4 December 2007, 22:27 by mark hoekstra

my black iPhone in print and then some

Last thursday I traveled to Amsterdam, first to *ahem* star in a new TV-show (no kidding). Pictures of that day can be found here. I’ll probably be on TV only for a few seconds, but still… I think it’s nice.

Then, on friday I picked up the new Bright magazine, in which my (already famous) iPhone is featured. Now my projects are featured in every issue of Bright magazine, still, I’m exceptionally glad with this episode somehow. ^_^

Bright No. 19, for sale in Holland right now
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I think Bates likes it too…
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btw, on that last picture, in the top left, you can see an Indy, which’ll probably be the star of one of my upcoming projects. I’m having lots of fun with it.

And then, Elsie, she keeps having problems and crashes quite often…

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Now she is a proper UNIX-machine and crashes into the debugger although it doesn’t give me clues… So I’m hooking up my old iBook every now and then and resurrect her by serial console… (Did I already mention Elsie is a proper UNIX-machine with a debugger and serial console?)

left: Elsie crashed into the debugger, right: Elsie hooked up by serial console to my old iBook
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  1. William Essig @ 4 December 2007, 23:32 :


    ;-) Congrats Mark!

  2. Matt Spiers @ 5 December 2007, 07:33 :

    Mark, I’ve been a huge fan for many years now and I just want to say keep on geek’n. Any hints towards what your next project involves… it looks extremely interesting.

  3. Robert @ 7 December 2007, 19:34 :

    That’s an interesting keyboard you have, Mark, any chance I could get an ID on it?

  4. markie @ 8 December 2007, 16:06 :

    oh, that’s a Microsoft wireless keyboard for Media Center… with the crappiest mouse-pointer-device I’ve ever encountered and thanks to Vista, it sometimes refuses to let me log in with it… So, I hardly use it (on XP I used it to log on/in).

    ...hardware-wise it’s quite nice though and because I visited the labs at one time where these are designed I thought it was nice to have one of these myself.

  5. Anthony @ 27 December 2007, 09:54 :

    Hey Mark long time reader, I just wanted to know, I know you mentioned it somewehre but I can’t seem to find it, but what USB to Serial Dongle are you using with your iBook since I need to use the same thing for my iBook. Thanks a lot and keep up the awesome blogging!

  6. markie @ 28 December 2007, 15:57 :

    I’m using a Targus PA088E. But, that one isn’t supported ie. there are no official OS X drivers for that one. Mine works, but judging by the pain it was to get it working (and still, it’s highly flawed somehow) I suggest you take one with OS X drivers… I bought this one because it has …three leds…

  7. battery @ 4 September 2010, 09:26 :

    I know you mentioned it somewehre but I can’t seem to find it

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