Mac: GPU Panic

I’ve recently had a few issues where the Mac has crashed with a “GPU Panic”.

Turns out it might be something to do with Google’s Chrome browser which uses some GPU acceleration for HTML5 updates. 

More here:

http://betanews.com/2012/06/29/google-comes-clean-yes-your-kernel-panic-is-chromes-fault/ 

and here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1597599

For the moment I’m going to uninstall Chrome and see what happens.

Also experienced an annoying logout problem which also happens to be related to the GPU and GPU switching. If you’re using multiple GPUs then you can use gfxCardStatus to fix the Mac to 1 GPU.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13322234#post13322234

Samsung TVs – APIs

Real shame about the Samsung TV APIs.

Could have been amazing but turned out to be pretty basic.

For example, accessing the camera is done using HTML5 APIs – and turn out to be rather basic. 

E.g. face detection would be an amazing addition but isn’t possible due to the lack of Native code.

Perhaps in a year or two!

Automatic Post Tagger

Not quite as awesome as an automatic post categoriser but still pretty handy:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/automatic-post-tagger/