Installing lxml on 10.9

Installing the Python lxml module (3.2.5) on 10.9.1(13B42) seems to fail with the following error:

In file included from src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:314: /Users/filipp/myenv/build/lxml/src/lxml/includes/etree_defs.h:9:10: fatal error: 'libxml/xmlversion.h' file not found #include "libxml/xmlversion.h" ^ 1 error generated. error: command '/usr/bin/clang' failed with exit status 1 
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"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." Robert Frost

It turns out the folks taping their iSight cameras aren't crazy after all. Check the research paper for the gory details.


Another thing I keep forgetting that Spotligiht does. Cmd-C will put the result to the clipboard.


Apple should put those buttons into Preview's default toolbar and also add corresponding Cmd-left/right arrow shortcuts. Just sayin'...


HINODE from niiyama on Vimeo.

This is a CG movie that depicts saltation and growth of life in the sea using jewelry as the motif for illustrating the theme "Jewels of Sea." It creates mystifying and attractive scenery by the ores resembling creatures of sea and its transforming refraction and reflection of light that are affected by the organic moves.


Back from [our trip to NYC][2] with my sister, we had a whole bunch of AVCHD material in MTS format that I just couldn't get into iMovie. So the idea was to first convert them to QuickTime. Turns out there's no shortage of "mts2mov" utilities out there but they're all ... Continue reading


There's one more new tool in MTK that I thought was worth a quick shout-out, namely [cpu2asr][1]. While [netbless][2] has turned out to be pretty useful, restoring entire CPUs with it has two drawbacks: - You have to create a user account to install the bundled applications (the second disc) ... Continue reading


There's a new tool in [MTK][4], creatively named [asd2nb][1] which helps put Apple System Diagnostic images on your NetBoot server. The idea and motivation is very similar to netbless — there are dozens of ASD discs, with more coming out with every new Mac model and managing them becomes more ... Continue reading

AST & DeployStudio

In AST version 1.0.6 (?) Apple added the "Other NetBoot" option to boot other NBI:s hosted on the same server. This is great, except I think there's a bug that makes it incompatible with DeployStudio. DeployStudio creates root images with the name "DeployStudioRuntime.sparseimage". It also says so in the NBImageInfo.plist's ... Continue reading