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Please fix iChat in 10.7! It used to be a great... 1,726 Views / 50 Replies  
Please fix iChat in 10.7! It used to be a great video chat platform, but not anymore. The video and audio quality is great, but it's reliability in connecting through some networks is attrocious. ...
Posted by Brass, on Apr 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM, in Mac OS X
We use ZFS for some very large mission critical... 1,982 Views / 51 Replies  
We use ZFS for some very large mission critical systems here at work. Works very well with no problems so far (have been running for a couple of years). We use the snapshotting for backups which is...
Posted by Brass, on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What you want to achieve is fairly simple. One... 684 Views / 1 Replies  
What you want to achieve is fairly simple. One way would be to use an instance of an object set as the NSApplication's delegate and implementing a couple of methods from the NSApplicationDelegate...
Posted by Brass, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:05 PM, in Developer Center
Well, the project I'm trying to offload is a... 708 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, the project I'm trying to offload is a finished working product, with many existing happy users. The users are all unhappy that I've discontinued it (I've got about 80 emails saying how sorry...
Posted by Brass, on Jul 20, 2009 at 09:01 PM, in Developer Center
How to Sell Project to Another Developer? 708 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm trying to offload a shareware application that I no longer have time to develop. When I informed the registered users that I was going to discontinue development, I got hundreds of great emails...
Posted by Brass, on Jun 30, 2009 at 02:11 AM, in Developer Center
Do you actually need to know if your hard drive... 835 Views / 15 Replies  
Do you actually need to know if your hard drive is currently active? I've never missed the indicator light.

If you use iTunes on both the source and destination computer, you should set up the...
Posted by Brass, on Mar 2, 2009 at 10:05 PM, in Mac OS X
Oops my bad. Sounds like it's all Finder-related... 791 Views / 17 Replies  
Oops my bad. Sounds like it's all Finder-related then. Curse the Finder!
Posted by Brass, on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:27 AM, in Mac OS X
AFP in general is hideously slow, iDisk or... 791 Views / 17 Replies  
AFP in general is hideously slow, iDisk or otherwise.
Posted by Brass, on Feb 2, 2009 at 08:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Snow works really well... 902 Views / 61 Replies  
Snow works really well (http://bushwalk-tasmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1008).

(If any Americans follow that link, note that 'bum' in much of the world has a completely different meaning...
Posted by Brass, on Oct 22, 2008 at 07:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No problems so far with the external Dell display... 322 Views / 7 Replies  
No problems so far with the external Dell display attached to my MacBook.
Posted by Brass, on Sep 16, 2008 at 10:30 PM, in Mac OS X
I've been brewing (just with kits) for about two... 709 Views / 19 Replies  
I've been brewing (just with kits) for about two or three years now. The variety and quality of beer available is excellent (if you have a good home brew shop nearby). Far better than what's...
Posted by Brass, on Sep 14, 2008 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I get exactly the same problems on my MacBook,... 2,288 Views / 12 Replies  
I get exactly the same problems on my MacBook, and came up with exactly the same solution (work around actually, I suppose). Occasionally, those steps don't even solve the problem and a forced...
Posted by Brass, on Sep 14, 2008 at 09:12 PM, in Mac OS X
OK, I've updated my script to make it not only... 1,172 Views / 46 Replies  
OK, I've updated my script to make it not only more secure, but also a little simpler. This new script uses no passwords or certificates, etc, etc. In fact it doesn't even upload anything to any...
Posted by Brass, on Sep 4, 2008 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's there script that I run from cron every 15... 1,172 Views / 46 Replies  
Here's there script that I run from cron every 15 minutes, all day every day. Note that this happens whether you are logged in or not, and it is very unlikely that a laptop thief would know it is...
Posted by Brass, on Sep 3, 2008 at 08:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It does not use passwords. It does, however, use... 1,172 Views / 46 Replies  
It does not use passwords. It does, however, use SSH certificates with 'scp', which still has the potential for problems. However, in order to access my site this way, the thief would first have to...
Posted by Brass, on Sep 1, 2008 at 06:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, cron does not require anyone to be logged... 1,172 Views / 46 Replies  
Yes, cron does not require anyone to be logged in.

It does not use passwords to access the site, either.
Posted by Brass, on Sep 1, 2008 at 06:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry to hear you've had it stolen, and I know... 1,172 Views / 46 Replies  
Sorry to hear you've had it stolen, and I know this is shutting the gate after the horse has bolted, but it may be useful in future (or for others)...

