Monthly Archives: August 2010

How to Remember People’s Names (and Deal with Unusual Names) [Mind Hacks]

Accurately remembering names is one of the simplest yet most important components of interacting with people, no matter in what capacity. This article presents some tips I’ve acquired over the years with regards to remembering and using people’s names. More »

How to Wirelessly and Automatically Back Up Your iPhone Photos [Backup]

Syncing your iPhone doesn’t backup your photos, and if you’re not in constant sync you could easily lose them in a crash. Here’s how to jailbreak your iPhone and set up an automatic photo-syncing process. More »

How to Avoid Friend Spam on Facebook [Facebook]

With Facebook’s ever-growing popularity, it’s not surprising that fake accounts are after your online friendship. Here are some tips for detecting and avoiding friend spam. More »

Make a Hybrid iPhone Headset That Actually Sounds Good [Headphones]

If you hate the quality of Apple’s included iPhone headset but love the functionality of the remote, here’s a quick hack to combine the remote with a better headset for quality sound on the cheap. More »

Turn On Hardware Graphics Acceleration in Chrome 7 [Chrome]

It’s only available in the Dev and Canary builds of Chrome, and very few pages support it—for now. But if you want to get hardware acceleration running in Google's browser, it's just a simple command line switch away. More »

Core Dump

I’ve decided to create a second blog at where I’ll put any posts that are not related to writing iOS software, Apple, or the mobile software industry.

My first substantive post should show up some time this evening if all goes well.

©2008-2010 Jeff LaMarche.

Tomato thief in the garden


Given our 7 foot fence around the yard, have to rule out deer…my best guess is a raccoon scaling the fence for a snack. 


Probably the same one who decided that my first tomato looked too good to ripen to save for seeds and pulled the branch off.  It was nice enough to leave the green ones on the fine which I have hung up on my garage where they are turning orange last time I checked them.

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How to Run Windows, Mac, and Linux Side by Side and Pain-Free with VirtualBox [Virtualization]

Running multiple operating systems side-by-side gives you the chance to test applications, run platform-specific software, and tons more without ever rebooting. It’s also extremely cool. Here’s how to run Windows, Mac, and Linux simultaneously and pain-free as possible. More »

The Homemade AC Is at Full Throttle in This Week’s Open Thread [Open Thread]

Getting tired of the summer heat? Grab a cold one and step inside this week’s open thread, where every DIY air conditioner we can find is running at full power. More »

Netflix Instant Streaming Comes to the iPhone and iPod touch, Works over 3G [Downloads]

iOS: You could already watch Netflix on your iPad—or an iPhone with a clever hack—but now the popular streaming service is available as an official iPhone app. More »

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