Wednesday, June 29, 2005


There is a clone of tetris built specifically for Mac OS X, with networking. The game is called Quinn.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


So you can use email to blogger!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

X11 Forwarding on Mac OS X Client

For those of you who might be wondering how to enable X11 forwarding, like I was. A quick Google search came up with a couple of Developer articles.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Friday, June 10, 2005

Automator PDF workflows

WARNING: If you are using a PDF Workflow from the Print sheet, then you may have a problem with permissions with the generated PDF.
Essentially, your web server won't see it as world and group permissions are set to nothing.

Spotlight behind dashboard

That's weird, after activating dashboard, press cmd+space for spotlight. You can search away and open results, behind dashboard.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

PDFs not opening in Firefox

I've just noticed that Firefox isn't opening PDFs internally. I suppose that old PDF plugin is still of some use.


Going by ThinkSecret, the Intel macs are using a different build from those of us on the PowerPC machines. Will this change in the future???
If the build numbers end up the same, it will prove that they are using the same binaries!
We'll just have to wait and see.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Edinburgh City Centre

Lothian Buses have come out with a leaflet detailing the changes from the 19 June 2005 regarding the City of Edinburgh Council's so called Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme (CETM). There will be even MORE buses on Princes Street. Grrr.
All the buses via George Street or Queen Street are being diverted away over to Princes Street. Why??
Supposedly to reduce congestion. Eh? Take longer to get to where you want to go maybe, though extra diversions, you end up using extra fuel, and by the way paying extra tax.

Unfortunately, almost all the buses in the city go via the city centre, so avoiding the city centre as much as possible could prove very difficult. Especially after Lothian Buses cut all the circular service back in July 2003.

OpenOffice 1.9.107 Mac OS X

I have installed eric b's latest build of OpenOffice. Seems to be working better. Not done any great testing in it.

Tiger's Safari and PDFs

When Tiger's Safari is loading a PDF why doesn't it show up the first few pages, while still downloading the rest of the document?

Friday, June 03, 2005

iPod Photo notes

Did you know you can use folders in the notes folder?

It will take some time to open the first time, but there after it will open quickly.

HTML notes will show up with some formatting, such as an underline.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


This is a little test to see if you can use widget from Safari. Not perfect, but it is possible!!!

New version of dash blog

The author of dash blog has put up a message on the blog that I have been looking at for the new version, that she isn't blogging there any more. This version is much better!

Quicktime Update 7.0.1

It seems as though the Quicktime Update for 10.3.9+ has caused Safari to be updated too. It's had to update all the keychain items.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Driving Test

I passed my driving test this morning. Great.