Tag: Apple

1Tb Time Capsule

Our 1Tb Time Capsule arrived last week. I immediately got home with the unit and opened it up.

Not much inside the box, configured the unit. Then set 2 machines to backup to the unit. Things have been going fine since then.

Speed wise from the ethernet based machine seems okay, from the MacBook Air it tends to vary a bit. It works well enough and hopefully future firmware revisions improve things.

I’ll do another post in a few days time that includes screen grabs from all the options that can be configured as seen from Airport Admin Utility, which I couldn’t find on the net before I purchased.

New toys – MacBook Air

Well my wife finally got her new notebook/laptop. She opted to get an MacBook Air. I must say I am very impressed so far.

Job for tonight is to do a reinstall and remove the extra install items that we don’t need so we free up some space. Then I will move over all her data which is currently sitting on my iMac.

Unfortunately, the 1Tb Time Capsule I ordered with it has been delayed. It appears Apple are having troubles making enough of them for demand. So the reseller is filling orders as they arrive. So eventually we will make it to the front of the order queue. I believe they said they got 5 units in stock earlier in the week and fulfilled 5 orders. I am looking forward to this item arriving, then I will be happy to know the MacBook Air is being backed up every so often (without the need to manually do it each week).

VMware Tools, still the best for Linux Virtual Machines

If it wasn’t for the VMware Tools package being as good as it was, then running Virtual Machines would be alot more difficult.

Below is a screen grab from my Xubuntu install which has since had the VMware Tools installed, thus the resolution of the Virtual Machine is running at the resolution I dictate. Could make it full screen, but I still like to be able to see my desktop for other tasks.

Click for High Resolution version.

iMac under load

All I can say is that the iMac I have certainly gets a bit of a pounding, below is a screen grab from the Menubar showing some key stats of the system.

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Although, the machine was certainly doing some heavy processing. Ripping a DVD image, running VMware Fusion, Adium, FireFox and using HandBrake to convert some DVD vob files into another format.

Not to mention it was dialed out to the internet via Three X-Series plan on my wife’s Three mobile, then sharing it out via wireless to her MacBook nearby.

It’s great when things just work.