Category: OS X

  • I’m convinced Apple is acutely aware that only nerds called Mac OS X “Mac OS Ten” and only nerds call the iPhone X “iPhone Ten.” The fact that I didn’t have to write “iPhone Ex” and you knew what I meant proves my point. I’m further convinced that they did the market research and found […]

  • Minorities in Libraries

    I was at the Scholarship and Libraries in Transition on Friday, a symposium on how mass digitization affects libraries. I’m not a librarian but Tim O’Reilly was keynoting and since I’m not going to ETech or SXSW this year, it was a decent consolation prize. One thing I noticed was the sheer number of Macs […]

  • What I haven’t heard about MWSF 06

    [Update 2005-01-12: Apparently Photocasting only works with .Mac and it’s hard to use iWeb with non-Apple hosting. So, if you were like me and thinking about buying an iLife 06 family pack don’t forget to add on an extra $180/year for a .Mac family pack, even if you already have a web host. And, like […]

  • OS X? Adium.

    On OS X? Using iChat? Time to switch to Adium. I tried Adium maybe a couple years ago and was underwhelmed, so when I started hearing people talk about it I figured that it wasn’t anything worth checking out. Eventually the buzz got to me and I downloaded it again. Guess what? In a couple […]

  • Quick tip: Terminal bookmarks

    You can save SSH, SFTP, Telnet and FTP servers for quick connecting in Apple’s Terminal program by choosing “Connect to server…” under the File menu, or just pressing Cmd-Shift-K. It even shows hosts found over Zeroconf. Unfortunately it doesn’t store usernames (and you should be using something like SSHKeychain instead of passwords).

  • On the value of nofollow

    offline Originally uploaded by revgeorge. Last weekend I was completely offline. Comcast decided to disconnect my cable line instead of my neighbors, and thanks to Memorial Day weekend I got to wait extra long to get my cable restored. I wasn’t online, my only TV was from the TiVo, and all my GameFly games were […]

  • Help ypsi~dixit!

    I was reading my local feeds folder and saw this call for help on ypsi~dixit’s blog: Here’s the deal. I have Mac OS X and a pile of documents on the desktop in .DOC format. What I need is a search engine with a preview box feature that will allow me to search for key […]

  • Bill Gates on Apple

    PVRblog pal 90% Crud pal Thomas Hawk caught this quote from a talk Bill Gates made: “You can always tell whether you’re on a Mac or on a PC, … just stick your applications in there and see whether they’ll run.” If you read this site regularly you know I’m not an Apple apologista, but […]

  • The Graphing Calculator Story on This American Life

    Remember the guy who basically broke into Apple to work on the graphing calculator after his contracting gig there was up? If not, go read the amazing story. Anyway, I just wanted to give people a heads up that one of the guys involved with the graphing calculator is on this week’s This American Life […]

  • iTunes cover art iChat icon

    I whipped up an AppleScript for iChatStatus to set your iChat icon to the album art for the currently playing song. It’s an amalgam of the default iTunes script for iChatStatus and a script that sets the iChat icon. I haven’t tested it too throughly, but it seems to be working for me. In addition […]