As a brief note, I recently watched an episode of Death in Paradise where a murderer put salt in a candle to make the candle burn slower. Out of curiosity to see whether or not this would work, I burned a small candle without salt, and found that it lasted about ninety minutes. I then added some salt to a second candle of the same size, and it burned most of the day(!). One trick of this is that the candle has to be at a point where it’s already melted a little bit, so you’re pouring the salt into the melted candle wax.
iPad/iPhone DVD movie FAQ: How do I get a DVD movie I own onto my iPod, iPad, or iPhone in a digital movie file? (Also written as, "How do I rip a DVD movie to a digital video file?")
If you're like me,
I've never bought any DRM protected (digital rights management) music, so although it's a well-known fact among techies, I didn't know until recently that you can burn DRM songs to a standard CD. The implication here is that once you've burned the DRM-protected song to CD, you can then rip it back as an MP3 file, which is the part that blows me away. Not much protection there, other than "security through obscurity".
Mac ISO burning FAQ: How do I burn an ISO image on Mac OS X?
It seems like lately all I'm doing is burning stuff to a CD or DVD on my Mac OS X system, first backups, and now I'm burning ISO images.
If you've never burned an ISO image to a CD or DVD on a Mac before, it's pretty easy. Here's how I just burned a Fedora ISO image on my MacBook Pro, which is a Mac OS X 10.4.10 system.
Mac problem: Can't delete a Mac burn folder. (Problem solved.)
I just had a problem on Mac OS X where I couldn't delete a Mac burn folder. Something happened during the process of trying to burn a DVD ... frankly I can't remember what the problem was. (I had one problem with a DVD during the verification process, so that may have been it.)
Mac DVD burn FAQ: How do I burn a CD or DVD on a Mac? (iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, etc.)
It's funny, I've had a MacBook Pro for well over a year now, but haven't burned a CD or DVD until today. I actually didn't know how to do it, so I just inserted a blank DVD-R into the drive and then figured out what to do. Here's a quick summary of the "Mac CD/DVD burn" steps I followed.