Category Archives: hacking

OS X 10.7 (Lion) and MacPorts 2.0 upgrade

So I recently upgraded to the latest release of os x 10.7 (lion) and i have a few issues with lion itself … such as … Lion lion issues you can only burn a dvd BEFORE you install backward scrolling will take getting used to merge folders only works when copying not sure i prefer […]

Google Chrome Frame and you

Ok so Google has this plug-in that just came out for IE called “Google Chrome Frame” … kinda silly name, i know. So WTF does it do and why is Google doing this? Obviously MS is not happy about it either. Basically its a plug-in for IE that lets sites opt into using chrome for […]

snow leopard firewall stealth connection attempts – SHIELDS UP!

have you noticed any weird firewall log messages since installing snow leopard? i keep seeing requests for ports 53(dns), 548(AFP), 88(Kerberos), 80(WWW) from weird ip addresses … strange thing is logs only started showing up since 29th, after installing snow leopard … i’m still not sure how any traffic would get through 2 routers (both […]

git + svn

git and svn make a pretty cool combo. its probably best to start with svn and then create a git to track it , but sometimes its more natural the other way around. suppose you start a small local project and want to track revs, git is perfect for this as there almost no setup […]

installing drizzle db on os x

UPDATE: these instruction might not be good to follow for now since even though it compiled and installed things are not happy at the moment. $ /opt/local/bin/client/drizzletest drizzletest: Could not open connection ‘default’ after 500 attempts: 21 drizzle_state_connect:could not connect not ok also there is better info here maybe … should have done more research […]

MacPorts gotchas: staging ncurses, running mysql5 – The Pug Automatic

More mac port upgrade gotchas … sudo port -fun upgrade outdated MacPorts gotchas: staging ncurses, running mysql5 – The Pug Automatic

macports subversion 1.5 ssh sasl problems

so svn 1.5 is finally out with all sorts of new features, most notably merge tracking and changesets or changelists as they call them. i had a bit of trouble getting this fully working so I’ll document a few of my findings below. using mac ports there was already a port available last Friday only […]

iphone gripes 2.0

dear apple, great job! just one thing …  can you put the camera on the other side so we can ichat a/v mobile and also use the screen as a flash? thanks!

LAMP (leopard, apache, mysql, php)

## Introduction instructions for setting up dynamic web server and services on mac os x (10.5, should be similar for 10.4) ## semi-quick semi-easy totally sweet setup (a wee bit of compile time, but its worth it … smoke em if you got em boys) 1. download and install macports from macports.org 1. make sure […]

local log files

i’m sure the ops / sysadmins can tell you more about this than i can but here’s what i’ve found out through trial and error. i recently noticed my local logfiles growing out of control, if you have been here for a while on the same box like me you might see something similar. here’s […]