Category Archives: OSX

Backup your Gmail

Like all hosted services, you should never depend on one provider to both manage your data and also back it up. I have 15 years of email in my Gmail account (that I migrated from previous providers) and I’d be … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud Computing, Linux, OSX, Systems Administration, Technical | 1 Comment

Encrypting sensitive files on Mac OS X

I was looking for a solution to keep my financial data (quickbooks, excel, important documents, etc…) encrypted on OS X so that if my laptop were stolen, lost, etc… I wouldn’t have to worry about it. I also like to … Continue reading

Posted in Desktop, OSX | 1 Comment

Hibernate with the MacBook Pro

Thanks to Dion for pointing out how to get your MacBook to hibernate! When I wrote about switching to the MacBook Pro one of my complaints was that upon shutting the lid the laptop doesn’t hibernate, it sleeps, and they … Continue reading

Posted in Desktop, OSX | 9 Comments

Disassembling the MacBook Pro

I had quite a scare today when my new MacBook Pro wouldn’t boot. It would turn on, the screen would go white, and after about 20 seconds it flashed a question mark in a box on the screen. I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Desktop, OSX, Systems Administration | 4 Comments

Ruby on Rails Mac OS X Intel Binary

Update 8/13/06: Upgraded to Rails 1.1.6 Update 5/10/06: Upgraded to Rails 1.1.2 and built Ruby with the ri docs per Duncan McGregor’s comment Update 4/7/06: Upgraded to Rails 1.1.1 Update 3/28/06: Now that Rails 1.1 has arrived I’ve upgraded this … Continue reading

Posted in Desktop, OSX, Ruby, Software Engineering | 26 Comments