Articles Tagged "mac"
I’ve got some data I’m trying to get off my Newton and writing a bit of Newton code to bridge some gaps seems like my best bet at this point, so I found myself setting up a Newton dev environment… again. An old Mac still seems like the best dev environment after all these years (with the most documentation, examples, and other resources, anyway). I have literal piles of old Macs, but neither the time nor space to set one up for such a task right now. The quickest route was to re-install & configure BasiliskII (a great 68k Mac emulator), incl. installing MacOS 7.x and the Newton dev tools (innumerable thanks to everyone who contributed to the excellent NewtonDev disk image).
I’ve updated my collection of Mac OS X command line tools with improvements to the
There’s been a small addition to my collection of Mac OS X command line tools:
I’ve got a new release of my collection of Mac OS X command line tools for you, including:
Ever since Mac OS X was released, I’ve found myself working via the command line more and more every year. While there are some native commands like
pbpaste with NeXTSTEP roots which help one switch back and forth between the CLI & GUI, I’ve always found a few gaping holes.
Cairo is a remastered true type version of the Mac OS6 classic font originally designed by Susan Kare. It includes all your favourites, like cow dog, grapes and omelet.
Me, as a Mac OS X Server admin, regarding the iPad:
I published my fixDAVsvn script seven months (and one day) ago to automate the process of fixing apache configuration files that have been manually modified to serve up Subversion repositories (per Nayan Hajratwala’s instructions) when they’re overwritten by Server Admin. This has made managing my apache install considerably easier, but upon rolling it out on a colleague’s server this afternoon I realized it was only ever a half solution. Sure, I had saved myself considerable time just by running
fixDAVsvn, but others aren’t necessarily going to want to and there’s really no need. Time to add the second half.
Today marks the release of a new—okay, newer—web browser for Mac OS 8.6-9.x under active development:
My advice for preventing vulnerability to the latest proof-of-concept attack vector utilizing Java:
Subversion, mod_dav, and mod_dav_svn are all pre-installed on Leopard Server, authentication via Open Directory is a piece of cake, and you can even mostly config & manage via Server Admin. Nayan Hajratwala has a good tutorial explaining the setup and the few lines you have to manually add to the apache config files, but there’s one problem: whenever you update any site using Server Admin, it replaces all occurrences of ‘DAV svn’ with ‘DAV Off’, completely defeating the purpose.
I’ve been using delicious.com, nee del.icio.us, for my bookmarks on and off since early 2006, but only recently have I decided to really keep all my bookmarks there. Yahoo!‘s future has been somewhat questionable as of late and I’m not entirely sure I like the idea of not having my data backed up in a place where I can get at if the service goes down. I don’t really have control over the former, but the latter I do.
[A]n updated version of the Securing Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) and includes the new security features offered by Mac OS X Leopard (10.5).
I’ve been updating an installer
bash script that needs to install different files depending on the version of Mac OS X (and Darwin, for that matter) that the machine is running and so set out to find the easiest, most straightforward way to check the OS version.
Free Mac OS X utility to set correct file type and creator for Newton package files. By default, any file with “.pkg” extension is associated with Mac OS X native installer. Now simply drop files or folders to Packager to associate all Newton packages with an application of your choice.
While Snow Leopard may be aimed at improving performance & stability and reducing its overall footprint, it appears that Snow Leopard Server will be getting some new features: the MobileMe -like calendar & contacts sharing (i.e. iCal Server 2, Address Book Server, and Remote Access) and read/write ZFS.
We’re at Moscone West for the first ever sold out WWDC in history. We will be live updating this post when the keynote starts, so check back with us at 10:00am Pacific Time for all the goods.
While on the topic of Subversion, I highly suggest that those just getting started with it or needing a quick refresher go watch Mike Zornek’s excellent screencast.
[H]ere is how I got my subversion repository up and running with the built in Apache 2 and OpenDirectory.
Nullriver’s always been quick to support upgrades to Connect360 whenever Microsoft releases an update to the Xbox 360 Dashboard, and this time is no exception. On Tuesday, they released the Fall 2007 Dashboard Update, yesterday I touched on my initial impressions of said update, and sometime thereafter Nullriver released Connect360 3.2.
A friend wanted to Launch Front row by pressing the programmable button on his new LaCie D2 Quadra hard drive, but the software wasn’t letting him program a keystroke, so I whipped up the following AppleScript to press Command-Escape for him and so launch Front Row. I’m sure there are plenty of other solutions out there or maybe even this same one, but here it is anyway:
While I subscribe to the "Less is more" philosophy, I’m actually pretty poor at adhering to it. I have a major case of information overload in my digital life and junk clutters up both my digital and anolog lives. I’ve been pretty good with the RSS feeds that I subscribe to, I’ve slimmed down this site, and I’ve started attacking the piles of unused computer gear in my apartment.
I have quite a [messy] collection1 of Apple hardware and paraphernalia taking up much of my old bedroom at my parents house2 that I would love to still have available to show off and to play with occasionally. Some of the collection is actually scattered throughout the closets of our current apartment, but my Color Classic still sits out since I still tinker with it frequently.
Update: Wow, I’m really kicking myself right now!
The following is a rough post that I wrote on January 7th, but held of posting for a little spit and polish. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to clean it up last night (I was planning to do it somewhat Chandan-style and actually provide a little description of the technology behind it, including comparisons between iChat & Starfire). Well, with Steve Jobs’ announcement of the iPhone — which, honestly, I was extremely skeptical about — you can really see why I should really have just made it live. Doh!
Quick instructions for building OpenPBX RC2 (a VoIP PBX) on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Tiger Server.
Simon Bell, developer of some excellent Newton software such as Mail V, has released a pre-beta of his previously-unannounced Newton Connection for Mac OS X software (or “NCX”, for short). It’s basically the Mac OS X functional (and visual, although modernized) equivalent of Apple’s Newton Connection Utilities which ran on Mac OS 9.x and earlier.
Note: This cookbook is based on building Asterisk 1.2.10 on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Server somewhere as of August 15th, 2006. It should work for Tiger client as well, but I definitely won’t guarantee it.
Note: This cookbook is based on building MRTG 2.14.7 on Mac OS X 10.4.8 (Tiger) client as of October 31st, 2006. It should work for Tiger Server as well, but you’ll want to check to see if libpng is pre-installed or not.