Articles tagged 'mac os x'

Mac OS X on my desktop computer (a newish 27" iMac, using a Promise Thunderbolt disk array for the root filesystem) seems to be having filesystem troubles. I notice it through symlinks going awry, though I'm sure they're not the only victim. I tidied all the errant symlinks up two weeks ago, hoping it was a temporary glitch, but they're back again today. Here's an example: Read more…

This is a short tutorial on connecting back to your home Mac via SSH, through the magic of MobileMe, then downloading some software, mounting the disk image and installing it, all without the need of the Mac OS X GUI. I use VirtualBox as an example, but it should work for any standard Mac OS X installer. Read more…

I've been using account_location for a couple of applications recently. It's a really nice way to give individual 'clients' of an application their own domain and when we come to scaling up, it's a really easy way of splitting customers across several hosts. So, yeah, very nice. And it's dead easy to deploy in the first instance -- a couple of DNS records along the lines of: Read more…

It would appear that, somehow, I am the killer of Apple Powerbook G4 CD/DVD drives. It's not that they stop working, it's just that they refuse to relinquish their media. I had always thought it was a problem peculiar to my previous Powerbook, a 12" G4. It would often take days of attempt to get it to cough up the CD I'd inserted. So that I basically stopped using the drive wherever possible, particularly since having a CD inserted -- even unused -- whilst on batteries does unnecessarily drain power. Read more…