Parrot MKI9100

Went ahead and made the plunge on this last weekend. Bought on amazon/crutchfield for the unit and the wiring harness.

Hope to install this over the weekend provided I receive it by then.

Anyone used a parrot in car device before?

I hear parrot is the best for bluetooth integration – hoping to see that’s the case.

Upgrading to Cable internet

After being with DSL for the longest time, it’s time to upgrade! Been with shitty SBC using their really bad gateway modem/wireless router combo. So I ordered cable today and they’re going to be here tomorrow to hook it up. I just don’t have a wireless router or modem and I didn’t want to rent from them. I don’t have the slightest idea on what I should be looking for when it comes to these pieces of hardware, so I was hoping I could get some help. This is what I found on newegg so far. I could go to Frys, but their selection there always seems poor and overpriced.
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PHP IDEs

I’ve been doing .NET stuff for the past few months, but may have to start learning PHP and MySQL if I end up with a job opportunity through a friend if things work out. I was wondering which IDEs PHP developers use in here?

My buddy swears by Komodo, but Zend and Microsoft Expression Web 4 seem alright. I’m basically looking for something as good as Visual Studio 2010.

I’ve been doing .NET stuff for the past few months, but may have to start learning PHP and MySQL if I end up with a job opportunity through a friend if things work out. I was wondering which IDEs PHP developers use in here?
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Laptop recommendation

I’m trying to help a friend pick out a new laptop as hers is very outdated and can’t do the things she wants it to do. She wants to play some games, be able to run solidworks smoothly and use it for her business. Any suggestions??

Trust me – stick with their recomendations.

I will pass along the info. Any particular Thinkpad?

Network Connected Mac Mini disappears

Hi all! I have a mac mini connected to my network for torrents, boxee, etc… When I boot it up it shows on the list of computers on my network for about 4 hours, after that it disappears from the list. I have set the computer to not sleep, but this doesnt seep to change the issue. Any suggestions?

assign a reserved IP to the mac mini via your router’s settings? sounds like it’s not renewing the IP after the client lease time expires due to being unused at the time of IP renewal.

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Anyone us a Mac mainly but have a Windows server?

If you have a Windows server but use OS X most of the time, I’m curious how you have things setup. How you have Windows talking to OS X, how you’re sharing files, etc.

If you’re using OSX mostly, a BSD or Linux server would be better suited if you aren’t locked in to using Windows. Personally I’m running both on a VMWare box.

I run VMware/bootcamp on my MBP. I’m just looking for a server. Considering Mac Mini server but for that price I could build an awesome Windows box. Kinda torn.

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