I’ve been using the wonderful Mobilesheets Pro on my Android Tablet (a Lenovo Tab 4 10) for my choir(s) that I’m a member of. The best thing since slided bread! (well, not really, but it does allow me to easily take a lot of sheet music along without having to drag around several binders).
Apple / Mac OS
I’ve been a user of Dropbox for ages, I’ve tried Owncloud, I’ve tried Box, and probably numerous others that I’ve forgotten about, but in the past year I’ve migrated over to Syncthing, and I haven’t looked back. Opensource software, well designed protocol, complete ownership of your data, I could go on… but this post by gbolo explains it perfectly!
I still had an old Mac Mini (model 2,1) – which I bought during a period of experimentation with different operating systems – connected to the TV, running Mac OS X Lion. Not Apple’s finest installment of OS X, truth be told.
As I detailed in my previous post on how to get this phone working with Leopard, upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6 aka Snow Leopard broke things again.
For a reason not to be mentioned here, I needed to install Windows XP (legal license) on my Macbook. Easily done, Boot Camp Assistant, install windows, install drivers, the works.
I bought an Elgato EyeTV Hybrid a while back, and I was using the tvtv.co.uk service to get my EPG(Electronic Program Guide) data.
Because I keep forgetting them, here’s a list of buttons you can press during a Mac’s boot to change behaviour:
For my PVR/HTMAC project, I wanted to auto-mount several shares from my NAS. After some searching I ran across this hint on the <a href=”“http://www.macosxhints.com” target=”_blank”>Mac OS X Hints</a> website, which works perfectly:
I recently acquired a Mac Mini, which I’m going to use as a PVR.
On TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog) they’ve got a nifty tips section, with today this tip that I rather like:
After yesterday’s clone I noticed some applications behaved erraticly, amongst which Preview, Thunderbird, Appfresh… rather irritating.
Upgraded my Macbook with a bigger disk: from an 80gb Toshiba MK8034GSX drive (with which it came delivered) to a (secondhand) 320gb Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (what’s in a name…). Long live diskspace! ;)
Here’s a short how-to to get the iodine dns tunnel working on your Mac.
I was trying to get xrdp running on my Linux box, so I could takeover the screen from the outside world. The rdp protocol is a (huge) bit more performant than VNC, which is why I wanted to use it.
I got a company phone, a Nokia 3109 Classic, which is nothing less nothing more than a standard company phone. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles I’d like to have, but it works.
I still haven’t found any mail client I really like on the Mac… I’ve been using Thunderbird now for a while, but it doesn’t really have what I want in a mail client. I guess I’m spoiled, since I’m used to using KMail at home (and I’m forced to use Lotus Notes at work – a horrible client from a usability point of view).
(sung to the tune of John Lennon’s “Imagine”)
I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.
After they screwed a screw in my previous repair, it’s back again. I’ve checked it, nothing’s loose, everything seems to be in order. Let’s hope it is!
In short, I finally found a way to manipulate windows under Mac OS X like you can in X11:
I use Irssi on my mac with Terminal.app in Leopard. All very nice, except that in Terminal.app, the dark gray colour used in my Irssi theme shows black. Black on black doesn’t work very well.
I put it in for repair after hairline cracks started appearing in the front bezel and on the bottom.
Apple has confirmed the 26th as the releasedate for Leopard!
Here’s a simple howto to get your Mac internet-connected using GPRS/3G on your bluetooth-equipped phone. I’ve only tested this with my Motorola V3 and Vodafone (Spain), so no guarantees about the other providers, but the main part should be the same.
Really. What’s up with iPhone owners these days? They buy an overpriced piece of equipment, knowing:
I’ve been trying for a while to get the Apple X11 installed on Mac OS X. I just couldn’t figure out how.
If you’re like me, and have Fink installed on your Mac and compiling away all those wonderful unix applications, and you have a desktop nearby running linux (with more processor power being unused), you’ll want to setup distcc so you can harnass all that power.
Anyone want to Hack a Mac and get paid for it? Well, now you can:
From http://www.apple.com/hotnews/, there’s an Apple Statement:
I finally (well, no, I got the answer from my thread on mac-forums.com) found how to type spanish characters on Mac OS X (thanks to the wonderful Study Spanish site):
A few days onwards with my spiffy new macbook, I’ve discovered a lot of useful tools:
Yesterday I went to FEM Computer Systems in Aalst, Belgium – a local computer store that sells PC’s and Apple stuff. After my wonderful time in another store, I was kinda weary, but for nothing :) The service is great, they treat people like they should be treated :)
Since I sold my trusty 3-year old Acer Travelmate 803, I was going to go and look in some stores for new laptops. Hopping around in Ghent, I walked off to the Fnac, noted the offers there (nothing that really drew my attention), and then to the Switch computer store (an authorized mac reseller). Their non-mac offerings are not too great (you can better go to another store), so I waited my turn ...