Monthly Archives: July 2007

alsof er nog geen regen genoeg is..

hebben ze hun eigen stortbui maar meegenomen:


Je snapt het niet.

Eekhoornspion –

“A few weeks ago, 14 squirrels equipped with espionage systems of foreign intelligence services were captured by [Iranian] intelligence forces along the country’s borders. These trained squirrels, each of which weighed just over 700 grams, were released on the borders of the country for intelligence and espionage purposes. According to the announcement made by Iranian intelligence officials, alert police officials caught these squirrels before they could carry out any task.

Fixing GPS devices, bugging instruments and advanced cameras in the bodies of trained animals like squirrels, mice, hamsters, etc, are among modern methods of collecting intelligence. Given the fast speed and the special physical features of these animals, they provide special capabilities for spying operations. Once the animals return to their place of origin, the intelligence gathered by them is then offloaded. . . .”

(link naar het originele artikel)

nieuwigheden in safari

Ik struikel per ongeluk over deze handigheden:

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Handig. Erg handig.

De hemel staat in brand!


Chemische broertjes

Veel plezier met een leuke chemische remix:  



Eigenlijk zou ik eens wat meer te weten moeten zien te komen over deze meneer/mevrouw/band, maar vooralsnog heb ik het veel te druk met luisteren:

[audio: perception total eclips.mp3]

ondergaand zonnetje in de hekslootpolder


een molen en een wolk



FireWire and FCA-202: workaround

Based on the ‘news’ that Apple changed stuff in AppleFWAudio.kext I decided to try to fix my problems by replacing the current 10.4.10 AppleFWAudio.kext with that from 10.4.9. After clearing the kernel-cache (with Onyx) and rebooting, I had working audio.

For those not proficient enough to figure out all steps on their own, here’s a step-by-step breakdown:

  • Download all needed tools. The aformentioned Onyx, a copy of pacifist and the 10.4.9 combo-update DMG.
  • Disconnect any unneeded USB and FireWire peripherals, just in case.
  • Make a copy of the files in /System/Library/Extentions/AppleFWAudio.kext (ctrl-click and choose ‘make archive’. Drag the .zip-file in /System/Library/Extentions to a safe place.
  • Open the DMG in pacifist. Inside, find (-F) a file called Archive.pax.gz, and extract that to your Desktop.
  • Open Archive.pax.gz in pacifist. Find the directory /System/extensions/AppleFWAudio.kext, and extract that to its default install location. Pacifist will prompt for your password and a confirmation that you want to overwrite a system file.
  • Start Onyx, click the ‘Cleaning’-button, and go to the Caches-tab . Check the System and Kernel caches. Application and Font caches are not relevant for this operation. Click execute, and wait until Onyx is done. Onyx will suggest a reboot, and I suggest you do that.

After rebooting your audio should work once again.

(keywords for google: Apple, Macbook, 10.4.10, Firewire Audio, Behringer FCA-202 FCA202)