Category Archives: OS X/Windows/Linux

Updating my Android tablet on the Mac

Leidensbericht über das Aktualisieren eines Samsung Galaxy Tab mit dem Mac. There are a couple of things I dislike with the Android platform: You almost never know beforehand if you will get a newer firmware for your model, because the … Continue reading

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Triple emulation

I’m cleaning up old harddisks in my vintage PCs and found a DOS partition that I used solely to run the emulator S3AEMUL for the Psion Series 3a. This emulator was once available for free: a clever marketing trick! I … Continue reading

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AltGr and Parallels Desktop

Im neusten Build 1970 von Parallels Desktop funktioniert AltGr nicht mehr. Ziemlich umständlich kann man die Taste wieder aktivieren. I’m quite happy with my alien operating system running along my other applications on my Mac. The biggest gripe is the … Continue reading

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Swisscom and Orangeclick GPRS

Mobiles Internet mit dem Mac ist einfach, wenn man das nötige Modem-Skript (von http://www.taniwha.org.uk/) hat und die Telefonnummer (für GPRS die “APN”) kennt. Benutzername und Passwort bleiben leer, und die “Telefonnummer” bei Swisscom ist gprs.swisscom.ch; bei Orangeclick mit Express-Option ist … Continue reading

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iSync Phone Plugin for Motorola C350

Nicht jedes Motorola C350 ist gleich. Einige werden von iSync erkannt, meines nicht; mit einem selbstgeschriebenen Plugin klappt es aber doch noch. According to the iSync Device List, the Motorola C350 is supported by iSync. But my phone was not … Continue reading

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Using Macintosh Menus without the Mouse

Nach dem Starten von Programmen übernimmt Quicksilver jetzt auch das Bedienen der Menus (!) Using the newest Development version of Quicksilver, you can now navigate the menu of the current application without a mouse, just by using Quicksilver. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Darwinports and Mono incompabilities

Die Installation von Darwinports Dia schlug fehl, bis pkg-config von Darwinports nachinstalliert wurde. Grund war ein installiertes Mono. I wanted to give dia a go and tried to install from Darwinports with sudo port install dia. I had a small … Continue reading

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Safe Sleep — almost

Intelligenter Winterschlaf-Modus auch für ältere portable Macs — aber Achtung! Matt Johnston found out how to enable the hibernate mode (a.k.a. the Safe Sleep introduced with the new HiRes Powerbooks) for older Macs. I tried it on my 867 MHz … Continue reading

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Why it didn't work out with Rekall (yet)

A couple of days ago I made Rekall work with MySQL on OS X. And now I’m not really using it! There is a big showstopper for maintaining german content (or in any other language that uses more than the … Continue reading

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Rekall and MySQL with OS X

I had some trouble getting Rekall to work with my MySQL server, but in the end I succeeded. Here’s what I needed: MySQL binaries (I’m using 4.1.14-max) MySQL source code Rekall-2.3.4 and Qt-3.3.4-mini binaries from ATG MacPython 2.4.1 Apple Developer … Continue reading

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