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To amplify a bit about Photoshop: because all of... 3,882 Views / 47 Replies  
To amplify a bit about Photoshop: because all of Adobe's flagship products are cross-platform, and some fundamental things (like memory management) are different on different platforms Adobe...
Posted by larkost, on Aug 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM, in Mac OS X
For the XML question: what you need to do is to... 421 Views / 2 Replies  
For the XML question: what you need to do is to setup a CGI script to proxy the xml file on your server. That is when someoen requests the file from you, your webserver fetches it from the remote...
Posted by larkost, on Jun 9, 2012 at 01:33 PM, in Developer Center
There were only a couple of models of PPC Macs... 3,714 Views / 18 Replies  
There were only a couple of models of PPC Macs that ever supported booting from USB, so Apple has basically said it is not ever supported (much easier to communicate that). In all likelyhood the...
Posted by larkost, on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:32 PM, in Mac OS X
I think you have just set yourself up for... 599 Views / 5 Replies  
I think you have just set yourself up for trouble. Rather than eliminating python (a very usefull language) you should have used the 'lsof' command to list the files open to the run-away process....
Posted by larkost, on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:26 AM, in Mac OS X
While we do not have the legal language thus far,... 1,062 Views / 3 Replies  
While we do not have the legal language thus far, everything so far has said "for your personal use". Since you are clearly not going to be regularly using your mother's computer this does not seem...
Posted by larkost, on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:47 PM, in Mac OS X
First, the Journal on HFS+ is not going to... 1,222 Views / 5 Replies  
First, the Journal on HFS+ is not going to contain the information you are looking for. You can look at the file creation and modification times to get you that, but it is not necessarily going to...
Posted by larkost, on Apr 8, 2011 at 11:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Have you filed a... 1,860 Views / 13 Replies  
Have you filed a <href="http://bugreport.apple.com">radar</a> about this? If you don't report it, then it never happened. Likely this is something specific to your setup, and may be a corner case...
Posted by larkost, on Mar 22, 2011 at 11:36 PM, in Mac OS X
I assume you have a network account, and you have... 1,079 Views / 2 Replies  
I assume you have a network account, and you have not created a "mobile" account. This is a bit of an advanced trick, and so if you can't find the solution with google, you probably should not be...
Posted by larkost, on Feb 16, 2011 at 11:52 PM, in Mac OS X
My guess is that on one you have Adobe Reader set... 747 Views / 11 Replies  
My guess is that on one you have Adobe Reader set to view PDFs in the browser (the installer defaults to doing that), and on the other you have Safari using the system-wide PDF viewing framework.
...
Posted by larkost, on Dec 1, 2010 at 10:19 PM, in Mac OS X
Note that moving the built-in apps is a very bad... 925 Views / 8 Replies  
Note that moving the built-in apps is a very bad idea, and there is a good chance of things going horribly wrong when you update the system.

A much better solution would be to enable parental...
Posted by larkost, on Nov 19, 2010 at 10:37 PM, in Mac OS X
If you can't use (or don't want to trust) logout... 1,123 Views / 6 Replies  
If you can't use (or don't want to trust) logout hooks for this, then your best option depends on how you have your system setup:

1) If you have an auto-login set, then your best option is...
Posted by larkost, on Oct 30, 2010 at 05:01 PM, in Mac OS X
If you are serious about this, then pay the $99... 301 Views / 5 Replies  
If you are serious about this, then pay the $99 and book a day at Apple's testing labs (http://developer.apple.com/labs/). Of course you will want to contact them ahead of time to make sure that they...
Posted by larkost, on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Apple does not supply a straight-forward... 709 Views / 1 Replies  
Apple does not supply a straight-forward command-line application to create users. You can do it using dscl, but it is probably not worth it. I maintain a project that does have a .pkg that you can...
Posted by larkost, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:04 PM, in Developer Center
There is no software to prevent someone who has... 1,402 Views / 4 Replies  
There is no software to prevent someone who has compromised your password to an online service to do what they want with that service, and spoofing the "from" line on an email is relatively simple...
Posted by larkost, on Jun 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Why did you bother to quote my post if you are... 483 Views / 9 Replies  
Why did you bother to quote my post if you are just going to ignore everything in it?
Posted by larkost, on Jun 10, 2010 at 02:42 AM, in Mac OS X
So, if I have this right: you used AppZapper to... 483 Views / 9 Replies  
So, if I have this right: you used AppZapper to remove Safari, and now can't get it back. I have to say it: that was a dumb thing to do.

Unfortunately since you are on 10.4 the solution is going...
Posted by larkost, on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:08 PM, in Mac OS X
If you are trying to go back to an earlier... 483 Views / 9 Replies  
If you are trying to go back to an earlier update, it does not work that way. Apple does not have a solution to roll back updates, and applying old updates on top of new ones is a recipe for...
Posted by larkost, on Jun 8, 2010 at 11:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Welcome to the wonderful world of web... 1,089 Views / 7 Replies  
Welcome to the wonderful world of web development, where there are 1001 pitfalls, and nothing ever works everywhere.

