Saturday, April 18, 2009

Major Leopard OS Bug

I have recently discovered what I consider to be a major bug in the Leopard OS. If you're working on a Mac running Leopard don't do what I did. By changing the permissions on your hard drive to "No Access" under "everyone", it will cause your hard drive to crash. Once you shutdown after doing this, you're Mac will no longer boot! Why would Apple allow a place in their OS to break your computer? Anyway, I didn't realize that this was the problem until after Apple replaced everything in my MacBook, including the logic board, RAM, hard drive and connections. I verified this permissions issue with AppleCare over the phone.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Buying Video Equipment

When looking for new equipment such as high priced video cameras or editing work stations, be careful who you buy from online, if you choose not to go to a traditional brick and mortar store. There are many online retailers that offer equipment such as new cameras at half the price of other reputable retailers. If the price is too good to be true, it should be a warning sign. You may get a camera missing a bunch of accessories that would normally be included such as the LCD screen, or you may not even get your order at all. A quick Google search of an online store can yield some customer reviews if you're weary. In my opinion, stick with the reputable guys, like B&H.