Category Archives: Apple

Typical fanboy ravings about the last move from Steve Jobs, or nice software or interface I found for our computers.

NVChannel Fifo: Graphics Channel Exception… and Plex

For this first post in a long, long time, why not explain another weird problem I had with the iMac ? Yay, let’s. During the past two weeks or so, the iMac began behaving strangely. The problems were mostly with … Continue reading

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Papers + Word 2008 = Bibliography heaven

Papers is a Mac sofware aimed at simplifying the management, searching and reading of scientific litterature. It’s more or less iTunes for your science papers — you can browse through them by authors or journals, include all the relevant information … Continue reading

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Google Talk in iChat behind a firewall

Note : this is an updated and (somewhat) tightened version of this hint at macosxhints for my personal reference. If it helps someone, great. At work my computer is blocked from the outside world by a proxy. Here are the … Continue reading

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Possible fix for Leopard not remembering ssh passphrase

According to several accounts, Leopard has now a built-in support for remembering SSH passphrases in the systemwide keychain, which is great, great, great. However, if at some point during your and your system’s lifetime you’ve installed and used the SSHKeyChain   application (even only … Continue reading

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Sente 5 beta

As years went by, I’ve tried a lot of bibliography software to manage the few hundreds of references that clutter my hard drive. I stuck with JabRef for a pretty long time while I was on a linux machine, but … Continue reading

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Coda-coding font : Panic sans

Looks like another reason to try out the new Coda app from Panic : they provide a modified version of the Bitstream Vera Sans font, which looks a lot nicer than the original one, at least on a Mac (maybe … Continue reading

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Coda bliss

Coda, the new all-in-one web page editing software from Panic, is incredibly good. They completely nailed the website editing workflow, with its mixture of remote access, text editing and previewing. It’s scary. Anyone who works even on the side with … Continue reading

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Safari or Firefox?

Most civilized platforms have pretty good web browsers by default (e.g. Safari on the Mac, Epiphany on Gnome, Konqueror on KDE…). Unfortunately, these browsers are generally lagging behind the obvious pack leader : Firefox. For instance, most browsers based on … Continue reading

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Actiontastic libéré

Not only is Actiontastic the best app around that I know of to keep track of your tasks in a GTD-like fashion, but it is now free, in both senses of the word. No excuse not to use it.

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Can’t search mail? Check spotlight plugins

For a few weeks I’d been unable to search through my mail, at least using the “whole message” filter in Apple Mail. For instance, if I entered a word that I knew was in a given mail body, the search … Continue reading

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