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David Corking

dual boot - gptsync showing blank GPT and MBR partition table - Ask Different - 1 views

  • Fedora 13 Live CD and use terminal to do the following su gptsync /dev/sda
    • David Corking
       
      Wow! that simple
David Corking

Watch out, Apple: Windows 8 could trump the iPad - Sep 2011 - 43 views

  • Live is assumed and focused on letting an app's state roll across all devices a user has.
    • David Corking
       
      A pendulum swinging back towards mainframe computing, perhaps.
  • Apple designed iOS for gesture-based input, and people took to it easily -- and developers had to think in the mind-set to even be able to deliver apps.
  • old "finger as mouse" approach to touch was a bad idea.
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  • "Legacy" Win32s apps from Windows 7 and earlier won't get the Windows 8 Metro UI goodness unless they are at least partially revised; even then, they'll be limited. Users will find that touch, syncing, and interapplication sharing won't always work.
  • (It's no accident that Excel was a Mac application first or that Windows Word shared almost nothing with DOS Word other than file format.) Microsoft's apparent strategy creates that risk for today's developers.
  • Sloppy developers could thwart Microsoft's seeming reinvention of Windows from taking root. Or, as happened with Apple's iOS, developers could wholeheartedly adopt the Windows 8 model and deliver an amazing portfolio of apps that pulls in users and drags IT behind them.
David Corking

XCHAT FAQ - 0 views

shared by David Corking on 03 Nov 10 - Cached
  • !firefox -a firefox -remote 'openURL(%s,new-tab)'
    • David Corking
       
      This doesn't work on my Mac - I don't know why.
David Corking

lottadot: OSX Leopard and Wireless network Compromised - 4 views

  • Switching from TKIP to AES solved the problem immediately.
    • David Corking
       
      If you *must* use WPA, this tip seems to work in OS X 10.4 Tiger as well.
David Corking

Microsoft's grinning robots or the Brotherhood of the Mac. Which is worse? | Charlie Br... - 1 views

  • whereas eerie replicant Mac monks really are everywhere, standing over your shoulder in their charcoal pullovers, smirking with amusement at your hopelessly inferior OS, knowing they're better than you because they use Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.
    • David Corking
       
      I should upgrade to Snow Leopard to go with my woolly pullover.
David Corking

BBC Breakfast Talk Up Windows 7 Dismiss Rivals | popey.com blog |Oct 21 2009 - 2 views

  • ‘little community’ building Free Software you say Rory? Dismissive and unnecessarily Patronising
    • David Corking
       
      I didn't like that bit either
  • No mention of the pain users will have upgrading
    • David Corking
       
      yes there is
  • Ubuntu isn’t ‘out next week’. The latest version is.
    • David Corking
       
      big oops
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    Cellan-Jones not up to his usual standards - though this piece is a little too harsh on him.
David Corking

» Rebuilding thumbnails cache in iPhoto » Silver Mac - 0 views

  • hold Command and Option down while starting iPhoto.
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    undocumented?
David Corking

Apple - Support - Discussions - How to view all windows as a "cascade"? ... | 2009 - 0 views

  • Open the Windows menu, hold down the Option key and click on "All in Front". The cascade effect is from left to right, not from upper left to lower right.
    • David Corking
       
      Not all applications have it - I guess the developer has to add it. Finder does, and it is very nice.
David Corking

GUIdebook > Articles > "The Xerox Star: A retrospective" | IEEE Magazine, 1989 - 0 views

  • With hindsight, we can say that it might have been better to release these technologies into the public domain or to market them early, so that they might have become industry standards. Instead, alternative approaches developed at other companies have become the industry standards. Xerox’s current participation in the development of various industry standards indicates its desire to reverse this trend.
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    Transcript of an article that showed the innovations in the Star workstation, which by then were found everywhere (though they may not have worked as well, and were not yet popular of IBM and Compaq PCs.) The overlapping windows, selection, menus, focus, object-oriented design and of course the mouse itsef were also found in Smalltalk-80. However, the icons, representing documents, folders, printers and so on, were a unique innovation. Did Apple license the Star technology as well as Smalltalk-80?
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    Transcript of an article that showed the innovations in the Star workstation, which by then were found everywhere (though they may not have worked as well, and were not yet popular of IBM and Compaq PCs.) The overlapping windows, selection, menus, focus, object-oriented design and of course the mouse itsef were also found in Smalltalk-80. However, the icons, representing documents, folders, printers and so on, were a unique innovation.
David Corking

Google Latitude finally makes it over to iPhone, as a web app | July 2009 - 0 views

  • Apple had some concern that people would confuse it for the native Maps app. We still don't get why it couldn't simply be added to Maps itself, but we're not the multibillion dollar company, here.
David Corking

macosxhints.com - Disable the startup chime via Unix scripts - 0 views

  • Unfortunately if I have the headphones connected it's their volume that is muted before shutdown and reset later. Is there a way to specify the speakers?
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    This looks like great (it is a mix of Bash and AppleScript) and it works very well for me. However if you are not familiar with simple Unix administration, you might prefer packaged freeware or shareware like StartupSound.prefPane or Psst.
David Corking

Does the rescue system on the Install DVD include a text editor? - 6 views

All things Mac
started by David Corking on 24 Jun 09 no follow-up yet
  • David Corking
     
    It is always nice to have a rescue disk that can be slotted in to repair a damaged startup disk.

    For recent Macs, the install DVD can serve this purpose. You can run Disk Utility, hdiutil and fsck to repair the filesystem and check the SMART status of the disk.

    There is even a Terminal with a few basic commands. For example, you can read the system logs, and if the startup disk is healthy, but too full to safely start, you can browse around to empty trash cans and delete other unnecessary files.

    However, I foresee that sometimes I might have to edit a text file on the startup disk. Yet when I was using my disk (it is a OS X 10.4 DVD) I could not find emacs, pico, nano or vi. Is there an editor on there?

    If not, can you recommend a third party rescue disk that I can download or buy, with a wider range of repair tools?
David Corking

Bash Prompt HOWTO - extended - Giles Orr - 0 views

  • The Bash Prompt HOWTO
    • David Corking
       
      2007 draft
  • The Bash Prompt HOWTO Example Prompts
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    Customize the default terminal prompt for Mac OS X and many Unix.
David Corking

Remove all hidden files in a directory | commandlinefu.com - 0 views

  • That won't get rid of a file called .a rm .??* .[^.] The extra argument will, above, will do the job
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    take care with file globbing (this one works for me)
David Corking

Cocktail - Overview - 0 views

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    This piece of $15 shareware (US dollars?) comes highly recommended, even though I would hope that future versions of OS X will do many of these things for itself. How often do upgrade licenses need to be purchased?
David Corking

Index of /files/apps - 0 views

shared by David Corking on 23 Jun 09 - Cached
  • filelight-0.2.jpg
    • David Corking
       
      This screenshot is quite impressive
David Corking

Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5: Gray screen appears during startup - Apple Support - 0 views

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    one more to print and keep at hand
David Corking

Mac OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode? - Apple Support - 0 views

  • To perform a Safe Boot, hold the Shift key as your Mac starts up
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    Another one I am printing and keeping near our Mac
David Corking

About disk optimization with Mac OS X - Apple - 0 views

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    situations when you might need to defrag - and why you usually don't need to
David Corking

iTheater: Mac Media Center » About Us - 0 views

  • FREE, open source software.
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    Alternative to Front Row - I like Front Row but navigating among podcasts can be a nuisance - perhaps this can be hacked to make it easier
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