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Ali August 31, 2011
Snow Leopard to Lion; The painless way

Snow Leopard to Lion; The painless way

Conclusion first! Let me save you a few minutes (and perhaps hours of suffering on your Mac) and tell you the end of the story…

Ali May 8, 2010
Cloud is better off without Flash

Cloud is better off without Flash

With the emergence of the iPad, there are many trends changing and many ideas developing around an old but finally well-developed phenomenon: the tablet computer. Although I am somehow late giving my opinion on the subject, I think it is worth the try. One of the areas cloud computing can be very useful and extremely capable is on the thin clients. Despite the fact that definition of a thin client nowadays is quite different than few years ago (take iPad and compare it to any of the "revolutionary" J2ME enabled devices) they are still far less capable than conventional computers, i.e. laptops and desktops. iPad (as a good example and so far the best in the segment) is fairly powerful by itself and offers decent performance in doing resource-intensive tasks like 3D game rendering. But there are times that its processing power and storage capacity is not sufficient for certain tasks. You might say, well turn to a more powerful computer then. The price of such move could be sacrificing the super cool and useful features like ultra-portability and modern human user interface of the iPad. (more…)

Ali December 16, 2009

Mix like a DJ on your Mac with Djay

This article is originally posted on Shufflegazine. If you are a music fan (who isn’t?) you might have dreamed about mixing some tunes and added…

Ali November 22, 2009

Convert video formats on your Mac for free

This article is originally posted on Shufflegazine. Earlier today I received a dinosaur JVC camera with a truck load of video clips. We are traveling…

Ali September 26, 2009
Fixing the multiprocessing error while developing for AppEngine

Fixing the multiprocessing error while developing for AppEngine

If you are developing for Google AppEngine on Mac, and you have updated python to 2.6.x or higher, you might face this non-sense error over and over: ImportError: No module named _multiprocessing The main reason behind this error is that AppEngine (as of this writing) can't get along with python versions higher than 2.5.x. Fortunately it is quite easy to fix this issue, especially if you are using GoogleAppEngineLauncher: (more…)

Ali August 30, 2009

The secret of staying productive while coding

Most people use versioning systems like Subversion, Mercurial, and git to maintain their code while working on software and web projects. There are also hosted…

Ali November 25, 2008

EventBox; social networking and the news

All that buzz and the load of information attacking us by social media and news aggregated from different sources, seem overwhelming. One of the greatest…