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Wednesday, 11 January 2006

Safari and Content Sniffing

It took two years, but Apple has finally taken steps to limit Safari’s content-sniffing ways;

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Sunday, 8 January 2006

Colour Management in OSX

After hearing about how I lusted after Bob’s D100 in Japan last November, Anitra kindly splurged on a Nikon D50 for my birthday, and I was re-introduced to serious photography.

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Monday, 18 July 2005

Core Image Fun House

Am I just behind, or is Core Image Fun House the coolest thing ever?

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Wednesday, 30 March 2005

Memory, Sweet Memory...

Just added a 512M module to the Powerbook for a total of 1G (was 768M), for a pittance — $79! — courtesy of Amazon.

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Friday, 30 July 2004

Corporate Citizenship

Apple is making an executive summary of the 9/11 commission report and the major speeches from the Democratic National Convention available for free on the iTunes Music Store. They deserve a lot of praise for this, and I hope they continue this practice.

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Sunday, 18 July 2004

Web-izing The Finder

Timbl has talked about Web-izing databasesand languages; what about operating systems? Despite Microsoft’s legal troubles brought about trying to integrate the browser into Windows, it’s a good idea.

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Saturday, 3 July 2004

Safari as HTML Editor?

Surfin’ Safari hints that the next version of WebCore will be able to edit as well as render HTML.

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Friday, 28 May 2004

Rename with Date.applescript

Hey mac fans —

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Wednesday, 5 May 2004

iTunes

I’ve got to say that iTunes 4.5 is scary addictive.

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Tuesday, 13 April 2004

More Software that Everybody Should Download

Spike is a networked clipboard that allows you to easily share text, pictures and other interesting things with others near and far.

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Friday, 5 March 2004

The Powerbook is Dead; Long Live the Powerbook

I’ve just got back from a two-week business trip, during which my 15” Titanium Powerbook showed increasing signs of shaking off this mortal coil. Specifically, the bottom 1/3 of the screen kept on flickering white. At first, I was able to tap the screen to make it better, but as time went on, tapping became hitting, and by the end, it was unresponsive. Considering the work this machine has done, I’m not terribly displeased.

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Monday, 9 February 2004

Video Chat — It’s Here

We’ve been playing with iChat AV, and I’ve got to say that it puts video chat in the same class as E-Mail and Web; killer app.

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Thursday, 8 January 2004

Officially Unofficial

Rod Chavez has posted an article about running BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 on OSX to O’Reilly. It’s really, really cool that this works, and I’ve had the entire platform (including Workshop) running on my TiBook happily for several months, thanks to Sam’s efforts.

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Saturday, 3 January 2004

Mail.app and X-Faces

Mail already shows you a little picture of someone when they’re in your address book. Why doesn’t it send and display X-Faces? Can somebody write a plugin to do this?

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Monday, 15 December 2003

Cool OS X Software roundup

Small apps that make my life much, much easier:

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Wednesday, 10 December 2003

Oh, for shame, Apple, for shame.

mnot-laptop:~> uname -a Darwin localhost.local 7.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 7.0.0: Wed Sep 24 15:48:39 PDT 2003; root:xnu/xnu-517.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc mnot-laptop:~> echo "<a href='/'>test</a>" > ~/Sites/test.txt mnot-laptop:~> chmod a+r ~/Sites/test.txt mnot-laptop:~> curl -is http://localhost/~mnot/test.txt | grep Content-Type Content-Type: text/plain mnot-laptop:~> open http://localhost/~mnot/test.txt

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Wednesday, 10 September 2003

iPod update

Our problems continue.

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Monday, 25 August 2003

The 'i' stands for 'idiot'

I got Anitra an iPod (an intensely desirable object) last week, because the new car (new to us, at least) doesn’t have a CD player, and she’s got a long commute. Along with an iTrip, it seemed just the ticket.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2003

Switcher

I’m very happy to say that, after using Windows on the desktop for about a year, and various flavours of Unix on the desktop for about six years, I’ve Switched back to the Mac (which I happily used for about six years before that).

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Sunday, 4 May 2003

The Genius Bar is dry

Don’t get me wrong - I love Apple and all things apple. But, the Genius bar at the Apple Store never fails to annoy.

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Saturday, 3 May 2003

Mail.app broken?

One of the joys of moving to a mac for my personal machine is using Apple’s excellent Mail.app; IMHO it’s the best GUI mail client yet.

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Thursday, 1 May 2003

ZeroConf is cool

Anybody know how to get ZeroConf working on Linux, so that I can advertise services on my server to the Macs at home?

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Wednesday, 11 December 2002

Switching

Aaron points out the Apple Switch commercial starring Yo Yo Ma. Cool; how long before we see a Switch ad with TBL? :)

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