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Computer hardware

2013-01-16 | 10:42 am
MacBook Pro Mid-2012

MacBook Pro
Pupils and customers raise demands to my hardware, so I upgraded my computer to a MacBook Pro. Here are its data.

Internet browsers

2012-11-07 | 8:32 pm
Do a barrel roll tested on MacOS X.7.5 Lion

Do a barrel roll, using SeaMonkey. Photo: Erik Thau-Knudsen, 2012
Do a barrel roll, the easter egg that Google made to impress its users, is not an available feature in all browsers, and probably there are platform differences. Here are results for Mac OS X.7 Lion.

Mobiltelefoni

2012-06-08 | 6:08 am
Hvis iPhone gløder på motorvejen

Lokalitetstjenesterne kan tømme mobiltelefonerne for al kraft, når man har for megen fart på. Slå dem fra, hvis du vil skåne dit batteri.

Windows sufferings

2012-02-01 | 11:09 am
iMac put to sleep with nasty virus

The Windows 7 partition of my iMac was severely hit by a virus yesterday. Fortunately, this is not my primary work environment, but my minor kids were tear-broken.

2009-12-22

[ Portræt af Erik Thau-Knudsen ]

Computer issues

Preface

This part of my web site addresses various computer issues ranging from web pages written for handheld devices such as the Sony Ericsson T610 cellular phone to Macintosh text conversions of Continental European languages. It used to be a dedicated Macintosh user area with my own tips and tricks, but the scope widened after 2003, when I learned more technologies. The Macintosh relating pages are oldest and target users with a beginner's or medium computer knowledge, whereas newer ones are more into the art of web technologies.

I got my first Macintosh in April 1990 and I have done it all the way from System 6 to the Leopard.

I have no formal training in computer science (apart from a couple of programming classes in primary school 1974-76, but that was in the stone age [a third generation datamat, yeah, that's what they called that box at the size of two refrigerators and a storage capacity of a Macintosh II]). I am a university graduate in Eastern European philologies (Balkan and Russian). Thus the focus is on texts, text processing, text research, and text exchange between Eastern and Western European languages and between the Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Table of contents

Tips and tricks

  1. How to pick graphics from Mac applications[ New! ]
  2. East European font solutions
  3. Converting East European text from Macintosh to Windows PCs
  4. Converting Cyrillic text from Windows PCs to Macintosh
  5. Pre-OS 9: Installing Unicode without Apple Language Kit
  6. Writing for the Sony Ericsson cHTML mobile phone web browser |
  7. Own tricks to stay free of spam
  8. The Sony Ericsson K700i mobile phone web browser
  9. The Sony Ericsson K750i mobile phone web browser

Opinions, experiences

  1. HTML 5 vs. XHTML 2.0 New! (published 2008-04-03)
  2. Internet Explorer version 7 launched
  3. Reasons to prefer Internet Explorer as web browser on your Windows PC
  4. Shocking : Intel already on the new Macs!
  5. Why I love Microsoft Word version 5.1a
  6. Operating systems: Oldies can be goodies
  7. Hvordan jeg fik OS X til at køre på min PowerMacintosh 8600 (in my native Danish. Also published in DobbeltKlik, årgang 12, nr. 2, december 2004)|

Tests

  1. Full SSI test
  2. The Lord's Prayer: A test of word processors
    Tests the parameters file size, unicode rendering, stylesheet markup, and metadata rendering of files produced by different word processors (Neooffice, Microsoft Word, TextEdit, Nvu, AppleWorks etc.). The basic text is the lord's prayer in English, Latin, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, and Old Church Slavic. The web document is still under elaboration.
  3. Test of natural language markup through CSS (tests your browser)
  4. JavaScript's rendering of navigator functions

 

Miscallenous

  1. Downloads
  2. Links
  3. Erik's JavaScripts

2009-12-22

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