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Dr. House killed my Mac!

It is possible! It took me like 9 months but today I experienced my first kernel panic on my Mac. If you don’t know what a kernel panic is, it’s basically comparable to a “Blue Screen Of Death” in the Windows world. NOW ya know what I mean, dontcha? The biggest difference is the frequency at which it happens. While it happens regularly on Windows (at least on nearly all Win machines I have ever dealt with), seeing it happen on a Mac is quite a unique event. It has been said lots of times but let me join the chorus: Even BlueScreens (well, kernel panics in this case) look better on Macs… w00t!! 😀

Oh, and just in case you’re wondering what Dr. House has to do with it: The KP happened while I was browsing through an EyeTV Recording of Dr. House 😉

Dr. House killed my Mac!

I just hope this was a software caused KP, because if it wasn’t, chances are that my RAM is dying… which would suck… but let’s be optimistic.

[Updated] Web Designer’s Nightmare: GIMP PNGs darker on MacOS X 10.5?

I absolutely don’t know where that problem comes from, but there seems to be a rendering issue under MacOS 10.5 Leopard with PNGs created using the GIMP. I stumbled upon this while I was working on a website design I created some time ago. I don’t know if this might be a feature of one of the involved tools but I don’t think so.

Since I switched GIMP and MacOS X versions simultaneously, I’ll mention the versions here to ensure the difference is reproducible. Although you may not see it (depending on your monitor), there is a subtle difference.

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