Last week we shared Audi’s two Spocks commercial with you and it staved off our anticipation for our company outing this weekend to see Star Trek: Into Darkness for a little while. However after finding this gem of a Start Trek short from internet sensations Rhett & Link, I’m thinking I don’t even need to see the movie anymore. How could it possibly be better than this?
So, which do you think is better? Tell us in the comments.
Today is No Pants Day, a participatory holiday that falls on the first Friday in May and has roots in Austin, TX. Since 1997, people there have been encouraged to go about their day without wearing any pants.
According to Real Austin Texas, “The idea is that the more people running around in their underwear, the more fun and joy there will be in the world for at least one day.”
What has this to do with OWC? Well, since Other World Computing has recently opened our newest location in Austin, TX we’ve decided to embrace the local customs and holidays. That means we’re taking Casual Friday to a whole new level today. As the old proverb states, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” So off with the pants!
For those in our Texas or Nevada locations, I’m sure today is plenty of fun – walking around like you’ve just plumb forgotten to put your pants on.
But those of us in northern Illinois are finding it a bit cold outside still for this to be comfortable.
On my drive into work, it was 39 degrees outside and raining. While I never really get a chance to show off my collection of superhero boxer shorts, trust me, no one wants to see this nerd’s cold, wet legs.
But for those of you bold enough to liberate your legs today – Happy No Pants Day to ya’ll!
The original OWC Mercury Accelsior has been a phenomenal product. To put it simply, those who’ve used it – they never look back. However, we wanted to improve upon the Accelsior’s design by offering both internal and external storage capability, so earlier this week we announced the OWC Mercury Accelsior_E2.
This new Accelsior model again offers extremely fast internal storage and adds fast external storage capability with the addition of two 6Gb/s eSATA expansion interfaces. Now you truly can have the best combination of speed, capacity, and connectivity for simultaneous internal and external storage performance.
And you aren’t limited to needing to have an available PCIe slot in a Mac Pro or PC to benefit from the Accelsior_E2. By installing it into an OWC Mercury Helios Thunderbolt expansion chassis, you can turn the Accelsior_E2 into the ultimate external SSD for Thunderbolt technology enabled Mac mini, iMac ,and MacBook machines.
We’ve been waiting and waiting for Apple to release the next version of OS X Mountain Lion in hopes that the next full version would have all the necessary components to setup a Fusion drive on any Mac capable of installing a hard drive and SSD together. A little over a week ago, Apple released OS X version 10.8.3 and, with one small caveat, our hopes were fulfilled.
The Profusion Of Fusion Confusion
But before we get to showing you exactly how to setup your own DIY Fusion drive, I’d like to dispel some mis-information that has been floating around the web. Up until now, most of the reports you’ve read about creating your own DIY Fusion drive on a machine have been incomplete. There have been many tutorials on how to create a Core Storage volume that have been labeled as “how to create a Fusion drive”. They are two similar, yet different drive configurations. I’ve addressed a lot of this information in comments on the OWC Blog, but figure it would be a good idea to review and further explain what a Fusion drive actually is as opposed to a Core Storage volume. Article Continues…