macOS

Essential Applications

I think everyone has a set of applications that are absolutely essential to them. I'd like to list a few of the essentials and favourite apps that I use for OS X (I'll do another list later for Linux). There are a lot of great applications out there... some open source and/or free, some shareware, and some commercial. I think each have their place and unlike some people, I don't necessarily go ...

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Linux

Mandriva needs Debian? Come on

Yesterday started some of the most laughable speculation regarding Mandriva's future that I've read in a long time. It made for quite a good chuckle at first. To recap, an interview on LinuxPlanet with Ian Murdock was published yesterday indicating, among other silly rhetoric, that "Not only can they do it, my assertion is if they don't do it, they can't survive" which is Ian speaking about Mandriva buying a commercial ...

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Life

EverQuest2 character links

This may be of interest to some people, but it's more of interest to me. Below are links to my current EQ2 characters. Yes, most of them are pretty sucky right now, but I'm working on it (it's not like I have tonnes of spare time!). Right now my main is a druid barbarian chick and my secondary working is an in-the-works froglok paladin.

Trinjade - currently a level 18 barbarian druid

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macOS

This whole "MacTel" thing is getting old...

I hate to add to the noise that's going on about Apple's move from PPC to x86, but it's just starting to irritate me so much. I can't believe that people are so stupid and/or blind! The death of Linux? Come on. Microsoft might like us to believe that, but it's just more FUD. Will Apple steal marketshare from Linux now that OS X will run on x86? Puhlease. ...

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Life

New blogging software

Well, I ditched the old static-page iBlog software in order to use Serendipity, which is PHP-based, hackable, and moveable in that I can add entries wherever I am. iBlog had a stupid licensing thing so I could only use it on my desktop machine. Oh well. Anyways, I'm hoping that this will make me write more. I've also added an EverQuest blog so that I can track my adventures through Norrath.. ...

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Life

Annvix server changeover complete

Hopefully no one will have noticed, but earlier this weekend I moved the Annvix (and linsec.ca, mandriva.vmlinuz.ca, and other sites) over to an x86_64 system from an x86 system.

With a spanky powerful build system now (dual Opteron), I had an extra athlon64 system no longer doing much of anything and while I contemplated turning it into a test system, turning it into a live web server would make it more of a test system than ...

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macOS

OS X 10.4 "Tiger" thoughts

Well, I got OS X 10.4 (aka "Tiger") the night it came out.. then spent that night doing backups before I even opened the box. Took me a bit, but worth it because I always do an erase and install... best time to clean up is when installing a new OS. Unfortunately, come Saturday morning, things didn't look so good.

First thing is the DVD verification failed at about 65% on my emac. Tried it three ...

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macOS

Windows like OS X

Not really, OS X-related, but kinda is considering my Windows install looks more like a default OS X install than my Mac desktops do! Read on for some good links to customizing Windows XP if you, like me, are saddled with using it some of the time and just can't stand how ugly the thing is out of the box.

Strange stuff, but I never thought I'd blog about Windows considering I can't stand it. However, ...

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macOS

LDAP Editor for OS X: Found!

I use LDAP for authentication on my LAN (I wrote one of the earliest and definitive articles available on the internet for MandrakeSecure quite a while back), but I find dealing with LDAP to be a serious PITA. It's not the easiest thing to manage from the commandline... a GUI or web-based interface is almost required or you'll end up ripping off facial hair.

Today I went hunting for an OS X-based client in order to ...

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Life

linsec.ca changeover complete

Spammers irritate the heck out of me. And due to the open nature of TWiki, they've begun to take advantage of it and start including little hidden spam links on the site. I'm sorry to generalize, but every one of these spammers have been Chinese. It's very very annoying. They've been doing this with the Mandrake Community Wiki which I also host, but that site is really large and has quite a number of ...

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