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Mac OS X, Subversion, and Keychain

I just learned this morning that Subversion since version 1.4 will cache passwords on OS X using the OS X Keychain. Lack up support for multiple passwords with Subversion has been a frustration for me for quite a while, but lo and behold its been under my nose the whole time.

March 30, 2009 | Computers | 3 comments

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

Case Insensitivity and a bite in the ass

I made a disturbing discovery lately and I can’t believe that it has taken me this long to run across it. Case insensitivity in OS X can play havoc with a website, like completely bring it down, if any capitalization errors are made and not caught before moving to a case-sensitive server, like a unix […]

March 16, 2007 | PHP Scripting | 4 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

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

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

Turn off FTP. Go Secure!

If you use FTP to connect to your Mac, TURN IT OFF! While FTP is nice and convenient its not terribly secure. FTP over SSH A little known fact is that if you turn off FTP, but turn on Secure Shell Access in the Sharing Preferences you then can connect to your Mac using Secure […]

August 3, 2006 | Computers | 2 comments

MySQL speed up tip for OS X

So, while it was nice to have MySQL on my server and on my laptop I had always felt that it was a bit pokey as far as response times go. Turns out I wasn’t wrong. And its easy to fix.

July 12, 2006 | Computers | 2 comments

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

Bash me a PDF

UPDATE: Being a linux n00b I didn’t think that even though Ghostscript 7.07 can support everything I’ve done here it doesn’t mean that its been compiled with everything needed to do the job right. My test server at work and my production server both run GS 7.07 but the production server is lacking the EPS […]

January 2, 2006 | Web Design & Development | 4 comments

HTML Formatting with TextEdit

I imagine that I’m not alone in my job duties of having to format long passages of text into html for inclusion in a web site. A lot of time can be wasted hand formatting lots of text with tables and lists. I was pretty surprised when I found that TextEdit in OS X 10.4 […]

December 7, 2005 | Web Design & Development | 3 comments

Speedier Spotlight searches and exact matches

I just read a "hint" about spotlight for speeding up searching via Spotlight in OS X 10.4 Tiger. It seems that no matter how quickly you type that spotlight will try to make matches as you go along. The hint I read comments that you can copy and paste your search term from another location […]

October 20, 2005 | Computers | 11 comments