Category Archives: os x

Bridging ExpressCard to PCIe for LTO

In the mid-1990’s I worked as a photoshop jockey for the Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax Media newspapers. At that time we would regularly send a photographer into the field with a large Pelican case that held a digital … Continue reading

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Problem with video-stream playback in OS X Lion (10.7)

My home IT infrastructure includes an Apple Mac Mini computer that is used as our media server and primary playback machine. The Mac Mini is connected to a 1080p LCD Television, 1GB LAN, and accesses a NAS for media storage. … Continue reading

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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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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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Undoing Undo!

Consistency in the user interface is a vital part of making applications easy to use. Arguably, UI consistency is a significant factor in the oft-repeated ease-of-use provided by MacOS and now OS X. Certainly Apple pushed their User Interface Design … Continue reading

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Rhapsody DR2

Apple acquired Next Software in 1997 bringing OpenStep into the Apple fold. OpenStep (and NeXTstep before it) was based on BSD Unix running on top of a heavily modified version of the Mach micro-kernel. OpenStep was used as the foundation … Continue reading

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