suppose. That being said, it is the indy podcaster that makes podcasting special in my opinion. So much so that I chose to get one up and going myself here in Japan:
Thanks again for your show!
Just wanted to share another way to kick a screen saver into gear, without using the expose hotspots. Just open your Keychain utility (in Applications:Utilities) and select “show in menu bar” under the “View” menu. The menu bar icon not only lets you open the Keychain utility, but it also lets you lock and unlock the keychains, as well as lock your screen.
This is not a hot key, but it’s much simpler (and built in) than using Applescript or any third party utilities.
Great show. Keep it up!