Tag Archives: macosx

Login problems on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

These are notes from a tech support call with my parents last night, saved here for the next time stuff breaks. If you’re running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (and possibly other versions), you may find you can’t log in. … Continue reading

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Home Automation: buttons on the desktop

I want a button on my Mac’s desktop to turn on or turn off the lights I have controlled by the Raspberry Pi. Here’s what I’ve got so far. First, I wrote a script on the Pi to turn the … 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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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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PostgreSQL on Lion with Homebrew

There are several ways you can get PostgreSQL up and running on Mac OS X Lion (see for example OS X Lion #2: PostgreSQL as default database, PostgreSQL 8.4 on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), How to install PostgreSQL on … Continue reading

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MySQL on Lion with Homebrew

This was non-obvious to me, so I’m documenting it here. There are several ways you can get MySQL up and running on Mac OS X Lion (see for example Rob Allen’s Setting up PHP & MySQL on OS X 10.7 … Continue reading

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Developing with Qt

Inspired by the ‘You Win, RIM!‘ post, I decided to shoot some fish in a barrel and look at the situation with Qt. The Qt SDK 1.1 beta was released on 1st March so it’s time to try it out. … Continue reading

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EeeMac

So, back in November I picked up the Asus EeePC 901 (901 specs), in the interests of research and geek fun. I installed Ubuntu Netbook remix on it, then plain Ubuntu, but it mostly languished on the shelf. I found … Continue reading

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GMail flakey

I’ve been having some difficulty reaching google.com and gmail over the last week or so, typically with the sites timing out between 9-10am, generally being sluggish. Other websites work just fine, so I’ve had to for example use Yahoo! search … Continue reading

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iPhone update

So, it’s been a week of living with the iPhone, how’s it going? Mostly, pretty good. I’m still in awe of the fact that a mobile phone has some basic usability added to it, and that to do anything I … Continue reading

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