Upgraded to 10.5.3

1 minute Perfect installation, after a lot many hiccups. I am happy to report I am on 10.5.3 with everything working. This update seems to have solved my problem of choppiness in Spaces and Expose. Being an ardent Spaces user this was a bone of contention, and made me cringe each time I loaded them up. Well, … 

 

Firefox 3 RC1 – ‘Awesomeness’ redefined

3 minutes Let me say this at the very onset – I was never a Firefox fanboi. I really depended upon IE for my development/browsing needs – on Windows of course. Joining my current organization, I got weaned away from my dependence on IE, and rediscovered Firefox after a gap of nearly 3 years. And so it … 

 

GFXUtil FTW!

1 minute I can report unequivocally the success of the GFXString hack for com.apple.Boot.plist! I followed an excellent tutorial I found on the Interwebs (can link if so requested), that outlined how to extract the Hex string for my GFX card. I did follow the instructions, plug it in my plist and repaired permissions, and voila, after … 

 

Dashcode & Widget development

2 minutes A languorous Sunday is fodder for the developer within. Today I decided to give the much touted (and often brick-batted) Dashcode Widget development app a whirl. Dashcode can be downloaded as a part of the Xcode developers toolset from the ADC member website. The whole package is around 1.1 GB. Dashcode offers a very simple … 

 

Feed aggregator for OS X – NewsFire

2 minutes I have been trying of late to replace Firefox and/or Mail.app as my feed aggregators, with little luck. So desperate was I, that I pretty much resolved to program one myself. But before I could start, I decided to give it one more shot & search the interwebs a bit more. My luck indeed – … 

 

Lecker Durum!

1 minute Simply Delish! Rissa and I decided to try out a Turkish dish this evening – Durum, to perhaps try and emulate the Durum we usually get in Aachen at the Berliner Grill. The endeavor was an unequivocal success! We didn’t manage to quite ape the Aachener taste, but instead we improved upon it, the way …