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ATI 5870 now available!

… and there was much rejoicing. Link Summaryhttp://store.apple.com/us/product/MC743ZM/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

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“It won’t break…”

” … it will break your batteries” says dogbert. This is what happens when you screw the battery cover on the apple bluetooth keyboard too tight! Can you guess which of the batteries below works reliably? :) (yes, these are … Continue reading

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Mac OS X QA launches

New site; Mac OS X QA – Technical Q&A about Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Link Summaryhttp://macosxqa.com

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Why I closed my facebook account

I’m writing this so I have something to link to, so I don’t have to keep answering the question over and over. Starting yesterday, I began to receive emails from various facebook friends, wherein they warned me that perhaps my … Continue reading

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Somniac and a UI scripting quickie

Just about every time I want an AppleScript to wait a second or two during script execution, I instinctively insert a “sleep x” statement, where x is some small number of seconds. Every time, I’m surprised when I test the … Continue reading

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GNU screen and white space, holy crap

GNU screen has been a key player in my workflow for a long time, and I’ve been putting up with a strange and very much undesired screen behavior for just about that long. I don’t fully understand the problem, but … Continue reading

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SSL Passphrase in Mac OS X Server

Here’s a one-liner (spread across two lines for the 80 column internet) for mining Mac OS  X Server’s SSL passphrase out of Keychain: security dump-keychain -d /Library/Keychains/System.keychain | \ grep ‘”svce”<blob>=”Mac OS X Server certificate management”‘ -A 3 | tail … Continue reading

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CalendarServer on Ubuntu 10.0.4 Desktop

“Why should I read this silly article when I can just install the CalendarServer .deb?!”, you might be thinking. That’s easy. That deb is release 1.2, which is like a million years old or something. Lots of great stuff has … Continue reading

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tumbling around…

I’m due for another semi-annual update or some such. Work is good; progress continues on the "Calendar and Contacts Server", which is unfortunately the official name of the open source version of our CalDAV / CardDAV service. I’ve been enjoying … Continue reading

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Automator: Variable stacking

Shortly after discovering the existence of variables as real drag-n-droppable objects in Applescript Studio, I ran smack into a big limitation: the linear flow of an Automator workflow does not seem to allow for storing and recalling multiple values at … Continue reading

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