My laptop runs a cron job every 15 minutes...
Posted by Brass, on Sep 1, 2008 at 01:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes... open them all, then you will have several... 696 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes... open them all, then you will have several virtual disks all mounted at the same time. Then run the installer.

When the installer needs the next disk, it will find that it is already...
Posted by Brass, on Aug 14, 2008 at 11:41 PM, in Mac OS X
double click them... (the same way you mount just... 696 Views / 6 Replies  
double click them... (the same way you mount just one) or select all of them then choose the 'open' command.
Posted by Brass, on Aug 14, 2008 at 07:18 PM, in Mac OS X
So you can run the same kernel on two completely... 732 Views / 22 Replies  
So you can run the same kernel on two completely different CPU architectures, even when the operating system that tells it how universal binaries work has not even been loaded? That's clever!
Posted by Brass, on Jul 31, 2008 at 12:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Just do a Go -> Connect to Server (in the Finder)... 1,009 Views / 3 Replies  
Just do a Go -> Connect to Server (in the Finder) or Command-K, then enter:

vnc://host.domain.com/

Works for me. :)
Posted by Brass, on Jul 31, 2008 at 12:39 AM, in Mac OS X
10.5.3 sure didn't fix any of the 802.1x issues... 1,563 Views / 2 Replies  
10.5.3 sure didn't fix any of the 802.1x issues for me. 802.1x wireless networks are still completely pointless for my Mac, ever since 10.5.0.
Posted by Brass, on Jun 10, 2008 at 11:52 PM, in Mac OS X
iSync is a great tool that Apple has sorely... 1,578 Views / 8 Replies  
iSync is a great tool that Apple has sorely neglected to due it's own conflict of interests. Ie, iSync should really be used for ALL syncing in Mac OS X, including iPods. But because they want iPod...
Posted by Brass, on Jun 10, 2008 at 11:43 PM, in Mac OS X
I saw a shooting star turn to a fireball while... 415 Views / 14 Replies  
I saw a shooting star turn to a fireball while out hunting wallaby with a mate one night. It then went behind a hill, after which there was a bright flash from behind the hill. We assume that the...
Posted by Brass, on May 6, 2008 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't particularly want to try this myself, but... 755 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't particularly want to try this myself, but the following should work:

open /Applications/*

(top open all applications at the top level of the /Applications directory)
Posted by Brass, on Apr 8, 2008 at 01:47 AM, in Mac OS X
I had a similar problem last week, on one of my... 291 Views / 3 Replies  
I had a similar problem last week, on one of my Macs, but not the other (same IMAP account). However, quitting mail and re-launching fixed it for me.
Posted by Brass, on Mar 10, 2008 at 06:42 PM, in Applications
ah... sounds like I had it the wrong way around. ... 9,349 Views / 19 Replies  
ah... sounds like I had it the wrong way around. Never mind.

In any case, it would be good if Apple were to produce the Cocoa frameworks for Windows.
Posted by Brass, on Mar 10, 2008 at 06:40 PM, in Developer Center
There are only two real differences between INTEL... 1,494 Views / 29 Replies  
There are only two real differences between INTEL Macs (ie, ALL Macs that are CURRENTLY made/sold by Apple), and 'IBM-compatible' PCs, the way I see it:

BIOS vs EFI
and
Ability to run various...
Posted by Brass, on Mar 6, 2008 at 06:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's hoping Apple brings back the Yellow Box... 9,349 Views / 19 Replies  
Here's hoping Apple brings back the Yellow Box one of these days. I wonder if they've still got it running in secret in some basement lab - as they claim they did all along for Mac OS X for Intel...
Posted by Brass, on Mar 6, 2008 at 06:01 PM, in Developer Center
Just make your own. Here's two recipes I use: ... 3,446 Views / 21 Replies  
Just make your own. Here's two recipes I use:

bushwalking jerky 1 (http://bushwalk-tasmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=221)
bushwalking jerky 2...
Posted by Brass, on Mar 3, 2008 at 05:53 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, it's very sad that the Mac OS X community... 881 Views / 36 Replies  
Yes, it's very sad that the Mac OS X community has, by necessity, come to consider the "Upgrade" install option to be dangerous, and that we should always aim to do an "Archive" install. Upgrade...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 24, 2008 at 09:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Identical to what? No two systems are identical.... 881 Views / 36 Replies  
Identical to what? No two systems are identical. Even near new systems are not identical. Even brand new systems are not identical. In this case the system had been in use for a couple of days. ...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 24, 2008 at 08:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Sure, that is a slim but distinct possibility. ... 881 Views / 36 Replies  
Sure, that is a slim but distinct possibility.

