Archive for the ‘Apple/OS X’ category

Leopard Dev Release – Dec 14

November 30, 2006

I’m going to predict a new Leopard Dev release comes on December 14.

Why so specific you ask? Well, 283 was released on 10/12 (second Thurs of Oct.) and 303 was released 11/9 (second Thurs of Nov.). The second Thurs of December would be the 14th. January’s kinda shot… MacWorld conference is Jan. 8-12. Which straddles the second Thursday theory.

Lessee if Apple’s that predictable. Something tells me they’re not! But, I have about a 1 in 45 (or so… I’m not Spock for crying out loud!) chance of getting it right.

Mac Leopard & Teams?

November 4, 2006

Calling all ADC members! I’m in a pickle with Leopard & Teams specifically and need your help.

I’m a bonafide Select Member (in good standing) of the ADC and while I know we’re prohibited from comingling outside the WWDC (which is absolutely assinine Apple! More on my next post about THAT) I’m hoping some kind, anonymous soul out there can email me some advice.

See, I’m trying like the devil to get Teams configured on the latest build of Leopard Server. I can’t seem to get “weblogs” to activate which was the key to getting Teams to working for me on the original WWDC release. Something’s changed and I’m just not lucking into the right combo of settings. I’ve tried with Open Directory on and as a master, yada yada. No joy.

Email can be sent to geraldb28 over at mac dot com and should you comment or post with a traceback… I can’t be held responsible for how Apple might react to you. I occassionally flirt with the limits of their terms and conditions (like the above) and know they monitor this blog on certain keywords.

Creating an RSS Feed (Mac)

November 4, 2006

Several people have asked me how I create my non-blog-related RSS feeds.

Short answer is a snap – I use Feeder from Reinvented Software and then publish the files to the roots of my sites. See, if they’re sitting at the root, most RSS enabled browsers and plugins and agreggators will automatically detect the xml files allowing your visitors to subscribe.

There’s a bit more that goes into the production end. But, not by much. Feeder is one of those potentially very complex apps that can do amazing things (QuickSilver, InDesign and the like come to mind). Or, if you’re not inclined to go gonzo with it you can make good things happen scratching the surface, like I do.

My feeds currently have enclosures and the bare minimum of embedded HTML formatting. I seldom put graphics in… but have been known to on occassion.

I haven’t a clue on the Windows side of life. I’m sure your options are about 9,000 fold. Happy hunting :)

DivX Goes Public

October 31, 2006

You know… I knew I was forgetting something this morning when I walked out of the house… DivX was going public today! How the heck could I forget a thing like that!? Davis Freeberg’s Digital Connection » Blog Archive » DivX Unmuzzled – The Quiet Period Ends

I think they’re poised to do some might awesome things with all that extra cash. I’m actually thinking of getting in for a long position. Here’s why… what with the recent valuation of YouTube and how they exited. I’m thinking a public DivX (and their cash positive earnings to date) they’re in a MUCH stronger position than even YouTube was… better technology, Stage6, etc.

Good story there.

RSS Revisited: Safari v. Google v. ??

October 3, 2006

OK, Mr. Cutts’ review of the Google Reader is pretty great. Saved me a lot of poking and prodding and I’m weighing in with my bit. First, Safari still reigns champ in my book. However… (more…)

Private – Apple Developers Only

September 29, 2006

Hi, want to begin talking about some pretty private things related to Apple development. Specifically on XServe and OSX Server. Want to take the conversation in the “highly secure” direction so as not to tip my hat (or yours) to the general public. You in?

Apple – Seminars Training & Events

September 22, 2006

Free Apple Seminars online? You bet and they’re fantastic! Click for all the details

Installing Leopard From DMG

September 21, 2006

[EDIT DEUX: Thanks to DIGG this is really taking off. There are a variety of really good 'other' methods outlined in the comments. Apparently LOTS of people have found the following useful. I hope you will too. In return, if you'd favorite the gWHIZ blog at Technorati I'd really appreciate it as I'm trying to break into their top 50,000 blogs by years end.]

As I wrote last night… Installing Leopard from [the ADC] disc image is anything but intuitive.

Ever heard of RTFM? Helps if there’s an FM to R. And, there isn’t, really. [EDIT: Actually, for those who are obtaining Leopard via their ADC Select and Premier seeds... this process is now documented in the readme text... However, it's NOT documented with pics.]

Here’s the blow by blow: If you have a dual layer DVD writer… Pass GO and collect $200. Otherwise, read on… (more…)

Those Apple Ads Again…

August 28, 2006

This time around there’s at least one good one.

You can tell the guys had fun on this one and that’s what makes it so fun. I don’t care about the spyware crap… after all… I’m on Mac OS X too. So, I can snicker right along with the Apple character.

But, that’s not scripted snickering! It’s almost like this was borderline outtake material and really shows the spirit of Apple as a platform. Not at all like the “Dude, your getting a Dell!”

Daylite (Day 1)

August 24, 2006

First impressions of Daylite, passes the ten-second rule with flying colors.

Great interface. Non intimidating (like SQL might be to a noob).

Set up a couple of “Opportunities”. Mail.app is nicely integrated. A couple of my contacts on each opportunity were bound easily enough. Set some triggers for events and will begin fleshing out the Opportunities out a bit more with Tasks and Appointments (if it works the way it appears to).

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I’ll be interested to discover if iCal is integrated (thinking not, might be pleasantly surprised… Address Book is).

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