• Software Update Enabler 2.0

    Just released Software Update Enabler 2.0 now with Snow Leopard support, a simplified UI and the ability for non-administrators to authenticate to set the update server. If you’re using Snow Leopard or a Snow Leopard Software Update server you really want to grab it now!

  • Application Specific Information in Leopard Crash Reports

    Mac OS X Leopard added a lot of new features in the Crash Reporter giving much better crash reports in a number of situations. One of these enhancements you’ll see in applications like DashboardClient is that crash logs can contain an “Application Specific Information” section, with any text that application wants to appear in the…

  • Accuracy of Game Shows

    How often do TV Game Shows get the answers to their questions wrong? A while ago I was flicking through TV channels and fell onto Temptation. After watching a few minutes I came across this question: Click the image to view video clip (QuickTime Movie, 1.2MB) Question: Jane Bennet finally marries Mr Who in Pride…

  • Back to WordPress

    I’ve decided I’m far too busy (and lazy) to maintain my own blog engine for this site so I’ve gone back to WordPress. On the plus side this means I can try out MarsEdit and end up hopelessly addicted as it’s far too easy to blog with this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Software Update Enabler 1.0.4 Released

    Software Update Enabler 1.0.4 has just been released. This version brings a couple of improvements: Enhanced Software Update server port detection Correct issue preventing launching on Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” You can grab it from the Software Update Enabler page.

  • The Actual List of Phrases Blocked by MSN

    Update July 2008 An updated list of phrases is available here. There has been a bit of a stink in the last few days by people shocked by a list of phrases that the MSN servers block. That list is nowhere near complete. Here is the list of regular expressions blocked by the MSN servers:…

  • Floating Point Isn’t Base-10 Folks and That’s Not Encryption

    Scott Stevenson recently talked about Cha-Ching. Cha-Ching is a “money manager”, or so Midnight Apps say. After Scott’s praise, I thought I’d take a look to see what all the fuss was about. Unfortunately, it seems the Midnight Apps crew don’t quite understand the concept of floating point numbers and how they’re stored. A floating…

  • Ironcoder 4

    Ironcoder was on again last weekend with the API Core Image and theme Space. I finally got enough time to actually write an entry this time which was the first runner up (woot!). There were a lot of cool entries, enough to keep me entertained for a few hours at least. You can download all…

  • You May be Out of Touch If…

    …you think a floppy disk shoulder bag is “stylish”.

  • System Administrator Appreciation Day

    Today was System Administrator Appreciation Day. Did you give your sysadmin something? Or did your users give you anything? Didn’t think so. Lazy the lot of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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