Laurent Pertois’s useless blog

March 2, 2009

Detecting mount points in Mac OS X

Filed under: Mac OS X — lolopb @ 12:58
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Mac OS X comes with an automounter for volumes. This is great but unfortunately this can be a nightmare to manage in scripts if you need to access a specific volume using its path. But, using UUIDs we can find precisely a volume and its mountpoint even if the volume name changed. (more…)


April 16, 2008

Who said ?..

Filed under: Mac OS X,Misc,Useless — lolopb @ 5:04
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… nothing runs on Macs ?

Not me for sure. Of course, compared to Amith Singh I run nothing…


April 13, 2008

Imported account, group and Leopard

Filed under: Mac OS X — lolopb @ 9:10

When I installed Mac OS X v10.5, aka Leopard, on my computer, I decided to reinstall it completely and to not update may 10.4.11. So I made a clone of this 10.4 and erased my hard drive. Then, after the installation, I imported my account using the Migration Assistant.

Everything was ok except one thing, in the Finder Info window, I had “unknown” instead of a group name. Here is what I did to have something consistent with the rest of the system… (more…)

February 28, 2008

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter and non MacBook Air computers

Filed under: Hardware,Mac OS X — lolopb @ 11:41
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When Apple mentioned the USB Ethernet Adapter (link to AppleStore, I’m not affiliated in anyway, it’s the only page I found about the product on Apple website) was only for the sexy MacBook Air, I was disappointed. It was for me a useful little accessory I had been waiting for very long. But, things may be a little different in fact. (more…)

January 19, 2008

Good old friend…

Filed under: Misc — lolopb @ 12:04

Good old days… Do you remembe Mac OS? no, not Mac OS X, Mac OS, the old venerable operating system made by Apple.

Well, yesterday my boss asked me to reinstall two Power Mac G4 with Mac OS 9 and guess what, it was weird.

January 17, 2008

Get rid of that awful “modal” help window in Leopard

Filed under: Mac OS X — lolopb @ 1:46
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Leopard has brought so many improvements we have to believe Apple when they say there are more than 300… But it also came with some little changes, some are good, others are not that much.

One thing I hate in Leopard is the new help window. Have you noticed that this one is now always on top of other windows ?

January 10, 2008

CUPS and rss on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Filed under: Mac OS X — lolopb @ 12:46
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Mac OS X v10.5, aka Leopard, comes with an improved version of CUPS web admin tool (after all, CUPS is now owned by Apple, this may have an influence). Among the new features, one caught my eyes, rss feeds (I love rss feeds, some friends can witness). Unfortunately, after testing it didn’t work, I only got a 404 error from CUPS. That’s why I searched a way to make this feature work properly.

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