german pc keyboard on mac os x
The keys "< " and "^" seem swapped, but otherwise the normal PC german keyboard layout for Mac OS X is here: http://powerbook.blogger.de/2004/01/26/58788/...
December 05, 2011
using a local copy of a file instead of downloading it in macports
In some cases, macports can't or should not download a file from internet. Instead, it should use an already downloaded local copy. Unfortunately, this use c...
April 20, 2011
tracing libc calls with dtrace
In order to find if I can affect a program through environment variables, I decided to trace all getenv calls and see if there is something interesting. Easy...
January 26, 2011
setting up a local macports repository
Many OSes have port systems, Mac OS X has too. Macports provides a lot of useful software, but not all. If a software can't be in the macports for some reaso...
February 12, 2010
running Fritz&Fertig (eng: Fritz and Chesster) in the parental control mode (Mac OS X)
I purchased "Fritz und Fertig: Schach lernen und trainieren ("Fritz and Chesster: learn to play chess", other languages also available). My opinion is simple...
September 24, 2009
upgrading a macport package
Upgrading a macports (darwinports) package is not as easy as
$ sudo port upgrade something
In many cases I need the following command:
December 08, 2008
rsync server on mac os x
For development purposes, I'd like to run a rsync server on a Mac.
People in forums recommend to avoid the default system rsync, which is accused of being bu...
November 11, 2008
local macports (darwinports) repository, granting a network access
It's quite easy to create a local MacPorts repository. Unfortunately, the documentation doesn't say how to share the repository with others. After trials, er...
November 11, 2008
workaround for mac os x lost wifi connection
Update from 10.4 to 10.5 introduced a pain. After sleep and wake up, Mac losts connection to the wireless network. To reconnect, I have to specify SID and th...
January 30, 2008
feeding 128-bit wep hex key to Mac
For historical reasons, my home wifi router uses a WEP 128-bit HEX key. It caused troubles while installing a Mac. The setup program accepted only 40-bit key...
November 14, 2007