Monthly Archives: August 2009

Moved servers

I recently switched servers and was a little lazy in moving everything over. You would have received a few 404s and possibly other errors while trying to download AAFTRU and other linked files. For that I apologize.

I belive everything should be fine now but if you do run into some problems please do let me know by dropping a line at mail AT kunaldua DOT com.

Are you following football?

It’s that time of the year again! Here’s a quick update about the little “service” I have been providing.

Starting this season, updates will also be available for all Championship, League 1 and League 2 matches in addition to the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League games. FA Cup and League Cup action will also be covered.

Get your fix here.

10.5.8 brings support for cheap, no-name USB enclosures!

I have a couple of cheap, no-name 2.5″ hard disk USB enclosures with me that haven’t worked with any of my Macs since time immemorial. They made weird noises and flashed lights when I plugged them into either my Powerbook or the 20″ Intel iMac. I also shrugged it off thinking “oh these Macs are under powered” (( I do remember having some success getting my Powerbook to recognize the disk by using one of the 2×1 USB cables and inserting both of the connectors at one end into the Powerbook )) and grabbed the nearest Dell to transfer the data. (( no need to rub it in, I am embarrassed enough admitting it in public! ))

Until this morning. I upgraded to 10.5.8 and later when I was going through the release notes I saw this innocent looking line:

Improves compatibility with some external USB hard drives.

Immediately I popped in my cheap, no-name hard disk enclosure (with the hard disk in it, of course!) and yes, the iMac detected it. I am still running Tiger on the Powerbook so have no way of verifying if it works likewise.

Macs have truly broken the final frontier as far as I am concerned!