My First Apple Store Visit [Apple]

Over the past couple months, my refurbed iPod Touch 2G has been blacking out for hours or days at a time. In the middle of playback, it will randomly stop and not budge until I power cycle it. The battery can last 2 hours of mowing, or it could be dead in 20 minutes of sitting idly in my pocket. I finally decided to contact Apple about it and get it replaced.

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Zimbra IM with Digsby [How to]

Behold, another Zimbra-related post!

I recently ran across an article on how to configure Pidgin with Zimbra IM (5.x+) here, but since I run Digsby for IM, the settings and input boxes didn’t quite match up.

After talking to various people and troubleshooting problems of my own, I finally got it to work. Contacts and groups are also synchronized between Zimbra and Digsby, so if you move a screenname on one, it will show up on the other.


  • Go to the preferences window where you add a new account
  • Click Add IM account and add a new Jabber account
  • Jabber ID: your Zimbra email (including the
  • Password: duh
  • Check auto login
  • Expand the Advanced section
  • Host: your mail server (
  • Port: Change to 5223
  • Resource: Leave “Digsby”
  • Priority: Leave at 5
  • Data Proxy: Leave blank unless you need to change it
  • Check “Force SSL”
  • Keep “Ignore SSL Warnings” unchecked
  • Check “Allow Plaintext Login”

Once you save the account settings, connect to the server, and, barring any firewall issues, you should be all set!

Mailto Links and Zimbra [How to]

I’ve been looking throughout the Internet today looking for ways to get mailto: links to work with Firefox and Zimbra. Since I didn’t want to touch the registry and most of the people here use Macs anyway, I had to make a Greasemonkey script to do the job. Sure, there are already scripts to do this, but they point to the standard interface. I wanted the advanced interface.

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Ask the Readers: The Perfect Computer

Zach writes,

Before I say anything else, I would just like to thank the Dan and the other Zomgees for the opportunity to post on their prestigious blog. Now for the important stuff: I have a problem. Since I will be a college student as of August, I need to get a computer. This is where things get difficult because I have to balance portability, usability, cost, and the fun factor (gaming, etc.). I had originally wanted to get a Macbook, but now I am not so sure. I also though about doing a netbook and desktop, but with some of the things I have recently heard about netbooks, that might not be the best idea either. The main thing I want is something that has the functionality of a desktop paired with the portability of a laptop. That is my problem/question. What does the Zomgee community think (keeping in mind that I am not a millionaire)?

Edit: It seems the first time this was published, no emails were sent out, so I took ownership of the post and republished it ~Dan