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Monthly Archives: March 2008

all items must go (farewell powerbook)

Mac PowerBook 15” G4 You can get your hands on a great machine, a 15” 1.6GHz PowerBook Pro.  I am currently an graduate student in engineering, so I can vouch for the stability and speed of this machine.  Sadly, it’s time for me to move on, but you now you can enjoy this computer.   Here’s […]

zero out your drive or "delete it for good"

So you’re selling (or trashing) your computer and want to make sure there’s nothing left on the hard disk afterwards, right?  No problem.  Going from built-in to hand-crafted, try these options... Use the “Secure Empty Trash” option on your Mac.  It will write zeros over the data 35 times. Perform an erase/zero out option to […]

the price of volunteering to an engineer

So, you’re a level-headed person that wants to see your co-workers / group / community do well, right?  That’s great, you can pat yourself on the back and admit that you're a fairly good or at least level-headed person.  However, give some serious though to your actions before you volunteer for everything, being all you […]