MacUpdate releases new Promo. Get $265 of software for just $64.99

MacUpdate has partnered with 10 Mac developers to bring us the MacUpdate Parallels bundle.

The Deal: When you purchase bundles now, you’ll be the immediate owner of Hazel, Art Text, MenuCalendarClock, Leap, StoryMill, Typinator and DVDRemaster Pro. Then when the Mac community spreads the word and reaches 5,000 bundles sold, Sound Studio will be unlocked into the bundle for free. People that purchase the bundle before each unlock milestone will have the unlocked products automatically added to their accounts for free. Because of the superb success of the Mac community in the last 2 bundles, we fully expect to reach all 3 unlock milestones during the 2-week span of this event.

1,135 bundles had been sold at the time of writing and there are 12 days left…

http://www.mupromo.com/

Jap version of I’m a Mac, I’m a PC

I’m a great fan of the Apple adverts commonly known as “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” in which two actors play a Mac and PC and they discuss the relative merits of either platform… Being as they are adverts made by Apple the Mac tends to come out better… Anyway I just found some Japanese versions on YouTube and I found one which I haven’t see in English and I think it is quite funny… Don’t worry there are subtitles! It is called Artist.

New Technology Blog

I’ve got together with a few friends of mine and we have started a technology blog called the Hi-Tech Squad.

We are officially launching it this week but as with all web ventures it will take time to grow in popularity, reputation and content… Come visit us if you are interested.

Installing a graphics card on Gigabyte GA-6VXE

A friend of mine asked me to install an extra hard drive in his machine and reinstall the OS from scratch. The hard drive was easy enough and the Windows XP installation went easy. But… There is always a but… The graphics card driver wouldn’t register… It is a GeForce 4 440MX and I downloaded and installed the driver from nVidia several times. The driver installed and didn’t report any problems but XP continued to report the card as a standard VGA and the nVidia control panel didn’t appear. After lots of hours of bashing my head and installing and de-installing and swap graphics card etc I had a brain wave. Maybe the motherboard needed an AGP driver… The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-6VXE and guess what? When I downloaded the motherboard drivers and installed the AGP driver it all worked!!!

Help me get a laptop

Laptop prices are falling all the time and I thought it was about time I got one… So I have started a campaign over at chipin.com to collect $538 (that’s US dollars) to buy the cheapest Dell laptop.

If I have helped you in some way in a forum, by email or even in person and you want to show your appreciation in a real way, consider a donation.