Tag archive for mac

Most things in life are a journey and the destination of this particular journey was to try and create a custom map style that represented the unique features and challenges of Tandale. Which meant I needed to download and install TileMill, an interactive map design tool. Which meant I needed to learn Carto, the CSS-like […]

There must be a truism somewhere out on the interwebs that goes something like this … if a computer geek finds himself or herself doing a task repeatedly, he or she will invariably find a way to automate this task … and if there isn’t a truism to this effect, then I’ve just written it […]

I’ve recently been guilty of using the term map wallpaper as a mild form of pejorative; meaning maps that are great for showing geographical context but which don’t really show anything else. I’m also guilty of overusing the phrase eye candy; something which is eye catching but ultimately superficial. Then along comes an eye candy […]

“Quis backup ipsos backups?“, as the Roman poet Juvenal didn’t say but might have if they had had computers in the first century AD. Like most geeks I pride myself on being able to maintain the computers I use on a daily basis. Just like real programmers don’t use Pascal, real geeks don’t call for […]

I find myself travelling a lot for work these days and that means a roaming service for wifi hotspots and hotel internet connections really makes life simpler. I could maintain subscriptions to The Cloud, T-Mobile Hotspots, BT OpenZone and so on and so on, but fortunately Yahoo! provides me with an iPass subscription. iPass is […]

Yet again it’s been a while. But there’s stuff out there on the Internet you know. Considering he was a fictitious character set in 1880’s London, Arthur Conan Doyle certainly made sure that Sherlock Holmes got about; someone’s even displayed all of this on a map of London. Want an instant ergonomic desk? Let me rephrase that. […]

Look at all of this stuff that fell down the back of the internet and got lodged in my Delicious bookmarks … Posterous recently gained themes and Twitter lost the background and avatar settings for lots of accounts, mine included.  Need to write München, Côte or Café with proper accents while on a Mac? Easy when you know how. If you live […]

The end of the week, semi regular, hand selected, carefully edited snapshot of what made it into my Delicious bookmarks this week. Last week I blogged about my experiences with an electronic boarding pass, hosted on my iPhone, while travelling home from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport. Cult of Mac came across it, liked it, and used it as […]

Last weekend I upgraded my MacBook Pro from Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.8, to Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6. This kind of classes as early adopter behaviour as there’s no bug fix release for Snow Leopard out in the wild yet to iron out any kinks or rough edges but I wasn’t particularly bothered […]

This week’s trawl through my Delicous bookmarks. Actually this is last week’s trawl but real life got in the way of posting and I beg your indulgence. Last week, Snow Leopard, AKA Mac OS X 10.6 was released though some places seem to now be selling an even more advanced version, Mac OS X 15.6. I […]