Mar 21

Security Update 2005-003

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Apple has released Security Update 2005-003.

Security Update 2005-003 delivers a number of security
enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This
update includes the following components:

AFP Server
Bluetooth Setup Assistant
Cyrus SASL
Folder permissions

Mar 12

Interview with Brent and Sheila Simmons of Ranchero

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Ranchero is the company responsible for two of my favorite Mac software applications, NetNewsWire and its companion weblog editing software, MarsEdit.

DrunkenBlog has a great interview with Brent and Sheila Simmons, the husband-and-wife team who (along with their Mr. Coffee machine) are the people behind Ranchero.

Mar 12

The Pits in CherryOS

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DrunkenBlog has a good article on the recently-released CherryOS Mac emulator for PCs being nothing more than stolen code from PearPC and other open source projects.

I recently tried out both PearPC and CherryOS on a 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 machine running Windows XP, and while neat, I certainly wouldn’t recommend either for production OS X development in terms of speed or full compatibility features.

Mar 04

iMac G5 midplane swap

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I’ve taken some photos during the process of swapping out my faulty iMac G5 midplane (aka “motherboard” or “system board”).