Here's a short tutorial on how to upgrade your FreeBSD-based PostgreSQL installation from 9.3 to 9.6.Continue reading
The Guardian Is Cool
I was supposed to write this blog post almost 3 years ago. But then work happened.
Servo is my big Django app for managing an Apple Service. If your company services Apple hardware, then you need this (or something similar). It was released in late 2012 and is now being ... Continue reading
My Stove Goes to 11!
Here's how you can create your own little utility for copying the absolute POSIX path of any item selected in the Finder. Cooking time: 3 minutes, tops.
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
"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
Please spellcheck your phishing attempts, Appel.
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'...
Computer Chess - a new movie by Andrew Bujalski. Looks promising.
My neighbours still can't take the hint...
Having just recently survived the classic “Oh yeah, I have backups… erase drive… oh… wait…” moment, I thought I'd write down my experiences for future posterity.Continue reading
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.
from his IQ2 talk
One cool addition to Lion, at least from a techie's perspective is System Information (previously known as System Profiler). On the outside it looks pretty much like System Profiler, with all it's categories:
... but, hit Cmd-I and voila:
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I've started a pretty useful little [project] over at Github, called Auditron. It's essentially a wrapper for System Profiler that you can easily preconfigure and then distribute, say via email.Continue reading
Back from [our trip to NYC] 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