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Macbook Running a little hot? Try smcFanControl

While running HandBrake the other day, I noticed that the keyboard on my MacBook was getting a little hot. Especially around the Function Keys. My previous Dell, which I dubbed “The Frying Pan”, always ran hot but it never felt this hot.

So I did some Google-ing and found this Menu Bar App called smcFanControl

Yet another step towards voiding the warranty on my MacBook Pro.


April 5, 2008 Posted by | Mac, Software | Comments Off on Macbook Running a little hot? Try smcFanControl

Taking GIMP and Running with it

Here are my first few of photos post processed with GIMP

(Click on the image to view the original capture)

All I did was Crop, adjusted Levels, Sharpened and bumped up the color saturation. So far I’m very impressed by the functionality of this FREE app. I guess I can hold off on buying Photoshop CS3 for a while

Next stop, Portraits.

If you want to see more GIMP images, there is a GIMP Users group on Flickr. And while you’re there check out the discussions, an excellent resource for GIMP Tips.

April 5, 2008 Posted by | Linux, Mac, Photography, Software, Windows | 3 Comments