However, with the obvious lack of quality control that went into Leopard (compared to previous versions), and with the hard disk being virtually...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 24, 2008 at 08:09 PM, in Mac OS X
That depends on what issues/problems occur during... 881 Views / 36 Replies  
That depends on what issues/problems occur during upgrade (if any). My father had a brand new iMac with a clean install of the latest release of Tiger. I thought that if anyone was safe to do an...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 24, 2008 at 05:10 PM, in Mac OS X
I would guess it's probably real, but not so... 462 Views / 5 Replies  
I would guess it's probably real, but not so impressive considering you can't see what's been edited out. Notice that they never did more than ONE single trick without a cut in video?

If they'd...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 21, 2008 at 12:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds about right. In Australia (or at least in... 813 Views / 14 Replies  
Sounds about right. In Australia (or at least in Tasmania) we call it "Minimal Impact" (after all, if you're burying the waste, you are leaving some trace ;) ). There's 3 links to different...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 19, 2008 at 09:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
yikes! not in Tasmania. You could cause peat... 813 Views / 14 Replies  
yikes! not in Tasmania. You could cause peat fires (if you don't cause full on bushfires/wildfires) which can burn in the soil for months on end.
Posted by Brass, on Feb 19, 2008 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've been walking in the wilderness for 2 weeks... 813 Views / 14 Replies  
I've been walking in the wilderness for 2 weeks straight. I sure don't want to carry that much of my own refuse around with me for that long!

Which is where the iPood comes in to bury it! (NOT to...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 18, 2008 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Going bushwalking in the wilderness and finding... 813 Views / 14 Replies  
Going bushwalking in the wilderness and finding toilet paper lying around does detract from the experience. As does the smell. If it is good for the environment, it's even better when buried. :)
Posted by Brass, on Feb 17, 2008 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And to think you could have been about $10,000... 1,092 Views / 53 Replies  
And to think you could have been about $10,000 richer instead. :)
Posted by Brass, on Feb 15, 2008 at 12:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
iPood! 813 Views / 14 Replies  
Somebody posted about the new Sea to Summit iPood (http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/60) in the Tasmania bushwalking forums (http://bushwalk-tasmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1852#p1852)....
Posted by Brass, on Feb 14, 2008 at 11:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this page... 635 Views / 8 Replies  
I think this page (http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html) sums up the essence of why he made that comment. :)
Posted by Brass, on Feb 14, 2008 at 09:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The stacks/folders issue is almost fixed, but not... 942 Views / 20 Replies  
The stacks/folders issue is almost fixed, but not quite. I still cannot simply single-click on a folder in the dock to open it in the Finder. I now have to choose a menu item to do that. Still,...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 14, 2008 at 07:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Ah, look at that... it can be done... 2,940 Views / 16 Replies  
Ah, look at that... it can be done (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6410535).

The method documented at the above link is very dodgy, but it works (apparently). It implies that...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 6, 2008 at 12:19 AM, in Mac OS X
pity... there should be some way of turning... 2,940 Views / 16 Replies  
pity... there should be some way of turning "screen sharing" (as they call it) on and off, using "defaults write" or some such. Never mind.
Posted by Brass, on Feb 6, 2008 at 12:12 AM, in Mac OS X
heheh... that makes sense. I thought it must be... 493 Views / 10 Replies  
heheh... that makes sense. I thought it must be due to some other configuration issue. I never use the Mac OS X firewall (all my machines are behind a NAT router/firewall) which is why I never had...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 6, 2008 at 12:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, with VNC now being built into the system,... 2,940 Views / 16 Replies  
Yeah, with VNC now being built into the system, it would be silly if we had to download some third party implementation just to remotely enable it.
Posted by Brass, on Feb 5, 2008 at 10:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Nope, internet sharing has always worked fine for... 493 Views / 10 Replies  
Nope, internet sharing has always worked fine for me in both Tiger and Leopard with web sharing turned off.

I think you're problem has some other cause (or at least some other complication) other...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 5, 2008 at 10:40 PM, in Mac OS X
or a Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) install disk? 412 Views / 8 Replies  
or a Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) install disk?
Posted by Brass, on Feb 4, 2008 at 07:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Can you be more specific? I've written FMP... 779 Views / 10 Replies  
Can you be more specific? I've written FMP database solutions that export to the web, including images. In fact, with recent versions of FMP, you don't even need to export... it will serve it to...
Posted by Brass, on Feb 3, 2008 at 07:53 PM, in Developer Center
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