2 Apr 2010 7 am eastern

Screw the haters

Tasteful and true: iPad wallpaper by Anders J. Svensson at Veer’s The Skinny.


Filed under: Apple, Design, Desktops, Haters, ipad, Jesus Tablet, Wallpaper

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14 Sep 2009 9 am eastern

For your pleasure

Reviving an old zeldman.com tradition, we once again present downloadable desktop images for your computer screen and pleasure. First up: Meet Harry.

ShortURL: zeldman.com/?p=2620

Filed under: Design, Desktops, downloads

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1 Jun 2009 10 am eastern

SuperDuper! Mac Backup

Even if your computer craps out, there’s no reason to lose your work. Rated five stars on VersionTracker,  SuperDuper! is the dead-simplest and most reliable backup program for Macintosh I know. With a click, it makes a fully bootable backup of your hard drive. If disaster strikes your data, or if someone steals your laptop, you can boot and restore from the cloned drive.

SuperDuper runs on Intel and Power PC Macs, and is compatible with Time Machine under Leopard. Download and use it forever for free, or buy for US $27.95 to unlock scheduling and Smart Update. (Smart Update copies only the data that has changed since your last backup, enabling you to backup your hard drive in minutes instead of hours. Which means you’ll actually get into the habit of running the backup program every day. Which means you’ll never lose your work. Best $27.95 you’ll ever spend.)

Update Jun 3, 2009

Ironically enough, this morning, a routine backup failed. SuperDuper immediately presented me with a simple “report the problem” form that included a log of everything that had happened on my system. I filled out the form and hit SEND. Within 30 minutes, I had an email from Shirt Pocket Support diagnosing the problem:

It looks like your destination volume failed during the backup. Here’s some stuff from your system log that shows the error in progress: [etc.]

There were also simple instructions on how to test (and possibly fix) my backup drive.

There was even a note about some scripting additions carried over via migration that were likely no longer working on my Intel Mac.

This is unbelievable service.

To anyone who thinks this is a paid ad, don’t be silly (or insulting). I really love this product and this company. You will, too.

[tags]superduper, backup, program, mac, macintosh, osx, os x, apple[/tags]

Filed under: Apple, Desktops

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1 Jun 2009 6 am eastern

iPhone wallpapers

Download beautiful, free, type-themed & type-inspired iPhone and desktop wallpapers. Or create your own: submissions are welcomed. Visit iphone & desktop wallpapers for font freaks & typenuts.

[tags]design, typography, desktops, wallpapers, iphone[/tags]

Filed under: Design, Desktops, Typography

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15 Apr 2009 4 pm eastern

Desktop No. 211

Zeldman Desktop No. 211

In the tradition of our classic 1990s wallpapers, please enjoy Zeldman Desktop No. 211. For your home or office screen beautification needs.

[tags]desktop, wallpaper, macos, macosx[/tags]

Filed under: Apple, Design, Desktops, downloads, Free, Wallpaper, Zeldman, zeldman.com

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