Category: Mac

  • 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…

  • SubEthaEdit for Free

    One of my favourite text editors for Mac OS X SubEthaEdit from CodingMonkeys is part of a very special deal at BLOGZOT 2.0 on For every blog post about this deal, the price will reduce by 5c, if they hit 3,000 copies given away, MacZOT and TheCodingMonkeys will award $105,000 in Mac software. This…

  • Xsan 1.3

    Xsan 1.3 is finally (almost) out, supposedly addressing a number of issues that I know of with it. Time for some testing and we’ll see if they really are fixed. (Yes this is a relatively uninteresting post, but well I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, so nyer!)

  • And they say Xcode isn’t stable

    andrew 6535 0.1 -6.5 537188 136228 ?? S 28Jan06 109:23.91 /Developer/Applications/ -psn_0_8519681 That’s right folks, it is currently 22:29, 6th March 2006, and that copy of Xcode has really been running since January 28th. Unfortunately it’s really getting to the stage where I should restart for these updates that keep showing up so it may…

  • How not to boot Windows XP on an Intel Mac

    Neosmart seems to be getting a whole heap of links for their theory on how to boot Windows XP on an Intel Mac. Sounds great, right? Just one problem, leaving aside the whole part about the MacBook not shipping yet so there being no way to verify this, their method just ain’t going to work…

  • Ripplin’

    Plenty of people have wanted to reproduce the “ripple” effect from Dashboard in Mac OS X. So, for all you people looking to do it, here’s some code to ripple your own windows. Download Rippler here (52KB). Enjoy 🙂

  • Extended Attributes and Tiger’s Rsync

    It’s been a while, but never fear I’ve got a nice shiny new bug for you today. Rsync can in some cases not handle the -E and -‍-delete functions very well when combined together. Because Apple chose to implement resource forks in rsync using their you-beaut-gee-whiz ._ files, when the resource fork doesn’t exist for…

  • Report-an-Apple-Bug Friday

    Seems like I’m keeping up my tradition of reporting bugs for Report-an-Apple-bug Friday late. Not to worry though, I did have a bug to report, even if it is obscure and mostly totally inconsequential. Shark seems to not record your hardware profile correctly when making a profile if you’ve got more than 2GB RAM. In…

  • Report-an-Apple-bug Friday (on Tuesday)

    My bug relates to a small problem I found — a 100% reproducible kernel panic.