Category Archives: apple

Problems with the OS X 10.5.5 update and X11

After upgrading to OS X 10.5.5 I ran into an issue with X11 refusing to start. I first noticed this issue as a problem with ssh hanging while trying to establish a connection. When I dug into this problem I … Continue reading

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How to install Windows XP on an external USB drive connect to an Apple MacBook

In August 2006, I posted instructions on how to install Windows XP onto an external USB drive to the forums. I’m reposting the instructions here so that this information does not get lost. Some notes on these instructions: These … Continue reading

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Embedding a command line tool within a Cocoa application

I’m developing in XCode and have manged to import the source code for the command line tool as say command_line.c. What do I need to do to have this file built as a command line tool that is embedded in the main Cocoa application? Continue reading

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iPhone Firmware… come out, come out, wherever you are.

After poking at these crash report files I spent a little time searching my MacBook to find the iPhone firmware. It turns out that the firmware is not part of the basic iTunes 7.3 install. Somehow I got the iPhone … Continue reading

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iPhone Crash Reporting

A few hours after setting up and exploring my iPhone I sync’d it again. During this sync an Apple crash reporter dialog appeared asking permission to send a crash report to Apple. This was a little strange since iTunes was … Continue reading

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iPhone iWibble iAcquired

I’ve been wibbling back and forth on whether to get a v1 iPhone. My main reason against was uncertainty about the EDGE networking speed and my feeling that that v2 would be released quickly with 3G networking for the European … Continue reading

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