Category Archives: Computing

Install Win 7 on Macbook Pro retina from a USB stick

So you’ve gotten the new macbook and want to install Windows on it (only Win7 will work, don’t try Win8). Although you could run a virtual box (like parallels) you might still want to make a dual-boot system for some … Continue reading

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Which manufacturer made my retina screen?

In the process of getting a new computer, I had the choice of getting the new retina macbook pro. After searching the web, I found out that there are some ghosting and image burn problems with some of the displays … Continue reading

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Convert multiple audio/photo files in one step

My wife asked me to convert a number of FLAC files to MP3. Apparently, this was supposed to be very easy to accomplish in Linux. She found a web site with a script that, unfortunately, worked only in very specific … Continue reading

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Mac OsX for (particle) physicists

Here is a tutorial on how to get everything you need up and running on a Mac if you are a particle physicist. The tutorial presumes you need the standard “tools of the trade” and have a freshly bought Mac. … Continue reading

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