Finally found Mountain Lion OSX 10.8 drivers for Planex UE-1000T-G2

Apple Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.8 Driver for x86 and Power PC

via ASIX Electronics Corporation drivers for AX88178.

Ever since I upgraded to Mountain Lion (10.8) back in July, my USB Gigabit Ethernet dongle broke. Not only it won’t connect to the network, it also causes restarts of my MacBook. Going to the vendor’s website (Planex) didn’t reveal new drivers.

I’ve considered restoring my machine to Lion, however I thought of searching for the model name or the chipset instead.

Turns out the chipset is generic enough to be used by other brands as well, which was more helpful in leading to the chipset manufacturer (Asix). The download link above solved the problem.

Crisis over.

How to use GTalk to update Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook Status

Use ping.fm, that’s how. It took me a while to figure it out, especially since some of these services already talk to each other, like Twitter to Facebook. Now I can do GTalk updates ping.fm, which in turn updates Twitter and LinkedIn. Twitter updates Facebook. Maybe at some point I will turn off Twitter to Facebook and let ping.fm directly updates Facebook.