Monthly Archive for June, 2008

MacBook Magic Eye part 2

Michael produced this Magic Eye when he unplugged his external monitor this afternoon.

I feel that this could be a new form of !

Sydney Apple Store Opening

I finally got around to editing my line walk video from the Sydney Apple store launch with . The YouTube clip is embedded below (please forgive my stupid commentary).

I must say that the upload to YouTube via iMovie ‘08 was pretty smooth, although the old iMovie was required for the speedup effect. It’s a strange workflow to import the movie into the old iMovie, do the video effects, then import the project into the new iMovie!

Mac Hell part 2

I’ve had two regular problems since getting my new MacBook Pro 15″ (Part 1 details hell with my white MacBook), that is the system becoming completely unresponsive and the other what I can only describe as the MacBook .

Here’s what I could glean from my logs when the system becomes unresponsive:


Jun 27 21:59:13 172 BluePhoneElite 2[5591]: [ERR!] -[BTDeviceRFCOMMChannel openChannel] Channel failed to init with kIOReturnExclusiveAccess but the device is not connected!
Jun 27 22:02:11 172 BluePhoneElite 2[5591]: [ERR!] -[BTDeviceRFCOMMChannel openChannel] Channel failed to init with kIOReturnExclusiveAccess but the device is not connected!
Jun 27 22:02:53 172 BluePhoneElite 2[5591]: [ERR!] -[BTDeviceRFCOMMChannel openChannel] Channel failed to init with kIOReturnExclusiveAccess but the device is not connected!
Jun 27 22:11:50 172 BluePhoneElite 2[5591]: [ERR!] -[BTDeviceRFCOMMChannel openChannel] Channel failed to init with kIOReturnExclusiveAccess but the device is not connected!
Jun 27 22:15:32 172 BluePhoneElite 2[5591]: [ERR!] -[BTDeviceRFCOMMChannel openChannel] Channel failed to init with kIOReturnExclusiveAccess but the device is not connected!

The next log message after this last one shows my system booting (after I had to hard shut the laptop down). I haven’t run since and we’ll see if that’s the cause of that particular problem (I always used to blame Parallels!).

The second problem is rather interesting. Here’s the latest example from last night after waking from sleep:

It can happen after waking from sleep or unplugging an external monitor and is deeply annoying as I have to hard reset every time.

Michael, a colleague at work who got his MacBook Pro at the same time as me, also has this problem. Does anyone else get the MacBook Magic Eye?

This is crazy

I’ve never seen so much hype for a developers conference. Has Apple found a way to break through from geek nirvana to the mainstream or is it simply that we’re shouting louder? It’s a developer conference guys!

Twitter says . In the meantime I’m just hoping for some :