Tame your Email with Mail.appetizer

Stefan Schüßler has written one of the most incredibly cool add-ons for Mail.app that I’ve seen. If you know anyone with a PC, then you’ve probably seen Outlook 2003. Have you noticed the cool translucent new mail notification it offers? When new mail arrives (it may only work with Exchange mailboxes) it momentarily floats up a…

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Cool App: Colloquy

A really cool open source IRC client for OSX is called Colloquy. It’s very scriptable, has nice features and looks cool. Similar to Adium, this is quite extensible and has a flexible plugin architecture that has spawned some cool stylings for the gui already. Features are: buddy list, DCC support, AppleScriptable, totally open source (they…

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Pocket Amiga Emulator

My Amiga 500 (and my CD-TV) are both still in my closet, and haven’t been used in years. But long ago I used to work for a store that was exclusively Amiga, back in the early ’90s in Rockville Maryland (Software Advantage was the name) and had lots of fun with those computers back when…

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G5 PMU Rebooting Update

So resetting the PMU on my G5 actually seemed to make it worse: it started rebooting about every three hours, instead of every other day. Perfect. I posted to Apple’s boards, hoping for some info but nothing so far. In desperation I cloned my boot disk over to an external FW800 drive. I used SuperDuper!…

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Nice OpenSource Editor for Mac: Smultron

I found this really cool editor today on What Do I Know’s Sidebar. Peter Borg has written a very nice, small Cocoa edior that has syntax colorization support for many scripting languages. I refuse to pay for the crappy BBedit and Textwrangler, and I was resigned to usingTextEdit. Smultron relieves me of this issue once…

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WM2003 Update

So the upgrade went flawlessly. Other than not being able to back up (you just have to copy your data to your PC, then back) it was smooth. Now I’ve got to do the rounds of getting all WM2003 compatible updates for my software. Missing sync claims compatibility with MW2003, but for now I’m just…

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Windows Mobile 2003 SE for Toshiba E405

Finally, I see this morning on PocketPC Thoughts (Janak Parekh reporting) that Toshiba has released the WM2003SE for my E405. I was resigned to the fact that it would only be released for the big 800s. This should be nice. I’ll try again soon to see how The Missing Sync from Mark-Space will work with…

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Desktop G5 Rebooting

This is driving me nuts. I’ve had this G5 (single cpu, 1.6G) for a few months, and now it’s started rebooting randomly for no apparent reason. I finally looked in the logs today and found the culprit: Jul 23 18:56:31 localhost kernel: ApplePMU::PMU FORCED SHUTDOWN, CAUSE = -122 Googling “PMU FORCED SHUTDOWN, CAUSE “ gave…

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