Posts about osx

7
Sep
2016

What I use: 2016

Since it's been awhile since I wrote a post about what I use in regards to software, hardware, etc. Perhaps it's time that I did that again. So here's a...
24
Feb
2016

Multiple Calibre Servers under Mac OS X

So there's this program out there called Calibrewhich, despite it's pretty terrible UI, is pretty much the gold standard formanaging eBooks. Seriously, it's such a great program whose only fault...
4
Sep
2015

Extending Homestead: Building A Laravel Dev Environment on Mac OS X

I'm a big fan of Laravel and I've really enjoyed building things on it. So I'm going to walk you through a quick lesson in getting a dev environment set...
1
Sep
2014

360iDev 2014: A Review

So last month I had the pleasure of attending 360|iDev in Denver, Colorado. Overall, this was a very good conference. As always, I learned so much from my fellow developers.PositivesThe...
20
Nov
2013

Cocoaconf Atlanta 2013: A Review

So this past week I attended the first (I think) Cocoaconf to be held within a reasonable distance of Huntsville. In this case, a mere 3.5 hours away in Atlanta.Overall,...
28
Oct
2013

What I use: 2013

Since it's been awhile since I wrote a post about what I use in regards to software, perhaps it's time that I did that again. So here's a list software...
5
Feb
2013

Creating an iTunes Dropbox on a Mac

DownloadI recently added a Mac mini to my setup at home, that I'm using to drive my in-home "video on demand" system. With many of the TV's in the house...
31
Jul
2012

Merging M4V files on a Mac ... with chapters!

As I've mentioned a couple of times before, one of my projects right now is ripping all the DVDs I own so that I can watch them on my AppleTV...
10
May
2012

A Year With Drobo: My Review of the Drobo FS

About a year ago, I picked up a Drobo FS. It was something I had been wanting to do for awhile to support my ever growing data needs. In particular,...
8
May
2012

Restoring a Mac from a Time Machine backup on a Drobo (or other network storage)

Been having some problems with my iMac upstairs. I'm pretty sure the hard drive is failing (again), although hopefully it's just bad sectors. But, with hard drive prices currently still...
8
Feb
2012

Mac Oil Price Widget, Version 2.2 released

Another small update to the Mac Oil Price Widget has been released. This fixes a small bug that resulted in the negative symbol continuing to be visible. Not really necessary because the...
2
Feb
2012

Mac Oil Price Widget, Version 2.1 released

A small update to the Mac Oil Price Widget has been released. This fixes a couple of bugs that would cause all prices to be displayed as positive and for the percentage...
28
Jan
2012

The Right Way to Create an iCloud-enabled Mac App in Xcode

Because I've encountered this problem twice, I'm going to do a little write-up about it. As much for me as for the next person who encounters this problem. In a...
25
Jan
2012

Mac Oil Price Widget, Version 2.0 released

After a far longer wait than was intended, the Mac Oil Price Widget version 2.0 has been released.It was completely rewritten – like, I didn’t even look at the old...
8
Jan
2012

App Store Entitlements, and the Crippling of an App

A few months ago, I decided I wanted to try exploring the Mac App Store ecosystem as a developer. I've been writing little Objective-C apps for myself for awhile, and...
30
Oct
2011

Goodbye, Eclipse.

Dear Eclipse,We've known each other a long time, haven't we? I remember when we first met. It was way back in 2005, two jobs ago when I was working at...
6
Aug
2011

Mac Oil Price Widget Redux

I'm aware that the Mac oil price widget has quit functioning, and I'm aware of the cause as well. I'm working towards a more robust solution and should have something...
25
Jun
2011

Mac Oil Price Widget

Because there doesn’t seem to be a good, simple way to track oil prices on the Mac dashboard anymore since the previous widget I used quit working, I whipped up...
9
Mar
2011

Xcode 4

So today, out of nowhere, Xcode 4 finally landed as an official release. After seemingly forever in beta, and me quipping more than once about it's similarity to Duke Nukem...
20
Jan
2011

Automatically Setting Adium IM Status with AppleScript

I have more than 20 various IM accounts set up in Adium on my Macintosh. But during the day, the only one I really want to be active is the...
5
Oct
2010

Google Chrome, Mac OS X and Self-Signed SSL Certificates

I've been using Google Chrome as my primary browser for the last few months. Sorry, Firefox, but with all the stuff I need to work installed, you're so slow as...
26
May
2010

Hard Drive Upgrade

So Sunday night, my iMac died.been having strange problems the few months leading up to it. Mostly random freezes. I always notice when they happen because I leave Mail.app running...
18
May
2010

Scripting iTerm with AppleScript

Every day, when I get to work, there are a number of tasks I do. Among the first thing I do is connect to a number of servers via SSH....
15
May
2008

Installing PECL PS on Mac OS X

Tags: php, pecl, ps, leopard, os x, osxThe PHP that comes standard with Mac OS X Leopard doesn't come with the PECL PS extension. PECL PS requires pslib, and the...
11
May
2008

Ubuntu 8.04: My Thoughts

Tags: linux, ubuntuEvery so often I get the urge to check out desktop Linux - just to see how things have progressed and whether or not it is in a...
28
Mar
2008

Automatically Joining a Group Chat with Adium

Tags: adium, apple, applescript, jabber, group chatAt dealnews, we have an internal Jabber server that we use for our internal communications. As part of that, we have a number of...
2
Jan
2008

Four Free Mac Apps I Can't Live Without

Tags: apple, macI know top X lists are almost passe at this point, but that's not going to stop me from giving a shout-out to some of the applications that...
27
Nov
2007

Benchmarking Vista and XP: Apples and Oranges?

Tags: vista, windows, xpThis article posted to C|Net got me to thinking. In the article, they talk about vaguely defined "benchmarks" showing that Windows XP with the beta of Service...
18
Nov
2007

Set Leopard's Menu Bar Back To White

There's been a good bit of debate about Leopard's new translucent menu bar. For me, it doesn't cause many issues. However, some of my coworkers despise it and, to be...