Posts By: Gary

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    Expose Challenge

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    The Unofficial Apple Weblog ran an article today (http://tinyurl.com/2jxuhc) pointing to this Flickr image (http://tinyurl.com/2w9jnr) made by someone with with far too many windows open on his Mac. So what the hell … let’s join in; for those remotely interested here’s my MacBook Pro running … Mail.app (One main windows and 2 smart folders), Firefox,… Read more »

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    My Desk, Part 3

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    New job, new desk, therefore new hardware. When my day job took place at FormScape my desk was somewhat cluttered; a case of more is more. Since then I’ve moved on and my working hours are now occupied by a division of Yahoo! and we’re definitely in the less is more category where desks are… Read more »

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    Hmm … New Shoes

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    I got some new shoes recently to coincide with starting a new job. Ben also got some new shoes; his first proper pair. There’s a slight difference in size …

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    (Mostly) UNIX Quotes

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    Various quotes, mostly UNIX related, which I’ve accrued over the years from various sources. Well my terminal’s locked up and I ain’t got any Mail And I can’t recall the last time that my program didn’t fail I’ve got stacks in my structs, I’ve got arrays in my queues I’ve got those: Segmentation violation —… Read more »

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    Running Shell Scripts With AppleScript

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    While I was playing with AppleScript earlier this week I wanted to run a shell script I’d written from within Finder rather than from a shell prompt in Terminal.app. On Windows I tend to write scripts to run under Cygwin and then write a wrapper batch file to run the script under the control of… Read more »

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    Mounting Network Volumes With AppleScript

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    One of my standard lunchtime reading web sites started me off on this; The Unofficial Apple Weblog got me reading an article on PC Magazine’s site about Argh! moments. That sort of moment when you try to do something really simple on OS X but find it isn’t. In this case, Robyn Peterson’s struggle to… Read more »

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    Visual Cues In OS X

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    After working on a Mac full time for almost a year, I’ve come to realise that OS X provides you with a lot of nice visual cues which greatly enhance the usability of the system. Here’s a nice example I came across the other day; take a loook at this screen grab of a TextEdit.app… Read more »

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    Hidden In Plain Sight

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    I had some hardware delivery to the office this morning; nothing too spectacular, just some disks and some memory. The delivery was taken and signed for by a colleague who works in our IS department and they’d checked that the consignment contained exactly what we’d ordered and paid for. In order to do that, they’d… Read more »

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    Bilbo Spams My Inbox

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    As fast as an anti-spam mechanism appears on the net, the spammers try to find a way to circumvent it; recently I wrote about the attempt of spammers to try and create realistic sounding names in an attempt to bypass spam filters with unintentionally amusing results. The latest weapon in the spammers arsenal seems to… Read more »

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    Windows Terminal Services Tip

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    On Windows, if you use this command line to start a Terminal Services session mstsc -v:<server name> -f -console you’ll end up connected to the console session on the target machine regardless of which Windows version it’s running. Very useful if you’re wanting to connect to a Windows 2xxx Server which normally always connects you… Read more »