I wrote last week about figuring out which FireWire chipset is inside your computer. The technique involved single user mode, which is great if you happen to be restarting, or are investigating the innards of a brand new machine without a configured user on it. Console is an application in your Utilities folder that keeps track of an organizes all the logs generated by the operating system that are stored in various locations around your computer. Some items that show up in the logs include crash information and records of kernel panics. To get the FireWire controller information from Console, first open the program from your Utilities folder.
Giving your dog a new toy is an exercise in natural selection. Since dogs have their own preferences—and enjoy variety—take this list as a starting point. Bone pit bull, 40 pounds, 6 years loves to retrieve and chew tennis balls, but tears into them within minutes. The Chuckit Ultra Ball in medium is the same size as a standard tennis ball but made entirely of rubber. Plus, the Ultra Ball is bouncier on turf than most tennis balls, which makes for more stimulating games of fetch. The bright orange hue makes it easy to spot—even in tall grass. And the Ultra Ball floats in water, so she can fetch it from a lake, too.