Archive for the 'Elegant Mac' Category

namebench – Updated for 2015

Monday, May 25th, 2015

namebench is a fantastic piece of software created by Google and last updated in 2010. I’ve updated it for 2015, and download links are below. namebench promises to speed up almost any internet connection by testing DNS servers around you and recommending the fastest, most reliable option for you. Any webpage you visit may have […]

Mouse stopped working in Boot Camp recently?

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

I use Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro for gaming, so it irritated me to no end when for some reason my Apple Magic Mouse stopped working. The built-in keyboard and trackpad worked fine, but no dice on the wireless mouse. Not only that, but everything worked fine on the Mac side, so I knew it […]

Adding a USB 3.0 Expresscard/34 to your MacBook Pro

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

One of the best uses I found for the ExpressCard/34 slot on my Early 2011 17″ MacBook Pro is in the form of a USB 3.0 expansion card. My computer has three USB 2.0 ports and an empty ExpressCard slot (thank you Apple!). So with this Startech device I’ve added an extra USB 3.0 port, […]

Never miss a TV show

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I rarely will surf the TV to see what’s on. Instead, my wife and I both have specific shows we like to watch, and we like watching them when it’s convenient for us. To that end we use a PVR, some iPhone/iPad apps, and an occasional internet stream. Even with all that, we sometimes miss […]

Obsess much?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

I find I always work faster when I’m organized, and with a 6 month old daughter, a beautiful wife and a 9 to 5 job, I have to do something to free up some time for video gaming! According to Steam at the time I wrote this, I barely logged 2 hours in the last […]