Tag Archives: apple

Message queues with RabbitMQ

Some brief notes from playing around with RabbitMQ. This is also a handy opportunity to further test the GitHub to WordPress integration before I post some longer code! Things are easy on the Mac since homebrew, though sometimes the magic … Continue reading

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Jump to tabs in Safari

One of the major annoyances of Safari over Chrome and Firefox is that you can’t quickly jump to a specific tab in the browser. For example, in both Chrome and Firefox you can hold down Command-1 to jump to tab … Continue reading

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Unbreaking Lion printing

A few days ago, an update to HP printer drivers was released by Apple. Thinking nothing of it, I went right ahead and downloaded it. Unfortunately this update totally broke printing on my Mac running OS X Lion. Not only … Continue reading

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Stab in the eye

Gruber: The iPad display is so good that it shows, like no device before it, just how crummy most images on the web are. For those that didn’t know already, let this serve as fair warning: mobile network operators that … Continue reading

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CyanogenMod Galaxy S2 with a Mac

On installing cyanogenmod on the Samsung Galaxy S2 with a Mac. The stock OEM+Telco Android experience is pretty awful, with loads of crapware. The best solution to running Android on a mobile device is to flash it with CyanogenMod. If … Continue reading

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Tethered to o2

I’m on a train tomorrow, and thought it was a good opportunity to use my phone as a wifi hotspot. This works flawlessly with the Samsung Wave 3 (though the GUI to turn it on is a bit suboptimal). It … Continue reading

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Macbook Pro SSD saga, part three

So previously my Macbook Pro stopped booting and got stuck at the grey boot screen. Then after a week at Apple for repair, they called me to tell me the SSD was stopping the Macbook Pro from booting. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Macbook Pro SSD saga, part two

The tale of my broken Macbook Pro just took a bizarre turn. Apple called me (not even five minutes after I called them to poke them for an update) to provide an update on the repair.¬†Apparently my laptop works just … Continue reading

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Ungodly Macbook Pro

A funny thing happened today on the way to the codeface. This morning, as I was packing up to leave London, I did the usual: hit the Macbook Pro power button, hit S, wait for it to sleep, close it, … Continue reading

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Installing Windows on a Macbook Pro without a Superdrive

So you want to install Windows on your Macbook Pro? It’s easy, as long as you haven’t replaced your internal SuperDrive with an SSD upgrade. The Apple Boot Camp Assistant doesn’t let you create a bootable USB if you’re on … Continue reading

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