Tag Archives: osx

Firefox OS build on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I’m trying to get Firefox OS built on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. It’s not going too well! I checked out the code and ran ./config.sh emulator, then I ran ./build.sh and waited. After a while, I got:  25 52.4M   25 … Continue reading

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gcc and homebrew on Mountain Lion

I’m trying to get B2G built, and one of the steps on OS X is to install gcc (this install is all automated in the bootstrap script). I am on a (relatively) clean install of Mountain Lion. Unfortunately during the … Continue reading

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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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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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The Mac App Store

The release of Mac OS X Lion — and the related rebuild of a laptop from scratch — is a good opportunity to stress-test the Mac App Store. As a centralised repository of software, the ease of use and experience … 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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The iTunes disk space tax

If you happen to use iTunes and are, like me, foolish enough to trust it to manage all your music for you, it might be worth doing a health check and a bit of spring cleaning. I’ve been using iTunes … Continue reading

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Time Machine Error

The sad flip-side of Apple’s “It Just Works” is that when it doesn’t, don’t expect any explanations why. This is a good example of that. Time Machine is failing, but with no meaningful description of what is wrong. Looking in … Continue reading

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Airport down

Last Wednesday I got quite a shock when I opened up my laptop and tried to connect to the WiFi in the apartment: Fortunately after rebooting a couple of times, the Airport card magically reinstalled itself. Weird.

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