I am really glad I got out of it.
Posted by larkost, on Apr 14, 2010 at 12:41 AM, in Developer Center
That was a silly reply. If a software changed it,... 664 Views / 9 Replies  
That was a silly reply. If a software changed it, then it was a software problem. Software changes don't temporarily fix hardware problems as your post hints at.
Posted by larkost, on Mar 27, 2010 at 03:10 PM, in Mac OS X
I believe that this is technically possible...... 530 Views / 2 Replies  
I believe that this is technically possible... but trying to do things this complex in sh/bash/tcsh/etc is just a headache. When it comes to things like this I switch to a newer language like...
Posted by larkost, on Mar 12, 2010 at 12:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Rainy Day, file slack is only going to be a... 2,877 Views / 16 Replies  
Rainy Day, file slack is only going to be a problem if programs are reading the actual blocks on a device, and that is really uncommon nowadays. I remember this being a problem with older versions of...
Posted by larkost, on Mar 11, 2010 at 09:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Those people who might have any access to... 738 Views / 3 Replies  
Those people who might have any access to pre-release seeds are probably not going to talk about it, since they agreed to not talk about it as part of the agreement to get the pre-release.
Posted by larkost, on Mar 4, 2010 at 09:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Macs are very adept at having multiple OSs... 568 Views / 1 Replies  
Macs are very adept at having multiple OSs installed. I have computers with more than 5 versions of MacOS installed simultaneously (and this is one on HD).
Posted by larkost, on Feb 7, 2010 at 01:52 AM, in Mac OS X
This is a complicated space, and depending on... 2,600 Views / 13 Replies  
This is a complicated space, and depending on what you want to do some combination of the following would be useful:

1) launchagents or launchdaemons are probably the best general contenders....
Posted by larkost, on Dec 24, 2009 at 03:37 PM, in Mac OS X
And the generic answer is that there is no method... 15,587 Views / 14 Replies  
And the generic answer is that there is no method (that I know of) to use .dmg files from Windows. It is Apple's format, and since they don't give out the spec I doubt that anyone has put in the...
Posted by larkost, on Nov 21, 2009 at 07:51 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Like I said, I have never actually implemented... 2,044 Views / 8 Replies  
Like I said, I have never actually implemented this, so I am not too surprised. But that is probably a start of what you have to do to get this going.
Posted by larkost, on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:06 PM, in Developer Center
AppleScript is pretty useless for working at the... 2,044 Views / 8 Replies  
AppleScript is pretty useless for working at the loginwindow starting in 10.5, so that method is probably out (could be that interface scripting still works there, but most things crash when they try...
Posted by larkost, on Nov 17, 2009 at 09:50 PM, in Developer Center
There is a generic problem here: RAID is not a... 834 Views / 34 Replies  
There is a generic problem here: RAID is not a backup system.

RAID 1 (and others) is all about keeping a system operating even though one (or more) dives have failed. This is not the same thing as...
Posted by larkost, on Oct 26, 2009 at 01:35 AM, in Mac OS X
Wow... It looks like a debug version of that file... 960 Views / 2 Replies  
Wow... It looks like a debug version of that file got shipped (or somehow wound up on your system). That message is the sort you get when a C assert() (http://www.manpagez.com/man/3/assert/) fails....
Posted by larkost, on Oct 7, 2009 at 10:33 PM, in Mac OS X
I am going to also recommend DropBox. It does a... 586 Views / 7 Replies  
I am going to also recommend DropBox. It does a good job of working through the sync details in a way that is usually what you want (syncing gets odd around the corners) without constantly asking you...
Posted by larkost, on Sep 13, 2009 at 01:52 AM, in Networking
Put everything into a compressed (not read/write)... 280 Views / 5 Replies  
Put everything into a compressed (not read/write) dmg, and it will have a checksum on it that is verified when opening the dmg.
Posted by larkost, on Sep 3, 2009 at 10:16 PM, in Applications
The ClamAV variants are all on-demand scanners,... 1,218 Views / 8 Replies  
The ClamAV variants are all on-demand scanners, rather than on-access scanners and are really more suited to mail servers (where Apple uses it) than on desktop computers.

