March 27th, 2008
In a previous article I discussed how my heart rate varies during ultramarathons, which was in response to a post by Greg Loomis inquiring about heart rate zones appropriate for ultramarathon training. My original article focused on racing, which was necessary since knowing how to train requires knowing how you race. Now that that that’s done, I’ll provide some insight into how I train.
March 26th, 2008
New to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is an integrated backup solution called Time Machine. To use Time Machine, simply plug an external hard drive into your Mac and configure it as the Time Machine back-up volume. Time Machine will now automatically perform hourly back-ups of your files.
While the periodic back-ups run more-or-less transparently in the background, one slight annoyance I’ve had is with the icon of the Time Machine Volume appearing on the Desktop, as shown in the figure to the left. The genius of Time Machine is its “out of sight, out of mind” approach, and the persistent Desktop icon (for a drive you should not care to have access to anyway) runs counter to the original intent. Apparently I am not alone, as this complaint has also been brought up on macosxhints.com. Here I’ll discuss two solutions for removing the Time Machine Volume from the Desktop.