How to enable TRIM support for 3rd party SSDs in Lion

sudo cp /System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOAHCIBlockStorage.kext/Contents/MacOS/IOAHCIBlockStorage /IOAHCIBlockStorage.original sudo perl -pi -e ‘s|(x52x6Fx74x61x74x69x6Fx6Ex61x6Cx00).{9}(x00x51)|$1x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00x00$2|sg’/System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOAHCIBlockStorage.kext/Contents/MacOS/IOAHCIBlockStorage sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel sudo kextcache -system-caches Then Reboot!

Media Center Update

I have this weekend completed a new upgrade to my media center solution at home,  replacing the old Silverstone LC-16 based xbmc-live system with a mac mini. This upgrade is largely for aesthetics how ever I have had some other minor success.  the Mac Mini in question is the 2010 model, not because still has the DVD…

What is Cloud?

Had a discussion yesterday with a colleague around what is cloud, where I found us in a fairly heated discussion around what cloud actually meant, so I thought I’d write down where I’m coming from. For the consumer cloud represents a wonderful world where your data is accessible where ever you go via web based…

XBMC on ATV2 Second Impressions

I have been using XBMC on ATV2 now for a just over a month as the media centre for the main bedroom and it is proving to be well worth the £101 or $99 (Grrrr) for the hardware. Since the initial release Greenpois0n has released an un-tethered Jailbreak.  Which makes life a lot easier; previously…

XBMC on Apple TV 2 First Impressions

My ATV2 arrived today, which I ordered straight away after I header on twitter that the xbmc team had ported to iOS.  Obviously im being a bit bleeding edge here.  However I’m currently watching a 1080p trailer from my nas with zero visible frame drops. XBMC is a bit buggy currently but we’ll let them…

TMDB class update

I have just put my TMDB class up on github at https://github.com/jameslloyd/tmdb-class couple of updates since the last version i posted.   Lots of extra error checking and now will return search results with only one result properly.

themoviedb.org PHP class

This has been superceeded by This Post This class I have written has been some time in the making, its currently the whats powering the alpha version of 2statereviews V2.    Things it will do for you: Will pull down Actor or Movie information from themoviedb.org using the API (currently defaults to V2.1) and sort…

Iphone Restore 1604 Error

Past couple of days have been a slight horror, when I rebooted my Iphone and it didn’t come back. Just sat stuck on the Apple logo, with spinner on top not spinning. So I went through an horrific day without my phone. That night I frantically tried to restore the firmware 3.1.2, I kept getting…