There are a few...
Posted by larkost, on Aug 26, 2009 at 12:37 AM, in Applications
In all likelihood, no. You would be better off... 447 Views / 3 Replies  
In all likelihood, no. You would be better off finding a home router that can initiate the connection for you and putting it behind that.
Posted by larkost, on Aug 13, 2009 at 11:06 PM, in Networking
What you are probably are things like Bonjour and... 376 Views / 4 Replies  
What you are probably are things like Bonjour and NetBIOS (the Windows share discovery protocol) checking for other computers out there. You can trace the packets, and you might even find some...
Posted by larkost, on Aug 13, 2009 at 11:04 PM, in Networking
The point was that people who started on 10.4... 5,544 Views / 69 Replies  
The point was that people who started on 10.4 paid $129 to get to 10.5, and then would be paying $29 to get to 10.6. So:

$129 + $29 = $158

So for $11 more than that path you get to go from 10.4...
Posted by larkost, on Aug 2, 2009 at 03:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Are you producing something that create a bundle?... 271 Views / 2 Replies  
Are you producing something that create a bundle? That would be almost everything but command-line programs. If so, then just adding it to the project and making sure that it is included in your...
Posted by larkost, on Jul 22, 2009 at 06:45 PM, in Applications
It might be that whatever service you are using... 264 Views / 5 Replies  
It might be that whatever service you are using has a cap on the number of simultaneous connections, and you are now exceeding that. I have had this problem with Google's IMAP system.
Posted by larkost, on Jul 15, 2009 at 03:17 AM, in Applications
You have not answered any of the questions I... 427 Views / 3 Replies  
You have not answered any of the questions I asked. You need to describe your environment a lot better than you have done if you want help, and actually attempt to answer the questions.

From what...
Posted by larkost, on Jul 8, 2009 at 02:15 AM, in Developer Center
AppleScript is not really going to help you with... 427 Views / 3 Replies  
AppleScript is not really going to help you with this.

Since you are a little vague, I am going to have to guess about what you want, and what I guess is this: You are connected to some sort of...
Posted by larkost, on Jul 7, 2009 at 05:45 PM, in Developer Center
Have you checked the DNS settings. Having a bad... 502 Views / 3 Replies  
Have you checked the DNS settings. Having a bad DNS server in your list for that interface can do exactly that.
Posted by larkost, on Jun 17, 2009 at 03:35 PM, in Networking
Your example is designed to conform to what a... 2,162 Views / 40 Replies  
Your example is designed to conform to what a script does best. You are missing all the non-linearity that AppleScript can provide. Without creating a whole new embedded language inside PhotoShop...
Posted by larkost, on Jun 13, 2009 at 08:34 PM, in Mac OS X
First off, Automator does not use AppleScript.... 2,162 Views / 40 Replies  
First off, Automator does not use AppleScript. There are some places where they cross (you can call Automator from AppleScript, and some Automator actions use AppleScript), but they don't actually do...
Posted by larkost, on Jun 13, 2009 at 06:49 PM, in Mac OS X
This is undoubtably by design as in many cases... 1,611 Views / 2 Replies  
This is undoubtably by design as in many cases the automounts hold many user folders, and you don't really want to clutter the desktop with the root mount point, but want only a single folder from...
Posted by larkost, on Jun 9, 2009 at 05:23 PM, in Networking
The biggest impediment to high-quality git... 392 Views / 4 Replies  
The biggest impediment to high-quality git front-ends is probably going to be that it is GPL. This means that you can't link to the git code without being GPL yourself. So you can't really make a...
Posted by larkost, on Jun 7, 2009 at 05:59 PM, in Applications
It is probably not worth all of the effort to... 454 Views / 4 Replies  
It is probably not worth all of the effort to establish, unless you want a real tour through the lower-levels of DirectoryServices. I can think how I would do it, but it would not be worth the effort...
Posted by larkost, on May 27, 2009 at 03:55 PM, in Networking
Can you give a bit more detail? What exactly are... 454 Views / 4 Replies  
Can you give a bit more detail? What exactly are you looking for.

And in general it is probably more trouble than it is worth to setup network accounts for two computers. However, "external"...
Posted by larkost, on May 26, 2009 at 06:09 PM, in Networking
First I don't think you are going to get anywhere... 1,224 Views / 4 Replies  
First I don't think you are going to get anywhere with your request that threads be kept alive more than a year after they have gone quiet.

Second, the MacOS graphics system (Aqua) uses hardware...
Posted by larkost, on May 21, 2009 at 07:19 PM, in Mac OS X
I think that this is a simpler way of doing the... 455 Views / 6 Replies  
I think that this is a simpler way of doing the same thing:
openssl s_client -connect pop.secureserver.net:995 | tee /Users/username/Desktop/12345.txt
Posted by larkost, on May 20, 2009 at 01:32 PM, in Developer Center
OmniDiskSweeper... 508 Views / 8 Replies  
OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/) is the best in my book. And it is even free nowadays.
Posted by larkost, on May 19, 2009 at 07:17 PM, in Mac OS X
I am not sure what problem you are referring to.... 455 Views / 6 Replies  
I am not sure what problem you are referring to. I don't generally use parenthesis with 'tee'. Could you post some sample code that you think requires it?
Posted by larkost, on May 19, 2009 at 07:16 PM, in Developer Center
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