Syncing Apple Archaeology

The first post to my Syncing Apple blog was 14 years ago. It was about my G5 desktop rebooting on me. Not incredibly long ago for many people, but looking back at many of my postings the time from 2004-2010 was filled with many exciting advances in both OS and device introductions. A lot happened…

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BloGTK – Using in Karmic

A nice GTK application for blogging is BloGTK. It’s written in python and it’s fast and a decent replacement for MarsEdit when not on my Mac (not that there are many choices for GTK blogging apps). The 2.0 release is available on LaunchPad, but it requires a few extra python packages to run on a…

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Removing Blastwave from Solaris

Solaris on spac is a lot of fun, however, sometimes you need to clear the deck of all the fun and start fresh. With blastwave (CSW) you install pre-built binaries for your system as regular solaris packages. Removing them using pkgrm is a pain if you want to clear blastwave off completely and start fresh…

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Picassa Upload Button for WordPress

It’s finally been done- ClYang has written the glue to get an upload button in Picassa working with your WordPress (2.7.1) blog. This has been a requested feature for a while. There are plenty of solutions to share a picassa web on a WordPress blog, but this is the first instance (that I can find)…

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MySQL Python driver building (breaking?) on 10.5

Trying to get my mysql environment setup on 10.5 I ran head-long into the mysql python 1.22 drivers breaking with xcode 3. from _mysql.c:40: /usr/include/sys/types.h:92: error: duplicate ‘unsigned’ /usr/include/sys/types.h:92: error: two or more data types in declaration specifiers error: command ‘gcc’ failed with exit status 1 The fixed is coved over at the Ingels 3.0…

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Desktop Tower Defense

Normally, I don’t like little flash games. Even normal games, for me, require a delicate balance playability and strategy before I grow tired and bored with them. But I stumbled across DTD a few days ago and gave it a shot. A few hours later, I realized that DTD is so addictive, so engrossing, that…

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