Category Archives: Tips

CVS with AppleSingle files

Longtime Apple developers probably know this intuitively, but I needed some time to figure it out: When CVS-ing files with a resource fork, you must not use the /usr/bin/cvs that ships with OS X! Because Apple used to separate data … Continue reading

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Python IDLE with "new" division on OS X

(Deutscher Text siehe separater Artikel) Kamen got the book Python für Kids. To enable him to use the book on OS X, I wanted to setup the Python environment on the Mac as on the PC: Install IDLE and, to … Continue reading

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Boot Partition Drive Letter Problems

A friend’s PC had lost its ability to dual boot (Windows 2000 for work and Windows 98 for games). I had installed BootMagic to switch operating systems some years ago and it worked fine until it was broken this month … Continue reading

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Creating a favicon.ico file with The Gimp

Because Gimp 2.0 doesn’t support the Windows icon format yet, I looked for another way to create a favicon.ico file with Gimp running under Mac OS X. The Web recommends at least three different conversion tools for this task: ppmtowinicon … Continue reading

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