15
March
2012

Mac mini needs tv on

Argh. What a strange thing. Took me a while to figure this out. It quartz extreme is graphics acceleration For Mac os x. If you boot up a mac mini and the display is off it assumes it is a headless Mac and turns f quartz extreme acceleration. but then if you try to watch […]

23
June
2008

Snow Leopard to support Exchange natively

This is a big deal for making Macs enterprise friendly. Can’t wait until next year! AppleInsider | Apple previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard with QuickTime X Mac OS X will include native support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 in OS X applications Mail, iCal and Address Book, making it even easier to integrate Macs into […]

22
March
2008

arrghh Plaxo really didn’t work!

OK, I thought I was back in business. I synced my Mac Address Book to Plaxo and then had Plaxo create an Outlook Express CSV format file which I imported into Outlook. Bad news. It shorn off all the mobile phone numbers. So back to the drawing board. Also, Plaxo isn’t double byte enabled, so […]

15
March
2008

Mac Open Source Software

“Darwin Ports”:http://darwinports.com/ automatically downloads open source projects over the Internet and compiles and installs them on your Mac. Means the whole world of 40 years of unix tools is available with a single command line on your computer. (BTW, Darwin is the name of the core operating system under Mac OS X and Ports means […]

09
March
2008

More Mac Utilities

OK, just catching up as I finish the install of the new office and home networks. Here are some more super useful Mac utilities: * “Wireshark”:http://wireshark.org. This is a protocol analyzer that used to be called Ethereal before trademark problems. You use it to get really deep information about what is actually happening at the […]

06
March
2008

Clearing Mac DNS Cache

I’m in the middle of switching hosting providers. One problem is that when you do this and your host changes, you have to clear your DNS Cache (this is what maps names like tongfamily.com to IP address like 69.206.2.3). On Windows, there is a command line, _ipconfig /flush_ that you run. On Mac OS X, […]

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