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Omni Graffle Stencil for Scrum Boards

14 November, 2014 (13:55) | Software | By: Lyle

I was building some image files of scrum boards I’m using to help manage things, and wondered if there was something in Graffletopia for this.  Graffletopia is a fantastic resource for OmniGraffle users, and OmniGraffle is a great program for creating image files.  The simple description is that its a Visio-like drawing tool that uses […]

Disabling Caps Lock Key in OS X

23 January, 2014 (14:37) | Hardware, Software | By: Lyle

I don’t see much of a need for a caps lock key.  It’s pretty rare for me to need to type a continuous string of upper case letters, I don’t think I can remember needing this unless I rewind the memory tapes all the way back to terminal sessions where the application or compiler didn’t […]

Xcode Compile/Neon/Subversion

11 June, 2013 (11:53) | Software | By: Lyle

On a long path to get subversion working in Eclipse on OS X. Command line SVN is not working because the command line client is too old. Found great instructions on this here.  Thanks Jason McCreary for this, great instructions. Neon fails, seems to be because I’m missing Xcode command line tools.  “No acceptable C […]

Apple Air Drop

4 November, 2012 (23:36) | Software | By: Lyle

The machines have been on a scattered assortment of 10.x OS’s, some because of hardware limitations, some because its a lot of trouble to upgrade when you’re busy with other things.  But, the older machines are starting to be used seldom, and the newer machines are 10.7 or later now.  Transferring files with the USB […]

Monitoring Network Traffic

13 October, 2012 (18:31) | Software | By: Lyle

This may apply to OS X only, but maybe Unix/Linux as well. My DSL service is pretty low end by today’s standards, around 786K bandwidth compared to the bazillion G per second of FIOS or whatever.  It’s always been fine, you only really notice its low end when downloading something really big like streaming HD […]

Disk Inventory X

3 August, 2011 (11:03) | Software | By: Lyle

Came across a very cool Tree Map generator for your disk space for OS X, called “Disk Inventory X“.  Distributed free with GPL.  A very fast way to figure out where all your disk space went (and then to see the obvious collection of MP3 files at the end).  Downloaded, installed, and ran in about […]

More on MacJournal

23 May, 2011 (15:47) | Software | By: Lyle

I’ve been using Mac Journal for a little more than a week now. The basic editing and management features are very good. I’m very happy with this as a basic journalling tool. I’ve also figured out all the server configuration issues, successfully posting articles to both WordPress as well as Blogger/BlogSpot. The editor is weak […]

Testing MacJournal

11 May, 2011 (11:48) | Software | By: Lyle

With dozens of journals spread all over the place I’m looking for a way to simplify management of them. I’ve considered writing a database myself for this purpose, but would want to avoid this if possible. I came across “MacJournal” (from http://www.marinersoftware.com/products/macjournal/, and maybe http://homepage.mac.com/dschimpf/), which has very positive marks from MacWorld and CNET. Simple […]

Lifehacker on Mac OS 10.7 Lion

26 February, 2011 (02:40) | Software | By: Lyle

Nice review of upcoming OS X features.  Since new hardware seems to be on the horizon (the home computer past the 6 year mark, and the work one is pushing 4) it’s nice to see some of the features.  Mission Control is the one that caught my eye most – the Expose and Dashboard are […]

Broken Video on a Mac Book Pro

18 October, 2009 (22:37) | Hardware | By: Lyle

Recent disasters and recovery of a failed video chip on a Mac Book Pro restore my faith in regular backups and leave me impressed with Apple Care.  This is a quick accounting of events and resolution.