19Jun

Multiple email addresses on one account

I'm a bit of an obsessive compulsive organization freak when it comes to the digital world. Despite what you might think from looking at my desktop, I like to keep things organized and consolidated. In fact, I just got finished reorganizing my iTunes music folder (which hardly ever needs it, but apple recently reorganized the way they store different types of media so I took advantage of that and resolved some duplicate file issues at the same time).

Anyhow, I recently was brought on as a contractor for a small web-firm—sounds spiffy, kinda like a law-firm—to do some work. I was of course given an email address with the appropriate domain name to reflect the company. Since I have my own "Company" (Twilight Coders) which I try to consolidate my work under, I wanted to be able to keep a copy of the email transactions in the email account associated with Twilight Coders. Not only this, but I wanted to go a step further; I wanted to be able to reply from said email account, under the guise of the "new" email account (the company for which I'll be contracting). Well, since I use Gmail—or, more accurately, Google Apps—for hosting my email, I knew that this "feature" was supported.

In order to accomplish this, you do one of the following:

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19Jun

GA-EP45C-DS3R Audio - Partial Success

So, I've been struggling with Snow Leopard and my Hackintosh lately. Without getting into all the gory details, lets just say that in my attempts to get audio working (namely front headphones and mic support) I broke it, along with my networking.

Needless to say, I managed to get the networking back up (you would not believe how inconvenient it is to have a computer with no internet access), but remained deaf (as far as my computer was concerned).

I've been dabbling in the world of DSDT (which is the main AML table of the ACPI. In layman's terms, it's a map of your motherboard for your operating system to locate the various components (sound card, graphics card, networking card etc). Now, when dealing with OS X on a PC, the "old" way has been to use kernel extensions which remap on the fly for the operating system. The "new" way, is to use a bootloader which supports DSDT injection, and patch the DSDT for your motherboard. This entails getting the "raw" DSDT (untouched, generated right off the motherboard, best done in Windows or Linux)

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