January 28, 2008

How to rotate a Quicktime movie…

Filed under: Apple — kenjun @ 11:43 am


  1. Hit Cmd-J
  2. select MPEG1 Muxed track
  3. Make sure Visual Settings is selected
  4. Click the Rotate buttons


January 14, 2008

Maxtor OneTouch external hard drive with a MacBook

Filed under: Apple, Backup, MacBook, MacOSX, Maxtor — kenjun @ 9:20 am

First of all, this is the product:

Oddly, it doesn’t appear under: Office and Business
but does under Creative Pros:

There are several differences between this and the other One Touch systems.

1. This offers RAID (both striping, for disk performance, and mirroring, for secure backups).

2. It has two large disks giving 1.5TB (or 750GB if mirroring)

3. It has Firewire 800 which is superfast. The MacBook doesn’t support Firewire 800 but the MacBook Pro or desktop do which is handy if you ever decide to upgrade.

OK, the down-sides.

1. The Disk Manager tool doesn’t work properly under Leopard (it won’t let you manage the RAID settings) which means if you want disk mirroring you having to install the Manager tool on a Windows machine to change the RAID settings as it is set up to do Striping by default. A pain and odd given that the disk is very Mac friendly – e.g. the disk is Mac formatted and the first section in the user guide is aimed at Mac users as opposed to PC users.

Handy links:

Topic : MLeopard and MAXTOR one Touch III 350Gb external Hardisk

Maxtor OneTouch III Family

Seagate/Maxtor External (and/or Network) Storage Compatibility Issues with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)*&p_li=&p_topview=1

January 11, 2008

Wiki – Upload .doc or .xls errors

Filed under: Microsoft, Wiki — kenjun @ 8:30 am


The file is corrupt or has an incorrect extension. Please check the file and upload again.


$wgVerifyMimeType = false;

Other checks are to make sure the following are set:

$wgEnableUploads = true;

$wgFileExtensions = array( ‘doc’, ‘xls’, ‘png’, ‘gif’, ‘jpg’, ‘jpeg’, ‘ogg’, ‘zip’);
in LocalSettings.php which should be in your root wiki directory (not config).

See also:

January 7, 2008

Sync iCal tasks and Blackberry Tasks

Filed under: Apple, Blackberry, ical, Productivity — kenjun @ 2:21 am

PocketMac SyncManager [PM SM] does the trick.Just one slight tweak required – in PM SM Preferences make sure you uncheck the iCalTasks Advanced Preferences option that says “Ignore tasks older than x days” (OR set it to zero days) otherwise this error message can be an issue:”No Gregorian Date”  

January 3, 2008

Advanced Gmail filters

Filed under: Gmail, Productivity — kenjun @ 3:19 pm

Guide to making complex Gmail filters.

 And/Or searches

By default search terms are grouped with AND meaning all terms have to be in the search. A handy way of creating an OR search (i.e. apple or pear) is to use squiggly brackets such as {}

See here for more details.

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