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MacPorts, Homebrew and Mountain Lion

The inevitable happened today. Mountain Lion was installed in a couple of different places. Unfortunately one of those places was at work and on a development machine before we had a chance to test out Mountain Lion compatability. Predictably, issues arose. Not surprisingly, at least to me, Homebrew has the biggest issue, and an issue […]

July 26, 2012 | *nix, Computers | 8 comments

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

There’s plenty more folks out there that can be more poignant and eloquent towards eulogizing Steve Jobs so I’m going to leave that with them. Without an Apple computer company backed by Steve there’s a good chance that I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, where I’m doing it, and would have missed out on […]

October 6, 2011 | Computers, Life | Comments Off on Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

AppleScript to Detect Displays on Snow Leopard

One of the things about having a laptop and continually connecting and disconnecting from an external display is having to tell the system to detect the external (and sometimes the internal) display so that both displays are running. Simply detecting displays doesn’t seem to be an easily scriptable system event. I finally got an AppleScript […]

October 6, 2010 | Computers | 4 comments

Blinking question mark on OS X Boot? Don’t panic just yet.

My MacBook Pro has been acting up again lately. Crashes, stalls, and overall wacky goodness. Yesterday I pulled it out of my bag after getting home and although I had put it to sleep, and confirmed that it was asleep before packing it away, it had crashed on the way home. When I restarted it […]

February 3, 2010 | Computers | 20 comments

Storage Beast

Unibody MacBook Pro + MCE OptiBay + Seagate Momentus 500GB drive = 768 GB of useable hard drive space. I bit the bullet and purchased the MCE OptiBay and a big fat hard drive for my MacBook Pro. I needed more space to allow my penchant for virtual machines to grow as well as keep […]

June 24, 2009 | Computers | 4 comments

Of MacBook Pros and Hard Drive swapping

I don’t think Apple really thought this one through. The new MacBooks and MacBook Pros have easily replaceable hard drives. This is one of the things that really made me want to get one as I wanted to have a dedicated Linux hard drive to play around on and not bork my main work drive […]

March 5, 2009 | Computers | 6 comments

Apple’s MobileMe drops support for IE6

For PC: Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP2) or later; Internet Explorer 7, Safari 3, Firefox 2, or later. Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later recommended. So, Apple’s pushing the dependency wagon to IE7. Love it. The faster IE6 is out of here the better.

June 9, 2008 | Computers | Comments Off on Apple’s MobileMe drops support for IE6

Apple Software Update on Windows XP – What a Crock!

I love Apple to death, but sometimes they do things that really, really bug the hell out of me. The latest being the software update application for Windows. I made it a point that since my Windows XP installation is in Parallels that I didn’t need to install iTunes. Well, with Safari 3 came the […]

June 14, 2007 | Computers | Comments Off on Apple Software Update on Windows XP – What a Crock!

Safari 3 Beta

So, while the Safari 3 beta is nice in many ways, and showing much promise on Windows, I was disappointed to find out that it still required a trip to the terminal to turn on the Inspector element. So, if you want to check out elements in a page and how they’re styled open up […]

June 12, 2007 | Computers | Comments Off on Safari 3 Beta

I want my OS X VM

So, apparently the OS X EULA forbids virtualizing OS X in any form. And, no, I’m not late to this party, I just finally felt like writing about it (I really need to start writing regularly again). I’m wondering what the overall use of this is? Is it to protect the OS X experience? To […]

May 4, 2007 | Computers | 5 comments

Reason #137 to like TextEdit

Non-continuous line selection. Simply hold down the command (apple) key while selecting lines and you can select any number of out of order lines throughout the document. This just saved me a ton of time formatting a 500 row, 5 cell per row, html table.

April 23, 2007 | Computers | 3 comments

Tight lips lose Apple business

Though I realize that they’re not perfect and that there is plenty of room for improvement, I do love Apple’s products. That said, they have some stupid practices. Being tight lipped about every aspect of products in development is one of them, and today it cost them 18 laptop purchases and guaranteed that there wouldn’t […]

December 15, 2006 | Computers | 6 comments

Fun with Finder Windows

Ran across a funny bug in the OS X 10.4 Finder this morning involving minimizing Windows to the dock. As we all know a double click in the title bar will minimize a Finder window to the dock. Well, this morning I was screwing around and triple clicked the title bar. The window minimized and […]

November 10, 2006 | Computers | 3 comments

Broken 4G iPod? Maybe not…

It came up in conversation lately that a coworker of mine had a broken iPod. Being the tinkerer that I am I asked if it was broken and he didn’t plan on getting it fixed if I could have it. He brought it in today and I inadvertently fixed it.

November 8, 2006 | Computers | 4 comments

A Welcome Change to TextEdit

As a you might know I’m a huge proponent of a simple utility called TextEdit on OS X for its ability to export good looking HTML. I use it almost exclusively to convert word files by first exporting to RTF and then opening the file with TextEdit.It must have happened with the 10.4.8 update – […]

October 6, 2006 | Computers | 2 comments

And now an iTunes bitch…

So, I finally moved my music library back to the server this morning. But after launching iTunes I noticed that it can’t find a ton of the songs. Upon further inspection it can’t find any of the rated songs. All unrated songs are playing just fine – anything with a star rating is needing to […]

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Disk Image to the Rescue!

The last time I decided to mess around with the formatting of this laptop I decided to dual boot YDL and OS X. Last night I needed more space to import video from our new (to us) video camera and decided to nuke the Linux partition since I didn’t use it anyway. It wasn’t until […]

September 19, 2006 | Computers | 3 comments

Ok, NOW I’m pissed at the OS X Finder

As of late I’ve defended the basic operation of the finder as being adequate and have promoted the use of Spotlight wherever possible to get things done. However, sometimes you just can’t get around having to work in the finder when creating and managing files from other people. Tonight I hit what I consider a […]

September 7, 2006 | Computers | 1 comment

Speedy and Secure AFP

One of my long time complaints about using AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) has been its speed and my inability to get a secure connection. Well, all that changed this morning as I found some hints that fixed both speed and security issues. And it was under my nose the whole time…

June 30, 2006 | Computers | 4 comments

Is it really that mighty?

So, this whole post might end up being 100% personal preference, but lets explore the new mouse from Apple, the Mighty Mouse. I have to wonder just what is going on over at Apple and if maybe I’m the only one who sees fault in the basic design of Apple’s current lineup of mice.

August 3, 2005 | Computers | 8 comments

Holy crap!

So they did it. Apple’s goin’ Intel. Not much to say at this point ’till we see the new system specs and what the overall hardware compatability is. During the keynote they spotlighted that Mathmatica was ported in just 2 hours. This is a very very good sign that the trasition will be relatively easy […]

June 6, 2005 | Computers | 2 comments